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
As part of a unique project to design a STEM-inspired ‘playground for the future’, a group of school children from across Europe visited AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ashington.
The year six pupils, who hail from Germany, Italy, Poland and Ashington’s own Bothal Primary School enjoyed a full day at the plant where they were treated to site tours, an interactive colour workshop, a virtual reality experience as well as a surprise visit from AkzoNobel’s iconic Dulux... Read More
On the International School of Stuttgart’s Sindelfingen campus, we highly value and support the languages of our students. We follow our own inter-lingual language learning philosophy and are very interested in the philosophies of other schools and institutions. The Erasmus+ Programme supported us to compare and contrast different approaches and facilitated the creation of close working relationships with our partner schools in Estonia, Spain and the Netherlands.
Our project enabled three... Read More
Buy your tickets now for this year's musical, A Chorus Line!
A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s... Read More
The International School of Stuttgart hosted its annual Future Directions College Fair which attracted 41 universities from around the world including Germany, Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan.
Over 250 students and parents from ISS and neighbouring schools attended and feedback from exhibitors and attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Presenters were impressed with the overall organisation, the quality of the questions asked and the ... Read More