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.
Paul, Grade 11, joined ISR in 2017 and Ms. McGee says he was a wonderful student to work with in Grades 9 and 10, as he consistently demonstrated an “Above and Beyond” attitude toward his school work. "I get the sense that his motivation comes not just from the desire to achieve top marks, but a true love for learning and curiosity about the unknown", says Ms. McGee.
On December 3rd, Grade 10 Business and Economics students had the opportunity to visit Toyota Headquarters in Cologne and had the honour to be welcomed in person by Alain Uyttenhoven (President) and Thomas Schalberger (GM PR).
Yesterday, our Turkish community, our School Director Ms. Lyons, ISR Proprieter Mr. Soliman and members of the ISR Management team, had the honor of meeting the new Turkish Consul General, Ms. Karaarslan, during a dinner. All attendees together with the Consul General and her husband discussed various interesting topics; primarily school-related themes.