Before and after school care

Before lessons begin

7:30 to 8:00 am: time to arrive, play and perhaps have breakfast (if brought from home)

8:00 to 8:30 am: the doors to the classrooms are open and the teachers are present. Time to work on homework, prepare for the day, ask questions, etc.

08:30 am: timetable begins

After lessons end

We also provide after school care to suit your needs:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:15 pm to 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays from 12 noon to 6:30 pm.

During this time, the children can play freely inside and outside or do handicrafts. A staff member is always present.

We also offer a range of after school clubs, led by experienced professionals. These are fun, bonding and encourage the students’ competencies and social skills. It is important to us that we offer a wide range of clubs so that we can cover as many interests as possible.
Students sign up on a semester basis but are able to join a new course during the semester if a place is available.

From grade 1, we offer support with homework three times a week. Under the supervision of a teacher, children can complete their homework in a quiet atmosphere, ask questions, learn and revise for exams.

During holidays

We offer a range of holiday courses during at least six weeks of the school holidays each year. These are spread out over the autumn, winter sport, spring and summer holidays. The programmes can be found in the MySchool section.

Holiday calendar

Holidays at Terra Nova Bilingual School conform with the City of Zurich’s official school holiday calendar. School finishes at noon on the Friday before the holidays.