Auf dem Weg zum Fußballtrainer

Auf dem Weg zum Fußballtrainer

Monday, 4 July 2022

In: NGZ

 


Looking back: ISR Sports Camp

Looking back: ISR Sports Camp 2022

Monday, 4 July 2022

We have yet another successful week of ISR Sports Camps behind us! As in the past, sports enthusiasts from Kindergarten to Grade 8 took part in the camp and had an eventful week focused on various sporting activities where the fun factor was guaranteed.

We started this year with a record number of 120 sport-loving children, who were divided into age-appropriate groups so that each group received a program tailored to their needs. Throughout the week, students were able to try their hand at a variety of physical activities and games such as tennis, taekwondo, fencing, field hockey, as well as Yoga, and Mindfulness, meaning our students had the chance to enjoy a plethora of activities both outdoors, and inside our spacious sports hall.  To top off the week, the students also got the chance to participate in several excursions, such as to a trampoline park, climbing halls, and much more.

As our sports teachers know the value of strong relationships, they began the week with a round of introductions so that all participants could make new friends. All groups harmonized excellently, and the participants enjoyed the time together as well as the various sports activities. We would like to thank our entire sports team for this unforgettable week and the time and effort they put into the preparations as well as the execution. We are already looking forward to another ISR Sports Camp next year!


Looking back: DFB-Junior-Coach-Program

Looking back: DFB-Junior-Coach-Program

Monday, 4 July 2022

In cooperation with the DFB and Commerzbank AG and under the guidance of Mr. Baumann, 14 students successfully participated in the DFB Junior Coach Program last week. This program, which paves the way for the students to pursue a career in coaching, has been offered for several years. We were particularly proud of the comparatively high proportion of female participants this year, as almost a third of the participants were female.

During their 40-hour training week, the students not only learned the theory of coaching but, after many hours on the sports field, gained practical knowledge as well. The training, which has been conducted at ISR for several years, paves the way for students to pursue careers as coaches.

All participants after completing the program received their certificates, which were presented by Daniela Schur, Komission Schule & Kita vom Fußballverband Niederrhein, and from Alexander Weckauf, representative from the Commerzbank.

We would like to thank all participants for this successful week. Everyone gave their best and put a lot of time and energy into the program – with great success. Mr. Baumann added,  “I am proud that I could again accompany and train 14 enthusiastic soccer students on their way this year. The relatively high proportion of female students (30%) was particularly pleasing, and I hope that even more will sign up next year. Congratulations – you’ve earned it!”.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Rialda

Spotlight On Our Student Rialda

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Rialda, who joined ISR last year. She is a hardworking and dedicated student who loves to help and support her classmates. Rialda is characterized by her friendly nature, her humor, and her eagerness to learn. Although she transferred in the middle of the corona pandemic and could only attend classes virtually, she has done incredibly well in her time here.

Ms. Bucher, Rialda’s music teacher stated, “Rialda joined ISR in August with virtually no English. From Day 1, she’s put her best effort into everything. Rialda is very conscientious. If she does not understand something, she takes responsibility and asks for clarification because she simply wants to be the best that she can be. She is also very helpful and empathic, and she can sense when a teacher needs help carrying something and offers to jump in to help before anyone is asked.  I am so glad that Rialda and her brothers have joined ISR!”

We are very proud to spotlight Rialda 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 Graduation Class of 2022

ISR Graduation Class of 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

In: NGZ

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Konstantinos

Spotlight On Our Student Konstantinos

This week, we spotlight our fifth-grader Konstantinos, who joined ISR in grade two. Konstantinos is a very kind and enthusiastic student, who is always open to a conversation. “I am often amazed by his eloquence. Every school break, I see him playing referee for his classmates and making sure that every soccer game runs smoothly and correctly. He has a very strong sense of justice and is a determined student,” says Mr. Urban. Konstantinos is a considerate student, who works hard in all subjects and especially in computing he shows amazing skills and convinces his teacher with his talent.

He is always helpful and supportive of his classmates in all ways. His Student Counselor adds, “Konstantinos is a model citizen student. He is very articulate, fair, and equal when it comes to what is just and right. In the year that I have known him, Konstantinos has been inquisitive and helpful to his classmates and is not afraid or shy to ask questions during advising class. He is an excellent role model!”

We are very proud to spotlight Konstantinos 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 End of Middle School Celebration

ISR End of Middle School Celebration

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

For the first time in ISR history, we held an ISR End of Middle School Ceremony to celebrate the transition of our eighth graders to upper school. Parents, as well as teachers, gathered on our school grounds to enjoy the ceremony. Ms. McLeod, our head of middle school, proudly presented our eighth graders with their certificates while parents and teachers applauded and cheered. In addition, awards were given to a few of our students for their excellent performance.

Ms. McLeod and a few teachers shared motivational words and anecdotes from their past school days together. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a gathering together as well as the delicious finger food buffet. It was bittersweet for not only the parents and the teachers, but also for the students as they realized that a new chapter in their school career was about to begin.

“We are so proud of the entire grade eight class and are equally grateful that we could be a part of their school journey. We are all already excited to see how they will continue to develop, and thankfully, only one floor separates us. So many young talented and bright minds – all the best to you!”, said Ms. McLeod.

We are looking forward to welcoming all current eighth-graders back in August and are excited to see the outstanding achievements they will make in our Upper School – true to our mission statement, “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters”.


ISR Graduation Ceremony 2022

ISR Graduation Ceremony 2022

Friday, 17 June 2022

On Friday, June 17th, 2022, with great joy, we celebrated the achievements and successes of another graduating class of ISR. The ISR Graduation Ceremony was again held on the grounds of Haus Meer City Park, where our 53 graduates, accompanied by their families and specially invited guests, gathered to celebrate the end of their time at ISR with a ceremonial awarding of ISR High School Diplomas.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Ms. Lyons, Mr. Soliman, and Mr. Cete, a speech by the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dr. Stephan Keller, followed, that particularly emphasized ISR’s long-standing friendship with the city of Düsseldorf and the importance of an internationally oriented school education. After his speech, the U.S. Consul General of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf, Ms. Pauline Kao, addressed some inspiring words to our graduating class, highlighting the special importance of listening and empathy.

Philipp, one of our talented graduates, performed on the guitar a self-composed song, created especially for this ISR Graduation Ceremony, that explored the experience of our graduates’ school years and their pathways to success at ISR. Everyone in attendance was very moved and thrilled by his performance. Following, two graduates, Carl and Wenxi, spoke about the eventful school years of this year’s graduating class and told of numerous fond memories of the past years. In particular, the last two IB years of our graduating class were marked by the pandemic, especially in the beginning, but our graduates also overcame this challenge with flying colors and through their strong cohesion.

Our 53 graduates, coming from 18 different nations, were given a ceremonial farewell with the awarding of the ISR High School Diploma, which now opens the doors to prestigious universities worldwide.

We are extremely grateful and proud to have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their way and to have reached an important milestone in their lives together with them. Each of our graduates is a proof of our motto, “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters,” and we are convinced that the future holds only the best for them.

We wish to thank all parents, teachers as well as staff members who accompanied this year’s class of 2022 on their way and contributed significantly to the success of all of them. During the ceremony, it became clear that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Parents, faculty, staff, friends, and supporters of ISR form this village for our students – for a happy, successful, and fulfilling future.


Dear Graduates,

You gave your best at all times and can be proud to now hold your ISR High School Diploma in your hands. Keep in touch with us and have fond memories of this unforgettable time of your lives. Each of you has shaped ISR in your own way, and we are proud to be a part of your story. Our doors are always open for you and your families.

Go out and shape the world, ISR Graduates!


We sincerely thank our talented Photographer Melanie Osterried.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Dena

Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Dena

Friday, 17 June 2022

This week, we spotlight our seven-grader Dena, who joined ISR in grade 4. Dena is a very polite student who always helps her friends. She is also very conscientious and an ambitious student. In addition, she is an Ambassador at the school and supports new students on their first day at school. In doing so, she shows them around and makes sure they have a successful start to school.

Her teacher Ms. Dewitt says about her “Dena has been such a joy to have in class this year. She is consistently prepared for classes and is helpful and kind daily. I notice that Dena brings joy to many of those around her and students enjoy spending time with her. She is one of the students who stick out to me as being incredibly kind and accepting of all people–she puts a smile on my face! Dena is also a leader in her academics as she received one of the highest scores in Grade 7 English on her most recent composition exam. I am very proud of Dena and will miss having her in 7A!”

We are very proud to spotlight Dena, 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.


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Carole

Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Carole

Friday, 10 June 2022

This week, we spotlight our eleven grader Carole, who joined ISR this year. She has had an outstanding start to her ISR school career and has quickly won over others with her ambition and friendly character. “Carole came late to the start of the IB Year One program but has already shown herself to be an ideal IB student.  In TOK class, she is constantly showing herself to be a thoughtful and reflective learner, always pushing forward conversation and sharing ideas about some tough questions and concepts, while doing so in a way that respects the ongoing discourse in the room. She is a delight to have in class!”, as her teacher, Mr. McGee adds.

As part of her IB program, Carole is also actively engaged in CAS classes. Here, she impresses her CAS teacher, Mr. Urban, with her positivity and commitment. She recently gave a presentation on digital safety to grades 5 and 6 and is also very active as a Big Sister, supporting younger students in their school day at ISR. Additionally, she is part of the KG STEM project and visits our kindergarteners weekly to show and explain interesting experiments to them. Carole shows a lot of commitment and wants to become a doctor after her time at ISR. Her University and Career Counselor Ms. Wacker adds, “Carole is a dedicated student who is keen to study Biology, Biomedicine, or Human Medicine at the university. Her determination and her social skills including her friendly, positive nature will, I am sure, make her a good doctor. Apart from working with people, she shows great interest in science topics and lab work. Coming from Lebanon only recently, Carole managed to get settled and make friends very quickly. She is a pleasure to work with.”

We are very proud to spotlight Carole, 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.