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  1. 1. Pregny Site International School of Geneva—Campus des Nations 14, route de Pregny 1292 Chambésy Phone: +41 22 748 14 50 Fax: +41 22 748 14 55 E-mail: Lisa BELFRY Early Years School Principal Sandra OAKLEY Early Years Assistant Principal Saconnex Site International School of Geneva—Campus des Nations 11, route des Morillons 1218 Grand-Saconnex Phone: +41 22 770 47 00 Fax: +41 22 770 47 10 E-mail: Andrew HAND Campus Principal Maggie LOPEZ Primary School Principal Nikki ROSS Primary Years Programme Coordinator E-mail: Frazer CAIRNS Secondary School Principal Conrad HUGHES Diploma Programme Coordinator Oliver MARLOW Middle Years Programme Coordinator E-mail:
  2. 2. Parent & Student Handbook 2007—2008
  3. 3. How to use this handbook THE CHARTER AND THE PRINCIPLES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: This handbook is primarily intended COMMENTARY................................4 as an introduction to the Campus CAMPUS DES NATIONS AND THE des Nations for parents and INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) students. Its aim is to briefly .....................................................8 describe services offered by the school, expected behavior from students, formalities that have to be completed by parents and students, ABSENCE .....................................10 and relevant points of contact, as well as other useful information. ACCIDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS .........................................10 Please make any suggestions to ADDRESS, CHANGE OF..............10 improve the handbook, either on AFTER SCHOOL CARE paper addressed to ‘Handbook at PROGRAMME ..............................10 Nations’ or electronically to ALLERGIES ..................................11 ALUMNI.........................................11 Points of contact ARRIVAL TIMES ...........................11 Pregny ASSESSMENT..............................12 14, rte de Pregny CH-1292 Chambésy BOOKROOM.................................12 Tel 022 748 14 50 CAFETERIA ..................................12 Fax 022 748 14 55 CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT GROUP ......................................................13 Sacconnex CAMPUS SERVICES....................13 11, rte des Morillons CAREERS AND UNIVERSITY CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex ENTRANCE ..................................13 Tel 022 770 47 00 Fax 022 770 47 10 CODE OF CONDUCT ...................13 COMMUNICATIONS WITH TEACHERS...................................14 COMMUNITY SERVICE ...............14 COMPUTER FACILITIES..............14 SCHOOL CALENDAR 2007-08 ...... 3 COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR SECONDARY ...............................15 A VISION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION*.... 4 CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ...........15 THE SCHOOL’S VISION FOR ITS PUPILS CURRICULUM ..............................15 .................................................... 4 DEPARTURE TIMES ....................15 EMERGENCY CARDS..................16 1
  4. 4. EQUIPMENT ................................ 16 STEERING COMMITTEES ...........27 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES STUDENT COUNCILS..................27 ...................................................... 19 STUDENT CARD ..........................27 FOOD AND DRINK....................... 19 TELEPHONES, LETTERS, E-MAILS GOVERNING BOARD .................. 19 ......................................................27 GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ........... 20 TRANSPORT ................................27 IDENTITY CARDS ........................ 20 TRANSPORT SERVICES .............27 ILLNESS ....................................... 20 WEBSITE ......................................28 LANGUAGE NEEDS..................... 21 WINTER SPORTS PROGRAMME28 LEARNING CENTRES ................. 21 WORLD OF WORK WEEK ...........28 LEARNING SUPPORT ................. 22 VISITORS .....................................29 LEAVING SCHOOL/ TRANSFERS YEARBOOK ..................................29 ...................................................... 22 ANNEX 1.......................................30 LIBRARIES ................................... 22 ORGANISATION OF PYP PRE- LOCKERS..................................... 23 RECEPTION TO YEAR 2 AT PREGNY 30 LOST PROPERTY........................ 23 ANNEX 2.......................................31 MEDICAL AND HEALTH .............. 23 ORGANIZATION OF PRIMARY YEARS MEDICINES IN SCHOOL ............. 23 3-6, SACONNEX ...........................31 MEETINGS, PARENT/ TEACHER/ ANNEX 3.......................................32 STUDENT..................................... 23 WHO IS WHO AT NATIONS - SECONDARY SECTION ..................32 NEWSLETTERS ........................... 23 ANNEX 4.......................................34 NURSE AND CHILD WELFARE ASSISTANT .................................. 24 GENERAL REGULATIONS: PRIMARY PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES .. 24 YEARS PROGRAMME - INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PARKING...................................... 24 ORGANISATION ............................34 PHOTOCOPIES............................ 24 ANNEX 5.......................................36 PSYCHOLOGIST.......................... 24 ORGANISATION CHART 2007 – 2008 PTA............................................... 24 ...................................................36 REPORTS .................................... 25 SCHOOL GOVERNANCE ............ 25 SCHOOL STAFF .......................... 25 SCHOOL TRIPS ........................... 25 SECURITY.................................... 25 SPORTS COMPETITION ............. 26 2
  5. 5. School Calendar 2007-08 1st TERM : 30 August - 14 December 2007 Term starts for staff Thursday 30 August 2007 Pedagogical Day Friday 31 August (no classes) Classes begin Monday 3 September Jeûne Genevois Thursday 6 September (no classes at La Grande Boissière or the Campus des Nations) Jeûne Fédéral Monday 17 September (no classes at La Châtaigneraie) Half-term Monday 22 October through Friday 26 October Classes resume Monday 29 October Pedagogical Day Monday 5 November (no classes) Classes end Friday 14 December (at 12 noon) Winter break Friday 14 December through Friday 4 January 2nd TERM : 7 January - 14 March 2008 Classes resume Monday 7 January 2008 Half-term Monday 11 February through Friday 15 February Classes resume Monday 18 February Pedagogical Day Friday 7 March (no classes) Classes end Friday 14 March Spring break Monday 17 March through Friday 28 March 3rd TERM : 31 March- 28 June 2008 Classes resume Monday 31 March 2008 Ascension Thursday 1 May and Friday 2 May Whit Monday Monday 12 May Pedagogical Day Tuesday 13 May (no classes) Classes end Friday 27 June (at 12 noon) External examinations There are no external examinations to be taken before the end of the Diploma programme. However, PYP students present an exhibition at the end of Year 6 and MYP students complete a personal project at the end of Year 11. Students successfully completing the PYP and MYP programmes receive certificates upon graduation. Other Scheduled events Orientation Day for new students ............................30 August 2007, 14:00 –16:00 Secondary Community Week ..................................10 – 14 September 2007 DP Graduation Ceremony .......................................4 June 2008 PYP and MYP Graduation Ceremonies ..................25 June 2008 3
  6. 6. A Vision for an International Education* The school’s vision for its pupils The International School of Geneva aims to provide a distinctive high quality international education that prepares pupils for membership of a world community based on mutual understanding, tolerance and shared humanitarian values. It respects individual and cultural identity and stresses the importance of pupils exploring and developing their own interests, views and values. Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners who are curious and knowledgeable, keen to carry on learning throughout their lives, socially responsible, concerned for the environment, and ready to face the complex challenges of the modern world. Its aim is to help them develop intellectually, socially and culturally to the highest level of their potential. This vision has shaped the education provided by the school throughout the years since it was founded, in the spirit of the League of Nations, in 1924. It is a vision that continues to inform every aspect of the school’s life today. The languages of instruction are English and French and every effort is made to develop pupils’ fluency in these languages and to ensure that they receive full benefit from their education within the francophone environment of la Suisse Romande. The school exists for the sake of its pupils and is committed to a continual re- evaluation of their needs in the light of the rapid pace of social, economic and cultural change. In all aspects of its provision the school will strive continually to do better than its previous best. The International School of Geneva’s vision for its pupils is based on its Charter and its Principles for an International Education. The Charter and the Principles for an International Education: Commentary An international school in a uniquely international area The school serves the international and local communities of the Geneva area. This area is uniquely international. Geneva is the European headquarters of the United Nations and home to many affiliated agencies, with a large diplomatic community. It is the birthplace of the Red Cross and a key centre for global humanitarian efforts. It has attracted numerous international businesses and hosts a major research centre that draws on leading scientific expertise from all over the world. Geneva also has its own deep-rooted intellectual, cultural and * This document supersedes previous statements of overall aims and mission (with the exception of the Foundation’s Charter and the Principles for an International Education, to both of which it continues to refer). 4
  7. 7. political traditions. It is this richness and this mingling of influences that provides the background to the vision of the International School of Geneva. The Foundation of the International School of Geneva The school is a non-profit making Foundation governed by the elected representatives of the school community and by representatives of the relevant Swiss authorities. It comprises a number of different campuses in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud. The school’s Charter The Foundation is governed by a Charter under the auspices of the Federal Department of the Interior. The Charter sets out the Foundation’s objectives, its governance, its funding and the powers of the supervising authority (the Swiss Federation). The school’s objectives Article 4 of the Charter, reproduced later in this document, defines the Foundation’s objectives. These provide the school with its vision and underlie all aspects of the Foundation’s educational provision. It is these objectives and this vision that all sections of the Foundation have in common. All pupils enrolled in the Foundation are therefore entitled to receive an education that is in harmony with these objectives and this vision. It is this that constitutes the unity of the International School of Geneva. An international education A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education. The Foundation has defined the main principles of this international education as follows: • Encouraging important international values; • Supporting the student’s language development; • Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum; • Recognising the importance of global issues; • Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country. These principles are spelled out in detail in a document Principles for an International Education. The Foundation is committed to the development of Foundation-wide policies based on these principles. All relevant aspects of the educational provision offered in the different sections of the school are kept under constant review to ensure that they are informed by these principles. Diversity of provision Diversity in the education provided across the school’s different sections is not just permitted but actively encouraged. The Foundation believes that there are a number of different ways of providing a high quality education and that educational decision-making in most areas is best delegated to individual 5
  8. 8. sections. Educational provision within the Foundation benefits from the coexistence of different educational traditions reflecting the diverse community that it serves. The different schools of the Foundation are distinctive communities which have evolved over time and have a distinctive ethos. This diversity, however, has to meet some conditions. It has to reflect the Foundation’s Charter and the Principles for an International Education. It also has to allow for adequate continuity when students transfer from one programme, or one part of the Foundation, to another. Serving the international and local communities The Charter requires the school to provide an international education for both the international and local communities. The Governing Board’s admissions policy attempts to maintain a balance between these two communities, not least in order to assist its aim of promoting fluency in English and French. It is partly because it serves such a diverse community that the Foundation, while providing an international education for all its students, also offers programmes in some of its sections that reflect those of a number of national education systems. These programmes include ones leading to the French Brevet des Collèges, the Swiss Maturité Fédérale and the US High School Diploma. Given that the community that the Foundation serves is in a state of constant evolution, its educational provision needs to be flexible and will change over time. The Foundation aims to provide an education appropriate to as wide a section of the international and local communities as possible. It is in this sense a mixed ability non-selective school. It offers an education for students with special needs wherever it has adequate resources to do so. The Foundation has a duty to consider how it might best respond to any demand for increased places from the international and local communities, and will continue to do so. It also has an overriding duty to its current pupils and will only expand where this can be shown not to compromise the quality of education on offer. Excellence and innovation The Charter also commits the school to emphasising educational excellence and innovation. In addition to defining the distinctively international aspects of these objectives, the document Principles for an International Education also commits the Foundation in particular to: • Providing a breadth and balance of education experience; • Adopting an innovative approach to learning and teaching; • Providing an appropriate student service. These additional principles are also spelled out in further detail in the document Principles for an International Education. 6
  9. 9. As with the diverse range of curricula on offer, the Foundation also encourages diversity in the teaching and learning approaches used in its various units and departments. Its firm belief is that there are different ways of stimulating students’ interest and commitment and in helping them to become autonomous learners. The fundamental principle is that all students should be exposed to a wide variety of learning strategies. Innovation in teaching and learning is strongly encouraged, but never at the expense of tried and tested methods that deserve to be retained. As in all other matters, the Foundation aims to think continually about what and how it is teaching and to keep this under constant review. Values The Charter requires the Foundation to base all its activities, especially the education provided, on ‘the principles of equality and solidarity among all peoples and of the equal value of all human beings without any distinction of nationality, race, sex, language or religion’. These principles underlie all aspects of the education that the Foundation provides and its daily life as a community. They are conveyed to students both by active teaching and through the example set by the adults in the community. Annexe: Excerpt from the Charter Article 4: Objectives 1. The Foundation shall serve the international community and those committed to the concept of international education, be they members of the international or local community. 2. It shall strive to achieve this objective by: a. Providing primary and secondary schooling alternatives to national systems; b. Emphasizing educational excellence, innovation and relevance to the international as well as the local environment; c. Allowing for the preparation of students for reintegration into their own cultures or for integration into other cultures; and d. Allowing for the continuation of the education and development of students who leave the Foundation. 3. The basic teaching shall be given in English and in French, and possibly in other languages. 4. The activity of the school in all fields and especially in the field of pedagogy shall be based on the principles of equality and solidarity among all peoples and of the equal value of all human beings without any distinction of nationality, race, sex, language or religion. 7
  10. 10. Campus des Nations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) The International School of Geneva was founded in 1924 to pioneer international education. The foundation is now spread out between three campuses and welcomes around 4’000 students. The Campus des Nations is the only school in the Foundation which offers all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate: PYP Primary Years Programme for children aged 3 to 11 MYP Middle Years Programme for students from 11 to 16 DP Diploma Programme for students from 16 to 18 It is accredited by the Department of Public Instruction of Geneva, by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and by the Middle States Association (MSA). “The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well- rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.” (IB) The organization has four regional offices which conducts formal site visits every 5 years to ensure world standards are maintained in each school. The Geneva regional office overlooks the Campus des Nations. 8
  11. 11. The IB Learner Profile The IB Learner Profile is valid for all the students of the school and is central to the values of the school. It is a keystone of the continuity and consistency of the learning experience at Nations from 3 to 18. IB Learner IB schools are internationally minded communities, by this Profile we mean their students are learning to become: Inquirers Their natural curiosity is nurtured. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research, and become independent active learners. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. Critical Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and approach complex problems. Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language and in a variety of literacies. Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe. Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues which have global relevance and importance. In so doing, they acquire, and are able to make use of, a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines. Principled They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty, a sense of fairness and justice and respect for the dignity of the individual. Caring They show empathy and compassion towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to action and service to enhance the human condition, and respect for the environment. Open-minded Through an understanding and appreciation of their own culture, they are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view. Well-balanced They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being for themselves and others. Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development. They are able to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner, and act on them. 9
  12. 12. Year 12 and 13 students Absence Students in Years 12 & 13 are Medical required to be on Campus when they Absence due to illness or medical have lessons. If their first lesson appointments should be reported by does not start at 08:30 they may phone or e-mail to the Welcome ‘sign in’ at Welcome desk before the Desk at Saconnex (+41 (0)22 770 47 start of the lesson. If their last 00 or lesson finishes before the end of the or the Pregny School Office (+41 normal school day they may ‘sign (0)22 748 14 50 or out’. Students in years 12 and 13 as may not, however, leave the campus soon as possible on the first day of between their first and last lesson absence. If the child returns within except during lunchtime. If parents of three days, a written explanation is students in Years 12 & 13, who are required for the reason of absence. under the age of 18, do not wish After the third day, a medical their child to leave the Campus certificate is necessary during the school day then the parent should write to the Secondary Non-medical School Principal. Absence during term time is strongly discouraged since attendance at Accidents during school school is a legal requirement. hours Holidays or participation in activities For any major and some minor not organised by the school (such as accidents, a form will be sent home sports tournaments) require with details of what happened and permission by the School Principals. the action taken for parents to sign Parents should address written and return. See Emergency Cards. requests to classroom/ homeroom teachers via letter or e-mail, specifying the periods and days of Address, change of absence. Parents are requested to inform Campus des Nations administration Unauthorised absence for any change of address, before or Where absence is ‘unauthorised’ the during the academic year. school is unable to assist with setting or additional work to enable students to catch up. ‘Unauthorised’ absence can also have implications for After School Care students’ ability to graduate with a Programme high school diploma or to complete The After School Care programme an IB Diploma course. Frequent provides students with a secure unauthorised absence could result in environment after school hours, a student’s place being withdrawn. allowing children to have a snack, do homework, participate in a variety of activities including sports, crafts and games. 10
  13. 13. The ASC programme is available to Alumni children from Reception, Years 1 - 2 Visit the link: in Pregny, and at Grand Sacconex and register on the site to access all for children in Years 3 - 6. the facilities. Please note that there is no Alumni Office supervision for students in years 7 – 62, route de Chêne 11 between the hours of 15:30 and CH - 1208 Geneva - Switzerland 16:15. Students remaining on campus between these times are Contact expected to work in the library. Tel: +41 22 787 25 55 The ASC registration form is sent out Fax: +41 22 787 24 10 with the summer mailing. Further copies are available at the Welcome Desk/Reception. Filled-in forms Arrival times should be handed in on the first day Pregny of school. 08:15 School doors open 08:30 Instructional day begins Opening hours From the end of school until 18h00. Parents who have children at both sites are asked to drop off their older Cost children attending Saconnex first and SFr 12 per hour and any portion of then proceed to Pregny. the hour. After 18h00, there is a penalty fee of SFr 5 per five minutes Parents may accompany their child of late pick-up. to the classroom or preferably allow the staff on duty in front of the school Billing to see the children safely indoors. Parents are billed directly by the Parents are encouraged to use this Foundation’s Account Department. “drop-off” service so as to ease congestion in the parking lot. Contact Saconnex 08:00 Arrival time (Primary Allergies students in Years 3-6 will be supervised on Any existing medical condition the school playground) including allergies must be declared 08:10 Homeroom on the application form. An (Attendance is taken) appointment with the Nurse should 08:20 Instructional day be made to discuss care provision. begins Children who are highly allergic and at risk of anaphylaxis are advised to Students arriving later than 08:20 bring packed lunches to avoid must sign in at the Welcome Desk, exposure to allergens. 11
  14. 14. at the main entrance, and then Saconnex, but there is none at proceed to lesson 1. Pregny) 2. Pay as you go Assessment 3. Parents pre-pay and the Students are assessed regularly in a student’s ID card is scanned for variety of ways against specified payment at the cash desk. learning objectives. The information from these assessments is used to Saconnex Opening hours compile two detailed annual reports. 07.30 - 16.00 The reports contain information about effort and attainment as well Parents wishing to register their written comments from the teachers. children with the hot meal service will Each subject is evaluated by levels have to fill the pink application form on a set of defined criteria. Student and return it to Campus Services, performance is individual and and specify the date of the first meal students are not ranked. taken at school. Cancellation and changes to the Lunch enrolment will In addition, the Secondary school be possible only with a two weeks issues two interim reports which written notice before the end of term. comments on the student’s approach Failure to comply with this condition to learning in each individual subject. will mean that the school has the right to charge the whole term. There are no external examinations until the end of Year 13. Children without a subscription can purchase a hot meal lunch ticket at the Pregny School Office or pay Bookroom cash directly at the self-service Saconnex: School books, supplies check-out in the Saconnex cafeteria. and PE uniforms may be purchased at the Bookroom, Room 403, Level Please note that hot lunches on 4. Wednesdays for Reception classes through Year 6 are available only Opening hours through subscription to the After Monday to Friday 7:30 – 16:00 School Care programme or Extra Wednesdays closed Curricular Activities. Hot lunches on Wednesdays will be billed separately Cafeteria through these programmes. NOVAE is responsible for catering to Pregny and Saconnex. The campus Pregny: has been awarded the “fourchette Hot meals served in classrooms: verte”. Hot beverages and snacks 12:15 - 12:45. are available during break times for students from Year 5. Students Saconnex have 3 options for lunch: Hot lunches at self-service cafeteria: 1. Bring own lunch (a microwave Primary 12:00 - 12:30 oven is available to heat food at Secondary 13:10 - 14:00 12
  15. 15. Campus Development opportunities, as well as university requirements and applications for Group universities in the UK, USA, Each campus of the International Switzerland and in many different School of Geneva has a Campus countries. Development Group (CDG). This is an advisory group consisting of Students can participate in exam elected parents, staff and student preparation sessions (SAT) representatives that advises the Furthermore all campuses receive senior management of the campus visits from many university on key features of campus life. admissions representatives. Details of elections for the CDG will Students can also participate in an be communicated to parents and to ISG (International School of Geneva) senior students. led tour of British universities. Campus Services Code of conduct Campus Services is responsible for The code of conduct represents the building maintenance, preparing central values of the school and are rooms for special functions, based on the belief that one of the managing the school bus transport school‘s main aims is to produce and registering prepaid cafeteria decent, respectful and caring citizens users. of the world. Parents and Students are asked to sign a code of conduct. Opening hours Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:00 Discipline in the school is of a high standard. Isolated infringements of Contact the code of conduct are usually dealt with through discussion and usually involve a written reflection by the student. If a student is disrupting a lesson, they may be removed from Careers and University the room and counselled. Patterns of Entrance persistent disruption of the learning environment may lead to a student Year 10 students have a week of being asked to leave the school. work experience as part of their career guidance programme, in All members of the community are order for them to experience the expected to treat each other with world of work, preferably in an area respect. This means listening to in which they already have an others carefully, acting with good interest. manners and avoiding aggressive behaviour. Students are expected to The school has a Guidance follow instructions given by adults Counselor working with students on regardless of their role. The teachers their course choices, career and other adults in the school will possibilities, summer school treat the students with respect and 13
  16. 16. avoid aggressive or insulting letter will be sent home and the behaviour. classroom/ homeroom teacher will usually organise a meeting with Staff address students by their first parents. name and students usually address members of staff as Mr/ Ms/ Mrs/ Subject teachers may e-mail parents Miss/ Dr/ M/ Mlle/ Mme etc. followed concerning lack of effort or lack of by the first name or the family name, homework. The classroom/ for example Dr Smith or Mme homeroom teacher may contact Danièle or Señora Teresa. parents over behavioural issues, lateness or absence from lessons. Older students are actively Of course, teachers often also discouraged from displays of over- communicate praise and affectionate behaviour. commendation. Clothes are expected to be Communication is a two-way appropriate for a learning process. Parents are welcome to environment. Deliberately torn contact teachers through their clothing, offensive slogans and Ecolint e-mail address: visible underwear are not allowed. Specialist learning environments like science laboratories and the gym Community service have additional clothing and MYP students have to complete a footwear rules for safety reasons. certain amount of community and Details will be given from the service projects each year. In order teachers concerned and safety rules to qualify for the MYP certificate at are posted inside the specialist the end of Year 11, students must rooms. have completed the school requirements for community and If jewellery is worn, it should be service to a satisfactory level. minimal and objects of value should not be brought to school. Items like DP students have to complete 50 ipods and phones should be marked hours of service as one of the with a name and the serial numbers requirements of the course. should be recorded. Parents are asked to encourage Computer facilities younger children to use the The Secondary Library and the cloakroom pegs properly. Students Primary classrooms are equipped from Year 5 and up have lockers with internet-connected computers. with keys. The Primary School has a full class set of iBook laptops and the Communications with Secondary School has access to PCs. teachers When the academic performance of students gives rise for concern, a 14
  17. 17. Computer software for Please inform the school Secondary immediately if your child has a Campus des Nations encourages serious contagious disease. After a families to have access to the serious illness, a doctor should Internet, so that their children can confirm in writing that the child is fit benefit from email and resources on to return to school. the World Wide Web. If you already have a computer at home, it would Curriculum benefit students greatly if you could Please see the website install: for the school • An Office productivity suite such curriculum. as Microsoft Office, Open Office, Neo Office, Claris Works, etc. Departure times Some subject groups recommend All primary students must be picked the following: up at relevant departure times unless • An image editing software, such they are attending the After School as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Care programme or Extra Macromedia Flash MX or version Curricular Activities. Any child who 8, the GIMP, Picasa, PhotoPlus has not been picked up by the times 6, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Draw, specified will be sent to the After etc. School Program and parents will be • A graphic organizer software, billed accordingly. such as Inspiration, MindMapper, Decision Explorer, FreeMind, etc. Pregny Pre-Reception Contagious diseases Monday-Wednesday-Friday 12:15 Tuesday-Thursday 15:15 Students who have infectious diseases should not be in school. Reception, Years 1 and 2 These diseases may include (not Monday to Friday 15:15 exhaustive): Wednesday 12:15 • Chickenpox • Diphtheria Children who travel home on the • Hepatitis school bus will be transferred to • Impetigo Saconnex to catch their bus home. • Measles • Meningitis Transfer buses • Mumps Monday to Friday 15:25 • Pneumonia Wednesday 12:10 • Poliomeyelitis • Rubella Children who have older siblings at • Scarlet Fever the Saconnex site will only be • Tuberculosis supervised until 15:40 and 12:40 on • Whooping cough Wednesdays to allow time for 15
  18. 18. parents to travel from Saconnex to 15:45. Students who are not on the Pregny. bus by this time will be left behind. Saconnex Secondary Year 12 Primary Years 3-6 Monday to Friday 16:15. Monday to Friday 15:10 Wednesday 12:10 Parents can pick up their children at the secondary entrance. For parents Parents can pick up their children at who have children in years 7 – 11 the upper entrance only. Pick up at and a child in year 12, please note the main entrance should be avoided that there is no supervision for due to traffic congestion at the main students between the hours of 15:30 gate. Parents who have children at and 16:15. Students in years 7 – 11 Pregny are asked to pick up students should work in the library while they at Saconnex first and then proceed wait for their older siblings. to Pregny. Parents who have children in the Secondary School of Please also note that there is no the school can arrive at 15:30 to pick school transport after 15:45 which up all their children. Primary may affect year 12 students on some students in Years 3-6 who have days since they may have classes siblings in Secondary will be until 16:15. There are excellent supervised on the playground until public transport facilities serving 15:30. Campus des Nations. For more information about public transport, Students who take the school bus please click on and/or will also be supervised on the playground until it is time to board the bus at 15:30. All primary Emergency Cards students must be picked up at this The emergency card must be filled in time unless they are attending the and returned to the classroom/ After School Care programme or homeroom teacher at the start of Extra Curricular Activities. Any child school. This card requires an who has not been picked up within identity photo. The information is ten minutes of the times specified needed in case the school has to will be sent to the After School Care contact parents or another programme and parents will be billed nominated adult during the school accordingly. day in case of illness or accident. Secondary Years 7-11 Monday to Friday 15:30. Equipment Your child should bring the following Parents can pick up their children at items on the first day. the secondary entrance. Students • The completed yellow emergency who take the school bus should card* with passport size photo proceed directly to the bus area by • Completed medical form* 15:40. Buses leave promptly at • After School Care registration 16
  19. 19. form* if applicable • Glue sticks (2) • Shoes that provide support and • Ruler (30 cm) protect the feet • White rubber erasers (5) • A healthy snack and drink for • Pencil case large enough to hold break time these items • Appropriate comfortable clothing • Box of tissues for the class use for outdoor play (1) • Clothing for wet weather if • Earphones for computer class applicable (MP3 style is fine with a single prong) *These items are sent in the summer • Bilingual dictionary mailing but copies are available at (English/mother tongue – if the Saconnex Welcome Desk and necessary) Pregny School Office. • USB memory stick • Plastic folder with an elastic Early Years closing mechanism • A backpack • Completed checklist form for Pre- Reception children • A change of clothing in a drawstring or zippered bag for ages 3 to 5 • Indoor shoes (not slippers) that support and protect the feet for Pregny students. For Years 1 to 2 • A pencil case containing a small ruler, pencils and All primary students are supplied sharpener, an eraser, a glue with the appropriate stationary stick, a pack of coloured (notebooks, paper etc.) as part of the pencils and crayons, scissors school fees. Parents will be billed a • An old shirt or smock for one time cost for a visual arts painting workbook which will be used by students in Years 4-6 and a musical General Equipment for Primary instrument (ocarina or recorder) Years 3-6 which will be used in Years 1-6. All • Back-pack students are also required to • Pencils (HB) purchase a physical education • Pencil sharpener uniform which includes a t-shirt, • Set of colouring pencils shorts, jacket and trousers. This • Set of felt-tip markers (fine or uniform will be distributed to students medium) in September to new students or students who have outgrown their • Highlighter pens (3) uniform from last year and parents • Scissors (check handedness) will be billed for the cost. Students 17
  20. 20. must purchase their own gym bag English and shoes (non-marking) and/or • 1 medium A4 exercise book – slippers appropriate for physical lined* education classes which can take • 1 medium A4 journal, hard place indoors or outdoors. backed - lined The classroom teachers will be French and Spanish sending a letter home with students • Thin binder with plastic cover for the first week of school requesting work in school more specific materials as • Dividers appropriate. • Large A4 ring binder to store work at home At home • 1 audio cassette tape Please ensure that you child has access to English and French Mathematics dictionaries and a small collection of • Calculators (available from the the above items available for Bookroom for those who have homework time. placed an order): o Year 7-11 students can use their Palms if they Secondary Years 7-13 have one. In this case • Back-pack or sturdy bag students should bring a • Pens - black, blue and red USB key/memory stick to • Pencils - hard and soft save a copy of the • Pencil Sharpener PowerOne Graphing • Eraser package to be added to • Highlighter pens their Palms. Alternatively, • Colour pencils a scientific calculator is • Colour felt-tip pens essential • Compass o Year 12-13 students are • Protractor required to have a TI-84 or • Ruler (30cm) equivalent • Scissors • Students must use 5 mm squared • USB key/memory stick (minimum paper. Exercise books will be memory 256MB) and a USB available to purchase from the extension cord. (The Library Maths department in September. computers have an indented, • A4 squared notebook* angled USB outlet). • Headphones (for the Library - Humanities - English MP3 style are fine) • A5 note book with lined paper (spiral or stapled) – years 7 – 11 Subject specific equipment for • A4 lined paper* Secondary • A4 graph paper *Available at the Bookroom (level 4) • A4 ring binder • Set of A4 dividers (carton, repertoires) 18
  21. 21. • Self-adhesive labels • Transparent A4 file sleeves Reflection • Transparent A4 document folder • Development work book* Science Extra Curricular Activities • Lab coat* Extra Curricular Activities take place outside the regular curriculum and Technology: Years 7-11 only usually involve after school sports, • A4 lined paper * music, drama or cultural activities or • USB memory stick for the clubs. They are billed separately. computers (see General) Application forms are sent out to • Small set of coloured pencils parents 2 weeks before the start of • Set of colour fine-liner pens each session. Once the application • Apron (see Visual Arts)* is received students are enrolled for all lessons. In the event of absence Visual arts the lesson will be charged for. • A2 portfolio* Activities can only be cancelled at • Multipurpose paint brushes: 2 x the beginning of a new term. Places size fine, 2 x medium and 2 x are filled on a “first come first serve” large basis. • Set of graphite pencils ranging from H through to HB (soft to Contact dark) • Apron - the Technology one may be used* Food and drink • Development work book* The cafeteria has the `fourchette verte` label which is awarded for Music high standards of nutrition. The • A4 lined paper* emphasis is on healthy eating so the • Glue stick availability of fried food and fizzy • Scissors drinks is very limited. The cafeteria • Development work book* does not offer Halal or Kosher food, but there is always a vegetarian Drama: Years 7-11 only option. • Trainers/sports shoes/running shoes (same as for Physical The school employs lunchtime Education) supervisors and most off the staff eat in the cafeteria. Parents who are in Physical Education kit school for appointments or functions • Yellow and/or white T-shirt with are welcome to use the cafeteria school logo* during opening hours. See Cafeteria • Blue shorts* • Tracksuit in blue and yellow* Governing Board • Trainers/sports or running shoes The Governing Board of the • Socks Foundation consists of twelve 19
  22. 22. elected members, one member Identity Cards appointed by the Federal Council, An ID card will be given to all one member appointed by the students. This is used as a lunch Canton of Geneva and one card at Saconnex. Each damaged or appointed by the Canton of Vaud. lost card will be replaced and The Board also exercises its powers invoiced CHF 5. No meal will be of co-option by inviting the United served without presentation of a Nations to nominate a valid card or replacement available representative. Elected members at Campus Services (Level 4). are chosen by an electorate which consists of parents, members of staff, former members of staff, Board Illness members, former Board members The Campus employs a full-time and former students. Votes are cast Nurse. Students with contagious either by postal ballot or in person at diseases or head lice should be kept the annual Consultative General at home and the nurse should be Assembly which is held in May. informed. If medication is prescribed and a child is well enough to attend The Board is responsible for the to school, the medication should be appointment and the evaluation of given to the nurse with clear the Director General, the executive instructions for administering the head of the Foundation, approving medicine. Students should only the organisational structure of the have medicines with them (such as Foundation, supervising the an asthma inhaler) which they feel Foundation’s finances and making all confident in using. major decisions regarding the objectives, policies and programmes If a child feels unwell at school s/he of the Foundation including its is sent to the infirmary. An Strategic Plan. The Board is not assessment is made and either the involved in the detailed management student is allowed to rest, or sent of individual campuses and schools. back to class or the parents are The minutes of the monthly meetings contacted. In the case of more are posted on the website serious illness, parents are asked to pick their children up from school as soon as possible. Older students Guidance Counselor may go home alone if the Nurse has spoken with the parents and both The Guidance Counselor for the parties are in agreement. Secondary students provides help and advice for university and career Please ensure that your child is choices and the IB. really able to cope with school before allowing her/him to return. If a Contact course of medicine is prescribed, please follow the guidelines in Saconnex, Room 507 Medicines in School. Appointment recommended 20
  23. 23. Language needs important that the new EAL students feel at home in their homeroom and they should be assigned a EAL (English as an Additional homeroom ‘buddy’ in the same first Language) language where possible. The rich cultural and linguistic diversity of the student body means FLIP (First Language Instruction that English is a second, third or Programme) fourth language for some students. Research has shown the importance For these students, then, English is of maintaining a student’s first an additional language, (EAL) and language both for second language additional support may be acquisition and overall cognitive necessary. The level of support is development. The Foundation according to the individual child’s supports this view and organises needs. Students are progressively classes according to demand and mainstreamed, but even after they availability of suitable teachers. are able to leave the Centres, they are welcome to drop in for help. In The Campus des Nations runs the the secondary School, students are First Language Instruction usually returned to mainstream Programme (FLIP) for languages classes in the following order: Maths, other than French and English, Technology, Science, English, and already offering classes in Italian, Humanities which probably has the Norwegian, Greek Swedish and heaviest language load. As soon as others. The Campus will endeavour support is sufficiently reduced, to facilitate a class in any language students will join a French class and where the need arises. The school a Spanish class. provides the venue, finds the teacher and processes the paperwork at no At Pregny an EAL teacher and an cost to parents. The teacher’s fee is EAL assistant will work with children shared between the parents of the from Reception class, Years 1 and 2, students in the class. individually or in small groups, either in the EAL room or in the child’s Parents should make enquiries at classroom. the time of application concerning the availability of Mother Tongue At Saconnex, there is a full time EAL tuition for languages other than teacher for each of the Primary and English, French or Spanish. Secondary Schools. An individual timetable of support is created for Contact each student, depending on his/her needs. A child’s comfort and happiness is of Learning Centres paramount importance in language There are three Learning Centres for acquisition so the EAL teachers children with moderate to severe place great emphasis on the learning needs, one each for Early affective side of their work. It is Years, Primary and Secondary. 21
  24. 24. Programmes are individualised, thus • Peer tutor groups (organized by maximising each child’s potential secondary students) and allowing for a flexible approach. Every child ‘belongs’ to a Special needs and language profiles mainstream class as well as a should be disclosed upon Learning Centre. This means that application. Students are placed in opportunities for inclusion are always age-appropriate classes. sought and welcomed. For information on which support English is the main language of programmes are included in the instruction. However, many staff are fees, see ‘General and Financial bilingual English/French. Additional Conditions 2007 – 2008’ specialist staff include a psychologist, an occupational Leaving School/ therapist and a speech and language therapist. Transfers Parents are asked to inform the Applications are made through the school as soon as possible of Admissions Office and you should children who are leaving the school. include as much information about your child as possible. Students wishing to transfer to another campus of the International Contact School of Geneva are kindly Early Years requested to fill the ‘Request for To be announced Transfer’ form (available from Saconnex Welcome desk or the Primary Pregny School Office). Libraries Secondary The Secondary Library is equipped To be announced with internet-connected computers and media resources. Audiovisual Learning Support equipment such as digital cameras The Learning Support teachers are and video recorders can be used by specialists who are trained to identify students on campus (with learning disorders and provide appropriate supervision from support to students who are teaching/library staff). experiencing difficulties with their learning. Students may be Opening hours withdrawn from a lesson to attend Early Years Learning Support, or assistance may Monday to Friday 08:15 – 16:00 be given within the mainstream Tuesday 08:15 – 15:15 classroom. Wednesday closed Some available supports: Primary • Private tutorials 08:00 – 16:00 22
  25. 25. Students should only have Secondary medicines with them (such as an Monday to Friday 08:15 – 17:00 asthma inhaler) with which they are Tuesday 08:15 – 16:00 familiar and which they feel confident to use. All other medicines should Lockers be handed in to the Nurse or Child Students from Year 5 and up are Welfare Assistant. Epi-pens, insulin provided with lockers with keys. and other medicines should be clearly labelled with the student’s name and dosage. They will be Lost property stored in the fridge in the infirmary. The PTA organizes and displays lost and found items. At Saconnex, At Pregny and for Saconnex Primary please inquire at the Welcome desk students, all medicine, including or check out the items on Level 0. At inhalers, should be given directly to Pregny, there is a Lost & Found the Child Welfare Assistant or Nurse hamper just outside the Principal’s to be stored in the Infirmary. No office. medicine should be kept in children’s school bags or cubbies. The Medical and health teaching staff is unable to dispense In line with cantonal regulations, all medication for fever. new students require a medical certificate. Your family doctor should Meetings, Parent/ complete the green form sent to you Teacher/ Student by the Admissions Office. Regular meetings are scheduled through the school year between Medicines in school parents/ students and teachers to Students who need medication on a discuss progress. Parents wishing to regular or episodic basis, (for make appointments to see individual example, for headaches or teachers about academic or pastoral menstrual cramps) require a doctor’s concerns should first contact the prescription and a supply of the classroom teacher (PYP) or the relevant medicine. When a child is homeroom teacher (Secondary) by on a course of medication for an e-mail or by leaving a phone illness, it is often better to keep message at the Welcome Desk him/her at home until s/he feels Grand Saconnex or at the Pregny better. If the doctor recommends a School Office. Concerns are best return to school while still taking discussed in face to face meetings prescribed medicine, this medicine rather than by lengthy must be given to the Nurse or Child correspondence. Welfare Assistant in its original package labelled with the student’s Newsletters name and with clear written A monthly newsletter is sent out to instructions for administering the parents. The PTA also issues a bi- medicine. monthly eNewsletter. 23
  26. 26. Nurse and Child Welfare Parking Assistant Limited short term parking is The full-time and fully qualified Nurse available at both sites. Visitors (Saconnex) and Child Welfare should obtain a parking pass from Assistant (Pregny) are responsible the Welcome Desk at Saconnex or for the health and well-being of the the Pregny School Office. Students student community. This involves are not allowed to drive to school. giving treatment for sickness and accidents, administering medication Photocopies prescribed by a doctor, promoting a Students may purchase photocopy healthy lifestyle and organising cards at the Bookroom or at cafeteria outside speakers on health-related (CHF 5/ 20 copies, rechargeable). topics. Psychologist Contact There is a full time psychologist who Pregny undertakes a variety of support barbara.weinkamp- activities, such as counselling students, testing and evaluating children and advising parents. The Saconnex psychologist also organises a programme of outside speakers on topics related to the emotional and Parents’ responsibilities social aspects of growing up. It is important to inform the classroom/homeroom teacher of any Contact changes, outside school, that may be affecting your child’s behaviour or ability to learn. Sensitive information PTA is best conveyed by phone or in face The PTA supports the school in to face meetings. many invaluable ways; through social activities, by being homeroom/ If you notice changes in your child’s classroom parent representatives, mood or behaviour which are difficult helping organise student events, to explain you may also wish to aiding channels of communication confer with the classroom/homeroom and fundraising to provide ‘extras’ teacher. beyond the normal school budget. The PTA organises monthly general Any suspicion of bullying should be meetings and coffee mornings on reported to the classroom/homeroom Wednesdays in the cafeteria at the teacher urgently. Bullying is not Saconnex site. These dates can be tolerated and is dealt with seriously found on the school events calendar. and rapidly. They also distribute a bimonthly electronic newsletter on the 1st and 15th of every month. All families are asked to complete the PTA request 24
  27. 27. for information form so that members School Staff of the executive or class parent See Annexes for Staff list. representatives may contact you regarding school activities. The PTA has an office on the second floor at School Trips Grande Saconnex. The school organises a wide range of educational visits and outings to Contact places of historical and cultural interest in Switzerland and beyond as well as sporting events and a ski Reports day. Community Week is held in September for Years 7 to 12. See Assessment. Primary School students often School Governance participate in a half or full day trip to The Governing Board of the places of interest in the community Foundation consists of twelve or surrounding areas to explore elected members, one member concepts or questions that arise appointed by the Federal Council, during their Units of Inquiry. Primary one member appointed by the Years 3-6 parents will be billed a one Canton of Vaud. The Board also time fee of 100 CHF for the school exercises its powers of co-option by year to cover the cost of these inviting the United Nations to excursions. There is a Foundation nominate a representative. Elected policy which sets guidelines for trips members are chosen by an and visits. Normal school rules electorate which consists of parents, apply on all on school trips. members of staff, former members of staff, Board members, former Board The cost of trips is put on the school members and former students. bill, so there is no need for students Votes are cast either by postal ballot to take money to school to pay for or in person at the annual trips. Consultative General Assembly which is held in May. Where parents agree to transport other ISG students to and from The Board is responsible for the school trips, or other school events, appointment and the evaluation of they do so at their own risk and must the Director General, approving the ensure that they have adequate organisational structure of the insurance cover. The school’s Foundation, supervising the insurance does not cover such Foundation’s finances and making all journeys. major decisions regarding the objectives, policies and programmes Security of the Foundation including its In order to create a safe and secure Strategic Plan. The minutes of the learning environment the school monthly meetings are posted on the offers: website • Supervision of play areas and the 25
  28. 28. cafeteria at break and lunch commitment and support from times parents as well. • Supervision of arrival and departure times Enrolment • Trained bus drivers Every selected athlete must submit a • Regular practice of emergency completed information form to the procedures coordinator at the first training • High expectations of student session. All competitors must behaviour maintain good academic records • Visitors sign in and out at the while participating in Competitive Pregny School Office and Sports. A class teacher may refuse a Saconnex Welcome desk permission request from a competitor to attend tournaments if she/he fails to meet good academic Sports Competition standards. This is a programme for students with a high level of performance who Cost wish to represent Nations or the Parents will be asked to pay for International School of Geneva (ISG) transport, food and hotel Foundation at a competitive level. accommodation related to sports activities and a contribution to The Structure of the Programme training costs (to pay coaches, pitch Nations is a member of two major hire outside school, etc.). There is sports associations: (i) the Swiss an extra charge for those competing Group of International Schools in the ski programme. Families will (SGIS); and, (ii) L’Association des be charged directly through the EIG directeurs d’institutions en Suisse billing system for costs occurred. Romande (ADISR). In addition, there are intercampus foundations sports International School Sports within the EIG Foundation. Tournaments (ISST) Students with an exceptionally high Sports level of performance will be Football, Basketball, Track and Field, recommended to attend training Cross Country, Ski. sessions on a Foundation level (Nations, La Team Selection Chat, LGB) with the possibility of Trails will take place at the start of being selected to represent the each sports programme. A student Foundation in the ISST. may attend trials for more than one school team. Coaches will consider Contact various aspects including skills, attitude, team spirit, cooperation, Telephone: 022 770 4728 or respect of others, etc. when making 079 637 18 36 their selection. Selected competitors must be committed to attending training and matches. Involvement on a school team requires the 26
  29. 29. Steering Committees Transport Steering Committees are formed to Public transport consider specific issues and draft By bus to Saconnex new policies. Student and parent Bus line Stop participation is usually desired. No. 5 or 28 Crêts de Morillon No 8 BIT Student Councils No F Vie des Champs There is a PYP Action Group and a Secondary Student Council (MYP & By bus to Pregny DP). No V or Z Stop: Penthes The PYP Action Group is an Notes: Buses denoted by letters are interested group of Year 5 and 6 cross border buses. No 28 from students who meet weekly with Year Saconnex goes to the airport. 6 teacher, Ms Hazen, as an extra- Further information: . curricular school activity. Students who travel to school by The Secondary Student Council public transport should obtain a meets once a month. Each class monthly ticket from TPG available at elects 2 representatives to their Cornavin station or Rive. council to forward and discuss the concerns of the student body. By car To Saconnex From the autoroute/motorway take Student card the Grand Saconnex exit and follow Student ID cards are also used to Genève Centre or Place des check out books at the Libraries and Nations, take the route des Morillons as lunch prepaid tickets at the on the left, signposted BIT. cafeteria. Campus services issues the cards. To Pregny From the centre of Geneva follow Telephones, letters, e- Place des Nations, then continue mails straight on towards Ferney/ airport, turn right by the World Council of Teaching staff do not have individual Churches, signposted…For Pregny telephones at the Campus. They at Place des Nations take the can be reached by e-mail Avenue de la Paix towards ( or a Chambésy/US Mission. message can be left at the Welcome desk/ School Office for their attention. Transport Services Parents wishing to enrol their children with the Transport Service should fill the blue application form and return it to Campus Services 27
  30. 30. with a correct home address and Please note that under Swiss law telephone number. children must be five years of age to travel on the school bus or shuttle. Each inscription will be checked individually in order to propose an Contact adequate stop for each pupil and will be confirmed in writing before the start of school. No modification of bus route will be made except for exceptional cases with the Website agreement of Mr. Zitouni. The Foundation website is at where information on According to the Financial cross-campus information, activities Conditions, cancellation and and services are posted. For changes of the Transport Services campus-specific events and should be made in writing one month information, parents have access to in advance at the end of the term. the Campus des Nations’ website by Failure to comply with this condition logging in ‘My Campus’. The will mean that the school has the ‘username’ (the Parents ID number) right to charge the whole term. and the password will be communicated personally to each Shuttles between Saconnex and family. Pregny (included in the transport’s inscription) will be carried out every day, morning and afternoon except Winter sports programme Wednesdays when the return will be From January to March there is a made at 12h20. Children not enrolled Winter Sports Programme with in the general Transport Services will tuition from the Ecole de Ski be able to use this service and will Français. This takes place during be billed CHF 450 for the school school time . There is an extra year. Application forms are available charge for this Programme. on request at the Campus Services Office and at the Pregny School Contact Ooffice once school starts. Occasional transports will be World of Work Week possible for the non enrolled student Students will be guided through only with a 48h written request send career choices in years 11 to 13. to the Campus Services Office and if The work experience week is useful a place is available in the bus. preparation for making subject Failure to comply with this condition choices for the IB Diploma will make the Head of Campus Programme and for the careers Service able to refuse the guidance programme. Students are transportation. taught to prepare their CVs and to look for work. The student must not be remunerated in any form. 28
  31. 31. Assessment is done by the that students are engaged in every employer, a member of the Campus step of the process in making the des Nations staff and a student self- School’s Yearbook. evaluation. For every issue of the Yearbook, a Visitors theme is selected. A brainstorming All visitors must report to the session is held before starting the Welcome Desk at Saconnex or the EC activity, to develop such theme. Pregny School Office, sign the Once the theme is selected, the visitors’ book and obtain a visitor’s design and content of the yearbook badge. follow inspired by such theme. The YP concludes with the printed Yearbook edition of the Yearbook and its final The Yearbook Programme (YP) distribution provides us with important content and images that documents the Contact school’s history, including from gathering data until its final publishing and distribution. This programme covers school events special activities, performances and provides us with a general overview of the school: its students, teachers, administrative staff, PTA representatives, etc. The YP provides the school not only with history through images, an image bank related to the school’s life. The programme incorporates special activities such as visits to the Annual International Book Fair in Geneva. Students are guided and exposed to the best publishers and publications in Europe. Thanks to the extra-curricular activity under the Yearbook Programme called the Making of the Yearbook, from start to finish, that students are able to learn and contribute first-hand to the production of the yearbook. The activity is carried out in such a way 29
  32. 32. Annex 1 Organisation of PYP Pre-Reception to Year 2 at Pregny Classes-Subjects Staff Members’ Names Email Addresses Head of Early Years Lisa Belfry Assistant Principal Sandra Oakley PYP Coordinators Nikki Ross School Secretary Sandie Parker Child Welfare Assistant Barbara Wienkamp-Weber Psychologist Tania Rudermann Librarian Kate Concannon Pre-Reception Teacher Marie-Therese Morand Classroom Assistant Francine Stengel Guido Classroom Assistant Maria Dominguez Reception Teacher 94 i Danica Leitner Classroom Assistant Suzanne Badr Classroom Assistant Valerie Buchholtz Reception Teacher 94 b Jyotsna Mehrotra Classroom Assistant Annick Balmelle-Firquet Classroom Assistant Nathalie Verdaud Class 1 i Teacher Linda Kwon Classroom Assistant Nathalie Verdaud Class 1 b Teacher Allison Tanimura Classroom Assistant Beatrix Kaufman Class 2 I Teacher Jenny Downing Class 2 I Co-Teacher Angela Horsford Classroom Assistant Mirjana Lucic Class 2 b Teacher Janet Mills Classroom Assistant Valerie Buchholtz Class 2 o Teacher Sandra Oakley Class 2 o Co-Teacher Angela Horsford Classroom Assistant Catrin Crisp Central Space Assistant Vidhya Ilango Movement Teacher Karen Perrenoud Arts & Crafts Teacher Iona Murray-Jones Music Teacher French Teacher Jacqueline Richard French Teacher Rosalina Patricio EAL Teacher Sandra Gleed EAL Assistant Iona Murray-Jones Learning Support Teacher Magali Baptiste-Harris Learning Centre Teacher To be announced Learning Centre Assistant Tamara Sion Lunch Supervisor Jacqueline Kakubo ECA Coordinator/ Yearbook Andres Carnevali After School Care Coordinator Maria Dominguez Service Technique Muharem Jaffrey 30
  33. 33. Annex 2 Organization of Primary Years 3-6, Saconnex Classes-Subjects Staff Members’ Names Email Addresses Principal Maggie Lopez PYP Coordinator Nikki Ross Secretary Ines Wingate Psychologist Tania Rudermann School Nurse Virginia O’Dell Class 3i Teacher Sara Jane Goddard Classroom Assistant – 3i Anne Gaillard Class 3b Teacher Kathryn O’Doherty Classroom Assistant – 3b Fanny Lechot Class 3o Teacher Carol Borne Classroom Assistant – 3o Robert Boehm Class 4i Teacher Patricia Spencer Class 4b Teacher Sandra Häger Class 4o Teacher Denise Lew Class 5i Teacher Caroline Farrell Class 5b Teacher Karen Coats Class 5o Teacher Jill Bailey Class 6i Teacher Denise Hazen Class 6b Teacher Christine DeLuca Class 6o Teacher Justin Harte Visual Arts Teacher Deborah Bernard Performing Arts Teacher Lindsay Stirrat ICT Teacher Kathy Epps French Teacher Hélène Vercauteren French Teacher Catherine Musnier French Teacher Pauline Berthier French Teacher Danièle Oldereide French Teacher Françoise Rhodes French Teacher Pascale McKinnon EAL Teacher Jacque Johnstone EAL Assistant Sarah Edwards Learning Support Teacher Magali Baptiste-Harris Learning Support Teacher Laurence Lampert Learning Centre Teacher Hazel Balti Learning Centre Assistant Marcia Norwell Assistant Librarian Margaret Milad Assistant Librarian Jacqueline Hiew PE Teacher Advisor / Keith Rhodes Sports Competitions Coordinator After School Care Coordinator Zireen Dubois ECA Coordinator/ Yearbook Andres Carnevali 31