Emanuel Donhauser

After five years of gathering work experience in First Class hotels in Germany, Switzerland, and England as an EU-certified 'restaurant specialist', followed by four years of linguistic degree studies, Mr. Donhauser gained more than six years of top level management experience in educational institutions in Germany, France, and Switzerland.

Rob Eastway

Ah, Aha and Haha - When maths Meets Creativity

For most people, the expression 'creative maths' sounds like a contradiction in terms. But real maths *is* creative - it's about discovery, serendipity and surprise.

In this talk Rob gives some of his favourite examples, many of which can be used in the classroom. The content is tailored depending on whether it is for primary or secondary teachers.

Gini Newman

Garfield Gini-Newman blends humour with a deep understanding of effective curriculum design centred around the infusion of critical thinking for all. As an associate professor at OISE/University of Toronto and a senior national consultant with The Critical Thinking Consortium, Garfield has worked with thousands of teachers across grades and subjects, helping them to frame learning around engaging and provocative activities and authentic assessments.

Peter Gittins

Peter Gittins is currently engaged by the Council of International Schools as a School Support & Evaluation Officer with the responsibility for providing accreditation and associated support services to approximately seventy schools in Europe, South Asia and South East Asia. He joined CIS in 2009 from the International School Hamburg where he was the Head of School and the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

Dr. Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen began his teaching career in San Diego, California, USA as an English teacher at the middle school level. His love of learning has been a lifelong passion. While most of his classroom experience was with middle school students, he has taught at every level, including three universities.

LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. in support of staff development, founder and CEO LeAnn Nickelsen delivers presentations on: Differentiation, Common Core State Standards, Student Engagement, Poverty, Brain Research, Assessment & Grading, Literacy and many more - all based on cognitive theory, best practices, and current research.

Graham Ranger

Graham Ranger is Director of School Support & Evaluation at The Council of International Schools (CIS), where he has overall responsibility for the support, development, evaluation and accreditation of CIS member schools, around 80% of which are accredited or in the process of accreditation.

LaVonna Roth

LaVonna Roth is an internationally known author, keynote speaker and consultant. Her passion is bridging how the brain learns with education. Thousands of educators, parents and students have profited from her wealth of practical, applicable and down-to-earth strategies to the most common and frustrating issues.

SGIS Annual General Meeting 2020

The SGIS Annual General Meeting will take place on March 19th, 2020 at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva (SGIS MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY)


17.00-17.30  Registration, welcome

17.30-18.30 AGM Meeting followed by the Heads dinner