Dogs deserve a treat as well!

Grade 4 AGP German Group baked dog treats for Konnie

During our unit: Plugged In we also learned about advertisements and how to create them. Our final task was then to design an advertisement for a product, which we had to create on our own.

We wanted to make something for our school dog, Konnie, and we thought, since he likes eating everything, self-made dog treats would be a good idea. During our German lesson last week, we had the chance to bake two different, healthy dog treats.

After creating a design for the product packaging, we had the chance to feed a few treats to Konnie as a “Nikolaus” treat. He really likd them and actually wanted to eat them all. We were very happy to see that he enjoyed our treats!

 

 

 

Text und Fotos: AGP German Group and SH

Message from Elias

Dear Mrs Macdonald, Dear H.I.S.,

​In light of my recent graduation I am very thankful for the time I could spend at H.I.S. The conceptual frameworks provided from school helped me immensely with my studies of International Business at Maastricht University.

I realized that this holistic education was the perfect preparation for a successful study. I participated in the Honours Programme and Marble and graduated in June cum laude.

My future plans are to study in a master programme in Paris: International Business in combination with philosophy.

Elias

Zeitungsfrühstück

...a good way to start the week!

On Monday, the 25th of November, period 1, the grade 9&10 German Language & Literature class enjoyed reading the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung and having breakfast at the same time.

This is one of the students’ highlights of the annual newspaper project with the Rhein Neckar Zeitung and the Stadtsparkasse Heidelberg called “Schüler machen Zeitung.”

But apart from the fun parts of the annual newspaper project there is quite a lot of work to do:

Over a period of six weeks the RNZ sends daily newspapers for the entire class and the students will learn about the structure of a newspaper, about the different types of articles, about a good writing style and how to research interesting topics. Finally each student will write an article which will be submitted to the RNZ in January.

The Rhein-Neckar Zeitung is hosting a competition this year –  24 classes of local schools in Heidelberg will be participating.

A prize of 300 € awaits the article that will be selected by the RNZ as the best one.

Good luck H.I.S. German Junior Journalists!

BK

Decorate our Skyscraper!

Christmas time is here and the skyscraper is being decorated! Three new special edition Christmas items will soon be available to buy.

As you all know, the skyscraper is displayed on the window in the foyer and you can buy items to place on it. There are already so many items that have been bought to complete the building.

We would like to raise as much money as possible so that we are able to supply everything we need to help build homes for families in Romania and to realize individual projects in Namibia on our CAS trips 2020.

So far we have raised 705 € that will all go towards our CAS trips. Starting Monday the 2nd December, you can buy:

  • a string of lights for only 3€,
  • a Christmas wreath for 5€, and
  • a beautiful snowman for 10€.

These items can be purchased with the order forms that will be sent out with the newsletter and found underneath the skyscraper. There you can also place your order in the black donation box. We would like to thank anyone that has spent their money for the cause, we really appreciate it. Grade 11 encourages you to help us prepare the building for Christmas.

Come decorate the skyscraper!

Kira, grade 11

International Diversity Club & Cooking Class

During Cultural Diversity Club on a Friday afternoon our MYP students were able to experience German traditions first hand.

Martinsmännchen are one of the customs used in Germany to remember and celebrate St. Martin a Roman soldier who later became bishop and who is known as a man who did many good deeds.This popular sweet treat eaten on and around November 11th and can be purchased in the majority of German bakeries or can also be made easily at home.

Grade 7,8,9 and 10 students were able to form and decorate their own pastry men and had as much fun as their younger schoolmates from EP and Grade 3 in the weeks before.

text, photos, recipe: MM, JE, JK

A Proud Chess Moment

Schach Bezirksjugend Einzelmeisterschaft U14 - Congratulations Akshat

Last Sunday, I attended a Chess tournament with players from various clubs such as Altlußheim, Viernheim, Großsachsen & Mannheim organised in Viernheim. There were various age group categories.

The tournament I played at consisted of 7 Chess games with different participants. Each game lasted a maximum of 50 mins. (25 min. each participant), kind of a rapid round competition.

I won 6 games out of 7 and achieved 2nd position in the category of Under 14 year old players. I felt very proud of myself at the end of the tournament and was very happy. During the matches I felt very stressed but after winning a couple of rounds, I was more confident.

Akshat, Gr 7

Visit to the Waldpiraten Camp

On Monday the 11th of November, several Grade 11 students went to hand over a cheque of 4,100€ to the Waldpiraten Camp. The amount was raised by the H.I.S. community. It was a new school record and we felt proud to be able to represent our supportive school community.

When we arrived, two representatives explained the concept of their organization and how our money will benefit them. Afterwards, the students got a tour around the camp where we had the opportunity to see how the children get to spend their time. This included playing games, doing sports activities and making pizza.

We hope to visit the camp again next year and hand over an even bigger amount of money to help support more children.

Blog article by: Grade 11 students