Path to University Presentation

Path to University Presentation at ISR

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

One of the pivotal decisions in a child’s academic journey revolves around selecting a university that sets the stage for a successful and fulfilling future.

At ISR, our committed University and Career Counseling Team, consisting of three full-time staff members, offers guidance to students starting from the conclusion of Grade 8. Ms. Wacker, Ms. Jadistra, and Mr. Bates offer counsel on subject choices, provide insights into universities, and outline the necessary requirements for students to meet.

Today, our Head of UCC, Ms. Wacker, and Ms. Jordanova, Academic Head for Grades 9 and 10, hosted a Path to University Presentation for our Upper School students and their families, creating an opportunity for parents and students to gather information about available options and engage with our experienced team.

In addition to these efforts, our UCC Team regularly travels to universities worldwide, organizes in-house university fairs, and coaches our students to navigate the path to their desired university.

As a Top College Prep School, we consider these measures as crucial opportunities to support our students.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Nina

Spotlight On Our Student Nina

This week, we spotlight our sixth-grader Nina, who joined ISR kindergarten. Since Grade 1, Nina has shown academic excellence and her journey has been nothing short of exemplary, marked by unwavering dedication, tireless effort, and an innate ability to stay on track. Ms. Brand, Academic Head of Grades 5 and 6 says that, “Nina’s commitment to her studies has always been evident. From the early days of Primary School, she exhibited a work ethic that set her apart. No challenge was too daunting, and no task too demanding for Nina. It was evident from the outset that she possessed a rare combination of intellectual curiosity and a resilient spirit, making her a beacon of inspiration for her peers.  Beyond her academic prowess, Nina’s altruistic nature has left an indelible mark on the school community. She is always ready to extend a helping hand to her fellow students, going above and beyond to ensure everyone around her succeeds. Her willingness to assist others, coupled with a genuine kindness that knows no bounds, has made her a beloved figure among her classmates. Nina is not just a student; she is a role model. Her ability to balance academic excellence with a compassionate heart is a testament to her character. Whether it’s collaborating on group projects or offering guidance to a struggling classmate, Nina consistently demonstrates the qualities of a true leader. Congratulations, Nina, on being an exceptional student and an inspiration to us all. May your future endeavors be as bright as the light you have brought to our school community.”

In addition, Nina stands out for her creativity as her art teacher Ms. Schultz confirms. “She is very creative and she even participates in the Art and Crafts,(SEA/ Electives) program.” Nina’s versatility in her interests and her warm personality are impressive and ensure that all her teachers are not only enthusiastic about her, but also see her as a role model themselves. This also confirms her English teacher, Mr. Kubrick. “I have her in my English class, and she is an exemplary role model for her classmates. Both as a student and as an individual, Nina has been a positive force here at ISR.”

We are very proud to spotlight Nina, 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 Winter Wonderland 2023

ISR Winter Wonderland

Friday, 15 December 2023

This week, we hosted our ISR Winter Wonderland at our campus in Neuss! For this event, we set up six different huts outside in front of our cafeteria, and our entire ISR Family gathered to enjoy delicious food and beverages, creating a delightful afternoon at ISR in a festive atmosphere! In addition to the huts, we also had a carousel on-site where children could enjoy a ride.

Furthermore, various musical performances took place, featuring our SEA Middle School Choir and our KStarter, KG1, and KG2 children, accompanying our festive ISR Winter Wonderland on three different days with many Christmas songs!

We extend our gratitude to our dedicated ISR Parent Network, our SLC, CAS and MUN students, our valued partners – Broich Catering, the American International Women’s Club, as well as the Lions Club – and the parents for their commitment to making this year’s ISR Winter Wonderland a huge success!

We’re already looking forward to our ISR Winter Wonderland 2024!


Chinese Consul General visited ISR

Chinese Consul General Du visited ISR

Friday, 15 December 2023

Today, we were delighted to welcome, once again, Chinese Consul General Du to ISR!

After a warm welcome by our students, our Management Team, and our Chinese Community at ISR, everyone gathered in our Conference Room for a delightful breakfast!

Consul Du expressed, “To me, ISR stands as a cornerstone in fostering stable and positive relations. More than 100 Chinese families entrusting their children to ISR serve as a crucial multiplier to enhance exchanges between different nationalities.”

The visit reinforced the strong partnership between ISR and the Chinese Consulate General, highlighting the school’s significant role in fostering international understanding and collaboration.

We wish to thank our Chinese Community at ISR, Ms. Hofmann, our Chinese Community Representative, for organizing the event, as well as the Chinese Consul General Mr. Du for this special morning at ISR!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Felix

Spotlight On Our Student Felix

This week, we spotlight our eleventh-grader Felix, who joined ISR in 2013. Felix has made great strides over the past few years, which his teachers have noted with enthusiasm. His former PE teacher, Ms. Racheva, noted: “I had the pleasure of teaching Physical Education to Felix from grades 3 to 9. He was a highly energetic and valuable player. Felix’s best quality is that he was a team player and played with true sportsmanship in our sports lessons. He is very humble and down-to-earth. Apart from sports, he is quite impressive in his studies as well. His caring nature and personality allow him to work well with others in a team setting, as he always respects others’ opinions even when they differ from his own. I am certain that Felix is going to continue to do great and creative things in his future.”

He is currently in his first year of the IB Diploma and is very keen to continue improving his academic performance. His teacher Mr. Kirk added,“Felix has been working studiously in his physics course to achieve great scores and understand key content. He also regularly helps his course mates by discussing key ideas and assisting in practical work.” Mr. Bates, Felix’s University and Career Counsellor, contributed, “I find Felix extremely focused, open-minded, playful, confident, and invested in his future. I thoroughly enjoy working with him and have no doubts that in the future he will be extremely successful. Good luck for the future, Felix!”.

We are very proud to spotlight Felix, 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 Selin

Spotlight On Our Student Selin

This week, we spotlight our twelfth-grader, Selin, who joined ISR in 2018. Selin is a hardworking student and stands out for her kindness. Additionally, she is motivated and gives her best during class. Selin enjoys her time with her classmates and is a team player. She is genuinely interested in global themes and is curious about what is going on in the world.

Selin is in her last year of the IB program and works hard to achieve her professional dreams. She is passionate about becoming a doctor and everything related to medicine; therefore, she is planning to study medicine in the UK or Germany. Ulrike Wacker, Head of University & Career Counseling, says about her, “Selin is a very caring, gentle, soft-spoken but determined young lady who went to Turkey after the earthquake and helped the victims at the time – an experience that challenged her but also shaped her and made her grow as a person.”

We are very proud to spotlight Selin, 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 Carla

Spotlight On Our Student Carla

This week, we spotlight our second-grader, Carla, who joined ISR in kindergarten. Carla is an outstanding student who shines through her kind and polite character. “Carla is incredibly kind and caring, always willing to lend a helping hand to fellow students or teachers. She takes time and care with her work, setting a fantastic example of ISR’s motto, it’s cool to be good.”, as Ms. Morris, Head of Curriculum Development of the Primary School, says. Additionally, her PE teacher, Mr. Nous, confirms that she is a friendly and very respectful student.

During her school breaks, Carla enjoys climbing and reading. She also likes doing gymnastics and spends her time drawing pictures. Her homeroom teacher, Ms. Hartmann, is convinced about both her academic and characteristic achievements, stating, “Carla is a kind, happy, and cheerful student who always has a smile on her face. She is polite and helpful, a great listener, and a good friend who can be relied upon. Her beautiful soul shines through in everything she does, and it is such a pleasure and privilege to be her teacher.”

We are very proud to spotlight Carla, 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.


Turkish Consul General in Düsseldorf, Mr. İzbul, visited ISR

Turkish Consul General in Düsseldorf, Mr. İzbul, visited ISR

Friday, 1 December 2023

Today, we were delighted to extended a warm welcome to the Turkish Consul General in Düsseldorf, Mr. İzbul, during his visit to ISR.

The day began with a heartwarming welcome from Turkish Grade 1 students, who presented a self-made sign for the Consul General. The entire Management Team at ISR also extended a gracious welcome to our distinguished guest, setting the stage for a morning of connection and collaboration. The event was furthermore enriched by the presence of around 40 families from our Turkish Community at ISR, who came together to organize a delightful Turkish breakfast. Before the breakfast began, Mr. Soliman, Proprietor of ISR, extended words of welcome to the Consul General and our Turkish Community, emphasizing the strong cohesion and international spirit at ISR. “Cultural diversity highlights the uniqueness of ISR, as our families represent 60 different nationalities. We are very proud of our international ISR Community and teaching staff. Events like these provide valuable opportunities for our ISR Family to come together. The number of Turkish families has grown significantly in recent years and we highly value the cultural exchange and partnership with the T.C. Düsseldorf Başkonsolosluğu.”

Following the breakfast, two of our students, Berhan and Kerem, along with a member of our Admissions Team, Ms. Ljungqvist, had the privilege of guiding Consul General İzbul around our campus. They provided valuable insights into our educational approach at ISR, sharing the unique features that make our institution a place for fostering academic excellence and character development.

We extend our sincere gratitude to Consul General İzbul for taking the time to visit ISR and engage with our Turkish Community. As Mr. İzbul said in the beginning, “The partnership between Türkiye and North Rhine-Westphalia is not only significant but also strong, with education being a central element. Kindergarten and schools such as ISR in the Düsseldorf area make an important contribution due to their cultural diversity, and educating students to global thinking citizens.” His presence added a special touch to our multicultural environment, reaffirming the importance of international collaboration.

A huge thank you also goes to our dedicated Turkish Community and its representative, Ms. Kaya, who organized the get-together in such a special way for all to enjoy.

We look forward to continued exchanges and partnerships that enhance the global perspective within our ISR Community!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Niusha

Spotlight On Our Student Niusha

This week, we spotlight our sixth-grader Niusha, who joined ISR in 2016. Niusha has a great sense of humor and is a hardworking student. She is responsible, reliable, and always maintains a positive attitude. “Niusha embodies politeness with a grace that lights up every room she enters. She reflects a young woman dedicated to continuous improvement and unwavering responsibility. What sets her apart is her remarkable resilience; setbacks serve as stepping stones, not stumbling blocks. Instead of succumbing to disappointment, she harnesses it, fueling her determination to strive even harder. With her unwavering optimism and perseverance, there’s no doubt that a radiant future awaits her.” as her teacher Ms. Chroni adds. Niusha loves to laugh and is ready to channel her positive energy into learning, as Ms. Sanchez says.

Her music teacher, Mr. Perez, adds “Niusha is one of those students that makes you love being a teacher. She is responsible, respectful, and especially passionate about performing to the best of her ability. She’s caring and always very empathetic towards others with a contagious smile.” Ms. McLeod, Head of ISR Middle School, adds in conclusion “ Niusha is a ray of sunshine in Middle School! She is an excellent student, encourages others, and is supportive and kind. She always brightens my day with her positive attitude and big smile!”

We are very proud to spotlight Niusha, 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 Romy

Spotlight On Our Student Romy

This week, we spotlight our fifth-grader, Romy, who joined ISR in 2019. Romy is a friendly student who is always kind to teachers and classmates. She enjoys her time at ISR and stands out for her positive character. “Romy is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, and she is very empathetic. If you ever have a hard day, she will put a smile back on your face,” as her former primary German teacher, Ms. Lorenzen, says. Romy also quickly convinced her middle school teacher, Ms. Schultze, of her lovely personality. “Romy is a very kind and outgoing member of our class. Her classmates enjoy working alongside her. She asks questions and is very curious about many things. Keep up the great work!”

Romy works hard during class, shows lots of curiosity, and loves learning. The Academic Head of Grade 1, Ms. Ghica, also knows her and adds, “I wish to bring attention to the outstanding qualities and positive impact of our student, Romy. Over the course of her time at ISR, Romy has consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to brighten the atmosphere and uplift the spirits of those around her. She has proven to be a true “ray of sunshine” within our ISR Community. She possesses a genuine and infectious enthusiasm for learning, which is not only evident in her academic achievements but also in her interactions with peers, teachers, and staff. Romy’s positive attitude is a source of inspiration and also a role model for peers, consistently embodying the values we strive to instill in our students.”

We are very proud to spotlight Romy, 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.