Houses/Clans In Internaional Schools
International schools all have Houses/Clans.
The idea of the clan and a sense of belonging is central not only to the school but to human nature. As a school, we want students to develop key skills and to enhance their sense of community and teamwork by becoming actively involved in clan events. Our four clans, Balmoral, Edinburgh, Lomond, and Nevis, encompass this idea of a society and a sense of belonging. We aim to build on the rich history already established through the clan system here at MIS. One look at the Clan leader boards, hanging proudly on the main floor of the main school building, demonstrates the quality of individuals that we have had leading the individual clans throughout the young life of MIS.
The clan system is at the heart of how the school runs, with academic merits, musical achievements, and sporting prowess all combining to determine which clan wins the Clan Cup at the end of the academic year. We encourage all students to get involved, as each different clan event tests a diverse range of skills and all help to develop the holistic nature of the child. In this manner, we can ensure that all students at MIS experience an elite education and we hope that throughout their time at school, every student feels safe and happy within their respective clan. These are led by the student Clan Captains, a prestigious role and one that brings with it leadership opportunities at every turn. Good luck to all this year and we know, after experiencing the excellent Clan Cross Country, that all events this year will be conducted in a competitive yet friendly and good-natured manner.
Our clan names were chosen to represent the rich Scottish history.
—— Edinburgh ——
Scotland's capital city is home to Edinburgh Castle which looms over the city centre.
Scotland's crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny.
Head of Clan: Ms Lauren Chalmers
Clan Captains: Year 6 Tiger & Year 6 Rene
Head of Clan: Mr James Kelly
Clan Captains: Year 7 Lea & Year 12 Jon
—— Lomond ——
Loch Lomond stretches over 70km and is the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain. Its beautiful
countryside surroundings are home to many red deer and other wildlife.
Head of Clan: Ms Amy Brownsword
Clan Captains: Year 6 Xavier & Year 6 Kale
Head of Clan: Mr Tim Hayes
Clan Captains: Year 9 Eric & Year 12 Alexander
—— Nevis ——
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Great Britain. Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level, it is a part of
the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands .
Head of Clan: Mr Andrew Esdaile
Clan Captains: Year 6 Iris & Year 5 Anson
Head of Clan: Mr Maykell Figueira
Clan Captains: Year 11 Esther & Year 11 Alex
—— Balmoral ——
Balmoral Castle has been one of the residences of the British Royal Family since 1852. Located inRoyal
Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is owned by Queen Elizabeth II. The Castle is an example
of Scottish baronial architecture, and is classified by Historic Environment Scotland as
a category A listed building .
Head of Clan: Ms Gina Aylward
Clan Captains: Year 6 Howard & Year 5 James
Head of Clan: Ms Chloe Massey
Clan Captains: Year 10 Sun Ho & Year 13 Tony