Each year, students from SIS Swiss International Schools participate in an intercountry activity with the aim to activate the global network and connect all 17 schools. After the isolation forced upon many of us by the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of a parcel swap to reconnect with each other was born. Classes who opted into the activity were partnered with a class of a similar level from another SIS school in a different country.
We are pleased to share the 2021 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. Follow the link and choose the publication of your interest. Enjoy the reading.
...SIS Basel. In a spectacular finishing effort, SIS Basel came away as the overall winner. In second place is SIS Winterthur and coming in third is SIS Zürich-Wollishofen.
In March, SIS Winterthur had their annual Book week. The theme was “Read to Reel: Great Books to Great Movies”. Each day there was a different activity, including the popular Buddy Reading activity where older students read together alongside younger students. Ongoing events were a virtual book fair, book swap, and reading mileage challenge where students logged their reading hours. The fun-filled week concluded with a book character costume parade (virtual) and classroom movies accompanied with popcorn!
The SIS Cup 2021 will take place in a new, adjusted format on 20 and 21 May 2021. While we sadly cannot unite the 16 participating teams from different school locations physically, there are new technological possibilities that allow the event to take place simultaneously at each location. Preparation is under way and we are looking forward to a memorable event that will be different and therefore, all the more special!
At SIS Swiss International School, students enjoy equal shares of teaching in English and the national language and are taught by two mother-tongue teachers. This form of teaching is enriching and challenging for students and teachers alike. What is it like to teach in a bilingual setting? Get an insight by one of our German-speaking primary school teachers. As the author is German-speaking, the article is in German.
In 2020, our 17 SIS schools will send out Chrismas cards decorated by a painting from our student Giovanna, grade 10 from ESB Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artwork is inspired by the artist Joan Miró. The SIS Christmas Card competition for 2021 is currently in full swing and we are proud of the creativity that the SIS students display. Merry Christmas to you!
Six years after it was founded, SIS Swiss International School Kassel primary school has received full recognition by the state. It is therefore now equal to state school in every regard.
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.
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.
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.