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!


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!


Regional School Chess Championships at the ISR

Regional School Chess Championships at the ISR

Last Friday, we hosted the Regional School Chess Championships in the ISR sports hall. In the morning session, twelve Primary Schools with more than 90 players competed against each other. Our grade 4 student Subramanian was particularly outstanding as he won all his matches and was honored as the best player of the entire tournament.

As a team, our Primary students placed 2nd and qualified for the first time for the next round in Düsseldorf. In the afternoon, our Middle School team competed and was able to achieve an excellent third place. A huge ISR thanks to our chess coaches Mr. Bernhard Stillger and Mr. Laurence Webb who prepared our teams and coached them during the tournament.


DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen at ISR

DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen at ISR

Monday, 18 November 2019

DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen at ISR

Around 80 students and 17 kindergarten children from ISR as well as some students from neighboring schools completed the DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen at ISR last Friday. ISR, in cooperation with the DFB, has been organizing the Paule-Schnupperabzeichen for interested students from the region for four years now.

To receive this coveted certificate, students had to prove their football dexterity in the following three tests; dribbling, passing the ball and scoring. Parents could watch, cheer and support their children from the gallery of the sports hall.

All of the participants showed great skill and motivation during the test, and they all received their DFB certificates. Upon receiving the certificates, our proud soccer players had photos taken in front of the photo wall to memorialize their extraordinary achievement.

Many thanks to our football trainer and Head of Sports Department, Mr Karsten Baumann, our entire sports department and our cooperating partner PSV (Polizeisportverein Neuss 1961 e. V. ), who jointly managed the sports stations we had through out the sports hall. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all participants once again on their successful training.

We are looking forward to the DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen 2020!


ISR at Neuss Cross-Country Run

ISR at Neuss Cross-Country Run

Monday, 11 November 2019

It was Race-Time again! Last Saturday, over 50 ISR students from our Kindergarten, Primary School, and Middle School participated in the Neuss School Cross Running competition at the ISR sports facility. Depending on their age, our students finished ran either a 400m, 600m or 1000m running course.

Everyone gave their best, showed a great performance, and enjoyed racing. It was nice to see all the muddy, but happy faces after the races. In two age groups, our ISR students even won the team rating and took a trophy home.

We are proud of all our runners and looking forward to our next race.

Individual results can be found online: http://www.crosslauf-der-schulen.de/17-neusser-schulmeisterschaften-im-cross/


PSB Sponsor Meeting at ISR

PSB Sponsor Meeting at ISR

Wednesday, 06 November 2019

PSB Sponsor Meeting at ISR

We had the honour of hosting an event for our cooperating partners “PSB – Partner für Sport und Bildung” yesterday. The sponsor meeting, which was attended by almost 30 members and supporters of the association, was held to discuss current issues within the PSB, to reflect on past charity events and to discuss ways in which to further sports in the region.

The Partner für Sport und Bildung e. V. association has set a goal for itself to support young people from the Rhein-Kreis Neuss region or who train in this region at a high sporting level to pursue their academic or professional careers at the same time. With their commitment financially, materially and non-materially, the partners for sport and education thus open up the way for the young, competitive athletes to have viable options and to pursue sport more fully.

ISR is very proud to be a partner of the PSB and to support young people in their sporting careers. In addition to sponsoring various local clubs and top athletes, our commitment also extends to ISR’s students. In addition to our modern sports hall, a climbing wall, an increased cooperation with the PSV Neuss, which uses the ISR’s sports facility opposite the main school campus, the modernization of those facilities and the new artificial turf pitch, all of which have made a significant contribution to the school’s promotion of sports.

We would like to thank the PSB for its outstanding commitment to promoting sports in the region and look forward to many more joint projects and events.


Our UCC Team at the Rochusclub Düsseldorf

Our UCC Team at the Rochusclub Düsseldorf

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Our UCC Team at the Rochusclub Düsseldorf

Last Sunday, we had the honour to host a lecture on the topic: “How to Continue After School” at the renowned Rochusclub in Düsseldorf. Interested students and parents were invited to listen to our Deputy Director and IB Coordinator, Mr. Cete and one of our University and Career Counsellors, Ms. Wacker, talk about the various application procedures, requirements, and other criteria that are important to know when applying for universities and colleges both in Germany and worldwide.

Our students at ISR currently have three full-time staff at their disposal in our University and Careers Counselling Department who are dedicated to assist them on their path to their desired universities and to support them in the best possible way with continuous consultation (with their parents) in their development. This process begins in the 8th grade and continues until our students graduate!

The presentation on Sunday served as further enhancement of the partnership between the Rochusclub and the ISR and is expected to be repeated in Spring 2020 for further interested members.

We would like to thank Mr. Hugo, the manager of the Rochusclub, for the great organization and we are looking forward to further joint events!


Friendly match against St. George’s

Friendly match against St. George’s

Friday, 11 October 2019

This is what we call the ISR Team Spirit: This afternoon, three mixed ISR soccer teams played in a friendly tournament against students from St. George’s. All students had a lot of fun and both teams showed an amazing team spirit today. In the end, our blue team was lucky enough to win all four matches – congratulations!

We’re looking forward to upcoming matches and would like to thank St. George’s School Duisburg students for the great and fair match today!