Switzerland, Neuchâtel Junior College offers a one-year, pre-university program that provides its students with the international experience necessary to help them become better global citizens, and rise to the leadership challenges of tomorrow.
On December 23rd, 2011, seventeen students and two teachers from NJC set out for our Kenyan adventure. Our first stop, Nairobi, was followed by a four-hour drive to the Maasai Mara to work with Marc and Craig Kielburger’s Me to We Social Enterprise. Sixteen years ago the Kielburgers began their involvement to end child labour in the carpet industry of Pakistan. The organization they started, Free the Children, has expanded into a global movement to help all exploited children and those suffering from circumstance.
On Friday (March 23) and Saturday (March 24), NJC hosted 6 International schools from The Hague, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Munich, Brussels and Prague for the second NESDA (New European Speech, Debate, and Acting Association) competition of the 2011-12 school year. We were visited by some 70 students and teachers/coaches. The two-day tournament featured competitions in Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Oral Interpretation (of a written text), Duet Acting and Debating (The prepared debate topic was: Modern media make fair trials impossible").
Mr. Boyer travelled to Geneva with students Elizabeth A., Duncan C., and Jack T., to hear a Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce presentation on the Global Competitive Report for 11-12 and its impact on Canada, Switzerland and the World. Presenter Mr. Robert Greenhill, former Director of CIDA and current Managing Director and Chief Business Officer for the World Economic Forum, posed with students following the presentation.
Our trip to Leiden, Netherlands for LEMUN, a Model United Nations hosted by a school in Leiden, was very successful. There were a mix of students from all over the world - there were schools from the Netherlands, England, Sweden, USA, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Suriname, France and Germany. In the Model UN, our students represented Finland, China, and Croatia.
Experience a taste of NJC this summer! In partnership with Georgia Hardy Tours, NJC is now offering the opportunity to take a summer French course and earn an Ontario Grade 10, 11 or 12 French credit in July 2012. To download the programme details, go here: http://www.njc.ch/what-we-offer/curriculum-courses