The new SIS Swiss International School Frankfurt is currently under construction in Oberursel, just a few minutes by car from Germany’s banking metropolis. Starting with the 2020/21 school year, the new school with a reception class and primary school will open up its doors in a remodeled building at An der drei Hasen 34-36. We are looking forward to expand the SIS network in Frankfurt!
The image above contains the drawings of the SIS Christmas cards of the past four years. The motif of the SIS Christmas card 2020 will be selected in these days. Every year, all 16 SIS schools submit their nicest drawings. The variety of motifs, techniques and styles makes the selection difficult and interesting each year.
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!
Congratulations to the winners of the first three places of this year's SIS Best Essay Award! First place goes to Victoria from ESB Rio de Janeiro, second place to Matthias from SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach and third place to Maxim from SIS Zurich. 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.
On 2 April, 2019 students from all 16 SIS Swiss International Schools set out to capture their life on film in a single day which resulted in more than 10.000 photos. A selection of the best photographs per school is shown in the book which is now published and available at all schools. Thanks to all participating students for their engagement and creativity and also their teachers who developed the digital photography skills of the students and supported the process.
ESB Rio de Janeiro launched the Guest Speaker Series event, a channel created to debate and reflect on relevant topics in the education sector related to our educational concept. On two different days they received specialists who discussed relevant issues concerning the education of children and young people of the 21st century.
On 24 and 25 June, the grade 6 students from SIS Zürich-Wollishofen went to Lausanne to meet students from a school there, practice their French, and celebrate as they come to the end of their elementary school years. From taking a dip in the fountain, to visiting a museum, to taking part in a treasure hunt around the city, the students had fun and come away with fond and lasting memories.
Two eventful days passed at the end of May: the SIS Cup 2019 was hosted by SIS Friedrichshafen and included sportsmanship, fair play, a smooth operation and a lot of fun for all participating teams. Congratulations to the winner of this year’s competitions: SIS Kassel. Compared to last year, SIS Zürich-Wollishofen improved the most and received the Achievement Award for it.
How do SIS schools deal with IT? What happens to the brain when learning two languages? We are pleased to present the newly designed country-issued publications named emphaSIS that elaborate on an important aspect of the schools within the respective country. Each edition covers one topic in depth supplemented by insights into the school locations and an entertainment section.
This semester, grade 6 from SIS Männedorf-Zürich, was able to pilot the soon to be school wide platform, Office 365. Office 365 is a cloud based software that provides online access to MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, cloud storage and has the possibility to create teams and shared blogs.
Grade 11, from SIS Zürich, were able to analyse their own DNA during an excursion to the academic world. They extracted, duplicated and purified their DNA from their oral mucosal cells. As a result, they hope to get the base sequence of a piece of their mitochondrial DNA and to find out about the geographical origin of their ancestors.
Each year we intend to make the SIS international school network more tangible by hosting an intercountry activity. This year the activity is devoted to photography. On 2 April 2019, students from all 16 SIS schools will spread out on their school grounds to capture their life on that day. The best shots will be published in a photobook.
Preparations for the SIS Cup 2019, taking place at SIS Friedrichshafen on 27 and 28 May 2019, are in full swing at all 16 SIS schools. As there is limited space for six students from grade 5 or 6 per school, the competition is on. Only the most athletic students will be sent out to bring the SIS Cup home. We look forward to these exciting and fun days.
At SIS Swiss International School, children can learn both English and German or Portuguese through immersion – even if they are not native speakers of either language. Prof. Piske is an expert in the area of second language pedagogy and points out four principles that foster second language acquisition in the following article.