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Making the School a Safe, Fun and Caring Place

Lebendige Schulgemeinschaft SIS Berlin

Fostering Community at SIS Berlin

The day school community concept is not new and has been employed within SIS schools since the very beginning. At the heart of this important characteristic is a schooling system that fosters a child’s self-awareness and awareness of others whilst supporting their social and self-competencies and ability to integrate with others.

Students at SIS Berlin spend on average eight hours per day at school, often arriving at 8 a.m. and leaving at 4:30 p.m. Although lessons start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m., the Berlin education authority’s “all-day school regulations” require students to be at school until 4:30 p.m. Therefore, students spend the best part of the week on the school campus and are encouraged to learn and develop in the classroom, in the playground, when having lunch and during the extracurricular activities after lessons.

The spacious school grounds offer a wide variety of areas where children can explore and enjoy a stable and nurturing environment within our international school community. Whether playing sport, enjoying time on the playground or cultivating new friendships, children experience the range of cultures, beliefs and traditions that each person brings to the school. This diverse environment is at the forefront of our commitment to educating the next generation of global citizens whilst promoting an understanding of the wider world and a young person’s role in making the planet more peaceful, sustainable and fair for all.

Fostering Community at SIS Berlin

The SIS Berlin school is supported by an active parent council. Whilst the main role of the parent council is to represent the parents, their focus is to encourage a good relationship with the school community, supporting children’s learning, and organise school-wide events which encourage families to come together and celebrate collectively.

The combination of school activity, excellent teaching and learning, an understanding of others and a supportive parent body encourages the community spirit at SIS Berlin and embodies the SIS day school community concept, making the school a safe, fun and caring place to learn.

Marc Corner, Principal