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March 19, 2020

BBIS BERLIN BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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  • Thursday, 16 January, 2020
    In line with our ongoing focus on positive education, at the start of the new year, BBIS faculty and staff took the opportunity to work with Dr. Ron Lalonde, who ran several workshops on Positive Teaching Practices. The former Middle East Regional Manager of the Institute of Positive Education also took the time to present to our BBIS parents on Strength based Parenting. Here is an interview with Dr. Lalonde by Berlin Brandenburg International School:
  • Monday, 18 November, 2019
    This week our Grade 10 students performed their one-act plays.
  • Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
      Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. (John Muir) As part of the recent focus on the ‘core’ of the IBDP and IBCP, Grade 11 sent a day focussing on sustainability.
  • Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
    Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.   (Bethenny Frankel) As part of the two days of the Grade 11 focus on the ‘core’ of the IBDP and IBCP, and in the spirit of sustainability and wellbeing, the Grade 11 homerooms were asked to provide a pot-luck lunch for all of the grade. 11A and 11 B provided lunch on the first day and 11C and 11 D provided lunch on the second day. There were certain criteria to be met in the students’ planning, preparation and serving of...
  • Thursday, 19 September, 2019
    The Duke of Edinburgh Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world's leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. On the weekend of 14-15 September, eleven students from Grade 11 hiked the Harz district as a practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. It was a good time for us to see how our groups work as a team, to learn more about each other, and to see parts of...
  • Thursday, 19 September, 2019
    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. (Benjamin Franklin) As part of the Anatomy and Physiology unit, Grade 12 BTEC Sport students completed a dissection of a pig’s heart for their cardiac system assignment.
  • Thursday, 19 September, 2019
    As we continue to develop our Outdoor Learning Experiences for our students, we tried out a new format for our Project Week this year. Mixing on-campus learning with day trips and overnight trips, we were able to offer a large variety of challenging learning experiences outside classrooms for our students; from circus performances to building shelters for the island project, to kayaking, hiking, camping in the UNESCO Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, or exploring street art and architecture in...
  • Thursday, 5 September, 2019
    After 2 years of intensive training for our Primary and Secondary staff, we are now entering the next phase of our Whole School Positive Education initiative. We will explore Contextual Wellbeing, which means that we will look at everything we do at BBIS through the lens of wellbeing. As an example, we will analyse how we can improve our policies, e.g. homework, assessment, or mobile device policies, and how these reworked policies can enhance student wellbeing. We are also establishing a...
  • Thursday, 5 September, 2019
    The BBIS Annual Secondary Meet and Greet. On Thursday August the annual secondary Meet and Greet was held in the Sports Hall. The new Director of BBIS, Mr Nick Hazell, welcomed parents of students in Grades 6-10 to meet with the teachers and support staff to put names to faces and to make, in some cases at least, first contact with those members of staff who will be working most closely with, and supporting, their children this academic year. It was an opportunity to forge or re-forge...
  • Friday, 23 August, 2019
    On Wednesday, 21st August, Grade 10 students took part in a Personal Project Boot Camp, designed to equip them with the necessary information and skills to succeed in starting and completing their Personal Projects. Students were in and out of presentations with our Personal Project Coordinator Ms Pennell and also working in groups, coming up with and extending their ideas to solidify their proposed projects. Their most important first deadline is coming up on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th...

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