International School Parent Magazine - Summer 2022
Summertime has arrived! Spring came and went, and time flies so quickly that it seems like just yesterday I was sitting down with the team to finish our Spring edition.
It’s safe to say we are on course for a wonderful summer. The summer edition of International School Parent Magazine 2022 brilliantly brings together the latest and greatest happenings in the international school community!
Our special recurring Meet the Headteachers interviews are back this edition and we spoke to Dr Marc Ott from Leysin American school and Henri Behar from JFK International School. Both interviews provide insightful behind-the-scenes commentary on what parents and students can expect from an education at these fantastic schools.
This time of year is always a period when older students are looking forward to an exciting, exam-free summer, but equally many parents may be wondering how to entertain their children over the long holidays. Luckily we have an enormous tourism section with local ideas to explore as a family this summer, from city break ideas to adventurous walking in Liechtenstein. There are just so many fantastic places to go in Switzerland, and you can see a lot of them on foot or by bike for free. Websites like www.balades.ch
for the French-speaking part and www.wanderland.ch
for the German-speaking part offer some truly breathtaking walking routes to try out. Making picnic lunches with your children (to carry in their own backpacks!) and then heading off on a hike together through the mountains is a great way to fill a day without relying on the X-Box whilst the sun is shining. The website www.schweizmobil.ch
has further ideas for places to go canoeing, rafting and mountain biking. You can combine activities and check out the amazing tourism opportunities on offer in this edition. So what’s stopping you?
The ISP summer camps guide on our website www.internationalschoolparent.com
also has some excellent suggestions for day and residential camps, plus loads more great articles, some of which are not featured in our magazine.
As usual, we have some great articles from educational experts in areas as diverse as making the most of your university experience, to gap years, and a look on the Swiss Education System. I would like to extend our invitation to other specialists in all fields of education to contact us for writing opportunities. We welcome all enquiries about being featured in an issue of the magazine.
We remain committed to the task of helping parents and children to make the most of the fantastic opportunities an education at an international school in Switzerland provides. All that remains to be said is that I hope you have a wonderful end to the term and a fantastic summer holiday.