Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lea

Spotlight On Our Student Lea

Lea, who has been at ISR since Grade 8, is now in Year 1 of her IB Diploma Programme studying Maths Analysis and Approaches, Computer Science and English Language and Literature at High Level. Ms. Macanovic, her English Teacher, says “It is a pleasure to teach Lea as her creative contributions liven up the classroom. It is not often that we as teachers see someone her age with such a passion for creative writing and critical thinking.” Lea is currently exploring possible university studies in Information Technology and Bio-Chemistry.

Lea has also been actively involved in ISR’s Student Life Organization.®  Last academic year Lea served as the Deputy Head of Lower School, and this year is the Deputy Head of Outreach where she focuses her team on creating and spreading a positive atmosphere. She and her team are responsible for the wonderful spirit days each month and yummy bake sales.  In December she successfully led her team to celebrate the Holidays with a candy cane sale, a bake sale and a Christmas/Holiday spirit day. Her hard work, passion and dedication tell us that she has a successful future ahead of her at ISR and beyond!

We are proud to spotlight Lea, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who, in line with this year’s theme, is striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


Penny Race for “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.”

Penny Race for “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.”

Last Friday, Ms. Baumann from “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.” visited ISR to enable us to learn more about her organization and also get to know our school. She visited 1C who were the winners of the SLO® penny race held by our SLO® Social Responsibilities department, in which our school raised a total of 1,500 euros with 1C raising over 300 euros. She informed the children that the money they had raised would help families with children that suffer from life-threatening illnesses or are severely disabled.

We are proud of our students for donating money to such a good cause and that we have the chance to support people in need!

For mor informaiton please visit; https://schmetterling-neuss.de/


ISR Kindergarten welcomed the Year of the Rat!

ISR Kindergarten welcomed the Year of the Rat!

We had a morning full of music and joy as our Kindergarten celebrated the Chinese New Year and welcomed the Year of the Rat! The children held a small parade wearing their self-made dragonheads and masks whilst singing the traditional New Year song “Gong Xi Gong Xi.” Many of the children wore red, a Chinese symbol of luck, and traditional Chinese clothes. We are so grateful at ISR to be able to enjoy so many international celebrations and traditions with our students!


Sustainability at ISR - Our students take responsibility

Sustainability at ISR – Our students take responsibility

Monday, 27 January 2020

Sustainability at ISR - Our students take responsibility

Sustainability has always been a hot topic with a global impact and is gaining in importance from day-to-day. At ISR we have been trying to be more sustainable for some time, including various important projects ranging from Kindergarten to Upper School.

Examples of our drive for sustainability include the Bee Hotel in Kindergarten, the planting of new plant beds, our ecological SLOⓇ Club “Green Gods” that directly focuses on efficient ideas for improving sustainability in the ISR, our solar panels, and many others. We are very happy that we are now going in the right direction with a sustainable mindset.

Accordingly, together with a parent representative and our in-house catering company, Broich Catering & Locations we have decided to dispense with all disposable crockery and cutlery in the near future. We are counting on your cooperation here, as several procedures have to be changed and adjusted to ensure the implementation of this important initiative. This particular change will be put in place at our ISR International Spring Festival on April 25th (11:00 am – 03:00 pm) and we are looking forward to the significant impact it will have on our ISR environment.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yannick

Spotlight On Our Student Yannick

This week, we are proud to spotlight Yannick, a Grade 3 student. Yannick has been with ISR since Kindergarten and is definitely the “reading star” of our school. No wonder his favourite place is the Library! His teacher Ms. Schmidt says “Yannick always has an interesting book that he is busy reading and is happy to share his stories with his friends.”

She also says Yannick enjoys creating and drawing with the other students in class, “Yannick is a hard worker and always does his best. He is a very enthusiastic and much-loved member of Grade 3.” Also, his former teachers fondly remember him, “Yannick is a diligent student who always tries his very best and it was a pleasure to have him as a student. He is helpful, kind and an inspiration!” says his former Homeroom Teacher Ms. Carolus.

His teacher Ms. Duenas also remembers their time together in Kindergarten, “It was a joy to have Yannick for 2 years in Kindergarten. Yannick came in only speaking German but picked up English really quickly. We have so many lovely memories together, we still greet each other in passing and it’s great to see how much he’s learned throughout the years. It brings me joy to see that he loves reading. Keep reading Yannick!“

We are proud to spotlight Yannick, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who, in line with this year’s theme, is striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


Nonnenwerth auf neuem Weg – Zukunft von Insel und Schule dauerhaft gesichert


Outstanding news: ISR expands educational offer by taking over the Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth

Outstanding news: ISR expands educational offer by taking over the Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth

Monday, 20 January 2020

After ending 2019 on a very positive note with news such as outstanding IB and IGCSE results at ISR, the takeover of the PSV sports campus, the opening of the new artificial turf pitch, the planned opening of our new kindergarten branch in Düsseldorf, new playground equipment for our students, a variety  of  successful community events, and much more, we are delighted to start 2020 with a significant announcement.

We see the value of partnering with high-quality educational institutions and, accordingly, over the past few years we have been looking for a strong partner that shares our values and our commitment to high-quality education. Therefore, we are very pleased to share with some exciting news of our latest acquisition. As of August 2020, ISR will take over the Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth, a renowned Christian German Gymnasium with almost 170 years of tradition.

The Gymnasium is located in Remagen on an island in the Rhine, close to Bonn and Cologne. The school has a proven academic track record and reflects our own guiding principle, “We enable great minds and strong characters”. The value system imbedded in the ethos of the Gymnasium additionally complements our own values.

We are convinced that both institutions can learn and benefit from each other’s vast experiences. A cooperation between the two schools is a natural fit and will be a mutually beneficial partnership.

Please find further information in our pdf FAQ’s and, in German, in our press release.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Stella

Spotlight On Our Student Stella

Stella, a Grade 6 student, joined ISR last school year and has adapted very quickly to our school. She is a passionate and very talented horseback rider and speaks German, English and French fluently. Her teacher Ms. Adamczyk says, “Stella is a very polite and friendly student with a positive warm personality and a great attitude towards learning. Also, she is always willing to help others.”

Her current homeroom teacher can only confirm this, “Stella is a delight to have in the classroom. She is bubbly and always energetic.  Her kindness with her friends is matched by her wit in her interactions with others” says Mr. Browning. Ms. Brand, the academic coordinator for Grade 6, adds that Stella is a very dedicated and conscientious student who strives hard to overcome challenges. “She is a fine example of how one can achieve great things through hard work and perseverance” says Ms. Brand.

We are proud to spotlight Stella, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Our Student Spotlight project aims to highlight every Friday one of our outstanding students who is, appropriate to this year’s theme, striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if its academic success, a special commitment, or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


ISR at the Chinese New Year Reception of the Consulate General

ISR at the Chinese New Year Reception of the Consulate General

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

ISR at the Chinese New Year Reception of the Consulate General

Last Monday, a reception took place to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Steigenberger Parkhotel. Due to the excellent relationship that exists between the Chinese Consulate General, Mr. Feng, and our school, some ISR employees and members of the management team were also present at the event.

ISR is proud to be characterized by a large Chinese community that is constantly enriched with new families. The Chinese culture warmly contributes to the international nature of our student body and is celebrated at various festivals and events.

At ISR we plan to build upon this with, for example, a Chinese New Year celebration in February and a German-Chinese economic presentation with the former German President, Christian Wulff, and an expert on Chinese economics, Dr. Markus Hernig.

We look forward to further strengthening the good relationship and cooperation with the Chinese Consulate General and our Chinese community at school.