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Three more STEAM and sustainability workshops are running this year. Places are free, thanks to the Annual Fund, but limited and registration is required.

 

Due to the success of last year’s Annual Fund, three more STEAM Saturday workshops will be offered from late October to early December - some with a sustainability theme, the focus of this year’s Annual Fund.

All sessions will be held at the Lower School. Registration is free due to Annual Fund sponsorship and spaces are limited, so register soon! 

Sustainable Food Production for Grades 6 to 12: register here
October 26, 10:00 to 13:00

What does the future of food production look like? Will everyone eat Impossible Burgers and drink Soylent? Will all our required nutrients be available in pill form and food a thing of the past?

Kids can Code for Grades 1and 2: register here
October 26, 10:00 to 13:00  

Coding is one of the most sought after skills today and what better way to start a child off than by introducing coding through fun activities. 

Smart Devices & Gadgets Grades 6 to 8 - register here
Three-session workshop (attendance at all required)

November 9, November 23, December 7, 10:00 to 13:00 

Learn how to use sensors to collect data and turn the lights on, start a fan, play music and more with the use of microcontrollers. Smart devices help to conserve resources by managing them most efficiently.

 

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Fall break starts after classes tomorrow/Friday, October 11 and school will resume for students on Wednesday, October 23. Wishing everyone a good holiday.

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Tickets are on sale for the Upper School production of Grease on stage from November 20 to 23. Special events include a burger and drink with opening night tickets; free childcare during two of the performances; and a dress up night for the Saturday performance.

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Upper School production of Grease from November 20 to 23. The recommended audience age is 11 years+.

There are special elements to each performance:

  • Wednesday, November 20 - the ticket price includes a burger and drink
  • Friday, November 22 - free childcare available 
  • Saturday, November 23 - dress up in 1950s style or as your favourite Grease character; ticket prices includes a glass of Prosecco or soft drink; free childcare available 

Tickets are now on sale at www.zis.ch/zis-performs. Space is limited so book early! 

The ZIS musical theater season also includes the Middle School production of Elf Jr. The Musical from December 2 to 7. Tickets will go on sale on October 31 and are bound to be popular!

For more information about both productions, including performance times and special events, visit www.zis.ch/zis-performs.

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An external provider will be running a soccer/football camp for children aged 5 to 13 from October 14 to 18 at the Lower School.

 

InterSoccer will be running a camp at the Lower School campus during the October break, from October 14 to 18. The camp is for children aged 5 to 13 of all abilities.

For more details visit www.intersoccer.ch/autumn-soccer-camps/autumn/

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The ZIS Annual Fund for 2019/20 will support a range of Educating for Sustainability projects which will benefit the whole ZIS community.

 

Last school year, generous ZIS parents, staff and alumni donated a record CHF 228,000 to benefit STEAM projects. Together, we made possible 23 different projects on all campuses and throughout the ZIS community, with 1,360 students impacted and additional funds available to support STEAM offerings in 2019/20. To see photos and descriptions of the projects, please visit the 2018/19 ZIS Annual Fund Annual Report.

This year, the Annual Fund will benefit Educating for Sustainability projects. A range of impactful projects⁠—including Zero Waste workshops, Living Classroom development, participation in the Eco-Schools initiative, Sustainability / STEAM guest speakers and many others⁠—will provide opportunities for our students, their families and the whole community to participate in sustainability initiatives and to support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

After the October break, you will receive a letter from fellow parents asking for your investment in these exciting projects. Please give to support the sustainability projects! For more information about the projects, visit www.zis.ch/annualfund, and make your tax-deductible donation at www.zis.ch/giving.  

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