This week Santa Claus surprised our students by touring the school with lots of sweet treats in his sack. Our KG kids were delighted to see Santa and very excited about greeting him in person. Our “well behaved” staff too enjoyed their Christmas moment with Santa.
Well done to all classes who participated in the Hour of Code 4th–10th December. Grades 3–7 took part in this exciting event and many of the students received a certificate of completion. The final certificate total was 160. Many of the students also carried on at home to complete even more projects.
On Sunday, the 10th of December 2017, nearly 100 students of Musicbox Oxana performed on stage in the ISR Cafeteria. The young students from Kindergarten sang two beautiful winter songs. Then they enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus, who brought little presents for each of them. After a short break, our advanced students also performed on stage; it was an amazing and proud moment for their families to watch and hear their progress in playing their musical instruments and singing.
Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Dutch and Russian were amongst the many other delicacies that were offered today by our parents in a tasty International Breakfast organized by our Parent Network. In a friendly get together all parents and staff invited enjoyed gastronomic finger food from all over the world and chatted and networked in a casual atmosphere. We would like to thank our amazing Parent Network for organizing every year this wonderful tastes of the world fest!
Although she has lived for over 20 years in Germany, American pianist and author Robin Goldsby is still intrigued by the German culture. The Christmas season, for one, is celebrated and observed in a much different way in America than it is in Germany. On Wednesday evening, Goldsby, along with German actor Heike Bänsch, held a concert entitled “An American Christmas” it told the story about the differences between the German and American Christmas celebrations, both past and present. The concert, which had a piano accompaniment, was moving and in some instances even humorous.
We received a lovely Nicholaus surprise through Ms Susanne Jurican, representative of the company Arlanxeo. Much to our delight, she presented to us measuring glasses, round flasks, pipettes and other equipment for our school laboratory. Ms. Jurican stated “We collect all the equipment we do not need all year around; for instance when company laboratories are merged”, and continued “It’s very important for us to get students interested in science and that can’t be accomplished only through theory”.
On Monday 4th December, Grade 6 were able to take advantage of the wonderful performances available at Düsseldorf Tonhalle. The treat on show was the renowned percussion group Quatuor Beat. Students enjoyed their vibrant, energetic performance and the opportunity to hear some of the more unusual sounds of the percussion family.