GHA School Newsletter

The School Scoop

Volume 1, Issue 3 (November 2017)

Introducing our GHAPTAC Leadership!

Thank you to all parents who came to our GHAPTAC meeting on November 9th and voted. We also want to thank all the parents who have signed up to be classroom and grade level reps. We are confident this will be a year filled with parent involvement.

Introducing our GHAPTAC leadership:

Staff Spotlight!

Catherine Le Bec Karagirwa, French Coordinator

Catherine joined Green Hills Academy in August 2003 as Deputy Head in charge of the newly created French Section, then she occupied various positions in the school including Managing Director of Inganzo Language Center, Secondary School French Coordinator and High School French teacher. She has been teaching French as a Foreign Language and First Language in the High school in the Cambridge IGCSE and IB programs. Finally, she has implemented with success LabelFrancEducation accreditation for the 50/50 program.

This year, GHA offered her the position of Pedagogic French Coordinator for the whole school system. As such, she will guarantee the use of effective instructional approaches to meet the needs of all students and keep the high standards of teaching and learning in accordance with the prescribed syllabi. Under the supervision of the Head of School, she works together with Principals of High School, Middle School, Primary School and Nursery School for the bilingual program known as 50/50 and French as a Foreign Language courses.

She likes gardening, bird watching, cooking, reading and watercolour painting.

Let's celebrate!

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Congrats to our Amazing Debate Club!

After two intense rounds, we have six students from our debate club who have progressed to participate in the Dreamers Academy (Debate Camp) which is scheduled to take place from December 9th to 19th, at a school called St Vincent in Musanze. This is very prestigious as only ten students from the country were selected for this Debate Camp! Many speakers and trainers from various parts of the globe are coming. Two finalists from the Dreamers Academy will be invited to the US Debate Tour for 2018. We have very high hopes that this year, one or even both finalists will come from our school. Good luck students! We are proud of you!

Congrats to our Under 18 Boys Basketball Team!

The U18 Boys Basketball Team has taken home the championship trophy for the season! They competed against other schools in Kigali! Well done. We are proud of your achievement!

Green Hills Academy - Towards Excellence!