As befits a former bank building, there is more to the building where our Sindelfingen Campus is housed than meets the eye. In fact, there are more storeys below ground than above ground!
The former bank vaults are occupied by an outpost of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv based in Marbach am Neckar. Some of the literature from the museum is stored in the vaults, which are perfect for storing books and paper documents as they are air-conditioned.
With the exception of the... Read More
Students and staff on the Degerloch Campus think they know the buildings pretty much inside out, but there are areas, some of them sizeable, that neither students nor staff can access and maybe that they do not know exist.
Anyone who has used the music practice rooms in the basement will have seen the bright yellow door at the bottom of the stairs, but have you noticed the smaller door set higher up in the wall on the left? Behind that door is a floor duct that carries water,... Read More
. Being an international school with an emphasis on fostering Global Citizens, our focus for the current unit is mirroring the important issues and discussions being raised across the globe about human dignity, equality, and justice. Recognising the power of this moment, we wanted to inform our students and begin a dialogue that would not end in discussion, but in true change. We want to enable students to take meaningful action in their lives that will positively impact the lives of... Read More
Remember the Nest, our temporary classroom space for our Early Years students from 2009 to 2014? Remember the excitement when an extremely generous parent designed and donated the wonderful tent structure to keep the little ones dry when crossing to the Lower School and shaded from the hot sun?
But do you know who the last children to use the Nest were? Not our mice, squirrels or birds, but 100 children from the Kita in Felix-Dahn-Straße in Degerloch. The Kita building had developed... Read More
Can we learn about a country’s culture through pop music? With this question Grade 8 students embarked on a journey through Spanish-speaking countries in the American continent to explore its rich and diverse culture and geography. We travelled from the sandy beaches of the Caribbean sea to the flat lands of the Plata River in Uruguay and Argentina to the sound of merengue, reggae, Latin pop and even a 80s rock classic ¡Salta!
The students had to pick a song from a list, understand the... Read More
“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
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!
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
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
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