Celebrating Spring at SIS Swiss International School Spring Day Picnic and "Eggs-Travaganza"

Every year, SIS Schönenwerd and SIS Rotkreuz-Zug organise a myriad of activities in and outside of school to mark the upcoming Spring holiday. The school communities come alive with local traditions and joint events across all levels.

Independent and Value-Centred Approach

At SIS, students are offered a diverse and engaging school environment that simultaneously fosters an awareness of the wider world and a relationship to their immediate environment.

Holidays are celebrated according to the Cantonal school calendars. However, as a non-denominational school, SIS does not focus on the religious aspects of holidays but supports students in their own cultural, linguistic and social identity.

The teaching philosophy at SIS is non-ideological but founded on clearly defined core values such as honesty, appreciation, personal responsibility and commitment.


Spring Day Picnic

On the last day of school before the Spring break, SIS Schönenwerd hosts a "Spring Day Picnic". In good weather the entire school goes to Bally Park, a local tourist attraction close to the school. Students have a picnic before setting out on an adventurous treasure hunt in groups across all levels.

"The children very much enjoy being outside and looking for the Easter eggs. At the same time they discover a local tradition and learn more about their environment," explains Pia Mathes, the principal of SIS Schönenwerd.

Everyday school life at SIS is enriched by its multicultural school community. However, great value is also placed on establishing ties with the local community. The two school languages, German and English, act as a bridge connecting the diverse nationalities.


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Easter Baskets for Retirement Home

Every Easter the students of SIS Rotkreuz-Zug prepare Easter Egg baskets for the local retirement home, which are delivered to the residence by the older students.

"We believe it is important for students to enjoy the gift of giving and thinking about the needs and wants of others as well as enjoying the fun aspects of the celebration," explains the principal, Katrina Cameron. Moreover, the school's "Parent Eltern Association" organises afternoon activities for the students at school including sack races, egg and spoon races, Easter crafts, an Easter Egg hunt and a raffle.

Events such as these strengthen SIS' school community beyond the classroom and celebrate its unique bilingual learning environment.

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Author: Marcel Stähli

Marcel Stähli is the CEO of SIS Swiss International Schools Schweiz AG. SIS operates 16 bilingual, private day schools in Switzerland, Germany and Brazil with more than 3,800 students attending classes from kindergarten through to college.

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