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
Last Saturday was the International May Festival at the Sindelfingen Campus. This is an annual event that brings us together to celebrate our cultural specialties, traditions and similarities. Families present aspects of their home cultures. It is an afternoon of dancing, singing, music-making, playing, talking and warm exchanges that bring us closer together as a community. Past students and alumni families came this year, as well as a huge turn-out of our present community. The PTG pulled... Read More
The first ISS Sindelfingen Campus Job Fair on May 3rd was a resounding success. The Parents-As-Partners team prepared fantastic presentations for all the Middle Years students as well as leading mock-interviews for our 9th and 10th grade students. The whole Middle and High School was buzzing – students listening keenly to the parents, parents listening actively to the students, well-prepared questions and fascinating responses all round.
It is these kinds of events that we believe create a... Read More
We have very exciting news! Julia and Marven from the Sindelfingen campus won 2nd place in the Baden-Württemberg Landeswettbewerb for Schüler Experimentieren, organized by Jugend Forscht. This is an exceptional accomplishment that they can be very proud of!
After the cold and rain and snow of last week we were relieved when Sunday dawned bright and sunny, just in time for the April International Café with refugees from the Helene-Pfleiderer-Straße. The afternoon started with a visit from the “Great Bastian”, the conjuror Bastian Fischer (www.salon-nouveau.de), who held not only the large party of children, but also the adults spellbound with his conjuring tricks!
Bastian was followed by activities out in the sunshine as ISS parents, students and... Read More
The ISS Sindelfingen Campus is leading a European Council-funded, Erasmus+ project, involving partner schools from Narva in Estonia, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Coma-Ruga in Catalonia. This week, eight of the 5th graders are visiting the school in Spain. The project focuses on exploring local cultural traditions through dual-language team-teaching. In Catalonia the students took part in the St. Jordi celebrations where people made human towers, they learned local dances, and pressed grapes... Read More
From March 30th to April 2nd, students from the Middle and Upper School hosted MUNISS 2017, one of only a few conferences in Europe that are entirely student run. Not only were some 120 students from both campuses involved, but ISS also welcomed approximately 450 students from 40 different schools across the globe. Over the course of three days the students were involved in mock debates modelling the United Nations. Kristen Pollard, MUN Director, said: “Many of the visiting directors that I... Read More
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