Six hundred and twenty-six students, this week, will return to Pierre-Guéguin, a high school in Concarneau. “A strong workforce,” observes headmaster Jerome Girard, who will be in his second year at the helm of the institution. The general and technical route will consist of five class seconds, five firsts and six finals. Headmaster welcomes “good recruitment” of professional second class in Digital and Energy Transition (MTNE). “We are even opening a second class, for a total of 30 students,” he adds.
The biggest innovation of this new academic year is the introduction of the Professional Marine Carpenter Certificate by Apprenticeship. “A patent in line with our CAP”, emphasizes the manager. For this first promotion, six to eight students have already registered.
New to the administrative staff
About 60 teachers have been on the scene since Wednesday to supervise the high school students. The administrative staff, for its part, will experience some upheaval with new faces: Isabelle Domares has been appointed Secretary of Education; Celine Berth, Management Secretary; Tfine Bris, CPE; and Karin Rauscher, deputy principal from Lycée Vauban in Brest. “She replaces Solenn Le Lavandier, who has been appointed to a French high school in Sao Paulo, Brazil,” says Jerome Girard.
A year of struggling with a sedentary lifestyle
A whole team to set up several educational projects. “The fight against a sedentary lifestyle” will be “the common thread of the year,” declares Jerome Girard. Hence the sports sector of the school will be strengthened. A partnership with Porso College is particularly on the cards. A place of all kinds of projects, exchanges and development, the “house” of high school students should be developed in the coming months.
The manager also says he wants to “open up the organization to activities outside the walls.” In this sense, the latter wants to live abroad. “We still need to validate many points, but we want to organize trips to Germany, Ireland and Spain,” he informs. As for the professional categories, there are discussions to establish partnerships with various European companies, especially in Portugal and Spain. “Instead of doing internships here, the aim is to send our students to foreign companies”, underlines the headmaster.
The construction of the boarding school is over
In terms of work, the boarding school’s pharaonic renovation project must be completed by the end of the school year. In the meantime, some of the 90 interns will be welcomed at CEFCM in Concarno. High school teams also took advantage of the summer to improve the Institutional Specific Safety Plan (PPMS) and begin rehabilitation of the bicycle park.
In conclusion, Jerome Girard likes to remember that his high school “approaches a 100% pass rate on the General Baccalaureate.” Regarding the professional path, he underlines, “All students find a solution, and those in the field of refrigeration and electrical engineering will not experience any job problems after the end of their schooling”. Future courses where there are still a few places available.
The second-place students will return to school at 9 a.m. Thursday at Pierre-Guéguin High School. Friday morning at 9 am for first and final year students.