15 June 2018
Message from the School Director
Dear ISF Parents
As the end of the years near, I do hope everyone is looking forward to a well deserved vacation. I would just like to draw your attention to two crucial pieces of information. Firstly I will be sending out early next week, a letter to all parents regarding details re return dates and events as well as reminders with regards to expectations for our student body. I would suggest that the contents of this letter are noted including reference to student uniform. Secondly, I remind everyone that the last day of school for the current academic year is Friday 29th June, we will finish at 13.00 and the campus will close at 14.00. I politely ask that all students are collected no later than 14.00.
Have a great weekend everyone.
On 18th of May an 'Antolin' event took place at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt. 'Antolin' is a reading competition which takes place every school year in May. This year Ms Sasnauskaite’s German Regular, Advanced and Intermediate Grade 3 classes participated in this event, along with 3000 students who read a story out loud.
At ISF students in grades 2 to 4 in the native speaker German class regularly read 'Antolin' books and take an online test on the books they have read. This activity is very engaging and students are usually very keen to read and sit the test to gather as many points as possible.
Beat the heat, stay cool, sign up for the ISF Summer School!
The ISF Summer School will take place this year from 2nd to 27th July for students in Kindergarten up to Grade 6. Students can sign up for one or several weeks for a half-day or full-day programme. In Kindergarten and Preschool children will practise using numbers as well as reading and writing in English and German. From Grade 1 they can choose between an academic programme and themed weeks. In the academic programme students work in small groups and practise Maths, English and German.
For the themed weeks we have a different theme each week. This year’s themes are:
Week 1: The World of Insects (Mr Richard)
During the first week students will explore the world of insects with our Art teacher, Mr Richard. They will make sculptures, draw insects, look at micro-environments and create landscape paintings with insects.
Week 2: The Need for Trees (Mr Richard)
During the second week students will discover why we need trees. They will draw trees, paint ecosystems, do printmaking with leaves and find out which animals live in trees.
Week 3: Energy (Mr Sundall)
In week three, our Science teacher, Mr Sundall, will look at different forms of energy. Students will also learn about conservation and the importance of energy. They will go on to produce energy and look at where energy is used day to day.
Week 4: The Solar System (Mr Sundall)
During the final week students will learn about the planets and make a model of the solar system. They will also discover more about the moon, tides and gravity.
In the afternoons all students enrolled in the full-day programme (including Kindergarten and Preschool) participate in fun activities such as games, art, music and sport as well as swimming in our pool. The highlight of each week is our field trip on Thursday afternoons to exciting destinations such as the zoo, the airport, a farm or local museums.
Hot lunch and snacks can also be purchased and Day Care will be available from 8:00 to 9:00 and 16:00 to 17:45 if required.
We hope you will be able to join our Summer School for some of the weeks to brush up on your academics or to learn more about these exciting themes. This year we have developed a very well-rounded and educational programme which we are sure our students will enjoy. An application form is available from the SABIS® Digital Platform, the ISF website (under Teaching and Learning) or from Reception.
Please also tell your friends and neighbours! ISF Summer School is open to non-ISF students. Students who would like to practise their English or German can join the academic programme.
We look forward to seeing some new as well as some familiar faces at Summer School this year!