ASEICA’s annual Alumni evening took place on December 19th, 2019. In the midst of the weather warnings, 35 alumni studying or who have completed their studies in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Italy and France arrived at the AGORA to share their experience with current Lycée students. This event is a wonderful occasion for students to ask questions about life after the CIV and we hope that more students will attend in the future. A huge thanks to all of the alumni who attended and to our staff and parents volunteers who contributed to the success of this event. All lycée students should register their email addresses and stay in touch with guidance in order to be informed of future alumni events. This year we asked our alumni for some advice to current students. We hope that the reflections and advice from our wise alumni will inspire the Lycée students who are in the midst of their bac-blanc exams this week.
Study well but have a life outside of studying so you can show that you are an interesting and capable person beyond simply grades. James
Always keep a goal in mind and work towards it, don’t lose focus. Ava
Study regularly, follow the news and be curious. Rizlane
Don’t only focus on your grades but do many extra curricular activities that will make your profile unique. Margot
Organize your time well and be passionate. Paul
Every little thing you learn in the section becomes useful at one point. Do not think "Ah it'll be useless in a few years", you never know when you'll need the knowledge you acquired ! Noémie
Take advantage of what you learn in your OIB classes. The knowledge that will remain in your brains even after the bac will be so useful in your classes, but also in your general understanding of what goes on in the world. The works of literature that you study are really essential, and I still talk about them today. All of this background knowledge will come in handy when you are having conversations with people who matter. Salomé
Open up your possibilities by applying to different schools even if you aren't sure about going. The more options you have, the happier you will be. If you can't make it abroad right after Terminale it's ok! Stay in France and travel in the years that follow. Dinah
by Iris Broisat, Theodore Coleman, Sam Danin, Kaia Evans, and Noah Pleasance
On Wednesday, January 29th, students representing Collège Cesar, Collège Eganaude, Collège International de Valbonne (CoIV), Collège Niki de Saint Phalle, International School of Monaco, International School of Nice, and Mougins School were invited to present their speeches and compete for prizes. Congratulations to our section students Eyua Assoumou from Eganaude who brought home the first place title and Isabelle Tollnert from Niki de Saint Phalle in third place. The theme of the first speech was 'Defend a cause you believe in.' Eyua gave a passionate speech titled, “We Can All Be Feminists” and Isabelle gave a heartfelt speech titled, “We Can All Make a Difference in Fighting Climate Change.” In the second and final round on the topic 'Blue', Eyua clenched the title after her speech, “Through the Blue of My Violin". ASEICA was also represented by Maria-Laura Gassi from CoIV and Cara Williams from Collège César. Congratulations to all of the finalists for your hard work and preparation and to the ASEICA teachers for their unwavering support.
The annual Summer Camps and Galettes Evening took place on Monday, January 13th. Six organizations came back again to the CIV campus to meet with a large body of students and parents looking for fun school holiday courses, exchanges and post-Baccalaureate study; both in France and abroad in English. We had several lovely volunteers who helped us serve a welcome slice of galette. The Summer Camps Galette is an informal fair allowing parents and students to talk to each company to prospect potential courses, exchanges and further study suitable for each individual. If you were not able to attend, brochures are still available in the Aseica office.
Calvin-Thomas, Terre des Langues, AFS Vivre Sans Frontière, Camp Experts, Enjoy Study USA, PGL…
Gina Bethell - Bertrand Gorge
Aseica 2e Exchange
Our primary students from Sartoux and Trois Collines got to meet and discuss poetry with Author & Poet, James Carter. In a general assembly he put on a show to share his newly published poem on the theme of space. He then ran a creative writing workshop in each of the classes. With his expert tips and advice, each student got the chance to produce their own poems and proudly share them.
Nadine BIBOLLET SINGLETON
Since the beginning of the school year, ASEICA has hosted 'Coffee Mornings' at each of the Colleges, and a Parent-Teacher lunch for the Primary Section. These meet ups are a great way for parents to meet their children's teachers and ASEICA board members in an informal setting. Parents also have the possibility to learn more about what's happening in class or with other extra-curricular academic projects that the teachers support such as the Model United Nations (MUN), the speech contest and various primary social activities. It is especially a great way for new families to connect with the rest of the ASEICA community. The events hosted this fall were:
- Primary Parent-Teacher lunch for both the Sartoux and Trois Collines primary schools at the Ferme Bermond
- Coffee mornings at the Colleges: Niki St Phalle, César, Eganaude.
Feedback from Parents
“The Primary Teacher-Parent lunch, held on the last day of the autumn term, was a great way to connect with the different teachers and all the parents once the school year was off and running. I always appreciate being able to catch up with fellow parents and to touch base with all the teachers. It’s one of the key ways that we all stay connected during the busy school year.” Lucy White, mother of Joe (CM1) and Max (CE1), Ecole Sartoux and Benjamin (5eme), Collège César
"I found the parent-teacher breakfast very informative. As a new ASEICA parent, it was rewarding to meet the teachers of the English section, to learn more about the course work, the setup of the section, extra-curricular activities, and to discuss over a coffee with different parents and my child's teachers. I look forward to another such meet up." Anne Minereau-Gay, mother of Hector (6eme), College Niki de St Phalle.
And the winners are… This is the winning Yearbook cover for next year : a digitally created design by Camille Marchand a LIV 2nde student. The runner up is a watercolor created by Dalen Dautov in 6eme at Collège Niki de St Phalle. Many thanks to all participants and congratulations to the winners!
Nora Louise Syran, Yearbook Coordinator