The SGIS Primary Mathematics Group is designed for schools across Switzerland to collaborate on professional development by celebrating successes, overcoming challenges and developing teaching and learning of mathematics from 3-11 years. The group is intended to be a platform for professional discussion, sharing of resources and a place to discuss ideas, thoughts and expertise. The group is open to any primary maths educator, teaching any curriculum and all are welcome.

The group also aims to encourage CPD within Swiss schools and to create a professional network of colleagues. Meetings and inter-school visits are welcomed if there is enough interest.

Contact Sally Livesey at Geneva English School on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or join the closed Facebook group to be involved in the latest discussions, shared resources and CPD opportunities.


FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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