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Sports cooperation! ISR supports German vice champion

Sports cooperation! ISR supports German vice champion

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Sport Cooperation_Nina Hemmer_ISR International School on the Rhine Düsseldorf Neuss Meerbusch
Sport Cooperation_Nina Hemmer_ISR International School on the Rhine Düsseldorf Neuss Meerbusch

We are especially pleased to share the following positive news regarding our successful cooperation partner Nina, the German Wrestling Vice World Champion: At the past Championships, which took place in Oslo, Nina was able to secure the silver medal for herself due to her outstanding performance, thus reaching an important milestone in her athletic career. In the European Championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as the European Games in 2019, Nina has already secured bronze in each tournament.

Within the framework of various sports cooperations, ISR has been supporting young athletes as well as clubs for many years in order to promote talent and further create added value for sport clubs. Nina has been one of our cooperation partners for a long time and already visited us in 2019 as part of our annual ISR Open House.

Therefore, we are even more pleased to share her success this year and to have accompanied her on her way to success.

Nina is further proof of our motto at ISR: It’s cool to be good!


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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

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Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

Friday, 15 October 2021

This week, we spotlight our tenth-grader Lara, who has been part of the ISR family since 2012 when she started in grade 1. From the very beginning, Lara has shown herself to be a caring and honest person, which makes her a great friend. Her classmates appreciate these qualities very much. Lara also possesses a  friendly disposition and her communication skills are excellent. Lara is a very motivated and hardworking student who always tries to give the best possible. “I am especially impressed with her focus and performance in Languages and Humanities. I can see her doing very well in these IGCSE examinations this year.”, says Academic Head – Ms. McGee.

In addition to her academic ambitions, Lara is also very active in the Student Life Organization at ISR. She is currently Head of the Discipline and together with her team, they actively enrich the school day. Just recently Lara did an excellent job of organizing and leading her team for Stomp Out Bullying week which was a successful awareness campaign for the students, parents, and staff.

We are very proud to spotlight Lara, 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.

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lukas

Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Lukas

Friday, 8 October 2021

This week, we spotlight our dedicated eighth-grader Lukas, who has been a part of the ISR community since fifth grade. Lukas is a very active school member and is especially involved in the ISR SLOⓇ department. In his role as Senior Prefect in the Activities Department, he shines with enthusiasm and drive. He is incredibly team-oriented, ambitious, and outgoing. At past ISR BBQs, Lukas has shown great dedication and has been a huge component to the successes of the events. He stands out for his willingness to help and his open as well as cheerful nature. Ms. Bezuidenhout, Student Life Coordinator, also recognizes Lukas’ great potential and adds: “Lukas is a positive and energetic young man whose enthusiasm is contagious. His involvement in the SLOⓇ department is exceptional, and he demonstrates a positive attitude toward classmates during group projects and activities. He is always willing to help and is a dedicated senior prefect in the SLOⓇ activities department.”

Lukas is also very interested in world politics which is why he also participated this week in the school’s MUN(Model United Nations) conference, which was independently organized by ISR students. The “Model United Nations” is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills in addition to critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities. Head of Middle School, Ms. McLeod, adds in conclusion: “Luke is a very intelligent and motivated student. He participated in the Junior MUN conference this week and was one of the youngest participants. He is a very active member of the ISR community, often assists with various school events, and is a wonderful member of the ISR family!”.

We are very proud to spotlight Lukas, 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.

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ISR Kindergarten Neighborhood Festival

ISR Kindergarten Neighborhood Festival

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Autumn ushers in a very special time for our kindergarten children at Großisselhof, which we celebrated this weekend with our families, the team and friends of the kindergarten.

At our first ISR Kindergarten Neighborhood Festival, numerous families and guests came together over the weekend to spend the afternoon together with autumnal dishes and drinks in a family atmosphere and with many attractions for the children. Numerous hands-on activities and special features for the children – including ponies, exciting harvest stories as well as exciting tractor rides with our farm master Ralf – successfully rounded off the event for the families.

In addition, we were especially pleased to be able to show some interested families our idyllic kindergarten and explain the special features of our ISR Kindergarten Meerbusch to them during a tour.

It was an all-around successful fall festival which we would like to repeat soon!

A big thank you goes to all our employees, who with their love for detail and their commitment made the festival a great success, as well as to all the families who found their way to our kindergarten festival over the weekend! We are already looking forward to the next family events!


A tradition continues - ISR student participated in the 24-hour Mammoth run in Wuppertal

A tradition continues – ISR student participated in the 24-hour Mammoth run in Wuppertal and donated his proceeds in the amount of 400€ to charity

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

For the second year in a row, Phillip, a twelfth grader at ISR, took on the Wuppertal 24-hour Mammoth run as part of his CAS project and exceeded all expectations. He improved his performance from the previous year and ran a proud 100 km through the whole of Wuppertal, Wülfrath, Velbert, Heiligenhaus, Essen, Hattingen and Sprockvögel in just under 24 hours. He donated the proceeds of 400 Euros, which consisted of 300 Euros from his run and 100 Euros from the ISR Charity Run, to the Tandem Foundation Burkhard Zülow for charitable purposes. This continues the tradition already started by his brother Maximilian in 2019, and the local Tandem Foundation Burkhard Zülow has been a fixture for various charitable projects at ISR ever since.

Phillip himself is incredibly passionate about sports and for this reason repeatedly chose the Tandem Foundation Burkhard Zülow, which supports people with disabilities in the field of sports and works to ensure that people with and without physical or mental disabilities play sports together. Burkhard Zülow, the founder of the foundation, set himself the goal at the time of breaking down inhibitions and instead promoting the idea that everyone has unique strengths.  The donation was successfully presented to Ms. Zülow by Philipp and his CAS teacher, Mr. Urban. Ms. Zülow was very impressed with the social commitment of our students and especially with Phillip’s outstanding running performance. We as a school are incredibly proud that our students are socially engaged and support local clubs and foundations in the process.

ISR has participated in the Tandem Day several times in the past, with ISR students chaperoning stations as well as offering creative stations of their own. We are very happy to be part of the next Tandem Day in 2022 and look forward to the joint projects with the Tandem Foundation Burkhard Zülow, which will follow in the future.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Philipp

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Philipp

Friday, 17 September 2021

This week, we spotlight our running champion Philipp, who joined ISR in 2014. Philipp has worked very hard to develop his study skills and time management over the past few years, which has helped him achieve academic success. He is currently studying towards attaining his IB Diploma and produces work of a high standard in Math, Humanities, and Sports Science.  His sense of humor and personality have also made him popular with his peers and teachers as he really connects with people. Ms McGee – ISR Academic Coordinator  adds, “I look forward to hearing about his future success and I think we will soon see him starting a program at the Hult International Business School.”

One of Philipp’s passions is sport. As part of his CAS project, Philipp took part in the charity run Mammutmarsch in Wuppertal for the second time in a row. This year, he outdid himself and ran 100 km in just under 24 hours. With his outstanding performance, he supported the Neuss Zülow Tandem Foundation, which organizes integrative sports projects for people with disabilities in the Rhine district. Through his participation, he was able to donate €300 once again to the foundation, continuing a long tradition of his family supporting the foundation.

Philipp also shows his passion for sports in a soccer activity for third and fourth graders, which he leads with great commitment together with a classmate. His CAS teacher – Mr  Urban adds, “It’s always nice to see how close the bond is with his little brother Felix in third grade as part of the Big brother project. Despite the break due to lockdown, the two have a very close bond.”

We are very proud to spotlight Philipp, 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.

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ISR 5th grader finishes second in MozArte competition

ISR 5th grader finishes second in MozArte competition

Monday, 13 September 2021

Over the weekend, our amazingly talented Grade 5 student Yukichiyo, who excels as a classical and jazz pianist, as well as a jazz saxophonist, successfully participated in the Junior A category of the MozArte International Piano Competition Aachen.

In her performance, Yuki proudly presented her talent and gained an outstanding second place – as the youngest contestant! She was invited to perform at the winners’ concert on Sunday, performing one of her competition pieces, Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu (Op.66).

If you wish to listen to her performance, please follow the link (at 14:25 minute): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOCy-xpGXfU.

We sincerely congratulate Yuki on her excellent achievement and are proud to have such talented students at ISR!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Zoi

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Zoi

Friday, 10 September 2021

This week, we spotlight our creative eleventh-grader Zoi, who joined ISR in second grade. Zoi is a cheerful and positive student, and always in a good mood with a great sense of humor. Zoi is very emphatic and classmates, as well as teachers, can always rely on her, as she is incredibly helpful. In the academic field, she shows great effort and is a determined student. She is very ambitious and hardworking, which is also reflected in her excellent grades. Due to her communicative nature, she actively participates in the classroom and is a wonderful student due to her great work ethic, among so many other things.

This school year, Zoi has taken on a very responsible role, she is the SLOⓇ Head prefect. She has just recently led her team through several community events, which she actively helped organize. Her Student Life Coordinator, Ms. Bezuidenhout, adds “As head prefect, Zoi exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in SLOⓇ  Department and shows everyone her helpful nature. She is doing a great job.” In this role, she shows her organizational skills and her leadership personality. After graduating next school year, she is planning to study psychology or business in the Netherlands. We are sure that whatever she decides, a successful future will be open to her, in which she will continue to develop and achieve new goals.

We are very proud to spotlight Zoi, 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.

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Hult International Business School visited ISR

Hult International Business School visited ISR

Thursday, 09 September 2021

We had the pleasure of welcoming three representatives from Hult International Business School to ISR yesterday. Ms. Giesecke – Enrollment Director, Mr. Torén – Vice President of Operations and Mr. Bleckat – Associate Regional Enrollment Director met with our University and Career Counsellor – Ms. Wacker, Deputy Director – Mr. Cete, and ISR School Proprietor – Mr. Soliman to discuss matters relating to both schools and to deepen an already existing partnership.

We discussed the possibility of joint projects in the future such as; welcoming a HULT alumni to ISR who would share his learning experience at HULT with our students. Another of these joint ventures would be some of our ISR students joining in HULT master classes virtually, visiting HULT Business School and so much more.

We are very proud that thanks to our highly renowned partners we can create added value for our school community, through career talks, university visits, and much more

We would like to thank Ms. Gieseke, Mr. Torren, and Mr. Bleckat for their constructive and inspiring visit.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Laura

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Laura

Friday, 3. September 2021

This week, we spotlight our talented ninth-grader Laura, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Since her academic career started, Laura has been part of the ISR family. As a student she is hardworking, conscientious, and always implements feedback in order to improve her work. She knows how to organize and shows a lot of effort and motivation. Supervisor Mr. Mo knows Laura well and adds, “She is such a positive student and always smiling. She feels very comfortable at ISR with her positive and lovely character. She always brightens my day, and it is a pleasure to meet her during the breaks.”

Laura’s great passion is equestrian sports, especially in the category of carriage driving. Like her sisters, Laura is incredibly talented and achieved great success. Her latest triumph not only made her vice-champion in the under-18 category, but she was also selected by the German Olympic Committee for Equestrianism (DOKR) to participate in the European Youth Championships in France. Laura is such a talented athlete and the entire ISR community heartily wishes her the best success at the European Championships. Laura is further proof of our motto: It’s cool to be good!

We are very proud to spotlight Laura, 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.

Our Student Spotlights