Congratulations to The Class of 2020

100% Pass Rate for H.I.S. Graduates

The students in our class of 2020 joined 174,355 students around the world to celebrate receiving their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme results.

These students have joined a community of nearly two million graduates, in 152 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 “An IB education has always been about more than results and, this year, students have had to deal with a level of global disruption that has never been experienced before.

Every IB graduate should be proud of their achievements, not just in reaching this milestone, but in the great flexibility and commitment they have shown in overcoming such obstacles.  We know that the IB has prepared them to be better learners for life—to be better, more critical thinkers, better at formulating excellent questions and finding the answers, and better suited to adapting to our ever-changing world.

We at the IB wish this year’s graduates all the best for successful and fulfilling futures.

We know that they will continue to make positive differences to the world as they progress in their lives and the many new normals.”

The May 2020 IB results are based on the students’ coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigour and quality control measures built into the IB programmes. This means that the May 2020 cohort will be awarded a Diploma or Course Certificate that truly reflects their standard of work.

I am very pleased to offer my congratulations to all our students celebrating their achievements. For the sixth year running, H.I.S. has achieved a 100% pass rate. We have an average score of 32.8 points (of a possible 45) which compares very favorably with the world average score of 29.9

I thank our teachers and staff who ensure that every student at Heidelberg International School receives the highest quality education and thorough preparation for the IB exams.

Kevin Whitmore

Secondary Principal & Diploma Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Break is here!

The School Year 2019-20 has come to an end and……we are starting to prepare for 2020-21, of course.

Have a wonderful Summer Break!

We look forward to welcoming all returning and new students and parents end of August, and we wish those of you moving on all the very best. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing.

TV Edingen Virtual Summer Race

The annual TV Edingen Summer Run cannot take place in its usual form, however, rather than cancel it completely there will be a ‘Virtual Race’ on the weekend of 4th and 5th July.

Distances of 1,5km for students and 3,6km and 10km for 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 a global charity. Please do consider joining one of the very few ways to be part of an event at present.

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.

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 oo:00 on the 4th July and 23:59 on the 5th.

You can register directly at https://runtix.com/sts/10400/1912.

If you should require more information or any help registering then please contact me. allyn.raw@hischool.de

PYP Faschings Celebration

Make your own costume!

Dear parents,

There will be a Fasching celebration on the 19th of February. For those who do not know what Fasching is, it is a celebration were you dress-up and play games, this is celebrated in Germany. At our school the whole PYP is invited! The mottos or topics are:

  • EP: under the sea
  • Grade 1: my favourite food
  • Grade 2: school things
  • Grade 3: Inventions
  • Grade 4: pairs or groups (such as spaghetti and sauce or cereal and milk. What we mean is that one child dresses -up as spaghetti and the other as sauce.)

The costumes HAVE to be homemade. There will be a contest for the best costume. 2 people in every class will win this contest for the most creative and sustainable designs. Look at some of the winners from the past. Good luck making your costumes.

Sincerely,

Anne and Aron (grade 5 moderators)

Swimming Competition

Stadtschulmeisterschaften - Congratulations to all H.I.S. participants!

Over the past 2 weeks students from H.I.S. have taken part in the ‘Heidelberger Stadtschulmeisterschaften Schwimmen’. This is an annual swimming competition held for the city’s schools at the Olympiastüztpunkt in Neuenheimerfeld.

As our swimming programme has developed over recent years we decided that it was time that H.I.S. students join in the fun and represent the school.

On Tuesday 3rd December it was the turn of the Primary School students (Grade 1 to Grade 4 in the German state school system). A group of 10 very excited students from Grades 3 and 4 boarded their ‘team’ bus and spent the journey asking questions like:

Where would the competition would be?

Would there be lots of children and schools present?

Would there be ‘big’ kids?

Are the other children fast?

All these questions were soon answered and the students competed in individual events in 25m front crawl and breaststroke (Lieselot of Grade 3 coming away with a bronze medal for her 3rd place in breaststroke).

Representing the Primary School were Hannah, Lieselot, Ella, Sephora, Alexa, Charlotte, James, Thijs, Philipp and Lucas.

On the following Tuesday it was the turn of our secondary school students (including Grade 5). The group was a bit more reserved, but no less excited about the event. Students swam individual 50m freestyle events (any stroke) and this time we also entered teams into the relays. Carolin of Grade 10 was the fastest girl in Heidelberg, not only for her age, but overall and came away with a gold medal. The relays brought further medals and the girls (2006-2009) placed third in their event, winning bronze medals.

Representing the Secondary School were Carolin, Elli, Zara, Grace, Caera, Claudia, Molly, Sophia, Charlotte, Maahi, Dóra, Hannah, Charlotte, Ruthie, Adrian, Cy, Trey, Dhruv, Jasper, Thijs and Kallum.

This was a fantastic experience for the participants and everyone was extremely proud of their efforts. Julia and I remember some of these students just starting to swim when they were in Grade 3 and to see them compete in a city-wide competition made us very proud.

After witnessing the development of our Grade 3 and  Grade 4 swimmers this year we would like to thank the Franziska van Almsick Foundation for the support with our swimming program. Since the beginning of the school year the students have had weekly swimming lessons and more recently we have also had the services of an additional swimming teaching assistant. The progress the students have made is clear to see. H.I.S. is committed to developing confident swimmers and we look forward to our continued partnership.

We will certainly be at next year’s competition so to any undiscovered swimmers – we will find you!

 

AR and JE