Every class at ISG enjoys one hour of music a week with our specialised music teacher Miss Narissa. Trained in the Kodaly method Narissa's classes develop children's music literacy using songs, hand signs, pictures, rhythm symbols and syllables. Singing is the foundation of the music classes and also incorporates games, movement, playing instruments and reading and writing. All the children love music class each week!
On Sunday 22nd May we had a great turnout of ISG pupils at the Chiquita fun run in Ghent. After an aerobic warm-up all the children ran the 1km fun run and made it past the finish line to receive a medal and of course a banana! Well done to all those who participated! Check out this video of the event!
Our new school building on De Pintelaan is looking fantastic! Floors are being laid and walls are being plastered. The original brick buildings on the site having been brought back to life and will house our school library, sports hall and office space. The new L-shaped structure sitting beside it will have Pre-Primary classes on the ground floor and Primary classes on the first floor, and will also include a large lunch room and other spaces for music and language classes. Everything is on track for us to open on September 1st. We are very excited!
On Saturday 12th March our school community came together for our annual International Festival, and what a great event it was! The children proudly wore costumes from their home countries, then danced and sang songs in different languages from all around the world. We then enjoyed the many flavours and colours in the delicious food prepared by all the parents. Thank-you to our fantastic Parent's Association and all of our school community for your time and effort - what a lovely celebration of the cultural diversity we have at ISG! Click here to see more!
Building work continues to progress very well at our new school building at 258 De Pintelaan. Internal works including cabling, ventilation and insulation have started and the external brickwork is also nearly complete. Work on replacing the roof of the sports hall has begun and plans are well underway for the internal fittings and furniture. We are looking forward to moving in during the summer to start the new school year on September 1st!
As part of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) we focus on three types of learning - Knowledge, Skills and Understanding. Knowledge refers to factual information, Skills refers to things we are able to do and Understanding is the steady incorporation of ideas and concepts. In the January newsletter from Fieldwork Education they acknowledged how at ISG we are developing these ideas with our children. Have a read here.