It is always a great pleasure to see again students coming from near and far at the annual ISR Alumni Reception that was held on Wednesday, December 18. Among them were students who since leaving ISR graduated from Cambridge and are currently working on their Ph.D., a student who currently studies at Wharton Business School (part of UPenn, an Ivy League university in the US), and also students studying in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as other UK and US universities.
This week, we like to feature the “Big Brother” of ISR, Tim, Grade 11. Tim has been at ISR since Kindergarten and surely knows his way around our school. His teachers, current and former, find it is very special to follow a student for so long and all agree that Tim has certainly matured a lot over the past few years.
Another wonderful series of our beloved ISR winter concerts today came to an end with the last concert from Middle School. Our students, and in particular our music teachers Ms. Bucher, Ms. Gander, and Mr. Foy, have all been working very hard over the last few months to make this a success and the results were truly amazing!
At ISR, we are very proud of our different nationalities and the associated cultures and customs. Just last week, Mr. Soliman, together with Ms. Hoffmann, visited the Chinese Consulate to discuss further cooperation. We are very pleased that our Chinese community is growing steadily and we would like to support the growth in this community.
Last Wednesday, Ded Moroz visited ISR accompanied by his granddaughter and a few of their fairytale friends to celebrate the Russian New Year at ISR. First, they met our Kindergarten students and told them the story of Ded Moroz by dancing and singing together. In the end, everyone received candy and our students loved the show and the costumes.
Millions of students in over 180 countries started the hour of code this week. Students from Grades 2 – 12 at ISR started to the challenge on Monday 9th December. We did fun programming activities such as Minecraft, Dance party and Star Wars. Hundreds of certificates have been given out so far and we are looking forward to an even more successful achievement this year.
Dakshith is a wonderful Grade 1 student who always walks around with a smile on his face. According to Ms. Berg, his teacher, Dakshith stands out to his teacher and classmates because he is resilient in everything he does, always puts others before himself and is always the first to ask others if they are OK when they are looking down or sad.