16 March 2021
The ISOP and the Königin-Charlotte-Gymnasium Stuttgart become Partner Schools
The collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Cyprus and the International School of Paphos (ISOP) within the framework of PASCH ("Schools: Partners for the future") is growing continuously, as the ISOP starts a partnership with the Königin-Charlotte-Gymnasium Stuttgart, Germany.
The initiative Schools: Partners for the future (PASCH) strengthens and connects a global network of more than 1,800 partner schools that have a special connection to Germany. Schools that place a high value on German can benefit by becoming part of the international PASCH community and having their teachers and students, as well as the schools themselves, carry out exchange activities and collaborate with each other. Since the induction of ISOP to the PASCH network in 2019, its staff and students had the opportunity to enhance their teaching and learning through training seminars, scholarships and various cultural projects.
Through the recently agreed partnership of ISOP with the Königin-Charlotte-Gymnasium in Stuttgart, new prospects and learning opportunities are opening up. Some ISOP students are already engaged with students from the German school in a joint project regarding important matters related to the pandemic, migration and the European Union, while more joint activities will follow. Additionally, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus will reward two German language learners with a 2-week digital camp scholarship that will take place this summer.
German has been an integral part of ISOP’s mainstream Secondary School programme since its foundation in 1987. Experiences like the current exchange project enhance students´ level of German as well as their general knowledge, but the benefits are much greater. The international interaction is an excellent opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a real-life situation, expand their skills in cooperation with others and commit to intercultural exchange. Furthermore, PASCH offers young people valuable qualifications that will serve them well in the longer term, laying the foundations for studying in Germany and improving future career prospects.
Notes to the Editors:
- The International School of Paphos (ISOP) is a co-educational, English-Medium, private school with approximately 780 pupils from currently 42 different countries. It provides for all age groups from Kindergarten to A-Level/Apolytirion. ISOP places equal emphasis on STEM subjects, languages, humanities and arts, offering its students a broad, balanced and demanding curriculum, in which they can develop their talents and interests fully.
- The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute with a global reach. Its main objective is to promote knowledge of the German language abroad and to foster international cultural cooperation. The Goethe-Institut Cyprus organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events for the promotion of German culture abroad and for intercultural exchange. The language department offers language courses at all levels for different age groups and target groups, as well as advanced training seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language.
- PASCH stands for the initiative Schools: Partners for the Future and is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institut (GI), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.