The experience of EAL acquisition at a UK boarding school
The growing number of students learning in English is a global phenomenon. At this UK boarding school, the EAL provision is led by the school’s International Student Counsellor, Debbie Taylor, who looks at how Giggleswick School has developed a successful programme of support.
The British School Kathmandu (TBS) has recently won three of the eleven 2017 British International School Awards – ‘Community Initiative of the Year’, ‘Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ and ‘British International School of the Year 2017’.
Case study in leadership and learning from Malaysia
Judicious change and improvement are the lifeblood of schools. Beginning this process from first principles is not easy. Brian Ambrosio explores how a government village primary school in Malaysia transformed itself.
Opening a new international school is never easy – even in a place like Dubai which probably sees more new schools open every year than any other city in the world. Opening a school in Dubai that stands out as different is quite an achievement.
Glancing across his busy desk towards the tall and elegant windows of his office, Stephen Baird cannot fail to be inspired by what lies within view. A vibrant green swathe of lawn sweeps gently down to the clear, dancing waters of Lake Geneva, bordered by a dappled forest, fading gently into the foothills of the Swiss Alps.
According to the IB’s website, “The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Americas supports over 3,000 IB World Schools in more than 30 countries across North, Central and South America”. There are now 1,764 IB World Schools in the USA alone. In seeking to understand the growing appeal of the IB Diploma to American schools, ITM recently spoke to J. Harry Lynch, Headmaster of the Newman School of Boston.
The wonders of Thailand are emblazoned across travel agent websites and shop fronts and they are plentiful and spectacular. Living amidst them is different to visiting fleetingly, however, Catherine Piper provides a detailed and heartfelt account of teaching in one of the less visited and publicised areas of this marvellous country.
A vist to Taylor’s International, KL
My taxi, adorned with a myriad of good luck charms: coins, mystic knots, Dzi beads and even a laughing Buddha, battled through the tropical downpour and dropped me at the gate of the school. It was “Home time!” and scores of shrieking children danced excitedly through the torrential rain and waiting cars, seeking sanctuary from the storm.
Reproduced by kind permission of the Times Newspapers
In the Autumn of 2015, Michael Roulston, Headmaster of the elite Dulwich Prep London, visited a similar private school in Cape Town a day after it had suffered a terrible tragedy. A young boy had taken his own life. He had been struggling socially and academically, but had told nobody. “It shocked me deeply,” Roulston said.
Set on a green, wooded hillside overlooking the Irish Sea in the beautiful Wicklow countryside between Bray and Greystones, the first impression SEK Dublin International makes is that of neoclassical elegance. The façade comes into sight over the brow of the hill as you proceed along the driveway: with the magnificent Powerscourt Estate just down the road, you know this is the land of the Irish country house.