A personal note…

We wanted to add a personal note to our Shoeboxes for the children in Romania this year, so on Monday in CAS Advisory, Grade 12 students got creative with pencils, crayons and stickers and spend part of their Advisory session making cards that have now been added to each box. This short CAS experience got … Continued

Celebrating Saint Martin

On the 11th of November, Germany celebrates Saint Martin by singing songs and carrying lanterns through the streets. We might not be able to have had our traditional Saint Martins lantern walk in the Degerloch Lower School this year, but we have been celebrating in all our grades in lots of different ways – making lanterns, … Continued

El Día de los Muertos

In Spanish, Grade 6 and Grade 7 students celebrated “El Día de los Muertos¨, a tradition celebrated in many Spanish-speaking countries. However, in Mexico it is celebrated in a festive and joyful way to remember the people who left us, families prepare altars with flowers, candles, photographs and the favourite food of the deceased person. … Continued

Lanterna Education

While teachers were working in teams on strategic projects for the school, our Grade 12 students were working with a recent IB and Oxford graduate from Lanterna Education to review study strategies and approaches for their final year of the ISS and IB Diplomas. The presenter commented on what a respectful and engaged group of … Continued

Duke Practice Expedition

Last week our Silver and Gold students completed their DUKE Practice Expedition in Dettingen Erms. It was lovely to see our students in action, watching them assemble their tents and cooking very ‘fancy’ meals on their trangia cookers! The students completed a 10-20 km hike on Saturday and arrived a little sore, but very happy, … Continued

An Adventurous Journey

ISS’ first Duke Gold group of the pandemic set out for the Pfalzwald area early last weekend. The students, following a route planned by the group in June, walked up to 20km a day along meandering paths, through woodland and up steep ascents! They made sure to pack appropriately for their adventurous journey and also … Continued

Ignite Your Mind

Not every classroom has four walls… “Ignite Your Mind” gave students in Grades 6 – 10 the opportunity to come together and explore their city and region. We learnt more about Stuttgart’s and Esslingen’s history, planned ways we can reduce our impact on the environment, built trust within the grade level, explored space and technology … Continued

Grade 12 IBDP Results

On Tuesday, July 6th, 170,000 students around the world received their IBDP results – and when the results came in at ISS we were all extremely proud of how our students did! The graduating class of 2021 persevered through very difficult circumstances during their learning and throughout the exam period to demonstrate that they are … Continued

Middle School Science Fair

Over 130 students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 presented their science fair slideshows online to the ISS community. Our students can truly be immensely proud of themselves.  “One particular presentation comes to mind from a Grade 8 student who was feeling particularly uncomfortable about presenting their experiment as they didn’t feel ready and would appreciate if they … Continued

Maths Quest 2021

Two days of virtual mathematical problems and challenges with schools form around Europe. Congratulations to the 2 Grade 5 teams from ISS competing and being mathematical ambassadors for our school. Organized through ECIS, this year’s competition is hosted by St. George’s School in Luxembourg. Good luck team ISS!