The Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that aims to actively support the continuous improvement of its member schools.  We encourage and support collaboration between schools through the exchange of information and good practices, and facilitate opportunities for members of staff across our schools to connect with others and further their own professional development.  Similarly we facilitate opportunities for students to connect with other young people, particularly through our sports programme, leading to a richer educational experience.

SGIS was founded in 1969 and now has 54 member schools.  

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Everyone can provide mental health first aid!

In this two-day training, First-aiders are taught a basic knowledge of a range of mental illnesses and crises. In addition to theoretical knowledge, practical skills are practiced through interactive exercises and role-plays. With your newly acquired
skills you will make an important contribution to the quality of life of those around you. With your knowledge you can strengthen both your own mental health and that of others.

Friday, 1st of October, 2021 09h00 - 12h30 and 13h30- 17h00
Saturday, 2nd of October, 2021 09h00 - 12h30 and 13h30- 17h00
Completion: Exam incl. certificate
Cost: CHF 380.-
*Lunch is available for an extra cost

Trainers: Lisa Lusti Aiglon College | Wellbeing Coordinator
Mecky McNeil ensa English Instructor Coordinator

For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Lusti: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://ensa.swiss/en/

Arrangements for SGIS meetings and events

COVID-19 has changed the way that all schools conduct meetings or events. As an organisation, SGIS wants to promote safe practices.

Board, group and other adult meetings

Unless there are specific reasons to the contrary, we will hold all SGIS meetings online.

Face-to-face meetings are occasionally necessary.  When this is the case, the meeting organiser must ensure that contact details are recorded and that a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people can be maintained or, if this is not possible, that a mask covering the mouth and nose area is worn by all participants.  Participants should maintain the meeting safety arrangements if they meet in small groups between sessions (e.g. coffee breaks).

It is in everybody’s best interest if we all take individual responsibility for our state of health.  Meeting participants should be aware of the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and should not attend the meeting if they feel unwell. If after the meeting a person is confirmed by health authorities to have COVID-19, they should contact the meeting organiser so that the contact details of the other participants can be given to the health authorities if necessary.

Student or adult events

All SGIS events must be held in accordance with the appropriate federal and cantonal guidelines.  It is the responsibility of the hosting school to ensure that arrangements are in place so that participants keep an appropriate distance, wash their hands thoroughly and regularly, and wear a mask where necessary.