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 2022/2023 school year will start on 22nd August 2022.

Key dates 2022/23
Fall break 10th October 2022 - 23th October 2022
Christmas break 19th December 2022 - 9th January 2023
Ski break 13th February 2023 - 26th February 2023
Spring break 3rd April 2023 - 12th April 2023
Summer break 3rd July 2023 - 20th August 2023
Key dates 2023/24
Fall break 9th October 2023 - 22nd October 2023
Christmas break 18th December 2023 - 8th January 2024
Ski break 12th February 2024 - 25th February 2024
Spring break 28th March 2024 - 7th April 2024
Summer break 1st July 2024 - 16th August 2024


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
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding and Programming
  • Cricket
  • Drums
  • Graphic Design
  • Football
  • Forensic Club
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Playball
  • Singing
  • 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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