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Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018
“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
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
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
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018
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
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2016/17 was a great basketball season! U15 Girls became champion after finishing 3rd in regular season. The U14 mixed team finished 2nd behind TV89 Zuffenhausen in the regular season as well as in the final four. The U12 mixed team and the U16 Boys competed in beginners league and collected great experience. Click here to see the whole basketball report of 2016/2017! We also had the greatest success at the GISST finals Track & Field in Berlin 2017! For the first time the U14 girls won a... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
This week we have dentists from the Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt) visiting our lower school students from Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 4 for the first time. The dental examination is a main part of the school health care and a must in German schools. That is a great way to remind students in a child-friendly way of the importance of oral health by demonstrating good toothbrushing techniques or explaining the effects of sugar in our daily food.  Most of our Kindergarten students have... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
In August, ISS was awarded an Erasmus+ grant. Erasmus+ is a European Union grant programme which makes it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together to develop, share, and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training, and youth. The grant gives ISS the opportunity to work with other European partners.  The first student exchange was with Zespol Szkol Miejskich w Zlotory - a state-funded primary school located in... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018
Happy 2018! In the first two classes of the Sindelfingen International School alone, students speak more than twelve languages. Before the Christmas break, the school (headed by Sarah Kupke) opened its doors for refugees, who are housed in the neighborhood on the Goldberg. "We established contacts when the “Landratsamt” leased the former DRC building for the temporary accommodation of refugees," says Sarah Kupke. Meanwhile, the city of Sindelfingen now uses the house for the temporary... Read More

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