Operating in a very dynamic market, the BBIS admissions department is kept busy all year round. With around 700 enrolled students, our admissions team makes sure that each joining family receives a very warm, personal and well informed introduction to our school. Meet Teresa Reichelt >>, our admissions registrar, who has been serving the school community for over 20 years. Thank you, Teresa!
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
On Wednesday, 16 January, seven eleventh and twelfth grade delegates including one chaperone from BBIS, travelled to Vienna, to attend the very first Model United Nations of Vienna conference (MUNoV), which was co-hosted by the Vienna International School and the Danube International School of Vienna. Although we were functioning on a couple hours of sleep, we boarded the plane with excitement and eagerness to attend the conference. Once the plane had taken off, we all began finalizing our...
(MUN) Model United Nations is a meeting where student delegates authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. Participants choose a country and research their chosen country's position regarding a specific topic. After preparation, they take on the role of diplomats and represent this country in a committee. They debate, convince, bring forward new solutions and solve a world conflict with their own resolution.
10 years on and BBIS Boarding has become a real booster for our school. Starting with 5 students in 2008, boarding now comprises of 65 students from over 30 nations. Please check out >> the new look and feel of BBIS Boarding, as new rooms, new student kitchens and a fantastic outside area have been added.
Perhaps it is my advancing years but the time between the start of the school year and the Winter break seems to have shortened over the past few years. Or it could be attributed to the expanding list of things which need to be accomplished in the classroom in that time and the number and range activities which need to be completed outside the classroom. The pace of everyday life seems to have picked up speed.
At BBIS, we invest a big part of our budget into professional development. Our teachers and staff attend IB conferences and we regularly work with experts from Harvard Graduate School of Education on “How can we foster a culture of thinking?”.
On Wednesday afternoon, the annual Dodgeball Tournament was held in the Sports Hall. Organised by the Student Council and the PE staff, nine teams competed from across Grades 9-12. A member of staff played in each of the teams.
Studying for the IB Diploma and pursuing a career in professional tennis? Meet Cem >>, one of our talented boarding students, who combines his passions for sports and engineering with his academics.
To be continued...
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi
Service Learning is the giving of precious time to others and, also thinking deeply about that experience. This exchange between the volunteer and the recipient is more and more becoming a feature of how we learn at BBIS.
Service Action is ever present in the Primary Years with penny drives and canned food collections to name a few. In the Middle Years, Service Learning has gathered new meaning...