Linya will be a second grader this year at ISR. She is an outstanding student, both in and out of the classroom. She always looks for ways to help teachers and students alike. She is kind and caring, and very passionate about learning. Linya exemplifies our school motto, “It’s cool to be good”. Great job, Linya!
Exciting news for ISR: At a kick-off BBQ last Friday, ISR welcomed 20 American students in Grades 9 and 10. The students are coming to Germany for a year as part of a talent project, to get to know German culture, and to improve their football skills. Students will attend ISR, stay with host families to get to know more about life in Germany, and train with our PE teacher, Karsten Baumann, who played 261 Bundesliga games for the German soccer slubs 1. FC Köln, Borussia Dortmund and who has coached several other professional clubs.
Jinren, Grade 1, joined ISR in January, and he has enriched our school community immensely since his very first day. He came to ISR only speaking a few words of English, but that didn’t stop him from making many new friends, working hard, and brightening everyone’s day says his teacher Ms. Insell.
Our four weeks full of fun and action have come to an end: As in every year, the ISR Summer School took place during the past few weeks with lots of fun and joy. The mornings were developed with educational material and deepening the kids’ knowledge through exciting experiments. The afternoons focused on fun and games, like going to the trampoline hall or playing lasertag.
Airi, Grade 6, is not just an outstanding student and a great friend but also very talented when it comes to sports and music. Airi plays basketball in a club in Düsseldorf and has proven to be a huge surprise when it comes to her track and field talents. Earlier this year at the Athletics Festival in Neuss in May, just shortly after joining the team, she jumped almost 4 meters (3.93 m) and finished the 75 meter sprint in 11.81 seconds.
A great debut for the PSV football camp! A total of 29 students participated in the first football camp of PSV Neuss in cooperation with ISR last week. For four days the football enthusiasts completed two training sessions per day. Sessions included training, coordination, speed and goalkeeping. In the afternoon various forms of games and tournaments were on the program.
ISR prides itself on preparing students for life beyond ISR. Two full-time staff members are available to meet with students and their parents to make sure the appropriate course selections are made as Upper School students begin the path to university. In addition to in-school counseling, our University and Career Counselling (UCC) team also visits universities around the world with our students to help them get an on-the-spot impression of various universities.