This handbook provides you with information that will help you become acquainted with the aims and objectives of the school, a brief overview of the curriculum as well as practical day-to-day information.
All families entering the International School of Zug and Luzern automatically become members of the Parents’ Association (PA). It is run by a committee of parents and provides many exciting activities for the adults in the school community, as well as for the students.
The members of the Executive Committee or Board are: the President, the Vice President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Web Editor and at least four Grade Level Representatives.
The PA portal on the school’s website (www.iszl.ch) hosts all information regarding news, events and ways to get involved. The information is updated on a regular basis and allows parents to find useful information pertaining to their appropriate campus. You can contact the PA by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents Association membership fees amount to CHF 40 per child and are collected with the yearly school fees. The fees support many of the activities, snacks for sports events, High School discos, a Wine and Cheese evening, a Talent Show, a Quiz Night, barbecues, welcome coffees and many other events. If you as a new family requiring help or needing advice, you are very welcome to contact any of the committee members prior to arriving at the school. Contact numbers are available on the School Directory on Parent Portal section of the school website (www.iszl.ch).
The PA Board organises a general meeting once per term, as well as several coffee mornings with a variety of guest speakers and encourages all parents to attend. The Executive Committee for the following school year is elected at the last meeting, in the third term before the end of the school year. We encourage you to get involved in the activities and meet other parents in the school community. Dates and times of all General Meetings can be found in the PA Calendar that is published at the beginning of the school year.
The High School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets once each month, in the conference room at the High School Campus. The PAC is not part or extension of the Parents’ Association and it is a separate entity. PAC Membership is by invitation of the Head of Campus.
The PAC acts as a sounding board for the administration of the High School. Proposals presented by the school will be discussed and likely parental and student reaction considered. The group advises ISZL’s leadership on matters of general interest to the parents. While the council does not have executive powers, its advice is sought and considered in decision-making.
The council acts as a channel of communication between the school and parents. It is not a forum for considering individual concerns.
The ISZL Sports Booster Club is a non-profit, parent volunteer organisation that supports our Middle School and High School competitive sports teams by promoting sporting events, running concession stands and funding special supplies for our student athletes and teams as needed.
The Booster Club is committed to heightening school spirit, establishing sports traditions and increasing involvement of both students and parents at sporting events. Through the efforts of the Booster Club, we hope to allow all our athletes to excel and enjoy being part of the ISZL athletics programme.
As a culturally aware and culturally diverse community, we are always looking for ways to recognise, understand and celebrate our cultural diversity. The role of the Cultural Committee is to raise awareness of the diversity of cultures within our community and to broaden the knowledge of our children regarding these cultures. The committee also offers advice regarding cultural aspects of life in our ISZL community. Membership of the committee is open to all community members.