Lower School Out in the Community

Over the past month, students in the PYP programme have taken numerous field trips to connect with themes from their classrooms.

As part of their Different People, Different Lives Unit of Inquiry, Grade 5 students recently visited the, ‘In Het Donker Gezien?’ museum.  Students were able to briefly experience what it is like to be visually impaired and reflect on how these individuals experience the world.

Connecting to their Units of Inquiry, Who We Are and How the World Works, Grade 4 recently took a bike trip to the Amsterdamse Bos.  The bike trip helped build community amongst the students, but students also learned more about how the Bos was built and its impact on the local community.

Grade 2 also took a trip to Amsterdamse Bos to support their current Unit of Inquiry, Our Fragile Earth.  Students did field research on the local habitat and gathered evidence on the different plants and animals that live in the forest.

One of the biggest benefits of ISA is that students are able to interact and learn from our amazing Amsterdam community!

Ivy Circle USA University Fair

It’s that time of year when Upper School seniors are busy applying and prepping for their next exciting journey after ISA.   Upper School counsellors and teachers are working hard to help navigate students through these sometimes confusing paths.

ISA, in cooperation with the Fulbright Center and the U.S. Consulate General, welcomed over 30 American colleges and universities during the 5th annual Ivy Circle USA University Fair on 29 September.  This fair offered a unique opportunity for students to meet with representatives from U.S. universities/colleges.

We look forward to seeing the next steps for our Class of 2017!

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WORLD WATER DAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 

Recent Lower School assemblies have focussed on the PYP attitude of “appreciation”. Students enjoyed listening to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and learned how appreciative so many different groups of people are for the support in the recent World Water Day campaign.

The Lower School Student Council helped organise the campaign and counted all the coins donated through the small water bottles.  An amazing €4,222.60 was raised in just one week! We are so appreciative and we are sure that both East Africa Care and the communities that we help will be too!  Thank you to everyone who took part.

Thank you to every class who took part in the challenge.

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE WORKSHOPS

 

During the month of November, Denise Granai, one of the Lower School Counselor’s, offered two hour ‘Parenting with Positive Discipline’ workshops. These two hour workshops provided an overview of Positive Discipline through experiential activities.

To learn more about the importance of Positive Discipline read our recent article in ISA Connections magazine.

 

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 http://amis-online.org/festivals/festival-3/.

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.

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

PTA Announces New Executive Committee for 2015-16

The PTA is happy to announce their new Executive Committee for the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations to new President, Devyani Sen, Vice President, Giovanna Manto and Treasurer, Arti Rungta.  The secretary appointment will be announced shortly.

For more information on the PTA visit our webpage or login to MyISA.