Students at ISSH are engaged in learning from the moment they enter the school, till the moment they leave. As well as the structured lesson timetable ISSH also offers a wide variety of activities that go beyond the classroom to promote personal development and support academic success.
During the year, the school organizes several voluntary after school clubs. These after school clubs take place once a week, directly after a school day, and usually last 45 minutes. After school clubs consist of a variety of activities including sports, music, arts, drama, cooking, games and writing. The school also liaises with a number of external groups who also provide clubs, tuition and training for the students in a variety of ways.
The ISSH After School Child Care is open to Early Years and Primary students of all ages. It is offered every day frm 15.30 - 18.00 h, on Wednesdays from 12.00 - 18.00 h. Parents may choose either to regularly enroll their child/children for a specific day or the full week or just occasionally use this service. Please contact the school administration for information about the current fees and payment options.
Team ISSH is a competitive sports club organised for any student who wishes to participate in sporting events with other international schools in Switzerland. The ‘Rams’, as the team members like to be called, take part in various sports, such as; Football (soccer), Cross Country Running, Basketball, Orienteering, Rugby and even Dodgeball.
On Wednesdays after school the ISSH choir meets to fill the school with the sound of harmonious voices. The school choir is open to any student who has a passion for music and singing. The choir performs at Assemblies and many other School Events.
Through contacts with several external experts and due to the high quality of our in house specialists, ISSH is able to offer students a range of after-school music lessons. Lessons are available for both instrumental and vocal coaching.
To support their inquiries the students participate in a number of excursions during the school year. These happen during the normal school day and replace the regular lesson. The benefits of these trips are numerous but the fundamental objective is to allow students to develop conceptual understanding of the real world.
From Grade 3 onwards the students take part in an annual field trip. This is different in content and duration for each grade, but will involve at least one night sleeping away from home. These field trips are designed to support academic learning, but pay particular attention to the development of social skills, self-confidence and independence.