Schule Für Menschenrechte

Students For Human Rights

Save the date! On Monday 11th March at 7 pm, H.I.S. will proudly host an exhibition on the topic of Human Rights. The event will be open to the public and is supported by the Intercultural Centre in Heidelberg. The exhibition will showcase MYP student work. Below is the first glimpse of the poster, using the work of Laura, Grade 10. The text, as you will see, is in German as we will be advertising this event to the general public. The exhibition will include more posters like Laura’s, which explore Human Rights critically, as well as factual posters, poetry, film, art and science. Do you have an interpretation of the meaning behind Laura’s work? Feel free to share your ideas below in the comments. We hope to welcome you all on the 11th!

Global School Play Day

Why is free, unstructured play important?

Wednesday February 6th , the H.I.S. PYP students will be participating in Global School Play Day to help raise awareness of the importance of play. There are countless benefits that help children develop physically, emotionally and socially.

On Wednesday this week,  students are encouraged to bring their toys from home. Once they get to school the rules are: no screens or devices, no structure, just play all day long!

Please visit www.globalplayday.com for more information and to watch Peter Gray’s TedX lecture, The Decline of Play to increase your knowledge on the importance of play.

text & photo: EM

Movie Night For All Students!

The Parent Teacher Group is organising a Movie Night for all students. The Movie for Primary School Students will be shown in the MPR. At the same time the movie for Secondary Students will be shown in the Hedgehog Hall. Tickets will be on sale next Monday after school.

H.I.S. MAD Nights 2019

Watch MYP students perform their version of “The Curious Incident” and walk through the MYP Visual Art Exhibtion. We will have two evenings of “MAD” performances next week.

Human Rights Project

When adopted on December 10th, 1948, the UN proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.” (UN, http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/ ) We are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate 70 years since this declaration as well as reflect, sadly, on the distance humanity still has to go to realize these declarations in all parts of the world.

The Interkulturelle Zentrum, Heidelberg started an initiative for schools in Heidelberg to apply for a financial support to realize an exhibition with the topic “School for Human Rights/ 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” during the International Weeks Against Racism (11th until the 24th of March, 2019). H.I.S. sent in a proposal as many MYP teachers saw a great opportunity to imbed this topic in the curriculum after the winter break. 

At the end of January, if successful, the proposal will see H.I.S. as one of three HD schools involved in the IZ exhibition about human rights and we will hold a public open evening on Monday, the 11th of March at 7 pm (first day after March break). If not successful, we will run our own exhibition for the community on the same date.

We are very excited about this whole project and will keep you informed about the hopefully positive news from the IZ Heidelberg. For now: Save the date of the opening!

text: BK, HP

Winter Fair

The smell of waffles and popcorn in the air marked the beginning of the annual H.I.S. Winter Fair.

Students, parents and staff work together every year to provide fun activities and wonderful treats at this seasonal event. Decorating cookies, christmas tattoos, Karaoke singing, roasting marshmallows and more – the activities and the food made everybody look forward to the Winter Break. But before that there is another week of school!

Many thanks to all for making the Winter Fair 2018 such a successful event.

photos: AS