“Abiiiiiii”, which is short for the German word “Abitur”, is the name of the annual special edition of the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung published in July. It celebrates the achievements of all students that graduated in the summer of 2019. Each Heidelberg Secondary school can fill a page with a motto, stories, quotes and information about the school. Enjoy the H.I.S. page of Abiiiiiii19!
These students will join a community of over 1.85 million graduates, in 153 countries, who have all demonstrated the knowledge, skills and determination to address our greatest challenges.
Dr Siva Kumari, the IB Director General, extended her heartfelt congratulations to students worldwide receiving their results. She said “They have shown a thirst for knowledge, a determination to succeed and a conviction in their ability to take on their next best step equipped with high quality preparation.”
“Higher Education institutions and employers alike are telling us we need young people who can collaborate, communicate and think critically while creating new knowledge. Research suggests that an IB diploma prepares students with these skills. Our alumni are addressing the challenges humanity face with open-minds and creativity. I wish this year’s graduates all the best for the future and for making our world better”, Dr Kumari added.
I am very pleased to offer my congratulations to all our students celebrating their achievements. For the fifth year running, H.I.S. has achieved a 100% pass rate. I thank our teachers and staff who ensure that every student at Heidelberg International School receives a high quality education and thorough preparation for the IB exams.
Secondary Principal & Diploma Coordinator
Flowers, planted by the students outside their classrooms on the playground, were a welcoming sight during break time today. We hope all students, their families and staff have enjoyed a fantastic Spring Break. There are a number of events, curricular and extra curricular, to look forward to in the last two months of school this school year.
We wish everybody a good start into this week.
text & photos AS
Our annual 24 Game Math Competition between Grades 3, 4 and 5 had 36 competitors. For some it was their first experience of this competition and for others, the second or third time of competing. We were proud of the effort the students made both in preparing and at the event.
The challenge is to manipulate 4 numbers to make 24. Speed is of the essence! It is a serious competition but there was fun too. The top 8 scorers now have the opportunity to travel to Hanover in May to compete in the International Schools of Germany competition.
We are thankful for the support of Grade 6 students as judges as well as a couple of students from DP and a few teachers. Although a Primary event, it is well supported throughout the school.
We look forward to reporting how our finalists get on at Hannover. Traditionally, our students do very well, returning with winners’ trophies.
text & photos: MB