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International Partnerships and Work

International Work International School Award Accreditation in:-

July 2015, December 2018 and July 2021

In July 2021, we successfully achieved re-accreditation in the British Council International Schools Award fo the third time. As part of this project we worked closely with staff and children from our partner schools in Rajkot, India and France and held various themed activities across school. Monkhouse’s international work includes learning how to say hello and greetings in a
range of languages and using these at different times across the school day, exploring the
commonwealth with our youngest pupils as part of their project on ‘What it's  like to be Royal’,
Year Three looked at becoming sustainable by growing and planting food and having a
whole school focus on Fairtrade. By corresponding with pen pals in a school in France
across the year, it not only improved our French language skills, at the same time as
learning about their culture and festivals but allowed our pen pals to develop their English.
During the last year, we recognised the significance of mental health and wellbeing was
vitally important and it raised the awareness of inequality around the world even though we
are all facing this pandemic together. When we returned to school, we created a display of
photographs showing what made us happy and kept us going through the national
lockdown. We worked with our partner schools to share creative work indicating what made
the children happy.  Staff and pupils were praised in the letter from the British Council:

 

Monkhouse’s international work includes learning how to say hello and greetings in a
range of languages and using these at different times across the school day, exploring the
commonwealth with our youngest pupils as part of their project on ‘What it's like to be Royal’,
Year Three looked at becoming sustainable by growing and planting food and having a
whole school focus on fairtrade. By corresponding with pen pals in a school in France
across the year, it not only improved our French language skills, at the same time as
learning about their culture and festivals but allowed our pen pals to develop their English.
During the last year, we recognised the significance of mental health and wellbeing was
vitally important and it raised the awareness of inequality around the world even though we
are all facing this pandemic together. When we returned to school, we created a display of
photographs showing what made us happy and kept us going through the national
lockdown. We worked with our partner schools to share creative work indicating what made
the children happy.

International Partner Schools and their locations

As a school, we have close links with three other international schools;

  • Panchshil School, Rajkot, India
  • Huafu Primary School, Shenzhen, China
  • Adolphe Thiers Elementary School, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

 

We have collaborated on a number of projects as part of the International School Award work and look forward to continuing this work.

 

Nursery Celebrating the Hindu Festival of Holi  with our partner school in India

Nursery have been learning about Holi, the Hindu festival of spring and colour. They had an amazing morning painting their faces and decorating t-shirts. They sent messages of happy Holi to our friends at Panchshil School.

Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life.

Some families hold religious ceremonies, but for many Holi is more a time for fun. It's a colourful festival, with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water.

Holi is also known as the "festival of colours".

When is Holi?

Holi marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. It is usually celebrated in March.

How is Holi celebrated?

On the first night of Holi, people light bonfires and throw roasting grains, popcorn, coconut and chickpeas onto them.

The next day, people of all ages go into the streets for fun and paint-throwing. Everyone gets involved!

Hindus have fun by smearing each other with paint and throwing coloured water

International Work with our Partner Schools

Children from Huafu Primary School Visit Monkhouse

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Teaching the school a traditional Chinese Song - 好想你 hao xiang ni
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