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  • Friday, 23 June, 2017
    .....well, not quite yet. While the end of a school year can be perceived as a time when things slow down and become less frantic, this would be a MIS-conception. Actually, it is the opposite. While one year is ending, with all the busy-ness that entails, planning for the next one is in full swing at the same time.
  • Friday, 23 June, 2017
    In a recent World Economic Forum report, it was stated that an estimated 65 percent of students entering school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. For us as educators, this raises the question of how we prepare our students for the future and how relevant our approaches to learning at BBIS are.
  • Annie
    Friday, 9 June, 2017
    Congratulations to all students from grade 6 to 12 who were involved – on and off the stage – in last night’s performance of “Annie”. It was a truly fantastic show, with numerous special moments, very skilfully choreographed group performances and stunning solos. The audience could see, hear and feel how much passion and preparation had gone into this performance. As one parent mentioned after the show: “It is things like this that really make BBIS special. You should all be very proud.”
  • Wednesday, 24 May, 2017
    Today, BBIS held its Graduation Ceremony for 2107. The graduating class comprising 82 students, their guests, faculty and administration filled the Sports Hall to capacity and the bleachers were taken up by many of the boarders who supported their peers enthusiastically.
  • Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
    The Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT®.
  • Friday, 12 May, 2017
    It feels like we are hurtling towards the end of the 2016-17 academic year. This is, of course, also the time for closing of a significant chapter in the lives of our graduating students. It’s a time I greet with mixed emotion. While it is always sad to farewell the students, it is also exciting as I contemplate the potential of each person as he or she moves on to the next stage of life, however that may play out.
  • Friday, 12 May, 2017
    Language is not only a tool that helps us to connect and communicate with others, it is also vital for us as humans to express our thoughts and feelings. Studying several languages is something we encourage all of our students to do, and many of them not only speak their home language, English and German, but also study French, Spanish or Mandarin. Why do we put so much effort into language development at BBIS?
  • Friday, 31 March, 2017
    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.
  • Thursday, 30 March, 2017
    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.
  • Friday, 17 March, 2017
    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.

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