This week, we shine the ISR spotlight on our 2nd grader, Arthur. His teacher Ms. Little has written some lovely motivational words exploring why she would like to put Arthur in the spotlight, “Arthur is a wonderful student and is a great role model to his classmates. He is an extremely kind, helpful and hardworking boy. Arthur is always friendly and kind to others. He tries his best in every subject and because of this hardworking attitude he has made so much progress this year.
In Japan, March 3 is “Girls Day,” also known as “Hina Matsuri”. This is a special day for girls to celebrate their health and happiness. From the end of February to March 3rd, families display their daughters graceful dolls dressed in Japanese ancient costumes.
This week, we put the ISR spotlight on our 2nd grader Yuto. Yuto has been at ISR since 2018. His German teacher Ms. Feinstein says “he might be a quiet student but pays close attention in class and works very hard to succeed. He knows when to ask questions and continuously volunteers to help. Yuto is a good friend and role model to his peers.
This week, we shine the ISR spotlight on our 4th grader Subramanian, or for short, Subu. It is his first year at ISR but he is already a solid part of our family. “Subu is an excellent student who is as smart as helpful. He does his work diligently and with great enthusiasm. He is a great team player as well, supporting other students with his knowledge and kindness” says his teacher Mr. Winkelmann.
Last Friday, we hosted the Regional School Chess Championships in the ISR sports hall. In the morning session, twelve Primary Schools with more than 90 players competed against each other. Our grade 4 student Subramanian was particularly outstanding as he won all his matches and was honored as the best player of the entire tournament.
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!