Record-setting Trash Audit Results from Green Team

Be sure to check out this great video from the ISA Green Team highlighting the results of their recent trash audit of the school. More than 80 volunteers attended – a new record! See which trash has increased and where we, as a school, have improved on eliminating waste.

Go Green Team!

Board of Governors Hosts First Parent Meeting for 2015-2016 School Year

On Wednesday, 30 September the ISA Board of Governors hosted a morning parent information session for the ISA parent community. The agenda for the meeting covered the new board composition including an introduction to new board members David Rosenberg and Eric Robles, as well as financials, enrolment updates, the board goals for 2015-2016 and a review of new programme initiatives for the school year.

ISA Hosts Ivy Circle’s USA University Fair 

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.


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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.



Thank you from PTA for Welcome BBQ Success

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

PTA and Expatcenter Amsterdam Host Newcomers Meeting

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.