Congratulations to our Duke of Edinburgh International Award team for passing their accreditation audit with flying colours!
Many thanks to the Award Director for Germany, Klaus Vogel, and the other auditors, for spending a busy weekend with us here at ISD.
On 8 May, we hosted the VDP – Verband Deutscher Privatschulen (Association of German Private Schools) for an educational forum about digitalisation. About 100 guests from various German educational organisations spent the day at ISD, participating in lectures, discussion groups and a tour of our facilities.
From 29 April to 1 May, ISD’s Speech and Debate Team performed very successfully at the NESDA tournament in Barcelona: both of our debate teams advanced to the semi-final round, two of our students moved on to the finals and won, one of them also placing 3rd in impromptu speaking, and our other team finished in overall 3rd place! Great job, everyone!!
As part of our ISD speaker series, Dr. Gary Stager held a parent/community talk “Preparing Kids for an Uncertain World” on 6 April. Gary made the case for embracing modernity as a way of preserving the finest traditions of child development, and preparing children to solve problems neither their parents or teachers can imagine. During his presentation, Gary illustrated how learning-by-doing, new technological materials, and timeless craft traditions can supercharge the learning process.