During the book week at the SIS Rotkreuz-Zug the students had the opportunity to write and illustrate their own novels advised by the author Andreas Kirchgässner. The end of the book week as well as the publication of the book of the Story Sharing Project, in which SIS schools worldwide had been involved this year, were celebrated with parents and teachers.
Students of grade 5 at the SIS Zürich focused on building simple machines in science class. The most exciting part was to build catapults (first-class levers). Through experimentation with the catapults the students learnt how levers can make work easier. Who wouldn’t enjoy playing with catapults in pursuit of scientific knowledge?
The publishing of this book is eagerly awaited. Now it is put together as a wonderful artefact of the SIS Interschool Activity 2017. Students of all our 16 schools in Brazil, Germany and Switzerland have worked together and created continuous stories. Illustrations and texts have now been arranged and the book will go into print soon.
In order to get to know more about birds, a chicken project was launched at SIS Friedrichshafen. After placing eggs for 21 days in an incubator, ten chickens hatched. As from now the students were responsible for feeding them and cleaning their cage. This project showed that practical experience in class can be instructive and fun at the same time.
The SIS Cup 2017 finished successfully and we would like to thank the hosts at SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach and all teams and teachers for two days full of excitement and sportsmanship that ended with surprisingly tight finals. SIS Zürich-Wollishofen takes home the trophy. Placed tightly behind is ESB Rio de Janeiro. The home team of SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach stands on the third rank of the podium. We are already looking forward to the SIS Cup 2018 at SIS Zürich.
On the occasion of the school evaluations in March, SIS Friedrichshafen and SIS Zürich have provided evidence that they fulfil customer
expectations as well as the SIS standards to the highest degree. The teaching and learning processes are on a very
high level and yield lasting good results. Therefore, they have been presented with the SIS Award of Distinction.
Only six more weeks before the SIS Cup 2017 takes place in Stuttgart-Fellbach. All teams are known by now and on 10 April the cup team of SIS Männedorf-Zürich drew the lots of the teams that will be competing with each other in the different disciplines. For more information on the teams or the upcoming event in general, please follow our SIS Cup website.
The annual edition of the SIS World was published this month. It contains stories of how the Educational Concept of the SIS Schools Group is practically applied in each school and how the students take joy and pride in their academic achievements.
Three countries, four languages, five narratives! The idea to strengthen the ties between our schools is proving a success: With delight, the first classes have written their chapters in German, English, Portuguese and French. Now the stories have been passed onto to the next schools. Great plots are developing such as kids getting involved in a dangerous adventure or friends setting off to search for magic eggs.
We are excited to announce that a total of 14 schools from three different countries are going to participate in the SIS Cup 2017. In addition to the same teams as last year, SIS Brasília and SIS Berlin are also joining the challenge in Stuttgart-Fellbach in May. Get ready for some fierce competition!
The SIS Cup 2017 will take place on 29 and 30 May 2017 at SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach. The featured trend sport will be slacklining.
Preparation is already underway and we are looking forward to another great event where teams from our three countries come together under one roof.
Students in the final year of our Colleges had the chance to compete for the SIS Best Essay Award 2016. The three best extended essays, which students had to write as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, were honoured. The three awards went to students from SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach, ESB Rio de Janeiro and SIS Zürich.
SIS Zürich wins the first SIS Cup with 134 points - congratulations, well done! SIS Schönenwerd follows closely on second place with 125 points and SIS Basel ranks third with 89 points.