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Information morning for new parents to the Lower School at the International School of Stuttgart Presentation Transcript

  • 1. A brief overview of the Lower School at the International School of Stuttgart (ISS)
  • 2.  Paul Morris, Lower School Principal  Alex Whitaker, Primary Years Program Coordinator Introductions
  • 3. Our Vision is to place learning at the core of all that we do. Learning at the International School of Stuttgart combines an individual’s predispositions and experiences with the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding, to nurture and develop of character and intellect. Our School Mission: Vision
  • 4. Leading education for internationally-minded families Our mission is to inspire, challenge and actively support our students and each other to become positive participants in a changing world. Our School: Mission
  • 5. Innovation: Emphasizing creative problem-solving and confident adaptation to change. We believe in the importance of: Respect: Fostering empathy and integrity to nurture a caring responsibility within a diverse cultural community. Engagement: Challenging and inspiring understanding through active curiosity and individual involvement in learning. Relevance: Accessing and discerning real life connections between intellectual experience and the changing world. Our School Mission: Philosophy
  • 6. The ISS experience inspires its learners to develop a sense of pride and commitment to making a difference. A transparent and reflective partnership between students, teachers and family is fundamental to our mission. ISS currently utilizes all three of the International Baccalaureate Programs. We believe that they suit our Vision, Mission and Philosophies. Our School Mission: Vision
  • 7.  Two classes at every grade level  Early Years Nest vertically grouped  Specialist teachers for  PE, Art, Music, German, EAL, Mother Tongue How do we structure our classes?
  • 8. Paul and Alex The Lower School Leadership Team Weekly meetings How do we organize leadership in the Lower School?
  • 9.  North America 30%  Germany (including international families) 28%  Japan 9%  India 6%  UK 3%  South Korea 2%  Other 22% Where do our children come from?*
  • 10.  North American 30%  UK 20%  Germany 20%  South Africa 6%  Poland 6%  Other 18% Where do our teachers in the Lower School come from?*
  • 11.  Specialist subjects Math and Literacy Inquiry Recess times The timetable
  • 12. Strategic, pastoral and curriculum leadership Leadership Team Academic Council Whole school subject leaders Coordinators What does the hierarchy look like?
  • 13. CIS NEASC IB Strategic Plan Our quality credentials
  • 14. International Accreditation Protocol, 8th Edition Operational Systems Governance & Leadership Faculty & Support Staff Access to Teaching & Learning School Culture & Partnerships for Learning Governance & Leadership Faculty & Support Staff Access to Teaching & Learning School Culture & Partnerships for Learning Operational Systems and School Guiding Statements
  • 15. Mission led Student learning and well being Internationalism The main facets of Accreditation
  • 16. Promoting a culture of open mindedness and respect
  • 17. Supporting children The SAP team Supporting parents School counselor, Principal and the PYP Coordinator Communication Blogs Veracross Fridays Forum Information mornings Face to face The Family handbook.