Special Interests

The Chess Club run by the Hamburg Chess Club offers students in grades 1 to 5 and in grades 6 to 12 the opportunity to learn and play the game in the company of an instructor from the Hamburg Chess Club. The class is open to players of all abilities.

The Yearbook Production Team for students in grades 9 to 12 is responsible for publishing the annual ISH Yearbook and will work throughout the year on the many tasks involved in the production of this high quality record of the school year.

The Model United Nations and Debating Society for students in grades 10 and 11 focuses on the key skills of debate, formal resolution writing, public speaking and individual research. The course is open to all students in grades 10 and 11, although a selected group of twelve students will be offered the opportunity to take part in one of the most prestigious MUN conferences available, at The Hague Model United Nations Conference in January (fees apply). With the MUN experience students grow in confidence, learn to be independent, critical thinkers and at the same time are able to spend time working closely with students from across the globe.

The Kids 4 Kids Project is a community action programme aiming to help children in the local community through various non-funding and fundraising activities. This activity is open to students in grades 6 to 10 where it can be used in conjunction with the MYP Community Service Project; and for students in grades 11 and 12 where it qualifies for CAS hours. Enrolment is by arrangement with Mr. Peter Anderson who leads this activity.

Relax Kids for students in grades 1 to 5 is a pioneering system of teaching children mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help them cope with stress, anxiety and behavioral problems. Please refer to the table shown below for information relating to the different groups.

The Greenish Group for students in grades 6 and 7 is a special interest group working on projects that are environmentally friendly to our community. 

The History of the School Project for students in grades 8 to 11 is currently researching and mapping the history of ISH in time for the school’s 60th Anniversary Celebration in October 2017.

The CAS Cooking Class for students in grades 11 and 12 provides the opportunity for our older students to engage in a creative activity that will undoubtedly prepare them for the time they have to look after themselves at university.

The Robotics Club for students in grades 5 and 6 allows our younger students to delve into the world of robotics by designing and building their own robots.

For more information, please see the Summary of our Special Interests Classes for 2017-18.


Garry Jones
ECAP Coordinator, Athletic Office Room 003

Tel: +49 (0) 40 8000 50 144

Special Interests Schedule 2017-2018