Welcome to the Sports Department
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Physical Education and Sports Department at ISR! I hope that you will enjoy reading all about our program and our wonderful team of teachers and coaches. Each of these fantastic educators contributes in offering ISR students the best sporting education and experience possible.
We have an outstanding physical education program, encompassing a wide variety of both team and individual sporting activities. Our physical education curriculum has been carefully planned and each class is taught to a very high standard by well-educated and highly-skilled physical educators.
In addition to our physical education program, we have an excellent program of ISR sports teams from U10 right up to U18 age level. These teams train throughout the year and take part in regular friendly games against schools and sports clubs in the local area.
Our aim here in physical education is to give students the confidence and self-belief, so that they can manage anything in life. No matter the challenges that we face as we mature into adulthood, the experiences gained on the sports field and in sporting competitions teach us many life lessons that we can take with us, no matter where we go and who we meet.
I hope you enjoy looking through our website, and should you have any questions about the physical education program here at ISR, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to get back in touch with you.
Here at ISR, we are blessed with a wide range of fantastic sports facilities, meaning we are able to compete with, if not surpass, many other international schools in North Rhine Westphalia and in Germany. Having these facilities directly at our disposal, allows our students to practice and develop their skills in a variety of different activities and it also allows us to host a number of large-scale international sports events.
Our purpose built, state-of-the-art sports hall facility is fully equipped to be able to accommodate up to three physical education classes taking part simultaneously through the use of electronic dividing curtains, maximising the space available. Our sports hall is fully equipped and with the appropriate floor markings for the following activities:
- Badminton (6 indoor courts)
- Basketball (4 indoor courts)
- Handball (1 indoor court)
- Indoor Football / Futsal (1 indoor field)
- Indoor Hockey (1 indoor court)
- Volleyball (4 indoor courts)
Another one of the many attractive features that our sports hall offers, is the indoor climbing wall. This climbing wall has both an easier climbing area and a more challenging area to climb for our more expert climbers! A number of our physical education teachers are adequately trained and offer indoor climbing as Student Life activity.
On a similar note, during the academic year 2012-13, ISR was the benefactor of a Grand Master School Trampoline, which was a very kind sponsor from the Sparkasse Neuss. Since receiving the trampoline, our students have been practicing their skills and techniques, displaying twists and turns that put our physical education teachers to shame!
With the beginning of 2019, ISR will take over the neighboring sports field ("Stadtwald") from the city of Neuss. For the coming years, both the construction of an artificial turf pitch, as well as the manufacture of an all-weather running track is planned. In this way, ISR students will be given the opportunity to do sports in excellent conditions, especially in the areas football and athletics.
Physical Education Lessons
Here at ISR, each child receives 2 back-to-back physical education lessons per week. Our students are privileged to receive instruction and be taught by three very skilled and highly knowledgeable PE teachers.
This means that students have a total of 90 minutes in which to take part in a wide variety of sports activities and to release the stresses and tension from the hustle and bustle of their daily academic schedule.
Over the course of one academic year, students are taught in a wide variety of sporting activities, each block or sport typically lasting between 4 to 6 weeks. This has been carefully planned and thought out so that students can focus on one sport for a number of weeks and aim to develop their skills and techniques, before moving onto the next activity.
Students are given their PE schedules at the beginning of every term, in which to fix into their homework journals, so that students and parents can see on exactly which date what sport will be taking place and which kind of clothing is required.
School Holiday Programs
During the school holidays, ISR, in cooperation with David Blackall and his outdoor educational program “The Shackleton Way”, offers students the chance to take part in some adventurous and exciting trips, both in Germany and other countries. These trips are tailor made for ISR and are for all students from grades 5-12 to take part in.
- October Fall Break – Expedition to the Eifel
- December and January Christmas Break – Ski Tour in the Alps
- March Winter Break – Ski and Snowboard Camp
- June Summer Break – ISR Sports Camp (not from “The Shackleton Way”)
Cooperation with the Neighbouring Sports Club
The PSV Neuss 1961 e. V. is a sports club, which is located directly opposite ISR on the district sports facility Stadtwald. Sporting disciplines such as Football, Athletics, Ju Jutsu, Triple Alpha Combat, Self-Assertion and Boule, are available to interested students of ISR. The training is done by professional trainers, some of whom competed in high-stake competitions! Teachers and parents of ISR are welcome to join in and train at the sports club.
Sport Results 2017
International Schools Match
Thursday 21st September
Boys U14 football:
ISR vs St Georges Duisburg 7:2
Wednesday 27th September
Football 2004 – 2006:
ISR vs Realschule Osterath: 1:2
ISR vs Gesamtschule Dormagen: 8:0
ISR vs Gesamtschule Jüchen: 0:1
ISR vs Norbert-Gymnasium Dormagen: 1:0
Final result: ISR School 5th out of 12
Thursday 28th September
Tennis 2003 – 2006:
Team Pierre, Alexander, George, Marc and Johannes
Final result: ISR 2nd Place
Wednesday 4th October
Tennis 2001 – 2004:
Team Julia, Julia, Kiana and Altina: In a thrilling match against the sport school Norbert-Gymnasium/Dormagen, our ISR Girls Tennis team won the school area championships. Our Number 1 seeded player, Julia, won 6:2/4:1. Julia K defeated her opponent with 6:4/6:1. Kiana won 6:3/6:3. Altina played 4:6/2:6. Congratulations!
Final result: ISR school Championship winners 1st Place
Thursday 12th October
Football 2002 – 2004:
Team Maximilian, Matthew, Jonathan Reisgen, Sascha, Malik, Ibrahim, Tilman, Alexander, Tom, Noah, Nima, Cenk, Taylan, Gleb
Game 1: ISR – Realschule Kaarst 3:1
Game 2: ISR – Realschule Osterath 1:0
Game 3: ISR – Gymnasium Jüchen 0:1
Game 4: ISR – Albert-Einstein Gymnasium Kaarst 1:4
Goal Statistics: Noah 3, Tilman 1, Tom 1
After 2 convincing wins in the first round, our team lost a very unfortunate match against Gymnasium Jüchen in the first playoff match. The Albert-Einstein Gymnasium Kaarst proved to be the best Team in the competition and won the tournament. All in all, our 3rd place out of 10 competing teams is a great result! Well done Boys!
Final result: ISR 3rd Place out of 11
Neuss Schools Cross-Country Running Championships
Saturday, 7th October
Distances: 400m, 600m, 1000m
- Ruben: 1st in U10 M9
- Ben: 1st U12 M10
- Merlin: 1st U12 M11
- Richard: 2nd U12 M11
- Karim: 3rd U14 M12
- Luci: 4th U12 W10
- Emily: 4th U8 W6 and younger
- Alessandro: 5th U12 M10
- Rosa: 5th U12 W10
- Yuto: 5th U8 M6 and younger
- Mattia: 6th U8 M6 and younger
- Mats: 6th U10 M9
- Jules: 6th U12 M10
- Raicky: 7th U8 M6 and younger
- Amanda: 7th U8 W6 and younger
- Michael: 7th U8 M7
- Leonard: 9th U12 M10
- George: 9th U8 M6 and younge
- Hannah: 12th U8 W7
- Aris: 13th U8 M7
- Taisiya: 14th U8 W6 and younger
- Ruolang: 17th U8 M7
- Maia: 18th U8 W6 and younger
- Yuchen: 20th U10 W8
- Ziteng: 20th U8 M6 and younger
- Yukai: 21st U8 M6 and younger
- Ayaha: 21st U10 W8Ren 21st U8 W7
- Raffael: 22nd U10 M9
- Jakob: 23rd U8 M6 and younger
- Guan Li: 24th U10 M9
- Jiaxi: 29th U8 M6 and younger
- Kevin: 30th U8 M6 and younger
- Akansh: 33rd U8 M6 and younger
- Aishi: 36th U8 W6 and younger
- Zi Ye: 37th U8 M6 and younger
- Chengrui: 38th U8 M6 and younger
- Lukas Han: 39th U10 M9
- Roger: 40th U10 M9
- Jack Simpson: 42nd U8 M6 and younger
International Schools Match
Thursday 26th October
Boys U14 football:
ISR vs St Georges Cologne 11:1
International Schools Match
Wednesday 8th November
Boys U12 football:
ISR vs St Georges Cologne 4:5
On Thursday 8th November, ISR U12 boy’s football team played St George’s Cologne in what was a thoroughly entertaining game. Both sides putting in 100 percent effort to try and win the game. Despite controlling the majority of the game a few unlucky situations gifted St. George’s victory 5:4. ISR lead 1:0 at half time and then gifted two goals to the opposition. What impressed me the most was the spirit and character ISR showed after giving away three quick goals. They fought back well and played some of the best football in the match. It was a great performance especially considering some of our players were 2 years younger. It was a good lose and the players got a lot from the match. The team is already looking forward to the return leg at ISR. U12 team: Magnus, Eric, Zile, Kim, Gordey, Karim, Eoito, Sergio, Lennox, Joh, Nikan, Nicco. Well done boys!!
International Schools Matches
Friday 10th November
ISR hosted 2 Volleyball Matches:
Our U16 girls and boys played vs St Georges Duisburg varsity teams. The final result ISR Girls - St Georges D Girls 0:3. The girls started pretty well but lost the first set (25:14). The second set ISR Girls show some characters and fought hard for every point. They were unlikely in this set to loose 28:26. The last set was also a tight contest but again the girls lost (25:21). It was a very good experience to ISR Team playing more experienced players which hopefully should be good preparation for their NRW volleyball tournament in December, 2017. The boys also lost sets 3:0. Again it was a tightly contested, 15:25, 23:25 and 11:15. The second set was like watching the professionals. Some of the rallies were incredible with diving blocking and spikes.
NEUSS-ERFTLAUF running event
Saturday 18th November
ISR came out as #1!!!
Here some of our successes:
- Ms Lordeman ran her first ever 5K and totally rocked it! Amazing!
- ISR had a total of 21 kids in the BAMBINI race over 400m!
- ISR won a trophy for the Neuss school with the highest number of runners (Teilnehmerstärkste Schule)!
- ISR then also won the prize the fastest Neuss School for the combined results of our 10 fastest runners (schnellste Neusser Schule)!
- Ben Odenthal came out 1st in his race for U12 boys/girls, beating an ex-student of ours, Benedict Dressler by 12 seconds!
- Merlin Reinartz was 3rd overall in the same race for U12 Several other boys and girls ran in the U10 and U12 races and had a blast!
- To finish I ran and won the 15K race