The PA does a lot to help new families settle in to life here. There are PA country/language representatives happy to help new families from their culture. PA neighbourhood representatives offer advice to new ICS families moving into their area. There are also PA events - like the NewInZurich workshops throughout the year - that help new arrivals to settle into life here. You can see more details below.
This PA event is a great chance for all new and existing parents to meet and to catch up after the summer holiday. In addition to the PA Board members, all Country Reps, Neighbourhood Reps and leaders of Parent Clubs will be present at the event.
For the school year 2016-17, PA Welcome (Back) Coffees are scheduled for:
Wednesday 16 August 2017, 14:00-15:15
Monday 10 January, 2018, 14:00-15:15
The PA offers workshops throughout the year run by NewInZurich. This workshop provides new families (and families already living in Zurich) with essential information to help settle in quickly and easily, and to enjoy living in Zurich. The first NewInZurich workshop for each year is an introduction to living in Switzerland and is extremely helpful for all new families. Further workshops, on topics including Snowtime in Switzerland, Summer Fun and What You Need to Know When Leaving Switzerland, take place during the school year.
The first New in Zurich workshop will be held on:
23 August 2017, 08:30-10:30, Treffpunkt
This is an event where parents can meet representatives from organisations in the Zurich area offering useful services like German language classes, IT support, relocation services etc. Parents can ask questions and pick up leaflets and general information. You can also meet your Neighbourhood and Country Representatives here. This event takes place on 24 August 2017, 08:15-10:00 in the Treffpunkt.