In consideration of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, a group of ICS students joined forces to develop ways to lend support.
We offer numerous programmes to help families transition to their new community. And a vibrant Parents' Association welcomes everyone into its strong social network.
Life at ICS extends far beyond the classroom and involves a strong community spirit. Older and younger students work closely together in many situations, creating a positive and friendly learning environment. A wealth of extra-curricular clubs and activities give students more ways to engage with their peers. The prestigious Round Square organisation teaches the ideals of global citizenship. And “ICS Houses” inject spirit and friendly competition into the day.
Firmly embedded in the ICS Culture of Care, each and every one of our Ambassadors realises how important it is that new students receive a warm welcome as they take their first steps around the ICS campus. Our student Ambassadors offer new classmates support, advice and direction and they are instrumental in making new students feel like they belong to ICS.
Mrs Campbell, Head of School
Our parent community is heavily involved in everyday life of ICS through our parent volunteer programme. Plus, parents benefit from a strong Parents’ Association which provides support and a social network for our international families.
Spring is in the air and ICS Grade 1 students spent a recent, sunny morning discovering, exploring, and ideating on local public spaces, as part of their Social Studies curriculum.
Each year, the UN International Mother Language Day is observed in February to promote both linguistic and cultural diversity along with multilingualism. And at ICS, we celebrated the occasion in our own way, during an educative experience known as, 'Drop Everything and Read'.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is an essential component of the IB Diploma Programme, one that is collaborative and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Who says Badminton isn't popular? Believe it or not, it is ranked within the top ten most-played sports! During these winter months, the ICS badminton participants are pumped to play together at upcoming home and away fixtures.
ICS Primary School students are very active in their learning by setting goals for themselves and managing their time effectively. The students monitor their own progression, getting to see first-hand their accomplishments and what they are capable of.
Yoga is an age-old practice involving mental, physical and spiritual disciplines, and one that has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent decades. As part of a Dance CRAFT unit in Grade 4 focused on building strength and flexibility in body and mind, weekly workshops are attracting those especially interested in meditation and mindfulness.
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) highly regards the arts and promotes creative thinking and innovation. During a recent visit to the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Exploration, Experimentation and Reasoning became key areas of focus for ICS Grade 1 students.
ICS is pleased to provide a Before and After School Care Programme that offers many engaging activities and homework assistance for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 students remaining on campus before or after school, Monday through Friday.
Hands-on learning of scientific concepts, interactive activities, and high-tech fun, saw student curiosity on full display during a day trip to The Swiss Science Centre Technorama in Winterthur.