School parent Karin Kanewske Turner has recently stepped into the role of Chairperson of CHELO. Karin directs a non-profit public health project in South Africa and across the globe. Having worked for over 20 years in international health and social welfare programs, Karin has a passion for uplifting individuals and serving communities. Her son Chet is in the MYP programme. We caught...Read More
Last night I attended the MYP 1 – 3 “So You Think You Can Speak?” evening, and was most impressed with the talent of our Junior High School students. Four MYP 1 teams participated in formal debates; the MYP 2 students took part in a United Nations forum discussion on “Women, Peace and Security”, whilst individual MYP 3 students bravely did impromptu speeches on a variety of...Read More
Last night I attended the PYP 5’s Science Experiment Evening. Each student presented his/her own project on Energy. Parents who were invited to the evening were also asked to grade their own children’s project. I was so impressed at the variety and standard of the projects; the confidence of the students as they discussed their projects with each adult that came up to...Read More
Over the last few years, with the advances in neuro-science, a great deal has been written about how our brains work and how students learn.
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (Latin American Social Science Research Faculty, Ecuador) in an interview with Rafael Heller in Kappan, shared some recent findings by the Delphi panel – a group of experts in neuroscience, psychology, and...Read More
“A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved”
It is very rewarding to look back on a term filled with meaningful learning and fun-filled events.
In the first two weeks our high school students had the benefit of learning from our visiting Spanish exchange students from our sister school SEK Eiris in Coruña, Spain. Our visitors enjoyed staying...Read More
An interesting article in Psychology Today by Hara Estroff Marano entitled “A Nation of Wimps” speaks of the trend in the USA of parents going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. The writer argues that this “hyper-concern” of parents has the net effect of making our children more fragile and may be the reason why they are breaking down in...Read More
It was encouraging to read the very positive feedback from our High School students on their ‘Week without Walls” camps last week; that the students found the camps worthwhile and enjoyable.
This past week in one of their English classes, they wrote about their camp experiences:
“Week without Walls was an amazing experience, it taught me to believe in myself no matter...Read More
Bonamanzi River Camp – MYP1 2019
Bonamanzi Adventures played host to the MYP1 classes last week for their Week Without Walls. We were fortunate to have mostly excellent weather for the week and we made the most of it on the sprawling lawns. The MYP 1 students were kept busy right from their arrival. The facilitators had a wide range of exciting educational activities lined up...Read More
I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz, a Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Pelcovitz has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and child mental health. His areas of research and clinical specialty include stress management, transmitting values to children and adolescents...Read More
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
As we reflect on the wonderful 10 days we had with our Spanish Exchange Students, one of the most poignant questions might be how their trip to South Africa might have affected them? Leaving their homes and immersing themselves in a different culture, country and school must have...Read More