On 2nd October 1990 the school's application for a state registration was accepted and the planning for a school opening the following year went underway. BBIS was then called the International School Berlin-Potsdam (ISBP) and used a rented villa as its very first school facility. The school welcomed its first 8 students on 16th September 1991. Four years later a second building was needed to accommodate the growing student numbers.
Congratulations to our Grade 12 students and their teachers!
All five of our Career-related Programme students achieved their CP diplomas and sixty-eight students achieved their IB Diplomas.
Our students achieved results above world averages in almost all subjects and levels, indicating that BBIS approaches to teaching and learning continue to support significant educational growth and excellence.
BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School stands firmly against racism and all forms of prejudice and intolerance. Our diverse community works together in active pursuit of inclusivity, understanding and justice for all.
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:
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...