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.


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.


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

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.


Successful Summer BBQ – Grades 1 - 4

Successful Summer BBQ – Grades 1 – 4

Monday, 30 August 2021

We successfully held another ISR BBQ last Friday – this time we were joined by our Primary School community. Despite the very unpredictable weather, we did not let ourselves be put off but rather, we enjoyed the BBQ together to the fullest. The event was opened by our School Director, Ms. Lyons, as well as Ms. Farrand, Head of the Primary School and our Deputy Director, Mr. Cete.

Our Sports Department organized a comprehensive sports program for our students, comprising of different stations where fun activities were guaranteed. In addition to participating in various sports activities, our students also had the opportunity to get their face painted by our talented students and teachers. We also invited two very adorable guests, the ponies, which the students got to hug, pet and ride!

As all of this fun was taking place for the students, parents were able to re-connect with each other and enjoy the delicious food provided by our school caterer Broich. There were various information booths at the event, from SLO® Activities and Bus Information to our ISR Merchandise Shop and of course a Stuff your Spirit station. We are very happy that we were able to create an environment for a nice get-together on-campus.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our dedicated SLO® Team, who actively supported in the preparation and implementation of the BBQ as well as our Sports Department. A big thank you also goes out to the entire Primary School team for making the event a memorable occasion and of course our school caterer Broich Catering for the delicious food.

It was certainly a fun afternoon and such a wonderful experience to welcome families back on campus at ISR!


ISR Students For Charity

ISR Students For Charity

Monday, 30 August 2021

Social Commitment is an important matter for our students at ISR. Our CAS classes at ISR promote social awareness, and the students, in turn, support projects close to their hearts.

One such example is that of our Upper School Student Daniel, who sells his art for a good cause. Buyers can decide whether they wish to donate the proceeds to a children’s hospice or to the flood victims (German Red Cross). Over the past few weeks, Daniel has set up a booth at our community events, where he exhibited and also very successfully sold his art!

Our staff is also very keen to support such impactful projects! Mr. Cete, ISR Deputy Director, purchased his first piece of art from Daniel! Mr. Cete has kindly decided to have the art piece hung in the admin area of the school to showcase Daniels talents and of course to shine a light on his charitable endeavors! 😊

All of Daniel’s artworks can be found on the following website: https://www.isr-shop.de/students-for-charity/.

An amazing project and we are proud that the whole ISR Family is happy to support him and the good cause!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasin

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasin

Friday, 27 August 2021

This week, we spotlight our twelve-grader Yasin, who joined ISR in second grade. Yasin has been part of the ISR family for ten years and he is a polite and confident student. Yasin has a good sense of his fellow-men, and is known for his friendly and helpful character. In academics, he shows interest and enthusiasm for Computer Science.  He “is very helpful and dependable in the classroom and has strengthened his skills in the theoretical aspects of the course. Yasin is continuing to grow in independence, demonstrated through his chosen topic for the Internal assessment which is about creating an e-commerce website” according to his teacher Mr. Ellis.

Also, his former teacher Ms. Brentnall still remembers him very well as a polite, friendly and positive member of the class : ”he has successfully taught Advising lessons with Grade 8c, and has significantly improved his organizational skills and deadline meeting” she adds. Yasin impresses his teachers not only in the academic area but also through his character. His Geography teacher Mr. Bates sees him as a very attentive, respectful student who always contributes in class. Mr Bates says, “his quick-wit and global thinking is an asset to his studies as well as his non-academic life. His willingness to help  is very, very much appreciated.”

We are very proud to spotlight Yasin 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.


Successful Summer BBQ – Kindergarten

Successful Summer BBQ – Kindergarten

Monday, 23 August 2021

Last Friday, we celebrated with our kindergarten families a cozy get-together that included a delicious BBQ in a safe outdoor setting. Our school caterer, Broich Premium Caterer, provided our families with delicious treats and it was a wonderful afternoon.

In the spirit of our ISR Family Fun & Sports Day, our dedicated kindergarten teachers organized various fund-filled stations and activities where the children could do sports or some creativity. One of the highlights were our special guests – two ponies – on which the children were allowed to ride a small round around the grass. It was a wonderful afternoon and we were all very happy to be able to spend it together again.

We sincerely thank our kindergarten teachers for their creative ideas and for organizing such an amazing program for our students. We also thank our school caterer Broich Premium Catering for the delicious BBQ.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lielle

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lielle

Friday, 20 August 2021

This week, we spotlight our second-grade student Lielle, who joined the ISR family last year. Lielle joined ISR in Grade 1 and embodies ISR’s motto by having a “great mind and strong character”. Lielle is a kind student who always greets everyone with a smile. She is incredibly empathetic and cares deeply for her classmates and teachers. We love having Lielle at ISR!

Her grade 1 teacher Ms. du Plessis says about her “Lielle was an absolute pleasure to have in the class. I really miss having her around. Lielle is a very kind and helpful girl who cares deeply for everyone around her. She is extremely hard-working and always gives her best in everything she does. She is a great friend to others and always knows how to make others smile.” Academic Head – Ms. Morris, adds “We love having Lielle at ISR!”.

We are very proud to spotlight Lielle 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.