On To February Break
On To February Break
Children are the most important asset in our lives. Only natural that we fear all sort of things might happen to them – and when you hand them over to us at school, we, for a few hours, take over that duty of care and aim to make their time at BBIS as safe as possible. A number of procedures and protocols are in place to cover all possible situations we could think of.
At the next director’s platform evening on 7 March, I would like to share with you what (international) schools in general do regarding safety, and what we here on the Seeberg have put in place. Hope to see many of you at this occasion – please register in advance here.
Best wishes for a fun, relaxing holiday week,
PS. This month's newsletter from the PTA with info on BBIS Parents Night "Dine Around The World" event and more.
This morning as part of our Book Week, our students listened to stories read in 17 different languages by our secondary students. 'Mother tongue' languages are a crucial part, not only of literacy, but also of taking pride in your culture and who you are. It was a joy to see our students captivated by the stories and really enjoying communicating in their own language with other BBIS students.
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.
Our grade 8 students study the drama in English, and prepare for the performance during their Drama lessons. I would like to congratulate our students and their teachers for the quality performance.
I am sure it was a great experience for all, not just for students who thrive on stage, but also for those who find it challenging to perform in front of a large audience, or for students who have to work very hard to learn the complicated Shakespearean language.
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.
Sincere thanks to the Student Council and its sub-committees, the SC advisors and parents for their organisation and to the teachers who volunteered to chaperone. All helped to make the prom such a starry event.
Now that it‘s back, let’s look forward to a similar event in 2018.
Hello, we are the ECA group called Slankets. Slankets creates blankets with sleeves and donate those to children who are in need.
The slankets that we make use blankets purchased from IKEA, since from experience, these blankets are of the quality that best suits the making of slankets.
So, when you visit IKEA next time, please consider purchasing blankets from IKEA and donating them to Slankets! Every single contribution counts, so if you are generous enough to bring only one blanket from IKEA, that would be wonderfully helpful for Slankets. The specific blankets we need look like the ones in the image above with fringe - they are called ‘Polarvide’ blankets, and the color is unimportant.
These blankets can be delivered either in the room 3332, or in the collection boxes in the entrances of houses 1, 2 and 3.
Thank you very much for your consideration!