Once a year, our Secondary School MYP office turns into a travel agency. Accommodation has to be booked, transport from and to various locations needs to be arranged and activities and schedules have to be coordinated for more than 300 students and teachers.
A strength of our school is that we take inclusion seriously – and we have the staff awareness and expertise to do so. Here is Jonathan Matthew-Hirsch’s blog contribution on the topic. Glad to have him leading the Student Support Services!
As many of you know this past weekend was the 43rd Berlin Marathon. BBIS participated in two events, the Bambini Race at Gleisdreieck Park where we had fifteen participants from the Primary school, and the Mini Marathon at Postdamer Platz, where we entered 14 runners.
Forging and maintaining partnerships with parents is essential if we are to ‘on the same page’ when it comes to supporting students through their academic programmes and in the social / emotional realm.
Many thanks to all students, staff and parents who helped make the first Informal Musical Soiree such a success last night. The students performed a varied and enjoyable programme comprising nineteen performances:
I always find it fascinating to catch up with BBIS students after they have graduated. To see how they developed their talents and hear about what they are doing today is really inspiring. This summer, I had the chance to catch up with Alexander Koenig, who currently works as Data Analyst for Schools in the Boston area. I spoke to him about his time after school and his interest in the field of Ed-Tech.
Alex what have you been up to after leaving BBIS in 2009?
International Award Students Conquer the Silver Expedition
On Monday night, a dozen Grade 11 and 12 students returned from the International Award Silver Expedition in the Czech Republic. The four-day expedition was challenging but the weather was perfect and the students were brilliant. Many thanks to Ms van der Pol, Ms Barker, Ms Mohammed-King and Mr Stiles for leading the expedition.
On Monday 12 September, the IBCP BTEC sport students spent the day at the Olympic Stadium. Half of the group visited the sports medicine clinic and took part in a cycle ergonometry fitness test and a treadmill test measuring oxygen update and aerobic capacity. The other students enjoyed the fantastic weather and went Stand Up Paddling (SUP) on the Wannsee.
It was lovely to speak to so many parents during our Meet & Greet event and the various information sessions about the IB programmes we offer at BBIS. A very important component of the Middle Years Programme are the Personal Projects, self-directed projects that can be based on the students’ individual passions.