At a PTA Coffee Morning earlier in the academic year, the CAS Coordinator presented to parents on the CAS programme. The information provided in the session was very important in that it enabled parents to see what was required by the students and provided an opportunity to see how they could support their son or daughter over the 18 months of the programme.
Last week, BBIS hosted the first ManageBac conference, which brought teachers from 80 schools and 35 countries together. The conference was a big success, and all participants benefited greatly from the 2 days of workshops focused on learning, technology and innovative ideas.
Art is not what you see but what you make others see (Edgar Degas). A popular IB Diploma Programme course at BBIS is visual arts, one of the Group 6 subjects. By its very nature as a discipline, visual arts demands creativity along with discipline and commitment to a lot of out-of-ours time to produce all that is necessary in a course which combines theory with a significant amount of practice.
In order to celebrate our students’ individual CAS experiences, each student will be required to present an overview of what has been learned from his / her involvement in the various chosen CAS experiences, with particular reference to the Seven Learning Outcomes of CAS and the IB Learner Profile.
This week, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was performed at the Heizhaus by our grade 8 students. The tale of the two star-crossed lovers was a real treat, and the audience rewarded the many special moments during the performance with lots of applause.
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success" - Alexander Graham Bell
Ahead of the SAT courses, BBIS is offering students the opportunity to take a free mock test at school. Students can choose between sitting an SAT or ACT test. If a student is unsure which test is the more appropriate, s/he can take a diagnostic test to find out.
What a tournament! This week the Student Council organized BBIS’ first ever teacher-student dodgeball tournament. Teachers could form their own teams by recruiting students or selecting them from the open pool students could sign up for.
On February Saturday 4, The Student Council hosted the Winter prom, ‘Starry Night’ for Grade 11 and 12 students. This was the first prom held for some years and it was wonderful.
Held at a city venue and well attended, it was a glamorous evening of music and dancing and general socialising.
Within 24 hours there were more than 400 beautiful images circulating on Facebook.