This week we spotlight Anna from Grade 12, who has been at ISR since her Kindergarten days. Anna is currently preparing for her IB final exams and would like to study mechanical engineering in Aachen after graduating ISR. For Anna and her whole family, sport is an important part of their lives. Anna is passionate about carriage driving. Anna has won several tournaments and this summer she became the Show Champion with her horse Titus at the annual Rheinischen Championship for Carriage Drivers.
It was Race-Time again! Last Saturday, over 50 ISR students from our Kindergarten, Primary School, and Middle School participated in the Neuss School Cross Running competition at the ISR sports facility. Depending on their age, our students finished ran either a 400m, 600m or 1000m running course.
Once again, over a hundred ISR students together with their parents took part in the ISR St. Martin Parade on the grounds of the sports club PSV Neuss. Our students happily walked around the entire square, led by St. Martin on his horse, with their homemade lanterns in hand. During the parade, all sang St. Martin’s songs accompanied by a small orchestra with various instruments.
Mohamed is a wonderful grade 2 student. Since joining ISR last year, Mohamed has shown strong character in and out of the classroom. Each day he tries his hardest during lessons, persevering even when the material gets difficult. Always with a smile on his face, Mohamed is incredibly kind to each and every student in the classroom as well as to all of his teachers.
We had the honour of hosting an event for our cooperating partners “PSB - Partner für Sport und Bildung” yesterday. The sponsor meeting, which was attended by almost 30 members and supporters of the association, was held to discuss current issues within the PSB, to reflect on past charity events and to discuss ways in which to further sports in the region.
Today, we celebrated Halloween at ISR! This morning, the students had their pictures taken in their amazing costumes as they walked into the school foyer! After that, our Kindergarten children went “trick or treating” around the school and received several delicious pieces of candy from the staff for their fantastic costume ideas! A “spooky” Halloween performance was put on by our lovely kindergarten on the playground which definitely had us laughing! As the afternoon rolled on, the Kindergarten students and their parents had a Halloween party with lots of fun games and spooky food prepared by the parents.
This week we are proud to put our 6h grader Otto in the student spotlight. His former homeroom teacher Mr. Foy says “If we could somehow tap the endless supply of energy that Otto has, we would solve the world's climate and pollution problems in an instant! Since I've been his teacher, I have been amazed by Otto's energy and positive outlook on life. We can measure success in many ways, but for me personally the most important measure of success is the extent to which we positively impact the lives of others. With his warmth, good humor and endless reserves of energy, Otto has enriched the lives of many of his peers and has inspired countless laughs along the way. Therefore he can count himself already as someone who has achieved much in his life that is truly meaningful.”