A year ago the “Parents as Partners” initiative took its first tentative steps with the organization of a job fair where parents shared their professional experience with our Middle Years students. The Friday before the Fasching break saw that initiative take another leap forward as our 8th, 9th and 10th grade students visited a wide variety of companies to take a peek behind the boardroom/consulting room/design studio etc. doors to find out more about career possibilities for their futures. ... Read More
Back in the 1990's there was a slogan for a telephone company campaign in Great Britain called "It's good to talk".
Yesterday and today at the ISS Degerloch Campus has reminded us of this slogan, and how relevant it is to what we do in education.
The time to sit down and talk about learning, to reflect on where children are and where they are going, to consider what we can all do to support them and to help clarify any mis-conceptions and misunderstandings about our school and our Program is... Read More
Keeping our school safe is an important aspect to us. As a school we address safety on a regular basis and have built a culture of ongoing risk management. We provide our students with a secure learning environment.
Our School Directors' latest blog entry focuses on student safety. Please click here to read about the topic in greater detail.
Sindelfingen Campus Grade 8 students again took part in the Schlau Schau in BreuningerLand on January 27th. This 10th Anniversary event attracted around 30,000 people including a number of local dignitaries and our students knowledgeably demonstrated the results of their research into the properties of air and how it affects the world we live in.
Great job Grade 8 and thank you to Mrs. Jones-Buerk and Mr. Kraft for all their support!
“Read in the Dark” – sounds at first like an impossibility, doesn’t it? But I wonder how many of us needed a torch as children, not because we were afraid of the dark, but in order to be able to continue to read when we were supposed to be sleeping?
ISS Lower School students experienced that thrill recently. They came suitably attired in their pyjamas (it makes reading more comfortable) and built forts with tables, chairs and blankets. Once these were made the blinds came down and the lights... Read More
In the 18 months of International Cafés our visitors have experienced many different things in addition to soccer and basketball activities and the communication with ISS students, parents and staff volunteers over tea and cake. They have experienced clowns, magicians, water games and the fun of the circus, but nothing had prepared them for the treat last Sunday – ARCADE GAMES of all different types and sizes!
As already reported, grade 6 students had designed and built arcade games from... Read More
As a part of the six week long advisory theme on international mindedness, Grade 6 students participated in a creative project that provided them with an opportunity to create/build/design games using recyclable material.
With a focus on sustainability, homeroom teachers and the MYP Service as Action Coordinator wanted to help students to better understand the idea of re-purposing.
After they collected the cardboard/paper or other re-usable materials students were able to build some quite... Read More
Schlau Schau is sponsored by the Sindelfingen Citizen's Foundation (Bürgerstiftung) and is a yearly event, which showcases the learning and creativity going on in the secondary schools in the Sindelfingen area. The show is held in Breuningerland and usually about 30,000 people see the show during the course of the Saturday when it is held. ISS Sindelfingen has been participating the Sindelfingen Schlau Schau event since 2008!
The theme for the Schlau Schau this year is Air. ISS Sindelfingen... Read More
Following our successful recognition as a MINT-freundliche Schule and as part of our commitment to supporting STEAM subjects ISS has formed an exciting partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two MIT students are currently visiting ISS as a part of MIT’s Global Teaching Labs (GTL) program, which allows students at MIT to travel to various countries to teach at local schools.
Brian Z. is an MIT final year undergraduate studying Chemical Engineering and Biology and... Read More
Grade 7 students presented their interdisciplinary unit - Language and Literature (English and German), Language Acquisition (English and German), Science and Visual Art - to other Middle Years students, parents and teachers last week and read the stories they created.
Each student focused on one community in the world that is affected by sea level rise and set their story there. The students wrote fictional, dual-language stories, supported by real scientific and economic facts about one... Read More