We are convinced that the place where students learn has a decisive influence on how they learn. We therefore place great importance on an open school space that provides a welcoming atmosphere to students, staff, parents and guests alike, thus creating a pleasant overall environment. We cultivate multiple signature school events and regularly participate in activities that involve all SIS schools around the globe.
We aim to foster a sense of community at the school in a variety of ways: regular school assemblies, projects involving different class groups, and theme weeks on a variety of subjects. Reading marathons, sports days, winter and summer festivals – all are firm fixtures in our school calendar, together with the celebration of local and international holidays and traditions. A valuable contribution to our community spirit comes from our committed student council that regularly orchestrates activities for the whole school such as school competitions, flea markets, exchange platforms or other events.
Annual school traditions at SIS Zürich-Wollishofen are:
- Reading Schoolhouse
- Sports Day
- Class camp
- Summer festival
- Räbeliechtli parade
- Santa Claus
- Christmas concert
We arrange numerous activities for our students to enable international exchange. In particular, the SIS Cup and the annual Intercountry Activity enable a shared experience and build friendships.
For the SIS Cup, everything revolves around the themes of sport, fairness and fun over two days. Every year, teams from all SIS schools compete against each other at one of our locations in individual and team disciplines and there is cheering, playing, sweating and laughing.
In addition to sports, we also connect our learners through the annual Intercountry Activity, which promotes international exchange. In past years, we have held international maths days, a parcel swap, a story-writing exchange, and a photo activity.
Furthermore, we honour the three best final papers submitted by SIS graduates with the SIS Best Essay Award. The written essays are produced as part of the final exams written for the Matura, Abitur or International Baccalaureate (IB).
We will continue to develop exciting formats. Be part of it!
For a Varied School Day
As a school, we are committed to doing everything we can to support children as they grow up and to provide a valuable complement to their family life. This includes offers such as lunch, homework supervision, before- and after-school care, flexible drop-off and pickup times, a school bus, and exciting activities, even during school holidays.