Sommerlauf 2021

For the second year in succession, the annual TV Edingen Summer Run cannot take place in its usual form, however, rather than cancel it completely there will again be a ‘Virtual Race’ between the 2nd and the 4th of July.

Distances of 1,5km for children and 3,6km and 10km for older students and adults are available.

The route that you run is completely up to you so you can decide to run anywhere in the world that you like. The only requirement is that you need to be sure of your route distance and the time taken to cover it. For those of you who run with a phone, GPS watch or similar this will be easy enough.

However, if you do not have any of these then you can plan a route on Google Maps, Komoot or any other mapping App and simply time yourself. You just need to enter your time with the personal link you will receive on registration. If you would prefer to walk, there is a 7,5km walking distance and of course all distances allow walking.

All funds raised will be split between social development funds in Edingen-Neckarhausen and the Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei

(DKMS) supporting those affected by leukemia.

I would love to hear of the Edingen Sommerlauf been held in far flung parts of the world or even just in the local area. Last year we had runners in New Zealand, Scotland, Australia, the Netherlands and the USA.

Please forward this information to anyone else who may be interested. So make it a family event and start planning your route. Be ready to run between 00:00 on the 2nd July and 23:59 on the 4th.

You can register directly at

You can register in English (top right of the screen)

If you should require more information or any help registering then please contact me.

Freie Fahrt voraus!

Grade 4 Road Safety Training

After starting off the training at freezing temperatures and in the rain, Grade 4 students had beautiful sunshine today to show what they’ve learned in the last 3 road safety training sessions.

The traffic police officers had a lot to do to keep an eagle-eyed eye on whether all traffic signs and traffic rules were being observed.

Congratulations, Grade 4 students!

You did a great job!

Gratitude Tree

A Chance to Reflect

Reflection is an important part of the IB experience. MYP students were challenged recently to discover what they are grateful for despite such an unbelievable year.

Every blossom of our gratitude tree (in the window above our front door) contains a grateful moment. We are now grateful and look forward to a much needed break.

The attached article shared by a H.I.S. parent reminds us that our students need to play this summer, recover mentally and embrace a possible future with many more of the aspects of the life we cherish.

text & gratitude tree design: LF


Expert visits German class

Grade 3 welcomed musician Daniel Gallimore

On Wednesday, 9th June, we welcomed Daniel Gallimore to our German class (Grade 3 AGP). When Daniel joined our lesson on zoom, we saw him sitting in front of his drums. Daniel is a professional musician, playing drums with his band Neomore and he is also a drum teacher.

As our summative assessment for the unit: “Know Your Rights” we have to plan an inclusive playground (that means that everybody can play on the playground – children with handicap or not). Daniel was our expert, that we could ask questions about playgrounds for children with handicaps, because, since birth, he is also in a wheelchair.

When he was younger, he didn’t have too many choices to play on playgrounds that were suitable for him in his wheelchair. He showed us a few photos of things he would have liked to play with. A sandpit, that was not on the ground, more like a table, so he could sit in the wheelchair while playing with sand. We saw a seesaw that can be used for wheelchairs and also for children who can walk, a swing for wheelchairs and a climbing frame that had a wooden, wobbly bridge for people in a wheelchair and other children. He also told us that an inclusive playground is very important, so we are not excluding people and learn from each other.

We got so many ideas from talking to Daniel, that we were super excited when started to draw up our own ideas for an integrative playground. Thank you, Daniel for the talk and the little concert you gave us! You are a very good drummer!

Text: Grade 3 AGP and SH

Photo: SH

Grade 6 IB Learner Profile Wall of Honour

In Grade 6 homeroom class, we celebrate our differences and promote the IB Learner Profile attributes by nominating classmates who we think represent the 10 LP attributes best.

We started this activity in September 2020 by reflecting and observing one another during classroom lessons (even during distance learning) to determine who we think deserves special recognition for any of the different LP attributes. It is our responsibility to be fair ensuring that we are not nominating our classmates because we are “close friends”. Then, our homeroom teachers observe the nominated student to validate our nominations.

After final deliberation of our teachers, during one of our Homeroom sessions there will be an announcement recognizing the student who deserves to get their hands marked on the IB Learner Wall of Honour in our classroom. With this activity, we feel proud and successful. Above all,  we learn how to reflect, appreciate our classmates and try our best to achieve the 10 IB learner attributes to inspire others.

Sasha and Maahi, Grade 6

“Chumbe” The Turtle

Environment Week - Preparing The Mandala

How can you transfer the outline of a giant Turtle Mandala onto the gym roof?

The Environment Working Group members found a way! “Chumbe” the turtle is now ready for some colour, which the H.I.S. students can start to add after the weekend.

Please remember that bags with the Turtle Mandala design can be ordered. Details of how to order these were sent with the last H.I.S. newsletter.

Stay posted to see the how “Chumbe” takes shape and colour over the next days.