Class of 2017 and England youth international player Danny Collinge was part of the VfB juniors squad while working hard to gain his IB Diploma at ISS. Now playing for the VfB reserve team, Danny appreciates the German approach to enabling young sporting talent to also study and Stuttgart is where he sees himself for the foreseeable future.
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This week (October 9th-13th) is Mental Health Awareness Week here at ISS. The goal for the week is to generate discussion that shifts the focus of mental health towards a positive, proactive approach. We want to establish a pro-active culture where good mental health is worked at and grown like all of our other skills and abilities.
Each day of the week will have a different theme drawn from the Approaches to Learning (ATL) overarching skill of Self-Management, with a corresponding colour.... Read More
Did you know………?
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them... Read More
Congratulations to 7th Grader Kieran, from the Sindelfingen Campus, who was chosen to play “Fletcher” in the newly opened production of “Bodyguard” at the Stuttgart SI Zentrum. Of the several boys who play this role, Kieran was chosen to play on the opening night last week.
Our Sports Club (SV-ISS) enables students throughout the school to participate in competitive sports locally and our teams more than hold their own against teams from other local sports clubs in the areas of basketball, soccer and track and field.
In the past school year SV-ISS experienced an amazing basketball boom, with membership growth and high demand in the basketball section resulting in the need to expand from one to four teams.
The interest in this sport has been reflected in success... Read More
How do teachers respond when a craze goes viral and all the children are playing with the latest “must-have” toy or gadget? Do we ban it because of the distraction it causes, or do we seek out teachable moments that allow us to engage children in new and exciting ways?
This year has been the year of the fidget spinner, with students reaching for the small whirly device at any available opportunity as they learn new tricks and share ideas.
But have you ever heard of a “flextangle”?
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This year, ISS athletes had a very successful sport season. We finished up the GISST season the last weekend with a great Track & Field tournament in Berlin where the ISS U14 Girls Team won the championship. The U14 girls also set a new GISST record on the 4 x 100 meter relay, and the whole team collected 17 medals!!! Congratulations!!!
Our ISS GISST teams have won 3 Championships in one season for the first time since we are participating in the GISST league. We have collected 10 trophies... Read More
Jessica, Marvin and Fia completed their assessed Gold expedition in the Pfalz last weekend! They hiked 80km over four days and were completely self-sufficient while investigating human impact on the environment. They may be a bit tired today but please do congratulate them!
Over the weekend students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program along with their chaperones embarked on a hiking and camping journey. Eva, head of the program, reported that “all nine groups and their supervisors returned happy and tired, full of new experiences. No glitches or close calls, but sunshine, rain, campfires, cold nights, amazing views, skies full of stars, energetic kids, brave supervisors, a bit of freedom, lots of learning.” Thank you to everyone who helped in organizing... Read More
Friday was Multicultural Evening…and wow, what an event! The foyer, Aula and hallways were full as over 800 people visited the many different tables of food representing various nations. There were delicious Italian meats, American pies, sushi, crepes, and many other dishes from around the world. There were so many options it was hard to choose, and everyone certainly walked away with a very full stomach! Students also put on performances. The Japanese students did an incredible dance that was... Read More