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Admissions 2011-2012

Parents should all have received a message asking them to fill out the Student Intentions Form to confirm if their child(ren) are returning in August. If you have not already filled out the form, please do so by filling out the online Student Intentions Form available on our website. We would also like to remind parents with younger siblings who will be entering Kindergarten grades, to apply for their enrollment as soon as possible so that we can reserve their space for the coming school year. Application forms are available in the Main Office or under Admissions on the ISC website.


The ISC Model United Nations team is at it again! This year, 14 students will travel to the THIMUN conference in The Hague where they will represent the delegation of Panama. The group will be led by student ambassador Adriana Baiz for a week-long simulation of United Nations resolution writing and debate. Students will discuss and debate a wide variety of issues including:  Improving measures to prevent youth crime  Measures against contemporary forms of slavery  Environmental crime and conflict in the Congo Basin  Trading arms to terrorist organizations  Financing of the United nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti as well as many others. The ISC delegation is honored to have two officer appointments this year selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide! Kushbhu Chawla has been selected to be a member of the Advisory Panel on the Question of the Caribbean while Stephan Capriles has been chosen to serve as Assistant President to the Special Conference on Crime and Punishment. Congratulations for all of your hard work and good luck to all at the conference.

The program is taught in 4 levels. Students do not need previous experience in order to enter this program at beginner level. Any interested learner with a normal level of (micro/macro) coordination, discipline and team skills can join! Interested students choose 3 instruments according to personal preference and interest from the following list: flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, alto/tenor saxophone, trumpet, baritone (a smaller version of the tuba), tuba, bass guitar, and percussion (only available as second instrument). Students are then tested to find out, which of the up to three instruments they selected will best match her/him and their band course group. Other instruments may be added (French horn, bassoon, piccolo flute, All interested present 5th graders will be tested early in spring and may join the program in grade 6. The only additional costs for participation in this program are for the purchase of the instrument, accessories and books. Students do not need to take private lessons once enrolled into this program. ISC will either order the instrument for the students or assist with obtaining the instrument. Students take their instrument home between class days for practice. Initially, students are required to practice 15-20 minutes per day. Students will learn how to play their instrument. Band students will participate in concert performances, usually already in their first year of instrumental music. The instrumental music/band program is taught by Mr. Thomas Stief. He holds MA degrees in music from Germany and the US, and has taught, together with his wife Barbara Stief (vocal/general music at ISC), at international schools in different parts of the world. Please contact the administration and/or the music department directly, if you have questions/would like further information. Also, please visit, link:”Band Program” for more information.

ISC Band Program

ISC is offering band/instrumental music as curricular school courses for grades 6-12. This course system, which is used widely at schools in the USA, gives more students the opportunity to learn an instrument during the school day, to be part of the ISC Band Program, and to earn academic credit while learning to play an instrument and participating in performances!

Upcoming Events (February)   

Sharks Lap - A - Thon (4) Talent Show (26) TOEFL (26)

ISC is an Earth Friendly School. Do not print this newsletter unless you really need to. Questions or comments? E-mail us at or call 737-3633

ISC Thomas Recovery Fund Raiser

Father Son Cook out and Camping will be held on Friday February 4th & 5th from 5pm to 9am at the Landhuis Pannenkoek, (near Soto). Prices:  Father + Son = NAF 70  Father + 2 or more sons = NAF 100 Please make your payment with Mrs. Camille at the front office. Every cent goes to the School Thomas Recovery Fund. Everyone will receive a goody bag including bandannas, ID tags, key chains, playing cards, gliders & glow sticks! There will be soccer, basketball, other games with a delicious BBQ , campfire and lots more! Overnight stay will be optional. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries.

Environmental poster competition Dear All, We are very proud to announce that one of our students, Davis van Grieken, is the winner for the island of Curacao of the Environmental Poster Competition organized by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

Davis van Grieken 4th Grade

Talent Show

The annual ISC Talent Show, hosted by the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, will be held Saturday, February 26th in the evening, starting at 7:00pm. We have many special student acts and talents lined up! Please mark your calendars so you can join us for this special event. Tickets will go on sale in February.

College Corner

On Wednesday, February 9th, ISC will be offering an evening presentation for tenth and eleventh grade students and parents focused on the university application process, suggested university testing schedule, and understanding PSAT/SAT scores. The presentation will be held from 7:00-8:00pm in Kayena Room on the High School side.

Thinking Maps Training

This past Saturday, January 29th, a group of our teachers attended a training for Thinking Maps. Each one of these maps is based on a fundamental thinking process offering a common language across all levels and subject areas. This training was done in preparation for the implementation scheduled for Monday, January 31st. The teachers did an excellent job learning to use these tools in order to help their students even further.

The Update - January / February  
The Update - January / February