Challenger programme 2018-2019 in Years 8 to 11

The Challenger programme is for motivated and interested students from Secondary which started at ISH in March 2012. The Challenger programme is an academic enrichment programme that aims to expose students to various academic areas. The programme provides opportunities designed to broaden and extend the learning process.
The enrichment programme will be offered in various fields such as: Medicine, Astronomy, International Law, and Psychology. Students will also need to work on a Personal Challenger programme.
We would like to welcome interested and motivated students from Y8- Y11 to participate in this unique programme on Wednesdays at ISH.

Showcase of Challenger Programme for 2018-2019


  • Attendance
  • Presentation- Challenger personal interest
  • Summaries & reflection  of 4 lessons
  • Challenger Questionnaire 


  • The programme will start on Wednesday, 10th October 2018.
  • The last lesson is on Wednesday February 20th 2019.
  • Programme
  • Time: 14:15-15:30 hr.
  • Location: D202 - D203
  • Students are encouraged to sign up by filling this form: 
  • Signing up starts from Wednesday 26th September from 20:00
  • All students will receive an email regarding their application by Wednesday 3rd October.
  • Available spaces for Y8&Y9 are limited. The final decision on which students can participate will be based on available spaces on a first come first served basis and a letter of motivation (writing by completing the form). 

  • Students with English phase 1 and 2 cannot join the programme this Academic year.
  • Please discuss this opportunity with your son/daughter.
  • Please send an email to


  • The programme starts on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.
  • The Last lesson is on Wednesday 5th June, 2019
  • Programme
  • Time: 14:15-15:30 hr
  • Location: D202- D203
  • Students are encouraged to sign up by filling this form
  • Signing up starts on Wednesday  23rd January 2019 from 20.00
  • Available spaces for Y10&Y11 are limited, students will be admitted on a first come, first served and a motivation letter ( in the form).
  • All students will receive an email regarding their application by Friday 15th February 2019.
  • Please send an email to
  • Video clip:


Participation in the Challenger programme is free of charge. However, once signed up, we expect the students to continue their active participation during the whole programme.

A call for guest speakers: We are looking for guest speakers who play an interesting role in academia, in business, and in international organizations and who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with our students.

If you are interested and would like to sign up for a guest speaker, please contact Yarona van Der Horst at

Student Experiences

Some more Video Clips:


Challenger Archive of Programmes

Year 8-9 2017-2018

Year 10-11 2018

Year 8-9 2016 - 2017

Year 10-11 2016 - 2017

Year 8-9 2015-2016

Year 10-11 2015-2016

Year 8-9 2014-15

Year 10-11 2015

Year 10-11 2014

Year 10-11 2013

Year 10-11 Nov 2012-April 2013

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