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.
Learning about how to help others and getting involved in projects that move a community forward is a very important part of growing up. It is not only a good experience for the people who we are helping, it also gives us a chance to grow. This is why we believe it is important to develop this area of our curriculum and to introduce some new elements to it, based on feedback we received from MYP students in a survey last year.
On Tuesday 25 October we were very fortunate to welcome Ranajit Sengupta and Mainak Banerjee from Calcutta who conductedn workshops on Indian Classical Music with students from Grades 4, 10, 11 and 12.
Recently, our Grade 9 students who are studying Spanish went to the Gemäldegalerie to visit the exhibit El Siglo de Oro – the Golden Age of Spanish art – one of the most important and popular chapters in European cultural history. Together with Ms Montaraz and Mr Lopez, the students visited a major exhibition showcasing 17th century Spanish paintings and sculptures in all their fascinating variety.