Dear BBIS Parents and Students
Students who would like to study in the United States. should register for the PSAT by sending an email with the student’s name and grade, and transferring the 22€ fee (see below).
The test will be administered on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at BBIS.
About PSAT / NMSQT
The new school year has just started and to kick start our new Homeroom Programme in Grades 9 and 10, we invited the Swiss Leadership Academy to BBIS to work with our students. The goal of the hands-on workshop was to help our students better understand what Leadership means and how they can set personal goals to make the best use of their talents.
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While the end of a school year can be perceived as a time when things slow down and become less frantic, this would be a MIS-conception. Actually, it is the opposite. While one year is ending, with all the busy-ness that entails, planning for the next one is in full swing at the same time.
In a recent World Economic Forum report, it was stated that an estimated 65 percent of students entering school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. For us as educators, this raises the question of how we prepare our students for the future and how relevant our approaches to learning at BBIS are.
Language is a tool to unlock the world; we need language to construct meaning and, through communication, find our place in the different societies we are part of. The more languages we speak the more doors we can open, the more opportunities we discover.
Congratulations to all students from grade 6 to 12 who were involved – on and off the stage – in last night’s performance of “Annie”. It was a truly fantastic show, with numerous special moments, very skilfully choreographed group performances and stunning solos. The audience could see, hear and feel how much passion and preparation had gone into this performance. As one parent mentioned after the show: “It is things like this that really make BBIS special. You should all be very proud.”
‘Innovation impacts' is true for BBIS and was demonstrated on Tuesday when our Grade 5 held their instrumental concert in conjunction with the Music School in Kleinmachnow, here in the Early Education playground. Our students started this Instrumental Programme in October and have been receiving a weekly lesson from the Music School teachers.
Today, BBIS held its Graduation Ceremony for 2107. The graduating class comprising 82 students, their guests, faculty and administration filled the Sports Hall to capacity and the bleachers were taken up by many of the boarders who supported their peers enthusiastically.
The Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT®.
It feels like we are hurtling towards the end of the 2016-17 academic year. This is, of course, also the time for closing of a significant chapter in the lives of our graduating students. It’s a time I greet with mixed emotion. While it is always sad to farewell the students, it is also exciting as I contemplate the potential of each person as he or she moves on to the next stage of life, however that may play out.