The school system in Vaud is currently in a period of transition as the application of HarmoS, a Swiss-wide harmonization of the 26 cantonal school systems, will be introduced in Vaud in August 2013. At the same time, the new Vaud education law, that was approved by popular vote last year, will also take effect.
Starting this year already, a new syllabus for Suisse romande, the Plan d’Etudes Romand (PER) will be rolled out. This means new content, new teaching aims, new minimum standards and new teaching materials. Some subjects will continue following the old syllabus, but only until materials (e.g. History books) and teacher training (German & English teachers) can be brought up to date.