Year 12 ESS students had the opportunity to meet with Eric Davidson and Doug Goessman a former US Fish and Wildlife federal agent to discuss wildlife and forestry crime. Here students were shown how dangerous the ivory trade is. Year 12 students then participated in a group discussion on methods that can help stop this. Overall it was agreed that when demand falls then ivory trade will diminish. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to see how they can use their subject knowledge beyond the syllabus.
Hayk graduated from Regent’s International School with IB Diploma in 2004. After receiving his degree with honours from Cambridge University, Hayk worked in the Ministry of Defense in Armenia. He quickly moved up his career ladder; one promotion led to the other and finally in 2014 at the age of 28, only 10 years after he left Regent’s, he was appointed the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia. We wish Hayk good luck for his future plans.
The third week of our UK Experience programme was a more relaxed week where students spent time at the boarding house with their new friends. The boarding staff organised a special disco night, games night and movie night at the boarding house. During the weekend, with a much clearer weather, students went to Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park and also did some more sightseeing in London.
Music Scholar, Prair delighted her audience many times with her skills on the piano and strong vocals. She will be completing her IGCSE Music exam by next month under the guidance of our Head of Music. With her dedication and extra tutoring by Yamaha Music school she recently received a “Gold Award” certificate from the singing competition (12-15 Yr.) sponsored by the Office of the Private Education Commission. Congratulations Prair and best of luck for your examinations!
Students at Regent’s recently enjoyed a visit from Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer James Goddard. James has competed in 3 Olympic Games and gained medals at nearly all major championships including gold medals at Commonwealth and European Championships, and the World Championships. James shared his wealth of experience with the Primary FOBISIA team, Year 10 students and some of the top swimmers from Key Stages 3 and 4. James also discussed his experiences going to the Olympic Games and what it took to get him there. He talked about the determination and effort that swimming at this level required and the benefits of having good teammates. “Never give up on your dreams because anything is possible with a positive attitude and work ethic” was James’s parting remark.
The Regents Primary celebrated English Week in the first week after half term. We looked at telling different stories from around the world and performed them in a whole school assembly. We were lucky enough to have various students and staff from secondary come in to share stories from their cultures too. Mr Graham ran a music session with the year 6’s, Year 12 students did a storytelling session with year 3,4 and 5 and Mr Treaty ran a drama session with Year 1 and 2. Everything was a great success!
For many it has been an exciting return to Term 3, particularly with the welcome addition of eleven new boys to the House. Making new friends, and an intense flurry of both football and badminton sessions, have been the early focus since our return. It has been great to see so many participating and keeping active.
For some it has also been a nerve-wracking time as they enter their exam period. We continue to wish our Year 11 and 13’s well and are extremely proud of their hard work and effort.
Activities have been focused around shopping malls, as we make sure everyone has all the equipment they need for a long and busy term; and service, as we continue to invite local children onto campus. We also ran a “mini team-marathon”, inviting students to form international, mixed gender teams to tackle a 12km course and see who comes out victorious!
The highlight this month was however our huge water fight in honour of Songkran. Everyone enjoyed soaking each other on the field and wishing each other good luck for the new year.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’ – they are the gold standard in children’s literature.
Readers in Secondary School have been reading and reviewing this year’s shortlist . The shortlist and our reviews are all on our Shadowing Homepage – take a look for some reading inspiration! http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/index.php?GroupID=26880