Message from Elias

Dear Mrs Macdonald, Dear H.I.S.,

​In light of my recent graduation I am very thankful for the time I could spend at H.I.S. The conceptual frameworks provided from school helped me immensely with my studies of International Business at Maastricht University.

I realized that this holistic education was the perfect preparation for a successful study. I participated in the Honours Programme and Marble and graduated in June cum laude.

My future plans are to study in a master programme in Paris: International Business in combination with philosophy.

Elias

Zeitungsfrühstück

...a good way to start the week!

On Monday, the 25th of November, period 1, the grade 9&10 German Language & Literature class enjoyed reading the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung and having breakfast at the same time.

This is one of the students’ highlights of the annual newspaper project with the Rhein Neckar Zeitung and the Stadtsparkasse Heidelberg called “Schüler machen Zeitung.”

But apart from the fun parts of the annual newspaper project there is quite a lot of work to do:

Over a period of six weeks the RNZ sends daily newspapers for the entire class and the students will learn about the structure of a newspaper, about the different types of articles, about a good writing style and how to research interesting topics. Finally each student will write an article which will be submitted to the RNZ in January.

The Rhein-Neckar Zeitung is hosting a competition this year –  24 classes of local schools in Heidelberg will be participating.

A prize of 300 € awaits the article that will be selected by the RNZ as the best one.

Good luck H.I.S. German Junior Journalists!

BK

Decorate our Skyscraper!

Christmas time is here and the skyscraper is being decorated! Three new special edition Christmas items will soon be available to buy.

As you all know, the skyscraper is displayed on the window in the foyer and you can buy items to place on it. There are already so many items that have been bought to complete the building.

We would like to raise as much money as possible so that we are able to supply everything we need to help build homes for families in Romania and to realize individual projects in Namibia on our CAS trips 2020.

So far we have raised 705 € that will all go towards our CAS trips. Starting Monday the 2nd December, you can buy:

  • a string of lights for only 3€,
  • a Christmas wreath for 5€, and
  • a beautiful snowman for 10€.

These items can be purchased with the order forms that will be sent out with the newsletter and found underneath the skyscraper. There you can also place your order in the black donation box. We would like to thank anyone that has spent their money for the cause, we really appreciate it. Grade 11 encourages you to help us prepare the building for Christmas.

Come decorate the skyscraper!

Kira, grade 11