Career And School Counselling at H.I.S.

Making A Difference

In January, H.I.S. introduced students to our most recent ManageBac integration, BridgeU, a total university and careers guidance platform for global schools.

Students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 began using the platform, with grades 11 and 12 looking for university matches and grades 9 and 10 assessing their strengths and interests to identify career possibilities.

Since the initial roll-out of BridgeU with William Ledbetter, Lance Fortner, and Homeroom teachers, students in grades 9 and 10 have had further guided sessions; grade 9 and 10 students have worked to identify career possibilities, and students in grade 10 have looked at country requirements for university placement with regard to the upcoming selection of their Diploma Programme courses.

Students in grades 11 and 12 continue to work asynchronously on university selection and applications, respectively. Our goal is to make a difference in our students’ progression toward post-secondary education.

text: WL

International Diversity Club

We are so fortunate to live in a multicultural environment and the International Diversity Club, a Friday Activity for MYP students, celebrates the cultural diversity by exchanging traditions and experiences.

Last Friday the students of the International Diversity Club enjoyed Argentinian, German and Bulgarian traditions by sharing traditional food like German Dampfnudeln, Bulgarian Sudzhuk and Argentinian Alfajores Havanna, while drinking Mate Rosamante tea in the traditional Argentinian way. 

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Please note…!

The following two events have to be postponed due to illness. The events will be rescheduled and the new dates announced as soon as possible.




Junior Mathematics Competition Vienna

This weekend, 4 students from MYP went to the Junior Mathematics Competition in Vienna. A total of 40 schools with more than 200 students participated in this event. The competition consists of 3 parts: an individual competition, a team competition and a “chase’.

Unfortunately, none of our students won any prices, but as the host of the competition said: “There are no losers, only people who didn’t win”.


I really enjoyed this trip. I got to know a lot of interesting people and I saw a few familiar faces. All the students in the competition were interested in math, and it was fun to take part in the whole thing.


Very, very cool trip. I got to meet so many talented minds from the international community. The experience to train and challenge myself in a competitive setting really helped me growing terms of mathematical literacy.


I enjoyed going to the ISMTF math competition, because it gave us an opportunity to meet people from all over the world who have one common interest, mathematics. I was quite nervous for the Sunday Chase, as we were teamed with complete strangers, but it turned out amazing and by the end no one felt like they lost because we all gained something from it.


I think this trip was a great experience for us. We managed to meet people from all over the world, build friendship. I would go again, if the opportunity ever comes.


text & photos: ASZ

Schule Für Menschenrechte

Students For Human Rights

Save the date! On Monday 11th March at 7 pm, H.I.S. will proudly host an exhibition on the topic of Human Rights. The event will be open to the public and is supported by the Intercultural Centre in Heidelberg. The exhibition will showcase MYP student work. Below is the first glimpse of the poster, using the work of Laura, Grade 10. The text, as you will see, is in German as we will be advertising this event to the general public. The exhibition will include more posters like Laura’s, which explore Human Rights critically, as well as factual posters, poetry, film, art and science. Do you have an interpretation of the meaning behind Laura’s work? Feel free to share your ideas below in the comments. We hope to welcome you all on the 11th!