Wellbeing at ISSR

At ISSR, we support our students as individuals by providing a strong intellectual, physical, social, and emotional structure that enables growth and development.

We focus on active learning, open inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and student agency. Our class sizes allow the personal interaction necessary for effective learning. We aim to provide opportunities for every student to be successful, while encouraging personal and collective responsibility and growth.

Through our Advisory support and wellbeing programme, we work hard to ensure that each student feels valued as an individual and connected to the diverse and exciting social and cultural environment of our international student body.

Student health and welfare

We have a professional team for student health and welfare. This team is made up of a school nurse, a school counsellor, a learning support coordinator, and a special needs teacher. The aim of the student health care team is to ensure that all students receive an equal education and the support they need to achieve their goals.

Equal Opportunity Group

We strive to create a caring, respectful, and open-minded school community. Through our Equal Opportunity Group, we challenge discrimination, harassment, and inequality, while promoting inclusion.


All students are placed in a House: Lynx, wolf, bear, fox. Throughout the school year the Houses “compete” against one another in a range of educational, recreational, artistic, or sporting events. By this means we see greater social integration between the different grades and an enhanced shared school community spirit.

School community and ethos

We encourage our students to take responsibility for their school, its environment and its culture through active student participation, a peer-helper programme, and a mix of culture and community clubs that promotes a spirit of internationalism.

Community service is integrated into our curriculum in DP and MYP, enabling our students and our international faculty to engage personally and meaningfully in a wide range of local and global initiatives which create genuine learning opportunities and have tangible effects in improving the lives of others and the natural environment. In the PYP students’ agency and action is integrated in the curriculum.