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!

Christmas Fair

Here at ISG we welcomed in the festive season singing and dancing together! Each class performed an item and then as a whole school we sang a song and had a boogie to the Jump Jam routine Santa Claus is coming to town. From all of us at ISG we wish you a Merry Christmas and our best wishes for 2016!

Looking for Learning

Fieldwork Education, the creative minds behind the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), have recognised ISG for our clear focus on improving children's learning. Involving children in discussions about how they are learning and how they can improve their learning are one of the many ways we ensure our pupils are busy learning, not just busy doing! Click here to read the latest newsletter from Fieldwork Education to find out more!