History of ISH

Welcome to the interactive timeline about the history of ISH. It includes the dates of major events that happened during our 60 years of existence and was made by students of the 'History of ISH' project. Enjoy scrolling through!T

1957-03-01 00:00:00

School Opens

In 1967 ISH was founded as a British- army school. Head of school is Patrick Lindesey.

1957-03-08 00:00:00

ISH makes the news

An article featuring ISH marks the opening of our school and celebrates the many nationalities of teachers and students.

1957-06-01 00:00:00

New Logos Created

ISH's Logos were created to symbolise the mission of ISH.

1957-08-01 00:00:00

Patrick Lindesay - Head of School

Patrick Lindesay serves as Head of School.

1958-03-08 00:00:00

School is officially opened

The school officially opens by school senator Landahl. The video is created to showcase the international aspect of ISH.

1958-08-21 00:00:00

ISH in the news!

ISH is in the news again.

1959-03-01 00:00:00

New building

In 1959 the School moves building into the Waitzstraße

1962-03-01 00:00:00

1962 Class Notes

Class notes from 1962 indicate the move to new classrooms for some students and the appointment of Prefects.

1963-12-11 21:58:29

Grade 2: When I grow up I want to be ..

A delightful Grade 2 story about being a teacher when she grows up.

1967-03-01 00:00:00

10th Anniversary

In 1967 ISH celebrates its 10th anniversary

1968-03-01 00:00:00

Brian Howes

In 1968 the old head of school retires and Brian Howes is chosen as the second head of school

1971-08-01 00:00:00

Albert Sang - Head of School

Albert Sang joins ISH as the Head of School.

1973-04-01 00:00:00

New School Building

In 1973 ISH moves from the Waitz Straße to Holmbrook 20.

1973-04-01 00:00:00

New head of school

Old head of school retires and Dexter Lewis becomes the new head of school.

1974-08-01 00:00:00

New logos for the 70s

ISH develops new logos resembling our current logo.

1977-04-01 00:00:00

New head of school-Günther Brandt

In 1977 Dexter Lewis retires and Günther Brandt is selected as the new Head of School.

1977-04-01 00:00:00

20th Anniversary

In 1977 ISH celebrates its 20th anniversary

1978-07-01 00:00:00

ISH chooses a new mascot

ISH's mascot

1978-08-16 07:45:37

IB Diploma Offered

In 1978 ISH offers the IB diploma for the first time.

1980-01-02 21:33:35

ISH Yearbook

The 1980 yearbook cover.

1980-01-27 13:08:15

Ms. Sue Christian

Ms. Sue Christian in 1980. Ms Christian worked at ISH until 2016.

1980-08-01 00:00:00

Head of School - Alan Wilcox

The old head of school retires and Alan Wilcox is appointed as the head of school.

1980-08-21 16:19:12

Mr. Uli Kramme

Mr. Kramme, who retired in the year of our 60th Anniversary, in 1980. Mr. Kramme was a German teacher at ISH for 40 years!

1980-08-30 16:19:12

Mr. Garry Jones

Mr. Garry Jones at ISH in 1980. Mr. Jones is currently our Sports Director.

1983-01-01 00:00:00

New logo developed

ISH develops a new logo.

1988-08-24 11:03:07

Secondary School Staff 1988

The 1988/1989 Yearbook features the Secondary Staff.

1989-06-20 19:53:01

Prom 1989

ISH Prom

1991-07-16 17:00:22

Aerial View of Holmbrook

ISH in Holmbrook

1993-08-01 07:02:45

New Head of School - Geoff Clark

Geoff Clark joins as the Head of School.

1996-06-03 02:27:57

Group photo from 1996

Featuring in the 1996 yearbook, this photo shows a group of students in Holmbrook.

1996-06-04 19:17:10

Grade 6 Denmark Trip

Grade 6 visits Denmark in 1996 to travel back in time.

1999-06-13 00:00:00

Summer 1999

Student drawings to celebrate Summer 1999.

2001-01-26 08:53:07

MUN team meets Kofi Annan

Ms. Gray and Mr. Dove take a MUN delegation representing Namibia. The Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan speaks to the assembly!

2001-04-15 00:00:00

The Ghana Project is born

Mr Tony Lawrence and Mrs. Cynthia Lawrence take the first group of students to Ghana. The Ghana Project lasted for 15 years and allowed ISH students to work with a school and community in Ghana.

2001-06-21 00:00:00

ISH TV Yearbook

The year book cover for 2001

2001-11-24 00:00:00

The International Fair

2001's International Fair was a celebration of our international diversity.

2003-08-01 23:47:02

Peter Gittens - Head of School

Peter Gittens serves as the Head of School.

2006-04-14 00:00:00

Sri Lanka Project Founded

ISH begins a strong relationship with communities in Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.

2007-10-01 00:00:00

ISH Celebrates 50 years

The 50 year anniversary of ISH is celebrated. One of the events was to ask students: What does ISH mean to me?

2009-11-22 08:41:40

Grease Musical

An amazing musical performance of Grease!

2010-05-15 00:00:00

Our new home in Hemmingsteder Weg

After discussion in the 90s regarding the space in the current school building, ISH was able to build a new purpose built building in Klein Flottbek.

2013-01-01 19:48:39

MYP Candidacy Achieved

ISH becomes a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Organization's Middle Years Programme (MYP)

2013-08-29 19:48:39

West Wing Construction

The West Wing construction begins.

2013-08-29 19:48:39

West Wing Opens

The Grand Celebration of the West Wing. This video was made by Grade 5 students armed with iPads and instructed to capture the day.

2016-05-01 00:00:00

Summerfest and Flea Market

ISH's annual Summerfest and Flea Market.

2017-08-25 02:27:57

New ECC Playground.

The ECC playground is officially open for play.

2017-10-06 02:27:57

ISH Celebrates 60 years!

ISH Celebrates 60 years in Hamburg.

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