Hybrid School Start at ISR

ISR Hybrid Education Model

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The public debate about schools remaining open has flared up again, especially after the Fall Break in NRW. Due to the rising corona numbers in the region, hybrid classroom instruction at ISR began again on October 19. The hybrid model, already proven in March, ensures that distances can be better maintained at ISR and families can decide individually whether students attend classes from home or physically at ISR.

The hybrid education model is supported by mandatory masks, increased hygiene measures, a regular airing of rooms and temperature control upon entering ISR. Our staff members were also tested for corona virus on the first day back after the break to ensure the best possible protection for our ISR community.

#strongertogether #virtalclasses


ISR Halloween Spirit Day

ISR Halloween Spirit Day

Friday, 23 October 2020

Today we celebrated another exciting ISR Halloween Spirit Day and our students dressed up in their scariest costumes! Our wonderful SLO® department distributed sweets to our Primary and Middle School students in their homerooms and all students were very happy about this spooooooky surprise. Moreover, also a prize was given for the “best” and “scariest” Halloween costumes – what a fun!

From now until the 30th of October, our students will be also doing pumpkin carving and a door decoration contest. We are excited to see the outcomes!


Virtual Career Talk by Henkel board member Jan-Dirk Auris

Virtual Career Talk by Henkel board member Jan-Dirk Auris

Monday, 21 October 2020

Following on from a series of lectures held by the Henkel Group in recent years, which has been particularly enriching for our students, we had the great honor today to welcome Mr. Jan-Dirk Auris, a member of the Management Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, virtually today.

Mr. Auris took the time to give an inspiring career talk to selected ISR students. He shared personal experiences as well as valuable tips and recommendations with the students, who had to apply for this exclusive meeting in advance.

What made the event special was not only that it was conducted virtually, but also that we were able to welcome Vincent, an Upper school student from our sister school, Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth, to the lecture.

After Mr. Auri’s lecture, four Henkel employees reported on their career paths and everyday work and thus gave the students an exclusive look behind the scenes of the corporation. The event was rounded off with a Q&A session, where the students had the unique opportunity to ask Mr. Auris and his team open questions about their career paths and the opportunities for entry and promotion at Henkel.

Lectures and meetings like these are held regularly at ISR to introduce our students to the best possible career paths as well as to corporations and companies. We are therefore all the more pleased that this event was able to take place despite the more stringent corona measures and that the students were thus able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

We would like to thank Mr. Jan-Dirk Auris and his dedicated team colleagues for their time and expertise!


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!


World’s Teacher´s Day

World’s Teacher´s Day

Monday, 05 October 2020

Today, we celebrate World’s Teacher´s Day!
As a show of appreciation for our wonderful Teachers, in the morning our SLOⓇ team prepared a photo booth to take commemorative snaps and handed out some sweets. With this they want their teachers to start the morning in a special way and show thanks for all their hard work.

We at ISR are very proud to have such an engaged and committed community of teachers and we wish all teachers all over the world a wonderful day!

Thank you for everything you do!


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.


Mindful Motorik Movement in our Kindergarten

Mindful Motorik Movement in our Kindergarten

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Thanks to our professional ISR sports team, Ms. Schierl and Mr. Baumann, we began our morning in a very sporty manner at ISR Kindergarten Düsseldorf Niederkassel today!

At ISR, we place great emphasis on physical education, and we introduce this to our kindergarten children with regular Mindful Motorik Movement and sports classes to keep the children fit, energized, and healthy.

The students really enjoyed the session, and we would like to thank our team for stopping by at our new branch in Düsseldorf!


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!