Mission statement

The Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) exists to support international schools in Switzerland and neighbouring countries in achieving their educational goals and to provide representation on issues of common interest.

General overview

The following are excerpts from the Articles of the Organization.

The Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to:

  • promote closer links among teachers, administrators, and students of its member schools;
  • promote professional development for teachers and administrators;
  • provide opportunities for arranging educational, cultural, and sporting activities among member schools;
  • provide a forum for the sharing of educational resources;
  • represent the concerns of international schools in Switzerland to local and federal authorities;
  • cooperate and maintain professional contacts with other regional and international educational bodies and associations.

SGIS promotes the following activities:

  • Conferences/Workshops: Conferences and workshops shall be held regularly during each academic year.

  • Sports: To promote inter-school sports competition at every level, the SGIS Sports Committee, composed of the member schools' Sports or Athletic Directors, shall be established. The SGIS Sports Committee shall recommend the appointment of one of its members as the SGIS Sports Coordinator to the Executive Committee.

  • Standing Committees: To support and promote the purposes of the SGIS, Standing Committees may be created at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM): The AGM shall be held in the fall of each year. 50% of the regular member schools shall constitute a quorum. Each regular school designates an official representative who may vote on its behalf. Members shall be notified in writing of the date, location, and agenda of the AGM not less than four weeks in advance.

    The functions of the AGM are:
    • election of the Executive Committee;
    • approval of the Treasurer's Report;
    • action on membership recommendations submitted by the Executive Committee;
    • consideration of any other business.

Upcoming events

  • PYP Cluster Workshops

    14th and 15th April, 2018 hosted by International School Zurich North (ISZN), Zurich Announcing: Inquiry and the Additional Languages Teacher Approaches to Learning Encouraging Children’s Creative Instincts in the Classroom Dear Colleagues,We are...

  • Contemporary issues in pastoral education and care - A school focused perspective

    Wednesday April 18th 2018This one day conference for international schools in Switzerland will be held at Brillantmont International School, Lausanne. Registration Contact: Julianne Brown, Student Wellbeing & Pastoral Care CoordinatorBrillantmont International...

  • MYP Cluster workshop hosted by the Danube International School, Vienna

    18th and 19th May, 2018 MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) Dear colleagues, We are proposing to organize a cluster workshop for MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) at our school...

  • Physics for Non-Specialists Workshop

    Leysin American School Switzerland,  21st September 2018 10:00 - 22nd September 2018 16:00 An intensive, but fun, two-day physics teaching course for non-specalists. Delivered by experts in supporting physics education worldwide in a low stress, but...

  • ECOLINT Institute of Learning and Teaching

    Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that all the courses offered by the Institute are now open for registration on the website. We draw your attention to the following courses: GEHOT: Gifted Education and High Order Thinking TYCEMC:...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2019

« Can we walk the talk? »

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 1st AND 2nd 2019

at International School of Basel, Switzerland

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