Let's go running!

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!

Building update!

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!

The main door is situated in the corridor linking the old renovated building to the left and the new structure on the right. The concrete floors have been poured, ready for the final layer.This will be our lunch room which then connects directly to the outside play area.Inside the front door looking down the main corridor. The sports hall will be in the original brick structure to the left, with all learning areas, reception and lunch room in the new structure to the right.View of the corridor with the reception area in the foreground and then the four Pre-Primary classes on the right hand side.The Pre-Primary classes on the ground floor, linking directly to the outside play area.Looking back towards reception with the Pre-Primary classes to the left.The corridor on the first floor with six Primary classes off to the right.Looking into a Primary class.External view toward the classroom block.

International Festival 2016

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!

Our new school @ 258 De Pintelaan!

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!

The vehicle entrance to ISG. By retaining the existing brick buildings the streetscape is retained, keeping the character of the street.External brickwork is nearly complete. Here you can see the Pre-Primary classes communicate directly with their outside playground.This will be our school library, located next to the main entrance for pedestrian and bikes only.The view from the reception area with the large central staircase which doubles as an event space.Internal works are well underway.Ventilation pipes ready to go!A large semi-industrial kitchen will be located under the staircase, with a work space and serving area giving on to the lunch area.The internal stairwell, with natural light coming from above from the large skylight. A great central point of our new school.Site meeting.

Three types of learning

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.

Building update!

The construction of our new school building is coming along extremely well. The spaces are all coming together and we can really see what a great learning facility it will be. Come have a look!

The Primary classes on the first floor cantilever to create a covered play space outside. A Pre-Primary classroom. These classrooms all have direct acces to a sanitary block, the playground and will also have a mezzanine!The reception!The lunchroom!