Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Sally

Spotlight On Our Student Sally

This week, we spotlight our eleventh-grader Sally, who joined ISR in 2014. Sally is a hard-working student and is very involved in school activities at ISR. She recently had great success leading the organization of the Middle School Lock-In with her SLC Events Team. The event highlighted the great achievements that come with focused and enthusiastic leadership skills, which Sally displayed in abundance.

Her SLC Coordinator says, “Sally is the team leader of the Events Department. She is extremely well-organized and has great leadership skills. She is empathetic, kind, very hard-working and always has a smile on her face. Sally is the type of person whom you go to if you need something done, she is amazing.” We are very proud to spotlight Sally, one of ISR’s many outstanding students.

We are very proud to spotlight Sally, 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.


Students from Musicbox Oxana successfully participated in "Jugend Musiziert"

Students from Musicbox Oxana successfully participated in “Jugend Musiziert”

We are delighted to share another success story from our in-house music school, Musicbox Oxana, and our exceptionally talented students! 19 students, including ten from ISR, participated in the music competition “Jugend musiziert” in the categories piano four hands and violin with piano duo, reflecting our ISR motto, “It’s cool to be good,” in the best way possible!

Every student from Musicbox Oxana who participated achieved an outstanding first place! Additionally, three duos will now have the opportunity to participate in the NRW State Competition due to their exceptional achievements. We are incredibly proud of the students’ accomplishments and the team at Musicbox Oxana! The entire ISR Family is eagerly anticipating the NRW State Competition.

Congratulations to Julia, Mathilda, Hanru, Sophia, Anna, Emilia, Yihan, Caifei, Peter, Lara, Lucy, Lawrence, Rocky, Ricky, Constantin, Eliza, Hewei, Xixian, and Lena.


ISR Carnival Parade in Niederkassel

ISR took part in the Carnival Parade in Niederkassel

Sunday, 11 February 2024

At ISR, the spirit of unity and cultural diversity is deeply embedded in our traditions. Hence, we take pride in fostering a sense of community among our international family. This year, we were thrilled to participate in the lively and family-friendly Carnival Parade in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel!

Under the motto of “Many Cultures, One Global Language: Education,” we joined forces with over 100 families from all three ISR Branches, each adorned in their distinctive traditional attire. The parade was a vibrant tapestry of diversity, featuring Dirndls and Lederhosen, Canadian flags, elegant Indian Saris, traditional Chinese Hanfu dresses, and beautiful Japanese Kimonos. It was a testament to the rich mosaic of cultures that our ISR Community stands for!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the enthusiastic participants who made this event memorable! Through such joyous occasions, we continue to build bridges of understanding and appreciation. Sharing the tradition of carnival with our international ISR Family and the broader regional community is one of the cultural highlights of our school year.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Angelina

Spotlight On Our Student Angelina

This week, we spotlight our eighth-grader Angelina, who joined ISR in 2017. Since then, Angelina has shown a commitment to academic excellence and has achieved much at ISR. Her Math teacher, Mr. Nisic, has many good things to say about her, “Angelina is a remarkable student in our grade 8 math class. She consistently exhibits outstanding qualities, including diligence, responsibility, and attentiveness. Her proactive engagement and positive attitude serve as an inspiration to her classmates. It is a privilege to have Angelina in our class, and I am confident she will continue to excel”. Mr. Nisic also adds that Angelina’s Math scores are always at the top of the class and that she, “serves as a beacon of inspiration to her peers”.  Ms. Chroni, also from the Math Department, had further praise for Angelina, “She’s got this great mix of politeness, smarts, and hard work, all wrapped up with a genuine sense of class and modesty”. 

Angelina’s achievements are also highlighted by the Head of ISR Middle School, Ms. McLeod, “Angelina is a model student who I am SO proud of as she was recently accepted into a prestigious summer study program at Columbia University!” 

We are very proud to spotlight Angelina, 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.


ISR Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday,  3 February 2024

Embracing diversity and fostering cultural appreciation lies at the heart of ISR, and this commitment was beautifully exemplified on Saturday during our Chinese New Year Celebration. Alongside numerous guests, the esteemed Chinese Consul General Du was in attendance to commemorate this traditional occasion.

The event unfolded with a captivating stage program, a true testament to the rich tapestry of Chinese culture! Traditional dances, exquisite costumes, musical performances – from singing to traditional Chinese Instruments – and the enchanting voices of two opera singers enriched the program, creating an atmosphere filled with reverence for tradition. Adding a touch of ISR’s own flair, some of our talented students also took the stage, further enriching the program with their musical performances.

The culmination of the festivities took place in the cafeteria, where the delicious aroma of Chinese cuisine filled the air. The joyous mingling of different cultures over a shared meal served to perfectly reflect the unity and harmony that ISR strives to foster.

A heartfelt expression of gratitude goes to Ms. Hofmann, the driving force behind the event and our dedicated Chinese Community Representative. Special thanks are also due to Mr. Guo (Rhein Beleuchtung), whose generosity in providing ISR with high-tech screens and technology enhanced the overall experience.

In extending our appreciation, we wish to thank all our guests and the Consulate General for graciously sharing these wonderful traditions with our international community at ISR. Such moments of cultural exchange not only enrich our understanding but also strengthen the bonds that tie us together as a global community at ISR!


Japanische Generalkonsulin zu Gast in Neuss

Japanische Generalkonsulin zu Gast in Neuss

Friday, 2 Februar 2024

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Trishaa

Spotlight On Our Student Trishaa

This week, we spotlight third-grader, Trishaa, who joined ISR last year. Trishaa is a kind student with a bright personality. Her music teacher, Ms. Bucher, confirms, “She is helpful, friendly, and mature.  Trishaa really tries her best in Music and excels because of it.”

Trisha enjoys her time at ISR and is a determined and engaged student. During mathematics class, Trisha uses Times Tables Rock Stars, an award-winning math learning platform in which children can practice their times tables. Trishaa has achieved the highest status and can answer questions correctly in less than one second! She also exceeds in other areas of learning. Her teacher, Ms. Caplan says, “Trishaa loves to read and write and she has a broader vocabulary than most third-graders.  Additionally, she is very strong in all of her subjects. But most of all, she is kind to her classmates and very respectful of her teachers. She is a model student.”

We are very proud to spotlight Trishaa, 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.


Japanische Generalkonsulin Setsuko Kawahara besucht den Neusser Standort der internationalen Schule ISR und verabredet verstärkte Kooperationen

Japanische Generalkonsulin Setsuko Kawahara besucht den Neusser Standort der internationalen Schule ISR und verabredet verstärkte Kooperationen

Rund 100 japanische Familien an der ISR belegen die Wichtigkeit der Angebote in Neuss, Düsseldorf und Meerbusch / Hohe akademische Qualität und gute Integration / Wichtige Multiplikator-Funktion im gesamten Rheinland / ISR-Schüler:innen setzen sich ein für den guten Zweck / Spende für japanische Erdbebenopfer

Die japanische Generalkonsulin in Düsseldorf, Setsuko Kawahara, hat bei einem Besuch der ISR International School on the Rhine am Standort in Neuss enge Kooperationen mit der internationalen Schule angekündigt. „Dass sich so viele japanische Familien im Rheinland so wohl fühlen, hat auch mit der guten Auswahl an Schulen für die Kinder in der Region zu tun”, betonte Generalkonsulin Kawahara bei dem Besuch am vergangenen Mittwoch: „Da mehr als 100 japanische Kinder die ISR besuchen, spielt die ISR eine wichtige Rolle sowohl für die hiesige japanische Gemeinde als auch für die Vielfalt der Kultur und Internationalität der Region.”

Japanische Grundschulkinder der ISR begrüßten am Mittwoch die Generalkonsulin gemeinsam und übergaben ihr im Namen der ISR eine Spende für die Erdbebenopfer auf der Halbinsel Noto. Zuvor hatten die Kinder dazu informative Plakate gebastelt und sich für den guten Zweck zusammen mit ihren beiden Japanisch-Lehrerinnen engagiert.

Verabredet wurden im Rahmen des Besuchs darüber hinaus Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit im Hinblick auf Veranstaltungen an der Schule, die der internationalen Schülerschaft an der ISR japanische Traditionen und Bräuche näherbringt. Peter Soliman, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der ISR, betonte die gute Zusammenarbeit auf allen Ebenen: „Das Generalkonsulat ist für uns ein wichtiger Ansprechpartner, weil wir so viele Hinweise und Möglichkeiten bekommen, um auf die Bedürfnisse der Familien noch besser eingehen und bei Bedarf helfen zu können.“ Aktuell sind so viele japanische Kinder an der ISR wie nie zuvor. Soliman: „Die japanischen Familien engagieren sich bei Schulveranstaltungen und im Schulleben der ISR ganz besonders und teilen unsere Werte, die wir hier an der ISR verkörpern.“ Insgesamt sind 60 unterschiedliche Nationen unter den ISR-Familien vertreten.


Disclaimer
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 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: admissions@isr-school.de.

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Suleiman

Spotlight On Our Student Suleiman

This week, we spotlight our second-grader Suleiman, who joined ISR in 2023. Suleiman possesses a kind and caring character that quickly endeared him to his teachers. Ms. Hartmann says, “Suleiman joined ISR only this academic year, but he embodies all our ISR characteristics. He is not only an amazing student academically, but he is also a kind, friendly, and polite person. He helps anyone in class who needs it, is a good friend to his fellow classmates, and is always willing to learn. Additionally, he is funny, confident, and wonderful to have in class. He absolutely deserves to be spotlighted!”

Even his PE teacher, Mr. Nous, confirms that he is not only an excellent listener and attentive, but also exhibits leadership skills. Ms. Morris adds “Suleiman is an excellent student and a joy to have in the classroom. He is incredibly kind and caring, always offering a helping hand to any student in need. Suleiman is a highly engaged student who is always ready to share interesting thoughts and ideas with the class. He keeps everyone laughing with his bright personality”.

We are very proud to spotlight Suleiman, 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 Mehul

Spotlight On Our Student Mehul

This week, we again spotlight our now 10th-grader, Mehul, who has developed enormously and positively in recent years. Since Grade 4, Mehul has been a part of the ISR Family and is also a highly engaged member of the Student Leadership Council, as confirmed by Ms. Bowien. “Mehul is a prefect and a member of the Social Involvement Department of the SLC Department. He is very responsible and helpful. I was Mehul’s Math teacher last year, and I can say with confidence that he is very mathematically gifted! Not only that, he is also a diligent student and a hard worker.” Mehul stands out as a dedicated and conscientious student who always gives his best in class. In addition, he is a friendly and open-minded young man.

His teacher, Mr. Kirk, says about him, “Mehul has an excellent attitude towards his studies and has shown this through amazing academic performance in Grade 10. He also contributes to a positive class atmosphere by regularly supporting his classmates and asking questions.” Furthermore, Mehul is a very talented chess player. He recently took part in the German Amateur Chess Tournament – with great success. Mehul won four out of five games, securing the 4th place in his group. The tournament was attended by over 650 chess enthusiasts this time. With this great achievement, he again perfectly embodies our ISR motto, which we live by: “It’s cool to be good!” Congratulations, Mehul, on your successful participation and achievements!

We are very proud to spotlight Mehul, 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.