ISR Graduation Class of 2023

ISR Graduation Class of 2023

Friday, 30 June 2023


End of Grade 4 Celebration

End of Grade 4 Celebration

Friday, 23 June 2023

More than 100 families gathered to celebrate a truly special moment for our nearly 100 students: their last day of ISR Primary School. The atmosphere was filled with festivity as Ms. Bodner, the Head of the Primary School, opened the ceremony by welcoming families, siblings, teachers, and staff. Continuing the program, Ms. Ghica, Academic Head of grades three and four, took the stage and shared heartfelt memories with all the esteemed guests in attendance.

Following that, the class teachers of grade four, accompanied by a select group of students, stepped forward to share beautiful memories of their time together. After the inspiring words, all the guests came together to enjoy delicious canapés and refreshing beverages, creating a delightful conclusion to the last day of school.

We extend our sincerest wishes to our nearly 100 former fourth graders as a new and exciting chapter lies ahead. We know for sure that they will thrive in our ISR Middle School and will exemplify the spirit of our motto, “It’s cool to be good.”

ISR End of Middle School Celebration

ISR End of Middle School Celebration

Friday, 23 June 2023

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of celebrating something truly remarkable at ISR. Around 120 guests gathered on our campus to commemorate the achievements of our Grade 8 students, who will soon be transitioning to our ISR Upper School. It was a joyous occasion as Ms. McLeod, Head of Middle School, Ms. Brand, Academic Head for Grades 5 & 6, along with our dedicated teachers and staff members, came together to warmly welcome 65 students and celebrate the End of Middle School!

Ms. McLeod said “We are so proud of the entire grade eight class and are equally grateful that we could be a part of their school journey. We are all already excited to see how they will continue to develop and thankfully, only one floor separates us. So many young talents as well as bright minds – all the best to you!”

Following the ceremony, all attendees had the opportunity to connect and mingle, while savouring delightful canapés and refreshing beverages. It was a moment of camaraderie and celebration, cherishing the successes of our students and the strong community we have fostered at ISR!

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Grade 8 students and wish them continued success as they embark on their journey at our ISR Upper School. They are all further proof of the great minds and strong characters being built here at the school – our guiding principle at ISR!



Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Yesterday, we had the great pleasure of welcoming members of DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER to ISR.

As part of a presentation, Mr. Soliman, Proprietor of ISR, had the opportunity to introduce our educational institutions in Neuss, Düsseldorf and Meerbusch, his motivation, and his vision for the future of the ISR Education Group. Following that, Ms. Wacker, Head of the University & Career Counseling (UCC) Department, and Mr. Cete, Deputy Director at ISR, presented some updates on the university landscape and how application processes differ from country to country.

We were especially delighted to have our ISR Alumna, Caroline, and her parents present to supplement the talk with their positive experiences. Caroline is currently studying successfully at the University of Miami and was able to share her ISR and university experiences with the interested guests. Her brother, Marc, is also pursuing his studies successfully at the Georgia Tech H. Milton Stewart School of ISyE and began his journey at ISR in Kindergarten.

We wish to extend our gratitude to Mr. Odendahl, the organizer of the evening on behalf of “Die Familien Unternehmer,” as well as Mr. van der Meer, Chairman of the Regional Group Niederrhein, for this special opportunity. Furthermore, we wish to thank all the members who took the time to visit ISR during the event, and we look forward to continued collaboration!

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ISR Graduation Ceremony 2023

ISR Graduation Ceremony

Friday, 16 June 2023

Last Friday marked a momentous occasion as we celebrated the ISR Graduation Ceremony 2023. Filled with an overwhelming sense of pride, 50 ISR students representing 20 different nationalities gathered at the picturesque Haus Meer Park to receive their well-deserved ISR High School Diplomas.

The ceremony commenced with our graduates proudly walking through a balloon arch and taking their seats. Ms. McGee, Head of the ISR Upper School, gracefully led the proceedings as the Master of Ceremony. The event began with heartfelt words and congratulations from School Director Ms. Lyons, followed by inspiring remarks from proprietor Mr. Soliman and charming words from Deputy Director Mr. Cete. Ms. McGee then introduced Keynote Speaker Dagmar Wandt, Head of the Office for Schools and Education, who conveyed congratulations to our graduates on behalf of the City of Düsseldorf. In her speech, she emphasized the significance of ISR as an educational institution for Düsseldorf and its surroundings and expressed confidence in the ability of our graduates to make a positive impact in the world.

Subsequently, our talented students Hannan, Lukas, Yuckichiyo, Soji, Lara, and Kaylee took the stage, enchanting the audience with their musical interlude. With their exceptional singing abilities and instrumental prowess, they delivered captivating performances of two songs.

Dr. Lucie Rauch, our esteemed Parent Speaker and now mother of three ISR Alumni, addressed our graduates and guests, delivering a heartfelt speech filled with congratulations and cherished memories. Following Dr. Rauch, our valedictorian, Wenqi, and salutatorian, Nicolas, confidently stepped forward to deliver a joint speech that touched the hearts of their former classmates, families, and esteemed guests. Their words resonated deeply, combining sincerity, humor, and charm.

The ceremony reached its pinnacle as each student was called to receive their well-deserved ISR High School Diploma, marking a truly extraordinary moment for all in attendance. The ceremony was enriched by esteemed guests of honor, including Ms. Wandt, Head of the Office for Schools and Education, Chinese Consul General Du, Chinese Consul He, School Director of the Japanese International School, Ms. Teramura, as well as our Advisory Board Chairman, Mr. Fuchs, and Advisory Board Member, Mr. Eichler.

Following the official part of the ISR Graduation Ceremony, everyone gathered on the other side of the venue in bright sunshine and enjoyed a delightful get-together. Of course, the ceremonial cutting of the cake stood out as one of the highlights of the festivities!

We are delighted to have witnessed yet another successful ISR Graduation Ceremony, honoring 50 dedicated, bright, and ambitious graduates who now embark on a new chapter in their lives with great minds and strong characters. We wholeheartedly wish you the very best for your future endeavors and are confident that our paths will cross again in the near future!

You – and your families – will always remain an integral part of our ISR Family!

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Joshua

Spotlight On Our Student Joshua

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Joshua, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Joshua is a very kind, friendly, and open-minded student. He is always happy and very eager to learn, as his homeroom teacher Ms. Hartmann confirms. “Joshua is always thirsty for knowledge and very inquisitive. He is a great friend to his classmates. Having Joshua in my class is wonderful.” In addition to his academic achievements, he also shows great skills in sports and enjoys the lessons. “Joshua is well-mannered and a polite young man. He is very enthusiastic about sports and performs to a strong level in relation to his coordination, fitness, teamwork, and skill application. He is a joy to teach”, as his PE teacher Mr. Small adds.

In addition, Joshua is extremely attentive and compassionate towards those around him. He enjoys his time at ISR and stands out because of his positive nature. His music teacher, Ms. Bucher, adds “Joshua is such a bright boy. He notices lots of details that most people don’t see. And he has great suggestions for the class on how to remember things we learn.  He also asks terrific questions that demonstrate higher-order thinking. I have also loved having Joshua in choir this year and getting more time with him.”

We are very proud to spotlight Joshua, 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.

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Nicholas

Spotlight On Our Student Nicholas

This week, we will spotlight our seventh-grader Nicholas, who joined ISR two years ago. “Nicholas is a vibrant student who brings life and positivity to the classroom. He is known for his polite and caring nature, always showing kindness to his friends. With a great sense of humor and a hint of sarcasm, a testament to his self-awareness, Nicholas has the ability to navigate life with a lighthearted perspective. As his math teacher for the past 2 years, I have had the pleasure of witnessing his incredible personality and positive impact on our school community.” as his teacher, Ms. Chroni, says about him. Nicholas is also a new member of Junior MUN this school year, and participated in conferences at Nelly Sachs Gymnasium and ISS Stuttgart. In his role, he is well-spoken, energetic, and intelligent. “We expect him to contribute greatly to our Model United Nations activity in the future.”, adds Ms. McGee, Head of Upper School. “Model United Nations”, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

In addition, one of Nicholas’ passions is acting, and he excels in this creative pursuit with his undeniable talent and unwavering dedication. Recently, he had the opportunity to showcase his skills with his ISR Drama Company at the ISR Arts Evening, where he left a lasting impression on the audience. His performance was not only captivating but also convincing, displaying his ability to embody various characters with remarkable authenticity. Ms. McLeod, Head of Middle School says; “Nicholas is a bright ray of sunshine in the Middle School, I don’t think there has been a day where I haven’t seen him smiling and spreading his positive energy to his classmates. He is kind, empathetic, and cares about his peers. I am so proud to watch him continue to grow and shine during his last year in Middle School!”

We are very proud to spotlight Nicholas, 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.

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Tilda

Spotlight On Our Student Tilda

This week, we spotlight our fifth-grader Tilda, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Tilda is known as a helpful, kind and confident student, who has developed hugely at ISR. “Tilda is a very kind student and enjoys her time at ISR. She is very reliable, and that’s what also her friends appreciate about her.” as Mr. Mo, Supervisor at ISR adds. In addition to her personal skills, she shows great commitment and is academically strong. Her Academic Head, Ms. Brand, says “Tilda is an excellent student who has bundles of energy and enthusiasm. She is a shining star and is well-liked by her classmates and teachers. I have taught Tilda Computing since Grade 1, and it has been a pleasure to watch her progress and grow academically. Well done on your achievements Tilda!”

She is very ambitious and shows this during lessons by helping to both shape and support the lessons. “Tilda is an outgoing and cheerful student who is well-liked by her classmates and teachers alike. She always impresses me with her ability to think abstractly and her strong will not to take things for granted but to question them critically.” as Ms. Scholz, Tilda´s German teacher, adds.

We are very proud to spotlight Tilda, 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.

Successful ISR Arts Evening

Successful ISR Arts Evening

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Yesterday, we witnessed a new tradition that will inspire and captivate our ISR community for years to come; the Annual ISR Arts Evening. The Entrance Hall was transformed into a haven of creativity, showcasing the talents of our students in drama, music, and art.

Underneath our vibrant display of flags from all over the world, 20 talented students took the stage, guided by our dedicated music, drama, and art departments. With an audience of 100 guests, the event was a platform for our students to showcase their acting prowess and skillfully play various instruments, including the piano and wind instruments. In addition, an exhibition featured stunning artwork from students across all grade levels left lasting impressions on our guests. The exhibition can still be admired today in our school foyer.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the parents and students who joined us in celebrating this special evening. Your support and presence added to the magic of the event. We would also like to express our appreciation to our ISR Parent Network, whose unwavering support helped make this event possible, as well as to our dedicated SLO students. A sincere thanks to Ms. Bucher, Ms. Henebry, Ms. Ewing, Mr. Perez, and Mr. Sinclair – our music, art, and drama teachers – who lovingly prepared our students for this event.

A special acknowledgment goes to Ms. Gander, our Head of Creative Arts & Student Life Coordinator, whose vision, leadership and drive brought the Annual ISR Arts Evening to life!

Once again, we are reminded of our motto: It’s Cool to be Good at ISR! The ISR Arts Evening stands as yet another testament to the exceptional talents nurtured within our ISR Community.