The winners of The International School Awards 2022 have been announced by hosts ISC Research.
More than 260 schools from 48 countries received nominations and the overall International School of the Year Award was presented to the International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland.
The award categories include community wellbeing, innovation and creativity in learning, digital technology in learning, DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion and justice), and pathways to continued and university education.
This year, an independent judging panel of 12 international education experts selected the winners.
- The International School of Kenya, Nairobi won the Community Building Award for a social enterprise run entirely by the students to empower local communities by promoting grassroots plastic recycling.
- The Rugby School Thailand, Chonburi won the Community Wellbeing Award for creating an online forum that provides support for parents to connect with each other and share their experiences with the wider school community.
- Berlin Brandenburg International School, Germany won the Ethical Values Education Award for a primary years initiative which frames complex notions of ethics in an accessible way.
- The International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland won the Environment Award for its aquaponics system that will act as the model for a larger sustainable, alternative food source they are helping to construct in Ghana. This project is expected to produce 20 tonnes of fish and 50 tonnes of vegetables annually and will provide food, work and education to the local community.
- Colegio Panamericano, Colombia won the Digital Technology in Learning Award for a robotics programme to learn how the various parts of the human body work together. They created a functional robot nurse that is supporting Covid patients in the local community while protecting caregivers.
- Nord Anglia International School Dubai, UAE won the Innovation and Creativity in Learning Award for its bespoke curriculum that allows students to approach real-world problems in a fun and supported learning environment, whilst developing innovative, entrepreneurial and enterprise skills.
- Marlborough College Malaysia, Iskandar Puteri won the Strategic Leadership Award for a cross-school positive psychology and wellbeing initiative for students and staff involving a wellbeing researcher in residence and staff peer mental health first-aiders.
- Brighton College Bangkok, Thailand won the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Award for developing a remote learning initiative to support its students with special educational needs, ensuring that they are not disadvantaged, even during school closures.
- International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy, Vietnam won the Safeguarding Award due to its initiative to encourage children to come forward about abuse and involved a programme of learning, student surveys, staff training, a disclosure process, and parent education.
- International School of Zug and Luzern won a second category award; the International Impact Award, for its Global Changemakers initiative. This is designed to directly connect students around the world with individuals who are leading and influencing action that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Dulwich College Beijing, China won the Pathways to Continued and University Education Award for its student-led initiative that helps pupils make connections between school and the world of work.
- The Harbour School, Hong Kong won the Teaching and Learning Award due to its Marine Science Programme which is embedded into the school’s curriculum. It effectively uses the local environment to teach students experientially about their world and themselves.
You can view a recording of the awards ceremony and learn more about the award-winning initiatives on the ISC Research website.