Congratulations to our new Head Boy and Head Girl Team
After a gruelling interview process, The British School Warsaw is delighted to announce its Primary Head Boy and Girl for 2014-2015. The successful candidates are:
Head Girl: Nerea Zozaya
Head Boy: Yash Bhatia
Deputy Head Girl: Weronika Kaczer
Deputy Head Boy: Aidan Francis
All spoke with passion about their school and all shared their ideas about working with their fellow students, teachers and leadership team to support the continuing development of the school and to deliver on the school’s mantra of ‘Helping everyone be the best they can be’. Mr Waterhouse and I are very excited to be working with such a strong and talented team. Their individual leadership skills and attributes shone through during the selection process. Though, I must also comment on the strength and quality of the other candidates who applied, they all make for an excellent Primary Student Council team.
The Global Classroom and Technology
Technology has the power to transform education and the inclusion of technology in education is inevitable. Glimpses of this are already visible with all the new apps and advancements in the market. Students at The British School are taking on a hands on role using technology for education rather than just being passive observers to the wonders of technology. One method of ensuring our students are active e-learners is through the Nord Anglia Education initiative of Global Classroom.
The Global Classroom is an innovative and contemporary educational programme allowing students to develop their confidence and abilities as learners. Through this global learning community children are actively using High Performance Learning characteristics such as collaboration, inquiry, creativity and innovation. Through virtual learning, exchange and debate students learn to respect and understand different cultures, work as part of a team and develop leadership skills.
The Global Classroom broadens students’ experiences and understandings of a range of global cultures through a variety of programmes and initiatives. As an e-learning community students are able to discover, in a safe online environment, a range of activities, debates and expert tuition. The Global Classroom is a secure site, which is monitored constantly by a team of educators based in Oxford, England. The Global Classroom is also all about getting students together. Representatives from each of our schools gather in person at the annual Global Classroom Summit allowing students to get involved in forums with policy makers and influencers. In 2014, selected students will travel to Tanzania to help understand and develop local school children, their environment and their language. Students at The British School are already busy fundraising for a group of Secondary Students to participate in this worthwhile event.
This week in Global Classroom we have issued passports to all students in Years 4-6. The passports are a fun way for our students to share what they have been up to online. Students gain a stamp when they have explored different locations on the site. Once students collect 21 stamps they will achieve The Global Classroom Star Award. The more students get involved and the more areas they visit, then the more stamps awarded.
Head of Primary School