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!
Thanks to our dedicated teachers and coaches, BBIS is able to offer a wide range of sports. Our students compete in various German and European competitions, and BBIS has made a name for itself hosting tournaments regularly. Meet our >> amazing Athletic Director Wouter Allard.
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.
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.