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GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2013 Annual report 2012

The leading international school on the French Riviera From kindergarten to the IB Diploma


Letter from the Head of School David Johnson Director

and we are continuing to develop a master plan for school-wide renovation and expansion. Further developments this past year have included the renovation of the cafeteria and the engagement of a new food service, as well as the re-cabling and expansion of our IT infrastructure in order to support our Middle and Lower School iPad project, not to mention the continual increase in use of IT throughout the school. In the IB Diploma Programme, after much research and discussion, we have reintroduced Environmental Systems and Societies in order to broaden the science and humanities offerings for our students.

Dear ISN Parents,

As a school we have continued to grow with an increase of 11%, which has meant the opening of double sections throughout the Middle and Upper Schools. As a result the two external classrooms added in 2011 have been put to very good use,

During this past year, the school has continued to work on the ISN Strategic Plan, developing the Action Plans to support it and discussing the criteria to use in determining our progress. At the beginning of this coming academic year, a task force composed of representatives from the different stakeholder groups will be revisiting the ISN Strategic Plan to review and finalize the Action Plans, as well as to look specifically at the question of defining relevant KPI’s to determine progress in achieving our goals, and then to look at how we can effectively benchmark this against the best practices in the field of international education. Your input and support as parents is vital in achieving these goals, and we look forward to continuing to work together with you in these endeavours.

The greatest highlight for ISN this past year has been the IBPYP Authorization Visit and subsequent approval as a fully accredited IBPYP school. This achievement has come as the result of many years of hard work on the part of the entire Lower School staff, but special thanks goes to Liz Hayes and Jackie Tindle in their outstanding leadership of this process.

Best regards David Johnson

ISN Strategic Plan: Our Goals Education and Learning


To provide a dynamic educational experience that empowers and challenges our community of learners to unlock their full potential in a world of change.

To ensure a rigorous, sustainable and autonomous business model that provides the financial resources to fulfill the strategic plan.

Marketing Learning Environment (Facilities and Resources) To create and sustain a stimulating learning environment with stateof-the-art facilities and technology that inspires and supports the physical and emotional well-being of our community.

To be recognized locally, nationally and globally as an outstanding and innovative school and leader in international education.

Governance and Leadership To have effective, transparent, accountable and representative strategic governance at all levels throughout the school.

Students To create a culture within which students have a sense of pride and ownership for their education and take responsibility for their own development as engaged global citizens.

ISN organization chart

Director David JOHNSON Business Manager Edwige ROUSSEL Administrative Coordinator Bernadette MONTIGLIO

IT / Network Administrator Gilles ROSSIGNOL

Adm. Assist./ Rediker Coord. Johann SOYEZ

Administrative Assistant James WILKIE Custodian Pierre RUGIU

Lower School Jackie TINDLE

IT Coordinator Dominique DUBOIS

Secondary School Astrid LE GAL IB Coordinator Mark NOONAN

PYP Coordinator Liz HAYES

Curriculum Coordinator Jocelyn McLEOD

Lower School Faculty

Middle School Coordinator Pauline MINNIS Secondary School Faculty

Professional development

Student activities

More than €100K has been spent for professional development and staff training this year. The curriculum in the Lower, Middle and Upper School evolves continually, and it is crucial for our teachers to be kept abreast of these developments. Hence, professional development is one of ISN’s top priorities: to be always fully supporting our students and to be proactive with our curriculum development. In November 2012, our entire faculty was given the opportunity to take part in the Annual ECIS Conference, the largest international education conference in Europe. Further professional development training this year has included: • A PYP workshop for all the Lower School teachers in August • Attendance at the BETT (British Education and Training Technology) Conference in London by five teachers from different sections of the school • Attendance of the ELMLE Conference in Prague by five Middle School Teachers • IBPDP workshops for teachers in subject areas with curriculum changes • CIS and OACAC College Counseling workshops for updates on university admissions • BEESAN (Brevet d'Educateur Sportif des Activités de la Natation - Lifeguard training).

• January: Lower School ski week, Model United Nations. • February: Musical : Bride & Prejudice. • March: Middle School ski week, Author visit : Ali Sparkes, Handisport day. • April: Florence Trip, Concert, Easter Egg Hunt, Strategic Plan Meeting. • May: Beauville trip, Mediterranean Cup.





• June: Aquasplash, Turkey trip, Summer Fête. • September: Arlette Gruss Circus, Cevennes Trip (IGCSE Geography), Arles Trip, Quinson Trip, Beach Snorkeling & Sailing. • October: Villa Kerylos visit, “Semaine du Goût”, World Marathon Challenge, MIP Junior, HS Football Mediterranean Cup. • November: London Art trip, Moulin d’Opio visit. • December: Winter Fête.

2012 ISN upper school academic results Our excellent IB results and university admissions are the result of building on a solid foundation throughout the school, beginning with the PYP and continuing through the Middle and Upper School.



100% Pass Rate -- (overall international pass rate is 78.16%) • 6 students scored 35+ points • Average score for the class was 31.07 points (international average is 29.83)

• 18.14% exam grades A and A* • 17.30% exam grades B • 25.74% exam grades C • 16.80% exam grades D

UNIVERSITY MATRICULATIONS • UK • Netherlands • North America • Other EU

37% 33% 19% 11%

Fiscal overview The goal of ISN is to ensure a rigorous, sustainable and autonomous business model that provides the financial resources to fulfill our mission and strategic plan. This goal is simple but ambitious, and it requires realistic ongoing financial support. Annual Global Expenses

Annual Income

Reserve Fund € 5,170

€ 4,000 € 4,381

€ 4,521

€ 3,500 € 3,000

€ 1,691

€ 4,254

€ 4,138

€ 1,325

€ 2,500 € 846

€ 2,000

€ 1,049 € 1,039

€ 1,500 € 1,000 € 500 €0


2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 ■ Vacataires ■ Permanent Staff ■ Operating Expenses










ISN is a non-profit organization, which means that any budget surplus is automatically reinvested in improving the learning experience of our students. The financial accounts are managed by the CCI, with an auditing process that ensures the ongoing stability and viability of the school. The 2012 investments were the second highest in the history of the school - 402K€. Much of this investment was in IT equipment: computers for students and teachers, multimedia digital projectors, three trolleys with 23 iPads each, a new computer classroom and also a new dedicated server room with a new network core of servers, high speed switches and cabling. A new canteen was installed, allowing for much-improved meal plans and healthier food for our students. With the addition of the external eating area, work has begun on the expansion of the cafeteria for our students, and the final steps in completing this will be taken this summer with the completion of the veranda. Investments last year also included new sports equipment, additional theater lights, and security updates on the electrical infrastructure. We would also like to thank parents who have given generous donations to the school, which allowed for the purchasing of a superb professional-quality system of wireless head microphones for the school musicals.

2012 Operating Expenses

Insurance 1.45%

€ 753


Other 5.71%

700 600

CCI Services 33.61%

€ 481


€ 380


Utilities 12.34%


€ 216

200 100

€ 30

€ 90 € 76


Maintenance 18.05% Education materials/Exam 15.56%

€ 402

€ 323

€ 107

€ 146

€ 141

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April 2013 - Photos: CCI Nice Côte d’Azur

Administration 1.66% Transportation 6.12% Publicity 5.60%


GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2013 - Annual report 2012  

The leading international school on the French Riviera.From kindergarten to the IB Diploma

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2013 - Annual report 2012  

The leading international school on the French Riviera.From kindergarten to the IB Diploma