PARENT ESSENTIALS

At LCIS, our parents, teachers and students all work together to make our school the best place for our children to learn, grow and flourish. Read on for useful information and important resources for parents to support your child's success at school from home.

KEY TERM DATES:  2022-23

Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.
Autumn Term 22/23 - Classes begin
Monday 22 Aug 2022 08:00AM - 15:50PM
Jeûne Fédéral 2022 - School closed
Monday 19 Sep 2022
Autumn Term - October holiday
Monday 17 Oct to Friday 28 Oct 2022
Autumn Term 2022/23 - Term ends
Friday 16 Dec 2022 08:00AM - 15:50PM
2022-23 Winter holiday
Monday 19 Dec 2022 to Friday 06 Jan 2023
Spring Term 2022/23 - Classes begin
Monday 09 Jan 2023 08:00AM - 15:50PM
Professional Development Day - School closed
Friday 10 Feb 2023
Spring Term 2022/23 - February holiday
Monday 13 Feb to Friday 17 Feb 2023
Spring Term 2022/23 - Term ends
Thursday 06 Apr 2023 08:00AM - 15:50PM
Academic Year 2022/23 - April holiday 
Friday 07 Apr to Friday 21 Apr 2023
Summer Term 2022-23 - Classes begin
Monday 24 Apr 2023 08:00AM - 15:50PM
Ascension Holiday 2023 - School closed
Thursday 18 May to Friday 19 May 2023
Whit Monday 2023 - School closed
Monday 29 May 2023
Summer Term 2022-23 - Term ends
Friday 23 Jun 2023 08:00AM - 12:00PM

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Fun and hobbies outside the classroom are an integral part of education at LCIS. Our programme takes learning outside the classroom, giving students a selection of exciting and challenging experiences that enhance the core curriculum.

We offer free clubs and paid clubs which are run by experts from outside of the school. Private instrument lessons from our independent music teachers complement our music curriculum. Parents who work into the evening can take advantage of our after-school care provision.
 
Sports and Wellbeing
In our modern facilities, our students explore their passions through a wide range of sports, such as football, basketball, rugby, netball, athletics, chess, frisbee, yoga and mindfulness.
Sports and Wellbeing
LCIS offers a wide range of sports clubs including Football, Baseball, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Running, Rugby, Netball, and Frisbee. We also offer additional health and exercise clubs, such as Yoga, Duke of Edinburgh, Mindfulness, and Dance, and continually expand our sports and exercise provision to meet the interests and ambitions of our students.
Academic & Language
Through our broad offer of language and academic clubs, students can broaden their knowledge of languages, deepen their academic competencies, and strengthen their debating skills. 
Academics and Languages
Students can take advantage of Homework Club and Book Club, as well as activities in Design Technology, Science, History, Maths, and Model United Nations. This is a place to deepen their academic interests and receive support in their learning.
Music, Dance & Drama
We offer an array of performing arts opportunities to inspire your child. There is something for everyone, whether it is private music lessons, dance, French drama club, choir or the Broadway club.
Music and Performing Arts
LCIS works with highly qualified independent music teachers to provide personal instrument tuition on campus. This is carefully integrated before, during, and after the school day to complement students’ academic timetable. Students also have the opportunity to take part in choirs and the outstanding theatre productions for which the school is known!
Creativity & STEAM
We are committed to promoting creativity and design thinking, both during school time, and through a wide variety of creative clubs ranging from building, magic, cooking, and Design & Technology.
Creativity and STEAM
At LCIS creativity as at the heart of our teaching philosophy, and we host a variety of activities to stimulate imagination and design-thinking, including Design Technology workshops, arts and crafts, musical set design, magic, etiquette, and cooking. Whatever your child's interests, they’re sure to find something new to spark inspiration.

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Our school menu is delicious, nutritious, and caters to everyone’s tastes and dietary needs. Meals are cooked fresh onsite every day,  led by our internationally experienced resident Head Chef Robert and his great team. We teach students the importance of food hygiene, healthy eating, and exercising as part of a balanced lifestyle. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Our school uniform gives every student a sense of belonging to our diverse community. Students are proud to wear their uniform, and we expect it to be worn on journeys to and from school and during any activities hosted by LCIS. Our IBDP students wear their own choice of smart-casual clothes. They are trusted to make appropriate dress choices, preparing them for the world beyond graduation.

PORTAL AND APPS

LCIS uses a range of technologies to enhance learning. Through carefully selected online platforms, parents can be fully involved in their children’s education.

Tapestry
Early Years
Tapestry is a secure, easy-to-use online learning journal, where staff and families celebrate our Early Years students’ learning and achievements. Tapestry supports parents as they engage with their children’s education, and links to observations and assessments of students are shared with their parents on a regular basis.
Seesaw
Primary
We use the web-based app platform Seesaw to create regular digital portfolios of our Primary students’ learning. We share these with parents, who can leave journal entries of constructive feedback about their child’s learning and development. The announcement feature enables teachers to share reminders of class events and the year group’s weekly newsletter, which summarises what the children have learned and what’s on the agenda for next week.
ManageBac
Secondary
Our Secondary students use ManageBac to support their curriculum mapping: assignment setting, homework, and assessments, and tracking and reporting their progress. This unified system ensures a consistent platform, as well as a seamless and integrated experience for teachers, students, and parents to manage every aspect of the curriculum.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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The privilege of working in schools
"There is an infectious joy and privilege about working in schools, brought about by the endless inspiration of young people, and enhanced by the pure commitment and dedication shared by teachers and parents, working in harmony to see young people flourish." says Andy Puttock, Principal of La Côte International School Aubonne (LCIS) and former Education Director at global premium education provider, Nord Anglia Education (NAE).
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Duke of Edinburgh International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's (DoE) International Award (IA) is one of the many opportunities for our students to push beyond their limits and, along the way, discover that they can achieve much more than they thought possible. 
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ENROLMENT IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Your child can join LCIS at anytime during the academic year. We look forward to welcoming you!

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