Thirty two students will be graduating from Mougins School this year in order to follow higher education. They represent 11 of the 41 nationalities at the School which has 520 students. Seventy per cent of the students will be going to British universities, the others to the Netherlands, Canada and France.
September 2103 will see the end of the building programme and the opening of the new Science Building which provides four Laboratories, a second Computer Suite and an extra classroom.
Despite the economic crisis, Mougins School faces the future with serenity. A British education is highly sought after in this region, both by foreigners who choose to live and work here, as well as French families who are not only looking for an education of high academic quality, but also the possibility to follow studies in music, art, theatre and sport.
This year we are celebrating not only the success of our students, but also long and faithful employment of three of our teachers; Mr Bill Griffin, History teacher for twenty years, Mrs Alice Miller, Early Learning Years teacher for twenty years and Ms Jane Hart, Art Teacher for thirty years and Deputy Head since 2003. Jane Hart commenced her career in the School in the building situated at St Basile in Mougins and is a devoted member of the staff. She is much appreciated by all those students who have studied art with her over the years and her Art Studios are full of joy and rich exchanges between teacher and students, a speciality of the School. We salute the careers of three members of staff who have brought so much to the School.
Other than the academic work of our students, they participate in a number of charity fund-raising challenges during the year. They recently had a ‘bowl of rice’ day where they experienced a typical Indian meal and the difference between the cost of a bowl of rice and an ordinary meal allowed us to send 600€ to the Pandrata Circle Association in Gokarna in India. This is to be used to build shelves, using local artisanal skills, for the 150 kilos of text books we have already sent to Pandrata to help with the teaching of English. Students in the Primary School also created ‘flash cards’ for the same purpose. Over the year the School has raised 4,270€ which included donations to Sidaction and the Cancer Centre for Children at l’Archet 2 in Nice.
The caring family atmosphere of the School is well reflected in its actions and an international environment and high standard of education help to form well-rounded young adults able to deal with the demands of an ever-changing world.