Values On Display
Values On Display
What an honour and pleasure to be part of the BBIS community!
Highlights begin this week with Secondary students, teachers and parents together reflecting on the progress made ar the first Parent-Student-Teacher conference of the year. Our pioneering role became visible today when we received our certificate as the first allergy-friendly school from the ECARF foundation, located at the Berlin Charite University Hospital (where our Grade 8 students had a chance to spend time at their laboratories yesterday). A glance of the caring aspect of our core values became visible through the St. Martin’s story put on stage today by Primary students, focusing on sharing what we have with the less fortunate.
Lastly, the lantern march through our very own woods was also a happy moment, as was around the fire where student-baked cookies were served. More “Festivals of light” to be celebrated in the coming days, to show respect to all cultures represented in our community of 65 nations.
BBIS Supervisory Board
Chair of the Board, Dr. Frank H. Walter-von Gierke provides us with this summary for the board's first meeting of the 2016/2017 school year.
Also our Parent Teacher's Association is as busy as ever providing many opportunities for the community to connect even further. Please see their November newsletter for information on concerts, workshops, get together's and the very popular Winter Bazaar.
Sports Shop Hours
Thursday 17 November 10.00 - 12.00
Thursday 24 November 13.15 - 15.15
Thursday 01 December 10.00 - 12.00
Thursday 08 December 13.15 - 15.15
Thursday 15 December 10.00 - 12.00
From Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October, 18 students and three teachers took part in the 2016 IBDP Music Conference in Toulouse. Hosted by the International School of Toulouse, the three days of the conference included:
· Practical sessions on set IB works (Bach and Kodaly)
· Improvisation workshops
· Listening workshops
· Composing sessions
· Workshops on Oud and Kora
· A student concert and
· Attendance at a public concert
For a full photo gallery of the 3 day conference please visit here.
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.
Sports not only has direct physical benefits, as it increases blood flow to our brains, it also builds new brain cells and even increases the capacity for creativity. There is something else that is so important - learning how to work together as a team, how to overcome difficult situations and how to show respect and good sportsmanship towards opponents whether you win or lose.
I believe that being involved in a sports team and supporting your classmates when they compete against other teams, is just as important as the academic or artistic development for our students. I am very happy that students at BBIS are able to do all of this, thanks to the involvement and passion of our teachers and coaches.
Please come and join our BBIS Varsity Girls Volleyball teams and players from other European International Schools this Saturday, 12th November, from 8.15 to 15.45 here at BBIS! Further details below.
2016 ESC Girls Volleyball Championships
Hosted by the Berlin Brandenburg International School
November 11th and 12th
Friday 8.15 to 15.15
Saturday 8.15 to 15.45
ASM - American School of Milan
BBIS - Berlin Brandenburg International School
ISZL - International School of Zug & Luzern
TASIS - The American School In Switzerland
SJS - St Julian’s School Lisbon
ISG - International School of Geneva
ISL - International School of Lausanne
ASB - American School of Barcelona