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15 February 2019 - Week 7

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Pride Day at ISL

The Whole School News

Student Medication
To ensure the health and safety of our community, we request that students
should not be in possession of any kind of medication both during the school
day or during field trips.

Please take note of the following information:

Any specific medication that has to be taken during school time, on a
regular basis or for an outlined period of time, should be handed to one
of us. The student should then visit the infirmary to take the medication
when required. Parents/ guardians should provide clearly written
instructions on which medication needs to be administered, the dose,
the timing and the period.
For occasional problems such as headaches, students should come to
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During school trips, all medication should be given to the teacher with
precise written instructions from the parent/ guardian. In some cases,
due to the nature of a trip, and after mutual agreement between the
family and the teacher, the medication may be left with the student to
be administered independently.

In case of further questions, please contact us.

Helen and Marian

School Nurses

Digital Life Parent Workshops

Thank you for taking the time to complete the recent survey and letting us
know about the digital life topics you would like to hear and talk more about.
The numerous responses covered varied topics and we would like to address
as many of them in the coming months. With your input, the IT department is
pleased to announce the first launch of the new Digital Life Parent
Programme. The first workshops' details are shown on this table.
In order to plan the sessions, we would be grateful if you could sign up.
We look forward to seeing many of you at these sessions and to fostering a
sense of digital community between us.

Julien Rovira
Head of Information Technology

Learning Curve Institute Workshop ¦ Tuesday 19

February ¦ from 14:30 to 15:30 ¦ MPR NA 211

The Learning Curve Institute (LCI) is a specialist training organisation in the

areas of mental health, addiction and workplace practices. The LCI visited ISL
in recent years to work with our Year Level Leaders and Secondary School
Principals. They will visit again next week, from Monday to Friday, and spend
time in groups with all secondary school students on a range of topics related
to substances. In addition, a parent workshop is organised and, although
aimed at families with secondary school-aged children, all parents are very
welcome to attend.

David Harrison
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Help Us Plan the Holi Festival ¦ Wednesday 20

February ¦ from 16:00 to 17:00 ¦ North Campus NS 223
The next festival in the ISL calendar is Holi Festival.
This Hindu festival will take place on Thursday 21
March 2019. We are currently in the planning
stages of this event and invite any of you who
would be willing to help with the organisation to
attend a planning meeting.
If you are interested in helping, please contact me.

Vicky Morgan
Internationalism Coordinator

Benefit Concert ¦ Thursday 21 February ¦ from 19:30 to

20:30 ¦ Auditorium
There is a rising a problem in India linked with
women's treatment in society, more specifically
women's abuse. To help make a difference, we
want to work with the Short-Stay Home (SSH)
shelter in Udaipur, Rajasthan that provides a safe
place for women. There, they are given access to
doctor's visits, legal and financing counselling and
skill training in tailoring and nursing. This NGO
solely relies on fundraisers and donations and this
is why we are organising a fundraiser concert.
All the profits will be sent directly to the shelter
and will help these women to build a stable
independent life for themselves. Tickets are
available online or in the north campus entrance
on Tuesday 19 February from 15:00 to 16:00 16:00.
Please don't miss it!

Brooke and Matilde, Year 12

PTA ISL Parents Night Out ¦ Thursday 21

February ¦ from 20:30 ¦ Le Perroquet Restaurant
Please join us after the Benefit Concert for
an evening out. We will provide nibbles and Page 3 of 10
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drinks for the first hour but please come anytime

and stay as long as you would like!
Le Perroquet restaurant is on Ruelle du Flon 4 in
Lausanne, conveniently located across
from Globus (on the pedestrian street behind
Parking Rotillon and under the M2 Metro line)
This event is open to all ISL parents and teachers
but if you could RSVP your intent to participate by
Monday 18 February
February, it will help us plan for food
and drinks.
Hope to see you there!

Rebecca Chou
PTA Vice President

Home Language Festival ¦ Friday 8 March ¦ from 14:45

to 15:45 ¦ North Campus Entrance

Are you interested in finding out more about the Home Language (Mother
Tongue) Programme at ISL?
To coincide with the festivities of International Day, the Home Language
Festival will be an opportunity for you to meet the Home Language teachers,
to peruse some of the materials that are being used, to see work that has
been done in classes so far, and to explore the possibilities of home language
maintenance and development at ISL.
We have a fantastic team of qualified teachers currently offering twelve after-
school classes and covering nine languages – Dutch, German, Italian, French,
Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Greek. If you would like to know more
about the programme or would like to inquire about the possibility of
learning a home language that is not currently offered, please do not hesitate
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Soukeina Tharoo
Home Language Programme Coordinator

The Primary School News

Looking for Mystery Readers

As part of our International Week celebrations from 4 to 8 March, we hope to

celebrate mother tongue languages, stories, and communication with guest
mystery readers
readers'. Students will be invited to visit the media room in the
library during recess times to hear surprise parent readers share and discuss
a favourite story in their mother tongue. Please sign up for a time if you
would like to be a mystery reader and share a great book in your language.
We will advertise which languages are offered for each recess, and look
forward to hearing from readers from all over the world!

Adrienne Dunkerley
Teacher of Library

Scholastic Book Club ¦ Monday 18 to Friday 22

February only
Our new Scholastic Book Club will be opened next
week only!
Browse the latest books and order online by Friday
22 February latest. For every €1 you spend in this
Book Club, ISL will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.
Also, if you would like to order the books from our
upcoming visiting author Rachel Bright
Bright, showed
here on the right, she will personally autograph
them for you in April!

Adrienne Dunkerley
Teacher of Library

Year 1 ¦ Reading Workshop ¦ Friday 22 February ¦ from Page 5 of 10
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08:40 to 09:30 ¦ Exhibition Room NP 308

Year 1 parents and guardians are invited to attend
a workshop about supporting their young readers
at home. During the workshop, we will discuss the
way to create a supportive reading environment
for the children and to reinforce the reading
strategies taught at school.

Lief Erickson
Primary School Principal

The Secondary School News


Punctuality in the Secondary School is good. The overwhelming majority of

our students are present in homerooms at 08:25 each morning. We place
significant emphasis on arriving on time each morning for a number of
important reasons. Our school day starts with the legal requirement of
registration, followed by social and emotional learning activities in
homerooms. Approximately once a week, there is either a year group or
school-wide assembly. Students who are late to school miss part or all of
these important activities, and are consequently at a disadvantage. The
arrival of late students can interrupt and disrupt other students' learning.
Finally, being punctual is an effective life habit that can be learned during
Currently, there are a small but increasing number of persistently late
students. Read More

The PTA News

Dear all, Page 6 of 10
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Although teenagers sometimes can be difficult to read, the Winter Ball

pictures of many proud parents with their smartly dressed son or daughter
showed nothing but fun and excitement. Hopefully the night has been great
and memorable for all of our Year 10 to 13 students!
With just another week to go before the February break, the weather is highly
accommodating all fun outdoor activities Switzerland has to offer. Beautiful
skies and pink sunsets are to be seen and loved every day! Read More

It happened recently
Year 8 PHE students have been getting creative

Dance can be used to improve interaction and provide a medium for personal
and cultural expression. In PHE recently, Year 8 students have been learning and
researching about cultural dances.
Read More

The Winter Ball

This year's Winter Ball was held at the Lausanne Palace last Saturday with
approximately 220 high school students present.
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Sports competition reports

Friendly Match Basketball Cat E Boys against GEMS, Monday 11
February, GEMS
For all of our boys, it was their first time playing in a competitive match, and
many lessons were learned. Confidence grew as the game progressed.
Read More

SGIS Basketball Cat A Girls Tournament, Saturday 2 – Sunday 3

February, Le Chât

The Senior Girls Basketball Team had another excellent SGIS tournament in
Geneva on 2 and 3 February, where they finished with silver medals.
Read More

SGIS Ski Races Ski Team Cat A-D, 29 January / 1 February / 6


How were the ski races of the Cat A-D Ski team these past few weeks? Click here
to find a few reports and pictures.
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ISL Events in the next 7 Days

For more details on the following events, please click on the title of the event.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Saturday, February 16, 2019

Y10-Y13 parenting group Badminton Cat A-B Competition - SGIS
14:30 - 15:30 International School of Lausanne
Secondary Multipurpose - Room NA211
Badminton Cat A-B Competition - SGIS
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 International School of Lausanne

Y1 imagination station showcase Sunday, February 17, 2019

14:15 - 15:30 Tennis Cat E Competition - Internal ISL
Year 1 classrooms and hallway, French tennis tournament
and EAL Classrooms
Tennis Cat A-D Competition - Internal
Thursday, February 21, 2019 ISL tennis tournament - Secondary
Benefit concert
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Basketball Cat A Girls Competition vs.
Parent's night out International School of Lausanne

20:30 Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lausanne Swim Cat C-D Competition - SGIS
Zurich International School Lower School

Swim Cat A-B Competition - SGIS

Zurich International School Lower School

Basketball Cat C-D Girls Competition -

International School Basel Page 9 of 10
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International School of Lausanne, Chemin de la Grangette 2, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne,


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