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Boston Consulting Group Project – business@school

This was the first year that we’ve offered our students the chance to partake in the renowned Boston Consulting Group Project – business@school. Last Friday, four teams in the 10th grade presented their findings in front of a jury made up of business experts. At the start of the project, each team had picked a company listed in the DAX. They then analysed case studies and researched their company: Adidas, Lufthansa, BWM and Audi. Now was the time that they had to make a sale pitch of their company to the jury of “potential investors.” They focused on the company’s profile, finances, value-added chain, and the SWOT analysis (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat).

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Saint Martin on November 10th, 2015

On November 10th, 2015, around 70 students and parents from our Kindergarten and elementary grades took part in the St. Martins parade in Neuss. Students and their parents were busy making the lanterns at ISR weeks before. Therefore, we would like to thank the wonderful parents for taking the initiative and organizing the craft sessions.

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Saint Martin on November 11th, 2015

On November 11th around 70 refugee children experienced their first St. Martin festival thanks to ISR parents and the Lions Club Neuss Novaesia. 300 spectators gathered at the old Alexianer Hospital and were pleased to see the refugee children’s joy as they enthusiastically sang along with the songs they just learned in German class. Songs like “Saint Martin” was on everyone’s lips. The values of sharing, brotherly love and respect are known to everyone around the world. And so St. Martin reminded children young and old across all cultures what’s really important in life.

We would also like to thank the musicians for playing great music from the Janusz-Korscak-Gesamtschule as well as parents and members from ISR and the Lions Club Neuss Novaesia for taking the time to make lanterns.

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Happy Diwali!

Today we celebrate a colourful Diwali with our Indian families! Of the many festivals celebrated in India, Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i. e., a row of lights). Deepawali celebrates the victory of good over evil and the path from darkness unto light — the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity. This is the light that illuminates our homes and our hearts.

This year Diwali falls on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. We wish all of you a Happy Diwali!

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UBC University of British Columbia at ISR

A representative from the UBC University of British Columbia visited ISR on November 9th and reported about the course of studies available and the entrance requirements. The UBC is one of the forty best universities worldwide. That’s why this university currently has 58,000 students from 140 different countries registered and spread them across two campuses located in Vancouver and Okanagan.

Through this presentation, the ISR students could visualize where students reside, how they live, and how they learn. Thank you for this informative report. Maybe some of us will see you soon, British Columbia!

Interview Training and Internship Possibilities by Ernst & Young hosted at ISR

Students from grade 11 practiced job interviews with the Human Resource Expert from Ernst & Young on November 3rd, 2015. They discussed what needs to be taken into consideration for an interview, which questions and answers are important, and the dos and don’ts. Furthermore, she showed the students how to present themselves and use their unique personality as a strategic factor for success. Everyone had the chance to discuss and practice.

Thank you so much for your professional and lively training at ISR Mrs. J. Dörr, HR Expert in Employer Branding from Ernst & Young.

Halloween at ISR

Not only vampires, scary monsters and skeletons delighted us with their fantasy and enthusiasm as they roamed our hallways, but also beautiful princesses, dinosaurs, superheroes, cowboys, and astronauts. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lyons and the complete admissions team diligently handed out candy to our little Halloween fans. The children were fascinated by the Trunk-or-Treat cars that were scarily and artistically decorated by our loving parents.

The crowning conclusion to the exciting day was the Halloween Bonfire where students roasted marshmallows. Our visiting exchange students from the Country Garden School in China took the chance to have a good-bye party and even a few tears were shed! Host families and exchange students are looking forward to seeing each other again soon.

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