It is time to change. In collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, BBIS hosted the Inaugural European Sustainability Leadership Summit. Inspired by the keynotes by Will Day and Prof Johan Rockström PIK Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, our students have just formed an action group to develop and implement ideas for making our learning environment at BBIS more sustainable.
Dear Parents and Students
That was the year that was …..
As we rush headlong towards the last day of school with all the excited anticipation of those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer, I wanted to look back over this academic year and remember some of the broad learning opportunities, annual and new, in school and beyond the gate:
...when Spanish, French and Art come together.
Interdisciplinary learning, collaboration across age groups and multilingual presentations? Have a look >> at our Living Museum project that brought art and language learning together. Thank you for creating this amazing learning experience for our students!
Recently I attended a ‘futurist’ conference which explored the rapidly changing nature of employment and the implications for education. One thing that emerged strongly from the conference was the need to ‘teach’ and nurture ‘transferable skills’ alongside, or embedded in, the curriculum and discrete disciplines. By transferable skills, we mean those qualities which can be transferred from one situation to another and which are not content-dependent. This is particularly relevant to secondary...
On the evening of 8th of March, the BBIS Heizhaus came alive with music and art at the first ever Jazz Night, hosted by the United World Schools club. The venue was filled with lively jazz music, food and drinks, and pin boards filled with art pieces donated by students from across the school that were auctioned off for charity.
On Tuesday 19 March, BBIS hosted its annual College Day for students and parents. Students in grade 11 took part in an assembly with presentations covering the university education systems in the UK, the U.S., Germany and the Netherlands. The information presented provided a comprehensive overview of the unique differences between studying in the various countries, as well as basic information on the application process and timelines.
As educators, we are always asking how we can create opportunities for students to inquire, explore and create, and to personalize learning. The recent BBIS Wonder Project ticked all these boxes. Our 6th graders were given the task to find a topic they would like to investigate. They formulated a research question starting with “I wonder …” and spent time reading about the topic, annotating their research articles and looking at their subject from different perspectives. The project culminated...
At BBIS, students have the chance to study four languages, often in addition to the home language they speak. Everybody learns to communicate in English and German, and from grade 6 many students choose French or Spanish as an additional language. For those students who wish to explore yet another culture and language from grade 9, we offer Mandarin in grades 9 and 10. Please read on to find out how students explore traditions and acquire skills in those lessons!
Whether you enjoy arts, sports or science, at BBIS we help students find and develop their talent and personal interests. Meet Aditya >>, who has a passion for Science and has recently been accepted at the New York Junior Academy of Science.