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.
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.