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.
Lea, who has been at ISR since Grade 8, is now in Year 1 of her IB Diploma Programme studying Maths Analysis and Approaches, Computer Science and English Language and Literature at High Level. Ms. Macanovic, her English Teacher, says “It is a pleasure to teach Lea as her creative contributions liven up the classroom. It is not often that we as teachers see someone her age with such a passion for creative writing and critical thinking.” Lea is currently exploring possible university studies in Information Technology and Bio-Chemistry.
Yesterday, we were honoured to welcome Andrea Monreal, the school principal of our new sister school Nonnenwerth, and two of her colleagues from the extended school management, Helmut Meixner and Sören Ahlhaus. They were shown around ISR and given the opportunity to meet students, staff, and parents. As different as our schools might be, and will remain, we discovered we share the same values and school spirit.