Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Pelu

Spotlight On Our Student Pelu

This week, we are proud to spotlight our eighth grader Pelu.

Pelu joined ISR in 2021 and has made an excellent impression on his teachers since then. He is a well-rounded student who demonstrates poise in his approach to his studies. His mathematics instructor, Mr. Nisic, nominated Pelu and says, “Pelu has been in my class for the past two years, and I have seen him make constant progress, especially in his math scores. Pelu not only excels academically but also demonstrates great character. He is dedicated to both his football training and his studies, managing to balance his extracurricular activities and academic responsibilities admirably. Pelu is a good friend to his classmates and contributes positively to the class environment. I believe he truly deserves this recognition.”

Pelu’s sports teacher, Mr. Hoste, adds, “Pelu is very mature, polite, and always offering to help when needed. He is driven and enthusiastic about sports in general. Although his main sport is football, he is one of those students who is just good at any sport. It is truly a pleasure to see him grow and get better because of his work ethic and dedication. Whenever he makes it into the top league of football, I can only hope he will think of me and arrange a ticket for the VIP lounge to watch him play someday.”

Mr. Nous, also from the Sports department, has gotten to know Pelu over the past year and adds that he is “a friendly and helpful student with a good sense of humour.”

We are proud to spotlight Pelu, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Viola

Spotlight On Our Student Viola

This week, we are proud to spotlight our ninth-grader Viola. 

Viola joined ISR in 2021 and displays a positive attitude that endears her to both her teachers and fellow classmates. She is a hard-working student who challenges herself and works well with her peers. 

Mr. Kubrick, Viola’s English teacher, says, “Viola deserves the spotlight for her tireless and consistent work ethic. In every lesson, she puts in tremendous effort to not only engage with the process, but also to challenge herself and those around her, earning top marks in the process. Another important trait Viola demonstrates is open-mindedness. English is a course in which self-expression and communication are key skills. In both, Viola performs exceptionally well, working well with her classmates despite differing perspectives and interpretations. She is – above all – a good person, and these character traits manifest in her relationships with those around her. It is for these reasons that I nominated her for the ISR Student Spotlight.” 

Viola’s Physics teacher, Mr. Kirk, adds, “Viola is a curious and diligent student who actively participates in class, helps her classmates, and approaches experiments creatively. Her positive attitude, strong analytical skills, and collaborative spirit make her a valued and reliable member of our physics class”. 

Ms. Adamczyk, Viola’s homeroom teacher, as well as her former German teacher adds, “Viola has an excellent work ethic as well as a polite and respectful demeanour. Whether she’s engaging with peers, teachers, or staff, she is a pleasure to interact with. Her combination of hard work and positive attitude makes her a role model for other students, inspiring them to adopt similar values. 

We are proud to spotlight Viola, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Vaibhav

Spotlight On Our Student Vaibhav

This week, we are proud to spotlight our sixth-grader Vaibhav. 

Vaibhav joined ISR in 2023 and is described by our Middle School Academic Coordinator, Ms. Brand, as a “vibrant newcomer who has quickly become an integral part of ISR’s Grade 6 Community! He has seamlessly integrated into our school, leaving a notable impact on both peers and teachers alike. Vaibhav’s journey is marked by enthusiasm, persistence and an unwavering positivity that is contagious!”  

Ms. Brand goes on to say, “He is an eager student who has a lot to give, approaching his lessons with vigour. His infectious energy and genuine warmth truly make him stand out and it is no surprise that Vaibhav has quickly become a beloved figure within our school community. His friendly nature and approachable demeanour have endeared him to classmates and teachers alike, forming many friendships along the way. Whether collaborating on group projects or simply lending a listening ear, Vaibhav’s kindness and spirit knows no bounds.” 

Ms. Chroni, Vaibhav’s homeroom teacher, adds, “I can’t help but admire his exceptional manners. He is incredibly polite and always willing to lend a hand. His kindness extends to his classmates, where not only does he find something positive to say about each of them but also offers his assistance willingly.” 

Vaibhav was originally nominated by his Sports teacher, Mr. Nous, who states, “Vaibhav is always really polite and friendly. He tries to improve himself and tries to see the bright side of things. He also offers help when needed.” 

Mr. Perez, Vaibhab’s Music teacher, adds, “Vaibhav is an extremely polite, respectful, and attentive student.  He is always trying hard to improve, following instructions and working towards achieving what is expected. It is a joy to be his teacher!” 

Mr. Makovoy and Mr. Freise agree with these sentiments and add, “Vaibhav’s behaviour is respectful, and he keeps on persisting and trying to complete his work as per the instructions given.” “His effort is commendable. He displays a quiet maturity in groups, and is such a respectful, helpful, and pleasant student. He has the best, genuine smile! Vaibhab always has a positive demeanor and is a pleasure to be around!” 

Ms. Stephan continues, “I would like to say that Vaibhav is very polite, always on time, approaches me to greet with his positive attitude and smile. He likes to learn and has the will to always do better and improve.” 

While Ms. Adamczyk adds, “It is such a pleasure to be Vaibhav’s first German teacher and to teach him a new language. He is extremely eager to speak German. Almost every lesson he will come with a new word or a new expression that he has learnt on his own. He also encourages other students to speak more. I admire this exceptional interest and desire in learning and experiencing a new language. He also does not hesitate to ask questions if he faces challenges to understand the concepts. He is extremely helpful, polite, respectful to teachers and to his peers and has an open -minded, positive personality.” 

As we shine the spotlight on Vaibhav, celebrating his achievements and the delight he brings to our school community, we eagerly anticipate the contributions he will make in the years to come. 

We are proud to spotlight Vaibhav, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Koga

Spotlight On Our Student Koga

This week, we are proud to spotlight our third-grader Koga.

Koga joined ISR in 2021 and has been working diligently to not only learn English and German, but to excel in his other subjects! He is tenacious and works well with his classmates. These are some of the reasons he is so well liked by his teachers and fellow students.

Ms. Palmieri, Koga’s third-grade teacher says, “It is so wonderful to have Koga in 3D!  Koga is kind, polite and well-mannered.  He is always willing to lend a helping hand and is very thoughtful of his classmates.  Koga is also very smart! He excels in Math, especially with difficult multiplication and division facts.  He is a great problem solver and never gives up when things are tough! Koga started learning English here at ISR and works diligently each day to improve.  I am so proud of his perseverance.  On the soccer field, Koga continues to shine.  He is a great athlete and an even better teammate.  Koga is a shining example for all his peers!”

Koga is also showing his commitment to learning in his German lessons. His teacher, Ms. Wang-Schütze, explains, “Koga is very responsible and helpful on the German lessons. He has been making huge improvements in German, especially in grammar. As German teacher I am very proud of his nomination.”

Koga also stands out in his music lessons. His teacher, Ms. Bucher, says, “In Music Koga is very quick at recognizing note values and note letter names.  While I’m helping others, Koga works independently on his recorder finger positions. He zips right through the repertoire, and because he is so well-liked by his classmates, this impresses them and inspires them. He helps to hold the bar high for 3D!”

We are proud to spotlight Koga, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 

 

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Lara

Spotlight On Our Student Lara

This week, we are proud to spotlight our tenth-grader Lara.

Lara joined ISR in 2018 and is well liked by both her teachers and fellow students. She is a diligent student who works well in teams and gives back to the community.

Her music teacher, Mr. Perez, says, “Lara is the type of student that makes you love your job as a teacher. She challenges you to do your best because she always wants to learn more and more, but at the same time it is so enjoyable to teach her because she takes her responsibilities seriously and does her part as a student. But beyond that, she is a good classmate always willing to collaborate in whatever is possible. She is organised, hardworking, efficient, team-player, respectful, calm, brilliant. An amazing ambassador of the ISR Community!”

Lara was nominated for the Spotlight by Ms. Hautz who says, “Lara is a quiet student but works hard thoroughly in and out of the classroom. She is a caring and thoughtful student. She gives piano concerts at school and at elderly homes.”

Ms. Przybylski, who was Lara’s first German teacher when she started at ISR has this to say about her, “Ever since her first day at ISR, Lara has always been noted for her outstanding academic skills and strong determination. Despite her quiet nature, Lara’s dedication and talent shine through her excellent grades. She’s always respectful and polite, hard-working, and enthusiastic, making her a role model for other students. With her quiet confidence and commitment to learning, Lara inspires us all to do our best.”

We are proud to spotlight Lara, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 

 

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Olivia

Spotlight On Our Student Olivia

This week, we are proud to spotlight our first-grader Olivia. 

Olivia joined our ISR Kindergarten in Düsseldorf in 2020 and is now standing out in her first-grade class at ISR Neuss.  

Ms. Ghica, the Academic Coordinator for Grade 1, was excited to nominate Olivia for this week’s spotlight: “It’s with great pleasure that we shine a spotlight on Olivia, one of our exceptional Grade 1 students! Olivia’s presence in the classroom has been nothing short of inspiring, both academically and in her interactions with her classmates. Inside the classroom, Olivia consistently demonstrates a thirst for knowledge that is truly remarkable for her age. Her enthusiasm for learning is infectious, and she eagerly participates in discussions, always offering insightful contributions. Beyond her academic excellence, Olivia’s kindness and empathy shine brightly in her interactions with others. She is always quick to offer a helping hand to her classmates, fostering a sense of community and support within her classroom. Keep up the fantastic work, Olivia!” 

Olivia’s first grade teacher, Ms. Vosters, adds: “Olivia is a kind and empathetic little girl. She never hesitates to help anyone and is always aware of her peers’ feelings. She works neatly and enjoys her days at school. She plays with lots of children and always includes others. Olivia comes from Denmark and is very proud of her country, she often shares lots of interesting stories about this beautiful country. It’s been so nice having Olivia in our class and I know she will continue to spread her joy.” 

Olivia also stood out during her time in kindergarten. Her teacher, Ms Andrada, had many good things to say. “Olivia was always good at telling funny stories and was always happy and smiling. She had many friends across the kindergarten and was a well-respected member of her group. Olivia was helpful, kind, and generous and would always assist the Educator with any activity she was tasked with. We would like to congratulate Olivia on being nominated for the Student Spotlight and we wish her every success!” 

We are proud to spotlight Olivia, one of ISR’s many outstanding students! 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week! 

 

 


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Anna

Spotlight On Our Student Anna

This week, we are proud to spotlight our fifth-grader Anna.

Anna joined ISR in 2018 and is an exceptional student! She is respected by her friends and teachers alike.

Her German teacher, Ms. Scholz, says, “Anna is an outstanding student, not only from an academic point of view. She is always in a good mood and enriches the lessons with good contributions and infectious enthusiasm. Anna accepts every challenge and tackles all subjects with vigour. She is always a great team player in her interactions with her classmates. Due to her uncomplicated and cheerful nature, it is an absolute enrichment to have her in the classroom”.

Anna’s Music teacher, Mr. Perez, adds, “Anna is an amazing student. Full of energy and kindness. Always keen to learn and go beyond what is expected. She is very responsible, organized and more than anything, humble.”

Ms. Duenas, who had Anna in her Kindergarten class, says, “Anna was in KG with me in 2018-2019. She was always very hardworking, kind, diligent, and very respectful towards others. She was wonderful to have, and we still greet each other in passing.”

Ms. Morris, a member of our Primary School Team at ISR, has great additional things to add about the fifth grader. “She has always been a bright, inquisitive, energetic presence in the classroom. She is an incredibly empathetic student, always considering the equitability and fairness of a situation for everyone involved. In Grade 1, she even formed a club with a few other students to help clean up the playground during break times as a way to help our planet. Anna perfectly exemplifies our motto, ‘It’s cool to be good!’.”

We are proud to spotlight Anna, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

 

The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!


Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Uono

Spotlight On Our Student Uono

This week, we spotlight our ninth-grade student, Uono. He joined ISR in 2019 and has truly blossomed in his first year in the ISR Upper School. Ms. Jordanova, our Academic Coordinator for Grades 9–10 says: “Uono is exceptionally talented in art, demonstrating creativity and dedication in equal measure. Not only does he excel in his artistic pursuits, but he also maintains a strong commitment to his academic responsibilities.” Ms. Jordanova also praises Uono’s caring personality: “Uono’s respectful attitude towards his classmates further illustrates his character, making him a valued and respected member of his community. His ability to harmonize his passions and duties, all while fostering a positive environment, truly sets him apart.”

Uono’s former Mathematics teacher, Mr. Nisic, also comments on his commitment to developing his academic abilities: “As Uono’s previous teacher, I can say that Uono’s been progressing in math, facing every challenge head-on. It’s been a journey with him, that changed him and all of us a lot.”

Uono’s dynamic character is highlighted by his commitment to his favorite sport. His Sports teacher, Mr. Nous, says: “Uono doesn’t go anywhere without his basketball, so sport is always on his mind.” Uono is a student of many interests who can truly benefit from the opportunities and support he experiences at ISR.

This week we celebrate Uono and his dedication to furthering his academic and creative goals. We look forward to seeing what he will accomplish in the future and are happy to have him as part of our Student Community.

We are very proud to spotlight Uono, 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 Sayeed

Spotlight On Our Student Sayeed

This week, we are proud to spotlight our second-grader Sayeed, who joined ISR this year. He was enthusiastically nominated for the Student Spotlight by his teacher, Ms. Hartmann, who has been very impressed with his development and integration into the ISR Primary School. She says, “Sayeed is a friendly, polite, and brilliant second-grader. He always has a smile on his face and is excited about learning and school. Sayeed is a fantastic friend to everyone in class and if someone needs help, he is always there for you. I am blessed to be his teacher this year and can’t wait to see what bright future lies ahead for him.”

Sayeed has also distinguished himself in his music class. His teacher, Ms. Ewing, explains, “Sayeed is a fantastic student who always displays enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards learning. He has made a great adjustment to ISR and does really well during music activities, such as being a good group leader during composition assignments or singing along with a smile to every song. He is a delight to teach!”

In his Social and Emotional Learning lessons, Sayeed also stands out. His teacher, Ms. Morris, tells us, “Sayeed is a joy to have in the classroom. He is an incredibly focused student who takes learning very seriously, but he always manages to have fun. Sayeed is a deep thinker and often adds a new dimension to class discussions with his perspective. He is a kind, empathetic and hard-working student!”

This week, we celebrate Sayeed and his amazing achievements in his first year at ISR. We look forward to seeing what he will accomplish in the future and are happy to have him as part of our Student Community.

We are very proud to spotlight Sayeed, 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 Dan

Spotlight On Our Student Dan

This week, we are proud to spotlight our eleventh-grader Xinyang, known to his friends and teachers as Dan.

Dan joined ISR in 2020 and is a remarkable student! He was recently honored for his achievement on the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Examination with the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award from Cambridge. The eleventh grader earned the highest score in Germany with an impressive 196 out of 200 points, a 98%! But there is much more to Dan than his impressive academic performance, as his ISR teachers explain.

“Dan speaks softly and carries a big brain. As his TOK teacher, I can attest to all the interesting insights Dan has to offer on problems simple and complicated. He is always happy to contribute in class, ask pertinent questions, and quick to help others. He’s truly a delight to teach!”, says Mr. McGee from the ISR Humanities Department. Ms. Mitchell from the ISR Science Department adds, “Dan is an excellent scientist, has a fantastic work ethic and a kind spirit. He puts himself fully into everything he does.”

Ms. Wacker from the ISR UCC Department adds: “Dan aims to study Engineering or Physics in Switzerland, UK, Germany, or Singapore. He is a very strong and ambitious student; plays badminton, chess and the guitar and enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction!”

Dan is also a member of the ISR Student Leadership Counsil, working with his fellow students on the topic of Physical Health and Well-being.  SLC Coordinator, Ms. Bowien explains that Dan “is a very involved and helpful student. He takes feedback very seriously and he is very helpful!”.

Ms. Macanovic, who has worked with Dan for many years, explains, “Dan is a wonderful student! Polite, considerate of everyone, and academically very strong! Even when he was in Grade 8, he had the same great qualities, so this shows his maturity level.”

We are proud to spotlight Dan, 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.