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j.davis - Posted Friday, Sep 28, 2018 5:03:27 PM

On the 26th of September, the school celebrated the inaugural Silverback’s Day. The students came to school dressed up in Black, Silver or White to show their support for the Silverbacks. With music playing in the background, and a mascot greeting almost every student that came in through the main entrance, its safe to say that the school spirit was at an all-time high.

Furthermore, ISH hosted the International School of Brussels, and for the first time ever we had 7 teams competing at the same time in various sports. The results were impressive, to say the least, and the JV and Varsity teams took part in a spirited game of Dodgeball prior to their respective matches. 

Overall, the day was a massive success, and we would like to thank Mr Boutayeb and the entire team for providing the students with a tremendous experience. Congratulations to all the teams who played, and a massive thank you to everyone who came out to support them. 

The results are as follows: 

Football:

Varsity Boys - Drew 1-1

JV Boys - Lost 1-4

Varsity Girls - Won 5-1

JV Girls - Won 6-0

 

Volleyball:

Varsity Girls - Lost 2-3

Varsity Boys - Won 3-2

 

Hockey:

Varsity Girls - Won 3-1

 

Here are some pictures of the day.

 

 

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a.nthenge - Posted Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 1:04:00 PM

On the 26th of September, the Year 5 and 6 students had their Annual Sports Day. The day begun on the sports field, where students took part in various activities like the SturTee Challenge, Baton Relay, Shot Put and many more.

The students had a great time. With 90's music playing in the background, and students cheering on their peers, the competition became more and more intense.

After spirited competition, Team Demeter emerged as the winning team and Team Hephaestus won the Fair Play Award. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the PE Teachers, Staff Members and all the other volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to create a memorable experience for the students.

Here are some photos from the day itself. 

 

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a.nthenge - Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 1:55:32 PM

 

This year, Arina Naaz was chosen to be an Alderman in the Madurodam College of Mayor's and Alderman (B&W College). She will be replacing June Derz, who did a tremendous job last year.

 

Here is a little recap by Arina

This year, I was chosen to be the Alderman in the B&W college of Madurodam whilst representing the International School of The Hague. I am taking over from June Derz (Y13) who did an excellent job during her term in office.

It all began with Princess Beatrix, who became the first Youth Mayor of Madurodam when she was 14 years old. Princess Beatrix carried on this task for 28 years until she became the Queen of the Netherlands. The B&W college of Madurodam consists of 10 students from different high schools in The Hague.

The B&W College of Madurodam gives young students (aged 15 to 18 years old) the opportunity to become the Mayor or Alderman of Madurodam. We represent the smallest city of the Netherlands during several different occasions and include a working visit to the Mayor of The Hague.

We also play an important part in the Madurodam Kinderfonds, the foundation that donates 600,000 to 700,000 euros yearly on behalf of Madurodam to charities for children. The council contributes in making decisions on the charities that Madurodam supports and helps in assessing the applicants that the Madurodam Kinderfonds receives annually by visiting these organizations and reporting this to the board of Madurodam Kinderfonds.

 Since its founding, Madurodam has donated almost 34 million euros to charities that stimulate children to be a better person. They also motivate them to connect with other people, regardless of age and their background. Madurodam believes that if children are there for each other on a small scale, then they are also of great importance to society.

 

 

 

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a.nthenge - Posted Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Last Sunday, the school hosted a Welcome Event for all new parents. It was a lovely occasion to get to know each other, and for new parents to converse with other people who had just moved to a new country. Tours of the school were organized by the Connectors, and these tours were divided into home languages, so there was an opportunity for the parents to converse in their home language. It was also an opportunity for the families to familiarise themselves with the school building and their new environment. There seemed to be a great atmosphere, and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. Many thanks go out to everyone who played their part in making this event a great success. 

 

 

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j.davis - Posted Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 12:30:47 PM

There's a buzz in the air...the first students and their parents are here. The school is here to welcome them, as well as our Parent and Student Connectors and our Parents Association. We hope you have a great school year 2018-2019 at ISH.


 

By Joy Davis
Communications Officer

Our alumni will remember this feeling well. The anticipation and excitement of the new students and teachers. This is one of the lovely characteristics of being in an international school, and it balances out the sadness you feel when you have to say goodbye to your friends. 

We hope that you feel you have all the information you need. Please know that these parent and student bodies will be able to point you in the right direction if you need any help. Or you can always send a message to us at communications@ishthehague.nl. We may not have all the answers, but we'll try to make sure you get them. 

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