Join in the fun!
ISZL prides itself on its strong community spirit and family feel. Numerous positive, community-building events and activities occur regularly on our campuses and add to the social atmosphere of our school. Our teachers and community members are passionate about education, giving back and showing up to help. At ISZL, we not only engage students to become active citizens of the world, but we provide opportunities for the whole family to connect. Community events and activities that provide opportunities to explore and engage with the greater Zug and Luzern communities and become involved in many activities occur frequently.
ISZL hosts a number of community events, from small to large, that bring parents together to celebrate the community and highlight the successes of our individual and collective efforts. Here are a few notable annual events that parents are sure not to miss:
BACK TO SCHOOL BBQS
What a wonderful way to welcome our community back to school at the beginning of the new school year. A perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones over shared stories of summer adventures and new beginnings.
A feast each autumn to celebrate our international community focused around the North American Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to a fabulous turkey supper, there are activities for the whole family including face painting, crafts and making of the “Guys” to commemorate Guy Fawkes Day – a holiday popular among our British families. The evening concludes with a bonfire and fireworks.
A day each spring for the entire family, International Day showcases the entertainment, traditions and culinary magic of the many cultures that make up our ISZL family. Food for all, fun for all – International Day includes dozens of events, rides and activities to bring together the community and to showcase the multicultural flair that makes ISZL so special.
Explore opportunities to contribute your time and talents
Volunteers are the secret ingredient to making any community-based programme an outstanding success. Please visit our Volunteering at School page to see our current opportunities.
The primary goal of the Parents' Association (PA) is to support school spirit and enhance our families’ overall experience at ISZL. The PA organises numerous events for children and adults – allowing everyone to make new friends and enjoy a great social life.
All parents at ISZL are automatically part of the PA. There are many ways to shape and be involved in the association:
- Attend meetings, conferences and special events sponsored by the PA
- Volunteer your time at PA events such as Halloween, Staff Appreciation Lunches or International Day
- Be nominated as a Class/Grade Level Representative and be the connecting link between your class/grade level and the PA
- Join the PA Boards and become involved in decision-making about PA events
- Voice your ideas and concerns to improve the ISZL experience
Please join the PA meetings and events and become a part of the action!
Sports Booster Club
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.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for the Primary School, Middle School and High School meet once per month. The PAC acts as a sounding board for the administration of each school division and its campus. Proposals presented by the school will be discussed and likely parental and student reaction considered. The group advises ISZL’s administration 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 PAC is not part or extension of the Parents’ Association - it is a separate entity. PAC Membership is by invitation of the Division Principal.
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 – get involved!