Yesterday Mr. Franz Thoren visited ISR to talk to our Grade 8 students about the Organization, Augenhilfe Afrika e.V., which supports Cameroonian ophthalmologists Dr. Raoul Cheuteu and Dr. Giles Kagmeni. Through donations and subsidies, Augenhilfe Afrika e.V. supports the establishment and operation of a mobile eye clinic which serves the population in remote rural regions throughout Cameroon.
Today we had the honour to welcome the Indian Consul General Mrs. Parkar for the second time to our school. During her previous visit in March, Mrs. Parkar was introduced to our parents, students and our management team. We then discussed various projects moving forward and we were given the opportunity to exhibit a photo exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi at ISR.
On Saturday, 1st June, our students were honored to present their own piano compositions during the Schumann Festival as a prologue to the performance of the renowned artist Gabriela Montero at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. After their own performance, the students had the amazing opportunity to meet Ms Montero in person and spend some time with her.
This week at ISR, we celebrated the start of summer with our summer concerts, performed by our students in Grades 1-8. Every morning teachers, parents, friends and students gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy the concerts and performances by the students, thus starting off the day in a great mood. The tiny tots in the Kindergarten kicked off the summer concerts last Friday with a lot of dancing, singing and instrumental performances. Not to be outdone, our grades 1-8 gave their best this week and commenced their concerts with our ISR school song. In addition to the concerts, there were numerous ballet performances as well as acting performances by our very talented students.
The project ’Youth – School – Busines’ aims to awaken interest in business among students and build a bridge between school and business. This initiative is led by Deutsche Bank and organised in cooperation with other renowned companies such as Deloitte Touche, Trivago and Rheinische Post. On 29th May, some of our students were given the opportunity to participate in this unique project in Düsseldorf.
Andrzej, a third Grade student who just joined us this year, is a joy to teach and be around. His open nature, his compassion for others and his amazing sense of humor ensured his ability to quickly settle in at our school and has made it easy for him to become an integral member of his classroom community.
Luci, Grade 6, has been at ISR since Grade 3 and is a very dedicated student and a great athlete. This year in May, together with her friends Ari, Pamela, and Mei she won the 4 x75m relay run in 45.94 seconds at the 2. Novesia Sprintertag. Her track and field coach, Jonas Jochem, confirms that Luci is a great team player, who always supports and encourages her teammates to reach their goals. Never complacent, Luci works hard at improving herself and her athletic performance. In fact, Luci improved her record in Long Jump this year by more than 30 cm! She now has a personal best of 3.40 m.