Virtual Career Talk by Henkel board member Jan-Dirk Auris

Virtual Career Talk by Henkel board member Jan-Dirk Auris

Monday, 21 October 2020

Following on from a series of lectures held by the Henkel Group in recent years, which has been particularly enriching for our students, we had the great honor today to welcome Mr. Jan-Dirk Auris, a member of the Management Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, virtually today.

Mr. Auris took the time to give an inspiring career talk to selected ISR students. He shared personal experiences as well as valuable tips and recommendations with the students, who had to apply for this exclusive meeting in advance.

What made the event special was not only that it was conducted virtually, but also that we were able to welcome Vincent, an Upper school student from our sister school, Franziskus Gymnasium Nonnenwerth, to the lecture.

After Mr. Auri’s lecture, four Henkel employees reported on their career paths and everyday work and thus gave the students an exclusive look behind the scenes of the corporation. The event was rounded off with a Q&A session, where the students had the unique opportunity to ask Mr. Auris and his team open questions about their career paths and the opportunities for entry and promotion at Henkel.

Lectures and meetings like these are held regularly at ISR to introduce our students to the best possible career paths as well as to corporations and companies. We are therefore all the more pleased that this event was able to take place despite the more stringent corona measures and that the students were thus able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

We would like to thank Mr. Jan-Dirk Auris and his dedicated team colleagues for their time and expertise!


Former Federal President of Germany visits ISR

Former Federal President of Germany visits ISR

Yesterday, another special highlight in the history of ISR took place. The former Federal President of Germany, Mr. Christian Wulff, accompanied by the China expert Mr. Marcus Hernig, visited our school and gave a captivating lecture on the Chinese economy, the partnership between Germany and China, and the planned Silk Road.

More than 300 guests, including the mayor and the Landrat of Neuss, the mayor of Meerbusch, the Chinese Consul General and his Vice-Consul, the Turkish Consul General, and many more attended this special and high-profile event which was held in the ISR sports hall. After the exciting presentations, our guests were invited to ask the two speakers some questions to finish the stage program with an open dialogue. The event was rounded off later by a nice get-together in the end with finger food, drinks, and some fascinating conversations.

We would like to thank Mr. Wulff as well as Mr. Hernig for taking the time to visit ISR and for their fascinating presentations in front of our guests. We would also like to thank our co-organizers, the Deutsch Chinesische Gesellschaft Neuss as well as the IHK Mittlerer Niederrhein, and our sponsors for their commitment and contribution to such a successful evening.


Carnival Prince and Princess of Neuss visit ISR

Carnival Prince and Princess of Neuss visit ISR

We always try to show our students new traditions from different cultures, which leads us to the beautiful tradition of Carnival. For several years now, the Carnival Prince and Princess of Neuss have visited us to bring the tradition of Carnival closer to the ISR community. Last Wednesday, our Talentproject students saw this first-hand as the Prince and Princess visited a friendly football match they played against VfR Krefeld-Fischeln B (Youth) Team and donated some footballs, which can now be used for training as well as by our students in the schoolyard!

We would like to thank the Carnival Prince and Princess of Neuss for their visit and look forward to maintaining a long lasting friendship with the Carnival Committee of Neuss!


Penny Race for “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.”

Penny Race for “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.”

Last Friday, Ms. Baumann from “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.” visited ISR to enable us to learn more about her organization and also get to know our school. She visited 1C who were the winners of the SLO® penny race held by our SLO® Social Responsibilities department, in which our school raised a total of 1,500 euros with 1C raising over 300 euros. She informed the children that the money they had raised would help families with children that suffer from life-threatening illnesses or are severely disabled.

We are proud of our students for donating money to such a good cause and that we have the chance to support people in need!

For mor informaiton please visit; https://schmetterling-neuss.de/


ISR visits the Chinese Consulate

ISR visits the Chinese Consulate

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

ISR visits the Chinese Consulate

At ISR, we are very proud of our different nationalities and the associated cultures and customs. Just last week, Mr. Soliman, together with Ms. Hoffmann, visited the Chinese Consulate to discuss further cooperation. We are very pleased that our Chinese community is growing steadily and we would like to support the growth in this community.

Next year, we will celebrate the Chinese New Year Celebration. With the Chinese Consul General, Mr. Soliman and Ms. Hoffmann discussed the good relationship between ISR and how it could be further strengthened. At the end, the Chinese Consul General handed over a painting to Mr. Soliman. We thank the Chinese Consulate for the invitation and look forward to further strengthening our good relationship.


Grade 10 Business and Economics students at the Toyota Headquater

Grade 10 Business and Economics students at the Toyota Headquater

Thursday, 05 December 2019

On December 3rd, Grade 10 Business and Economics students had the opportunity to visit Toyota Headquarters in Cologne and had the honour to be welcomed in person by Alain Uyttenhoven (President) and Thomas Schalberger (GM PR).

In the beginning, our students were given a presentation about Toyota´s growth throughout history and the company’s plans for the future. At the same time, the speakers talked about career opportunities in the company and showed our students, for example, what entry-level opportunities await them after graduating from ISR.

After this, students were given a tour through Toyota Collection Hall, with 70 exhibits, which is one of the largest collections outside Japan and represents a journey through the history of the company. Among the highlights is the sports car icon Toyota 2000 GT, of which only 351 units were produced in the 1960s. This turned out to be an informative and enjoyable visit, that left students much more informed about the car industry in Germany and the world. We would like to thank Mr. Uyttenhoven and Mr. Schalberger for this great day!


ISR meets with Turkish Consul General

ISR meets with Turkish Consul General

Saturday, 30 November 2019

ISR meets with Turkish Consul General

Yesterday, our Turkish community, our School Director Ms. Lyons, ISR Proprieter Mr. Soliman and members of the ISR Management team, had the honor of meeting the new Turkish Consul General, Ms. Karaarslan, during a dinner. All attendees together with the Consul General and her husband discussed various interesting topics; primarily school-related themes.

ISR has always had a good relationship with the Turkish Consulate in the past, and we are pleased about the positive ongoing cooperation. Just recently, the consulate successfully supported us in our search for a qualified Turkish language teacher as we wanted to expand and enrich our SLO® program for our students.

We would like to thank the Consul General for her visit and her time and look forward to a fruitful cooperation between ISR and the Turkish Consulate.


Memory training for ISR students

Memory training for ISR students

Friday, 29 November 2019

Memory training for ISR students

Tuesday, we had the honor to welcome Dr. Ing. Boris Konrad (neuroscientist) to ISR. The eight times Team World Champion winner in memory held a lecture for our Upper School students about different memory techniques. He started with showing the students how he has learned to memorize the order of a deck of playing cards in less than two minutes. Dr. Konrad then showed the students how these tricks and methods can be learned and beneficial for anyone in their everyday life, for example when studying for an exam.

Dr. Konrad told the story of how he started training with different memory techniques when he was in high school and significantly improved his final grades. As he went on to university, he successfully studied both Physics and Applied Computer Science. In 2014, he received his Doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich on the neuronal foundations of exceptional memory performance and is currently working as a researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen (Netherlands).

The maybe most important message to our students of the day, memory can be learned. With using the right technique anyone can have an exceptional memory. Our students really enjoyed this lecture and we as a school are grateful to have the opportunity to provide highly qualified guest speakers, such as Dr. Konrad, for our students. A huge thank you to Dr. Konrad for giving us insight into a very fascinating world that we will surely not forget.


Spanish Study Trip – Barcelona!

Spanish Study Trip – Barcelona!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Spanish Study Trip – Barcelona!

This past weekend twenty-five grade seven and eight students, accompanied by Ms. Hautz, Ms. Racheva and Mr. Deyes travelled to Barcelona for our annual Spanish Study Trip! The students participated in a whirlwind of activities designed to expose them to the wonders of Spanish culture and give them as many opportunities to speak Spanish as possible.

They visited a wide array of beautiful and interesting places including la Pedrera, Casa Mila, the CosmoCaixa Science Museum, Pueblo Español, Park Güell, the Aquarium, took a cruise around the harbour and had a walking tour in the Gothic neighbourhood and Old Town! The trip was a great success that was enjoyed by all! We have already been asked where the destination is for next year.


Visit of the Chinese Cultural Consul He

Visit of the Chinese Cultural Consul He

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Visit of the Chinese Cultural Consul He

Today, we were honoured to welcome Mr. He, the Cultural Consul of Düsseldorf’s Chinese Consulate, to ISR. The consul was greeted by our management team and our kindergarten students, who painted a beautiful poster for him. After the welcome session, Consul He met our Chinese community and introduced current cultural exchange projects between China and NRW.

Afterwards, ISR’s Chinese community and the Cultural Consul discussed difficulties new families may face after moving to Germany and how to help those families integrate into the German culture.

At ISR, we have a growing Chinese community and we were honoured that we could arrange this exchange between our community and the Cultural Consul He this afternoon.

We would like to thank the Chinese Consulate and Mr. He for his visit and the open discussion on how to further expand and enrich the excellent relationship between ISR and the Chinese Community in Düsseldorf.