Mobility amongst students, family and staff is part of being in an international school, but one of the critical factors in settling into a new community is the support received. Moving to a new school and culture influences a child’s well-being and learning capacity. The ISL community has a part to play in supporting the challenges whilst highlighting the positive aspects of being a “global nomad”. Children who are emotionally secure will adapt to school life faster yet children can only feel balanced and secure if the key people in their lives feel settled and involved as well.
The ISL Surrey Crossroads Transitions Programme endeavours to support students, parents and staff with their transitions to, from and during their stay at ISL Surrey. Some examples of the activities of the Crossroads Transitions Programme include:
The goal is to ensure all members of the ISL school community feel like they belong.