PYP Fasching – Thank you

Dear H.I.S. Community,

Thank you for your help. We are especially grateful to those of you that came to school early to help us set up for Fasching.

We were surprised by the amount of creativity that went into the homemade costumes.

All of the costumes were really good, but we had to choose winners. Please tell your children this, if they were upset that they didn’t win. We hope students as well as parents all had fun at this event that we put a lot of time and effort in. Hopefully next year there will also be a lot of fun and we encourage you to be just as creative and helpful as this year.

Anne, Aron (the moderators) and Grade 5

PYP Faschings Celebration

Make your own costume!

Dear parents,

There will be a Fasching celebration on the 19th of February. For those who do not know what Fasching is, it is a celebration were you dress-up and play games, this is celebrated in Germany. At our school the whole PYP is invited! The mottos or topics are:

  • EP: under the sea
  • Grade 1: my favourite food
  • Grade 2: school things
  • Grade 3: Inventions
  • Grade 4: pairs or groups (such as spaghetti and sauce or cereal and milk. What we mean is that one child dresses -up as spaghetti and the other as sauce.)

The costumes HAVE to be homemade. There will be a contest for the best costume. 2 people in every class will win this contest for the most creative and sustainable designs. Look at some of the winners from the past. Good luck making your costumes.

Sincerely,

Anne and Aron (grade 5 moderators)

Konnie Takes Public Transport

I am trying to give Konnie a range of experiences.  At the weekend, he travelled by bus and tram for the first time.

He was very excited to have a day out in the big city of Heidelberg and behaved very well on public transport.

He was incredibly tired after his day of trying new things and slept well last night.

text & photo KvG

Chinese Culture Festival

非常感谢您度过了美好的夜晚

On Friday, the H.I.S. community celebrated the Chinese New Year at the Chinese Culture Festival. The evening will long be remembered as a fantastic celebration, with wonderful food and an exciting programme. The beautifully decorated MPR was glowing with red and gold lanterns, lights and decorations. Many of the guests came dressed in red, too. Our thanks go to our Chinese parents who planned and organised this wonderful evening for us. 非常感谢您度过了美好的夜晚

text & photos AS

 

The Lucky Winner is….

During the last Healthy Bake Sale, the grade 11 fundraising team invited the H.I.S. community to make a very “sweet guess”: The Gummy Bear Jar Guess!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the project and helped to raise money for the grade 11 CAS trips 2020!

Here is what you’ve all been waiting for: the glass jar contained 862 gummi bears! The jar of gummy bears was handed over to the lucky winner, Alexa, grade 4, who got closest with her guess of 854.

Congrats Alexa and don’t eat them all at once! Everybody else, please don’t be disappointed, you might have better luck with the M&M guess starting next week organized by the student council supporting Konnie’s education …

Further actions to support the grade 11 CAS Trips 2020 will also come up in the future. The next Healthy Bake Sale will be on February the 5th. Keep an eye out for posters around the school! We appreciate your help!

The grade 11 fundraising team​

Field Trip to Carl Bosch Museum

Grade 7 students explore the power of magnets

When Science and Mathematics meet, electric motors can be built, using the power of magnets and metals.

The Grade 7 students have successfully proven that the scientific laws of the Universe are mathematical, while taking part in a whole day visit to Carl Bosch Museum in Heidelberg on Monday 13th January 2020.

The students built their own electric motors at Carl Bosch Museum, after learning about magnetism in class in the course of their current Science Unit.

The students have described the trip as joyful, fascinating but too short to experience all the possible fun one can have with Science and Mathematics.

 

MM

 

Dog Training Started for Konnie

Konnie has been attending a weekly puppy group and has done so well that he has been moved into the young dog group.  During these sessions, we both learn important commands and he gets to socialise with other dogs.

At the weekend, Konnie passed the suitability test to be entered into the year-long Therapy Dog Training course.  He did extremely well on most elements of the test, but along with the other dogs on the course, he will need to learn new commands and skills.  The first module starts this coming weekend.

Staff members and some Grade 12 students continue to take Konnie for short walks during the day.  He loves his trips outside and all the dog walkers try hard to ensure there is consistency in what they do with Konnie.  For example, he always walks on the left-hand side.

Konnie still has a lot to learn.  He is not yet 5 months old, but we are already extremely pleased with his progress.

Konnie travelled to Scotland on the ferry over the Winter Break.  He loved his time on the beach in Amsterdam on our way home!

KvG