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j.davis - Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:03:16 AM

Since Fall 2017, Year 1 has been working with the ISH EAL and Mother Tongue Departments to develop a new teaching strategy for our English beginner students. This has involved the flexible use of Google speaker buttons, which allow lesson content to be played out loud in both English and the languages of the children. This translation tool also allows our English beginner students the opportunity to express their knowledge and understanding of lesson concepts in their own languages, alongside their developing English skills. This new strategy has been trialled across a number of classroom subjects, in whole class, small group and individual settings, bringing with it a number of great social and learning successes for our Year 1 children.

Read this excellent new post on the NALDIC EAL Journal blog by ISH educators Josh Martin and Mindy McCracken. It details the use of audio translation software in the classroom, allowing EAL learners to engage with both lesson content and express their ideas.

READ THE JOURNAL


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j.davis - Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 5:35:58 PM

We, the PlastISH team at the International School of the Hague, are looking for someone just like YOU.

You long for a green future, you want to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up polluting our beautiful Earth, you want to make a difference. And that's why clicked on the right news story!

Please DONATE by clicking the link DONATE


At PlastISH, our aim is to have a complete production line consisting of all four machines to recycle our school's plastic waste. This way, we'd be able to create products at a relatively large scale and have a greater impact on the community, both at ISH and in The Hague - possibly even at an international scale later on! Simeng spent two years building the plastic shredder for her Personal Project but we cannot afford to spend a total of six years on the remaining machines and that's why we've decided to buy them.

Problem is, this needs money... Our team is split into designers, engineers and business & marketing who have so far been working together to: - Shred different types of plastic - Make improvements to the shredder - Develop molds - Create a website Just so you can be sure that your money will be used wisely, here is the budget plan:

  • Extrusion Machine - €1260
  • Injection Machine - €400
  • Compressor - €700

Special Price for the 3 machines - € 2150 (the above adds to €2360 but we have received a discount)

  • Shipping cost is around €500 for 3 machines
  • Remaining €100 will be spent on molds
  • Total = €2750

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to say hi :) Finally, please help us spread the word!

Tell your friends, family, colleagues, teachers, students, the bus driver, the lady at the cashier - everyone! The more support we get, the sooner we can start making a difference together.

Update: We're thinking of creating a limited edition product as a small token of appreciation for all of our supporters!

* PlastISH is a project inspired by Dave Hakkens' Precious Plastic initiative

Precious Plastic website: www.preciousplastic.com
PlastISH website: www.preciousplasticatish.wixsite.com/plastish

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j.davis - Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 12:22:36 PM
Karel Keurhorst in Year 12, is designing an innovative eco-friendly surfboard for children in Design & Technology.
We visited the amazing Appletree Surfboards factory, where he learned how kiteboards and surfboards are made. These boards are incredibly strong and extremely waterproof. The boards are designed to provide you maximum fun and control in the waves!
Karel came back inspired to develop their final Design & Technology Internal Assessment. We can't wait to see the results!

By Susana Contreiras
Design Technology Technology





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o.boutayeb - Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:26:05 PM

The Varsity Tennis Team have travelled to Brussels to compete in the ISST D3 Tennis Championships hosted by BSB this week. The team is lead by Yr 12 captains Daliyah Hammoud and Ron van der Horstand and we wish them all the best.


The tournament website link is: bit.ly/ISSTD3Tennis18 where you can follow the event.

You can also see updates on the ISH sports twitter account @ISHSPORTS and @ISHSilverbacks Instagram account.


Go Silverbacks


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o.boutayeb - Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:11:46 PM

The U14 Girls and Boys Silverbacks Basketball and Football Teams competed last week at the BSN Summer Games. Schools involved were British School in the Netherlands (BSN, British School Amsterdam (BSA) and International School Moscow (ISM).

It was a very successful tournament for all teams and a nice end to their season. Both Girls teams came 3rd, losing out in close games to Moscow and BSN. Both Boys teams proved too strong and dominated every game coming away with 1st place.

Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to the teachers and coaches for taking the teams.

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