How do teachers respond when a craze goes viral and all the children are playing with the latest “must-have” toy or gadget? Do we ban it because of the distraction it causes, or do we seek out teachable moments that allow us to engage children in new and exciting ways?
This year has been the year of the fidget spinner, with students reaching for the small whirly device at any available opportunity as they learn new tricks and share ideas.
But have you ever heard of a “flextangle”?
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This year, ISS athletes had a very successful sport season. We finished up the GISST season the last weekend with a great Track & Field tournament in Berlin where the ISS U14 Girls Team won the championship. The U14 girls also set a new GISST record on the 4 x 100 meter relay, and the whole team collected 17 medals!!! Congratulations!!!
Our ISS GISST teams have won 3 Championships in one season for the first time since we are participating in the GISST league. We have collected 10 trophies... Read More
Jessica, Marvin and Fia completed their assessed Gold expedition in the Pfalz last weekend! They hiked 80km over four days and were completely self-sufficient while investigating human impact on the environment. They may be a bit tired today but please do congratulate them!
Over the weekend students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program along with their chaperones embarked on a hiking and camping journey. Eva, head of the program, reported that “all nine groups and their supervisors returned happy and tired, full of new experiences. No glitches or close calls, but sunshine, rain, campfires, cold nights, amazing views, skies full of stars, energetic kids, brave supervisors, a bit of freedom, lots of learning.” Thank you to everyone who helped in organizing... Read More
Friday was Multicultural Evening…and wow, what an event! The foyer, Aula and hallways were full as over 800 people visited the many different tables of food representing various nations. There were delicious Italian meats, American pies, sushi, crepes, and many other dishes from around the world. There were so many options it was hard to choose, and everyone certainly walked away with a very full stomach! Students also put on performances. The Japanese students did an incredible dance that was... Read More
Last Saturday was the International May Festival at the Sindelfingen Campus. This is an annual event that brings us together to celebrate our cultural specialties, traditions and similarities. Families present aspects of their home cultures. It is an afternoon of dancing, singing, music-making, playing, talking and warm exchanges that bring us closer together as a community. Past students and alumni families came this year, as well as a huge turn-out of our present community. The PTG pulled... Read More
The first ISS Sindelfingen Campus Job Fair on May 3rd was a resounding success. The Parents-As-Partners team prepared fantastic presentations for all the Middle Years students as well as leading mock-interviews for our 9th and 10th grade students. The whole Middle and High School was buzzing – students listening keenly to the parents, parents listening actively to the students, well-prepared questions and fascinating responses all round.
It is these kinds of events that we believe create a... Read More
We have very exciting news! Julia and Marven from the Sindelfingen campus won 2nd place in the Baden-Württemberg Landeswettbewerb for Schüler Experimentieren, organized by Jugend Forscht. This is an exceptional accomplishment that they can be very proud of!
After the cold and rain and snow of last week we were relieved when Sunday dawned bright and sunny, just in time for the April International Café with refugees from the Helene-Pfleiderer-Straße. The afternoon started with a visit from the “Great Bastian”, the conjuror Bastian Fischer (www.salon-nouveau.de), who held not only the large party of children, but also the adults spellbound with his conjuring tricks!
Bastian was followed by activities out in the sunshine as ISS parents, students and... Read More
The ISS Sindelfingen Campus is leading a European Council-funded, Erasmus+ project, involving partner schools from Narva in Estonia, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Coma-Ruga in Catalonia. This week, eight of the 5th graders are visiting the school in Spain. The project focuses on exploring local cultural traditions through dual-language team-teaching. In Catalonia the students took part in the St. Jordi celebrations where people made human towers, they learned local dances, and pressed grapes... Read More