We have a lot to be proud of: 2018-2019 was the year we sent out in the world our first generation of Avenorian Graduates.
It was also the year when we reached our maturity as a school. Avenor College has now a double accreditation. We received the one from ARACIP 12 years ago, and last November, we received the confirmation that we also meet the British School Overseas standards (BSO).
See our entire year in a nutshell
Then stroll through each month to see the highlights of 2018-2019
The year started with the introduction of a new MIS - Engage by Double First, a powerful and flexible platform delivering effective communication, reporting and insight across our school. In Engage we managed to give parents access to the timetable, reports, warnings, incidents, lesson planing and relevant documents.
Avenor Awards was the first big event of the year, during which Students of Honour and Brightest Stars received their diplomas.
Sports Olympics was the moment when we invited all students to compete in sport games for their Houses.
In the last weekend of September, we challenged our entire community to start the year full of energy at Avenor Forest Run. Over 200 people participated in the event and contributed to our charitable cause - raising money for "Inima de copil" Foundation.
Our High School students organised for the second year in a row a Charity Christmas Fair and raised 22.500 lei for "Inimă de copil" Foundation. Get into the spirit of the fair by watching the video below.
And in the Nursery, our parents responded gladly to the invitation to form a band and sing carols for our younger students. Hear them out:
While our younger students enjoyed winter games in the snow....
January brought for our High School students Mock Exams to prepare them for the real ones.
Our students enrolled in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award programme had their first adventurous exploration, taking a trip to Brașov that they have planned and organised on their own.
In March, we had our re-registration process and 96% of our students re-registered for the next year.
Also in March, we invited our students to enter the Interschool Swimming Challenge, a traditional swimming competition organised by Avenor College for the last 6 years.
During this month we launched our new website with a lot of new and exciting feature such as a powerful Search function, mobile adaptability, a dynamic calendar module connected with Engage Portal, a complex Admission module and a section dedicated to our parents.
It was also a good moment to take a look at our finances
The Avenor Foundation is a non-profit entity and does not generate profit for the founding members. The income results from the student tuition fees or sponsorship. All founds are exclusively dedicated to Avenor College.
Here is a sneak peek at our investments:
Take a closer look at how the Avenor Arena will look like:
During this year, while we prepared to send out into the world our first generation of graduates, we started to ask ourselves if schools really prepare children for the jobs of the future.
We conducted a study among more than 1.000 parents and asked them what are their concerns about the future. What do they know about their children's future jobs and opportunities?
Our Campaign focused on how parents and children see the future in different ways. We challenged our parents to #imaginebetter a future that has not yet been invented.
In April, we had plenty of chances to see the progress of our students in different areas.
From displays of great talent at "Work in Progress" Exhibition.
To wonderful grace at the Ballet Recital.
Also, we used this time of the year to complete the guidance for our older students by organising for the first time an A Level Options Fair. Students in Grades 9 and 10 found out more about the subjects that they could choose for the last two years of study at Avenor International High School, and about personal development programmes and university studies prospects.
In May, it was our young musicians' turn to shine, and we enjoyed to see them performing in the Avenor Recital.
And we have also seen a wonderful display of talents at "Friends of the Piano" National Contest, organised by Avenor.
Also in May, we started to align our data collecting processes to the most important change in data privacy regulation in the last 20 years - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is now one of our priorities to manage safely the data of our students, parents and staff. During 2018-2019, we audited our process, we contracted a Data Protection Officer and entrusted him with monitoring and avoiding any type of data breach.
We started June with the biggest event of our community, Cultural Celebration Day, where 11 stands representing 11 countries were installed by parents in our schoolyard to delight us with specific foods, drinks and costumes. All the funds collected during this event were donated to "Ajungem Mari" - a charitable organisation that takes care of children in foster homes.
Enter into the wonderful atmosphere created also at our Nursery on Cultural Celebration Day by watching the next video.
Cultural Celebration Day was also the moment when our Primary students launched their books created during PBL classes - Project Based Learning.
During the month of June, we also planned a fresh summer school framework that tackled five themes of exploration following the Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach.
Each themed week had the aim of creating a project and presenting it during Friday’s Assembly: 'SDGs - Future Inventions', 'Expedition through Music', 'Nature is Trendy', 'Survival: Tips and Tricks' și 'Hospitality and Tourism beyond Borders'
young students joined us at the Summer School for one week or for all 5 weeks of the programme.
Before the year ends, it's a good opportunity to take a look at all the learning that actually happened outside of the classroom.
Only through relevant reality-based experiences students will be able to apply their knowledge in curricular and co-curricular classes.
Also, our High School students went through the Internship stages to complete their "LOTC" programme.