11 October 2023 | 09:00

Chemin de la Grangette 2 - 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne

Join us for our Primary School Open House

Join us for an immersive experience that takes you back to school, as you step into the shoes of an ISL student for a few hours. Transport yourself into the vibrant world of the International School of Lausanne – an IB World School like no other.


Attending an Open House is the key decision making factor for you when selecting the best school for your children. We are very excited for you to visit our school, our campus, meet our faculty, and of course some of our current students.

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11 October 2023

Primary School Open House

Get ready to embark on a journey of exploration! Our Open House is your gateway to discover ISL. This is your chance to absorb the essence of our curriculum, explore our beautiful campus, familiarise yourself with our services, and uncover the wealth of activities we offer. Our students are the best ambassadors for what makes ISL so unique. You will be able to chat with them and ask them all your questions either in French or in English.
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Each session targets a specific topic, creating an engaging itinerary that provides more than just information.


Presentations are designed to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in education.


Following each presentation, a 5-minute Q&A session opens the floor for your questions and curiosities.


As the presentations conclude, delve even deeper into our school's facets by visiting our "Information Booths".

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From 09:00 to 09:10


Please check-in at your arrival in the North building foyer.

From 09:10 to 09:25

Welcome session

This presentation will introduce ISL’s vision of excellence and an overview of the day.

From 09:30 to 09:45

The Road to PYPx - Our curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary

This presentation will introduce our ISL curriculum and describe our approaches to teaching and learning for our early learners and primary students.

From 09:50 to 10:05

Navigating the Dual Language programme at ISL

This presentation will introduce the Dual language programme and the French provision.

From 10:15 to 10:30

Empowering Excellence through Fostering Student Support and Well-being

Student Support
This presentation will introduce the holistic way in which ISL meets the varying needs of our students.  

This presentation will introduce ISL’s whole-school approach to well-being. 


From 10:35 to 10:55

Elevating Education Through Dynamic Activities and Sports

● A live student performance
● Activities and Sports: A highlight of our offering

From 11:00 to 11:15

Discover Our Dynamic Community: Unveiling Services and Activities for Parents

Discover the PTA and the Parent Hub Programme.

From 11:20 to 11:35

Helping you navigate through the admissions process

Learn about the admission requirements and process.

From 11:35 to 12:00

Visit our information booths

● Services – Bus, cafeteria and extended care
● Activities and Sports
● Parent Hub Programme
● Our Nurses
● The ISL Shop
● Well-being and Student Support
● Refreshments

Meet our Primary School Leadership Team

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Stuart Armistead

Primary School Principal

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Kyle Hawkins

Assistant Principal - IB PYP Coordinator

Jill Weaver - Assistant Primary School Principal

Jill Weaver

Assistant Primary School Principal

Hannah - Early Childhood Coordinator, Teacher of EAL

Hannah Preston

Early Childhood Coordinator, Teacher of EAL


Primary School Principal

Stuart is from New Zealand, has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato, and was the President of the Normal and Model School Association of New Zealand, an advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Education, member of the New Zealand Teaching Council leadership stewardship group and an associate lecturer at the University of Waikato. Before joining ISL as the Primary Principal in August 2021, he was also a board member of Water Boy, a non-profit organisation that aims to further access to sport and education. 

Assistant Principal - IB PYP Coordinator

Kyle is Canadian and joined the school in 2022 as an Assistant Principal and PYP Coordinator. He has held positions previously in Canton Zug, Seoul, Singapore, and Bangkok. Kyle holds a number of post graduate degrees in education focusing on literacy and educational leadership. He is an active IB workshop leader and CIS team evaluator.

Assistant Primary School Principal

Jill is American and joined ISL in 2016 as a Year 5 teacher, becoming Primary School Assistant Principal in 2019. She has previously taught in the United States, Dubai and Singapore.

Early Childhood Coordinator, Teacher of EAL

Hannah is British and joined the school in 2014, becoming the Early Childhood Coordinator in 2019. Before moving to Switzerland she was working as a Specialist Speech and Language Advisor and has also worked in a number of international schools in Switzerland and the UK. Hannah is passionate about supporting our youngest learners and also enjoys teaching English as an Additional Language at ISL.