Directors News - Aug 20th, 2018

Dear Parents Friends and AISZ Community.

Welcome to what is promising to be a very exciting year ahead at the American International School of Zagreb.  I am delighted that you are with us.

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer of family time and if you are joining our community this year, I sincerely welcome you to our community.  AISZ and Croatia are wonderful places to be. Together we will be Experiencing the Future, Today.


Important Information for you to know:

New Student and Parent Orientation is on Friday August 17th commencing at 09:30. Our Admissions Manager Mrs. Lidija Bokan will be in contact in a separate email to our new families with the specific details concerning this event.


First Full Week of School commences Monday 20 August Day 1 with classes starting promptly at 08:00.

Please Note – Early Childhood and Kindergarten Only:

Early Childhood and Kindergarten parents and students will have scheduled individual introduction and placement meetings with the teachers from Monday 20th until Wednesday 22nd. Then Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th will be half days for settling in. all Early Year Classes EC1,2 and KG will commence in full on Monday 27th. This staged entry to school has proven very successful and allows children to enter school with with more confidence and a feeling of comfort with their surroundings. We will be in contact with your family to establish scheduled times.


Tuesday 21 August Day 2

Normal school day according to schedule for Grades 1 - 12.


School Start Time

We polled the AISZ Community last year regarding our daily school start time and it was evenly split between the usual 08:00 start and an 08:30 start. Therefore, we will initially keep to the start time: 07:50 arrival time and classes starting at 08:00. This is the time school has commenced in the past and will have little difference certainly whilst the school remains on Vocarska. When we examined the implications of changing the start time we are impacted by traffic supervision, parents’ work schedules and transport for each of the times. As we work initially with the normal start time, we will continually receive input to gauge the impact of these times on students’ work and what works best in their interests.


Bus Schedule

For the beginning of the school year until we move to the Bundek campus, the same arrangements that we used last year will remain in place regarding using I-Bus for school transport. Parents may make arrangements directly with the company. For new parents, a representative of the IBUS Company will be at New Parent Orientation to assist you. IBUS can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


School Cafeteria

Our school cafeteria will continue serving us and will do also at the new campus. All systems of payment and contact remain the same. The contact for the Cafeteria Office is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will explain the procedures to new parents at the New Parent Orientation this Friday.


New Campus

We are pleased with the progress of the building construction that has taken place over the summer. There are new photographs coming soon on the website for you.  Next week we take an important step with a planned technical inspection of the facilities on Tuesday 14th. During August, most of the construction will be completed and then we will have time to operate the technical systems to ensure they are working correctly. After that, we will furnish the new complex. A more detailed and scheduled plan will be shared after the technical inspection.


New Faculty

I am delighted to welcome our new faculty to the AISZ community for the 2018-19 school year. Please join me in welcoming::

Ms. Tamara Black   Lower School Principal

Mr. Stephen Dexter Upper School Principal

Ms. Andrea Diamant School-wide Counselor

Ms. Liz Jackson Lower School English as an Additional Language

Ms. Zoe Rafferty Grade 3

Ms. Katie Hammond Lower School Learning Support

Dr. Colin Mitchell Economics, Psychology & School-wide Communications


After School Care & Campus Supervision.

In response to numerous requests we've received from parents, we will be introducing a system of extended after school supervision this year. This will be a service that parents will be able to register for which will provide activities and supervision for students after the regular school day and after school activities conclude. The service will run until 17:00.

This service will attract a nominal fee from all registered participants. At this point we are working out the logistics but in order to set an appropriate fee for this extra care we need to know how many familtes will take up this service. We will seeking expressions of interest shortly.

It is envisaged that there will be extra activities and care for Lower School Students, and a Campus Supervisor for Upper School students who have been registered to remain in school until 17:00. Registered Upper School Students will have the ability to use the facilities after having checked in with the Campus Supervisor.

We are currently concluding the planning and design of this and more information will be out shortly.


Yours in International Education,

Paul Buckley


American International School of Zagreb.

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