Grade 7 students presented their interdisciplinary unit - Language and Literature (English and German), Language Acquisition (English and German), Science and Visual Art - to other Middle Years students, parents and teachers last week and read the stories they created.
Each student focused on one community in the world that is affected by sea level rise and set their story there. The students wrote fictional, dual-language stories, supported by real scientific and economic facts about one... Read More
2016/17 was a great basketball season! U15 Girls became champion after finishing 3rd in regular season. The U14 mixed team finished 2nd behind TV89 Zuffenhausen in the regular season as well as in the final four. The U12 mixed team and the U16 Boys competed in beginners league and collected great experience. Click here to see the whole basketball report of 2016/2017!
We also had the greatest success at the GISST finals Track & Field in Berlin 2017! For the first time the U14 girls won a... Read More
This week we have dentists from the Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt) visiting our lower school students from Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 4 for the first time. The dental examination is a main part of the school health care and a must in German schools. That is a great way to remind students in a child-friendly way of the importance of oral health by demonstrating good toothbrushing techniques or explaining the effects of sugar in our daily food.
Most of our Kindergarten students have... Read More
In August, ISS was awarded an Erasmus+ grant. Erasmus+ is a European Union grant programme which makes it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together to develop, share, and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training, and youth.
The grant gives ISS the opportunity to work with other European partners.
The first student exchange was with Zespol Szkol Miejskich w Zlotory - a state-funded primary school located in... Read More
In the first two classes of the Sindelfingen International School alone, students speak more than twelve languages. Before the Christmas break, the school (headed by Sarah Kupke) opened its doors for refugees, who are housed in the neighborhood on the Goldberg. "We established contacts when the “Landratsamt” leased the former DRC building for the temporary accommodation of refugees," says Sarah Kupke.
Meanwhile, the city of Sindelfingen now uses the house for the temporary... Read More
Ms. Werner visited the International School of Stuttgart on behalf of the Stadtwerke Stuttgart last week, who offer an energy project to all local primary schools each year. The subject of this year’s project was “electricity and heat using the power of the sun”.
Ms. Werner demonstrated through the example of a bicycle lamp all necessary components for this kind of energy production and how they interact with each other. She applied this example on a model of a steam engine and lighted up a... Read More
Grade 12 traveled to Berlin from December 4th until December 8th as part of their Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course.
They spent a busy week with student presentations from the TOK course on topics from the role of artificial intelligence in knowledge creation and transmission, the social construction of language, how we know gender in an ever changing world, how does the methodology of history change our knowledge of it, to what extent is there knowledge in the arts, how does the context change... Read More
Hot off the press, the annual ISS Community Report is now online. The 2016/17 report features information on the 2016 survey results, progress on strategic planning initiatives, IB Diploma and MYP results, the college list and numerous extra-curricular activities. The Community Report can be found here.
Last Friday’s Health Fair presented by grade 5 was very educational. It was great watching our students grow and how knowledgeable they became during this project. They completed their Health Fair project by following the inquiry cycle which contains tuning in, finding out, sorting out, going further, reflecting and taking action. Their passion and enthusiasm for their chosen concepts was clearly evident. They were able to communicate all their inquiry findings to students and parents. We... Read More
Today, a special assembly was held on the occasion of Saint Nicolas Day. The student’s idea was to simulate an oversized advent calendar and prepared for each door either a little musical or a dancing performance for the audience. Of course, Saint Nicolas was there as well and surprised our lower school graders during the assembly.
Who is Saint Nicolas and what is the tradition about?
Saint Nicholas of Myra is a major saint and belongs to one of the oldest Christian traditions in many... Read More