Great schools grow great students. Many private international schools jump at the opportunity to claim the success of the next generation as their own. Schools tend to credit “state-of-the-art” facilities and “renowned” programs for this bounty. Carefully designed learning spaces, challenging and extracurricular amenities are certainly important, and every inch of Seoul Foreign School’s 25-acre campus is very much dedicated to enhancing every student’s talents and interests. However, I believe schools need to dig deeper and focus more on the experts at the heart of the machine. No school can be better than the quality of their teachers - if you don’t have great teachers, you don’t have a great school.
After a hiatus due to the pandemic, Middle School students have gone back "Into the Gu". This popular VoiceLab project asks students to engage with our local neighborhoods by interviewing community members and creating a video documenting their experience.
Throughout this school year, the British School community has taken time to commemorate this very significant occasion - celebrating the past 40 years, reflecting on its history, and planning for the future. In May, two weeks of special events included a homeroom decorating contest, the creation of a time capsule, a 1980s-themed dress-up day, a parents morning tea, a flag parade, and finally an all-school British style street party featuring fair games, a bouncy castle, and other fun activities for students and faculty.
Taeyoon, a groundbreaking artist, recently returned to SFS for the first time in 20 years to host an art workshop for British School Year 5 and 6 students.
Grade 4 students researched, wrote, recorded, and produced their own podcasts on significant people and events from history. Listen here!