Members of the ISA community attended the recent Ivy Circle USA University fair on October 1, where they met with representatives from over 25 universities. The following information sessions were offered during the fair to assist students with coordinating their post-secondary academic efforts: Standardised Testing, Scholarships for International Students, 2+2 Transfers (Associate/Bachelor) and Innovation in Higher Education. ISA hosted the event in collaboration with the Fulbright Center USA, the United States Consulate and alumni representing Ivy League colleges and other esteemed institutions of higher learning.
Read more about ISA University Counselling – https://issuu.com/isacommunications/docs/isa_connections_issue_04_issuu
On Friday, 25 September, ISA officially opened the new nursing station in the Early Childhood section of the new wing. It was a great opportunity to view the new facilities and meet the two new ISA nurses, Parvathi den Herder and Masha Goldis and our nursing assistants, Renee de Man and Emilie de Man.
The new station allows for quicker access to health information and emergency health services for Upper and Lower School students attending classes within the new extension to the school. For more information in the ISA nursing team and for health updates be sure to login and view the Nurses Pages on MyISA.
Dear ISA families and friends,
Thank you to everyone for making the PTA BBQ the success that it was!
It was a lovely day with a great turn out of 1250 people enjoying delicious food, great music and awesome weather. It seems that the skies cleared just for that day for us! We were truly lucky that the drizzle started only as we walked out of the building in the evening. Overall, the atmosphere was amazing and could see smiles everywhere.
We have the privilege to work with a fantastic, supportive and hard working team. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the school management, operations, and maintenance. Last, but not least, a huge thank you to the happy ISA families that streamed in. What’s a party without the people, good food, music and yes, the sun shining down especially for us.
The PTA Team
Photos by Luciana Blair
The PTA Newcomers Committee hosted an information session about expat life in the Netherlands on Friday, 11 September in the cafeteria annex. The programme, developed in cooperation with the Expatcenter Amsterdam featured a speaker from the community organisation who discussed transitioning to life in the Netherlands and answered any questions new families had on this subject.
In early July, we received the IB Diploma results for the Class of 2015 and once again they are something to make us all proud.
This year 98% of our diploma candidates achieved the full diploma (51 out of 52) with a total average score of 34 points. ISA’s average grade was 5.35 points while the world average was 4.99 and 39% of our diploma candidate’s obtained 36 points or more, which comes to an average of 6 points per student.
In total 9 of our diploma candidates obtained 40 points or more, with 2 having obtained nearly perfect scores with totals of 44 points.
Additionally, 91% of this year’s diploma candidates received one or more bonus points for their work in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay. Lastly, 39 % of our diploma candidates received a bi-lingual diploma.
The dates for the ISA Duke of Edinburgh Award practices and finals are now available. ISA students have been participating in the international award programme for over 17 years and have gained invaluable life skills from the programme challenges.
Bronze-level practice will be from 8-10 October, 2015 and the final will be from 4-7 May, 2016. Silver practice will be from 16-20 October, 2015 and the final will be from 12-16 May, 2016. Gold practice will be from 22-27 March, 2016 and the final will be from 15-21 April, 2016.