Special Interests

The Chess Club run by the Hamburg Chess Club offers students in grades 1 to 5 and in grades 6 to 12 the opportunity to learn and play the game in the company of an instructor from the Hamburg Chess Club. The class is open to players of all abilities.

The Yearbook Production Team for students in grades 9 to 12 is responsible for publishing the annual ISH Yearbook and will work throughout the year on the many tasks involved in the production of this high quality record of the school year.

The Model United Nations and Debating Society for students in grades 10 and 11 focuses on the key skills of debate, formal resolution writing, public speaking and individual research. Although the course will run throughout the year and is open to all students in grades 10 and 11, a selected group of twelve students will be offered the opportunity to take part in one of the most prestigious MUN conferences available, at The Hague Model United Nations Conference in January (fees apply). With the MUN experience students grow in confidence, learn to be independent, critical thinkers and at the same time are able to spend time working closely with students from across the globe.

ISH currently runs a Girl Scout Cadettes group offering traditional activities and badge work for girls in grades 6 to 8; and a Girl Scout Juniors group for girls in grades 4 and 5.

The Kids 4 Kids Project is a community action programme aiming to help children in the local community through various non-funding and fundraising activities. This activity is open to students in grades 6 to 10 where it can be used in conjunction with the MYP Community Service Project; and for students in grades 11 and 12 where it qualifies for CAS hours.

The Generation €uro Group for students in grades 10 to 12 is specifically aimed at students with an interest in Economics. Organised by the European Central Bank (ECB), it helps students understand monetary policy and how it relates to the economy as a whole. It provides an insight into the role of a central bank by learning about the function of monetary policy instruments, such as interest rates. The activity is run as a competition by the ECB which ISH plans to enter.

The French Culture and Cuisine Club for students in grades 5 to 12 is designed not only to provide students with an opportunity to participate in activities that cannot be covered in class, but also to get them involved in a deeper understanding of the French “joie de vivre” and culture through cooking classes, cultural activities and the celebration of  seasonal and traditional events (Noël, La Chandeleur, Mardi-Gras, etc.)

Relax Kids for students in grades P1 to 5 is a pioneering system of teaching children mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help them cope with stress, anxiety and behavioral problems. Please refer to the table shown below for information relating to the different groups.

For more information, please see the Summary of our Special Interests Classes for 2016-17.


Garry Jones
ECAP Coordinator, ISH Athletic Director, and NECIS Sports Council Chairman

Tel: +49 (0) 40 8000 50 144

Special Interests Calendar 2016-2017