Director's News - March 20th 2018

Dear Parents and Community Members:

I wish to draw your attention to the following updates from ASIZ.

PTA Dance

The PTA Spring Dance is this coming Saturday night and promises to be a wonderful event for all parents and adults. If you have ordered your tickets and not yet paid, please do so ASAP and if you have not yet booked your ticket please do so as we can get final numbers. I encourage as many people as possible to attend this night. Money raised from the auctions will assist the school's service learning program and a Maker's Space for the Lower School which will augment our learning opportunities specifically in the terms of design and construction for our younger grades.

Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Regional Conference

Over the weekend CEESA held its annual regional conference, this year in the beautiful city of Prague. Over 450 delegates were in attendance with expert speakers and workshops available over the course of the weekend. This year's conference was focused upon "Empowering Learners". AISZ had the honor to be selected to deliver 4 workshops over the weekend.

I shared the journey our school has made over the last year from the Community Summit up until the viewing of the film Most Likely to Succeed. During this workshop we focused on the changes that have taken place here at AISZ to modernise the curriculum structure to best meet the needs of students today. Dr. Lavina, and students Angelina Tomac, Pauline Calcoen and Louis Kappler presented their insights into student agency in education and what the changes to the AISZ curriculum structure has meant to them personally. The students were tremendous ambassadors for our school and we were all very proud of them. Mrs. Adrianne Marcich, Mr. Dino Rosenzweig and Mr. Dino Bajagilovic presented the Grade 6 -10 Challenge by Choice Mathematics Program and Ms. Jenny Lathrop presented strategies to other teachers about how to to change teaching strategies to really engage and put students at the centre of the learning.

We are proud to be a part of the CEESA region and proud of all our presenters

Security and School Access

At the last Student Led Conferences, we handed out the printed ID badges needed for parent and adult access on to our campus. As of next week all adults accessing school will need to wear their ID badges or present ID to our school guard and get a visitor pass. If you have uploaded your photo and have not yet received your badge, please let Mr. Neven Soric know by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will help you with this.

IB Art Show

Yesterday, our IB Art Students held an exhibition of their work. This is an important component of their IB DIploma Art course and showcased the talent of our artists. Congratulations to all who exhibited: Sophia Kaiser, James Livingston, Maria Grbavac, Ivana Gasparac and Iulia Bota.

Model United Nations

Our budding Ambassadors and Diplomats travel today to take part in the Model United Nations forum in Budapest. This is a great opportunity for our students to develop and consolidate their political and debating skills in an authentic environment based on the actual workings of the United Nations. Good luck to Tibor Babovic, Borna Mustapic, Loukas Dimitropoulos, Magdalena Butina, Frane Miljevic, Enal Kontic*, Alex Mathers, Gregor Cvetojevic, Aphrodite Boesche, Nina Secak, Na Eun Kim, Marija Pasalic, Angelina Tomac, Yihao Hu & Vivien Albert

Paul Buckley

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American International School of Zagreb (AISZ)

  • Address: Voćarska 106, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel: +385 (1) 7999-300
  • Fax.: +385 (1) 4680-171
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