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j.davis - Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2018 4:30:14 PM

This Tuesday 17th of April, the finale of the year 9 geography energy challenge took place. All the best plans from each class were presented to the whole of year 9 and judged by Ms Gray, Ms Stellema and Mr Zuijderduijn, as well as Mr Oudshoorn, one of the initiators of "het Haags Klimaat pact" (The Hague Climate Pact. The Geography Energy Challenge is based around the energy transition; the change of our energy system that is based on fossil fuels, into a system that is based on sustainable, renewable energy.

By Wieneke Maris
Geography Teacher

Students researched, in small groups, the energy use of the school, and proposed strategies to reduce this to become climate neutral in 2030, so as to be in line with the Paris climate agreement and " het Haags Klimaatpact".

As a part of their research all year 9 students went on a tour of the school with Mr Zuijderduijn to learn about the way ISH uses and reduces energy.

Congratulations to the winners of the challenge; the team from 9C; Victoria, Elisa, Maya and Marko. The jury was impressed with their plans to install Pavegen tiles that generate electricity from footsteps and to hold a cycling competition to promote sustainable transport. Well done to all the year 9 students for their research and creative solutions!

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j.davis - Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2018 3:12:21 PM

Our community minded IB CP Family organized a Vossenjacht (Fox Hunt) in partnership with Wegelaergroep, for scouts with special needs around Winkelcentrum In De Bogaard last Saturday. It was such a wonderful and worthwhile day!

By Alma Trumic
IBCP Coordinator

The whole event was arranged by our CP students who used their Business and Service Learning skills to organize, resource and fund the event. Students and teachers dressed up in glorious costumes to give the Scouts a treat. Led by Charlotte Vochteloo, the group dressed up as jungle animals, Disney characters and circus acts with the Scouts of Wegelaergroep, a local special needs charity, given the daunting task of finding the hidden members scattered around the mall. Luckily the rain held off and the excitement on the faces of the Scouts, students and teachers turned this event into a magical afternoon. The icing on the cake was that the students raised over €1,000 which will support the Wegelaergroep to go on summer camp which will no doubt be a highlight of their year!

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j.davis - Posted Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Last week was a busy one for the Geography department. On Monday the Year 10 Geographers completed field trips to the Urban Farm in The Hague and Biesland farm in Delft. The aim of these trips was to take the curriculum outside the classroom and to develop an understanding of systems, scale and sustainability as part of the Geography syllabus. Over 70 students completed tours of the two very different farming environments and gained a great insight into their inputs, processes and sustainability. The information gained will feed into a summative assessment regarding 'Feeding a Hungry Planet'.

By Bella Mandry

On Tuesday the Year 12 Geographers spent the afternoon at the beach, thankfully in good weather. The aim of this additional time is to introduce a range of fieldwork skills, which are a key aspect of the Internal Assessment required for success in this subject. The internal assessment for Geography counts towards 25% of the final grade for standard level students and 20% for higher level students.

During the afternoon over 50 students along with staff cycled to the beach to undertake a number of primary data collection techniques in preparation for the Schiermonnikoog field trip in June. This involved the use of a variety of equipment, students also learned more about the importance of controlling variables and sampling. This workshop ensured that students are equipped with good practice prior to the field trips, allowing a greater quality and quantity of data collection in the field.

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j.davis - Posted Friday, Apr 13, 2018 4:30:07 PM
j.davis - Posted Friday, Apr 13, 2018 3:59:58 PM

On Wednesday 28th March, the ISH-ESH Joint Concert took place in the MDA, with the opening speech given by ISH Secondary Vice Principal, Ms Kerry Gray.

By Tomoku Ogusu
Music Teacher

Musicians from various groups including the ISH Senior Jazz band, ISH VivaVoce, ESH Jazz Band and the ESH Choir shared their excellent musical talents in the 1 hour 30 minute-concert. A huge thank you to the ISH Parents Association, ISH Y13 Prom Committee, ISH communications Team, ISH ICT, as well as the Concierge Team and the ESH Music Department for their great support and encouragement. Our success this year has made us even more eager to host the ISH-ESH Joint Concert next year.

Some appreciative feedback from ISH students -

"I am a member of the ISH Senior Jazz Band and have been in this band for 2 years. Last week's joint concert with ISH and ESH was a huge success. Despite having little time for joint rehearsals we really managed to make a wonderful performance out of it. It was also a good mix of different pieces which made the concert enjoyable until the very end. I think it's always fun to watch and listen to other musicians perform their songs but playing with them really made this concert extra special. Even though I'll be leaving ISH this year I hope that this was the first of many more ISH/ESH concerts in the future." -ISH Y13 Maurita Bloembergen-

"The concert was an amazing experience, especially since the ISH and ESH music department collaborated for the first time and seeing different groups from both schools coming together was incredible. I'm part of ISH' Viva Voce choir and we don't always collaborate with other groups in the music department so, performing with the ISH jazz band as well as ESH was definitely a breath of fresh air. Each performance that night was outstanding and I was hooked on every moment, from the 2 jazz bands' "Watermelon Man", to ESH choir's "Evening Rise", to the teachers' duets... everything was enjoyable. As for our part, I hope Viva Voce' hard work these past few months had paid off and we had provided the audience with enjoyable performances; I personally don't know how we did exactly but it was a nice reward when a stranger I met after the concert praised us and said how much she enjoyed the event. Overall, I must say there was never a dull moment that evening." -ISH Y10 Audrey Nguyen-

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