Since the publication of our Guiding Principles for Learning in the 21st Century document, developed in collaboration with UNESCO, we have been working to bring those principles to life in our curriculum. One of the first and most important priorities for us has been a total rethink of the way we teach STEM subjects. We are committed to ensuring that all students are given a thorough grounding in these critical areas which is enabled via an interdisciplinary approach and made innovative, creative and fun.
With the help of Dr Pierre Dillenbourg of EPFL, we have developed the STEM Centre to be be a place where students will extend their thinking by engaging in the creation and solving of open-ended problems involving robotics, design and programming. The fundamental aim of the Centre is to host 21st Century learning experiences that break traditional boundaries of theoretical, topic-based and single subject learning to allow for the development of higher order creativity, inter-disciplinarity, critical thinking, information literacy and project-based learning.
Students will have beautiful open spaces in which they can imagine new worlds, wall-to-wall blackboards to brainstorm and hypothesise, state-of-the-art equipment to explore, an atmosphere in which they can dream and invent. We aim to bring different subjects together but also different age groups, merging various elements of the curriculum and student body to look for new forms of energy, divergent thinking, all working together on real world problems that require new ways of thinking.
The building work is currently underway, and the opening ceremony is planned for Tuesday 27th September at 18h00.
Location: La Grande Boissière, Secondary school
Proud of our Genevan roots, and keen to promote the values of respect, fair-play and sharing which are at the heart of the Course de l’Escalade and our sports programmes, each year we invite our students, parents and staff to run under the Ecolint banner, a tradition that dates back over 10 years. The Ecolint team is regularly the largest team from any organization, with over 700 runners registered in the last couple of years!
Year after year the Course de l’Escalade has become a regular and popular Ecolint event where students, staff and parents can get together and be part of a fantastic experience. It brings together all sectors of the community, elite runners, beginners, children from 6 years old and adults in a «family» atmosphere!
Inscriptions will open in September.
Location: Geneva Old Town