The start of the new school year brings lots of new in any International School
New lessons, new friends and new teachers, of course. We have a new Secondary library. It is a fantastic looking addition to our campus. This is the latest addition to our campus as our growing numbers mean we have outgrown the old library and that has reverted back to being a place dedicated to the Primary School.
Why have we called it a Study Centre and not a library?
When I say 'library' it is a fair bet that images of old dusty rooms full of books that nobody has looked at in living memory flared up in your mind's eye. That is not what this space is for.
It is, first of all, a study room for our most senior students. It is a light and airy space for them to get grips with their A Level work, with room to spread out and feel comfortable.
However, it is also a space for the rest of the secondary school to use. Lessons will be held in here, for example on research techniques. Believe it or not, there is more to research than a Google or Ecosia search! Having said that we are a 1:1 laptop school and this room reflects that. Most students get their information from online sources now rather than books. They work much more collaboratively than when we were (I was!) at school and this space allows them to do that.
I think you will agree that it looks both really modern and, at the same time, that it has been a part of the school since the day it opened.
The aim of this is to give you more than just a flavour of what is happening in different aspects of Secondary section life at Charter International School. We will go into more detail about what is going on in different subjects and all those cross curricula events that make the school such a great place to work and learn. Students will have a voice and explain what they have learnt, how they have learnt it and why they think it was useful or fun or interesting. Hopefully, this will give an idea as to what life is like in the school on a day-to-day basis, what we think a good school should aspire to be and the never ending journey to becoming that school.