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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    We just opened new Early Years Centre adjacent to the main school building at Peknikova.

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  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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The Global Classroom

Since November our students have been working on the Nord Anglia Big Challenge – Make It Right - which focused on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Through our Enrichment program a project was developed by students which aimed to raise awareness of the UNCRC both within the School and in the wider community of Bratislava. This led to students from Early Years right through to IB participating in the Day of Rights activities in a variety of different and memorable ways. From the Right to Play to the Right to a Name, from the Right to Healthcare and Education to the Right to a Family Life, our students researched, wrote, drew, modelled, played, debated, learned and taught. From our youngest children in Early Years discovering why their own names are so important to them, to our oldest students in IB leading Years 10 and 11 in our first ever BISB Model United Nations Conference, we saw an impressive level of understanding and leadership developed. Art work from Primary, Year 7 and Year 9 was exhibited in our first Art Exhibition to be hosted at the Eurovea Gallery which was enjoyed by hundreds of members of the public, the Irish and British Ambassadors and the American Chargé d'Affaires.  At the same time our IB CAS students were able to screen their film about the work of the Orthopaedic Ward at Kramare hospital, made with the assistance of TV JOJ, to complement the Kramare Project conceived by our students to raise money to renovate the ward’s play room, balcony and education area as part of the Make It Right challenge. 

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As part of the Nord Anglia Big Challenge we had to submit a written and video representation of our Make It Right project to date. We are delighted to announce that our project, our work in school and in the local community to raise awareness of the UNCRC and our work at Kramare Children’s Hospital, has been judged by both Nord Anglia and our Big Challenge Partners Oxfam, to be the winning project in the ‘Biggest Impact’ category. This is a tremendous achievement for our students who have worked so well together to develop their ideas.  This award recognises the fact that our students’ projects have truly made a difference in not just raising awareness of the UNCRC but in developing a project which will truly benefit hundreds of children a year in hospital. You can view the Nord Anglia video announcing the winners in each category and giving an overview of the different projects students developed across our schools by following this link: https://vimeo.com/124914977 

 

Kramare Project Update

We remain committed to continuing our fundraising towards providing a therapeutic play room in the Orthopaedic Ward at the Children’s Hospital. We are delighted to announce we have now raised 8.000 euros towards our total. Secondary students are able to purchase our unique Global Classroom t-shirts every Wednesday-Friday in school for the bargain price of 10 euro. All profits generated go towards our Kramare project. They are allowed to wear these

 t-shirts every Friday for the rest of the school year instead of the normal shirt and tie. We will have further fundraising initiatives this term, including the sale of playing cards designed and produced by Primary students on the UNCRC. Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Global Orchestra

 

We are delighted to be able to announce the names of the three students from our School who will participate in the first Nord Anglia Education Global Orchestra Summer School in conjunction with the world renowned Juillard School in New York (http://www.juilliard.edu/). This event will take place from 24 June – 1 July 2015. The Global Orchestra will be made up of students selected from our extensive family of schools (a maximum of 3 students per school).  Auditions were held at BISB on Friday 13 March with students from both Primary and Secondary taking part.  From these auditions a short list of 5 students was prepared and videos of their performances were submitted to the judges. The successful BISB students were Hoda Jahanpour (Year 10) who will take on the prestigious role of Principal Cellist for the Orchestra; Jason Wang (Year 11) who will play Oboe; and Minkyoung Jenny Choi (Year 9), who plays violin.

We are delighted that our students have this amazing opportunity to participate in the Global Orchestra and look forward to sharing their adventures with you later in the term. 

 

Debating League

Round 3 of the team-based Debate League kicks off next week. The motions up for debate are:

Politics Should Be Taught In School (Primary League)

Anybody Could Become Leader Of Their Country (Lower Secondary)

Voting Should Be Mandatory (Upper Secondary)

Our teams continue to do well across the three Leagues and we look forward to seeing their continued participation and development as debaters. As always, you can see the full fixture lists by logging onto the Global Classroom via our School Moodle.

 

 

Great Posters

We would like to congratulate Jacob Cox, our Student Voice Leader Jiwon Rachel Han, Kristina Rollova and Sarah Doehring who have been recognized for the Great Posts they have contributed to the online Global Classroom community this year. 14 students in total from our family of schools are currently recognised in this way, and we are proud that 4 of the 14 are from our School.

 

Other News

The Ultimate Reading List video can be viewed here https://vimeo.com/125704427 showing the results of our student voting from earlier this year.

Primary (Mind Games) & Secondary (Lifestyles & Interests) Maths areas have new challenges and questions.

 

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