Virtual Jura Career Talk with Dr. Schröder-Frerkes

Jura Career Talk with Dr. Schröder-Frerkes

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Today, we had the great honor of introducing our students to Dr. Schröder-Frerkes, a distinguished lawyer and partner at Bird & Bird, an international operating law firm. Within the framework of a virtual discussion, our middle and upper school students had the opportunity to ask specific questions relating to law, Dr. Schröder-Frerkes’ professional profile as well as his experience in practicing law. During that discussion, our students gained insight into the complex everyday life of a lawyer in a lively Q&A round. We were also pleased to welcome two students from our sister school, the Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth, to this event.

Dr. Schröder-Frerkes has more than 25 years of professional experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer and offers his domestic and foreign clients extensive expertise in the areas of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, MBOs, group valuations, restructurings, and re-organizations as well as joint ventures. In the course of his career, he has achieved numerous notable successes and was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by the former German Federal President, Mr. Horst Köhler, for his commitment to the development of German-American relations. Since 2008, Dr. Schröder-Frerkes has also served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (NRW) and on various advisory boards, including ISR.

We are pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to have extensive interactions with highly qualified and inspiring individuals. These opportunities have far-reaching benefits to our students as they can learn from their experiences and successes and focus on their future plans.

We would like to thank Dr. Schröder-Frerkes for taking the time to show our students exclusive insights into the work of a lawyer. Interactive lectures like these create considerable added value for our students at both schools!


Enriching Learning Concept in Our Kindergartens

Enriching Learning Concept in Our Kindergartens

Monday, 22 March 2021

Our Kindergartens in Neuss and Düsseldorf are governed by a unique concept that promotes learning through play from an early age, thus successfully preparing children for Primary School. It is important for ISR that play and fun are not neglected and that the children at ISR are introduced to learning content in a playful way. We are convinced that learning content with fun is worth much more than pure theory!

A few impressions of the last weeks from our Düsseldorf location:

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Christina

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Christina

Friday, 19 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our ninth-grader Christina who joined ISR in Grade 1. Christina is characterized by her friendly, helpful, and also witty character. She is well-liked by her classmates and her outgoing nature makes it easy for her to meet new people. Christina is very ambitious, and this is also reflected in her academics. She has gone above and beyond in the past few months and has made great progress, as her Math teacher, Mr. Hammad, also confirms. “She has been working really well in mathematics over the past couple of months. Although she has been in lockdown like everyone else, she was always on time, actively participating in the class and constantly helping others.”

Christina is not only convincing in Mathematics but across all subjects. Her Science teacher Ms. Vig, says that she has many wonderful qualities including being kind, funny and friendly: “the best thing about Christina is she will accept, reflect and act on all the feedback I give her, which is why teaching her is such a pleasure! You’ve got this Christina!”

Supervisor, Mr. Mo, who has known Christina for many years, concludes, “Christinchen, as I call her, is the youngest of her siblings, and she is very intelligent.  Christinchen already knows exactly what she wants to achieve, and she is an asset to the ISR community. I am always there when she wants to talk, and it fills me with pride that she puts her trust in me. I am very proud of her personal development.”

We are very proud to spotlight Christina 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.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Amina

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Amina

Friday, 12 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Amina, who joined ISR in first grade. Amina is an engaged, driven, and kind student. She is constantly pushing herself to achieve high standards and works hard in order to do so in her academic life. She is a kind-hearted student with such a polite manner that all students in the class can rely on her to be a good person to work with and a good friend. Not only that, but she is funny, creative, and smart as well as a “a true delight to teach!” in the words of Ms. Ewing, her teacher.

She is always smiling and a helpful student who supports her friends. Another of her teachers, Ms. Duenas, adds “She is a lovely girl! If you have the opportunity to get her as your student, consider yourself lucky. She is hardworking, motivated, thoughtful, caring, and so much more. She has a wonderful imagination that she uses in her writing. I love hearing her stories! Amina, I hope you continue to love writing more and more every day!”

We are very proud to spotlight Amina 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.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Isabella

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Isabella

Friday, 5 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our talented fourth Grade singer Isabella who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Isabella has been a very welcome member of the ISR family ever since and proves again every day what a wonderful personality she has. She stands out for her willingness to help and her empathy. She is always very helpful to her fellow students and tries to support them wherever possible. Isabella is sunshine and convinced with her positive nature. One of her hobbies is singing and her teacher, Ms. Bucher, also confirms her talent in this.

In academics, Isabella is always very eager and gives her best. She has a great interest in learning new things and is very focused. It is important to Isabella that those around her feel comfortable, and so she also supports new students in her grade level to help them settle in. Her grade coordinator Ms. Ghica confirms this and adds in conclusion Her academic coordinator Ms. Ghica adds” She is not only an extremely bright student, but she is funny and very helpful. She has been over years an Ambassador to different new students. She supported them, and they have been friends ever since. Furthermore, she is a bright star in the constellation of amazing Grade 4 stars!”

We are very proud to spotlight Isabella 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.