Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lawrence

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lawrence

Friday, 9 April 2021

This week, we are proud to spotlight our musical six-grader Lawrence, who joined ISR in 2017. Lawrence has developed outstandingly in the past few years and already feels very comfortable at ISR. He has a friendly and helpful nature and his classmates particularly appreciate his strong character and his loving personality. He is always very respectful and friendly towards his teachers and is grateful for any advice he can get. Academically, he is therefore very determined and shows great interest in all subjects.

Lawrence’s great passion is music. He is an extremely talented piano player and learns incredibly fast. To develop his talent in this area further, Lawrence has been attending music lessons at Musicbox Oxana in Meerbusch. Musicbox Oxana is a music school that has its branch at ISR and has been successfully teaching ISR students for many years and prepares them for national and international competitions.

Lawrence successfully attended this year’s regional music competition “Jugend musiziert” and, together with his duo partner, won an outstanding special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary work, donated by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhine. By winning the first prize with 24 points, Lawrence and his partner successfully qualified for the NRW state competition and achieved excellent results.

Lawrence’s music school teacher, Ms. Koppers, proudly adds: “Lawrence has an amazing musical talent and is practicing tirelessly! He is already one of my best piano students in his age group, he has an incredible grasp and learns new pieces of music in a very short time – very impressive! I am extremely proud of these great achievements.”

We are very proud to spotlight Lawrence 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 Michitake

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Michitake

Friday, 2 April 2021

This week, we spotlight again one of our outstanding Niederkassel Kindergarten students Michitake, who joined the ISR Kindergarten in August 2020. Settling into a new environment was challenging for him at first, but with the support of his classmates and teachers, he quickly found his feet and now feels very comfortable.

In the beginning, he only understood a little English, but he has made great progress in a short time and now finds it easy to converse in English and enjoys it. He has a great personality and a terrific sense of humor, which his teachers and classmates enjoy and makes them laugh. In addition to his linguistic progress, he has made many other advances during his time in Kindergarten. He can say the sounds to all the letters in the alphabet and is beginning to read some words. In addition, he has a keen interest in numbers and can often be heard counting out loud all the way to 100.

Michitake is also very creative and is enthusiastic about building castles and towers with his friends. His Kindergarten teacher Ms. Mckenzie adds “We are all very proud of Michitake´s achievements”.

We are very proud to spotlight Michitake 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 Darius

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Darius

Friday, 26 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our twelve-grader Darius, who joined ISR ten years ago in grade 2. Since then, Darius has always been a committed member of the ISR Community. Darius is an excellent student and is currently in the final year of the IB program. After completing his IB at ISR, Darius would like to study data security at a university in Bavaria. He has been involved with the topic of data protection/internet security for some time now, and it is particularly important to him that he also informs his classmates on the subject and provides helpful tips to improve internet safety.

Darius has taken his devotion to privacy, internet security, and online fairness and used it as the launching point for much of his work in the IB program and as a passion-project for his CAS portfolio. He has worked closely with the IT Department to suggest and implement changes at the school in the name of a safer, securer, and fairer internet. Furthermore, he’s helped lead discussions in homerooms and offered advice about how to protect devices from “creepy advertisers” and unwanted solicitations. To ensure that his important project continues after he graduates from ISR, he will share his project and ideas with younger students at ISR

His teacher, Mr. McGee, is very enthusiastic about Darius’ achievements this school year and adds “The hope for every student who goes through the IB program is that they are able to both discover and actualize the concepts and subjects in their life that will guide them in their future.  Arguably, no student has done more in this year’s class than Darius. “

We are very proud to spotlight Darius 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 Christina

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Christina

Friday, 19 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our ninth-grader Christina who joined ISR in Grade 1. Christina is characterized by her friendly, helpful, and also witty character. She is well-liked by her classmates and her outgoing nature makes it easy for her to meet new people. Christina is very ambitious, and this is also reflected in her academics. She has gone above and beyond in the past few months and has made great progress, as her Math teacher, Mr. Hammad, also confirms. “She has been working really well in mathematics over the past couple of months. Although she has been in lockdown like everyone else, she was always on time, actively participating in the class and constantly helping others.”

Christina is not only convincing in Mathematics but across all subjects. Her Science teacher Ms. Vig, says that she has many wonderful qualities including being kind, funny and friendly: “the best thing about Christina is she will accept, reflect and act on all the feedback I give her, which is why teaching her is such a pleasure! You’ve got this Christina!”

Supervisor, Mr. Mo, who has known Christina for many years, concludes, “Christinchen, as I call her, is the youngest of her siblings, and she is very intelligent.  Christinchen already knows exactly what she wants to achieve, and she is an asset to the ISR community. I am always there when she wants to talk, and it fills me with pride that she puts her trust in me. I am very proud of her personal development.”

We are very proud to spotlight Christina 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 Amina

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Amina

Friday, 12 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our third-grader Amina, who joined ISR in first grade. Amina is an engaged, driven, and kind student. She is constantly pushing herself to achieve high standards and works hard in order to do so in her academic life. She is a kind-hearted student with such a polite manner that all students in the class can rely on her to be a good person to work with and a good friend. Not only that, but she is funny, creative, and smart as well as a “a true delight to teach!” in the words of Ms. Ewing, her teacher.

She is always smiling and a helpful student who supports her friends. Another of her teachers, Ms. Duenas, adds “She is a lovely girl! If you have the opportunity to get her as your student, consider yourself lucky. She is hardworking, motivated, thoughtful, caring, and so much more. She has a wonderful imagination that she uses in her writing. I love hearing her stories! Amina, I hope you continue to love writing more and more every day!”

We are very proud to spotlight Amina 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 Isabella

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Isabella

Friday, 5 March 2021

This week, we spotlight our talented fourth Grade singer Isabella who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Isabella has been a very welcome member of the ISR family ever since and proves again every day what a wonderful personality she has. She stands out for her willingness to help and her empathy. She is always very helpful to her fellow students and tries to support them wherever possible. Isabella is sunshine and convinced with her positive nature. One of her hobbies is singing and her teacher, Ms. Bucher, also confirms her talent in this.

In academics, Isabella is always very eager and gives her best. She has a great interest in learning new things and is very focused. It is important to Isabella that those around her feel comfortable, and so she also supports new students in her grade level to help them settle in. Her grade coordinator Ms. Ghica confirms this and adds in conclusion Her academic coordinator Ms. Ghica adds” She is not only an extremely bright student, but she is funny and very helpful. She has been over years an Ambassador to different new students. She supported them, and they have been friends ever since. Furthermore, she is a bright star in the constellation of amazing Grade 4 stars!”

We are very proud to spotlight Isabella 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 Ruby

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Ruby

Friday, 25 February 2021

This week, we spotlight our Fifth-Grader Ruby, who joined ISR this academic school year. Ruby has adapted very well into her school life at ISR. She is a kind and thoughtful student who is well-liked by her teachers. She has not only been able to convince quickly in the academic field, but also through her character. Her classmates quickly noticed that Ruby is a helpful friend who is easy to talk to and has taken her to their hearts. Ruby works hard and is an outstanding student. She has already advanced very well in English and was recently promoted to the next level as a result of her commitment and great work ethic, “Ruby is a great role model, and she should be very proud of her efforts!” says Ms. Brand (Academic Coordinator Grades 5 – 6).

Her German Teacher Ms. Scholz says about her, “Ruby is an outstanding student who is passionate about every class. She is a very popular member of the class because of her friendly, humorous nature and helpfulness. Ruby not only shows impressive academic achievements but inspires everyone with her joy in learning. She is a true role model, and we are happy to have her in our class.”

Her Homeroom teacher, Ms. Schultze, adds “Ruby is an excellent student and friend. She works hard, asks questions, and always tries her best. We are so proud to have her be a part of our classroom community!”

We are very proud to spotlight Ruby 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 Rosemarie

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Rosemarie

Friday, 19 February 2021

This week, we spotlight our Kindergarten student Rosie who joined ISR in 2018. Due to her communicative and open nature, Rosie had no problems making friends in her Kindergarten group.

Ever since she started with ISR Kindergarten, she has been happy and helpful, amazingly kind, and a great friend to everyone. She gives her best at all times, in both academic and creative subjects. Rosie is very conscientious and stands out for her strong personality. Her Kindergarten teacher Ms. Newham finally adds, “It is not surprising that she has a lot of friends and playmates. We can’t wait to see what new goals she will reach!  Thank you, Rosie, for being a special part of our KG Family! Rosie is a wonderful student!”

We are very proud to spotlight Rosie 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 Lori

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lori

Friday, 12 February 2021

This week, we spotlight our Kindergarten Student Lori, who joined ISR in 2019. Lori not only knows her way around our Kindergarten in Neuss excellently but also our Kindergarten in Düsseldorf. In August 2020, she joined the Niederkassel Kindergarten in KG1. From the beginning, Lori was a keen member of the group and an active participant. She makes friends so easily because she is such a kind and friendly child. She can often be found drawing pictures and she enjoys cutting and sticking immensely. When she is not cutting and sticking, Lori likes to play outside with her friends, especially in the snow!

Although Lori was very confident from the beginning speaking her mother tongue, Mandarin, she has developed her language skills further in English. She is now able to communicate in English confidently and is extremely helpful to those children who are less confident in the language. Every day, she enters Kindergarten with a big smile on her face, greeting her friends and educators cordially. She even shouts, “Boo! Good morning!” to make them laugh sometimes.

Lori has been learning letter sounds and is gaining confidence in being able to read three-letter words. She has also been working on reading and writing numbers to 20. Lori is happy to show that she can count confidently to 20 and beyond. Her teacher, Ms. Perez, adds “Lori is a well-loved member of the class and is a great role model for all children in the group. We are so proud of you Lori!“.

We are very proud to spotlight Lori 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 Jasmin

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Jasmin

Friday, 05 February 2021

This week, we spotlight our ninth-grader Jasmin, who joined ISR in grade 7. She is a hardworking, ambitious, and intelligent young woman who is currently researching future studies in the areas of Psychology, Politics, Law, and Economics. In addition to her academic studies, she is also the Deputy Head of the Activities Department in the Student Life Organization. This year she has directed her team of prefects to help the community celebrate Halloween, organize a Christmas Market for students, and create fun challenges that we can participate in while learning from home.

Jasmin has a tremendous work ethic and constantly strives to enrich her knowledge. Not only that, but she participates in all discussions and is self-driven but works equally well within a group. She is now reading challenging articles from The Guardian not only to improve her English skills but to be more aware of what is going in the world around her. Jasmin shows a great sense of responsibility and runs a successful booster session on Mondays to support other students. She takes her role there very seriously and likes to support her classmates.  Her teacher, Mr. McGee, says about her ”Her natural inquisitiveness in history class shows a genuine interest in the subject and is helpful to her peers. She always shows her interest through questions about the content and structure of the course. Despite her proficiency in the subject, which she has already consistently shown, she is always challenging herself to improve and to know more about the subject and how to approach the challenging IGCSE question style. The course asks a lot of students, and she is meeting or exceeding all expectations.”

Jasmin is incredibly dedicated and her teachers are absolutely convinced by her. Jasmin’s Spanish teacher, Ms. Hautz, confirms this, and finally adds “She always enriches the lesson with questions that go beyond the surface, as she is really interested and learning Spanish. Well done!”

We are very proud to spotlight Jasmin 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.