Our ISR Kindergarten students celebrated the Chinese New Year today and enjoyed the day to the fullest! This year we are celebrating the year of the dog. According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits.
We wish all our Chinese families a happy new year and all the best for 2018!!
Last Saturday ISR joined once again the famous Kappessonntagszug in Neuss. It was a paradise for all ages and everyone enjoyed the day to the fullest. Thank you to all ISR families who dressed up in colorful carnival costumes and joined us on the ISR carnival float.
We are pleased to announce that our students continue to receive offers from outstanding universities throughout Europe. British universities always reply first, so most of these are from the UK, even though many of our students have applied to a variety of countries. Perhaps the most noteworthy information is that one of our students has now received offers to study Mathematics at Imperial College, London, University of Warwick, and last—but not least—University of Cambridge.
Mr. Rafe Courage, the British Consul-General for North Rhine-Westphalia, visited our school today. After a student-guided school tour, he addressed the students’ questions about his professional career and the challenges of his job. His interest in foreign countries and languages motivated him to study European Business Studies and embark on a diplomatic career. He especially appreciates the versatility of his work; getting to meet and know interesting people and visit many different countries. Mr Courage also highlighted the importance of an academic education. His tip for life: “Be round people.”
On Friday 19th January, 20 ISR students received their DELF Scolaire Diplomas, for language levels A1, A2, B1. The diplomas were handed out by the General Consul of France in Düsseldorf, Mr. Muller. Present for the ceremony was Mr. Schreiweis, from the French Institute of Düsseldorf - who is in charge of the development of the French language in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The consul applauded the students on their hard work and excellent results. The ceremony ended with a French traditional cake, the famous “galette des Rois”!
It is always an amazing feeling to enjoy the fruits of one’s endeavours. This week, the Spanish Department has definitely done so! In a very cosy and personalised ceremony that took place in the library on Wednesday, we handed out the DELE certificates to our Grade 11 students.
DELE are official certificates that are issued by The Instituto Cervantes in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The knowledge that our students have acquired and these certificates that they have received are evidence of the hard work they put in. This accomplishment will open doors for them to work or study in well-known international companies and universities in Spanish speaking countries in the near future.