Welcome to the Autumn Edition of International School Parent Magazine
The first leaves have fallen, and the days are getting shorter – time really does zip by. After a long, hot summer, the cooler temperatures are certainly welcome as we settle into the new school year.
This academic year is set to be a great one, with lots of exciting developments in the international school sector and beyond. The autumn edition of International School Parent Magazine 2022 looks at the latest happenings, and at important socio-cultural issues and how parents, teachers and other caregivers can support young people.
We are pleased to continue our ‘Meet the Headteacher’ interviews. In this edition, we spoke to Dr Hugh McCormick from Copperfield International School and Lucy Gowdie from Inter-Community School Zurich. These interviews provide insightful behind-the-scenes commentary on what can be expected from an education at these fantastic schools.
Many families will be settling back into their school routines after the break. This may mean new teachers, subjects or even a new school for some students. In this edition we explore how to support our children’s mental health, take a look at eating disorders, how to support LGBTIQ+ and trans children, and offer a range of articles spanning the trailing spouse experience, working out if your child is gifted and many more!
We also look at Zurich and why it is a great place to live. We spotlight Zurich schools and profile each of these amazing educational institutions. Make sure you visit our school guide (www. internationalschoolparent.com) for further information on these, and other schools around the world. The autumn/winter season provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, albeit wrapped up warmly! Check out autumn cycling in Vaud and skiing in Nendaz. Articles on both of these amazing locations, as well as Switzerland as an autumn destination can be found in this edition.
We remain committed to helping parents and children make the most of the opportunities that international schools provide.
Have a wonderful autumn/winter, and we look forward to the spring edition in early 2023.
Work hard and be the best!