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Back to School for ISW

ISW welcomed it’s growing community of 219 students from over 30 nationalities back to school this week. It was really wonderful to see familiar faces from our returning students and to welcome our 74 new students joining our community this year.In particular, our year one students had a wonderful experience of celebrating the German tradition of the “Schultüte” – a beautifully decorated cone filled with gifts, stationary and sweets presented by parents to their child in order celebrate...

School start 2023-2024 – ISW staff preparation week in full swing: 1st September 2023

From 29th August until 1st September all of our ISW teaching staff have been engaging in an “In Service Training” in order to prepare for the return of our students on 4th September. This gave an excellent opportunity for both new as well as returning staff members to engage in a number of collaborative workshops providing a great basis for teamwork.
Focus of the week was given to the implementation of the Cambridge International School Curriculum within the context of the Vision and Miss...

Huge welcome to Jodi Fillingame – our new School Principal at ISW

The SBW philosophy “Dare to do what you Dream” has always driven Jodi’s deep seeded values and passion as a mother, daughter, educator, leader, and mentor. It was no surprise that she was naturally drawn to the position of School Principal at the SBW International School Westpfalz in Landstuhl, Germany, coming all the way from Australia!
During her 28 years of experience in education that spans many continents, her passion as an educational leader, coach and mentor has always been to

ISW “End of year” performance

Today was a very memorable day for our ISW community in many different ways. For the first time ISW celebrated this show on our own school grounds of this wonderful former nunnery – the central square providing a perfect location for this event. Our 200 strong students provided a wonderful musical performance for their families and attendance was in abundance. Thank you to all Learning Partners for your incredible performances.
It is amazing to think that our small community of just 38 stud...

Acting outside the box – service learning project from our ISW Student Council assists local community

Our ISW Student Council ended their year with a fabulous service learning project and fulfilled their mission statement – “To develop responsible leaders within our ISW school community”.
Over this past year the ISW Student Council has been raising funds to support a service learning project to assist the local Children’s’ Home and the Senior Living center. Service-learning embodies the belief that knowledge is not merely transmitted from teacher to learner, but rather is gained by...

Alice in Wonderland – Year 7 & 8 drama and theatre project

On 5th July Years 7 & 8 performed their own unique version of Alice in Wonderland for our younger LP’s in Primary. This performance was the result of many weeks of preparation and the effort has been extraordinary, with lower secondary LP's showing great skills in terms of acting outside the box in this wonderfully creative performance.
Many of our LPs were involved in the actual production on stage, whilst others were busy creating the set and background which truly carried our audience o...

Over 200€ raised for “Rainforest Alliance” through ISW’s Year 7’s Personal Project

On Wednesday, June 21st, Year 7 students at ISW launched their summer sale of jewelry produced through their Personal Project company: Destiny Jewelry. These students came up with a business model for their 3rd term Personal Project and as a team, created affordable and beautiful jewelry using rubber bands, cords, jewelry clasps, and beads and shells. The students have been advertising this jewelry throughout the school and at off campus community events as well, taking orders and presenting buy...

Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Houffalize, Belgium

In June, Years 8 & 10 went on a joint 4 day/ 3 night expedition to Houffalize, Belgium as part of their Duke of Edinburgh International Bronze Award. This trip was a follow on from the Year 9 expedition to Echternach, Luxembourg which took place earlier in the year. For many students, this element of the award scheme provides the greatest challenge, but also the greatest fun.
In order to prepare, Learning Partners (LP’s) learn orienteering skills, first aid, and other outdoor skills. They ...

ISW proud to host the 19th Board- and Trustees meeting of the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz

On the 23rd May 2023, the Board and Trustees of the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz held their bi-annual meeting at the International School Westpfalz. Our location provided a really unique location for this group of movers and shakers from the business, political and cultural community.
Following the main Board meeting, the Managing Directors Stuart Rich and Charlotte Ducker had the opportunity of giving an exclusive tour to those present. Many were fascinated and amazed about both the physical tra...

Thinking out of the box – year four investigative study into the use of robots within our society

Our Year fours have been reviewing the role of robots within our society. This research was based upon the Science “Inquiry-Based Learning” module concerning force, motion, and energy - the basis for designing and programming robots. Putting both their physics and mechanics skills to the test, our learning partners also reviewed various materials in order to design and construct sturdy constructions.
The study also enabled our students to hone in on their higher order thinking skills to c...