Last week, Tuesday, Ms. Bridget King gave a talk to grade 11 history students about her family’s history in Germany and experiences during the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. The compelling talk weaved a family narrative with the broader history of the era, describing what Ms. King called a “normal experience” for Jewish families in the 1930s.
Today, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day in honour of the wonderful teachers and educators all over the world. At ISR, we are more than proud of our outstanding teachers who teach through our guiding principle: We enable great minds and strong characters. Being a teacher means way more than just teaching a class; our teachers provide social and emotional support to all our students and always have an open ear, mind and heart for our students, both inside and outside the classroom.
Yesterday was an important German national holiday, where people all over Germany celebrated the German unity.
This week, we spotlight Cameron, one of our exchange students from “The Talentprojekt”, in Grade 10. Cameron’s hometown is San Diego, California and he came to Germany in August to experience the German culture and to improve his already excellent football skills. He is a goalkeeper and actually owns a pair of Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeping gloves!
Thanks to our cooperation with the Deutsche Bank an der Kö, seven of our 10th and 11th graders got a glimpse into the world of finance with the Deutsche Bank Kö team last Friday.
Five ISR Tennis teams gained their first tournament experiences at the School Area Championships.🎾
This past Sunday we joined the annual Sonnenblumenfest in Meerbusch. Despite the rain, we enjoyed the day and visitors could find occasional refuge in our American style school bus during the heavy rain.