In the new edition of the XPat Journal, you can find a two-page article regarding RISS and we like to share it with you. In conversation with our Principal Mónica Gilbert-Saéz, the article tells about our mission statement and how we implement it within our school and through our community, the reaccreditation by the CIS and NEASC and how the school is a reflection of the city of Rotterdam. We invite you all to read and share it.
We strive to build strong and positive lifetime relationships.
We have the courage to do what is right and to grasp opportunities offered to us all.
We believe in respecting ourselves, others and our world.
We accept responsibility for our actions and the effect they have on those around us.
On Saturday the 16th of February, RISS hosted the NGO Debate for Peace around whose visit we built a one-day Model United Nations experience, which we called the Debate for Peace/RISS Summit.
RISS had a very successful week last week! Grade 9 students won both 1st and 2nd place in the first interscholastic debating tournament against the Wolfert Bilingual department last Thursday.
Working with international students is always rewarding. Each child brings their own story to the classroom and we all learn from each other.
Working at an international school is something I have never thought of doing, but it is the best challenge that I have ever taken on. RISS is a school with great opportunities for both students and teachers.
I wanted to challenge myself, to experience what it is like to live and work in a country with a completely different culture and under very basic conditions.
I ask myself the questions: What can I do better to make physics more understandable, what can I do for the students to get the best out of them and surprise them with their own knowledge and capabilities?
RISS is a small but fast growing school with small classes and a tight knit community within a dynamic international city.