Easter wishes from Brillantmont!

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Easter wishes from Brillantmont!
Another term over already and what an exciting one it’s been. With mid-term exams, house events, MUN, ski week, the drama production and the Habitat for Humanity trip to Vietnam, life at BM has been action-packed.
This busy pace is set to continue. Brillantmont is one of the only schools in Switzerland to offer the British IGCSE and A Level examinations and these renowned examinations, which open doors all over the world, have already started. Revision is well underway and Mr Mc Clean’s top tips are a great revision tool. With calm, careful planning and focus,with calm, careful planning and focus, we’re confident for their success.
So, time to put aside the chocolate eggs and it’s heads down! Happy Easter!

Habitat for Humanity

A group of ten students and teachers Ms Tongue and Mrs Ho Tai are currently in Vietnam as part of a Habitat for Humanity building project. Based near Hanoi, they are currently busy brick and foundation laying for a family who will eventually live in their construction. The conditions are often challenging and the work is physically demanding but the team are very committed. They do have a little time off however to explore the local area and local culture. You can follow their adventures here in their blog.
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Top tips for exam time

Official examinations are upon us. It can be a stressful time of year for many students but adopting a calm, organised method to revision keeps things in perspective. Our advice on exam preparation considers not just strategies for learning but also for relaxation and well-being, crucial to a well-balanced, healthy approach.

Read our 2 blog series „Great Exam Preparation Tips” »  Part 1 & Part 2

Brillantmont opens its „Beastie Hotels”

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A recent cross-curricular project led by the Maths Department has heightened environmental awareness. Using geometrical drawings, students constructed ” Beastie Hotels”, which are now set up in the gardens and awaiting their first occupants. These impressive constructions provide shelter for insects, offering them a home in sometimes adverse weather conditions. The hotels promote diversity and insect pollination and are beneficial to the garden. This project has provided a great opportunity for students to work collaboratively, to hone their design skills and to study insect life and its impact. What’s more, as the insects arrive, the „BM Beastie Hotels” are nearly fully booked for summer!

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What made me?

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MUN made me „speak in public with more ease. It also helped me understand world problems and I realise that diplomacy is a really interesting area to work in.” (Leonardo from Brazil, who participated in the Model United Nations trip to the Hague). Brillantmont organises two MUN trips every year; one to Singapore in November and one to the founding conference in the Hague in January.

Read the full story on our blog » 

 

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Ski Week made me „feel good about myself and I hope my parents will be proud too.” (Marion from Mexico, who joined ski week in Zinal. With ski trips every weekend and a week-long trip every February, Brillantmont students were able to learn or improve their techniques on the ski slopes, have fun and discover the beauty of Switzerland.

Read the full story on our blog » 

The world’s a stage

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Lots of fun and laughter were in store as the Brillantmont Drama Club, under the guidance of Mrs Harrison,  took to the stage with their hilarious version of Mother Goose. Comedy is one of the most challenging genres but our students pulled it off and the night was a huge success, revealing some remarkable talents.

Brillantmont- 135 years old and still young at heart!

For Happy birthday candles on a chocolate cake.jpeg135 years Brillantmont has educated young people from all over the world, broadening their perspectives and opening doors for their future. Incredibly, the school is still owned by the founding family. We are celebrating our milestone 135th birthday on Sunday 16th July 2017. If you studied at Brillantmont, please send an email to events@brillantmont.ch to receive your special invitation so you can join the festivities.

Summer’s calling!

Summer 2017 is only a few weeks away. It’s your last chance to enrol your 10-17 year old for our great programme,  learning French or English, playing lots of sports and going on exciting excursions. Check out our Summer Course video

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And, last chance to sign up for Summer Course 2017. 

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Last but not least

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