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News and Stories

ISZL’s active and innovative community always has something happening on and off campus.
Our Zug Voices Light Up the Singing Christmas Tree!
Jennie Watteaux, Social Media & News Coordinator

In what is becoming an ISZL tradition, this week our Zug Voices choir performed a selection of festive songs on the famous Zurich Singing Christmas Tree. Performing to a packed audience, the Primary School singers put on a magical show - congratulations everyone!

End of Term Message From The Director
By Barry Dequanne, Director of ISZL

We are reaching the end of another busy and exciting term at ISZL. I find these weeks uplifting as I attend numerous meaningful and special celebrations throughout the school. This time of year also gives me a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished together as a learning community and the extraordinary educational opportunities that our students have experienced throughout the term. To read more please click on the title.

High School News: Youth Forum Switzerland Returns To Help Us Understand Our World and Sustain Our Future
By Ottelien VMH, Grade 12 Student & YFS PR Team Member, and Heather Hobday, YFS Event Manager

In January ISZL will host the second Youth Forum Switzerland. This full-day symposium comprises panel discussions, talks and open sessions centred on today's global issues. In the lead-up to the event, students are participating in the YFS Series of interactive learning experiences. And new for this year, the wider community is also invited to take part in a Pre-Forum. Click the title to read more.

A Celebration of the Arts
By Ole Wasner, Director of Arts

I am very happy to share with you just some of the many enjoyable moments that were to be had at this year’s ISZL Arts Week on the Riverside Campus. It has been a celebration of our students’ (and staff’s) skills in and dedication to the Arts, as well as a shining example of meaningful cross-campus collaboration. Please click on the title to read more. 

Programming for the Future
By Nicola White, Middle School Educational Technology Coach

Increasingly the jobs of the future will require computer science skills and the Coding Playground in Middle School sets out to introduce students to programming in a fun and creative way. Over 2 days students develop their analytical and problem-solving skills working with a range of robots, games and programmes before creating their own project. To read more please click the title.

Materials and Methods in the Visual Arts
By Karen Richardson, Primary Arts Team Leader

Within the Primary Visual Arts curriculum students are introduced to a wide variety of materials and new methods. Students are given the opportunity to experiment with different media whilst they learn and develop new skills of application along the way. You can read about recent projects including fabric printing and plaster carving by clicking the title.

Music in the Mountains
By Kate Olsson, Woodwind Teacher & Instrumental Music Team Leader

Over the autumn three instrumental music retreats took place at ISZL's chalet in Wengen, involving musicians from Primary to High School. These special weekends give students the opportunity to rehearse in the beauty of the Swiss Alps in preparation for performances during Arts Week and next week's Seasonal Evening. To find out more, please click the title.

Bring ISZL to the Next Level!
By Corinne Corrigan, Head of Development

This week you should receive a letter from ISZL inviting you to make a gift to our Fund for Excellence (FFE). During this season of giving, please consider how your voluntary (and possibly tax-deductible) financial contribution can help bring learning at ISZL to a higher level of excellence for all students this year. Please click the title to read more about the difference your donation makes.

Our Multilingual Community
By Lorna Caputo, First Language and EAL Coordinator

Earlier this year families participated in the ISZL Language Survey. The purpose of the survey was to learn more about the language profiles of our families so that we could further strengthen our commitment to intercultural awareness and developing multilingualism. In this first article analysing the results we look at how language use in ISZL families compares to those in Switzerland. Please click the title to read more.

The Eagle Experience

As a leading international school, ISZL prides itself on its innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, warm and welcoming community and service-oriented culture.