Richard McDonald has been Head of Aiglon College since 2009, having previously led the school from 1994-2000. He also worked as part of the team of directors at Collège Alpin Beau Soleil from 2002-2009. Prior to this he taught French and German at Charterhouse and Christ's Hospital in the UK, serving as a resident housemaster in the latter post. He was on the SGIS Committee from 2004-2010, serving as Chair from 2006-10.

He is the Founder and a member of the Villars Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, one of Switzerland's busiest big bands which was featured at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival and has played across Switzerland and more recently in Germany.

AGM CHANGE OF DATE!!

The SGIS Annual General Meeting and Dinner
will be held
on Thursday 8th March, 2018
in Montreux
(Venue and time to be confirmed).

Upcoming events

  • Swiss Mathematics Conference 2018

    Friday February 16th 2018 For many years, member schools of the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) have hosted an annual conference focusing on discussing mathematics pedagogy in secondary education. The Swiss Mathematics Conference 2018...

  • 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...

  • Maths Quest Competition

    The SGIS Math Quest Competition will take place on Friday, April 20 2018. This event is for students under the age of 12 and will be hosted at Zurich International School. Schools are invited to register teams (of four students) to engage in a day...

  • 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...

  • 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:...