A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was the first performance chosen by our Drama Director Romeo Bryant to introduce his young ISR cast of 20 students. The ISR Drama Group gave three performances to over 150 students of different grades of the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after being visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Just before the start of the winter break 14 Alumni students who graduated from ISR over the last 2 academic years met up for a reunion. They shared their university experiences from countries like Germany, the UK, Bulgaria and the USA with our 11th and 12th graders who were able to ask a lot of questions concerning their futures after graduating from ISR with IB. Special skills gained at ISR and highlighted by the alumni were: writing skills, their high level of English and German, excellent time management skills and in general, extensive specialised knowledge and a scientific approach to work as an excellent basis for a good start to and for the successful completion of their studies.
Over the last week, we have enjoyed a trilogy of winter concerts.
All four of our Kindergarten classes performed for their family, friends and teachers. Our little singing superstars straightened their red Santa hats before they went on stage. They even one-upped themselves this year and performed a little play about Rudolf, written and directed by our creative teacher, Ms. Lenz. This was the first play ever performed by any of our Kindergarteners!
Music filled our halls at ISR on Sunday afternoon as we came together to enjoy Oxana’s Winter Concert. Almost 60 young musicians demonstrated their skills vocally or instrumentally in front of family and friends. It was wonderful to see how self-confident the students were.
Thank you Musicbox Oxana for such a magical performance!
Term one flew by this year. Before term two is fully underway, we think it’s important to take time to recognize and celebrate our students’ hard work. Grades 1–12 had award ceremonies throughout last week and received certificates for outstanding achievement, most improved and best effort.
Congratulations students and teachers for working so hard in term one. We wish you all the best for term two!
On December 1st, 61 students from 8 different schools in Neuss came together to participate in a soccer challenge event in our sport hall. Under the watchful eyes from former professional German national soccer player Mike Hanke and the organizers James Lowe and Axel Lehnen, boys and girls demonstrated their soccer skills at three different stations. Points were collected for agile dribbling, precise short passing and penalty shootout. Students who passed the test received a certificate and an official DFB pin.
We would like to thank everyone from PSV and ISR that helped make this event possible. Our next Doppelpass event “stay on the ball together” is planned for spring of 2016.
On Saturday morning, our Junior Choir (Grade 3–6 students) performed a program of winter songs at the “100% Handcrafted Düsseldorf Market” on Graf-Adolf-Straße. Songs such as Jingle Bell Rock and Sleigh Ride got toes tapping and inaugurated the holiday spirit. The lovely Janina K. of Grade 7 captivated the audience as she danced a Bollywood number.
Don’t miss the ISR Junior Choir’s next public performance on 16. December at “Winterwelt Meerbusch“ at 17:00!