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Recess and Playtime

Recess is an important aspect of the school life and helps to foster learning at ISNS.

Students of different ages have recess at a different times throughout the day.

Early years students play outside:

  • Morning recess: 10:05 AM – 10:25 AM
  • Lunch recess: 12:20 PM – 12:50 PM
  • Afternoon recess: 2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

Grade 1-5 students play outside:

  • Lunch recess: 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Afternoon recess: 1:55 PM – 2:15 PM

Students must use the playground equipment correctly. They must follow the directions of the adult on duty, and avoid unnecessary rough play or unsafe behavior.

All students must play safely. The teachers, in conversations with students, reinforce guidelines while they play as well as in the classroom. Students may be asked to sit and reflect on their behavior before being allowed to resume play unless their behavior requires a more severe consequence.

During recess times, the K4 to Grade 5 students have access to designated play areas, and MYP and DP students have access to designated play areas, as well as the indoor gym, rooftop gym and fitness room. Students also have access to the library and PYP Games Room.

Students are to stay in their designated areas during recess times.  The library will be open during lunch recess from 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM. Students may read or do homework in the library but may not play computer games. Library “quiet rules” apply at all times. Food and drinks are not permitted in the Library.

On rainy days and on days when the air quality index reaches greater than 200ppm, all PYP students remain in their classrooms under the supervision of a duty teacher. MYP and DP students may remain in any of the regular indoor recess areas. Students are not permitted to be in a classroom without a teacher present.