Newsletter #1 W/E Friday 15/12/2017 Dear Parents, Students, Staff & Teachers, Arrival Firstly, thank you for welcoming me so warmly to both a new country and a new school. Arriving on my first day – Tuesday 31st October – I was struck not only by how friendly our students are but also the very clean…Read more
Welcome to Newlands
Building on its academic excellence, Beaconhouse now proudly introduces Beaconhouse-Newlands. This day boarding school provides students with a new learning experience where technology blends seamlessly into a modern broad-based curriculum, facilitated by fully equipped classrooms and IT suites. Teachers combine quality teaching practices with the increasingly available contemporary education technologies to create a student-centered, flexible and self paced approach to learning.
We believe education is more about learning than about teaching, more about the student than about the teacher. The challenge for leaders and teachers therefore is to allow students to develop own ideas and let them stretch their imaginations, so that they are ready to be innovators and inventors rather than mere improvisers and passive recipients.
Encouraging a student-centered approach at newlands, we expect our students not only to participate actively in class discussions, but to contribute positively towards their own learning outcomes, so that they become partners in the process of learning. We develop 21st century skills in our students by triggering their logical, analytical and critical thinking – essential tools that will make them life-long learners. The teachers’ role is described as “the guide by the side” rather than “the sage on the stage”.
News & Announcements
The much awaited Sports Gala was held on Friday, 17th March 2017. The pleasant weather, colourful ambiance and the fantastic turnout of parents were the ingredients of a perfect event. Below are some glimpses of the action filled day. All in all, a truly fun packed, memorable Sports Gala for everyone.
French Culture Day Our class 5 learners celebrated French Culture Day to showcase their language learning. The director of Alliance Francaise, Mr. Stephane Gaillard joined the parents in encouraging the young learners who had put up an amazing display of learning, which included poetry recitals, a stage performance of Little Red Riding Hood, a…Read more
Swimming for Parents! Dear Parents, In keeping with BNL’s mission to provide greater opportunities to engage our parent community, we are offering swimming for our parent body at a nominal fee. The details of the program are enclosed in this flier. If you are interested, please deposit the fee at the accounts office as we…Read more