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). Parents’ Association membership fees amount to CHF 40 per child and are collected with the yearly school fees.
The PA Board at the Zug Campus is made up of volunteers from the parent community and consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Officer and Head Representatives (Reps) for Early Years, Primary and Middle School grades. During the school year, the PA Board organises social activities for our parents and supports many of the exciting activities, which our students enjoy. Such events include our Welcome Fair for new families, the Winter Fair, Halloween events, Winter events and International Day, which takes place in May or June every year.
The PA also recruits and assists all our Class and Grade Reps. The Reps organise a variety of get-togethers for their respective Class, Grade or Country Groups throughout the school year.
The PA portal on the school website (www.iszl.ch) hosts all information regarding news, events, and ways to get involved and this information is updated regularly. The PA also issues a monthly PA Bulletin with up-to-date news and information from the parent community. You can contact the PA by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information for PA Board members is available on the school directory on parent portal section of the school website. Parents are welcome to contact any of them should they need any help or information about the work of the PA. The PA also produces a Newcomers’ Guide to Switzerland, which all new families can download from the website.
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.