Exploring new technologies for learning and the role of Artificial Intelligence in the classroom
A week after the event we took some time to reflect on the fantastic Google for Education Summit hosted at our school.
Hosting Google Education Summit to explore AI in schools
ISA is set to welcome a cohort of the UK’s leading educational minds this Friday when we host a summit to explore the role of AI in education.
Navigating Paths Beyond School
Aligning with Scottish Careers Week, this month's blog focuses on the career opportunities available to our high school students.
Sharing the voice of parents and students
In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore the vibrant and close-knit community that is the foundation of ISA by delving deep into the heartfelt testimonials from parents, students, and former teachers.
Nurturing Attention Span in Today's Tech-Driven Education
Fostering concentration and learning amidst digital distractions is a challenging task. In our blog this month, we've covered a range of techniques that benefit academic performance and lay the groundwork for lifelong learning and cognitive growth.
The Journey to University
As students prepare to take their steps towards leaving school, ISA remains committed to providing a guiding light on their career path and ensuring that each student is well-equipped, confident, and ready to embrace exciting opportunities.
Meet the Teachers
Learn more from Morio Kajiwara and Stuart MacAlpine as they share their experience as teachers at ISA.
During the first week of September, our Elementary and Preschool students enthusiastically celebrated Kindness Week.
Grade 12 - Field Studies Centre Millport
Early September 2023, a group of 23 Grade 12 students studying the IB Diploma (IBDP) in Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies courses took part in an ecological fieldwork residential trip.
Energy Voice Fifty Years of Firsts Event
Leading up to Offshore Europe, we are proud to host Energy Voice ‘Fifty Years of Firsts’ Event.
ISA students on top of the world after receiving ‘excellent’ exam results
Our students are celebrating full marks in this year’s exams placing them among the top performing in world rankings.
Tech Skills for the Energy Transition
We hear from our IT Director, Gayle Veitch, on how we are preparing our young people for rapidly evolving workplaces and the importance of using the right skills and tools to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon future for generations to come.
Creativity, Activity, and Service!
Through a variety of activities and projects, CAS enables our students to develop their passions, skills, and interests outside of the classroom.
Homecoming for ISA’s new Middle and High School Principal Stuart McAlpine
With more than two decades’ experience in the education sector, Stuart will take up the new role as Principal for Grades 6-12 in August this year.
ISA students scoop top places in anti-racism awareness and global tech projects
We are celebrating after three of our students have been recognised as top of their field in media and tech competitions this month to raise awareness on two key world issues.
A place in sport for every child
National School Sport Week UK commenced this week (June 20-26th), with this year’s theme of Belonging, A Place in Sport for every Child aligning perfectly with our own ethos at ISA, ‘Every child, every opportunity’.
ISA hailed as ‘sector leading’ by inspectors
We have been praised by inspectors who have published an “exceptionally positive’ report following a recent inspection by Education Scotland.
Our students meet with Aberdeen MP
Stephen Flynn visited our school as part of the Governance and Democracy study where our Grade 4 students had the chance to learn more about the political landscape.
ISA’s culture of care and compassion helps shape future success
At ISA, children are given the opportunity to embrace a different kind of learning driven by a school-wide culture that focuses on children for who they are as individuals.
Inspiring STEM Futures
STEM education focuses on practical learning, to develop the necessary skills in students so they’re prepared for the rapidly developing real world.
International Week - A Celebration of Diverse Cultures
Our international festival is a much-anticipated week where we celebrate diverse cultures around the world and the many which make up our school community.
Coming soon to the ISA menu? Eco-minded students create tasty ‘Planet-Friendly Burger’
Climate Week North-East was in full swing, our eco-minded students delved deep in to some of the green-centric initiatives around.
ISA School's Out Summer Camp 2023
We are super excited to announce our School’s Out Summer Camp is back for Summer 2023!
Just Be You
Our Head of School, Nick Little, shares how ISA prepares students for the complexities of life in a global society.
Book Week 2023
Last week, ISA celebrated Book Week, an annual event that is a favourite amongst the students and staff.
ISA takes on Spain!
We are delighted to have had the opportunity to take our high school Spanish class away for a school trip abroad, long awaited after the pandemic.
Is There a ‘Magic Age’ to Send Your Child to an Independent School?
At ISA, we focus on children for who they are as individuals. Our latest feature explores how enrolling your child at an independent school during key times of change in their young lives will set them up for future success.
Festivities From Around The Globe
We take a look into how different cultures around the world celebrate the winter holiday season, finding out more about Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and Ōmisoka.
ISA Timeline - Making Memories
ISA have created a timeline to celebrate our 50th anniversary, but we need your help! We are reaching out to our extended community to find out special ISA moments throughout the years.
Branching out for the festive season
We have collaborated with The Christmas Decorators to create a unique festive tree for ISA, so everyone can celebrate the winter season together.
Parent Teacher Conferences – The Importance of the Education Triangle
Ahead of this week’s PTC’s, Morio Kajiwara our Preschool & Elementary School Principal, gives us a little insight on the Education Triangle.
Meet Heather Barker- Our HS Counsellor
Heather Barker, our High School Counsellor, answers a few of our questions about her career in counselling and her experience of working in ISA.
The Africulture Festival Debut Performance
ISA hosted the debut launch of The Africulture Festival on Friday the 28th of October.
Exciting appointments for our new Elementary School Principal, Morio Kajiwara & Assistant Principal Paul Bertolotto
2021/22 Student Council Round Up
In our latest blog we say goodbye to our session 2021/22 student council and recount some of their achievements over the year.
ISA Supports ‘NexGen Energy’ event hosted by Energy Voice for the second year running
Blog: Controlling emotions with the ‘Zones of Regulation’
Our Grade 1 students are currently exploring ‘The Zones of Regulation’, which is designed to help children develop skills in the area of self-regulation and emotions.
Blog: Morrisby Psychometric Testing
Finding future career paths with Morrisby Psychometric Testing.
ISA connects playful pathways for student-centred learning
Exploring the connection between work and play and how work sheets are not the answer to real knowledge.
The Value of Peer-to-Peer Training
At ISA, we take a proactive approach to staff development and encourage ‘peer-to-peer’ training.
Blog: ISA’s Seamless Transition Process Helps Families Feel Right at Home
In our latest blog article, Krista Lamming, ISA’s Head of Admissions, discusses the school’s support system for new students.
Blog: Why Shouldn’t We Consider Modern Languages as a Subject Matter?
In our latest blog, ISA’s Head of Languages Isabelle Wolfe discusses her opinion on modern languages being taught as a subject matter.
Counsellor’s Corner: RAFTS, a helpful way to look at transitions
Welcome to Counsellor's Corner!
Blog: A Student Partnership
In our latest blog, ISA’s Elementary Principal Don Newbury discusses the Student Partnership and the importance of student’s relationships with each other.
Blog: Our students are far more than just good test scores
In our latest blog, ISA’s Assistant Principal Sarah Cusworth talks about Standardised Testing and why it’s important to look at the bigger picture.
Blog: Why we are on a mission to create learners for life
We challenge students to reach their maximum potential becoming socially responsible life-long learners.
ISA offer a little “je ne sais quoi” when it comes to physical and emotional wellbeing
Faculty Friday - Sophie Innes
Meet Sophie Innes, one of our Early Year Practitioners.
Faculty Friday - Clare Graham
Meet Clare Graham, one of our Early Year Practitioners.