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a.nthenge - Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 1:42:00 PM

On Friday 9th November, 87 children from Year 3 to 6 met with Miss Lawrence to share their ideas about what we could do to raise money to help both our local and global community. The students that were invited to the meeting were students that had tried to become a member of the student council and the newly elected members of the student council.

Our aim was to include as many ideas as possible throughout the year. Some of the ideas were going to help local charities like the Kika foundation and others were going to help global causes like the Movember Foundation with the return of our Daily K run. Our student voices are important and we want them to be heard. The speellokaal buzzed with energy and ideas throughout the entire meeting, and all these ideas have now been collected and will be analysed this week by the student council. An action plan will be drawn up in the upcoming weeks. 

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a.nthenge - Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:53:34 AM

The Global Issues Network team went to their first ever GIN forum organized by the Copenhagen International School. The theme for this year's forum was "putting the human in humankind". Some of the main topics that were discussed include human rights, women's rights, human trafficking and many more. Marie-Christine Nibagwire delivered a remarkable speech. She is a refugee that escaped the Rwandan genocide and has now established an organization in London to help other refugees around the world. Her speech was about refugees and the need to integrate them into our society. Her story was extremely intriguing and frightening as well.


Another interesting speech we heard was one about women rights. It focused on topics such as reproductive rights and touched upon how these topics are slowly becoming less of a taboo. Many people were interested in how birth control is being brought to less developed regions, and how humanitarian aid is being brought to worn-torn areas.All 12 of us (Finn, Sophie, Merhbanoo, Sean, Hannah, Sterre, Sofia, Estee, Bruno, Tinkara, Mr Al-Jayusi and Ms Melker) had a very intriguing, influential and eye-opening 3 days at the conference and we learnt a lot of things we would have never know before. We were truly inspired by everyone's ideas on how to make the world a better place. We will use the lessons that we have learnt for our own GIN Conference and dedicate more t energy to the issues discussed at this forum. 

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a.nthenge - Posted Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:48:00 AM

Last week, the Varsity Teams traveled to various countries in Europe to compete in the annual International School Sports Tournament (ISST). This year, the ISST celebrated its 50th Anniversary, making this year's tournament a little more special. The ISH participated in five different tournaments across four countries and for the first time ever, we hosted the Boys Division 1 Football Tournament, and the energy was at an all-time high.

Unfortunately, the boys did not have the fairytale ending they had hoped for but they certainly came close. They lost to the American School of Cobham in the semifinals, thus finishing in 4th place.

The traveling teams all represented ISH to the highest level and they displayed outstanding performances. The Hockey Girls showed their strength once again, and they came close to upsetting the BSN, but lost in the final, thus finishing in 2nd place.


The second Varsity Boys Football team participated in Division 3 ISST competition at ASH, and came home with a WIN, by beating ASH during the penalty shootout in the final, so CONGRATULATIONS to them!

The Varsity Boys Volleyball Team made history by participating in their FIRST ISST Tournament in London. They shocked the participating schools with their performance and they enjoyed themselves whilst in London. They fell short of the top four, thus finishing in 5th place. 


The Varsity Girls Football Team made history by becoming CHAMPIONS of the ISST Division 2 tournament in Vienna. They put on an outstanding performance, especially during their final game, where they defeated St John's International School 2-1. The team has now been promoted to Division 1 and we couldn't be more proud so CONGRATULATIONS girls. 


A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped out last week and supported the Silverback. We truly couldn't have done it without you and congratulations to all the players who competed in this year's ISST tournament.

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a.nthenge - Posted Friday, Nov 9, 2018 11:52:00 AM

The 28th annual MUNISH conference was held at our school last weekend!. The organization began in February, and after 9 months of hard work, the Board of Directors of MUNISH, Ms Peters and Mr Boeyink saw the conference come to life. The theme of this year's MUNISH conference was " Rising to the Challenges of Exponential Change". Over 1000 delegates from around 120 delegations discussed various issues such as the global rise of populist governments to nuclear disarmament and the situation in Syria. 

After setting up the conference on Thursday, it all began on Friday. The ICJ committee visited the Peace Palace and the other committees lobbied and collected several ideas to form resolutions that could be debated on. On Saturday, all committees started debating and working together to think of innovative ideas to solve the problems at hand. The day came to a close with a fun party at Madurodam. 

The debate commenced on Sunday morning and later that day, MUNISH came to a conclusion with many passed resolutions that provided solutions to various societal problems that we face today. We hope that MUNISH had a large impact on its participants, and we hope to see many of you next year for the 29th annual MUNISH conference.

Maxence Rynwalt (Member of the MUNISH Public Relations Team) 

Shafi Sardar (Member of the MUNISH Board of Directors)


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a.nthenge - Posted Friday, Nov 9, 2018 9:29:42 AM

The Rijnalds Lyceum Wassenaar released the following press release about their new International School in Wassenaar. 



 Press release                                                                                                           7 november 2018 


In September 2019, the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar will open its doors to international students. The new school will be called the 'International School Wassenaar – Rijnlands Lyceum' 

The International School Wassenaar will be formed as part of the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar. Therefore, it will be possible for expat students to follow international education in the context of a Dutch high school. Expat children will, as such, be part of the local community. 

The International School Wassenaar will deliver the IB-Middle Years Programme (MYP) which is an international educational programme for students between 11-16 years of age. After studying the MYP programme, students progress onto the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme. This is a two-year course which ends with examinations which are applicable for entry into university. 

The Rijnlands Lyceum group of schools has much experience with international education. The Rijnlands Lyceum Oestgeest and the International School of The Hague both offer the IB programme, while the European School of The Hague, which is part of the Rijnlands Lyceum group, delivers the European Baccalaureate. 

The Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar is a Dutch secondary school which delivers high quality education to approximately 800 students. The school is beautifully situated in the heart of Wassenaar and has excellent facilities. For the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar, the addition of international education is a logical step. The school has for many years given bilingual education and offers near native language programmes for English (IB), French and German. Recently, the school has introduced the exam subject of Chinese Language and Culture. The students are active members of the Model United Nations, Model European Parliament, Public Speaking and the exchange programme. 

The Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar is in a strong position to offer international education. Firstly, the Rijnlands Lyceum has earned the license to give international education. Secondly, the school has been awarded the highest possible accreditation by the inspection team of the Dutch Ministry of Education. In addition, the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar is listed as one of the 'Excellent Schools' in the Netherlands. 

The founding of The International School Wassenaar marks an exciting phase in the development of the Rijnlands Lyceum. Together with the students, parents and staff we look forward to building a rich and engaging international learning community. 

For more information please contact: 

Robert Verloop, MYP Coordinator 

Jan Leuiken, Principal 

International School Wassenaar – Rijnlands Lyceum 

Backershagenlaan 5 

2243 AB Wassenaar 


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