Displaying all articles and events for March 2019
"Title","Nid","Category","Path","Body","Author","Post date" "Aurora, new High School Council Vice-Chair, shares her testimony","1628","","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/aurora-new-high-school-council-vice-chair-shares-her-testimony"," “I was blown away by my election, it was a surprise, I did not expect it. I remember all the details of that day, it was a Wednesday, I jumped for joy and I am still happy. "" -- Quick reminder: What is the High School Council (HSC) and what is the role of the Vice-Chair? The HSC is the place where high school students are involved in the decisions of the school. The elected representatives represent the students of their school. The HSC meets several times a year (minimum 3 times a year). The HSC is consulted for several topics related to school life, such as the organisation of studies, the modification of the internal school rules and regulations, the organisation of catering services, the mechanisms for changes in orientation and personalised support, the organization of extra-curricular activities or even the development of spaces reserved for high school students. The Vice-Chair presents the notices, proposals, and minutes of the HSC to the Board of Directors of The FIS. Everything is then included in the agenda and can be displayed (sign on 7/F next to the “foyer” or via Pronote). The Vice-Chair fulfills her functions of representative of the students, alongside the Head of the School. -- Standing in this election was very important to me to be fully involved in the life of the school. Being Class Representative of Seconde and a former member of the Lower Secondary Council it was natural that I would want to continue this path in High School. This year being special because of the virus, some projects will unfortunately not be carried out. We had to adapt - here are the projects we are working on for the school: Establishment of a group system for sports activities to strengthen the links between the French and International streams; creation of a LGBT Club; creation of a website facilitating the consultation of the courses to ensure the access to a top quality education to all. I also have personal proposals that I think will be beneficial to all students, such as an easier access to cellphones, a reorganisation of the space next to the Gymnasium or even setting up eco-responsible projects that will make our school as ""green"" as possible. ""My role is important and it does not come without responsibilities"" I will remain, throughout the year, open and available to all students so that their voices are heard by the highest authorities of the school. I thus will get involved in projects that will make our school a dynamic and pleasant place to evolve-in. ","","Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 - 14:22" "Educating children of the 21st century: the new codes - Dr. REVOL","1627","","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/educating-children-21st-century-new-codes-dr-revol"," Thursday 5 February at 7pm Visio Conference Dr REVOL will be helding a visio conference on the subject: ""Educating children of the 21st century: the new codes"". Like parents today, teachers can feel helpless in the face of children of the 21st century, with the unpleasant feeling of standing in front of a locked door whose code has changed. The obstacle can become insurmountable in an era where the educational and pedagogical relationship requires mutual trust and empathy. More info to come for registrations. This event will be held in French only. ","","Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 - 11:07" "Green Gazette - 6th edition","1624","Sust. Dev.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/green-gazette-6th-edition"," Find out about the latest sustainable development news at FIS! Send an email to email@example.com if you would like to know more about or be involved in the work of the Green Committee. Good reading! December 2020 PDF ","","Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 11:11" "Nurturing Civic-Minded Students in the Classroom ","1620","French Str.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/nurturing-civic-minded-students-classroom"," After being elected by their classmates, in the French Stream, 80 BPR and TKO class representatives from lower secondary, as well as 26 class representatives from upper secondary, were trained in their functions. Our upper secondary class representatives practiced on case studies with Mr Gazeau, they also worked on oral communication skills (public speaking, gestures, body language, ...). They also debated on representative democracy from a philosophical point of view with Mr Descambs. In addition, Ms Chapeau described her commitment as a teacher representative within the FIS, and Ms Hotton presented the D.E.S.C. (Describe, Express, Specify and Consequences) method to help our students to communicate more effectively. All the students agreed that this half-day training session was very beneficial to them. Thank you to them for their participation and enthusiasm! This year, all lower secondary class representatives, both titular and substitute, from both campuses took part in the training organised by Fabienne Lamoureux (Education Assistant at TKO) and Ms Chartrain (Head of Vie Scolaire). They were able to exchange with Mrs Martin, Consular Advisor on representative democracy before taking part in various workshops including the very popular mock class council. Congratulations for their commitment! ","","Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 09:02" "Second edition of the Environmental Journal","1619","Internat. Str.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/second-edition-environmental-journal"," FIS is very proud of its students studying IB Environmental systems and societies and the great research work they have produced, under the supervision of their teacher Ms Relan. For this second issue, the students wanted to cover a wide range of topics such as the impacts of reclamation and dredging, nutrient overload in Hong Kong waters, shipping pollution, and the effect of ocean acidification in Hong Kong. Discover this second fascinating issue! ","","Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 14:55" "‘Semaine des Lycées Français du Monde’ (Week of World French Schools) at FIS","1615","French Str.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/%E2%80%98semaine-des-lyc%C3%A9es-fran%C3%A7ais-du-monde%E2%80%99-week-world-french-schools-fis"," As part of the ""Semaine des Lycées Français du Monde"", all TKO Primary school pupils will work together with French schools in Seoul (South Korea), Santiago de Chile, Vancouver (Canada), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Tunis (Tunisia) and Turin (Italy) on the 5 following themes: Solidarity on a daily basis in our respective countries. Global solidarity seen from the perspective of sustainable development and protection of the planet. Equality from the perspective of respecting differences. Citizenship on a daily basis, at school. Responsible citizens who make their voices heard without resorting to violence. All the classes worked on these themes freely, expressing the fruit of their thoughts through various formats adapted to the age of the students: posters, drawings, texts for the youngest (CP and CE1), or recording web-radio episodes for the older ones (CE2, CM1 and CM2). In total, four programs were produced by our students, answering four specific questions: Solidarity / ""Is it necessary to stand in solidarity to be able to live together?"" International Solidarity / ""How do our personal and local actions globally influence the protection of our planet?"" Equality / ""Do we have to fight because of our differences?"" Citizenship / ""A citizen is a person, child or adult, who has rights and duties. At school, you also have rights and duties: can you give an example of citizenship behaviour in your school? » These broadcasts have been sent to Santiago, where editing will be done to make a web radio program that will be broadcast on the AEFE website. Congratulations to our students and their teachers for their involvement in this beautiful project! ","","Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 09:20" "A thorough look at biodiversity on our campuses with the Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge","1613","Sust. Dev.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/thorough-look-biodiversity-our-campuses-hong-kong-inter-school-city-nature-challenge"," An educational outing focused on biodiversity, in partnership with WWF and as part of the Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge, was organised for all 6è students taking the Integrated Science and Technology Education (EIST) class and some CM2 students, these past two weeks on our BPR and TKO campuses. During these two field trips, the students were given the task to take photos of the biodiversity (plant and animal) in and around each campus using the iNaturalist application. This project is an opportunity for them to participate in a fun inter-school competition, while studying biodiversity, exchanging with researchers, and progressing with their ""Building an insect hotel"" project. The outings took place in small groups of students (3 or 4) accompanied by a referent parent. In addition, EIST teachers, educational assistants (AED) and three scientists from the ECF Hong Kong Inter-School City Nature Challenge 2019-2020 Partner School Programme were present to assist the groups, going from one to the other. This very stimulating programme allowed our students to become aware of how rich their daily environment is in terms of biodiversity, while involving the whole community through the active participation of parents. A very successful experience, as testified by our students: Clarisse R., 6B Ce que j'ai particulièrement aimé, était d'immobiliser les insectes pour pouvoir les prendre en photo!!! Nous avons découvert beaucoup d'êtres vivants que nous ne connaissions pas avant. Merci à l'équipe de WWF […] !!!! Sarah M., 6B This experience was more than important to make us realize how amazing nature was… From elephants to scorpions they are all equally useful to this world. With iNaturalist and it’s helpful information, it did help me to enjoy pointing out and asking myself what species I had come across. And just like that, in an hour I had already learnt loads! Korentine B., 6B La sortie WWF m'a appris que les êtres vivants n'étaient pas seulement des animaux mais aussi des végétaux. Quand je suis partie pour prendre des photos, je voulais absolument trouver des insectes. Mais , au final, j’ai trouvé plein de végétaux magnifiques et colorés. Louise P., 6B La sortie de classe WWF organisée par l’école m’a beaucoup plu et intéressé. En particulier, la sortie m’a permis de mieux connaître et aussi mieux comprendre l’environnement proche de ma nouvelle école à Hong Kong où je réside seulement depuis quelques mois. Si la ville de Hong Kong est une cité impressionnante avec de grands immeubles et un port immense, c’est aussi un ensemble d’îles et de territoires où la nature est omniprésente et à notre portée presque quotidiennement. C’est un lieu parfait pour observer la nature, les plantes et les insectes et en apprendre plus sur la biodiversité. J’ai beaucoup apprécié l’utilisation de l’application iNaturalist, la démarche scientifique et les échanges lorsque l’on poste des photographies des choses que l’on a pu observer autour de nous. Un autre point positif est que lorsqu’on poste une photo on peut recevoir un commentaire très rapidement ce qui aide beaucoup pour identifier l’espèce prise en photo et on découvre de nouveaux mots scientifiques ! ","","Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 10:13" "The 2020-2021 FIS Medical Journal Volume 1 is out!","1612","Internat. Str.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/2020-2021-fis-medical-journal-volume-1-out"," FIS is very proud of the excellent work done by our IB Y12 students, who have put together the first volume of the Medical Journal for the school year 2020-2021. This edition offers an in-depth look into pandemics and their trends, and their comparison to our modern times. In order to do so, our students travelled back in time to the Ebola epidemic and even further back to the Black Death. A notable article is the research done by our year 11 students on the Effect of wearing masks on recovery rate during moderate exercise. Congratulations to all the contributors! ","","Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 16:57" "Our French and International stream students take part in comic book workshops with cartoonist Matt Smith","1611","Arts, Internat. Str.","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/our-french-and-international-stream-students-take-part-comic-book-workshops-cartoonist"," Our CE2 (bilingual class) and CM2 (classic and bilingual classes) students at Chai Wan had the great opportunity to take part in workshops run by cartoonist Matt Smith, centered around self-expression and interactivity, which allowed everyone to get a taste of comic books practise in a fun and engaging way. The cartoonist also met twice with our Y9 students, with the aim to enhance their language and media literacy provision of FIS’ curriculum in readiness for the new, IB Diploma Language and Literature course. A beneficial and thought-provoking encounter, as our student Ishita B. explains. (9A): The past week, our Y9 class has had two visits from the esteemed Matt Smith of the brand Smith vs Smith, to expand our horizons from the confines of essays and analytical work to creative work, using our artistic skills to portray the emotions of the characters and gain a better understanding of poetry as an art. This mini programme allowed us to gain new and vital skills, as well as a great opportunity to study art and comics in a form of literature and poetry. Mr Smith created an online workshop for us to learn more about the world of comics, aiding us in our innovative strides, taking ourselves a few steps forward to a better and more creative mindset. One student, Olwen B. in Y9 said ‘The experience all-in-all was very eye-opening and fun. The benefits of the sessions were that they allowed me to think more literally, to visualise the poem. It also allowed me to express my opinions on it and interpret the poem from a fresh and different perspective. I feel like more time with him would have been more beneficial, but the experience was very informative and useful for the alumna. Mr Smith opened our minds through visual and inventive depiction, something which I thought could only be achieved through writing and literary work.’ Personally, I found making our own comics very intriguing, as it let us explore our imagination, and reflect our own views of how we interpret the different situations, in our case war events, and the different stories we tell. It was quite interesting to see what others had made, allowing us to analyse each other’s work and see how different our opinions are. On the whole, the experience was very valuable, and I am very appreciative of having the opportunity to learn about our lessons from a different point of view. It was very interesting, and speaking for the whole of Y9A, we would like to give our thanks to Mr Smith of Smith vs Smith comics for allowing us to spend those well spent lessons with him. ","","Thursday, 19 November, 2020 - 11:58" "New edition of the ‘Semaine des Lycées Français du Monde’ (Week of World French Schools) at FIS","1610","French Str., FIS","https://www.fis.edu.hk/en/news-press/new-edition-%E2%80%98semaine-des-lyc%C3%A9es-fran%C3%A7ais-du-monde%E2%80%99-week-world-french-schools-fis"," Once again this year, FIS - and more particularly our Tseung Kwan O campus - will actively participate in the Week of French World Schools which will take place from 30 November to 5 December and whose theme is ""Citizens, equal and united - French education to meet the challenges of tomorrow"". All TKO Primary school pupils will work together with French schools in Seoul (South Korea), Santiago de Chile, Vancouver (Canada), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Tunis (Tunisia) and Turin (Italy) on the 5 following themes: 1. Solidarity on a daily basis in our respective countries. 2. Global solidarity seen from the perspective of sustainable development and protection of the planet. 3. Equality from the perspective of respecting differences. 4. Citizenship on a daily basis, at school. 5. Responsible citizens who make their voices heard without resorting to violence. More information to come about each class' project! In the meantime, take a look at the LFM week's themes in the video below: ","","Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 11:45"
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