Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasmin

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasmin

Friday, 30 April 2021

This week, we spotlight our ninth Grader Yasmin, who joined ISR in 2018. Yasmin is a bright and ambitious young woman. She is very diligent in academics and already has the aim to study medicine after her IB. Yasmin is very active in school life and dedicates a huge amount of her time to leading the SLOⓇ Outreach Department. There she is doing a great job and motivates all of her deputies.

Her teacher, Ms. Brentnall, adds “Yasmin has made excellent academic progress this year through dedicated engagement with the feedback given to her. She helps to create an excellent learning environment with her pleasant manner and bright smile. It is a pleasure to teach a student who so positively engages with every topic and text type and so enthusiastically answers questions in class. Yasmin has developed a love for Shakespeare´s works and has delivered Juliet´s speeches with an accuracy of pronunciation, careful intonation, and enthusiasm – no easy feat, not even for a student with English as a native language and so I am particularly impressed by Yasmin´s performance. It is a pleasure to see Yasmin thriving in her interpersonal skills, confidence, and academic performance. Keep up the hard work, Yasmin!”

Yasmin’s ambition and her positive nature are reflected in what her teachers think and say about her. Her teacher, Mr. McGee, adds in conclusion “I am always impressed with her commitment to her schoolwork and her duties to SLOⓇ.  She does it all while maintaining a very positive attitude.  Recently, I saw her after her history midterm which she had finished quite early.  She explained, “it was easy.” A comment not about the quality of the IGCSE exam, but rather her own study habits and dedication to learning.  The remark displayed assured confidence in herself that she has earned through her hard work!”

We are very proud to spotlight Yasmin 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 Mock Trial

ISR Mock Trial

Thursday, 29 April 2021

This week on Tuesday, our students Maria, Alex, and Jonathan from Grade 11 organized a mock trial for their Grade 11 peers.

A mock trial is a simulation of a lower-court criminal trial, where each student gets the chance to delve into a different role and experience what it is like to work in a courtroom. The roles range from attorneys, judges, and clerks to photographers and witnesses, so everyone can experience a unique role. Not only do students practice their ability to formulate arguments and hone their public speaking skills, but they also empathize by putting themselves into the position of others.

In this trial, a police officer, was accused of attempted murder of a high school student. Two teams of attorneys were responsible for defending or prosecuting the convicted and their cases were judged by a jury that ultimately decided he was guilty. Furthermore, to add to the authenticity of the trial, a clerk oversaw any exhibits provided by the attorneys as well as swearing all participants in. The bailiff on the other hand made sure everyone in the courtroom was well-behaved.

As this event was a major success and all the students enjoyed it, Maria plans on planning another trial on an even larger scale for all our upper school students. Another great chance to engage with others as well as to improve important communication skills!


Düsseldorfer Schüler gewinnen Preisgeld

Düsseldorfer Schüler gewinnen Preisgeld

Thursday, 27 March 2021

In: Solinger Tageblatt

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In: Westdeutsche Zeitung

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In: Neuß-Grevenbroicher Zeitung

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Teams der internationalen Schule ISR Neuss/Düsseldorf siegen im TV bei SAT.1-Sendung „Luke – die Schule und ich“

Teams der internationalen Schule ISR Neuss/Düsseldorf siegen im TV bei SAT.1-Sendung „Luke – die Schule und ich“

Monday, April 26, 2021

Insgesamt acht Schülerinnen und Schüler im Alter von 8 bis 15 Jahren haben am Staffel-Finale teilgenommen – ISR-Schulgemeinschaft entscheidet über Verwendung des Preisgelds von 13.313 Euro – Wettbewerb mit Team prominenter TV-Moderatoren und Entertainer

Schülerinnen und Schüler der ISR International School on the Rhine Neuss/Düsseldorf (ISR) haben in der SAT.1-Sendung „Luke – die Schule und ich“ das Staffel-Finale gewonnen. Die acht Schülerinnen und Schüler der ISR im Alter von 8 bis 15 Jahren sicherten sich den Sieg bei der am vergangenen Freitagabend im Hauptabendprogramm ausgestrahlten Sendung. Im Wettstreit mit dem Prominenten-Team – der Schauspielerin und Moderatorin Sophia Thomalla, Comedian Atze Schröder, Entertainer Riccardo Simonetti and Popsänger Álvaro Soler – setzte sich das ISR-Team aus Grundschule und Mittelstufe bei Wissenstests, Rätselaufgaben, Experimenten, Sport oder Geschicklichkeitsprüfungen beeindruckend durch. Dafür gab es viel Lob von Moderator Luke Mockridge und ein Preisgeld von 13.313 Euro, je zur Hälfte erspielt von den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern beider Altersklassen.
„Auch ohne den Sieg wäre es ein tolles Erlebnis und ein riesiger Spaß gewesen, an solch einer professionellen TV-Produktion mitzuwirken. Aber so ist die Freude für die Kinder noch größer“, sagt Annika Poestges, Marketingleiterin der ISR. Eine tolle Erfahrung sei auch gewesen, wie am Freitag die Schul-Community der ISR mitgefiebert und in einem gemeinsamen Video-Meeting mitgefeiert habe.

Über die Verwendung der 13.313 Euro Preisgeld soll die ISR-Schulgemeinschaft entscheiden. Poestges: „Das soll etwas sein, was den Schülerinnen und Schülern nutzt und sie an dieses Erlebnis erinnert. Das haben sie sich durch ihre gute Leistung im TV-Wettstreit verdient.“
Hiweis: Bei allen Castings, Wettbewerben, Gesprächen und sonstigen TV-Aufzeichnungen wurden selbstverständlich die jeweiligen Corona-Auflagen mit Tests und Abständen beachtet.

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ISR students won the TV show "Luke - die Schule und ich"

ISR students won the TV show “Luke – die Schule und ich”

Friday, 23 April 2021

Today, the TV show “Luke – die Schule und ich – Vips gegen Kids” was shown on TV! In this season finale, eight ISR students and four students from the Leipzig International School successfully competed in different knowledge games against actress Sophia Tomalla, actor Atze Schröder, entertainer Riccardo Simonetti and singer Alvaro Soler.

To support our students and cheer them on, we offered our community the chance to watch the show with us virtually! At our virtual ISR Movie Night, everyone was super excited to support our primary and middle school students during the many thrilling scenes. In the end, the students prevailed and won together against the celebrities! We are very proud of our students who not only represented ISR in the best possible way but also showed courage by participating in this television show.

We wish to thank the whole Brainpool team, who supported our students in every possible way and made them feel comfortable in the studio, as well as their parents for the outstanding support and preparations that went along with the participation.

Of course – last but not least – we thank our successful and committed students Hannan, Pia, Lasse, Benjamin, Gioya, Kevin, Jolina, and Mathias for their amazing performance and courage as well as Leo, Cornelius, and Jacob, who actively supported our Team ISR and showed great team spirit.

IT’S COOL TO BE GOOD!

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Luna

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Luna

Friday, 23 April 2021

This week, we spotlight our sunshine Luna from grade 5, who joined ISR in 2019. Luna is a delightful student who has bundles of energy and passion. Luna is well-liked by her teachers and classmates, and she is an excellent role model for her classmates and peers. “She performed extremely well this school year and received several awards in English, Science and Social Studies as a result of her hard work and dedication,” says her Academic Coordinator Ms. Brand.

Luna is very determined and conscientious. She is always on time with her work and willing to help the other students to understand hard topics. Mr. Urban, Luna´s Social Studies teacher adds, “Luna is an always friendly, good-humored, inquisitive student. I especially like her open nature. She is very communicative and always follows the lessons attentively. She designs her social studies projects with a lot of creativity and attention to detail.”

Supervisor Mr. Mo adds “Luna is our angel. She is extremely polite and always smiling. One of her strengths is that she can adapt to situations superfast. She is a wonderful student who positively affects everyone around her.”

We are very proud to spotlight Luna 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.


Girls' Future Day

Girls’ Future Day

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Ask young girls what they would like to become when they grow up, and their answers are – fortunately – very diverse! Whether they want to become policewomen, cooks, ballerinas, mothers, or vets – today’s world has taken a great step forward in encouraging girls to be anything they want to be in life!

At ISR, we will always support them in achieving their dreams!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Siddharth

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Siddharth

Friday, 16 April 2021

This week, we spotlight our fourth grader Siddharth, who joined ISR in 2019. Siddharth is a highly motivated learner and tries to understand the world around him at all times. He is distinguished by his empathetic and helpful nature and is a very friendly and polite student who acts independently.

His emotional and social development is already very pronounced, and he has a strong sense of justice. His open character makes it very easy for him to make friends at ISR and he maintains these relationships very well. Siddharth understands what is behind the term team spirit and he enjoys working with his classmates. At the same time, he stands by them and supports them in finding solutions.

His academic coordinator Ms. Ghica adds, “Siddharth is a joy to have around, is very inquisitive and funny. He is always helpful, motivated, and eager to do well. He exhibited great focus, patience, and flexibility during the online learning period and we are looking forward to seeing him again in real life. His smile and presence light up a room!”

We are very proud to spotlight Siddharth 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 Lawrence

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lawrence

Friday, 9 April 2021

This week, we are proud to spotlight our musical six-grader Lawrence, who joined ISR in 2017. Lawrence has developed outstandingly in the past few years and already feels very comfortable at ISR. He has a friendly and helpful nature and his classmates particularly appreciate his strong character and his loving personality. He is always very respectful and friendly towards his teachers and is grateful for any advice he can get. Academically, he is therefore very determined and shows great interest in all subjects.

Lawrence’s great passion is music. He is an extremely talented piano player and learns incredibly fast. To develop his talent in this area further, Lawrence has been attending music lessons at Musicbox Oxana in Meerbusch. Musicbox Oxana is a music school that has its branch at ISR and has been successfully teaching ISR students for many years and prepares them for national and international competitions.

Lawrence successfully attended this year’s regional music competition “Jugend musiziert” and, together with his duo partner, won an outstanding special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary work, donated by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhine. By winning the first prize with 24 points, Lawrence and his partner successfully qualified for the NRW state competition and achieved excellent results.

Lawrence’s music school teacher, Ms. Koppers, proudly adds: “Lawrence has an amazing musical talent and is practicing tirelessly! He is already one of my best piano students in his age group, he has an incredible grasp and learns new pieces of music in a very short time – very impressive! I am extremely proud of these great achievements.”

We are very proud to spotlight Lawrence 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 Michitake

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Michitake

Friday, 2 April 2021

This week, we spotlight again one of our outstanding Niederkassel Kindergarten students Michitake, who joined the ISR Kindergarten in August 2020. Settling into a new environment was challenging for him at first, but with the support of his classmates and teachers, he quickly found his feet and now feels very comfortable.

In the beginning, he only understood a little English, but he has made great progress in a short time and now finds it easy to converse in English and enjoys it. He has a great personality and a terrific sense of humor, which his teachers and classmates enjoy and makes them laugh. In addition to his linguistic progress, he has made many other advances during his time in Kindergarten. He can say the sounds to all the letters in the alphabet and is beginning to read some words. In addition, he has a keen interest in numbers and can often be heard counting out loud all the way to 100.

Michitake is also very creative and is enthusiastic about building castles and towers with his friends. His Kindergarten teacher Ms. Mckenzie adds “We are all very proud of Michitake´s achievements”.

We are very proud to spotlight Michitake 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.