Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020
“Never mask who you truly are and embrace understanding whenever you can.” – Mr. Kelley’s, closing remark to the Class of 2020 who celebrated their highly unusual Graduation last Friday, the day before we quietly celebrated the school’s 35th birthday. For the remainder of this school year we will continue to look at our past while planning our future and today look at two different examples of understanding from the years 2016 and 2017.
“… the response of a team of different... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Students in grades 1-4 and grades 6-9 joined Early Years and Kindergarten, Grade 5 and Grade 11 students who have been in school in accordance with all health regulations. The Educational Ministry approved the partial re-entry of these grades last week on both of our campuses and we are excited to have students back, and students are excited to be back!
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020
For twenty years the end of May / beginning of June was a cause for celebration at ISS. Celebration that had nothing to do with the school’s birthday and everything to do with our students.
Caps and gowns, summer dresses and high heels for the females, suits for the males (students, teachers and parents!), songs from the Lower School choir, flowers, slideshows, student, teacher and sometimes guest speakers, diplomas, all parenthesised by music that could not be more different. The... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020
As we approach our 35th birthday on the 30th of May our countdown, this week looks at 2012 to 2015, years in which ISS enjoyed new facilities, introduced new service opportunities in India and South Africa, started the ISS STEAM initiative and gained authorization to run the IB Middle Years Programme also on the Sindelfingen campus.
The planning and construction of the extension to house an additional sports hall, classrooms for the Middle School and community facilities covered the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The performing arts at Sindelfingen is as vibrant as ever, even in a somewhat virtual world! This week Grades 6 and 7 students from our Sindelfingen Campus participated in virtual workshops with JOiN for the very first time! Students practiced working with their camera, acting, moving, singing, conducting, and finally auditioning for the big role of the “Hexe” – the “Witch” of Hansel und Gretel. Thank you to JOiN for the opportunity to work together and we look forward to many more workshops... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Thank you to all who joined ISS educators, Mr Whitaker and Mr Wu for their Toddle Inquiry Educators Summit webinar session. We had over 1000 participants from all over the globe join them for the live session as they discussed collaboration and community in online learning and 'beyond'. They received SO MUCH great feedback from people about what was shared and about the ISS school community and your support was greatly appreciated!
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It was lovely to welcome the Grade 11 students back to school yesterday! Lessons ran smoothly throughout the day and students quickly adapted to the new seating rules and in some cases, their class being spread out across two rooms.
Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020
Global citizenship and service learning are important features of the ISS experience and like our school have grown from small beginnings.
Continuing with our birthday countdown, 2005 saw the first of a successful series of Habitat for Humanity volunteer construction trips with students working alongside low-income families to build family shelter. Social responsibility is also a feature of Model United Nations and our students had been attending MUN conferences elsewhere for a number... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
We are taking our After School Activities Program (ASAP) to a whole new level! Our Kid’s Kitchen activity went the “distance” with students baking cheesy onion tarts this afternoon. The ASAP Manager is looking forward to expanding our unique online after school program so stay tuned!
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
We are celebrating the lead up to our 35th birthday with our rich history and continue to travel down memory lane. 2000/2001 saw more temporary classrooms (fondly known as the "Shoebox") for part of the Middle School, more students and ground-breaking for Phase 2 of the campus project - the new building for the Elementary School and a new, long-awaited gymnasium. This picture shows the site being checked for unexploded second world war bombs! The year continued with ISS gaining accredited... Read More