The Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world and in 2019 the festival falls on February 5th when we welcome the Year of the Pig (the twelfth zodiac animal). Jan Homden has compiled resources to use in your classroom to celebrate this colourful ‘Spring Festival’.
The International Award and university application
For Nick Chaddock, a student’s life skills are as important as academic achievement when it comes to making a university application. He also thinks that the International Award for Young People or “Duke of Edinburgh Award” has a profound impact on both.
The Top 10 destinations
The demand for international teachers is growing rapidly around the world. With so many countries to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to look for a teaching job. Andrew Wigford has put together his top ten teaching destinations for 2019.
British Scouting overseas
There has been a long standing association between international schools and the Scout movement. Jon Gill, the Growth and Development coordinator of the British Scouting Overseas (BSO) Area wants to hear from schools who would like to find out more about working with them to set up a scouting unit.
The first international school with a Scottish connection opens in China
Andrew Hunter, recently retired Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, reflects on the appeal of a British boarding school education, and the establishment of an international branch of his school in southern China in 2018.