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News image How to help children transition to a new school and environment-How to help children transition to a new school and environment-Image_ICS_Madrid_2021_10 Blog | Advice and Guidance | Latest News | School News
How to help children transition to a new school and environment
For families with children, the month of September rhymes with the start of the school year. And for some of them, this return to school takes place in a new country. This often generates questions, concerns and uncertainties, which increases with the language barrier.
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News image Meaningful Connections-meaningful-connections-JZP184 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Meaningful Connections
Connecting with others is inherent in human nature. Every interaction is an opportunity to initiate, strengthen or weaken connections with others.
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News image Parents: Forget Perfect-parents-forget-perfect-INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SPAIN4 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Parents: Forget Perfect
Imagine the life of the perfect parent. Always listening, never nervous... Wouldn't that be an overwhelming role model for your child to live up to? No matter what, your child would never come close to their “perfect” parent!
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News image How Parents Can Foster a Sense of Belonging at School-how-parents-can-foster-a-sense-of-belonging-at-school-ICS Pri teacher and student hugging Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
How Parents Can Foster a Sense of Belonging at School
What can you do as a parent to foster a feeling of belonging at school? From sharing a positive vision about education to getting involved in lessons and homework, our Head of Counselling gives us plenty of ideas.
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News image Helping Adolescents Develop Self-Concept-helping-adolescents-develop-self-concept-IMG_1154 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Helping Adolescents Develop Self-Concept
Discover the important role that parents play in helping their adolescents develop self-concept, the overall mental representation that we have of ourselves.
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News image DofE in 2021: Five Tips on How to Complete Your Award-dofe-in-2021-five-tips-on-how-to-complete-your-award-IMG_2047 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
DofE in 2021: Five Tips on How to Complete Your Award
There is no exam at the end of the DofE, but getting to the finish line depends on a few key things including self-leadership and resilience.
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News image Digital Citizenship from School to Home-digital-citizenship-from-school-to-home-Tech session 2 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Digital Citizenship from School to Home
Discover these top tips for helping to raise confident, inquisitive children while keeping safety front of mind.
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News image Mental Health and Well-being amid Chaos and Uncertainty-mental-health-and-well-being-amid-chaos-and-uncertainty-IMG_7798 1 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Mental Health and Well-being amid Chaos and Uncertainty
How can our children manage uncertainty and the emotions they experience with it? Our Head Counsellor sheds light on how to help children move forward and grow during an unprecedented time.
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News image Looking Back at the Duke of Edinburgh Award-looking-back-at-the-duke-of-edinburgh-award-DofE Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Looking Back at the Duke of Edinburgh Award
Andrew Hepworth, our Educational Trips Coordinator, chronicles the fascinating history of the DofE award.
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News image Outdoor Adventures Indoors-outdoor-adventures-indoors-PHOTO20191013183312_INSTA Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance
Outdoor Adventures Indoors
ICS Educational Trips Coordinator Andrew Hepworth reflects on how learners take risks – and contemplates how they will continue to push boundaries during periods of confinement and beyond.
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News image Third Culture Kids: A difficult journey but a great destination-third-culture-kids-a-difficult-journey-but-a-great-destination-ICS18_199 banner Blog | Admissions | Advice and Guidance | Posts from our Family
Third Culture Kids: A difficult journey but a great destination
For children, moving abroad can be a challenging, but rewarding experience. Simon Porter, Director of Learning at our sister school, Compass International School Doha, shares his wisdom and research on children changing schools and countries. Learn how frequent changes of school can impact your child's development and self-esteem, as well as their global outlook.
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News image Our guide to helping your child settle after moving abroad-our-guide-to-helping-your-child-settle-after-moving-abroad-ICS18_124 banner Blog | Admissions | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage
Our guide to helping your child settle after moving abroad
The excitement of embarking on a new adventure, and the anxiety of not knowing what to expect after moving abroad can cause a mix of emotions for you and your children. In the second part of our Moving Abroad Series, we offer some tips on how you can help your children settle in after relocating to a new country.
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News image Top 7 tips to prepare your child for the move abroad-top-7-tips-to-prepare-your-child-for-the-move-abroad-ICS18_032 banner Blog | Admissions | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage
Top 7 tips to prepare your child for the move abroad
Moving abroad can often be a very challenging time for parents and their children. In the first part of our Moving Abroad Series, we offer parents some advice on what to prepare for when embarking on a new chapter of life in an unfamiliar city.
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News image Top 5 reasons why summer programmes are good for your child-top-5-reasons-why-summer-programmes-are-good-for-your-child-summer school 17 10 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage
Top 5 reasons why summer programmes are good for your child
Summer is right around the corner. While the holidays are a well-deserved break for your child, they don't have to take a two month long hiatus from learning. In fact, there are several reasons why you should consider sending your child to a summer programme.
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News image 5 key questions to ask when choosing an international school-5-key-questions-to-ask-when-choosing-an-international-school-ICS18_180 banner Blog | postsfromourfamily | Admissions | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage | Posts from our Family
5 key questions to ask when choosing an international school
With an array of schooling options available, parents may feel confused about which school is the best choice for their child. As an experienced school leader and parent, Ethan Hildreth, Principal of our sister school, Nord Anglia American International School Abu Dhabi (opening in 2020), shares five questions that every parent should ask themselves when choosing an international school for their child.
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News image Young, mighty and globally-minded-young-mighty-and-globally-minded-MUNLINK Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage | Posts from our Family
Young, mighty and globally-minded
Exposing younger students to the complexities of global issues will not only enable them to thrive in an inter-connected and multi-cultural society in the future but empower them to want to make greater positive change in the world.
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News image Being in the Discomfort Zone-being-in-the-discomfort-zone-IMAGE1 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage | Student Success
Being in the Discomfort Zone
Challenging situations can provide an opportunity for us to change and grow, David Wall, head of Nord Anglia Education’s global expedition programme, says.
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News image What’s the problem?-whats-the-problem-students alternative 1 Blog | Adviceandguidance | Advice and Guidance | Featured on Homepage | Posts from our Family | Teaching Practice
What’s the problem?
Employers want schools to equip students with complex problem-solving and critical thinking skills from a young age to better prepare them for work in the future
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