Welcome back Grade 10

It so good to hear your voices in the school building! Grade 10 students returned to school after the temporary closure and seemed very glad to be back. The class was divided into two groups, with each group occupying a room. Like Grade 5 last week, the Grade 10 students had an open air PE lesson on the roof top terrace.

Grade 1 students returned back to school this week, too – check the blog for some photos of the class tomorrow!

photos: AS

 

Roof Top PE

Back at school, Grade 5 enjoyed the sunshine an their first “Roof Top PE lesson” last week. Thanks to the creative energy of their PE teacher, the work out at a distance was very effective – sore muscles anyone?!

photos: AS

Habitat for Humanity – Chocolate

Support Grade 11 and #SaveTheSaviours

If you can recall, Grade 11 was meant to have an Easter Egg Hunt as a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on the 2nd of April. Sadly, it had to be canceled due to the corona virus and the temporary school closure.

Because the hunt never happened, we were not able to distribute the chocolate to the kids. Aldi had sponsored us so this now leaves us with an abundance of chocolate.

Grade 11 has decided to use it to make small gift bags for any students that have returned back to school or any that will be returning soon.

Hopefully these gifts will inspire you to donate for our cause. Even though our trip to Romania was canceled, we have made the decision to continue to fundraise for a project called “save the saviors”.

Habitat for Humanity Romania, in partnership with the Moinesti Ambulance Center will build an Emergency Center, which will serve over 65.000 people from 11 communities in NE part of Romania. All the money that we raise will go towards making a new and better center for our saviors. You would be #savingthesavior. To make any donations, you can do it via this website link, which leads to the fundraising page of the H.I.S.  Grade 11 students:

https://www.habitatforhumanity.de/engagieren/spenden/spendenaktion.html?cfd=snmay&fbclid=IwAR29zrReWtFk1Ku_iYg2ssWi3hGHRzHs2rJ7SoWNgxxEFdMtVdDouNpO6Ls

For the students and teachers already present in school there is also a donation box at the reception. Thank you for all the support.

Kira, Grade 11

Welcome back Grade 5

Grade 5 students had a great time exploring the playground at morning break.

They found it easy to think of games to play that would help them keep the required distance from each other. Thank you for being so mindful and caring – it’s lovely to have you back at school!

Too all those of you waiting patiently at home: We are thinking of you and we hope to welcome you back soon, too.

photos: AS

 

 

Woof (“Have a good weekend!”)

Konnie found a massive stick on our walk the other day.  He insisted on carrying it the whole way home!

Here he is listening to birds on this morning’s walk.

Only Konnie could find a football by the river.  He had great fun playing in the water and chasing the ball. He had a well-earned rest afterwards.

 

photos: KvG

 

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle….”

Luckily I did not come across any sleeping lions but a beautiful jungle full of wildlife and flowers. Take a peek:

…and find out what’s growing on the playground.

I’m sure you spotted where on the playground the photos were taken, right?!

As beautiful as the flowers are to look at – I cannot wait to hear the sound of you playing, meeting, chatting, climbing on the playground again!

 

photos: AS

 

 

 

 

The Sound of Science

Grade 7 students designed their own musical instruments and recorded a video performing a famous song with the musical instrument created. This was a part of their studies of Waves and Sound in Science. Their Science teacher had a lot of fun watching the students showcasing their instruments and listening to their musical performances.

text: MM

 

Foster Dogs

MYP Student Action

Dear students of  H.I.S.,

My name is Lucia and I am a student in Grade 8. I have been trying to find new ways to keep myself occupied in these lonely times. I have gardened, painted, cooked, and organised but that only distracted me for a few weeks. Back in January, I got my first rescue foster dog to take care of.

After taking care of my first foster dog, we had to wait with traveling plans but now, since trips got canceled and we had plenty of time on our hands, I am taking care of another dog. Two weeks ago I got my second foster dog named Pax!  He was very scared since he was rescued from Romania and was on the road to Germany for many hours.

All of the dogs have different stories of were they were rescued and Pax was found on the street with his siblings. After a few days of hiding, eating, and watching our own dog, Pax was following me everywhere and on the third day didn’t even need a leash. We found him a happy home.

I hope to see many other foster dogs in the future as a hobby and I am receiving a new dog this weekend named Bella. Stay happy, healthy, and occupied!

Lucia, Grade 8

 

Volunteer Work for WHO

A faculty member of Heidelberg International School has been working as a volunteer for a London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine data mapping  project with WHO.
The crowd-sourced project focuses on public health and social measures applied during the COVID-19 pandemic in different countries.  The volunteers working on this project devote small amounts of time to finding answers to questions online and editing datasets.
The first results have just been posted on the WHO website:​