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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

151_Student Spotlight_Lara / ISR International School on the Rhine Düsseldorf Neuss Meerbusch

Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

Friday, 15 October 2021

This week, we spotlight our tenth-grader Lara, who has been part of the ISR family since 2012 when she started in grade 1. From the very beginning, Lara has shown herself to be a caring and honest person, which makes her a great friend. Her classmates appreciate these qualities very much. Lara also possesses a  friendly disposition and her communication skills are excellent. Lara is a very motivated and hardworking student who always tries to give the best possible. “I am especially impressed with her focus and performance in Languages and Humanities. I can see her doing very well in these IGCSE examinations this year.”, says Academic Head – Ms. McGee.

In addition to her academic ambitions, Lara is also very active in the Student Life Organization at ISR. She is currently Head of the Discipline and together with her team, they actively enrich the school day. Just recently Lara did an excellent job of organizing and leading her team for Stomp Out Bullying week which was a successful awareness campaign for the students, parents, and staff.

We are very proud to spotlight Lara, 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 Lukas

Student Spotlight: Spotlight On Our Student Lukas

Friday, 8 October 2021

This week, we spotlight our dedicated eighth-grader Lukas, who has been a part of the ISR community since fifth grade. Lukas is a very active school member and is especially involved in the ISR SLOⓇ department. In his role as Senior Prefect in the Activities Department, he shines with enthusiasm and drive. He is incredibly team-oriented, ambitious, and outgoing. At past ISR BBQs, Lukas has shown great dedication and has been a huge component to the successes of the events. He stands out for his willingness to help and his open as well as cheerful nature. Ms. Bezuidenhout, Student Life Coordinator, also recognizes Lukas’ great potential and adds: “Lukas is a positive and energetic young man whose enthusiasm is contagious. His involvement in the SLOⓇ department is exceptional, and he demonstrates a positive attitude toward classmates during group projects and activities. He is always willing to help and is a dedicated senior prefect in the SLOⓇ activities department.”

Lukas is also very interested in world politics which is why he also participated this week in the school’s MUN(Model United Nations) conference, which was independently organized by ISR students. The “Model United Nations” is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills in addition to critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities. Head of Middle School, Ms. McLeod, adds in conclusion: “Luke is a very intelligent and motivated student. He participated in the Junior MUN conference this week and was one of the youngest participants. He is a very active member of the ISR community, often assists with various school events, and is a wonderful member of the ISR family!”.

We are very proud to spotlight Lukas, 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 Himari

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Himari

Friday, 1 October 2021

This week, we spotlight our first-grader Himari, who joined ISR this academic school year. Himari has settled in quickly at ISR, and she is a wonderful member of the ISR family. She is a kind and helpful student who always has a smile on her face. She stands out above all for her sense of responsibility. Himari loves to do sports, as confirmed by Mr. Baumann, head of the sports department, “She always looks forward to the sports lessons and works hard. She always tries to support us teachers, and it is a great pleasure to teach her.”

In the academic field, Himari is exceptionally diligent, she loves to learn and actively participates during classes. Himari’s willingness to help also shows during lessons: “she always checks with those around her to see if they need help with their work” states Ms. Morris – Academic Coordinator of Grades 1 & 2.

We are very proud to spotlight Himari, 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 Annabelle

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Annabelle

Friday, 24 September 2021

This week, we spotlight our first-grader Annabelle, who joined ISR in kindergarten. Annabelle is a wonderful member of the ISR family. She is incredibly helpful, always offering to take students to the nurse or to help children around her with their work. She enjoys learning inside the classroom as well as outdoors.

As she is part of the ISR family since kindergarten, her former kg teacher, Ms. Fatscher, still remembers about her: “Annabelle is curious, cautious, caring, kind and SO fast! I miss her calming presence in the classroom or outside. Give her any challenge- she will accomplish it! If a friend needs help- you can count on her. Anyone that is in Annabelle’s presence, is lucky to hear all her hilarious stories. You’re a perfect student to spotlight!”

Mr. Baumann, Head of the Sports Department adds, “Annabelle is a bright young girl with a quick perception. She is ambitious and very athletic. When there is a race, Annabelle is always at the front.”

We are very proud to spotlight Annabelle, 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 Philipp

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Philipp

Friday, 17 September 2021

This week, we spotlight our running champion Philipp, who joined ISR in 2014. Philipp has worked very hard to develop his study skills and time management over the past few years, which has helped him achieve academic success. He is currently studying towards attaining his IB Diploma and produces work of a high standard in Math, Humanities, and Sports Science.  His sense of humor and personality have also made him popular with his peers and teachers as he really connects with people. Ms McGee – ISR Academic Coordinator  adds, “I look forward to hearing about his future success and I think we will soon see him starting a program at the Hult International Business School.”

One of Philipp’s passions is sport. As part of his CAS project, Philipp took part in the charity run Mammutmarsch in Wuppertal for the second time in a row. This year, he outdid himself and ran 100 km in just under 24 hours. With his outstanding performance, he supported the Neuss Zülow Tandem Foundation, which organizes integrative sports projects for people with disabilities in the Rhine district. Through his participation, he was able to donate €300 once again to the foundation, continuing a long tradition of his family supporting the foundation.

Philipp also shows his passion for sports in a soccer activity for third and fourth graders, which he leads with great commitment together with a classmate. His CAS teacher – Mr  Urban adds, “It’s always nice to see how close the bond is with his little brother Felix in third grade as part of the Big brother project. Despite the break due to lockdown, the two have a very close bond.”

We are very proud to spotlight Philipp, 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 Zoi

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Zoi

Friday, 10 September 2021

This week, we spotlight our creative eleventh-grader Zoi, who joined ISR in second grade. Zoi is a cheerful and positive student, and always in a good mood with a great sense of humor. Zoi is very emphatic and classmates, as well as teachers, can always rely on her, as she is incredibly helpful. In the academic field, she shows great effort and is a determined student. She is very ambitious and hardworking, which is also reflected in her excellent grades. Due to her communicative nature, she actively participates in the classroom and is a wonderful student due to her great work ethic, among so many other things.

This school year, Zoi has taken on a very responsible role, she is the SLOⓇ Head prefect. She has just recently led her team through several community events, which she actively helped organize. Her Student Life Coordinator, Ms. Bezuidenhout, adds “As head prefect, Zoi exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in SLOⓇ  Department and shows everyone her helpful nature. She is doing a great job.” In this role, she shows her organizational skills and her leadership personality. After graduating next school year, she is planning to study psychology or business in the Netherlands. We are sure that whatever she decides, a successful future will be open to her, in which she will continue to develop and achieve new goals.

We are very proud to spotlight Zoi, 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 Laura

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Laura

Friday, 3. September 2021

This week, we spotlight our talented ninth-grader Laura, who joined ISR in Kindergarten. Since her academic career started, Laura has been part of the ISR family. As a student she is hardworking, conscientious, and always implements feedback in order to improve her work. She knows how to organize and shows a lot of effort and motivation. Supervisor Mr. Mo knows Laura well and adds, “She is such a positive student and always smiling. She feels very comfortable at ISR with her positive and lovely character. She always brightens my day, and it is a pleasure to meet her during the breaks.”

Laura’s great passion is equestrian sports, especially in the category of carriage driving. Like her sisters, Laura is incredibly talented and achieved great success. Her latest triumph not only made her vice-champion in the under-18 category, but she was also selected by the German Olympic Committee for Equestrianism (DOKR) to participate in the European Youth Championships in France. Laura is such a talented athlete and the entire ISR community heartily wishes her the best success at the European Championships. Laura is further proof of our motto: It’s cool to be good!

We are very proud to spotlight Laura, 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.


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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasin

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Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Yasin

Friday, 27 August 2021

This week, we spotlight our twelve-grader Yasin, who joined ISR in second grade. Yasin has been part of the ISR family for ten years and he is a polite and confident student. Yasin has a good sense of his fellow-men, and is known for his friendly and helpful character. In academics, he shows interest and enthusiasm for Computer Science.  He “is very helpful and dependable in the classroom and has strengthened his skills in the theoretical aspects of the course. Yasin is continuing to grow in independence, demonstrated through his chosen topic for the Internal assessment which is about creating an e-commerce website” according to his teacher Mr. Ellis.

Also, his former teacher Ms. Brentnall still remembers him very well as a polite, friendly and positive member of the class : ”he has successfully taught Advising lessons with Grade 8c, and has significantly improved his organizational skills and deadline meeting” she adds. Yasin impresses his teachers not only in the academic area but also through his character. His Geography teacher Mr. Bates sees him as a very attentive, respectful student who always contributes in class. Mr Bates says, “his quick-wit and global thinking is an asset to his studies as well as his non-academic life. His willingness to help  is very, very much appreciated.”

We are very proud to spotlight Yasin 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 Lielle

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lielle

Friday, 20 August 2021

This week, we spotlight our second-grade student Lielle, who joined the ISR family last year. Lielle joined ISR in Grade 1 and embodies ISR’s motto by having a “great mind and strong character”. Lielle is a kind student who always greets everyone with a smile. She is incredibly empathetic and cares deeply for her classmates and teachers. We love having Lielle at ISR!

Her grade 1 teacher Ms. du Plessis says about her “Lielle was an absolute pleasure to have in the class. I really miss having her around. Lielle is a very kind and helpful girl who cares deeply for everyone around her. She is extremely hard-working and always gives her best in everything she does. She is a great friend to others and always knows how to make others smile.” Academic Head – Ms. Morris, adds “We love having Lielle at ISR!”.

We are very proud to spotlight Lielle 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 Mathilde

Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Mathilde

Friday, 13 August 2021

This week, we spotlight our seventh-grader Mathilde, who joined ISR in 2019. Mathilde is an exemplary demure yet sweet, kind, responsible, and caring student of ISR. She is keen on using her love of reading and writing short stories in her assignments and class discussions. She is always seen to be giving her best in terms of attitude and effort in all of her classes and is eager to learn more. Mathilde also has a younger sister at ISR and is a great big sister.

Her Academic Coordinator Ms. Brand adds, “Mathilde joined ISR in Grade 5 at the same time as I started as an Academic Coordinator. She has made incredible progress in her English skills and her social development. She is well-liked by her fellow students and teachers! Mathilde is a shining example of contributing 100% effort every day!”

We are very proud to spotlight Mathilde 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.