Several of our Middle School students competed in the recent International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation (ISMTF) Middle School Math Competition at the International School of Zug and Lucerne. Out of a total of 41 teams, ISA Team A (Anna Economon, Mamie Wilson, and Sylvia Liu) placed 4th and Team B (Daniel Duncanson, Pranjal Ray, and Vivienne Shi) placed 30th. Congratulations to everyone who competed!

ISA Hosts AMIS Middle School Honor Choir Festival – Watch Livestream

ISA has had the honour this week to host the 2016 AMIS Middle School Mixed Honor Choir Festival, featuring over 100 students and teachers from 12 international schools around the world.

The festival will end with a Gala Concert on 9 April at 19:00 and the entire ISA community is invited to attend. ISA will have 11 students performing, so be sure to come and show your support! For more information on the festival visit

For more information on the festival visit

If you can’t attend the event, be sure to login to our livestream of the performance.


Upcoming SHARE events

As we start to round out the year, there are just a few more SHARE events that you may want to add to your agenda. Attend the Dance for Those Who Can’t  event and watch ISA students, faculty and staff show off their best moves to raise funds for charities in Haiti. Get your running shoes out for the SHARE Family Fun Run and if spring cleaning is on your to do list, be sure to collect your gently-used goods to donate for the SHARE Spring Second-Hand sale on 22 May.

Be sure to visit the updated website to learn more about SHARE, the charities they support and how you can volunteer and support these important ISA initiatives Be sure to bookmark the page and sign up for news update.

World Water Day

Every year the ISA Lower School Student Council organises a fundraising campaign to support East African Care in Kenya to improve access to clean water in their own communities. This can range from providing new wells to building latrines for schools and village communities.

ISA Lower School students collect Euro coins in a reusable bottles over a week. They place a coin in the bottle each time water is used in their home,  helping to raise awareness within their family regarding how lucky they are to have easy access to clean water in the Netherlands.

Last year the students raised over 2700 euros to support access to clean water in Kenya and hope to collect more this year.


ISA Basketball Teams Compete in NECIS Tournaments in Rotterdam and Antwerp

The ISA U12, U14, Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball teams recently competed in NECIS tournaments in Rotterdam and Antwerp rounding out a great season of training and international competitions. The results of the four tournaments are below.

U12 and U14 – Rotterdam
The U12 and U14 girls and boys teams competed March 4-6 in Rotterdam with exciting games featuring everything you expect to see in a tournament; joy, disappointments, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. With support from friends and families, the ISA teams achieved the following results:
U12 Girls: 6th place
U12 Boys: 2nd place
U14 Girls: 2nd place
U14 Boys: 7th place
JV and Varsity – Antwerp 
The Junior Varsity and Varsity teams competed March 11-12 in Rotterdam. The tournament, which was also live streamed, had a great crowd turnout with families from all competing schools in attendance. The ISA teams fought hard and were successful in achieving the following results:
JV Girls: 3rd place
JV Boys: 1st place
Varsity Girls: 4th place
Varsity Boys: 2nd place

ISA Hosts the 2016 European Conference on iPads in the Classroom Conference


This two-day event held at the ISA Centre for Development, Learning & Technology connected K-5 educators from across Europe and the Middle East with inspirational and innovative strategies and approaches for using iPads to enhance learning within the classroom. Over 50 attendees came together to attend sessions that challenged, motivated and provoked new ways of thinking about the capacity for iPads for instruction, assessment and documentation of student thinking and learning.

Conference highlights included

  • Plenary sessions with Warren Apel and Joe Moretti on coding, game design and programming in primary classrooms
  • In-class visits to see the ISA 1:1 iPad programme in action with K-5 students and teachers
  • Workshops on digital portfolios, use of iPads with thinking routines, iBeacons in schools libraries, self-assessment with iPads, apps for documenting and tracking student learning and more…
  •  Informal sessions in the iPad café, the iPad App Slam and Speed Geeking sessions!

Take a peek and see how great it was…