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Posted by katie in Conferences, Adventure Trips on Thursday October 16, 2014
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Round Square Trip Opportunities 2014-15

The October 6th International Studies Program Assembly was dedicated to current Round Square travel opportunities. Ermitage’s membership in Round Square gives our students a unique opportunity to travel and interact with students from other schools throughout the world. Participation in a Round Square Travel Opportunity will not exempt students from participation in the mandatory school trips for Foundation and IB Programs.

You will find below information concerning trips proposed this year. Other opportunities may become available, as our RS partner schools propose new conferences or exchanges throughout the school year.  

Please note the following:

  • Participation in RS trips is encouraged, but not mandatory
  • Trips are age-appropriate, as indicated
  • Trips may be offered to both the International Programs & French collège/lycée
  • Trips may have a min. or max # of participants
  • Travel dates are subject to change

Specific details and sign-up info for the following RS Trip Opps will be distributed as they become available:

  1. Cobham Hall (UK) Conference, FND3-4 (13-14 years old)  23 - 25 January 2015. Theme Environment: Planting the Roots of our Future.
  1. Herlufsholm School (Denmark): Basketball Tournament 30 January - 2 February 2015

  2.  ICU2 Eye Camps in India, FND4-IB2: February 2015 Break, followed by student exchange.

  3. El Araki, Morocco: Model UN 2nd Edition: 20 - 22 February 2015. Reserved for IB students participating in Model UN.

  4. Young Explorers Costa Rica, FND1-4: 16 - 26 February 2015

  5. El Araki International Festival of Theater, Morocco 2nd Edition: 3-5 April 2015.

  6. Felsted, Essex, UK: Model UN Conference, IB MUN Students. 1 - 2 March 2015. 

  7. Language Immersion & Cultural Trip to China, FND4-IB2: April 2015 Break

  8. Transylvania College, Romania, FND1-3, 28 May - 1 June 2015 – Young RS European Regional Conference 2015

  9. Samworth Church, , FND1-3 (12-13 years old), 12-14 June 2015 – Theme Eco Adventure

"In addition to these school-run projects, Round Square itself organises International Service (RSIS) Projects for students from its member schools. These bring together young people from all over the world to work as a truly international team providing much-needed assistance to disadvantaged communities." RSIS trips are offered all around the world at various points throughout the year and typically last 3-weeks.

Ermitage Upper School Round Square “StuGov” (IB/FND5)

Congratulations to the following students for their positions within the Upper School Student Government: Thibuad K (IB1), President; Gauthier L (IB1), Treasurer and Macee M (FND5), Secretary. The StuGov team has split into three committies:

  1. Prepring the Halloween costume day
  2. Establishing the Ermitage ISP Houses program
  3. Round-table on themes related to the common room, boarding, and decorating the 46. 

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Ermitage Middle School Student Government (EMSSG FND1-4)

EMSSG is a group of Foundation Year students who are interested in creating meaningful activities and experiences based on the ideas of democracy, leadership and service. EMSSG is dedicated to the improvement of school life through a wide range of initiatives including social, cultural and creative programs. The overall mission of EMSSG is to enhance relations between and amongst students and members of staff and to create awareness of the diverse cultural makeup of the student body.

In order to achieve its aims, EMSSG seeks to develop a responsible leadership team. During assembly on September 22nd, Foundation 1, 2 and 3s voted on their representatives after hearing short speeches. A class President, Vice President,  Treasurer and Secretary were democratically elected. Currently the Foundation 1&2 committee is meeting on Tuesdays during Guided study and the FND 3 on Fridays during Guided study. EMSSG is poised to have a great year and looks forward to serving the student body!


Posted by katie in Democracy on Friday October 10, 2014
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Round Square Conference Jordan 2014

A delegation of students has been in Jordan this week participating in the International Round Square Conference hosted by King's Academy. The trip was led by Ben Hunter, IB Coordinator & Round Square Rep and included the following delegates: Mae E (IB2), Oliver V (IB1), Eloise R (IB1), William A (IB1) and Thibaud K (IB1). The team's experiences have ranged from visiting the desert on camelback and doing yoga on mountaintops during the adventure-themed pre-conference, to connecting with students from around the world, debating important world issues, engaging in service projects and participating in cultural events during the peace-themed conference @ King's. Students will be sharing their experience through presentations and a video upon their return. 


Posted by katie in Conferences, Adventure Trips on Friday October 3, 2014
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