First Stories invites all students, grades 2-12, to work on and celebrate their literacy skills by composing stories. These stories are then professionally published, and added to the libraries' collection, for all students to be able to enjoy.
Part of what makes ISB such a warm, caring and successful community is that so many people contribute to school life. Financial gifts are one important way that everyone – parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends around the world – can give back to help the school continue to grow and improve.
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Read about your impact in our 2017-18 Annual Report
Support for the ISB Annual Fund is an important way in which our global community helps enhance the ISB experience, year after year. Through gifts from parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends around the world, we are able to strengthen our offerings for students, investment in faculty, and Campus infrastructure.
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The US State Department grant continues to provide salary support for our highly specialized Learning Support faculty.
Thanks to the generous grant from The Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide, funding for the Dutch language programme was received.
The Annual Fund supported bus transport for fans to cheer on our Special Olympics athletes.
A Digital Citizenship Taskforce comprised of faculty and staff members across all four divisions was put in place to develop curriculum that will help students think critically about online content, as well as being responsible and safe with how to connect, communicate and behave online.
With support from the Annual Fund a new Sensory Garden will be built, offering a therapeutic learning environment with tactile, auditory, and olfactory elements. It will be used by all students, with a special emphasis on our Intensive Learning Support students.
As one of the final stages in the continuation of the MHS Library renovation new video, audio, lighting, and other specialized multimedia equipment was purchased for the Media Room.
The Annual Fund continues to support VASP, bringing in outside experts to work directly with students in a broad range of subjects including film making, theater, and young adult literature.
Outside education experts led workshops and facilitated ISB’s three day learning conference, attended by over 280 faculty and staff, as well as ISB students and educators and school leaders from around the world.
Equipment and display pieces were purchased to help give greater visibility to student produced artworks in both on and off campus exhibitions.
The ECC launched a kindergarten swimming programme this year to help children become comfortable in the water and gain some basic swimming skills.
Projects supported in previous years
The Visual Arts spaces received infrastructure enhancements for better access to art supplies in custom cabinetry and better functionality of the space with new lighting and furniture.
We have completed the renovation of the MS Art Room, to bring this space up to the standard of the rest of the MS and creating a more functional and inspiring environment.
The ISB Libraries received a significant investment from the ISB Annual Fund for a complete renovation and redesign
This year saw the final phase of completion of the perimeter fence and access gates, designed to keep our students, employees and whole community safe.
Because of continued and generous support from the US State Department of Overseas Schools, we were able to continue making an investment in highly trained Learning Support faculty.
The ISB peer to peer Teaching and Learning Coaching Programme continued to offer an outlet for faculty to collaborate with another faculty member and improve upon their teaching skills.
Eighty-seven faculty members attended the ISB-hosted Summer Learning Institutes in August offering a selection of individualised professional development opportunities.
This year, all four divisions were involved in two one week sessions to identify teacher literacy resources and help teachers gain a better understanding of literacy levels.
The Constructing Modern Knowledge conference was attended by seven faculty members.
Through a generous gift by the ISB Family Association the 2017-18 Annual Fund was able to support service learning initiatives across the school.
New streaming technology equipment was installed in the gyms and on the Athletic Fields.
Funds were allocated to support student-led learning initiatives in the MS and ES, including engaging outside speakers.
ISB continued expansion of the Visiting Artists & Scholars Programme, providing our students with increased access to outside experts and mentors.
We have continued making investments in digital tools that support student-led learning and design and maker technology.
We have expanded our ISB-owned and managed inventory of musical instruments.