ISR Autumn Art Camp

ISR Autumn Art Camp

Monday, 19 October 2020

Last week our ISR Autumn Art Camp was successfully held with a limited number of students. Bettina Schulenberg, a parent at ISR, prepared a week filled with creative ideas and lots of fun for our ISR students.

Each day, our students immersed themselves deeply in the art world and had the opportunity to try their hands at different art techniques. This included canvas painting, wood, and other objects, as well as carving pumpkins according to the season.

The daily program included having lunch together, which gave everyone an opportunity to share thoughts about the previous day, what they enjoyed working on and what they are excited to try to do.

The students also enjoyed a pleasant picnic in the schoolyard, where they ate sushi, fruit salad and freshly baked cookies together while listening to inspiring music. Ms. Schulenberg ensured that there was variety to the week, creative games were played and everyone had great fun.

The week ended with a fantastic exhibition of the students’ work. Together they proudly displayed their works. All the students that it was a refreshing week, and we hope for as much success at the next ISR Art Camp.

We would like to thank Mrs. Schulenberg for this exciting week!


ISR Sports & Fun Autumn Camp

ISR Sports & Fun Autumn Camp

Monday, 19 October 2020

During the Autumn Break, the ISR Sports & Fun Camp was successfully held for the first time with a limited number of ISR students. We look back on a week filled with a diverse sports program where fun was certainty had.

The camp was led by Mr. Mo and Mr. Jeff, who planned different sports activities for the students each day. These included tricky obstacle courses that tested the students’ sense of balance and dexterity. Their daily routine included having lunch together, during which the students were treated to delicious lunches by our in-house caterer Broich Catering.

The highlight of the week was the group visit to the trampoline park Jump Galaxy in Düsseldorf last Wednesday. Besides having fun jumping on the trampoline, the students enjoyed going up and down the many different climbing walls. The group had lunch there and afterward continued having a day full of fun. It was a very eventful week for our students! Thank you to our star staff Mr. Mo and Mr. Jeff for planning such an exciting week for the students!


Dental Hygiene Day for our Primary Students

Dental Hygiene Day for our Primary Students

Friday, 2 October 2020

In line with the Dental Hygiene Day, our Primary students have again received instruction on dental hygiene where they were playfully shown various tooth-cleaning techniques and had explained to them the causes of cavities. They also received helpful tips for daily dental hygiene which they could apply directly at home.

Normally the renowned orthodontist Dr. Vali-Pursche (ISR mum) visits us every year and takes over the instruction of our students with her team. Since this was unfortunately not possible this year, she and her team lovingly prepared learning materials and small gift bags for our students so that our teachers could take over.

We would like to thank Dr. Vali-Pursche and her entire team of the Ad Dento MVZ (https://ad-dento.com/) for their constant support and the realization of this day.


ISR student took part in the 24 hour Mammut Run and raised 350€ for the charity organization

ISR student took part in the 24 hour Mammut Run and raised 350€ for the charity organization

Monday, 21 September 2020

Continuing the CAS Project “Wheels for Wheels” started by his older brother and a friend, our Grade 11 ISR student Philipp took part in the 24 hour Mammut Run in Wuppertal and raised 350€ for the charity organization!

The Mammut Run has been an integral part of the City of Wuppertal for many years and participants run through the cities of Wuppertal, Wülfrath, Velbert, Heiligenhaus, Essen, Hattingen, Sprockhövel with the run ending back in Wuppertal. Philipp prepared for the run for several weeks and did an outstanding job. All in all, he was able to raise 350€ for a good cause, which benefited the Tandem Stiftung Burkhard Zülow of Gut Zülow.

The Tandem Stiftung Burkhard Zülow is committed to supporting sporting people with disabilities. Burkhard Zülow, the founder of the foundation, thought that it is particularly important to break down stigmas surrounding disabilities, and instead promotes the idea that every person has unique strengths.

The donation was handed over to Ms. Zülow today by Philipp and the CAS Coordinator, Mr Urban. Ms. Zülow was very impressed by the social commitment of our students and was very grateful for the 350 EUR donation which will be used to buy new Judo suits. We are very proud to have students that are socially engaged and support different projects all over the world.


ISR Kick-off BBQ for our Primary School

ISR Kick-off BBQ for our Primary School

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Last Saturday we held our second successful kick-off barbecue on our ISR campus for our primary families. Parents, students, teachers and staff gathered at the barbecue on our playground to get to know each other and exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. Our SLO® team organized a creative craft station as well as some other fun activities for our students. The highlight for the students was the visit of two Shetland ponies from Maike Bohr’s children’s riding school!

The children were thrilled when they saw the two special guests and could hardly wait to feed, ride, pet and learn more about how to handle ponies. The day for our students was rounded off with a raffle in which they had the chance to win various prizes.

Dorf Café from Meerbusch prepared a delicious barbecue and our ISR Parent Network kindly provided the drinks.

We would like to thank all teachers, staff and our ISR Parent Network for the successful get together!

 


ISR Kindergarten Niederkassel Kick-off BBQ

ISR Kindergarten Niederkassel Kick-off BBQ

Friday, 11 September 2020

Today, our kindergarten families, teachers and employees gathered in Niederkassel in bright sunshine to get to know each other better during a kick-off BBQ.

For the children there was a very special surprise! Two ponies, which the children were allowed to stroke, feed and ride. The beaming eyes of the children speak for themselves and we are happy to have started the kindergarten year successfully with such a wonderful kick-off BBQ!

 


ISR Kick-off BBQ for our kindergarten families

ISR Kick-off BBQ for our kindergarten families

Monday, 07 September 2020

Last Saturday, our first ISR Kick-Off Barbecue was successfully held at the ISR Kindergarten in Neuss. Parents, students, teachers, and staff gathered in an intimate setting to get to know each other better during this outdoor event. Our young guests were offered an extensive children’s program and our kindergarten teachers organized a variety of games and activities for the children to participate in.

A special highlight of the event were two very special surprise guests: two Shetland ponies from Maike Bohr’s children’s horse riding school. The children were thrilled and excited to feed the horses and even had a chance to ride them. The Dorfcafé in Meerbusch as well as our ISR Parent Network, which kindly provided drinks for all guests, took care of the physical well-being of our guests.

We would like to thank all teachers, staff and our dedicated ISR Parent Network for this successful event! Another huge thank you to all our ISR families who attended this special kick-off BBQ. What a successful start to the new kindergarten year!


First Grade Ceremony At ISR

First Grade Ceremony At ISR

On 19th August 2020, our First Graders celebrated a very special event: their first day of school in Grade 1 at ISR!

In order to honour this special day, we invited close friends and families of our students to enjoy a morning of celebration in a safe, beautifully decorated open-air ceremony which took place on our school campus.
After the welcome speeches by the School Director, Ms. Lyons, and Mr. Soliman, the School Proprietor, the Academic Head for Primary School, Ms. Morris, invited third-grader, Hannan, to the stage to perform the ISR school song for those in attendance.
Following the performance, all first graders were invited to come on stage to receive their school cones, pick up their school bags and meet the other students in their new classes. The enthusiasm and excitement was palpable and students’ beaming faces could hardly be overlooked!

We are proud that our strong ISR community is continuing to grow and that we’ve enriched it with so many more nationalities.

We are very pleased that the first day of school was a complete success for our first graders and we welcome all our new students to ISR – where it’s cool to be good!


Festive Opening Ceremony of the new ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf

Festive Opening Ceremony of the new ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf

Monday, 17 August 2020

Festive Opening Ceremony of the new ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf

Another milestone in the history of ISR has been reached: On Friday, August 14, 2020, we celebrated the opening of our kindergarten branch in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel together with our new ISR families, invited guests, our advisory board and friends of ISR.

Among the guests were numerous representatives of the City of Düsseldorf, including Mayor Thomas Geisel, City Director Burkhard Hintzsche, Head of the Real Estate Office Ariane Künster, two representatives of the City District 4, Rolf Tups and Iris Bürger, as well as the Japanese Consul General in Düsseldorf, Kiminori Iwama and the Turkish Consul General in Düsseldorf, Ayşegül Gökçen Karaarslan.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Mr. Soliman, Mayor Geisel, Consul General Iwama and City Director Hintzsche, a colourful children’s program, tours through the new kindergarten building and a lively get-together followed. The event was musically accompanied by a live band of our partner, Musicbox Oxana. Our school caterer Broich provided for the physical well-being with international finger food and drinks. And our longtime partner Hoffmanns Ballonshop enriched the Opening Ceremony with a colorful balloon decoration in our three ISR colors blue, red, and yellow!

We would like to thank all families, partners, supporters and friends of ISR for this successful opening, and we look forward to welcoming 60 new ISR families from 12 nations to our international community!

We would also like to thank the City of Düsseldorf, which has always supported ISR in its endeavors and has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the project.

The press release and some publications about the event can be found here.


Class of 2020 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2020 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Class of 2020 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 12, 2020, it was again time for us to celebrate the successes of another ISR Graduating Class. Our 56 graduates and their families gathered in the extensive grounds of Haus Meer City Park to celebrate the end of their eventful time at ISR with a ceremonial awarding of diplomas. Due to the special circumstances, this year’s ISR Graduation Ceremony took place in a beautiful outdoor setting, so that all safety precautions could be observed.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Soliman, and Mr. Cete, the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Mr. Thomas Geisel, also addressed the guests, emphasizing the current importance of tolerant and cosmopolitan togetherness as well as his long-standing friendship with ISR.

Afterwards, two of our graduates, Dorothea and Ibrahim, reviewed the eventful time of the graduating class and recalled with great joy many wonderful memories of the past years as well as some humorous comments about each of their classmates. Afterwards, a musical performance by our graduates followed, which included an “Ode to Joy” as the ISR School Song and the European anthem.

Finally, all 56 students received their ISR High School Diplomas, which now opens the doors to prestigious universities worldwide.

We are extremely grateful to have been able to accompany this year’s graduating class for many years and to have completed an important milestone in their lives together with them. Each of our graduates is a further proof of our motto: “We enable great minds and strong characters” and we are sure that the future holds only the best for our students.

We would like to thank all parents, teachers and employees who have contributed significantly to the success of the graduating class 2020 and who have accompanied this class on its way.

Dear students – stay in touch and keep this unforgettable time in good memory. Each of you has shaped ISR in your own way and we are proud to be a part of your own history as well. Our doors are always open for you and your families.

Go out and shape the world, ISR Graduates!