Greenfield College receives its LFE certification from the ambassador of France to Lebanon Madame Anne Grillo
We are pleased to inform you that Greenfield College has received the certification "Réseau International Francophone d’ excellence" and is now an academic member of the LabelFrancÉducation network of schools promoting French Language and culture in their curriculum.
The seal was presented in a ceremony in the Greenfield College theater by the Ambassador of France to Lebanon, Madame Anne Grillo, who honored the administration and gathered faculty with a speech stressing the school’s merit, high academic standards, and qualifications in attaining this certification.
As we at Greenfield College add this considerable achievement to our credentials, which opens academic doors in Francophone countries to our student body, we promise to continue to strive to remain at the forefront of leading educational institutions in Lebanon.
Congratulations to the Greenfield College community
We are pleased to announce that once again 100% of our International Baccalaureate students have successfully earned their IB diplomas this year. This most challenging year marks our sixth year of successful IB cohorts. Incredibly, students earned 5 bilingual diplomas and achieved an impressive 78.23% passing average. As always, this could not be accomplished without the dedication of our IB team and school administration. Congratulations to the graduates of 2021 and we wish them all our best on their future endeavors.
The CAS Global Collaborative Conference wound up on February 27, 2021. More than 100 international students logged in along with their teachers and CAS Coordinators to demonstrate completion of their group projects. We will be sharing the Facebook link with detailed descriptions of the 13 exciting and sustainable actions taken by this group of students from six schools.
We are proud to share with you the details of our latest collaboration with the French Institute. EB5 students sang and recorded a video for the Choeur FrancEducation along with 11 other French schools in Lebanon. The event was hosted by Greenfield College on our Microsoft Teams platform and all schools shared their videos aimed at raising awareness of certain issues as well as promoting the values of the Francophonie. We look forward to future endeavors with both the French Institute and other schools dedicated to excellence in French education. Thank you to the following schools for joining us in the Choeur FrancEducation: St. Vincent, Khadija El Kobra, Besançon Baabda, CPLL Kfaryachit , Besançon Baabdat, Lycée Adonis, ETD, St Pierre Baskinta, Sainte Famille Zalka, FDLC Clémenceau, and RHHS.
Even through remote learning, Greenfield College students showed that they have the winning drive and that they always strive for excellence. Noor Hamadi won a Secretary General Award and Hiba Zwaine won a Best Improvement Award at this year’s Global Classrooms Model United Nations Simulation Program at LAU Beirut. Ali Charaffeddine, grade five, won an Environment Day Awareness first prize for his video entitled “Mother Earth is Suffering “from the Chair of “Foundation Diane” – CEED through Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His video highlights the dangers of pollution in Lebanon and he utilized his practical investigative skills to survey and explore this topic in depth. Congratulations to our hardworking students!
On the occasion of Teachers' Day 2021, we wish to thank all of our dedicated and talented teachers for their unwavering devotion and attention to our Greenfield College students. In these unprecedented times, it takes more than a village to raise a child and we are honored to be a part of the equation in both our students' academic success and emotional growth. Thank you all for your part in making Greenfield College the community of lifelong learners that it is.
En partenariat avec Alliance France, le CERATP, l'Institut Français (en France) avec le soutien de l'IF au Liban et l'Orient le Jour ont organisé une rencontre littéraire "Je viens de loin , j'écris en Français" , avec l'académicien Amin Maalouf, auteur d'origine libanaise.
Cette rencontre fût diffusée en ligne gratuitement, le Mardi 2 février 2021 à 19h30 (Liban). L'heure arrivée, l'animatrice fût choquée par le nombre des participants du monde francophone, qui a atteint 2200 personnes pour la première fois, dans cette émission. Puis les échanges ont commencé entre Amine Maalouf et Bernard Magnier, spécialiste des littératures francophones.
Mme Maya Mazher, Mlle Ghia Dergham et Mlle Carole Kansoh el Ghouri, du Département de Français ont assisté à la rencontre. Sous la guidance de Mlle Carole Kansoh el Ghouri, tous les apprenants de la classe de Seconde ont participé à la rencontre et ont posé des questions au grand auteur Amine Maalouf. La rencontre fût autour de son nouveau roman " Nos frères inattendus " paru cette année dans l'édition Grasset.
Cet événement littéraire et culturel par excellence a mis l'accent sur la crise que vit le monde en entier et a promu l'identité libanaise grâce à cet écrivain visionnaire, décoré de plusieurs prix.
A l’occasion de la journéeinternationaledu professeur defrançais, la direction deGreenfield College a prisl’initiative d’organiser un atelier de formationen ligne(Webinare)pouréchangerdesexpérienceséducativesavec lesétablissementslabelisés. Ceci a inspiré le nom du Team où s’est dérouléela réunion«échanger pourchanger».Ont participé à cet atelier Mme Camila Kaakour(Conseillère pédagogique etcoordinatrice des projets CELF à l’Institut Français), Mme Blandine Yazbeck(Conseillèrepédagogique à l’Institut Français)et MmeLamy Sylvie(Attachéede coopération pour lefrançais à l’Institut Français), ainsi quedes professeurs des établissements labelisés.Les participants comptaient 35 personnes des établissements labelisés, de l’InstitutFrançais et deGreenfield College.
Mme Nibal a introduit le site Padlet et son utilité dans le domaine éducatif sur le planpratique.
Mme Adla Zeineh a fait une intervention et a présenté des padlets travaillés avec desétudiants en EB4 au niveau du STEAM et un autrepadleten collaboration avec lesclasses EB3, EB4 et EB5 comme activité ludique pour la fête de l’Indépendance.
Mlle Carole Kansoh el Ghouri adémonstéles différentsusagesde padlet en matière delangueau niveau du cycle secondaire, concernant la production écrite et l’expressionorale.
Puis est intervenue MmeMarieBuscail(DirectricedeL'InstitutFrançaisduLiban,conseillère de coopérationet d’action culturelle)pour exprimer son admiration du travailet elle a remercié Greenfield College pour son initiative surtout pour cette occasion. Ellea souhaité de même la continuité de cet échange numérique pour la richesse desexpériences et du profit.
The Global CAS Conference is just around the corner and we are excited to share the latest news. Students from eight schools around the globe will join in this unique event. They have already chosen their topics and will now decide on group projects to complete over the next month. Students from Colombia, India, Lebanon, and Pakistan will foster international mindedness and cooperation by virtually collaborating on their CAS projects. This will culminate in a reflective day of project demonstration hosted by Greenfield College. We will keep you updated on their progress!
Our IB students may have been on vacation, but that hasn't stopped them from supporting the educational needs of our youngest students. They planned a series of elementary lessons ranging from making vegan paint to zero food waste strategies. Additionally, they are holding weekly conversational English meetings with grade two students in order to build oral fluency. We can't wait to see what they come up with next!
طلاب الصف الثانوي الثالث يشاركون في ندوة افتراضية مباشرة عبر تطبيق Zoom أقامتها منظمة "يونيسكو" تحت عنوان: "الاحتفاء باليوم العالمي للغة العربية 2020"
The class of 2021 celebrates Christmas by sending their wishes through this movie that everyone will take care of themselves and stay safe from Corona during these difficult times.
Greenfield College never misses an occasion and especially our Independence Day.
On the 20th of November, the Lebanese flag decorated our Microsoft TEAMS, our students started their online sessions by singing our anthem, and all classes celebrated our Independence by enrolling in different online activities to honor the memory of the 22nd of November.
Independence Day (Online Activities)
As part of its university orientation program, Greenfield College hosted two online orientation sessions; one was held by the American University of Beirut AUB on Thursday, November 5, and the second by the Lebanese American University LAU, on the 10th of November.
The two interactive sessions aimed at guiding students into the different careers as well as the updated requirements for university admissions.
After the completion of approximately 54 hours of training on different digital tools and programs, such as virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics and Arduino, the development Department at Greenfield College launches a new series of Workshops under the general theme
“Integrating Active Inspire & further digital tools in Remote Learning”.
The first workshop was led by Mr. Rabih Baalbaki at the school’s STEAM Lab on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.
As lifelong learners, Greenfield College administrators visited Helsinki, Finland to participate in an Erasmus tour of Finnish schools and universities. The main goal of the tour were to identify the best practices of European schools following the impressive results of Finnish students on the PISA exams. Through school visits, workshops, and expert interviews Greenfield College forged international connections with educators from Finland, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Italy. Additionally, the directors checked in with colleagues at the Helsinki International School in order to share ideas for International Baccalaureate student collaboration.
Chair of Board of Directors and Head of Development and Research, Nibal Hamdan-Barq traveled to France as a part of the “Partenariat” program sponsored by the French Embassy in Beirut and supervised by Mme Rachida Dumas, ’attachée de coopération educative et la directrice du centre de langue”. The tour involved visits to the regional educational District of Aix-en -Provence, the ministry of education (foreign relations and affairs) and a tour of Greenfield College’s sister school, College Mignet, as well two other schools of the regional district. A scheduled return visit from a French delegation to Greenfield has been postponed due to the current pandemic but collaborative projects have been planned for the upcoming academic school year.
Mrs Hamdan with Mme Rachida Duma, Mrs Nathalie Manivet-Delaye:the director of GFC sister school College Mignet, and the directors of Lebanese and French schools
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students have enjoyed 100% success in attaining their IB diplomas. For the third consecutive year our students have proven themselves ready for the challenges of the IB journey. Additionally, the total average achieved was. 34 and all students received averages within the predicted range of their final grades. This illustrates the knowledge and dedication of the IB team with regards to professional development, fidelity to the IB program, and commitment to ensuring that each student receives the support and individual attention that Greenfield College is known for.
The Development & Research Department “EQUIP” at Greenfield College organized a series of professional development workshops for all teachers to equip them with the latest applications and technological innovations that can make the online teaching and learning experiences more interactive.