Student Spotlights: Spotlight On Our Student Riko

Friday, 15 January 2021

This week, we spotlight our dedicated Eleven-Grader Riko, who joined ISR in Grade 10 last year. Riko is an incredibly focused and determined student, who implements every piece of feedback in order to improve her work. She enthusiastically contributes to class discussions and has been able to settle in the ISR community really quickly.

In addition, Riko is actively involved in school life and engaged in several CAS projects. Social commitment is very important to Riko, and so she is not only part of the Big Sister/Big Brother project, where she supports Japanese students in Middle School, but is also part of the “Music Boxes” project. This involves refurbishing old music boxes and donating them to the residents of the St. Augustine Dementia Center. Music is an important component and especially for dementia patients, as repeated listening helps with recognition. Her CAS teacher, Mr. Urban, is thrilled with Riko’s dedication and personality, “Riko’s friendly and open character is a great asset to my homeroom. Every morning she greets me and her classmates with a smile that is contagious. It is an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

Riko is very determined in academics, which her biology teacher, Ms. Knight, attests to,  “Riko is a hardworking, motivated, and dedicated student in Biology with a great passion for the environment and sustainability issues. She is trialing an interesting IA topic regarding the use of microplastics in commercial toothpaste brands!” Among her interests are sports and music. Riko likes being active and does a lot of sports with her friends. She also shows great musical talent with instruments including piano and clarinet.

We are very proud to spotlight Riko one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who represent our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.