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Brillantmont says yes to YES!

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 One of our core values at Brillantmont is to nurture collaboration and leadership skills through challenge. A great way to do this is through YES - The Young Enterprise Switzerland Club (YES Club). This after school club at Brillantmont is dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and practice in relation to investing and entrepreneurship. Our intrepid group of scholars meet every Wednesday in a classroom overlooking beautiful Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). Our team competes in two separate stock market game challenges and learn the fundamentals of investing, starting up and operating their own business. The YES Club’s talented members reflect our cultural diversity and includes students from Switzerland, Mexico, Spain, India, Luxembourg and Iran and are led by Mr Joe Brogan, our Economics /History teacher.

 

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STEAM at Brillantmont – our robots keep on roving!

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Here is another update from our STEAM Coding classes where our main aim this year is to enable Brillantmont International School students to develop practical and flexible skills relating to technology. We believe that there is space alongside the traditional curriculum to develop creative and technical skills with the use of robotics and computer programming. We want our students to be aware of the exciting possibilities out there when they leave school and enable them to have the confidence to study anything they want to in the future.

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Election fever at Brillantmont International School

| 0 comments| by Sarah Frei Sarah Frei

Election fever is the subject of numerous headlines across the world right now and never more so than here at Brillantmont for this year’s Student Leaders for House.

One of our core values at the school is to nurture collaboration and leadership skills through challenge, building courageous, confident critical thinkers. Our House system offers the ideal opportunity to enable this. We have five Houses at the school , all named after famous people linked to Switzerland – Rousseau, Chaplin, Einstein, Anker and Piccard. The Houses meet on a weekly basis and are composed of students of different ages and nationalities, day and boarding. The purpose is to bring them together, to build and strengthen relationships and to help them get to know each other. Through teamwork and collaboration, they work to plan House events which are fun, memorable and create a sense of belonging.

 

 

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Lessons in Coding and Animation - Brillantmont Kicks Off STEAM Programme

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The new school year has begun, and our students have already picked up some new skills in their STEAM Coding classes! Grades 8 and 9 have been working on programming for animated sequences, with some very creative results. 

Students have been getting familiar with HTML and Scratch, building instructions to get animated animals dancing in time with music tracks.

Below you will see some of the work our students have produced. They had a lot of fun producing these sequences, and we think the results are pretty cool, too!

 

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Studying Mathematics at Brillantmont: How recent lessons have been shaping our students’ knowledge

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The mathematics students at Brillantmont have been working extremely hard and producing excellent work. In particular, we are very excited to showcase our students’ efforts using a range of interactive software to visualise equations and processes.

Bringing this creative element into our mathematics lessons has really inspired our students, and the results have certainly been a sight to behold. From interactive diagrams to trigonometrical animation, our classes are combining mathematics with technology - and having a lot of fun along the way!

 

 

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IGCSE and A Levels at Brillantmont - Report from the Classrooms

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Take a look at what the students have been working on this term as part of their IGCSE and A Levels Programme at Brillantmont International School.

From Chemistry to Art, and across all the different grades, students are hard at work and many of our classes have started new topics within their subjects. Whether they are preparing for exams, applying learned theory to practical experiments, or investigating important themes and events, there is a lot going on right now here at Brillantmont!

 

 

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Brillantmont students traveled to Cambodia for 2019 Habitat for Humanity project.

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This year’s Habitat for Humanity team traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 10 days in April to build an elevated house for Chaang, Samot, Neardey and Nita.


We arrived to Phnom Penh on Smiling Day where we were greeted at the airport by cheerful people giving out complimentary colorful bamboo fans, cotton scarves and woven boxes. From this day until our departure ten days later, we experienced the warmth…both literally and figuratively…of Cambodia.


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Robots at the ready as Brillantmont’s coding lessons come to life!

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As you may already be aware, some of our Grade 8 and 9 pupils have been working extremely hard this year on building robots and creating games. We are very proud to unveil the results of our coding and programming classes for the first time.

In collaboration with the TechSpark Academy, our students have been developing code that can power intelligent robotic life, and building snake-based games that can eat apples and navigate obstacles! Not only has this been a fun and highly engaging class, but the students have learned valuable skills which could prove very useful in their future careers.

 


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Applying our robotics skills during a recent workshop in Geneva

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As part of our ongoing robotics and programming course, Brillantmont’s Grade 8 students recently attended the UN's World Summit on the Information Society, held in the ITU building in Place de Nations. Here, our students were able to apply knowledge recently acquired in class,  as they learned all about the design and construction of robotic, prosthetic hands. 

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The robots are Coming! Coding comes to life at Brillantmont.

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In previous blogs, we’ve shared with your our excitement at the introduction of coding and robotics classes into our 8th and 9th Grade curricula.

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