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j.davis - Posted Monday, Jul 9, 2018 3:47:49 PM

On 29th June, from 8:00 until 8:30 in the morning, Jip Veeman, Wietske Anema, Jet Kraaijveld and I (Sofie de Bruijn) organised an obstacle run for primary as our CAS project. Student from Reception to Year 6 were involved.

Prior to the run, we held assemblies for each year to inform the students of the event and the cause for which they would be raising money. In collaboration with Mr Toye and the UNICEF events coordinator, Mr Marijnissen, we decided to raise money for UNICEF's anti child-labour campaign, which seemed the perfect cause for the specified audience.

UNICEF estimates that nearly one in six children aged 5–14 are engaged in child labour in the world. We wanted to initiate a move towards freedom and safety for these children. We hope that the money we raised will help protect children across the world from violence, exploitation and abuse. We hope to help give them the childhood they deserve.

The enthusiasm, motivation and support we received made the fun run unforgettable and a true success. Over 500 students, parents, and teachers showed up to the event and we managed to raise a massive €4195,95.

Together with a team of volunteers we were able to set up a challenging, age-appropriate, and fun, obstacle run for the children. The spirit was truly sensational and we could have not have imagined the event to turn out this successfully with so many devoted and willing participants. Even the sunny weather was in our favour.

We would like to recognise and thank all those involved in the run and all the children that participated and helped raise money for the UNICEF anti child-labour campaign. Initiatives like these truly do make a difference. In the end, the run was so much more than just a CAS project; it was a strive towards protection, freedom and safety for all children across the world.

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j.davis - Posted Friday, Jun 29, 2018 11:49:06 AM

We need your help: we are looking for guest speakers for our "Challenger Programme". 

The Challenger Programme is an academic enrichment programme for motivated and interested students in Secondary, which aims to expose students to a variety of academic areas. It was started in March 2012, and provides opportunities designed to broaden and extend the learning process, as well as nurture students' intellectual and personal growth.

Our unique programme is set to continue in the next academic year and so we are looking for different guest speakers for each session, who play and interesting role in academia, business, or international organisations, who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with our students.

It concerns a group of students in Year 8 to Year 11 (12 to 16 years old). The programme runs on Wednesdays from 14:15-15:30 from October 2018 to July 2018. 

At times we also take the students on excursions so we would also welcome a study tour at your place of work. We are looking for people with knowledge about a variety of subjects: Medicine, Astronomy, International Law, Art, Business, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Psychology, Science and Diplomacy. (max 75 minutes per lesson)

You will be able to find more information on our page of the school website by clicking on the following link. Find out more 

If you are interested and able to assist our students please send an e-mail to Yarona van der Horst

Your help and support would be much appreciated!

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o.boutayeb - Posted Friday, Jun 22, 2018 12:48:09 PM

Wednesday evening saw the annual Sports Awards BBQ take place for all JV, Varsity and School/Club Teams. It was an amazing night reminiscing on a very successful Silverbacks Sports season, one that goes down as the most successful season in ISH sports to date. Not for just winning trophies and tournaments (although we did very well) but for growth, development, participation and making ISH Sporting history in a number of sports and events!


The night started with the announcement and introduction to the new Athletics Council who briefly explained their role next year and all helped out and ran the awards ceremony. A total of 200 guests attended the evening and 40 awards were given out: Coaches Choice, MVP, Coach of the Year, Instagram most 'liked" Photo of the Year, Stylist Team of the Year, Various other medals and a Life Time Achievement Award. A huge congratulations to all those who were nominated and won awards.


It was a sad moment but at the same time great to honour our Principal Mr Butcher for his involvement and all he has done for the iSH sports programme throughout his time at the school. Mr Butcher has been involved in coaching teams at ISH since he began in the school and his support, encouragement and forward thinking will be missed greatly by all students and staff. We wish him all of the best in his new adventures


After the ceremony, all enjoyed an amazing BBQ and some World Cup Football!


Congratulations to all students involved in a Silverbacks team this year and we look forward to another exciting season next year.  Look out 2018/2019 Season as The SILVERBACKS are on the RISE......

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o.boutayeb - Posted Friday, Jun 22, 2018 11:57:00 AM

Last weekend three students, Boaz, Ismar, Jendrik and ISH Teacher, Mr Veken, represented ISH and the Silverbacks and competed at the Triathlon Beach Challenge in Kijkduin. All participants completed the gruelling course successfully. The swim in the sea was choppy and the bike and run through the dunes and on the sand was tough, especially in the wind! A total of 191 competitors across two courses were involved. 


Boaz, Jendrik and Mr Veken completed the 1/4 course - 500m Swim, 14km Bike and 4.5km run - a total of 88 competitors


Mr Veken - 6th Place in 1hr 7mins

Boaz - 25th Place in 1hr 19mins

Jendrik - 30th Place in 1hr 22mins


Ismar completed the longer circuit - 1000m swim, 29km Bike and 9km run and came 3rd in his category age group and 46th out of 103 competitors in a time of 2hrs 35mins.


Huge congratulations to all competitors.


Go Silverbacks!!!

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o.boutayeb - Posted Friday, Jun 22, 2018 10:55:00 AM

After dominating the Regional Flag Football Tournament, all three ISH Silverbacks Flag Football teams advanced to the National Flag Football Tournament, which was held in Utrecht this year on Saturday 16 June 2018.


All three teams played great, showed a lot of character and resilience ... and each player contributed. The U15 team battled greatly but regrettably came up just short this time around. A great foundation has been built for the future as all but one of the players were actually still eligible to play in the U13 competition.


The ISH2 U18 team kept on rolling and with some gritty performances managed to win their group. We were hoping for another all ISH final, but injuries started to mount up as the competition hardened and the team just missed out in both the semi-finals and the 3rd/4th place game. 4th place was a great result, but the team deserved a bit more.


The ISH1 U18 team was certainly challenged, but they played a disciplined game on both sides of the ball and won all of their group games, the semi-finals and the finals. All the players made key contributions and were crowned National Champions. First time ever for ISH in the U18 category!!!


Congratulations to all students involved and to Mr Verloop for his dedication and leadership. Mr Verloop is very proud of all the teams and players - great job!


Can the Silverbacks win back to back in 2019??


Go Silverbacks!!!


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