This article looks at the International Schools Assessment (ISA) data for the 2018-2019 academic year. Every October our students in Grades 3, 5, 7 & 9 take the ISA tests and we use the results of these to examine the progress of students as they move through the school. The ISA data over the last nine years has been collated to allow us to look at the growth of skills in the cohort as a whole compared to a group of over 500 international schools. Progress is analysed in the areas of Mathematical Literacy, Reading and Writing, and we are delighted that we see a strengthening in the results of our students across all areas as they move through ISZL. Please click the title to read more.
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We are always looking for ways to provide students with authentic, engaging and challenging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. A recent unit presented children with opportunities to explore both the Zug campus and a local landmark, followed up with collaborative work in class using traditional materials and the latest 3D printing technology. Please click the title to read more.
The Rabbit Hole is ISZL´s very first zine and it is completely created by High School students. This inspiring new initiative offers students a platform to present their writing and artwork of all kinds. Each issue includes poetry, short stories, illustrations, photography and drawings, and aims to promote expression within our community. Please read more by clicking the title.
The Battle of the Books is a reading competition held annually between ISZL and local international schools that has been going strong for 15 years. Eight titles are selected for students to read and they compete in teams to remember all the facts and details from each book. This year’s ISZL team tied for first place in an exciting competition – click the title to read more.
Earlier this month 2 ISZL students travelled to China to take part in the AMIS High School Honor Choir Festival. Having been selected from thousands of applicants, the girls joined singers from around the world for 3 days of music culminating in a gala concert at the International School of Beijing. To read more please click the title.
In early March our IB Diploma and AP Physics students went to ISZL's outdoor education centre in Wengen. During the weekend, students applied their physics knowledge to solve practical problems such as how much energy a person dissipates during a day of skiing. To read more about this challenging and stimulating learning experience, please click the title.
After months of preparation, ten Middle School students headed to ETH Zurich to participate in the Swiss Young Naturalists Tournament for science enthusiasts aged 12 to 16. The competitors had been preparing for the competition since August by carrying out research and experiments, and they were ready to battle against teams from across Switzerland. To read how they got on, click the title.
ISZL’s 6th annual Careers Fair was a great success, with over 40 different professionals generously volunteering their time to provide our High School students with a window into the future. Students and professionals alike enjoyed stimulating and thought-provoking conversations focusing on potential career pathways and the skills and attributes needed for success. Click the title to read more.
This year ISZL hosted 27 nurses from across Europe for the 8th school nurse conference at our outdoor education centre, Chalet Bergheim in Wengen. The theme was ‘Gender diversity in schools and understanding traumatic experiences in childhood’, and we had 2 speakers come and present to the cohort over 2 days. Click the title to read more.