Lunch and Bus
CAISL has a professional catering company providing lunches for the students. Each day a hot lunch is available to all students, which is prepared in CAISL's own kitchen. All lunch menus can be found below.
Students in Grades 1 through 12 have a daily choice among a meat, fish, or vegetarian option.
Students in Early Childhood who choose to have a school meal are provided with a healthy choice that we know is popular with young children. However, if it is not a dish that your child will enjoy, we will try to provide an alternative, if requested in advance to the Accounts Office.
Students in Grades EC3-Grade 5 are provided with a morning "Snack" during the school day. The catering company also runs a “Snack Bar” for students in Grades 6 through 12. The “Snack Bar” serves a variety of sandwiches, fruit and light foods.
Students may also bring a lunch from home, if they wish, and heat it in the microwave ovens.
CAISL provides an extensive bus service to most of the metropolitan Lisbon area. Our bus service includes both large, 50-seater buses serving those areas where a lot of students live in close proximity as well as small 8 and 14 seat vans for students living in more isolated areas. While our bus service is extensive, our buses are not able to accommodate all areas. Be sure to check with the Accounts Office. There is an extra charge for the bus service.
Students are picked up at their door whenever possible. Every effort is to keep the bus ride to or from school less than 45 minutes.
While it seems like a long way for a child to ride from Lisbon to CAISL, remember that traffic is flowing in the opposite direction - to Lisbon in the morning when the bus is coming to school and towards Sintra in the afternoon when the bus is going to Lisbon.
All of our buses have individual seat belts and all except the small vans (8 seaters) have adult monitors to ensure the safety of the students. The students that ride the small vans have a bus driver who helps the younger students on and off the bus.
Additionally, there is another Bus Service which leaves campus at 5.00 p.m. with Priority for students EC3-grade 5. Parents may choose which days of the week they would like to use each Schedule (15.50 Vs 17.00), this bus may also be taken by older students and paid for as an "occasional rider" on a space-available basis.
A free 'Activity Bus' leaving CAISL at about 5:50p.m. is available for students grades 6-12.
This bus is available to students who participate in organized activities such as sports, music, drama, but requires timely sign-up and doesn't take them all the way to their homes. Instead students are dropped off in groups at established locations, usually at train stations or in main locations in the Lisbon Area.
CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.