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Lions Enjoy Some Pre-Season Training in Davos

                Ten members of the Upper School cross country team traveled to Davos over the weekend for some pre-season mountain training. Due to the challenging running that the weekend promised (20km a day at altitude!), only selected members were chosen to go. The team met early at Thalwil […]

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Habitat for Humanity in Comanesti

A warm welcome, a new culture and an opportunity to make a real difference; these are a few components that made the 2015 CWW trip to Comanesti a truly extraordinary experience for ZIS’s Grade 9 students. Between the 7th and 13th of June, 40 of our Grade 9s went on a trip to Romania to […]

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Slovenia: More than just a kayaking trip

When I first picked my CWW trip, I had no idea what to expect, in terms of level of difficulty and the type of people choosing the same trip as me. My friends had all chosen different trips that didn’t really fit my interests, and although I was very intrigued by the idea of kayaking […]

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Tour de Tuscany

Picture a serene Tuscan setting devastated only by the cacophony of grinding gears, and exhausted gasps for oxygen. A challenge, yes, but the summits made the searing butt and leg pain wholly worthwhile. Pedalling the last hateful metres as hill changed to flat, the front handlebars lost importance, the hills came into focus, and the […]

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Breaking records, boundaries and body parts in Tanzania

Twenty-one blurry-eyed students met at the airport check-in at 5:30am on Friday morning, with an air of anticipation. Despite the early start, students were buzzing for what would be the first trip to Africa for many.   The first days of our trip were spent at the Mzalendo primary school. When we arrived we were […]

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London under the Spotlight

Sitting three rows of seats away from Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Anthony Heald  was just one of the highlights of 2015 CWW trip to London. The trip lasted for five days, starting on the 8th of June and ending on the 12th of June , where ZIS students interested in theater flew to London to […]

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Crete Independent

June 22, 2015

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Soaring to new heights in Switzerland

June 18, 2015

Seven students made the short journey to Interlaken, a Swiss valley town known for its views, mountains, and apparently, paragliding.   We met Beni on Monday afternoon. Beni would be our instructor for the week, and his methods of teaching were questionable to say the least. The crew piled into his bus and we drove […]

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Sun, Sailing and Souvlaki

June 18, 2015

For our CWW trip, a group of around 40 students went to Poros, Greece for a week to learn the ropes (heh) of sailing the Mediterranean. Most of us were aiming to achieve the RYA Competent Crew certificate, others were going a step further, and trying to reach the ability of a Day Skipper, and […]

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Photography in Venice

June 18, 2015

The Photography in Venice trip turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to capture the non-touristy side of Venice. We had 3 whole days of pure photography and although we faced scorching heat every day, they were able to capture some unlikely moments and scenes. Each night a competition was held and awards were given […]

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Discovering the Danube (on bikes): An Independent Trip

June 18, 2015

There are a lot of things to learn on an independent trip; things to learn about the places you visit, things to learn about yourself, and things to learn about your friends. On our biking trip across Austria along the Danube River, we learned quite a few things in each of those categories. The biggest […]

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Habitat Cluj in Pictures

June 18, 2015

  Pictures by Mr Wolbert

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Going Vegi in Singapore

June 18, 2015

Emma, Mia and I traveled to Singapore with our main focus being to learn about the cuisine there. As Singapore is an extremely culturally diverse country, the cuisine there is too. We did multiple cooking courses that were completely vegetarian and mostly vegan and covered traditional recipes from places like India, Japan and Thailand. While […]

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Surfs up in the Algarve

June 18, 2015

A Typical Day in the Life of a CWW Surfer 9:00 – You wake up in your cramped bunk bed, groggy and disorientated with sleep. 9:30 – After hastily throwing on a dress over your bikini, you run upstairs to breakfast on assorted fruits and bread, gulping your OJ like there’s no tomorrow. 9:50 – […]

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Meditating and Motion in Mallorca

June 18, 2015

During the week of CWW, 29 students from 10th, 11th and 12th grade traveled to the beautiful islan  d of Mallorca off the coast of Spain for an intensive week of yoga. The week consisted of one and a half hour sessions of yoga per day and on occasion two sessions, in which students stretched both […]

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Climbing in Kalymnos

June 18, 2015

You know you have to get up early when you seriously consider “just staying up.” Any rower could tell you about waking up at 5:00 AM but waking up at 4:00 AM is a totally different story. We met at the airport by 5:40 AM. The 13 Kalymnos bound ZIS students and teachers stumbled to […]

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