In celebration of the “World Book Day” which took place on April 23rd, our Spanish teachers organized an exciting pen pal letter exchange with a sister school in Barcelona for our Spanish language class students. A total of 60 students participated in this project. The purpose of this exchange was to encourage letter writing amongst students. In times of internet, chatrooms and social media, children forget and sometimes are unable to experience the magic one receives from creating a handwritten letter. All of the students are looking forward to receiving a reply from their new pen pal.
On Thursday, 16.03.17, ISR students participated in the International Kangaroo Maths competition on “Kangaroo Day”. Last week, award assemblies were held to recognize the participants and the students who placed.
Last week Toima & Philomena Kiroya, both of the Maasai tribe, visited ISR and held presentations for students in Grade 2, 6 &7. Both have devoted themselves to developing school projects in Tanzania as well as improve the welfare of Tanzanian women through their foundation “ECLAT.”
Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming many new families who have joined us since last November during a breakfast get-together. After the ISR team and the parents introduced themselves we all were able to “put names behind faces”. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast with our new community members. Hungary, Japan, China, Russia and Germany were amongst the nationalities that have joined us.
On Saturday, 6th May 2017, we were delighted to participate in the 10th Tandem Day at Gut Gnadenthal. The aim of this special event is to bring together students with and without physical handicap and enable them to succeed through sport and with tandem bicycles. Several sporting activities, fantastic food and musical performances rounded up a perfect sunny day!
Last Sunday, we observed another fantastic Metro Marathon in Düsseldorf! Our team of students, parents as well as teachers worked really hard to beat their best times and results. Nikki Johnstone reached the final lane in the 9th position and beat his best time: 2 hours 31 minutes! Spirit also enjoyed a lot of hugs from the participants of the Kids Cup!
« France Mobil », the car from the Institut Français Düsseldorf, made a stop at ISR this year on Thursday 27th April with a lot of games and interactive activities in French. ISR students studying French in Grades 6 and 7, as well a group of Grade 5 students joined in the fun.