On Saturday 11th June 2016, close to 650 happy pupils, parents, staff from London, Paris and Lille, family and friends gathered in Bedford Square Garden to officially inaugurate our school.
As our 190 pupils began to sing the song On Ira by French singer Zaz, the lyrics evoking themes of tolerance and global awareness set the tone for the ceremony.
The speakers celebrated the accomplishments of the school and thanked all those who had contributed. This was a special day to remember, honour and spread the vision of our founder, Jeannine Manuel while expressing enthusiasm for what the future holds.
Bernard Manuel, Chairman of the Board and Jeannine Manuel’s son, reminded us of the school’s dedication to UNESCO’s four pillars of education: “Learning to Live Together, Learning to Be, Learning to Know, Learning to Do,” therefore aiming to educate “talented, adaptable and open-minded young adults.” Head of School, Pauline Prévot, used an African saying: “Il faut tout un village pour éduquer un enfant,” to express gratitude to all.
Following a moving film featuring staff and highlights of the year, two 6e pupils from the Student Council gave a speech about the school’s mission. Alice Ripoll and Alexandre Nakicen spoke with ease and confidence about the pride of belonging to such a diverse school, a diversity which was reflected in the 40 flags hanging in the garden. President of the Parents Association, Alexandra Blaringhem, gave warm thanks to the staff for their creativity, competence and commitment.
To close the ceremony, the choir sang Happy by Pharrell Williams, a feeling shared by all that day, and young Allegra and Daniel from the Mini Student Council cut the red ribbon…
Champagne! Guests then enjoyed a delicious High Tea with a myriad of baked cakes from parents. “I am really moved by how strongly we can feel the school spirit today,” said Head of Primary and Master of Ceremony, Coralie Manhes. The rain stopped just in time for everyone to enjoy the garden, for children to queue at the popcorn stand and play in Bedford Square. “It is amazing to see what my grandmother built,” said Laurent Manuel, who was among the four descendants of Jeannine Manuel present and who helped during the construction work at the school. “I am glad I was able to help. It is so nice to see everything brought together and continue to grow!” A vision undoubtedly shared by everyone.
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École Jeannine Manuel celebrated World Book Day on 3rd March 2016.
From Paddington to Tintin and his dog Milou, from the Cat in the Hat to Fantomette, from Sherlock Holmes to Little Red Riding Hood together with the Playing cards from Alice in Wonderland and Bill from Boule et Bill… For World Book Day, pupils at École Jeannine Manuel impersonated characters from stories that are truly without borders.
Students and their teachers, who also came dressed as their favourite book characters, started this special day with a grand parade in the hall that demonstrated the extent of their creativity, their attention to detail and their passion for literature.
After sharing and exchanging about the favourite books and characters, pupils voted for the class’ most creative costume.
This special day was also the occasion for everyone to partake in a special silent reading session in the DEAR room. Usually reserved to Secondary students this room is dedicated to the Drop Everything And Read programme that consists of four supervised reading periods per week during which 6e and 5e pupils take a moment to read from a selection of books suggested by the school.
Finally, World Book Day was also the occasion to address, with some classes, the issue of illiteracy in the world as well as to consider the crucial importance of reading as the foundation for all future learning. This gave us the opportunity to launch the Readathon for CE2, CM1 and CM2 pupils. The 2016 Readathon is organised by Room to Read, a charity which works to develop literacy skills and the habit of reading among children in Asia and Africa.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families, pupils and teachers who put so much energy and passion in making this day a success. Thank you all and keep reading!
This very first issue of « Think Dare Share » opens a wide window on our pupils’ learning experiences and achievements over the Fall and will give you an opportunity to discover what makes us already a vibrant and dynamic school community. Enjoy your reading!Read More
As our school continues to grow, we will also add a Year 9 level and additional classes at various levels. With this growth, our school will welcome a total of about 300 students! Admissions for school year 2016-2017 are open online. If you want to learn more about Ecole Jeannine Manuel, join us for a school presentation given each month.Read More
For the very first time in London, Ecole Jeannine Manuel opened its doors on 3rd September 2015 and welcomed 189 students aged 4 to 12. In newly renovated buildings located at the heart of the city, teachers and students will embrace the vision of founder Jeannine Manuel to advance international understanding through a bilingual education.
It was with no small amount of emotion that headmistress Pauline Prévot and her staff, welcomed 189 students from 34 nationalities on 3rd September 2015 on what will be recalled as the very first day of Ecole Jeannine Manuel in London. “We are extremely proud to welcome you and confident that you will form a first generation of very successful students” told the headmistress in her opening speech.
Established in a row of three townhouses overlooking Bedford Square and newly transformed into a colourful and highly functional school, Ecole Jeannine Manuel brings a team of over 20 innovative and mission-driven educators that will provide a French bilingual education to students from Moyenne Section to 5e.
Like its sister school in France, founded by Jeannine Manuel in 1954, the school will embrace the vision of its founder expressed in its mission statement: our mission is to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of an international community of students and foster pedagogical innovation through the constant exploration of best practices in an ever-changing global environment.
Students at Ecole Jeannine Manuel will benefit from the very special programmes specifically designed over the years by the school’s talented pedagogues such as the Knock Knock method of English learning, the DEAR programme (Drop Everything And Read), daily Mandarin lessons starting in CE2, a science curriculum based on scientific inquiries excursions, and more.
Ecole Jeannine Manuel whose ambition is to expand and offer, in the years to come, a complete education from preschool to high-school hopes to soon become a strong, lively, and international school community in London.Read More
As every year, the French Ministry of Education has published the statistics on the performance of secondary schools. This led, on the 1st April, to the publication in the press of the ranking of secondary schools for 2015.
Different criteria are chosen and varied importance given depending on the publication. Nevertheless, we are proud to be ranked 1st by both Studyrama and L’Internaute, for the third year in a row.
We would like to congratulate our students and to thank our teachers for their amazing commitment.
You can see these results on line : L’Internaute and Studyrama.
Aims and objectives of the school, bilingualism, key factors of success ; student choices after high school …
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