A successful International Café again yesterday afternoon! Around 80 refugees from the Waldau refugee accommodation joined parents, staff and students of ISS for a couple of hours of fun and communication.
For the younger ones there were hugely enjoyed activities led by circus trainer Lino da Silva including trampoline, unicycle, floor gymnastics and balancing on medicine balls. Nervous to start with, the children soon found that it was great fun and their faces when they succeeded in doing... Read More
The student-directed theatre production on the Sindelfingen Campus this year was “Miracle”. Julia Z. is the 8th Grade student who re-wrote, established the rights to perform, directed and produce this musical. She has included 5th to 10th Grade students and Middle Years teachers as actors in the piece. She also pulled together a team of lighting and sound technicians, set builders, make-up support and stage hands, from students, staff and her very supportive family. Mr Bowe was the mentor for... Read More
Before the students left for the Fasching break, the Lower School German Department hosted a traditional Fasching assembly to scare the winter away. Fasching is always a great tradition to show our students at ISS just how crazy the Germans can be! In Stuttgart, Fasching is celebrated by witches and jesters coming out to scare the winter away. These people wear traditional masks made out of wood. This year the German Department invited ten of these traditional “Maskenträger” to come visit our... Read More
Good news regarding our Schüler Experimentieren Team, who competed in the Sindelfingen Stadthalle last Thursday and Friday!
In the category of „Mathematik und Informatik,“ Julia and Marvin (Grade 8) were awarded joint first place for their project on using math to develop strategies to win at Monopoly. They will move on to the next level of competition taking place in May in Balingen! See the link below to read more about their success:
http://www.stuttgarter-... Read More
Artwork from students at ISS and the Wilhelms Gymnasium is currently being displayed at the Lothar-Christmann-Haus, a nursing home in Hoffeld. The title of the exhibit is “Mixed Media,” highlighting a variety of art styles. Not only has this project been a good opportunity for the schools to work more closely together, but the artwork is also a great addition to the home. The director of the home remarked: “The reactions of the residents and visitors are overall positive. Of course not everyone... Read More
The cold of the outside was in perfect contrast to the warmth of our welcome!
At the beginning of November, in one of the easternmost towns in the European Union, members of staff from four schools across Europe got together to start something special. For the next two school years, the Sindelfingen Campus of ISS Stuttgart will be leading an EU-funded project based on one of our campus's major philosophical motivations: looking at dual-language team-teaching across Europe. Together... Read More
On December 3rd we had our annual show up at the Christmas market in Sindelfingen. Our choir with students from Early Years up to Grade 5 were singing German and English Christmas songs. ISS Students have been singing there since 2004. Many visitors came only because they knew that ISS students would be singing. What could be better than having a warm drink and listening to children sing great Christmas songs!
As of today, ISS has 815 students enrolled, the highest number the school has ever reached! Certainly a reason to celebrate! This is significant, considering just one year ago ISS had 778 students and ten years ago the number was at 564. What a jump since 2006! The most recently enrolled students are from India, the United States, Germany and Japan. With 620 students returning from last year, we have approximately 200 new students this year, and still more to come! In January, families from... Read More
Over the summer five ISS students and a chaperone travelled to the Catholic Board School, Snehalaya, in Pune, India where they worked with disabled children, particularly ones with cerebral palsy. What a wonderful adventure they had! One experience that stood out in particular was hiking with university-aged students and helping to guide them. It rained the entire time during the hike, making it much harder, but even more memorable! Going into the trip, the ISS students didn’t quite know what... Read More
Wednesday was the certificate ceremony for the Middle Years Program. It recognized those students who had successfully completed the MYP. The certificate given out enables the students to continue onto the Diploma Program or to leave school to take up vocational training, if they have completed the minimum required amount of schooling in Germany, with the equivalent of the mittlere Reife. At this year’s ceremony there was an emphasis on global citizenship and international mindedness. Tim... Read More