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Leveraging Innovation Challenge to Inspire Students

Challenges are not only fascinating, but they can also be interesting and inspiring. Are you seeking to create an innovation culture among students, establish problem-solving ideas, or effectively reach employees? If you do, then an innovation challenge can come in handy. Inspiring students to take climate action means equipping them...

TopToTop.org Interview

One look into the eyes of Dario Schwoerer, you can tell he’s been to some places. Not just from the graying temples and rough hands, but his unusually calm demeanor; Like one who’s not worried about the problems the rest of us might face, running to the next event, being...

International Day 2019

International Day provides a chance to make learning more fun and uniting all the nationalities in LVIS. The annual International Day was commemorated on Friday 11th October at the school. Greetings from various countries around the globe such as: “Hola! Hej! Bonjour! Privet! Hello! Halo! Ahoj!” filled the air. Celebrating...

Our Exciting Roald Dahl Day Celebrations at LVIS

Last Friday children and staff dressed up as Story characters, to celebrate the life and work of one of Britain’s most famous authors, Roald Dahl. His books have been enjoyed by generations of children and adults around the world. If you would like to know more then have a look...

Elite Ski Race Training Saas-Fee. 16th/17th September 2019

This was the first ski training session for the LVIS Elite Ski race team and all of the children were excited. We arrived at the Youth Hostel at 9 am and quickly got ready for the slopes. With our instructor, Petr, we traveled to the top of the glacier where...

Here is Your New Year’s Back to School List for Children all Ages

  New students are preparing to join LVIS School for the upcoming year while existing students are preparing to go back to school on opening day. As a parent, preparing the back to school list can be an arduous task. Often, you will forget to include some essential things which...

Programming Course for Students

Venturing in the coding industry may seem like an intimidating and difficult task. However, this shouldn’t be the case, especially today when you can easily learn to code from various resources. For students, learning to code on their own may not be as easy as would be the case for...

What is a Ski Academy?

Skiing can be many things. It can be a recreational activity, a means of transport, or a competitive sport during winter. During skiing, participants glide on snow using skis. If you are passionate about skiing, you will be surprised to learn that competitive skiing activities are acknowledged by international bodies...

Do You Need Some CAS IB Ideas?

The IB (International Baccalaureate) gives young students an opportunity to continue with their international education. The program promotes both academic and personal development and enables them to shine in their personal developments and studies as well. LVIS Secondary School prepares students to enter into the IB programme should they wish,...

Climate strikes: Why students around the world are getting involved

Climate change education Education is one of the most essential keys in the global response to climate change. Different institutions have allowed students to explore climate change through the use of interactive activities such as Eco-friendly transport options. Please view these two videos to see the progress we have been...

Class E and G Urban Art Academy trip

Class E and G enjoyed graffiti practice, yesterday! Here are some results… They made and cut their own stencils to help transfer an image to a cap, which they got to take home afterwards. This visit relates to what they’re doing in class this term, which is Urban and Rural...

Ski School Verbier

It was race day last week. And boy did we have fun. It’s getting to be that time of year. The ski season is winding down, the sun is out, the snow is soft. It was a fantastic day to be out with your friends, your child, other parents, and...

Teaching Assistants From Liverpool

Last week Verbier International Schools was fortunate enough to be visited by 6 students from Liverpool Hope University. Here’s what they had to say about their visit. We wish them luck in their studies, and hope they can come back again soon. We are six students from Liverpool Hope University....

Verbier International School

We are extremely pleased to share the following new announcement from our board of directors. Should you have any questions about this communication, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. To parents of the students: Verbier, February 2019 Dear Parents, Verbier International School merged with the Lemania Group from...

New Art Studio in full action!

We are pleased to announce that the new Art room at LVIS is now in full swing! Last week, students loved the varied activities in their new bright and spacious studio: Monday: Class F and G studying Pop Art. They carefully painted, using bright colours in a Andy Warhol style....

Horseback Riding Lessons Near Me

People are searching for the term, where are horseback riding lessons near me. Imagine if you could ride a horse in the beautiful snowy Alps? Whether you want your child to ride a horse, or you dream about sending your child to an International School in Switzerland, the view from...

Classes E and F take a stand: School Strikes 4 Climate movement

After learning about Greta Thunberg, the youth environmental activist behind the growing School Strikes 4 Climate movement, Classes E and F walked through Verbier last Friday to spread awareness about this initiative, and to learn how to peacefully protest an important cause. Many townsfolk responded by giving us the ‘thumbs up’...

Affordable Boarding School Europe

LVIS is proud to present a new Swiss Dream Starter package especially aimed at parents who would love their children to attend an affordable boarding school Europe option, but don’t want to commit for a full year. The French Host Family package will allow your child to stay in Switzerland,...

Christmas In Switzerland

The LVIS staff and administration would like to wish you the most joyful holiday wish. From the very bottom of our hearts, we wish you the best. This is Christmas in Switzerland. As you can see, we were lucky enough to catch Saint Nicholas himself as he was passing through...

Santa’s surprise visit to LVIS!

We were lucky to be able to welcome Santa on his sledge yesterday and it was a nice surprise for all students who received a little hamper for Christmas before setting off on their holidays. Thank you Santa!

House System

Clash of the colours! On Monday the 12th of November all children from LVIS gathered together to compete against each other in the first annual House Afternoon! There were 6 fun stations where children had challenges to complete, some easy and some difficult! Children were challenged to work as a...

Secondary overnight trip to Geneva

Last week, our pupils went on an overnight trip to Geneva. We visited many sights, including the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Ethnography and the Cathédrale Saint Pierre. More importantly, we got a chance to bond as a community and get to know each other better. LVIS was also...

New! Coding Club at LVIS

The Secondary School pupils of LVIS participated in a coding workshop, which took place over 4 sessions. They created their own cloud storage similar to Google Drive and learned about values, variables and inputs. Then, they learned a new coding language called Python, and they were able to use this...

What Is Forest School?

The first thing I was thinking during my conversation with Pam Gawith was – Wow, I wish they had the Forest School when I was growing up! But, before we get into that. What is the Forest School? To help understand the Forest School concept better, I organised an interview...

Secondary students visit the Gianadda museum in Martigny

On Wednesday the October 10th and Wednesday November 7th, Classes E, F and G went to visit the Foundation Pierre Gianadda Museum, in Martigny.  The gallery featured paintings by Pierre Soulages, a French artist who described his style as « Outrenoir » meaning beyond black.  The students were to freely explore the...

International Week

We have welcomed visitors from Costa Rica, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Greece, Morocco, Austria and Switzerland. We have learnt about all the dangerous creatures that live in the Costa Rican jungle, the Australian outback and made wonderful aboriginal paintings. We have tried Swedish herring and danced like Swedish frogs! We have...

Forest School

The following was taken from Class A’s introduction to the Forest School or Forest Kindergarten. The nature of education is to offer an environment fit for a child to develop their skills based on their needs. It offers them a space where they can exercise their motor, social, cognitive, and...

International School In The French Swiss Alps

“Uggg!”  My eldest son Finn exclaims as we drive him down for his first day of  International school in the French Swiss Alps. “Do we really have to go to this new school?” he mutters more to himself than to us.  Because we already know. We’ve been apologising, profusely, for...

Class B trip to the Château de Valère in Sion

Class B trip to the Sion chateau de Valere today was great. They enjoyed discovering what it was like to be alive in medieval times and loved the little rooms, staircases and passageways. Inside the building is the museum of Valais history, it is worth a visit! It covers pre-historic to...

World Clean Up Day

On September 15th was World Clean-Up-Day and we opened our doors to the public to raise awareness about recycling, up-cycling, reusing and sustainability. External experts came in to hold workshops and students prepared displays and presentations to talk about our planet and our oceans:      To find out more about...

Welcome back!

We were please to have the classrooms fill up again after the summer holiday and wish all our students a great 2018-10 school year! To kick start the year we went on a school hike to enjoy the beautiful mountain setting we are luck to call home.  

Music and French camp this summer!

Lemania-Verbier International School will be collaborating with the Académie de Musique des Combins this summer offering a week’s Music and French course for all levels, for children aged 8 to 15. We are thrilled to be supporting this summer camp in Verbier run by violinist Justin Lamy and LVIS French teachers. Students...

Camping trip for Class B

Class B students couldn’t hide their excitement about their first camping trip together, and the spot was nowhere else but in a tipi in the stunning Swiss Alps!          

Mini Olympics day for Class C and D at Les Elfes

Classes C and D were invited to take part in a mini Olympics day with Les Elfes students in Verbier today, Each team had to create their own country and then participated in lots of fun activities despite the rain! The sun came out for the prize giving at the...

A visit to Torino

Torino is an interesting and beautiful city to visit, and only a few hours away from us. Year 7 and8 students had a great day out visiting the National Cinema Museum, while Year 3 to 6 ventured off to the Egyptian Museum. Not to mention the delicious Italian pizza and...

UBS Kids Cup 2018

Students travelled down to Martigny  today to once again participate in the UBS Kids Cup, a great sports day with local schools involving a 60m sprint, a 200g ball throw and a long jump. Goood effort!           

Football training in the mountains

Every Friday, boys and girls from Classes E and F join Coach Carter for a football practice. They work on dribbling, headers, chest bumps and agility training, ending with a friendly match. All this with our stunning mountain background.

Celebrating World Book Day 2018

Thanks everyone for making an effort to celebrate all kinds of books on World Book Day today! Students and teachers dressed up in their favourite character, and shared their fsvourite book with their classmates. It was great to have so many books shared in class and students had a great day...

Classes E and F get a visit from renowned artist in Verbier, Rosalind Monks

Year 7 to 10 students gain awareness of how art, design and craft is all around us thanks to a visit from renowned artist in Verbier, Rosalind Monks, during their weekley Art class. The visit really opened their minds to the different job possibilities there are as an artist, and they...

A visit to the Maison Cailler

Students explore Cailler’s chocolate world from Aztec cocoa ceremonies to today’s chocolate innovations…great day out at the Maison Cailler in Broc!

Artemis Interschool Ski Challenge 2018

Congratulations to our LVIS Ski Team who participated in the Artemis Interschool Ski Challenge in Pila, Italy, and came 4th! This competition is a challenge to Schools in Britain and internationnaly based school to compete for the Artemis Champion School Cup. Juniors, Children and U12/U10 can take part, and the points...

Class B students learn about composting and kitchen waste

Today Class B had a visit from Eloise Vestberg, who runs Aventerre, based in Volleges. She is an expert gardener and came to us today to discuss composting and how we can turn our kitchen waste into something useful for the garden. Even if you don’t have a garden you...

We celebrate the opening of the Mountain Thyme Cookery School

Students are now having their cooking lessons in the newly opened Mountain Thyme Cookery School just next door to our LVIS. Children are learning how to cook healthy food ranging from easy suppers, healthy snacks and the odd sweet treat. We are lucky to have such a great spot nearby!...

Preparations for Mountain Day celebrations

Class E & F have been preparing with Elaine France for our Mountain Day celebrations. In class they have been preparing a short survey to ask people. Yesterday afternoon they went out to practise asking the questions and test the survey on obliging shoppers at Migros Verbier.   

International Mountain Day – Please join us!

On Saturday 9th December LVIS students will be celebrating International Mountain Day. Our message is PROTECT OUR MOUNTAINS. We all need to care for our mountains as the source of our water and biodiversity. At the current rate of melt, all glaciers in our local mountain community, will have disappeared in...

Students learn how to make cheese

LVIS students have fun learning about the cheese making process in the Verbier laiterie. The cheeses will be ready in 3 weeks!         

Jungle Trek with Classes C and D

Classes C and D had a brilliant trip to Kerzers last Friday where they walked through Papilioramas Nature Reserve in Central America thanks to Jungle Trek, an exact copy of the 8’800 hectares of the protected area of Shipstern in Belize. They met lots of different animals amidst tropical dry forests, mangroves and orchid ponds.     ...

LVIS students at the United Nations in Geneva

Year 7 to 10 students spent the day at the UN as part of a Global Entrepreneurship Week event. Young entrepreneurs from around the world were invited to pitch business ideas contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and selected panel of impact investors and experts provided feedback to young start-ups...

Trip to the Aquarium with Class B

We had a great trip today to the aquarium in Lausanne today, and saw a wide variety of freshwater and salt water fish, as well as some amazing reptiles and amphibians. It looks like we are looking at empty tanks in the photos! This was not the case! The children...

Sign up to the LVIS Ski Cub!

LVIS Ski Club will once again be taking place every Saturday from January 13th to March 30th, open both to LVIS and non-LVIS students aged 4 and up. This is an exclusive club for skiers of all levels, with only five children per class to one ski teacher. With only...

LVIS students explore sustainability

At LVIS, we connect academic learning to real-world challenges, empowering our students to know how to be problem-solvers in the 21st Century. As a school in the mountains, exploring sustainability as a community is a key theme for each class: to celebrate and protect our incredible environment. From this sustainability perspective,...

Verbier Dragon’s Den

In English, Class D have been inventing futuristic modes of transport and writing instructions for them.  They worked in groups to draw and design them and today they presented and explained their products to the “Verbier Dragons’ Den.”  They were confident at speaking in front of an audience and received...

37th Olympic Week

Great day out trying out new sports at the 37th Olympic Week in Lausanne.

Agents of Change at LVIS

In September, Class E & F started their Agents of Change Programme with Flow In Action Founder, Elaine France. This programme is designed to connect each student to their strengths and creativity, embedding leadership and life-skills, as well as encouraging wellbeing. Students learn how to take action to make positive impact in...

Learning about recycling in Eco Club

Students are learning about the environment in Eco Club this year. First stop: the local recycling center!          

Studying leaves and photosynthesis in Class F

Class F have been studying leaves and photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the chemical reaction that plants use to transform carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen.                        Sunlight energy 6CO2  + 6H2O ————> C6H12O6  + 6O2 Chlorophyll (the green pigment in plants)...

Billy McCoo inspired art by Class C

Class C drew and then coloured with water colour pastels in the style of Billy McCoo.  Well done!

Our literary year is off to a great start!

Our literary year is off to a great start! The pupils from Classes E and F have been reading two engaging science fiction novels: The Giver and Ender’s Game.   The Giver by Lois Lowry portrays a futuristic, seemingly utopian society with no pain, suffering, or violence. Over the course of the book, however,...

Ozobot Robot programming at LVIS

Class C are starting to learn about computer programming by using Ozobot Robots, they are creating maps, with coding symbols to make the robots move in the correct direction.

Happy Roald Dahl Day everyone!

Students dress up in their facourite book characters to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday today, September 13th, and have a lot of fun in the process!     

First week back to school! (from our secondary school students)

“What a great first week at school. I’m very excited because it is a new year in a new building. I am happy to meet new friends and to learn new subjects like economics and music. I am especially happy to be one year closer to university. This week passed...

Kick starting the school year with our annual hike

Today we enjoyed a great day out hiking in the Verbier surroundings. It was a beautiful sunny day and a nice way to kick start the school year!                  

Our new Secondary School premises

We’re proud to present our new Secondary School premises for Year 7 to 10 students and wish them all the best for the 2017-18 school year!

LVIS at UBS Kids Cup

Great day with UBS Kids Cup day in Martigny.

Dragons with Kiki Thompson

Take a listen to Mountain Radio reporting at school with the students making their dragons.

Radio LVIS with Class B

For your listening pleasure, the students of LVIS in Class B recorded with Mountain Radio Verbier today.

Open Day 2017

Every Friday of June from 9am - 5pm come to visit us during our open days !