Tuesday, we had the honor to welcome Dr. Ing. Boris Konrad (neuroscientist) to ISR. The eight times Team World Champion winner in memory held a lecture for our Upper School students about different memory techniques. He started with showing the students how he has learned to memorize the order of a deck of playing cards in less than two minutes. Dr. Konrad then showed the students how these tricks and methods can be learned and beneficial for anyone in their everyday life, for example when studying for an exam.
This week we would like to spotlight our first-grader Rania. Her teacher Ms. Stening-Smith says “Rania has a special place in our classroom. She can be described as a kind and caring girl. Rania is often seen helping her friends and fellow students, without any recognition or applause. She cares for each student in our class and has already managed to build a personal relationship which each of them. That’s one of the many reasons why Rania received the Kindness Award at our last Award Ceremony.
Last Friday, for the first time, our Upper Primary team and the ISR Library hosted a literacy event called “Camp Read-A-Lot”. The goal of the event was to show students that reading is fun and motivate them to continue reading in the future.
This past weekend twenty-five grade seven and eight students, accompanied by Ms. Hautz, Ms. Racheva and Mr. Deyes travelled to Barcelona for our annual Spanish Study Trip! The students participated in a whirlwind of activities designed to expose them to the wonders of Spanish culture and give them as many opportunities to speak Spanish as possible.
Anderson is one of our American exchange students from The Talentprojekt. As his mother is German, he already spoke some German before he came and has been helping his fellow exchange students to settle in. His coach, Mr. Baumann, says Anderson has a very professional athletic attitude and is a leader on the pitch, not to mention always the first one out there.
We were honored to be one of the sponsors of the annual Diwali Celebration of our partner and friends, the Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft Düsseldorf (DIG) again this year. On Friday evening, 10 representatives from ISR along with Indian families from our ISR community joined in the colorful Diwali Celebration in Düsseldorf.
Around 80 students and 17 kindergarten children from ISR as well as some students from neighboring schools completed the DFB-Paule-Schnupperabzeichen at ISR last Friday. ISR, in cooperation with the DFB, has been organizing the Paule-Schnupperabzeichen for interested students from the region for four years now.