“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...
At BBIS, we value strong relationships between students, parents and school. We are pleased to introduce Gillian Hargreaves, the Co-Chair of our PTA.Find out >> why she compares the Berlin Buddy Bear with BBIS.
To be continued...
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From 17 - 21. September 2018, the European Conference of Planet Sciences (EPSC 2018). was held at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. During the course of this event the organizer, EUROPLANET, the TU Berlin and the German Aerospace Centre organized a schools event for Berlin schools. Grade 12 BBIS Physics students participated.
The latest space projects were presented and there was an opportunity to discuss these with astrophysicists and a former ESA astronaut.
We are now at the end of the ninth week of the academic year and the most important things have settled. Moving around the campus, I see that our core business is under way; students are in rooms, with a teacher, learning. I wish to acknowledge the dedicated work of all of the staff in making the return to school a successful one and, of course, to the students who have played their roles.
With the upcoming Secondary Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) on the horizon (29th October 15:30-19:00 & 30th October 10:00-17:00) it can be important to prepare a few questions in advance to make conversation with your child/children’s teachers as fruitful and as rich as possible. From the LD Online website they’ve put together a useful list of questions to direct conversation at any PTC - considering 2/3 questions for the 10 minute slots with teachers will really enrich the discussion:...
When students and mentors from 30+ countries live and work in one community, exciting opportunities arise. The 20+ new international BBIS Boarding students arrived on Thursday, August 16, for an orientation programme and explored Kleinmachnow, Berlin and Potsdam during the weekend before the start of the 2018-19 school year.
GRADES 11 AND 12 CORE WEEK
I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein
This year, during the Grade 6-10 Trip Week (Monday 24 – Friday 28 September) Grades 11 and 12 will ‘go offline’ with a special schedule which focuses on the ‘core’ in each of the two IB programmes.
The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) centres on the DP core. Three components make up the core, which are studied alongside individual subjects throughout a student’s time in...