ISH bases its educational approach on creating a learning environment where students can grow to become citizens of the world actively engaged in promoting those principles defined by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
In delivering a well-rounded education for our students - one that neither begins nor ends in the classroom alone, and includes social, moral, and emotional growth as well as provide our learners the opportunity to engage in our local and global community and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Students pursue service activities that they are passionate about and are able to see the progress and success through their actions. One such activity is Kids4Kids, an extra-curricular project across all divisions in ISH from Early Childhood Center, Junior School through to Secondary School/MYP and IBDP CAS. Individually, or in collaboration with one another, student members work on various fundraising activities. This includes making art and craft items for selling, with the aim of making worthy contributions to children in need within Hamburg and its environs.
ISH also believes that the involvement of parents is integral to the success of our students and the well-being of our community. We are pleased that so many parents involve themselves actively as volunteers in support of both the academic and social life of the school, which includes the organising of our biggest annual fundraising event, The International Fair.
Together with the PTA, a whopping 10,000 Euros was raised through the International Fair event and activities by Kids4Kids project for the following institutions: Altonaer Kinderkrankenhaus (Altona’s children’s hospital, Die Arche, a charity that helps socially underprivileged children and young people in Hamburg-Jenfeld), Schule Hirtenweg (an institution for physically handicapped children) and NCL Stiftung (a foundation dedicated to children and young people with childhood dementia, as well as researching for a cure).
On Friday 14th December, our last day of school this year, representatives of these institutions - Mr. Tobias Lucht of Die Arche, Dr. med. Rainer Süßguth of Altonaer Kinderkrankenhaus, Ms. Tiziana Serio of NCL Stiftung and Mr. Arik Gotthardt of Schule Hirtenweg - each received a check of 2,500 Euros that they have pledged will go to extending the good work of these institutions.