Here are some of their stories:
Mia F., Year 2
Mia F., our very talented Year 2 student won first place figure skating in her category at the 50th year of the Košice Grand Prix happening January 18th - 19th 2020. Congratulations Mia, what an incredible success! We are very proud of you and wish you the best of luck in your future competitions.
Timea R., Year 10
Timea began training and playing football at a serious level in 2016, after developing a taste for the game playing with older BISB girls in a Nord Anglia tournament. She has played with both boys (FK Raca) and ladies teams (SK Slovan Ladies Under 15s) and now plays club football for SK Slovan Ladies Under 19s despite still only being 15 years old! A talented athlete, Timea normally plays on the wings in either defensive or attacking positions.
Timea also plays for the Slovenian National WU17 team and is their youngest player! This year they have played a total of 12 international matches; beating Wales, Northern Ireland and Sweden to win the UEFA Development Tournament in April! In the Cup of Nations in Italy, they were beaten by Italy to third place, having beaten Mexico, drawn with Norway, and lost against finalists North Korea. They have also won and lost against Scotland in two friendly matches, and qualified for the UEFA WU17 Euro 2021 Elite Round by beating Azerbaijan and the Faroe Islands.
Zoya L., Year 10
We are proud to share with you the achievements of Year 10 student Zoya L. in the sport of Dressage. Zoya competes with her horse Sibi and recently returned from Aachen in Germany where she was one of only a handful of European Junior riders invited to participate.
Zoya is ranked number one in Dressage in the Junior rankings in Slovakia, and is also the current Slovak Junior Champion! Other notable achievements in this year‘s season have included placing second at CDI Budapest Fót in Freestyle and 4th at Zakrzow, Poland, in the Junior Freestyle. Dressage is a sport that requires a lot of self discipline, attention to detail, and for the rider to develop a genuine partnership with their horse. It is clear from their achievements this year that Zoya and Sibi make a great team and we wish them continued success next year in both domestic and international competitions.
Dorotea L., Year 9
DOROTEA achieved a perfect score in the NCSS Challenge (Intermediate) 2019. The NCSS Challenge is a competition for school students run by the Australian Computing Academy at the University of Sydney.
Each week for 5 weeks, a set of Digital Technologies teaching resources are distributed to participants together with a set of questions testing this material. Participants submit their solutions to the Challenge website where they are automatically marked.
Great job Dorotea, we are very proud of your hard work and the result of it!
Tamarka M., Year 4
Tamarka is an incredible student of the Slovak language. She is brilliant at spelling, reading comprehension and understanding of orthography. Tamarka is always the first one to finish her work in lessons.
During this school year, she has been supporting a boy who came from another country who had never studied any Slovak at all.
Tamarka has helped him with his spelling, writing the words correctly for him, and she has shown a lot of empathy towards him. It has been amazing to see the way she always wants the best grades for him, giving him so much encouragement when he is studying Slovak.
Anastasiya G., Year 6
Anastasiya G. is Ukrainian. She joined a Slovak class at the end of Year 4 and she has made immense progress in all areas of Slovak grammar. Anastasiya has a large vocabulary and she is able to apply all the grammar rules without any problems. Anastasiya is also producing reading comprehension at the highest level.
Her spoken Slovak is at the level of a native speaker so she might be the narrator in our Slovak assembly about Jozef Murgas.
Nino S., Year 6
Nino represented his ski club, “Ski Team Bratislava“ at the Žampa Cup 2019 competition in Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatras. He was competing against approximately 50 people. The fastest 16 skiers went into the final parallel slalom. Nino won in his age group, the under 12s. Well done! Nino says: “I really enjoyed it and did my best, but it was really hard“.
Paulina P., Year 7
Paulinka, together with her team, were awarded several awards at different international competitions:
First Place for the team routine and First Place in free combination in category U12 at the Slovak Championship
Second Place in team routine at the ORKA Cup in Hungary
First Place for the team routine in U12 category and Second Place in free routine in U15category at the LuventaCup
We are very proud of Paulinka’s achievements and we believe the discipline she gained from sports will keep on helping her at school.
Sebastian K., Year 8
Sebastian has achieved a historical landmark in his chess career.
Between 10th May and 17th May 2019, the Chess Championship of Bratislava was held. This competition has a long tradition that dates back 100 years and this year its Centennial Anniversary was celebrated. The tournament is very prestigious as all the ‘big names’ from Bratislava have taken part in it at some time in their careers. There is no age limit and only the 10 strongest players from Bratislava are invited to participate in it. The final round was held in Zichy Palace and was opened by the Mayor of Bratislava Old Town, Ms. Aufrichtova.
Sebastian was invited by the organizers to this tournament based on his overall performance as a youth member of the chess community. Sebastian managed to outperform every single opponent throughout those 8 days and took 1st place at the tournament!
His victory is doubly special as never in the 100-year history of this tournament has there been a 13-year old winner. The previous record was held by a 17-year-old player from many years ago.
Runan H., Year 8
Runan joined us this year as a post grade 8 piano student and is going on this term to take her ABRSM ARSM exam in Piano Performance (all those letters are correct, it's a long title!)
She has excelled in everything she has done with music this year. She has played in concerts both inside and outside of school, representing us wonderfully at the Chamber of Commerce function at Christmas. She plays piano for the school orchestra, often having to transpose out parts for other instruments and reading at sight. She has fantastic music skills.
Kyoeun L., Year 8
Year 8 Korean students are the group who attend Korean diligently, but Kyoeun stands out as she likes to read and do writing projects more than the other students. She demonstrated her skills and abilities whilst producing weekly news reports on social problems, writing a detailed book review and producing a video about a poem.
With the colaboration of another Korean sudent, she worked on a report about students’ discussions of these books. This activity offered her the opportunity to develop more depth in her understanding of climate change and gender equality. She loves reading books related to current affairs and through her work she has helped the Korean lessons to develop in different ways.
Karolina G., Year 10
Karolina is very good at understanding her areas of development and as a result always askes herself the question, "What can I do to improve?" The first step to celebrate your success is to face your fears and leave your comfort zone. Karolina is the master of it.
Alexandra K., Year 10
Sasha is a great example that hard work and effort does get you results. She asks questions beyond the curriculum, studies hard and is very mindful of always wanting to achieve her best.
Clara M., Year 10
Clara is a hardworking and dedicated student in every subject. Clara has excelled in Year 10 by taking on board feedback and by having a great understanding of what she needs to do to improve.