Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Anna-Maria

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Anna-Maria

Friday, 27 November 2020

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Anna-Maria, who joined ISR in grade 2. She came to our school with two other siblings and she is a great help and support to both of them and takes the role of a big sister very seriously. As she is caring towards her brother and sister, she loves to help her classmates. Especially, as she is a great ambassador for new students.

Her sensitivity and empathy is known and acknowledged by all her teachers. She knows how to discern right from wrong and her contribution to the Advising lessons are very valuable. Her friendly and helpful manner makes her a great asset to the ISR school community. In the academic field Anna-Maria is an extremely committed student.

Her teacher, Ms. Ewing, adds “She works hard every day in all subjects and is also willing to help others when they need help too.” Anna-Maria is curious and very eager to learn across all different subjects. These qualities make her an outstanding student.

 

We are very proud to spotlight Anna-Maria one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who represent our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


Digital Career Day in Cooperation With Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf

Digital Career Day in Cooperation With Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf

Friday, 20 November 2020

Today, a very special digital event took place at ISR with our long-standing partner, Deutsche Bank in Düsseldorf.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft is the largest credit institution in Germany in terms of total assets and number of employees. The company operates as a universal bank and for many years has offered our students the unique opportunity to experience the fascinating everyday work of a Deusche Bank employee at trial days.

Since a physical visit was, of course, not possible this year, we developed a digital trial day concept in close cooperation with Deutsche Bank, named “Digital Career Day”.

During a total of eight virtual workshops, Deutsche Bank employees advised selected Upper School students from ISR, enabling them to gain valuable information and exciting insights throughout the day.

“We attach great importance to such an intensive exchange right now,” emphasizes Marcel Brünnen, Director of Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf. He adds: “The students should know what their best paths are in their studies and career if they are interested in the banking industry”. Brünnen even sees new possibilities in the virtual organization of discussions, “Some explanations, such as on “Robin”, our digital asset management, can be made even more directly and clearly in the video call”.

We would like to thank the dedicated team of Deutsche Bank for their time, their profound expertise and the provision of various exciting workshops, through which our students were able to gain exclusive insights into the team’s everyday work – even in the times of COVID-19!

We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation with Deutsche Bank and the opportunity to show our students the broad spectrum of career opportunities through this important collaboration!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yuki

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yuki

Friday, 20 November 2020

This week, we spotlight our talented fourth grader Yukichiyo, who joined ISR in Grade 3. Her nickname is Yuki and she is an incredibly helpful and polite student. Yuki has a very strong sense of empathy and a great sense of duty. It is very important to her that her fellow human beings are doing well and she always ensures harmony. Our supervisor, Mr. Bob, says about her, “Yuki is an incredibly sweet young girl who spreads good cheer with her positive attitude.”
In the academic field she is very ambitious and her teacher Mr. Cloke says about her “Yuki is very creative, as seen in her writing as she cleverly weaves together captivating tales. Her concentration and work ethic in class is an inspiration to others whilst also she is a very caring and considerate student. Her warm and friendly manner is always very welcome! Well done Yuki!” Ms. Bucher, her Music teacher adds: “Yuki joined ISR last school year in Grade 3. She is a very happy and sweet child. Yuki shows exceptional talent in Music, in particular as a jazz musician. She specializes in piano and saxophone, and her skills are jaw-dropping! Future famous ISR Alumna!” Together with her brother she is taking part in the Jugend Musiziert 2021 Jazz Division in December and we wish them both the best of luck!
We are very proud to spotlight Yuki one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who represent our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


ISR setzt Veranstaltungsreihe mit renommierten Firmen während der Pandemie digital fort

Die internationale Schule ISR Neuss setzt Veranstaltungsreihe mit renommierten Firmen während der Pandemie digital fort – Berufsvorbereitungs-Veranstaltungen mit Henkel-Vorstand Jan-Dirk Auris und Deutscher Bank Düsseldorf

Tuesday, 20 November 2020

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Die internationale Schule ISR Neuss setzt ihre Veranstaltungsreihe mit renommierten Firmen aus dem Rheinland während der Pandemie digital fort

Die internationale Schule ISR Neuss setzt ihre Veranstaltungsreihe mit renommierten Firmen aus dem Rheinland während der Pandemie digital fort

Mittwoch, 18. November 2020

Berufsvorbereitungs-Veranstaltungen mit Henkel-Vorstand Jan-Dirk Auris und der Deutschen Bank Düsseldorf – Ältere ISR-Jahrgänge werden umfassend auf Studium und Beruf vorbereitet – Alumni-Treffen ebenfalls digital – Auch die Spenden-Sammlung über den „ISR Charity Run“ zugunsten der SOS-Kinderdörfer wird online organisiert

Die ISR International School on the Rhine in Neuss (ISR) setzt auch während der Corona-Pandemie die Veranstaltungs-Angebote für Schülerinnen und Schüler in fast unverändertem Umfang fort. Die Vorträge, Seminare und Diskussionen werden seit Beginn des Schuljahres 2020/2021 grundsätzlich digital angeboten. „Uns ist es wichtig, vor allem die Schülerinnen und Schüler in den Jahrgängen kurz vor dem IB-Abschluss genauso umfassend über Karrieremöglichkeiten und Studienangebote zu informieren, wie das in normalen Zeiten der Fall gewesen wäre,“ sagt Emil Cete, Leiter der Sekundar- und Oberstufe sowie stellvertretender Schulleiter der ISR: „Damit die Absolventen ihre Entscheidung zu Studium oder Ausbildung zur bevorzugten Branche oder dem gewünschten Arbeitgeber fundiert treffen können, setzen wir auf digitale Veranstaltungen. Die Entscheidung für den weiteren Ausbildungs- und Karriereweg hat eine immense Bedeutung, da wollen wir keine Kompromisse eingehen.“

Zu den Veranstaltungen für die ISR-Schüler gehörte beispielsweise der intensive Austausch mit Henkel-Vorstand Jan-Dirk Auris und seinem Team. Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klassenstufen 9-12 konnten im Rahmen des Career-Talks erfahren, wie beim Düsseldorfer Mischkonzern gearbeitet und geplant wird, auch unter den besonderen Pandemie-Bedingungen. Für den für Adhesive Technologies und damit für die weltweit führenden Henkel-Klebstoffe zuständigen Jan-Dirk Auris war die virtuelle Kommunikation ein voller Erfolg: „Ich habe bei den jungen Leuten keine Zurückhaltung gemerkt. Die Schülerinnen und Schüler wollten auch beim Online-Austausch ganz genau wissen, wo unser Erfolgsgeheimnis liegt und was es bei dem Arbeitgeber Henkel für Möglichkeiten gibt.“ Für den ISR-Sekundar- und Oberstufenleiter Emil Cete hat sich das digitale Format bewährt. „Die Informationen sind genauso geflossen wie beim persönlichen Karriere-Austausch vergangener Jahre. Manchmal hatte man sogar den Eindruck, die virtuelle Ebene ist für einige Schüler eine Ermutigung, bei Themen hartnäckiger nachzufragen.“ Außerdem entwickelte sich ein intensiver Austausch mit Mitgliedern des Teams von Henkel-Vorstand Auris. So erhielten die Schülerinnen und Schülern der ISR Einblick in verschiedene Tätigkeitsfelder und Karrierewege bei Henkel.

Am 20. November findet ein weiteres digitales Informations-Format für die Oberstufenschüler der ISR statt, der Digital Career Day mit der Deutschen Bank Düsseldorf. Über einen ganzen Tag werden Deutsche Bank Mitarbeiter aus den verschiedensten Bereichen die ISR-Schüler in Workshops kennenlernen und virtuell beraten. „Auf solch einen intensiven Austausch legen wir gerade jetzt größten Wert“, betont Marcel Brünnen, Direktor Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf: „Die Schüler sollen wissen, was ihre besten Wege bei Studium und Beruf sind, wenn sie sich für die Bank-Branche interessieren.“ Brünnen sieht sogar neue Möglichkeiten in der virtuellen Gesprächs-Organisation: „Manche Erläuterungen wie zu „Robin“, unserer digitalen Vermögensverwaltung, sind im Video-Call sogar direkter und anschaulicher möglich. Das weckt bei vielen möglicherweise so schneller Interesse.“

Eine weitere wichtige ISR-Veranstaltung ist das traditionell kurz vorWeihnachten stattfindende Treffen des Alumni-Netzwerks ehemaliger Schüler. Dieses stärkt zum einen den Zusammenhalt und das Netzwerk der ISR-Absolventen an Universitäten und in Unternehmen. Zum anderen sollen so auch die aktuellen Schülerinnen und Schülern wichtige Tipps bei der Studienplatzwahl sowie der beruflichen Orientierung erhalten. Ulrike Wacker, eine der beiden Studien- und Berufsberaterinnen an der ISR, betont: „Es ist uns wichtig, diesen Austausch auch im Coronajahr 2020 zu ermöglichen, damit diese Praxis-Tipps zu Universitäten und Unternehmen die richtigen Empfänger finden. Durch das virtuelle Angebot können unsere Ehemaligen sich zudem aus allen Teilen der Welt mit unseren Schülern zusammentun – ein weiterer Vorteil des virtuellen Formats. Und nicht zuletzt bin ich überzeugt davon, dass die stärkere Verlagerung in den Online-Bereich uns ohnehin langfristig begleiten wird. Auch hier können unserer Alumni von 2020 erste hilfreiche Anregungen geben“.

Auch in anderen Bereichen setzt die ISR in der Corona-Phase auf virtuelle Events, etwa bei dem Wohltätigkeitsevent „ISR Charity Run“. Der Lauf wird in diesem Jahr von Schülern der SLO®-Abteilung organisiert, in welcher sich Schülerinnen und Schüler aktiv durch verschiedene Projekte einbringen und das Schulleben an der ISR so positiv bereichern. In diesem Jahr laufen die Schülerinnen und Schüler, deren Eltern und Geschwister zwischen dem 20. und 22. November nicht auf dem ISR Sportgelände am Konrad-Adenauer-Ring zusammenkommen können, beliebige Strecken auf der heimatlichen Jogging-Route, im Park oder am Rhein. Für die dokumentierten Kilometer werden so über die persönlichen Sponsoren Spenden für die SOS-Kinderdörfer gesichert. „Die Pandemie trifft die Schwachen in der Gesellschaft besonders hart“, sagt Peter Soliman, geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der ISR: „Deshalb ist es besonders wichtig, solche Aktionen trotz erschwerter Organisations-Bedingungen stattfinden zu lassen. Das gehört gerade in einer Pandemie zu unserer Verantwortung für die Gemeinschaft.“

Disclaimer
Die ISR International School on the Rhine gGmbH mit Sitz in Neuss ist eine privat geführte gemeinnützige Einrichtung. Rund 1.000 Schüler aus der Region und aus aller Welt bereiten sich gemeinsam auf international anerkannte Schulabschlüsse vor. Akademische Exzellenz und Charakterbildung stehen im Zentrum der Ausbildung und qualifizieren für ein Studium an führenden Universitäten in Deutschland und weltweilt. Für jüngere Kinder bietet die ISR einen internationalen Kindergarten auf dem ISR-Campus in Neuss sowie auch in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel. Schulbusse ermöglichen den sicheren Weg zur ISR aus Düsseldorf und dem gesamten Rhein-Kreis Neuss. Anfragen zu Kindergarten, Grundschule und weiterführender Schule werden ganzjährig entgegengenommen: admissions@isr-school.de.

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student David

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student David

Friday, 13 November 2020

This week, we spotlight our eleventh grader David, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Ms. Vrem-Ydstie, Head of the Kindergarten in Neuss, still remembers David well and describes him as a very committed student, “David was always very focused and he is now participating in the KG STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project, sharing his interest in Science with ISR’s youngest minds. They enjoy his thoughtful presentations every week”.
 
Science is one of David’s greatest interests, which is why one of his IGCSE exams is Physics. After his graduation he is pursuing a career in Economics. His academic achievements are excellent and to that he is also highly engaged in school life at ISR. He is an active part of the MUN Executive Team as the Head of Logistics and regularly attends MUN conferences throughout the school year. He reads about and discusses current events. “His sense of humor, intelligence and empathy make him an outstanding student and delegate,” emphasizes his Academic Coordinator, Ms. McGee.
 
As part of his CAS project, David is also involved in ISR Student Life OrganizationⓇ and is currently running the Social Responsibilities Department which focuses on green initiatives and community service. He is organizing various actions like the “Tea Towel Donation” and the “Plastic Bottle Donation” to further strengthen environmental awareness at the ISR. His CAS teacher, Mr. Urban, adds, “I have known David since my first year at ISR and he was always a determined, reliable and friendly student, whom I appreciate very much!”.
 
We are very proud to spotlight David one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who represent our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


St. Martin at ISR

St. Martin

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

On November 11th we remember a story of mercy and charity with colorful lantern processions, songs and the stories about St. Martin. The story reflects important values to us and we are pleased that, despite the circumstances, at ISR we are able to share this beautiful tradition with our students today on a smaller scale – not least through the distribution of traditional Weckmänner, once again organized by our ISR Parent Network.

For G12 our Parent Network prepared a special surprise: each twelve grader received a wonderfully decorated mug containing a voucher that enables them to pick up a tasty hot chocolate at our in-house kiosk! In addition, our Kindergarten Team organized their own mini parade, acted out the story of St. Martin and all sang together. Thank you all for making this possible!

Also our ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf celebrated a colorful and fun-filled St. Martin today! We’re thankful to share this special tradition with our international kindergarten children and wish everyone a wonderful St. Martin!

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this day unique and to introduce this beautiful tradition to our international school community.


ISR Virtual Charity Run

ISR Virtual Charity Run

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

An important part of the core value system and school life at ISR is that our students are socially engaged and involved in their communities. Even in the days of COVID-19, our students did not want to break with this important component and continue to support  and aid organizations of their choice. Therefore, our SLOⓇ Health & Sports Department came up with the idea to organize an ISR Charity Run despite COVID-19 – and do this virtually!

The virtual Charity Run will take place between 20th – 22nd November and is open for all students, parents, siblings, and staff at ISR to participate in. All donations will proceed to SOS Kinderdorf e.V., a renowned charity organization, which commits to enabling positive living conditions for disadvantaged young people and their families at 240 locations all across Germany. In times of Corona, they have set up a special program to support children and their families who have various needs during this time.

How can I participate?

This run will be a virtual charity run, in which everyone, who is willing to participate runs at home, either in their local park, neighbourhood, along the Rhine, or wherever you like.

If you would like to be part of the charity run, we kindly ask you to fill out the sign-up sheet until 19th November. The sheet lists several basic questions, such as name, grade, and the distance you wish to run.

SIGN-UP HERE

How can I support this good cause?

For every 100 meters, 10 cents will be donated to the charity organization. Individually, every person can specify the distance they want to run (or walk), and consequently donate the specific amount.

Example: If you decide to run 2 kilometres, you will donate 2 Euros and if you run 6.7 kilometres, you donate 6 euros and 70 cents. If you are willing to donate more than the minimum amount of 10 cents per 100 meters, there is a specific field on the sign-up sheet where you can add this information.

You can contribute your donation before or after you run, as we will be collecting the donations until Friday, 4th December.

Please bring your donation in exact change to the SLOⓇ office.

Fill out the sign-up sheet and help support the charity organization SOS Kinderdorf e.V.! The run offers a wonderful opportunity to be active and do something good at the same time.

We look forward to a many participations and thank you all for your support in advance!


Special Information for Grades:

Grades 1-4: the grade with the most participating students wins a movie session with popcorn

Grades 5-8: the grade with the most participants wins a movie session with popcorn as well

Grades 9-12: a recognition board will be displayed in school listing the students who ran the top 10 longest distances

Grades 11-12: participating in the run counts as CAS (only with photographic evidence)


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Tess

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Tess

Friday, 6 November 2020

This week, we spotlight our three-year-old Kindergarten student Tess, who joined ISR this year in August. Tess is a bright child and has adapted very quickly to life at ISR. From the beginning she has had a big smile on her face, is well-liked by her classmates, quickly found lots of friends, and is full of positivity.

Her teacher, Ms. Kim, describes Tess with the following words, “Tess has made the first weeks of this school year an absolute blast. Her contagious laughter and her kind personality are a great addition to our KG Starter family. There isn’t a day that the two of us don’t share heartfelt laughter.  I’m deeply impressed with her social skills. She talks to everyone, especially new students and children that struggle to make a friend. She can easily include others in her games and activities, which is not that simple for a three-year-old. Tess is eager to learn new things and I couldn’t be happier to have someone like her in my class.”

Tess is characterized by her versatile character and her abundant strengths. We are very curious to watch her development at ISR as she progresses to Primary School!

We are very proud to spotlight Tess one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who represent our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.


ISR Students support dementia patients in Neuss

ISR Students support dementia patients in Neuss

Wednesday, 04 November 2020

As part of their IB CAS program, seven of our eleventh-graders have been delighting dementia patients at the St. Augustinus Group Memory Center, Neuss, with musical performances on piano, guitar, clarinet and even singing. Our students always manage to inspire the patients with their artistic skills and, especially with songs from times gone by, sometimes even achieving a sing-along.

According to the Head of Social Services at the centrum, Ms. Manke-Treptow, music has an inestimable value and a decisive influence in the treatment of dementia patients. Accordingly, other ISR CAS students would also like to support the Memory Center by decorating and refurbishing old music boxes to donate to the Center.

We would like to thank our committed CAS students, our CAS Coordinator as well as the Memory Center in Neuss for this wonderful and important joint activity!