- Thoughts from the Head
Welcome to the Learning Curve,
My note today will be a little functional but sometimes that is no bad thing. It’s great to have had a full week and although we have not fully escaped the ravages of Omicron we have not been hit too hard. We mustn't rest on our laurels though as it has certainly not gone away.
Thank you to all of you who completed the school wear survey. The data is very useful in helping us to decide the next steps. We now have responses from teachers and parents and the stats show around 65% in favour of a mandatory approach and 12% in favour of an optional approach. We will await the student results and then move forward with our next steps. Interestingly the survey showed an appetite for shirts and more formal wear and some that we had not expected to be popular. This is why we gather opinions! We have some samples in school and I might ask for some models to show you all the full range. We will communicate the next steps to you as soon as possible.
Before the break we shared with you some details about the 1:1 laptop rollout here at Mougins British International School. This is a big step in the right direction for us in helping to improve learning and developing lifelong skills and attributes in our students. You can find out more details on the Parent Room - Technology Page including our intended timeline for rollout.
I will also be running a parent workshop that will look at how you can expect the devices will be used in school and what you can expect. We completed a teacher training session this week on the use of technology and the Google Workspace and we are excited to get the program started.
Please save the date of TUESDAY 25th January at 6 pm for the Google Workspace Workshop. This will take place on Zoom.
Finally we will be sending all families' re-enrollment letters next week. This is a three step process that is consistent across all schools in the Globeducate group. I thought I’d give you all a heads up here.
- You will receive a letter stating that your child will be automatically re-enrolled and providing you will all the information needed to inform us if they will not be returning to Mougins.
- The following week you will receive the new terms and conditions for the 22/23 school year to review.
- All those who are renewing will then receive a pack to check personal details and to provide us with more detailed information regarding payment, canteen etc.
We are aiming to streamline this as far as is possible and make it easy for families to complete. We will, of course, be available for questions relating to any of the above.
Finally, I have just been informed that our Year 6 Eco Warrior Team have won the Globeducate WWF eco quiz involving 21 schools from the group. CONGRATULATIONS. It’s great to see us bringing home the silverware already.
The sun is shining once again this weekend so I wish you all a lovely few days break and I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Have a lovely weekend.
Head of School