Welcome to S6!
Wednesday 2 September
To reduce crowding at the school gate, there will be a staggered start time on Wednesday 2 September. S6 students can arrive anytime between 08:45 and 09:15. To adhere to the coronavirus requirements, parents are asked to drop you off at the front gate without entering the school grounds. When you enter the new school building you will be directed to the portacabins for your first assembly. As the school building is a new environment for all students, staff will ensure that you are also guided to your mentor classroom so you won't get lost.
Your first day of school will end at 12:45. View your full schedule here:
Meet your Mentor and Cycle Leader
You will meet your Mentor teacher on the first day of school and they will help you access your timetable in Webuntis. During your mentor lessons you can ask your Mentor for help with any issues you may be experiencing or questions you might have. S6 mentor lessons will also be used to explore your post-Baccalaureate options, and you will be given the opportunity to meet with the Careers Counsellor, Mrs van Heeswijk. Your Mentor will also be the point of contact between your parents and the school. If they have any questions about your education, they should contact your Mentor first.
The Orientation Cycle Leader is Dr Emery. She is responsible for overseeing the education your teachers will provide. If you have questions that your Mentor cannot answer, you can contact Dr Emery. You will meet Dr Emery at the assembly on the first day of school. Support staff will also be present at the assembly to introduce themselves and briefly explain the support they offer.
The Orientation Cycle is focused on preparing you for university. You will become more independent learners, will need to start taking responsibility for your studies, and develop good studying routines to prepare for your European Baccalaureate. S6 students will sit B-Tests or exams depending on your subject choices. B-Tests will take place during lessons, and exams will be held under exam conditions. Your subject teachers will give you more information about what will be assessed in these B-Tests and exams and when they will occur.
One of the unique advantages of attending a European School, is the value we place on European cultures. To provide you with rich cultural experiences that complement your studies, S6 students are usually required to attend a mandatory residential trip. The S6 Cultural trip runs for five days at the end of the school year, and is a great way to explore a new culture, while bonding with your peers before becoming the new leaders of the school in S7. It remains to be seen how the coronavirus will impact these kinds of activities this school year, but we will keep you informed of any updates.
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