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

Hoop Dreams!

MLP Academics Basketball Team Players visit H.I.S.

Players from the MLP Academics in Heidelberg who play in the Bundesliga 2, came and delivered a thoroughly enjoyable Basketball Coaching session to the Grade 7 and Grade 10 students.

The players shared some cool tricks and encouraged the students with their dribbling and shooting skills.  We look forward to inviting the players from the team back to school in January to coach the other MYP groups!

text & photos JK

Swimming Competition

Stadtschulmeisterschaften - Congratulations to all H.I.S. participants!

Over the past 2 weeks students from H.I.S. have taken part in the ‘Heidelberger Stadtschulmeisterschaften Schwimmen’. This is an annual swimming competition held for the city’s schools at the Olympiastüztpunkt in Neuenheimerfeld.

As our swimming programme has developed over recent years we decided that it was time that H.I.S. students join in the fun and represent the school.

On Tuesday 3rd December it was the turn of the Primary School students (Grade 1 to Grade 4 in the German state school system). A group of 10 very excited students from Grades 3 and 4 boarded their ‘team’ bus and spent the journey asking questions like:

Where would the competition would be?

Would there be lots of children and schools present?

Would there be ‘big’ kids?

Are the other children fast?

All these questions were soon answered and the students competed in individual events in 25m front crawl and breaststroke (Lieselot of Grade 3 coming away with a bronze medal for her 3rd place in breaststroke).

Representing the Primary School were Hannah, Lieselot, Ella, Sephora, Alexa, Charlotte, James, Thijs, Philipp and Lucas.

On the following Tuesday it was the turn of our secondary school students (including Grade 5). The group was a bit more reserved, but no less excited about the event. Students swam individual 50m freestyle events (any stroke) and this time we also entered teams into the relays. Carolin of Grade 10 was the fastest girl in Heidelberg, not only for her age, but overall and came away with a gold medal. The relays brought further medals and the girls (2006-2009) placed third in their event, winning bronze medals.

Representing the Secondary School were Carolin, Elli, Zara, Grace, Caera, Claudia, Molly, Sophia, Charlotte, Maahi, Dóra, Hannah, Charlotte, Ruthie, Adrian, Cy, Trey, Dhruv, Jasper, Thijs and Kallum.

This was a fantastic experience for the participants and everyone was extremely proud of their efforts. Julia and I remember some of these students just starting to swim when they were in Grade 3 and to see them compete in a city-wide competition made us very proud.

After witnessing the development of our Grade 3 and  Grade 4 swimmers this year we would like to thank the Franziska van Almsick Foundation for the support with our swimming program. Since the beginning of the school year the students have had weekly swimming lessons and more recently we have also had the services of an additional swimming teaching assistant. The progress the students have made is clear to see. H.I.S. is committed to developing confident swimmers and we look forward to our continued partnership.

We will certainly be at next year’s competition so to any undiscovered swimmers – we will find you!

 

AR and JE

Wie macht man Werbung?

Herr Rövers besucht den Deutschunterricht der 4. Klasse

Der Grafikdesigner, Herr Rövers, kam am Mittwoch, 11.12.19, zu uns in den Deutschunterricht. Er erklärte uns wie man wirkungsvolle Werbeanzeigen macht.

Die Farbenauswahl ist wichtig, damit die Anzeige auffällig ist und man aufmerksam darauf wird. Der Farbkreis ist dabei wichtig, weil man oft Komplementärfarben wählt. Rot ist zum Beispiel eine Warnfarbe, die sofort ins Auge sticht. Außerdem zeigte er uns, dass die Schriftfont und die Schriftgröße zum Produkt passen sollte. Ein Fließtest sollte kurz und knapp sein und schnell zu lesen sein.

Um Herauszufinden wie die Elemente am besten auf dem Poster aussehen, sollte man erst einmal alles auf das Poster legen und mit der Größe der Schrift und des Bildes experimentieren. Herr Rövers sagte auch, dass wir es auch spüren würden, wenn Farben und Schrift gut zusammenpassen.

Wir hatten auch Fragen für Herrn Rövers, die er uns beantwortete.

Jetzt haben wir einiges dazu gelernt, das wir für unsere eigenen Anzeigen benutzen können!

Dankeschön, Herr Rövers!

 

Text und Foto: AGP Deutschgruppe – 4. Klasse  und SH