Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Emma

Spotlight On Our Student Emma

This week, we spotlight our fourth-grader Emma, who joined ISR in grade 1. Since then, she has been a role model to others with her excellent behavior and participation in class. She is a very dedicated student and takes pride in her work. Not only do her peers appreciate her good sense of humor, but she also convinces her teachers “I´ve never seen Emma have a day when she did not give it her all! She also has a witty sense of humor and knows just when to use it!”, as Ms. Bucher adds. In addition, Emma stands out for her big smile, and kind, caring, and inquisitive personality. During her four years at ISR she has made great progress. Her last year’s homeroom teacher, Ms. Schmidt, knows Emma quite well and even though she is no longer her teacher, she has left a lasting impression.

“Emma sets a wonderful example to all who meet and interact with her. She is kind-hearted and caring with an incredible sense of humor. She has a beautiful and brilliant imagination that makes her ideas and works of art shine. Emma is a true friend and always willing to help a friend or fellow student. Her warmth and knowledge make her a wonderful ambassador for our school and she makes new students feel welcome. In addition, she works enthusiastically and puts maximum effort into everything she does. She excels academically and emotionally. Her determination and dedication make her an asset to any classroom and as I was lucky enough to have Emma in my class and I can say without a doubt Emma is fantastic.”

We are very proud to spotlight Emma 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 Victoria

Spotlight On Our Student Victoria

This week, we spotlight our tenth-grader Victoria, who joined ISR in kindergarten. Victoria is conscientious, motivated and an organized learner who quietly gets on with all her assigned tasks. She stands out for her helpful nature and positive character. During classes, she shows lots of engagement and always gives her best. In addition, she shows organizational skills, which she perfectly uses in her role as head of the activities department in the ISR Student Life OrganizationⓇ. “Victoria has demonstrated dedication, and team leadership skills in SLOⓇ this year. She has been very motivated in planning events, organizing activities for other students, and has been one of the most reliable SLOⓇ students this year.” as Ms. Gander – Student Life Coordinator—adds.

Victoria also convinced her sports teacher, Ms. Racheva, through her positivity and commitment. “Vicky is a beautiful person from the inside and the outside. She is always ready to work hard and with positive energy makes goals look so easy to achieve. In PE lessons, she shows me that no matter what, she will not quit and give up. Her motivation and her energy keep her a top student. She is always smiling and being so kind and polite to her classmates and teachers. Victoria is one of those students that makes your work as a teacher recognized and appreciated.”

We are very proud to spotlight Victoria 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 Mikako

Spotlight On Our Student Mikako

This week, we spotlight our second-grader Mikako, who joined ISR in grade 1. She is characterized by her passion for learning and her thirst for knowledge. Mikako is extremely dedicated and actively participates in the classroom. In addition, she has a very caring character and is always supportive of those around her.

Her teacher, Ms. du Plessis, adds “Mikako is a superstar and an absolute pleasure to have in my class. She is extremely hard-working and always gives her best in everything she does. Mikako is a very kind and friendly girl. She is enthusiastic about learning and always lends a helping hand to the teachers and her friends.”

We are very proud to spotlight Mikako 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 Marie

Spotlight On Our Student Marie

This week, we spotlight our sixth-grader Marie, who joined ISR in grade 4. Marie is a friendly and dedicated student whose bright smile is truly contagious. She is a polite, responsible student, who is always well-prepared during classes. Marie works hard and always tries her best. She would never give up and is a great role model.

Marie has been able to make friends quickly at ISR and enjoys spending time with them. She is extremely helpful and always tries to support those around her. In addition, Marie is very successful in the academic field. Her academic head, Ms. Brand, adds “ Marie is a kind and caring student who is always willing to help others. She has progressed extremely well in English and works hard in her lessons. Marie is a shining example of how it’s cool to be good! I am sure, that she will convince all of us in grade 6 as well.”

We are very proud to spotlight Marie 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 Claudia

Spotlight On Our Student Claudia

This week, we spotlight our twelfth grader Claudia, who joined ISR in 2020. Claudia is a hard-working student, who shows lots of commitment, works hard, and is always does what is necessary to succeed. She supports her classmates, for example, through sharing materials and stands out for her honest and helpful nature. She always sees the bright side of life, even during stressful exam periods; she handles pressure without a fuss. In addition, Claudia is a responsible student and enhances the classroom environment by setting ambitious goals and thus spreading this positive attitude amongst classmates.

“I teach Claudia in SL Biology. She is a fantastic student, bright, confident, and has a great work ethic. She always seems to be happy and interacts well with her peers. On the field trip, we did the last term, she seemed to really enjoy it – as can be seen by the photos. It’s great to work with her.”, her biology teacher adds.

We are very proud to spotlight Claudia 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 Sam

Spotlight On Our Student Sam

This week, we spotlight our second-grader Sam, who joined ISR last year in grade one. Sam is a very kind student, who loves being in school. He always has a smile on his face and loves playing with his friends. During school breaks, he often plays football or kicker with his friends and enjoys his time.

Ms. Morris, Head of Curriculum Development of the Primary School, says about Sam “He joined ISR in Grade 1 and quickly made friends with his kind and caring personality. He always has a warm greeting and a smile waiting for everyone he meets. Sam sets a great example for his peers with his exceptional behavior, both in and out of the classroom. We are so happy to have Sam in second grade this year!”

We are very proud to spotlight Sam 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 First Grade Ceremony 2022

ISR First Grade Ceremony 2022

Thursday, 25 August 2022

Yesterday, our new ISR First Graders celebrated a very special day on their educational paths: their first day of school at ISR!

To celebrate this important milestone, we cordially invited their families to our ISR First Grade Ceremony 2022. The ceremony was opened by our Head of Primary School, Ms. Bodner, who addressed motivating words of welcome to the students and their families. In her speech, Ms. Bodner highlighted: “At ISR we believe in educating your child as a whole, we do this through offering a robust curriculum, creating classrooms where children are engaged and feel secure and by equipping them with the values to create lifelong learners.”

She then handed over to our School Director, Ms. Lyons, who not only warmly welcomed the students, but also emphasized the importance of this day and how delighted she was that our ISR Family is steadily continuing to grow. Our Deputy School Director, Mr. Cete, then welcomed all invited families and greeted our visitors with warm words of welcome.

After the festive beginning of the ceremony, Ms. Bodner invited our fourth grader, Leo, on stage, who proudly performed the ISR School Song to the audience. After his performance, all first-graders were welcomed on stage to receive their traditional school cones. Grandparents, parents, as well as siblings, proudly observed this special moment and applauded enthusiastically for each student. After the wonderful ceremony in bright sunshine, we invited the families to a reception on our campus, where they were able to meet other families and enjoy this special day together.

We are very grateful to have been a part of this special first-grade ceremony and wish our new first-graders the very best on their educational journey at ISR, who will for sure prove our motto: It’s cool to be good.

We thank our wonderful photographer Ms. Osterried for this years First Grade Cemerony photos.


Staff Recognition at ISR

Staff Recognition at ISR

Friday, 19 August 2022

At ISR, we strongly believe that an educational institution is not just a building. A successful educational institution consists of people who enrich the institution over many years and make a positive difference, in order to provide a happy, fulfilling, and successful future for our students.

Every year, it is therefore a beloved tradition at ISR to recognize and celebrate the members of our team that have been part of the ISR Family for five or more years. As a tribute, the entire ISR Team gathered today on campus and celebrated 14 members of our amazing team. Our management team – with touching words – handed them a token of appreciation and complimented their efforts and contributions to ISR’s success.

Of all 14 team members, two colleagues have been part of the ISR Family for outstanding 10 years. These colleagues were closely followed by our wonderful School Director, Ms. Lyons, who has been dedicating her heart and passion to ISR for 15 years. Lastly, we honored our Head of University and Career Counseling, Ms. Wacker, who has been effectively guiding our students on their path to success for impressive 20 years!

Whether it is 5, 10, 15, or 20 years, these team members what all contributed tremendously to our success with their dedication, expertise and, above all, their passion of enabling great minds and strong characters!

Thank you, Ulrike, Eileen, Angela, Neli, Megan, Emiko, Lilas, Damian, Dawn, Hannah, Rebecca, Melania, Adrienne, and Karsten for your positive impact, dedication, and passion that you invested into our kindergarten and school life at ISR to provide our students with an excellent international education as well as a passion for lifelong learning. As our motto states: It’s cool to be good!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Raphael

Spotlight On Our Student Raphael

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Raphael, who joined ISR in grade 1. Since then, has stood out for his kindness and his manners. He has a great sense of humor and welcomes new students in a warm manner. Raphael is a hard-working student, who gives his best in class and is a great example true to our motto “It’s cool to be good”.

Ms. Morris, Head of Curriculum Development of the Primary School, adds “Raphael joined ISR in Grade 1 and has been a happy and wonderful presence in our hallways for two years now! Raphael is kind and dependable. He works well with his peers during class time and enjoys spending time outside with his friends. Raphael brings joy wherever he goes, and I hope that he has a wonderful start in Grade 3!”

We are very proud to spotlight Raphael 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.


Meet Your Teacher Event at ISR

ISR Meet your Teacher Event

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Bright-eyed children, happy families, and joyful teachers warmly welcoming their students came together today – after a few weeks of summer break – on our ISR campus! The spirit of the reunion was unique and our students were beyond excited to see their new classmates and to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year. Along with their parents, new and returning students visited their classrooms and enjoyed their time together back at ISR.

Our Meet your Teacher Event is held yearly before kindergarten and school starts, allowing our students to have a more relaxed transition into the new school year. The event also provides the opportunity to clarify any open questions from parents regarding our school bus service or SLOⓇ activities with the appropriate contact person on campus. Partners like our school caterer Broich Catering and our internal music school Musicbox Oxana presented their services, answered questions, and introduced themselves to new ISR Families. Our parents also presented the ISR Parent Network and welcomed familiar and new faces to ISR. We enjoyed seeing ISR filled with our happy families and smiling children again – we missed you all during our ISR Summer Break and are now even more excited for our school start in the coming week!