Santa makes a surprise visit to ISBerne

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to ISBerne on Friday 6 December, with a few helpers in tow. He and his team went around to all the classes, including secondary school where he barged into classes and actually tossed treats at the kids, much to the surprise of the students! In the Elementary he sat and chatted with the kids. asking questions about what they were currently learning in school. (Energy sources and nutrition seemed to be the common theme) He was charmingly serenaded by many classes with their newly learned Christmas carols and holiday songs. Before departing, he passed out goodie bags to all the children, filled with clementine oranges donated by parents, chocolate, donated by Nestl´e and traditional spice cookies of Switzerland purchased by the PTC. It was a great way to start off the month of December!


An ISBerne captured moment/ The Early Learning Centre

ISBerne’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), for students aged 3-11, sets the foundation for a positive attitude toward learning by developing a child’s natural inquisitiveness and introducing to them an international curriculum & perspective at an early age. In this ISBerne captured moment, we get a sense of the enriching environment at the ELC.


Thanksgiving at the ISBerne Early Learning Center

Last Thursday, we spent the morning in the ISBerne Early Learning Center (ELC) and watched our students prepare for Friday’s Thanksgiving celebration.  We asked Miss Allison to talk about what a special place the ELC is for play and learning.  The centre is located in the charming old Gümligen Post Office, a traditional chalet at the edge of campus, and includes a garden and outdoor play space.  Miss Cook shared how she and her colleagues, Miss Desta, Miss Janny, and Miss Trish, create a warm, inviting and loving environment for our youngsters.  The ELC is an important introduction for students to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

Do you know someone with young children who may want to know more about the Early Learning Center?  We encourage you to connect them to us! Send us a quick email at office@isberne.ch or recommend a visit.  We cannot wait to showcase the magical moments happening in our school each and every day.