Congratulations to the winners of the first three places of this year's SIS Best Essay Award 2020! First place goes to Charlotte from SIS Basel, Switzerland, second place to Beatrice from ESB Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and third place to Debora, SIS Zürich, Switzerland. All three essays display an in-depth study that exceeds expectations. We are proud of the students’ commitment and passion that culminated in these excellent papers.
In the past academic year, SIS Switzerland has successfully introduced the SIS Mathematics Curriculum in kindergarten and primary school. It provides a balanced programme that combines the most relevant and essential information from the British and Swiss curricula and helps students build a solid conceptual foundation in mathematics. Read more to find out how its implementation has influenced teaching and learning mathematics at SIS Swiss International School.
Students of SIS Swiss International School Stuttgart-Fellbach won the “Echt kuh-l!“ trophy in the category research. “Echt kuh-l” is a school competition set up by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture aimed at involving students in questions about sustainability in farming and food production. Two teams of SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach’s grade 10 students participated in the competition.Their projects required not only teamwork, but also skills in programming and electrical engineering. Congratulations!
We are pleased to share the 2020 editions of our country-issued magazines emphaSIS. Each publication elaborates on one topic in depth, supplemented by insights into the school locations of the respective country and an entertainment section. Enjoy the reading.
We are looking forward to, slowly but surely, welcoming our students again in person! While the school closures were largely decided upon at the same time for all 16 SIS schools, there are large regional differences in the concept for reopening schools. Distance learning continues in Brazil while in Germany the graduation classes were able to re-enter the classrooms last week – subject to various protective measures. In Switzerland, schools will open their doors again next week on Monday 11 May, with cantonal differences in implementation. We are preparing carefully for the reunion with our students and even if it will not be quite the same as before, we can hardly wait to see their smiling faces!
A little excursion to SIS Basel, Switzerland and a students’ perspective about homeschooling from SIS Swiss International School during school closure.
All SIS students and teachers are staying home in week four of distance learning. Until March 2020, teaching with online learning and collaboration tools was used for selected projects throughout SIS schools. Not just recently, but especially in the last three weeks when online applications have increased in importance, our teachers and students have benefited from this.
Given the worldwide spread of Covid-19, we are forced to cancel the SIS Cup 2020. The fifth edition of the SIS Cup would have taken place on 18 and 19 May 2020 at SIS Pfäffikon-Schwyz in Switzerland. We are especially sorry for all students and teachers who have already prepared with anticipation and thank everyone involved for helping with the preparations that have been made. We hope that the situation eases soon and we are already looking forward to the SIS Cup 2021.
Due to the current situation, the SIS Maths Day, which was planned to happen on 17 March 2020, is postponed. A new date will be set in the future. The SIS Maths Day is this year's interschool activity. This event, demanding speed and logical thinking in solving mathematical problems, connects all 16 schools to strengthen the SIS network. Groups from grades 1 to 10 will play simultaneously using the “Mathletics Live” platform.
SIS Swiss International School closely monitors the reports regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) of the competent authorities in Switzerland, Germany and Brazil. We comply with the recommendations and preventive codes of conduct of the authorities and we continuously inform parents, students and employees about the latest developments and actions in our schools.
The SIS Cup 2020 will be hosted by SIS Pfäffikon-Schwyz, Switzerland and will take place on 18 and 19 May. Again, all 16 SIS schools are invited to send their best team consisting of six grade 5 or 6 students to compete in various team and single disciplines. We are all looking forward to these enjoyable and intense two days that challenge and motivate our students in many ways.
Annually, we collect stories from the SIS network and merge them to create the SIS World publication. Find out about facts and figures about each school and read interesting contributions written by students, teachers or principals. Enjoy reading the latest SIS World!