Entries by Erika Harriford

ISA Launches New Statement of Community

Our fundamental purpose at the International School of Amsterdam (ISA) is to educate for international understanding. To accomplish this purpose, we aim to create a community of lifelong learners who value inquiry, critical and creative thinking, take informed risks, and act with integrity and compassion.  We recognize the integral role parents, families, volunteers, and service […]

Students and teachers help develop an online toolbox against discrimination

  The International School of Amsterdam partnered with the Anne Frank House in an educational project to combat prejudice and intolerance “In a world where discrimination is pervasive, inescapable, and rooted in the entire history of humanity’s existence, the next generation must be equipped to take on injustices wherever they may be found,” says Rania […]

ISA Amnesty International Club Hosts “AmnesTea” Petition Drive.

On 31 October, 2017, ISA’s Amnesty International Club engaged in their annual tradition of hosting an event called the Amnes-Tea, “ a campaign that is able to raise awareness about humanitarian issues across the whole world, making everyone an active member of society in order to create positive change”, according to Isabelle Buklarewicz, chair of […]

Grade 9 Students Visit Kamp Westerbork Memorial Centre

On Thursday 12th October, 2017, Grade 9 travelled to the Kamp Westerbork Memorial Centre, in the province of Drenthe. From 1942 to 1944, Westerbork served as a transit camp for Dutch Jews before they were deported to killing centres in German-occupied Poland. As such, this is a highly significant historical site. Students were given a […]

SHARE Rounds Out Year with Fundraising Success

SHARE, ISA’s parent fundraising group, continued to provide strong support to student charity clubs through it’s Spring fundraising efforts. From a donations-based Designer Pop Up shop, hosted in collaboration with the ISA Macmillan Cancer Student Group, to it’s Easter Bake Sale, Take Home Dinners evening and the school’s annual community fun run, Run to SHARE, […]

Technology Planning Update

Image credit: www.securedgenetwork.com ISA is in the process of updating its Educational Technology Plan, under the direction of Director of Educational Technology, Michael McGlade, who will be working with all community stakeholders to update, clarify and communicate clear goals for technology use at ISA, to describe how the school will meet those goals and to suggest […]