This week the Grade 12 Visual Arts students held their Art Exhibition as a culmination of their two years of study.

This talented group explored themes as diverse as ‘Perception and Reality’, Culture, Design and Architecture. Paintings, digital photographs, sculpture and video were all on display for classes to visit.

We wish the students well in their future creative endeavours.


Producers to Consumers

Grade 1 Field Trip to "Gemüserei"

Grade 1 took a trip to a local garden shop to launch their ‘Producers to Consumers’ unit. With his vegetable project Alexander Passaro produces vegetables for local consumers.
The Grade 1 class learned about seasonal vegetables, how Alexander takes care of the garden and how shopping there makes a thoughtful consumer.


Online meeting with scientist Alexandra Stripp-Rebak

Grade 10 students had the opportunity to meet Alexandra Stripp-Rebak, a scientist specialising in protein sequencing and mass spectrometry from Denmark.

A former IB Chemistry student, Alexandra is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Copenhagen’s Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research.

This online session provided students with invaluable insights into the field of genetics, which is currently being studied in their curriculum.

Beyond the science, Alexandra shared vital career counseling advice, shedding light on the life of a scientist, the decision-making process behind choosing a career, and the intricacies of conducting research in the scientific community.


Pointillism Art

Field Trip to SAP Walldorf

The Grade 8 field trip to SAP Walldorf was an enriching experience that combined elements of coding education and exploration. During the workshop portion of the trip, students had the opportunity to utilize the SNAP programming tool to create pointillism art.

Through the application of looping code and hue sampling techniques, they unleashed their artistic flair. In addition to the workshop activities, students were granted a well-deserved coffee break (hot coco) to fuel their enthusiasm for the remainder of the day.

Following the workshop, a guided tour of the SAP premises offered students insights into a corporate environment. Lunchtime presented an opportunity for students to enjoy a meal at the SAP cafeteria. Overall, the Grade 8 field trip to SAP Walldorf was a success, leaving students with valuable experiences.


Slam Dunk!

H.I.S. Basketball Team Wins Tournament

Congratulations to both H.I.S. Basketball teams!  This week the Grade 6-8 team and Grade 9-10 team took part in the Heidelberg School Championships at the SNP Dome. The students were really competitive and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.

The Grade 6-8 team lost 2 games but then won 2 games in their group and were unfortunate not to qualify for the semi-finals; but they played really well as a team.

The Grade 9 & 10 team also played really well and won all of their games winning the tournament!  Well done to all of the students who participated and gave it their best shot!