A fantastic opportunity to celebrate Celtic culture on St. Patrick’s Day with a Ceílí at the second International Café of 2019. Demonstrations of both Soft and Hard Shoe Dancing by members of the Stuttgart based Halpin School of Irish Dance were followed by Ceílí Dancing. All the refugee children and young adults joined in the fun and wore themselves out dancing reels!
St. Patrick’s Day was not the only reason for celebration. The International School of Stuttgart welcomed to Germany a... Read More
ISS was pleased to host the annual AGIS Primary Curriculum Coordinator's meeting. The meeting is an opportunity for Primary Curriculum Coordinators from International Schools all over Germany to meet and share challenges, best practices and current developments in relation to educational curriculum design, teaching and learning. Alexander Whitaker, the ISS Lower School Assistant Principal and PYP Coordinator who organised the event said, "We had a thoroughly productive day, with an... Read More
The school’s Database Administrator and Developer came to the Primary School Assembly and presented to the children about his family and ancestors, the Ojibway first nation people of the northern United States and Canada region. He wore a headdress with feathers and shells and carried a bag with symbols that are important to his people, for healing and harmony. He explained to the children that “These are objects that many carry that help keep the connection, because at some point their... Read More
The Grade 10 students finished the final part of their Personal Project. This is the culminating project for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and allows students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquired during the MYP, through exploring an a project of their choosing. We had a broad range of excellent topics including, school uniform design for ISS, exploring personal identity through Manga comics, creating a guide book for Korea, building a gaming computer, inspiring people... Read More
The Hansel & Gretel Readers’ Choice Award is a reading program offered to grades 3 - 6 students attending international schools in Germany. We began in November with 16 books on the reading list and now we only have eight. Over the next few months we will continue to narrow down the list until we have one winner. Students are introduced to the books through book talks and read aloud during their library classes and then can vote for which books they would to continue in the contest.
The International School of Stuttgart (ISS) has completed its second license renewal audit with the German Award Association. This means ISS is accredited to offer and present the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
Mr. Klaus Vogel, the National Award Coordinator, interviewed students, teachers and the director and reviewed the program documentation prepared by the Award Team. His conclusion was that we have a strong Award program at ISS and that “ISS... Read More
The Global Teaching Labs Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has reached out to the International School of Stuttgart once again, with two MIT students spending the past three weeks in our school. Ms. Nguyen has brought her Biological Sciences skills to our Degerloch Campus, and Mr. Mockett has enriched the teaching of Systems Engineering and Mathematics on our Sindelfingen campus.
Our Sindelfingen students had the following feedback on the programme:
“A very patient... Read More
IB Diploma Programme students were given the opportunity to work with a professional drawing model and worked on short gestures as well as long studies. There was absolute focus in the room with students concentrating on the form and proportion of the model and the beautiful impressionist music in the background enhanced the creative atmosphere. This life drawing session is part of the IB Diploma Programme unit on the Figure in Art that concludes with a Self Portrait painting created by the... Read More
Another highlight of the week was the Sea-Level Rise presentations from our Grade 7 Middle Years students. We can be proud of the transdisciplinary nature of these projects. The stories spoken required excellent knowledge from the areas of Science and Individuals and Societies, amongst others. Their backdrops were
created in Visual Art classes and the stories themselves which students shared were particularly impressive in their multilingual nature: narration in German, speech in English or... Read More
Earlier this month, we welcomed back some of our Alumni students with a reunion on the ISS Sindelfingen Campus. One of the returning students who is now studying at Tübingen University was enrolled in the very first class at this campus 15 years ago! Others are studying dentistry, fashion design, technical design, law, media studies, politics and philosophy. It was fascinating to hear their stories and observations regarding the ISS' STEAM projects, Grade 10 Personal Projects and internships... Read More