Term dates

We have a busy year ahead of us at ISZN full of exciting experiences for all students.

Term time is packed with inspiring opportunities for both existing students and new joiners. Each day brings another chance to learn, grow and develop as a global citizen.

You can click the link below to download the full calendar for the current school year and see all the key dates for holidays and examinations.

The 2020/2021 school year started on 17th August 2020.

Key dates
Fall break 5th October 2020 - 18th October 2020
Christmas break 14th December 2020 - 4th January 2021
Ski break 15th February 2021 - 28th February 2021
Spring break 26th April 2021 - 14th May 2021
Summer break 5th July 2021 - 22nd August 2021


A broad range of activities ensures pupils of all ages are able to find something which stimulates and inspires them.

Our Programme of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) consists of a plethora of after school clubs, all planned to complement and extend the students’ learning or personal and emotional wellbeing by giving them opportunities to work with a variety of teachers in a diverse range of settings.

Throughout the year, children also have the opportunity to participate in a range of events organised by Cognita which span countries, and often continents. For example, the Story around the World initiative has seen ISZN pupils creating illustrations for a published storybook produced by pupils from Cognita schools in Europe, Asia and South America.

Recently offered CCAs include:

  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Coding and Programming
  • Cricket
  • Graphic Design
  • Foresnsic Club
  • Yoga

ISZN students enjoying a game of football

Morning move

At Primary school, every Tuesday and Thursday we start our morning with a fun and motivating dance.

We aim to educate children in interculturality, using dance as a resource at all stages of primary education through a programme that we call Morning Move. The Morning Move Programme is a teaching proposition which encompasses dance, customs, geography and languages.

Children learn to live together and to get to know each other through their bodies, generating personal well-being and promoting their intercultural education.

Student council

Our student council plays an important role in determining the agenda of the school.

The Secondary school winter ball is but one initiative that has stemmed from the student council as well as the regular bake-sales where our student council collects money to donate to our local community. Built from students across all Grades, students of each age group can find their person of trust within our student body.


Our dedicated PTA meets on a regular basis and organises a selection of school events and activities throughout the year.

Besides offering their services during field trips and special celebrations. Our PTA reflects the diversity of our school and celebrates traditions from all over the world such as Halloween, Holi Festival or the visit of Samichlaus.


New experiences are offered to students through both day and residential trips throughout the school year.

Students from Grade 1 upwards participate in an annual ‘Camp Week’. The destination of Camp Week varies according to the age of the student, however, all have in common the opportunity to learn more about the natural environment, different cultures, and key life skills.

International residential trips are offered to Senior School students and have included destinations such as Malta, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Amsterdam.

Regular field trips enrich everyday school life and are used to promote independence and collaboration. Destinations have included museums, zoos, exhibitions, cultural events, medieval castles and many more.

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