Families in our community observed the month of Ramadan, which culminated in the joyous celebration of Eid al-Fitr to end the fast. We are very fortunate to have wonderful parents who love to share their culture and include everyone at ISR in celebrating cultural diversity! Eid Mubarak, ISR!
On Wednesday, 5th June, we were honoured to attend the Queen’s Birthday celebration, which took place this year at the Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf.
Madeleine is now in her first year of the IB Diploma Programme but she has been a Star Student at ISR since 1st Grade. Her studies include Higher Level Mathematics, Physics and Art and Standard Level English, German and French but she has also dedicated herself to ISR’s Model United Nations team this school year in a new capacity.
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.