Looking back: Our ISR Art Camp 2021

Looking back: Our ISR Art Camp 2021

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

The ISR Art Camp was once again a success this year! The camp, which is loved by our creative students, was fully booked within a few days  of announcing it! Today we look back on the week of this creative art camp. 15 students participated and they received varied art projects that they had to complete during the week. The whole week the students learned about different materials, art techniques and used those techniques to work on their paintings and sculptures.

The students worked with acrylic paint, canvases, they worked on different aspects of coloring and the effects of such. Due to the gentle instruction by Ms Schulenberg, the students were able to completely discover a new side to their creativity. On the last day of the camp, Friday, the students invited their families to their Art Exhibition. They proudly showed their parents, teachers and ISR staff around the exhibition explaining their art and the techniques they had learnt over the week. We would like to thank Ms. Schulenberg for planning this year’s successful ISR Art Camp!

We are already looking forward to the next ISR Art Camp in 2022!

Ms. Schulenberg offers creative courses in her studio at Hermannsplatz 7 in Neuss. If you are interested please visit her website: kunst-am-platz.de


Looking back: Our ISR Cooking Camp 2021

Looking back: Our ISR Cooking Camp 2021

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Last week, the ISR Cooking Camp took place at ISR for the third time. Eight participants experienced a culinary week in which they prep healthy dishes together and learned many new recipes – of course, including a sweet dessert. During the camp, the students learned how to prepare, delicious smoothies, lemonades, wraps, cupcakes, and much more. In addition to instructive hours in the ISR kitchen, they also took a day trip and visited Hermann – frische feine Kräuter in Neuss. There they go insight into how herbs are planted and processed and were allowed to pick fresh basil themselves.

It was a special day for all camp participants. Throughout the week, the students learned important tips & tricks about cooking, as well as developing a feeling for delicious combinations of different foods through the guidance of the Broich team. With their new knowledge, the families of the students were invited to a final dinner together on the ISR premises last Friday. The families were served a culinary highlight consisting of a delicious, freshly prepared three-course meal. In order to enjoy the meal in the appropriate ambiance, the Broich Catering team took care of tables, chairs, tableware as well as decorations so that everyone could celebrate the successes of the week in a cozy get-together. We would like to thank the entire Broich Catering team for the organization and execution of this successful ISR Cooking Camp week and are already looking forward to another camp next year.


Looking back: Our ISR Sports Camp 2021

Looking back: Our ISR Sports Camp 2021

Monday, 28 June 2021

Another exciting camp week came to an end at ISR on Friday last week. This year, our ISR Sports Camp had over 100 students registered to enjoy an eventful sports week!

The participants were divided into age-appropriate groups and were able to enjoy tailor-made sports programs that suit their age and agility. In addition to the various sports activities both on the ISR campus as well as the ISR outdoor sports facility, students visited the tennis facility across the street and a went on a number of local excursions. A few highlights included visits from the hip-hop instructor, a capoeira coach for our kindergarten children, Australian football, trampoline jumping, kayaking and much more.

Thanks to the ingenuity of the entire ISR Sports Team, the students participated in sports that helped foster sportsmanship and creativity, thus making this week one for them to cherish. The students demonstrated outstanding team spirit and athletic talent during our camp week.

We would like to thank our entire ISR team, especially the sports department, without whom,  this year’s sports camp would not have been possible. We eagerly anticipate next year’s sports camp!


The Benefits Of CAS – Education Through Experiential Learning

The Benefits Of CAS – Education Through Experiential Learning

Monday, 28 June 2021

In: World Schools

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Young Bin

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Young Bin

Friday, 25 June 2021

This week we spotlight our eleventh grader Young Bin, who joined ISR in 2019. Young Bin is an extremely dedicated student and is also involved in the SLO® Department. In SLO®, he has taken to delivering radio ISR with gusto and charm, offering a flair and warming take on the news around the school. Young Bin is friendly and has very good manners. He is also a strong academic student and his teachers are impressed by his dedication to his classes and lessons. “Young Bin is the quiet talent in the class.  He caught me off-guard when I graded his first exam, and he achieved top marks!  It took me a while to realize how good he was at Physics, he is definitely a pleasure to teach!”, says his science teacher Mr. O´Brien.

One of Young Bin’s other strengths lie in linguistics.  His German teacher Ms. Herda adds “Young Bin has been in my German B HL course since the beginning of this year, I think I speak for his teachers and also for his classmates: It’s great to have him in the course. Young Bin is helpful, determined, organized, hardworking, but is still always up for any fun in class.”

After the Summer Break, Young Bin will spend his last year at ISR preparing intensely for his IB exams. After graduating at ISR, Young Bin would like to study Business Management in Germany or the Netherlands. We are certain that because of his talent and determination to succeed, Young Bin will realize his plans.

We are very proud to spotlight Young Bin 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.


Feier mit Talar und Absolventenkappe

Feier mit Talar und Absolventenkappe

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

In: NGZ – Stadtgespräch


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lena-Marie

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lena-Marie

Friday, 18 June 2021

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Lena-Marie, who joined ISR in 2017. Lena-Marie is a hard-working and very kind-hearted student. She always works to the best of her abilities and does everything with a smile on her face. Lena-Marie has a wonderful sense of humor, which her teachers and classmates appreciate very much.

Her strong empathy and caring nature are qualities that make her a wonderful friend. When her classmates have questions during class, Lena-Marie is the first to be supportive and patient as well as enthusiastic in helping them. Lena is super athletic and loves to spend her breaks outside in the sun. She loves playing tag or skipping with her friends and you often see her doing hand-stands in the playground. Also, she is talented soccer player and shows her skills during the breaks.

Her German teacher, Mrs. Hartman, says about her, “She is such a great student. Lena is always ready, cheerful and in the mood for a joke. She is very empathetic and helps others. Having Lena in class is a delight!”

We are very proud to spotlight Lena-Marie 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.


Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Last week, we celebrated the Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony of our KG2 groups, who successfully ended their Kindergarten years. We are happy to welcome most of them back at our first grade ceremony for the upcoming school year 2021-2022. All Kindergarten students received their graduation certificates personally from their Early Years Educators, who could not have been prouder. In the process, their parents had the opportunity to watch the moving ceremony virtually. For the parents as well as for our entire Kindergarten team it was a particularly touching moment.

 

Dear former KG2 students

We are grateful to have shared this exciting time with you and wish you all the best for your next exciting journey – starting school in first grade.

The world is open to you and we look forward to seeing how you develop true to our motto “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters”!


Class of 2021 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2021 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

Friday, 11 June 2021

On Friday 11 June 2021, we proudly celebrated the achievements of another graduating class of ISR. The ISR Graduation Ceremony took place in the spacious grounds of Haus Meer City Park with our graduates, their families and invited ISR guests.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Ms. Lyons, Mr. Soliman and Mr. Cete, a speech by the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dr. Stephan Keller, followed, who particularly emphasised the long-standing friendship of ISR with the city of Düsseldorf. Following the speech, the Consul General of Turkey in Düsseldorf, Ms. Aysegül Gökçen Karaarslan, gave some solemn words to our graduating class and spoke about her positive experience with ISR as the mother of an ISR graduate.

Afterwards, our two graduates Paul and Darya spoke of the eventful school years of this year’s graduating class and talked about numerous fond memories of the past years. In particular, the last two IB years of our graduating class were marked by the pandemic, however our students made the best of it at all times and mastered the challenges with flying colours. Finally, our ISR students as well as teachers performed “An Ode to Joy” – our ISR school song.

Our 49 graduates, who come from 16 different nations, were given a ceremonial farewell with the awarding of the ISR High School Diploma, which now opens the doors to prestigious universities worldwide.

We are extremely grateful and proud to have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their journey and to have completed an important milestone in their lives together with them. Each of our graduates is further proof of our motto: “We enable great minds and strong characters” and we are sure that the future holds only the best for our students.

We would also like to thank all the parents, teachers and staff who have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their journey and played a big part in their success.

Dear Students,

You have given your best at all times and can be proud to hold your ISR High School Diploma in your hands. Stay in touch and keep fond memories of this unforgettable period of your lives. Each of you has left your mark on ISR and we are proud to be a part of your story. Our doors are always open for you and your families.

Go out and shape the world, ISR Graduates! 

Photographer: Melanie Osterried


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Leda

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Leda

Friday, 11 June 2021

This week, we spotlight our Kindergarten student Leda, who joined ISR this academic year. From her first day at ISR she made friends with the whole class and continues to do so with anyone she meets. Leda is always the first to welcome a new student to the class by showing them to their chair, offering her favorite toys, and always making people feel comfortable and welcomed. She always tries her hardest at anything she does and never says no to a challenge! Leda stands out for the helpfulness and kindness that she shows to everyone.

Her friends and teachers also appreciate these qualities in her very much and her Early Years Educator, Ms. Wells, adds, “it has been a pleasure to have Leda in my class, she always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She really is a superstar and we are so proud of her! Keep shining, Leda!” Her German teacher, Ms. Schneider, is also enthusiastic about Leda’s character traits and progress in Kindergarten. “She is really keen on learning German as well as everything else and has a lot of fun using the words and phrases she has already learned. Leda is a great role model for her friends and I can’t wait to see how much she will grow next school year.”

We are very proud to spotlight Leda 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.