The BBIS Annual Career Day took place during the school day for Grades 10 and 11 secondary school students. We invited professionals from the community to lead small round-table discussions with the students, sharing the details of their professions.
The most touching moment I experienced this week was when I accompanied our grade 6 to 8 MYP students to the SenVital home for the elderly here in Kleinmachnow. Our students, who are part of the Service Family “Joy of Music”, had been rehearsing Spanish and American Songs with Mr Lopez for the last 7 weeks. Ms Giegerich’s German class, who had been practising traditional German songs, joined in as well.
Last week, five members of the BBIS Model United Nations Club had the privilege of participating in the JFK School’s BerMUN, an international conference with over 700 delegates from countries all around the world. The overall theme of this conference was the discussion of Ending Human Suffering.
Organised by Theory Of Knowledge teacher, Martin Milner, we were privileged on Tuesday 22 November, to host a visit and presentation by a member of the Adivasi people of the Nilgiri Hills in southern India.
From Friday 4 – Tuesday 22 November, re-take examinations for the IB Diploma Programme were conducted at BBIS as part of the IB November examination session.
The IBDP allows for students to re-take specific subject examinations six months after their original session. Some of our own students took up the opportunity along with students from other IB schools in the area.
Last week, 14 BBIS MYP students joined a team of researchers working with Professor Maurer at the University Hospital Charité in Berlin. The landmark project, the first of its kind in Europe, is a cooperation between BBIS and the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation - ECARF www.ecarf.org.
For me, doing sports, in particular running, swimming or Yoga, is a great way to recharge batteries, to re-energize and keep fit. That is why I fully support our sports programme at BBIS and appreciate the value and benefits of our students being part of a sports team. I also think it is a great achievement that our school enables students to compete and participate in games and tournaments all year round across Germany and Europe.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows …..
The performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the embodiment of a high quality-production in which the BBIS students and staff shone once again on and off stage. The talented cast successfully took on the challenge and managed to portray the quirky, elegant, and eccentric characters in a humorous way.