Our students who take French in grade 6–7 along with students in grade 5 who are interested in taking French next year enjoyed two special guests from the France Mobil Team. Manon Laurine and Bénédicte Leude enthusiastically led the French classes and brought various games to help the students interact and use the language. The classroom was full of laughter and an eagerness to learn which was inspiring to see.
As part of our commitment to continually improve our school, we have completely updated our computer equipment in the exam hall. We now have 90 workstations with state of the art computers to accommodate the growth in our student body. The server has also been improved upon and together with the new hardware will enable a faster and more efficient connection for our students.
Santa visited all classrooms and surprised students, teachers and staff members with small treats.
We wish all our ISR families a wonderful festive season and a happy New Year!
The evening did not have a very Christmassy feel because of the rain and mild temperature, but our young choir and dancing team managed to raise Christmas cheer amongst the audience.
Well done girls and boys: proof once again of your amazing talent!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was the first performance chosen by our Drama Director Romeo Bryant to introduce his young ISR cast of 20 students. The ISR Drama Group gave three performances to over 150 students of different grades of the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after being visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Just before the start of the winter break 14 Alumni students who graduated from ISR over the last 2 academic years met up for a reunion. They shared their university experiences from countries like Germany, the UK, Bulgaria and the USA with our 11th and 12th graders who were able to ask a lot of questions concerning their futures after graduating from ISR with IB. Special skills gained at ISR and highlighted by the alumni were: writing skills, their high level of English and German, excellent time management skills and in general, extensive specialised knowledge and a scientific approach to work as an excellent basis for a good start to and for the successful completion of their studies.
Over the last week, we have enjoyed a trilogy of winter concerts.
All four of our Kindergarten classes performed for their family, friends and teachers. Our little singing superstars straightened their red Santa hats before they went on stage. They even one-upped themselves this year and performed a little play about Rudolf, written and directed by our creative teacher, Ms. Lenz. This was the first play ever performed by any of our Kindergarteners!