Class of 2021 – ISR Graduation Ceremony

Friday, 11 June 2021

On Friday 11 June 2021, we proudly celebrated the achievements of another graduating class of ISR. The ISR Graduation Ceremony took place in the spacious grounds of Haus Meer City Park with our graduates, their families and invited ISR guests.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Ms. Lyons, Mr. Soliman and Mr. Cete, a speech by the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dr. Stephan Keller, followed, who particularly emphasised the long-standing friendship of ISR with the city of Düsseldorf. Following the speech, the Consul General of Turkey in Düsseldorf, Ms. Aysegül Gökçen Karaarslan, gave some solemn words to our graduating class and spoke about her positive experience with ISR as the mother of an ISR graduate.

Afterwards, our two graduates Paul and Darya spoke of the eventful school years of this year’s graduating class and talked about numerous fond memories of the past years. In particular, the last two IB years of our graduating class were marked by the pandemic, however our students made the best of it at all times and mastered the challenges with flying colours. Finally, our ISR students as well as teachers performed “An Ode to Joy” – our ISR school song.

Our 49 graduates, who come from 16 different nations, were given a ceremonial farewell with the awarding of the ISR High School Diploma, which now opens the doors to prestigious universities worldwide.

We are extremely grateful and proud to have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their journey and to have completed an important milestone in their lives together with them. Each of our graduates is further proof of our motto: “We enable great minds and strong characters” and we are sure that the future holds only the best for our students.

We would also like to thank all the parents, teachers and staff who have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their journey and played a big part in their success.

Dear Students,

You have given your best at all times and can be proud to hold your ISR High School Diploma in your hands. Stay in touch and keep fond memories of this unforgettable period of your lives. Each of you has left your mark on ISR and we are proud to be a part of your story. Our doors are always open for you and your families.

Go out and shape the world, ISR Graduates! 

Photographer: Melanie Osterried