Students

The Focus of Our Attention

FIS students come from all over the world. Most of their parents work with the international companies in the area. Major nationalities are American, Indian and Japanese, around one third are Germans. Half of the students are learning English as a second language as English is not their mother tongue. When moving on from the FIS, students are able to continue their studies in another international school without interrupting their school career.

IB learners are internationally minded individuals that strive to create a better world through understanding the world’s global interconnectedness and humanity. These traits are:

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    Inquirers

    Students develop a natural curiosity that allows them to become lifelong learners.

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    Thinkers

    They apply thinking skills that allow them to tackle complex problems in creative ways.

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    Principled

    Students are honest, fair, just and full of integrity. They strive to solve their own problems and to take responsibility for their own actions.

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    Caring

    Students actively care about others and participate in active service.

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    Balanced

    Students understand the need to be emotionally, physically and mentally balanced. They strive for this in themselves and others.

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    Knowledgeable

    They explore ideas of importance and dig deep into its meaning creating a balance of their learning.

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    Communicators

    They understand and can articulate information in confident, creative ways, including a second language.

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    Open-minded

    Students understand and embrace other cultures. They recognize and celebrate their own backgrounds and learn tolerance for others.

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    Risk-Takers

    Students are brave in the face of new challenges. They strive to take on new roles and to defend their own beliefs.

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    Reflective

    Students reflect on their own learning. They are able to adjust for weaknesses and strengths.

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Inquirers

Students develop a natural curiosity that allows them to become lifelong learners.

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Knowledgable

They explore ideas of importance and dig deep into its meaning creating a balance of their learning.
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Thinkers

They apply thinking skills that allow them to tackle complex problems in creative ways.
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Communicators

They understand and can articulate information in confident, creative ways, including a second language.
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Principled

Students are honest, fair, just and full of integrity. They strive to solve their own problems and to take responsibility for their own actions.
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Open-minded

Students understand and embrace other cultures. They recognize and celebrate their own backgrounds and learn tolerance for others.
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Caring

Students actively care about others and participate in active service.
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Risk-Takers

Students are brave in the face of new challenges. They strive to take on new roles and to defend their own beliefs.
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Balanced

Students understand the need to be emotionally, physically and mentally balanced. They strive for this in themselves and others.
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Reflective

Students reflect on their own learning. They are able to adjust for weaknesses and strengths.

Student Council

High School

Students in High School are represented by a Student Council which meets weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent High School students’ academic and welfare concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • playing a part in the school accreditation and strategic planning process
  • organising High School Discos, Proms and other social and fundraising events
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • liaising with the Parent Teacher Organisation
  • initiating and supporting sports and service learning projects
  • assistance and representation at major school events
  • taking part in the interview process for key appointments to the school faculty
Middle School

Students in Middle School are represented by a Student Council which meets weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent Middle School students’  concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • organising Middle School discos, sleep-overs, bake sales and other social and fundraising events like the Spirit Week or different class competitions
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • liaising with the Parent Teacher Organisation
  • initiating and supporting sports and service learning projects
Elementary School

Students in Elementary School are represented by elected Student Council members from Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5 who meet weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent Elementary School students’ concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • organizing Elementary School special events
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • initiating and supporting community service projects

Student Council

High School
Middle School
Elementary School

High School

Students in High School are represented by a Student Council which meets weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent High School students’ academic and welfare concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • playing a part in the school accreditation and strategic planning process
  • organising High School Discos, Proms and other social and fundraising events
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • liaising with the Parent Teacher Organisation
  • initiating and supporting sports and service learning projects
  • assistance and representation at major school events
  • taking part in the interview process for key appointments to the school faculty

Middle School

Students in Middle School are represented by a Student Council which meets weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent Middle School students’  concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • organising Middle School discos, sleep-overs, bake sales and other social and fundraising events like the Spirit Week or different class competitions
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • liaising with the Parent Teacher Organisation
  • initiating and supporting sports and service learning projects

Elementary School

Students in Elementary School are represented by elected Student Council members from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes who meet weekly. The Student Council’s role includes:

  • providing a communication channel to represent Elementary School students’ concerns, and liaising with teachers and school leadership regarding these
  • organizing Elementary School special events
  • contributing to school assemblies
  • initiating and supporting community service projects
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