We are happy to announce a great year of exam success, with ISB students performing above local and international averages, The school couldn't be prouder of the hard work from teachers, students and parents who have made this happen.
Here's looking forward to next years results.
Late Friday afternoon Grade 5 were focusing on their personal learning goals just around the corner from the ISB at the DAV Kletterpark Zentrum, Bremen as part of their skill-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Afterwards they walked in teams together to a local supermarket to choose and buy the food Mrs Somers and Mr Murray would cook on the BBQ. The experience was heightened by a fun sleepover and breakfast on Saturday morning in school!
Grade 9 IGCSE History Students have been working on a 'Visual Essay on the Second New Deal' this required them to research images related to the Second New Deal and organise them into categories and then find links between the themes. This they then explained on a board presentation. The Second New Deal was set of agencies introduced by Roosevelt in the 1930s to combat the effects of the Great Depression.
Early Learning students had a fun start to their first day back at the ISB after the summer vacation - the weather was great so they could spend lots of time together at outside play and had photos taken for their homeroom wall!
Inside the center itself parents and students were able to see the benefit of the renovation work and room changes done over the summer vacation. Walls have been knocked down transforming 3 rooms into a light and airy practical play, learning and resting areas for Early Learning 1 and 2. Early Learning 3 have their own room suited to their needs.
The entire Elementary school was involved and worked hard to welcome Grade 1 students on their first school day at ISB. Grade 5 acted as ushers, Grade 4 decorated the Malcolm Davis Hall, Grade 3 created the Schultüte and Grade 2 sang a wonderful West African welcoming song. Grade1 Parent Representatives did a brilliant job of organising coffee and cakes for parents and family members to celebrate in the Cafeteria, and ordered balloons for each child. A very special morning indeed to ensure the best start to the school year.
For our students in Early Learning and Elementary right through to Secondary, 10th Grade, ISB Maths teachers will be introducing the White Rose Maths resources into the curriculum for School Year 2019-20.
For this reason staff received an indepth training day given by the White Rose Maths team of experts before the new school year began, and are really looking forward to experiencing the benefit to our students. Check out the White Rose Maths twitter comments about their ISB visit.
Grade 9 and 10 students cut their summer vacation short when they had the chance of a lifetime to visit the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas mid-August 2019. In the week's visit, they also experienced some other attractions with high learning value. A huge thanks goes to the ISB parents and staff that organised and accompanied the students on this amazing Field Trip and made it all possible.
On day 1, the ISB group went to the Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center where students had a chance to get in touch with nature and try out fishing. At night, they had a picnic for dinner and watched a Shakespeare play - “As you like it” - at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
On day 2, the group started with a visit to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center where students learnt about the history of oil drilling and did a workshop on communication in Engineering. After lunch, it was time for workshops at TX/RX Labs, including soldering, 3D Printing, Leatherworking and laser cutting.
On day 3, students experimented the Physics of flying iFLY (see the video below!). Frontal area, mass were measured and terminal velocity calculated and then tested on a vertical updraft tunnel.
On day 5, the group had an exciting morning at the Johnson Space Centre being taken on a "behind the scenes" tour of NASA, including mission control (ISS and Apollo), Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility, Neutral Buoyancy Training Facility and the Saturn V. In the afternoon, a guided visit to Space Center Houston by European astronaut Hans Schlege. An amazing day!