H.I.S. Library Week

Guest Author: Karen Parker

Next week, the PYP classes will meet Ms. Karen Parker, author of “Odd socks”, during the Library Week celebration.

Be ready to wear your odd socks when you see her in the library for a Zoom session.  We can also show her support by purchasing her published books available in Amazons DE.

Karen Parker’s publications:



“We are all in this together”

Grade 11 Action

As part of the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) programme, Grade 11 students are designing posters to motivate the H.I.S. community to stay strong together and to continue doing, what we have been so good at: Supporting each other. Every week two posters will be published on the blog. A huge thank you to the Grade 11 students for their creative energy and strong sense of community.

poster: Aleksandra, Grade 11


Happy Holidays from Konnie

Konnie still loves to collect things on our walks.

He has really fast recall.

Konnie is losing his winter coat at the moment.  This is great for him, but not so great for our furniture!

Time for a rest.  Happy holidays everyone!


Wellness Break & Staycation Ideas

MYP Students, still in distance learning, spent this past Wednesday afternoon, seeking to unplug and Take a Break.

We are proud of our students, teachers and parents who have endured over 3 months of distance learning and are looking forward to a much deserved rest. The activities listed are a good reminder and promote balance and wellness for each of us.  We trust that new healthy habits and experiences will blossom as you each practice some self-care in the weeks ahead.  Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

Earth Hour 2021

Please join the H.I.S. community as we recognise Earth Hour this weekend. This global celebration will give some of our students an opportunity in science classes, along with students in other local schools, to discuss sources of energy and the cost of our energy use on the environment. Around the world, families, organisations, and businesses are invited to show solidarity with those working to reduce our energy footprint on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm. There are many digital ways you can learn more, connect and take part. Visit: https://www.earthhour.org/

Grade 7 Science Project

Special Guest: Richard Thornley

The most recent Grade 7 online Science lessons were spent researching the chemical elements of the periodic table and their compounds.

Grade 7 scientists had to prepare a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and letter of motivation for their favourite element, explaining why the chosen element deserves to be in the periodic table.

When the students were celebrating the end of the project, zoom “intruder” Richard Thornley joined the class, as a fun surprise. Well known among IB Chemistry students, Mr. Thornley, currently residing in Prague, shared his knowledge of the chemical elements with the students.

Mr. Thornley and the students enjoyed this fun finish of a Science Teaching Unit.