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j.davis - Posted Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 5:59:48 PM

Our school has been featured in groundbreaking literature "Linguistic and Cultural Innovations in School" by Jane Spiro and Eowyn Crisfield. This book presents case studies of five schools engaged in radical change in order to engage with children's home languages and cultures in a more multilingual and inclusive way. Our school features as an example of best practices in chapter four "Dynamic Multilingualism in International Schools"

By Joy Davis
Communications Officer

Lara Rikers and Mindy McCracken, with the input and support of innovative class teachers and school leaders, have been pioneering translanguaging strategies in this field for a number of years, continuing the efforts of previous members of staff. In the book their expansion of ISH's Mother Tongue Programme criteria is described as, "Perhaps the most innovative outcome of their efforts, the new term identity language which was created to meet the needs of the growing third-culture-kid population, who use and feel connected to a language that is not from their passport country."

We are immensely proud of Mindy, Lara, our ISH teachers and all the work they have done and continue to do on the mother tongue front. We are extremely happy that ISH is at the forefront of these second-language practices, as they actively promote our ISH children's personal and cultural identities, as well as all of their languages.

We feel very fortunate that our school has the opportunity to work very closely with Eowyn Crisfield, who has been training our staff and has been there to help parents make informed decisions about the languages in their homes.

The book is available at if you click on the icon.

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o.boutayeb - Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 9:35:36 AM

The SOVICOS Volleyball Championships have been going on these last two weeks and ISH had both Boys and Girls Silverbacks Varsity Teams involved. Both teams had great success getting through the preliminary rounds and advancing to the finals. The finals will take place in the next few weeks giving both teams the chance to develop and train before the big event. Great job Silverbacks!!

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o.boutayeb - Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 9:28:09 AM

The Season 3 Sports and Activities are in full swing. Our ISST Tennis squad are training and working hard preparing for their competition in May. The Recreational programme has had a record of over 400 students sign up for a Season 3 sporting activity. It is a busy school after hours! Great job to all involved and making the most of the sporting opportunities available.

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j.davis - Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 2:04:15 PM

Our Year 12 product designers visited the amazing Material Xperience in Ahoy Rotterdam, the leading event for creative professionals focused on material innovation. They looked and touched many innovative and inspiring materials & products and they came back ready to develop their final Design & Technology Internal Assessment.

By Susana Contreiras
Design Technology Teacher

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j.davis - Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 10:04:33 AM
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