Lea, who has been at ISR since Grade 8, is now in Year 1 of her IB Diploma Programme studying Maths Analysis and Approaches, Computer Science and English Language and Literature at High Level. Ms. Macanovic, her English Teacher, says “It is a pleasure to teach Lea as her creative contributions liven up the classroom. It is not often that we as teachers see someone her age with such a passion for creative writing and critical thinking.” Lea is currently exploring possible university studies in Information Technology and Bio-Chemistry.
Yesterday, we were honoured to welcome Andrea Monreal, the school principal of our new sister school Nonnenwerth, and two of her colleagues from the extended school management, Helmut Meixner and Sören Ahlhaus. They were shown around ISR and given the opportunity to meet students, staff, and parents. As different as our schools might be, and will remain, we discovered we share the same values and school spirit.
Last Friday, Ms. Baumann from “Initiative Schmetterling Neuss e. V.” visited ISR to enable us to learn more about her organization and also get to know our school. She visited 1C who were the winners of the SLO® penny race held by our SLO® Social Responsibilities department, in which our school raised a total of 1,500 euros with 1C raising over 300 euros. She informed the children that the money they had raised would help families with children that suffer from life-threatening illnesses or are severely disabled.
We had a morning full of music and joy as our Kindergarten celebrated the Chinese New Year and welcomed the Year of the Rat! The children held a small parade wearing their self-made dragonheads and masks whilst singing the traditional New Year song “Gong Xi Gong Xi.” Many of the children wore red, a Chinese symbol of luck, and traditional Chinese clothes. We are so grateful at ISR to be able to enjoy so many international celebrations and traditions with our students!
Sustainability has always been a hot topic with a global impact and is gaining in importance from day-to-day. At ISR we have been trying to be more sustainable for some time, including various important projects ranging from Kindergarten to Upper School.
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.