• New IB Maths syllabuses August 16, 2019

    All IB Diploma schools will be introducing the new Maths syllabuses for first examination in 2021. Today, LAHC Executive Officer Alan Downie was at the Lancaster School in Mexico City working with the Maths Department on the introduction of the changes, which imply a complete restructuring of all of the maths courses and significant changes to the way that the subject is assessed.

  • LAHC recognises honours for members, past and present August 09, 2019

    LAHC is delighted to announce that Donald Jones, the association’s Treasurer (ex-oficio), has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019. In addition, we would like to acknowledge other LAHC members who have received an honour.

    Donald Jones*, MBE (2019) - Founder of Cambridge College, Lima, Peru and Founding member of British Schools Peru and the Association of British Schools in Latin America. For services to education in Peru and Latin America.

    Alan Downie, MBE (2012) – Former head of Lancaster School, Mexico City. For services to UK education and to the community in Mexico.

    Richard Collingwood-Selby*, OBE (2007) – Former head of Redland School, Santiago, Chile. For services to education in Chile.

    John Nixon, MBE (2007) – Current head of the British School of Rio, Brazil. For services to education in Taiwan.

    Rina Bayly*, MBE (2005) – Former head of San Silvestre College, Lima, Peru. For services to education in Peru.

    Martin Garvie*, MBE (2005; since deceased) – Former head of St Hilda’s College, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For services to education and English language teaching in Argentina.

    Paul Wiseman*, OBE (2001). Former head of the British School of Rio, Brazil.

    Alberto Noble*, OBE (1994) and KGSJ [Knight of Grace of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta), 2006] – Head of Bede’s Grammar School, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    *Founder member of LAHC

  • Agents of Peace - LAHC Student Conference August 07, 2019

    Over 40 students from across Latin America will gather in the spectacular surroundings of St George's College, Quilmes between September 18th and 22nd to become Agents of Peace, taking skills, tools and strategies back to their schools and countries to help make the world a better place to live in. They will be exposed to an intense and varied programme of activities to help them understand the roots and causes of conflict and construct solutions for local, national and international issues.

  • Cold snap no deterrent for Review Training August 07, 2019

    A couple of months ago, Maureen Fleming, LAHC Review Coordinator, and Alan Downie, LAHC Executive Officer, braved the freezing temperatures in Santiago to run two review training workshops in Santiago for teachers from Redland, Dunalastair, The Grange, Craighouse, Lirima College, Lancaster School and the Falkland Islands Schools. The warmth of the hospitality provided by John Mackenzie (Dunalastair) and David Massiah (Redland) and their teams, who hosted the workshops, and the spectacular backdrop of the snow covered Andes were ample compensation for temperatures that dipped below zero at times, whilst the enthusiasm, professionalism and vast experience of the attendees ensured that the workshops were extremely successful and helped to strengthen the pool of reviewers available to LAHC.

    See more photos on our Facebook page: Latin American Heads Conference (@LAHCschools).

    For more information on review training or organising a review for your school, please contact Maureen Fleming or Alan Downie.

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