This week, we are proud to spotlight Yannick, a Grade 3 student. Yannick has been with ISR since Kindergarten and is definitely the “reading star” of our school. No wonder his favourite place is the Library! His teacher Ms. Schmidt says “Yannick always has an interesting book that he is busy reading and is happy to share his stories with his friends.”
After ending 2019 on a very positive note with news such as outstanding IB and IGCSE results at ISR, the takeover of the PSV sports campus, the opening of the new artificial turf pitch, the planned opening of our new kindergarten branch in Düsseldorf, new playground equipment for our students, a variety of successful community events, and much more, we are delighted to start 2020 with a significant announcement.
Stella, a Grade 6 student, joined ISR last school year and has adapted very quickly to our school. She is a passionate and very talented horseback rider and speaks German, English and French fluently. Her teacher Ms. Adamczyk says, “Stella is a very polite and friendly student with a positive warm personality and a great attitude towards learning. Also, she is always willing to help others.”
Last Monday, a reception took place to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Steigenberger Parkhotel. Due to the excellent relationship that exists between the Chinese Consulate General, Mr. Feng, and our school, some ISR employees and members of the management team were also present at the event.
This week, we spotlight our first-grader Rafail who has been at ISR since Kindergarten. “Rafail is a student full of energy and an amazing athlete, in particular a great soccer player, always positive and friendly and ready to take on the challenge of games against older players”, says his soccer coach Mr. Baumann.
Yesterday, the “DELF Scolaire” diploma ceremony was held at ISR. In 2019, 26 students from our school obtained this French language certificate from level A1 to level B2. Also, for the first time at ISR, three Grade 12 students passed the very prestigious and challenging DELF B2, the highest level achievable for a foreign student before university, that also exempts its bearer from any linguistic test for entry to French universities.
Julia, Grade 5, hast been at ISR since Grade 3. She is a great soccer player and her former coach Mr. Baumann says she was one of the best female players he ever had. Her teacher Mr. Foy says; "Watching Julia play in my Gaelic Football club I see that she sets about everything in her life with the same passion, tenacity, and bravery.