Yesterday, another special highlight in the history of ISR took place. The former Federal President of Germany, Mr. Christian Wulff, accompanied by the China expert Mr. Marcus Hernig, visited our school and gave a captivating lecture on the Chinese economy, the partnership between Germany and China, and the planned Silk Road.
We always try to show our students new traditions from different cultures, which leads us to the beautiful tradition of Carnival. For several years now, the Carnival Prince and Princess of Neuss have visited us to bring the tradition of Carnival closer to the ISR community. Last Wednesday, our Talentproject students saw this first-hand as the Prince and Princess visited a friendly football match they played against VfR Krefeld-Fischeln B (Youth) Team and donated some footballs, which can now be used for training as well as by our students in the schoolyard!
ISR students say NO to discrimination due to the Coronavirus! In line with our current “Random Act of Kindness Week” one of our students, Luo from Grade 9, made a movie together with a group of fellow ISR students to make a strong statement against any kind of discrimination due to the coronavirus and to show that our thoughts are with everyone affected in China and other countries around the world. Even if we cannot stop the virus, we can stand together!
This week we shine the spotlight our 10th grader Hendrik, who has been at ISR since 2017. However, as he also spent his first four years of school at ISR, he is a beloved returning student. Hendrik is not only an excellent student and an avid reader, but also a very talented musician with a long history of awards for successfully playing the clarinet.
This week, we shine the spotlight on our Kindergarten student Yuiko. Yuiko is a bright, active and inquisitive little girl and, whatever the challenge, Yuiko is on it! She is caring and always demonstrates concern for her peers, and this is what makes her so valued in the classroom. She is an enthusiastic learner who enjoys school every single day: you just have to look at her to see this!
Our caterers Broich Catering & Locations are starting the new year with exciting news! As of February, our school lunch is freshly cooked on site in the kitchen at ISR! Their chef Victor Kordis will move from Düsseldorf to Neuss to cook the food from scratch at school, each and every day.
Last Saturday, ISR, along with our Indian Community, celebrated the Indian folk festival “Lohri, Makar Sankranti, and Pongal". Once again, the Harvest Festival at ISR was attended by hundreds of guests and friends of our school as we celebrated India’s cultural diversity. The German-Indian Society (DIG), a long-standing partner of ISR, was again a co-organizer of the festival and it was a special pleasure to welcome many members and friends of this society once again.