Paul, Grade 11, joined ISR in 2017 and Ms. McGee says he was a wonderful student to work with in Grades 9 and 10, as he consistently demonstrated an “Above and Beyond” attitude toward his school work. "I get the sense that his motivation comes not just from the desire to achieve top marks, but a true love for learning and curiosity about the unknown", says Ms. McGee.
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).
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.
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.
This week we would like to spotlight our first-grader Rania. Her teacher Ms. Stening-Smith says “Rania has a special place in our classroom. She can be described as a kind and caring girl. Rania is often seen helping her friends and fellow students, without any recognition or applause. She cares for each student in our class and has already managed to build a personal relationship which each of them. That’s one of the many reasons why Rania received the Kindness Award at our last Award Ceremony.
Last Friday, for the first time, our Upper Primary team and the ISR Library hosted a literacy event called “Camp Read-A-Lot”. The goal of the event was to show students that reading is fun and motivate them to continue reading in the future.
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.