We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow mouldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read. (Jules Verne)
We would like to encourage more secondary school students to read, so please donate your used books (fiction, non-fiction) to the book exchange. Sophia (now Grade 11) built beautiful shelves for this purpose in her Grade 10 Design Technology class.
One of the highlights for our students in the MYP and a culmination of what they have learned, has been the personal project. The personal project exhibition is a celebration of the talent, creativity and academic achievements BBIS nurtures and is proud of.
Welcome back to school, we wish everyone a great start! As we will continue to introduce various members of our school community to you, today we kick off with our new school director. Meet Nick Hazell and find out what inspires him, what his first impressions are of BBIS, and how he unwinds after a long working day. Welcome Nick Hazell!
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.