Till has been a student at ISR since the middle of Grade 1. He is very curious and enthusiastic about learning, and he likes drawing and art, traveling, and playing football with his friends. Till has a very outgoing personality, which has led him to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Primary Music programs twice. Till loves an audience, be they peers or adults.
Last week we celebrated two graduation ceremonies at ISR: one for our graduating class of 2019 and one for our Kindergarten children. The KG2 students graduated from Kindergarten to Primary School which is a major milestone for them and their families. During the ceremony, the KG graduates and their families were handed a graduation diploma from the ISR Kindergarten. It was an emotional scene watching the students light up with pride for what they have accomplished and also recognizing that they were now off to ‘big boy and big girl’ school. After the ceremony, everyone gathered in the KG playground to end the day with a barbecue party for which a number of our parents took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate this wonderful achievement!
We wish all our prospective first graders and their families all the best and we wish you much success for Primary School next year at the ISR!
Last Sunday, the annual Summer Concert of our in-house music school, Musicbox Oxana, took place at ISR. More than 90 young musicians between the ages of 3-17 inspired their families, friends and teachers with their performances and musical talent. Participants ranged from beginner to advanced music students, which included multiple winners of music competitions. This allowed the audience to enjoy a broad spectrum of genres on Sunday!
Ema, Grade 6, has been at ISR since Kindergarten. She is an accomplished pianist whose technical skill, phrasing, and feeling defy her young age. She has won first place in the NRW-wide level of Jugend Musiziert after many years of placing first in the regional level. At the end of June, Ema will be participating in a piano competition in Barcelona.
Last Friday, June 15, we celebrated the successful graduation of 39 students from the ISR class of 2019 at the city hall of Düsseldorf! Around 300 guests, among them Mayor Thomas Geisel – the mayor of Düsseldorf, attended the graduation ceremony to honour our outstanding students! During the graduation ceremony the students all received their Sabis® High School Diploma.
Last Saturday we joined the excitement at the Family & Friends Cup of the Düsseldorfer Rhein Polo Club in Willich. In addition to the polo tournaments, there was a colourful family celebration for young and old on the entire grounds, which of course included our American school bus.
Marlene, Grade 11, has been an inspiration within the music department at ISR. She prepares her own performances and supports other students with their performances. Marlene is a standing member of the ISR orchestra, volunteering her free time to hone her performance as well as help others. At the same time she makes sure she devotes enough time to her academic studies. Marlene has always worked diligently to ensure consistently high grades for her coursework & her final exam.