ISR Cooking Camp 2024

Looking back: ISR Cooking Camp 2024

Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Last week, our popular ISR Cooking Camp again took place on our campus, conducted by our renowned school caterer, Broich Catering.

The week began with an introduction where the participating children and the Broich team got to know each other. Additionally, essential safety and hygiene guidelines for working in a professional large-scale kitchen were conveyed.

With great enthusiasm, the children prepared diverse dishes daily using fresh, organically grown ingredients, which they subsequently enjoyed together. The menu for the week included potato casserole with vegetables, homemade pasta and pizza, freshly baked bread, healthy fruit ice cream, and much more. A special highlight was the excursion to Frenkenhof in Meerbusch. There, the children gained an in-depth insight into agricultural work processes and were able to actively participate in potato harvesting. The harvested potatoes were later processed into homemade chips, vividly demonstrating to the children the journey from cultivation to product.

The crowning finale was the Family Dinner on the last day of the camp. The children prepared a delicious three-course menu, crafted creative menu cards and name tags, and lovingly decorated the tables. The parents were delighted with the dinner and the delicious dishes, in which  the children invested much time and effort during preparation.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire team from Broich Catering for the professional execution of another successful ISR Cooking Camp and are already looking forward to next year.

Looking Back: ISR Sports Camp 2024

Looking Back: ISR Sports Camp 2024

Thursday, 4 July 2024

This year, our summer break started with another successful ISR Sports Camp on our ISR Campus in Neuss.

Around 100 children experienced a variety of sports activities throughout the week, organized into age-appropriate groups. In addition to participating in popular sports like soccer, basketball, floorball, badminton, volleyball, and tennis; the children went on exciting excursions to a climbing park in Viersen, the Climbing Church in Mönchengladbach, the BEROs Children’s World in Neuss, and Cosmo Sport – a sports and leisure center in Düsseldorf. Everyone used these outings to joyfully showcase their athletic talents in various areas. In addition, during our ISR Sports Camp, the children had the opportunity to practice gymnastics, Capoeira, dance, and yoga as part of “Mindful Time”. The week saw the weather playing along and some cooling off in our spacious schoolyard was a must, creating fun for all the children!

A very successful and sporty week is behind the participants. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our entire ISR Sports Team, supervisors, and supporting teachers who made the camp week an unforgettable experience for the children!

Looking Back: ISR Art Camp 2024

Looking Back: ISR Art Camp 2024

Tuesday, 2 July 2024

This year, the first week of our summer break once again saw the popular ISR Art Camp take place under bright sunshine. The camp was led, as in previous years, by Ms. Schulenberg, a former ISR Parent and long-time partner of ISR. A total of 13 students participated in the camp and enjoyed an exciting week where creativity knew no bounds!

The week started with an introduction and an icebreaker game to help all the children get to know each other. During the camp, the children experimented with various materials such as wood, canvases and cardboard and using acrylic paints. They also created collages, sculpted different figures, and explored using many different painting techniques.

The entire week was a lot of fun for all the children, allowing them to showcase and further develop their artistic talents. The highlight of the week was the annual art exhibition, which served as a wonderful conclusion. It was attended by parents, family, friends and ISR Teachers. At the exhibition, the children presented their created artworks, and the guests could admire their impressive works from the camp while enjoying delicious snacks and drinks. The visit by participants from the ISR Sports Camp added another special touch to the day.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Ms. Schulenberg for organizing another successful ISR Art Camp and are already looking forward to its continuation next year!

ISR Graduation Class of 2024

ISR Graduation Class of 2024

Tuesday, 02 July 2024


Künstliche Intelligenz im Klassenzimmer

Künstliche Intelligenz im Klassenzimmer

Monday, 22 April 2024

In: Rheinische Post & NGZ

In: Ruhr Nachrichten

Eid al-Fitr/Ramazan Bayramı Celebration at ISR

Eid al-Fitr/Ramazan Bayramı Celebration at ISR

Friday, 12 April 2024

As part of the Eid al-Fitr/Ramazan Bayramı Celebrations, our dedicated Muslim Community at ISR got together and organized a special surprise for our students last Friday. The Community gathered in our Entrance Hall and greeted our students warmly after school by handing out sweets to share the tradition with our international community. During the traditional festivities, families gather to share traditional foods among friends and relatives to celebrate Eid al-Fitr/Ramazan Bayramı.

Sharing this celebration with our community has become a cherished tradition at ISR and we sincerely thank our dedicated students and their families for their efforts and organization. At ISR, we are proud of our international community and appreciate the opportunity to participate in and honor the many traditions of our families that they cherish from all over the world!

Bundesweiter Spitzenplatz für Neusser ISR-Schüler

Bundesweiter Spitzenplatz für Neusser ISR-Schüler

Thursday, 21 March 2024

In: Rheinische Post


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Uono

Spotlight On Our Student Uono

This week, we spotlight our ninth-grade student, Uono. He joined ISR in 2019 and has truly blossomed in his first year in the ISR Upper School. Ms. Jordanova, our Academic Coordinator for Grades 9–10 says: “Uono is exceptionally talented in art, demonstrating creativity and dedication in equal measure. Not only does he excel in his artistic pursuits, but he also maintains a strong commitment to his academic responsibilities.” Ms. Jordanova also praises Uono’s caring personality: “Uono’s respectful attitude towards his classmates further illustrates his character, making him a valued and respected member of his community. His ability to harmonize his passions and duties, all while fostering a positive environment, truly sets him apart.”

Uono’s former Mathematics teacher, Mr. Nisic, also comments on his commitment to developing his academic abilities: “As Uono’s previous teacher, I can say that Uono’s been progressing in math, facing every challenge head-on. It’s been a journey with him, that changed him and all of us a lot.”

Uono’s dynamic character is highlighted by his commitment to his favorite sport. His Sports teacher, Mr. Nous, says: “Uono doesn’t go anywhere without his basketball, so sport is always on his mind.” Uono is a student of many interests who can truly benefit from the opportunities and support he experiences at ISR.

This week we celebrate Uono and his dedication to furthering his academic and creative goals. We look forward to seeing what he will accomplish in the future and are happy to have him as part of our Student Community.

We are very proud to spotlight Uono, 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.

Ein Schüler der ISR International School on the Rhine wurde in Neuss für die bundesweit beste Mathematik-Klausur bei den Cambridge-zertifizierten Prüfungen IGCSE ausgezeichnet

Ein Schüler der ISR International School on the Rhine wurde in Neuss für die bundesweit beste Mathematik-Klausur bei den Cambridge-zertifizierten Prüfungen IGCSE ausgezeichnet

Der 16-jährige Dan Xinyang aus Düsseldorf erhielt 196 von 200 Punkten bei den IGCSE-Prüfungen nach Klasse 10 / Die gesamte ISR Jahrgangsstufe erzielte Top-Ergebnisse, auch im weltweiten Vergleich / Bereits drei ISR-Schüler:innen in Mathematik für bundesweites Spitzen-Ergebnis ausgezeichnet

Der 16-jährige Dan Xiao aus Düsseldorf, Schüler der ISR International School on the Rhine Neuss/Düsseldorf/Meerbusch, erreichte bei den Abschlussprüfungen nach der Klasse 10 das bundesweit beste Ergebnis im Fach Mathematik. Der Cambridge-zertifizierte IGCSE-Test – eine zum Ende der Sekundarstufe I erfolgende wichtige Prüfung im britischen Schulsystem – wurde weltweit in 130 Ländern absolviert; 105.000 Schülerinnen und Schüler englischsprachiger Schulen nahmen parallel teil. Das IGCSE wird von akademischen Einrichtungen, Arbeitgeberinnen und Arbeitgebern weltweit als Vorstufe zum International Baccalaureate anerkannt. Britische Universitäten – aber auch weltweit – sehen sich diese Ergebnisse zudem sorgfältig bei Bewerbungen von Schülerinnen und Schülern an, wodurch die Prüfung besonders bedeutsam ist.

Für Dan, der seit 2020 Schüler an der ISR ist, kam die Auszeichnung überraschend. „Dass ich so gut abschneide und eine Auszeichnung erhalte, hatte ich nicht erwartet. Umso dankbarer bin ich über das Zertifikat, welches nicht nur meine guten Leistungen attestiert, sondern auch die stetige Unterstützung meiner Lehrkräfte. Mir hat es gezeigt, dass harte Arbeit sich immer auszahlt.“ Dan überlegt jetzt mehr denn je, später vielleicht ein mathematisches oder naturwissenschaftliches Fach zu studieren.

Die ISR-Schuldirektorin Eileen Lyons überreichte in Neuss Dan Xiao die „Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award“-Auszeichnung von Cambridge. Zufrieden war Eileen Lyons nicht nur mit dem Mathematik-Spitzenplatz von Dan, sondern auch mit dem Gesamtergebnis der ISR-Schülerinnen und Schüler. 60 Prozent erreichten – in einem Notenspektrum von A* für die beste Note bis G – die Bestnote A. Weltweit haben 18 Prozent so gut abgeschlossen. Lyons: „Die ISR-Gemeinschaft ist überaus stolz auf Dans herausragende akademische Leistungen. Um diese zu ermöglichen, fördern wir unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler optimal und individuell. Unser Schulmotto: „It’s cool to be good“ wird mit dieser Auszeichnung ideal repräsentiert. Bei der Entgegennahme seines Zertifikats betonte Dans Reaktion zudem seine große Bescheidenheit.“

Die Schülerinnen und Schüler absolvieren im Rahmen des IGCSE Prüfungen in acht bis fünfzehn Fächern. Diese ermöglichen nicht nur weltweit Schulwechsel und andere Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten, sondern sind für die Schülerinnen und Schülern bei ihrer Entscheidung im Hinblick auf die weitere Fächerwahl für das International Baccalaureate besonders wichtig. Dieses wird nach der 12. Klasse absolviert und ermöglicht den Zugang zu führenden Universitäten weltweit.

Dan Xiao sorgte zum dritten Mal für einen ISR-Spitzenplatz in Mathematik. „Dies ist eine sehr erfreuliche Quote und kein Zufall“, freut sich Peter Soliman, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der ISR. „Viele unserer Absolvierenden wählen MINT-Fächer für ihr Studium nach der ISR. Daher ist die gute Vorbereitung während der Schulzeit, auch angesichts der technologischen Entwicklung, ein wichtiger Teil unserer internationalen akademischen Ausbildung. Gerade die neuen Impulse durch künstliche Intelligenz eröffnen den jungen Leuten viele neue Möglichkeiten. Beispielsweise etablieren wir gerade ein KI-Lab, damit unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler bestens auf die Zukunft vorbereitet werden.“

Die ISR International School on the Rhine GmbH mit den drei Standorten in Neuss, Düsseldorf und Meerbusch ist eine privat geführte internationale Ganztagsschule. Mehr als 1.000 Schülerinnen und Schüler aus der Region und aus aktuell 60 Ländern 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, in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel sowie eine deutschsprachige Dependance in Meerbusch-Büderich. Anfragen zu Kindergarten, Grundschule und weiterführender Schule werden ganzjährig entgegengenommen:

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Happy International Women´s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

Friday, 8 March 2024

Today, we wish to celebrate women.

Women who make an impact, women who are brave, women who encourage others, and women’s rights and equality.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world.
At ISR, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where every student, regardless of gender, is equally supported. Among both — students and staff — we value our strong community and are proud of the following facts and figures:

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked a special question: What do our male students and colleagues think about International Women’s Day? Who has inspired them, and what ideas do they wish to share related to the topic?

Let’s take a moment to honor the women who have paved the way for progress, fought for equality, and continue to shape a brighter future for generations to come. This day is dedicated to women and the appreciation they deserve.

Happy International Women’s Day, ISR Community!