The ISBerne Wednesday Afternoon English Program

ISberne is known for it’s programs that contribute to the local community. This video segment features Ulli Warren and Theresa Buehlmann, who teach English, on Wednesday afternoons at ISBerne, to students who already possess a level of spoken English but are enroled in the local swiss school system.

If you are interested in enroling in the Community English Programme, see our school website for more information:

http://www.isberne.ch/en/school/community/community-english-classes


Soren’s Healthy Tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #3

Try making an avocado sandwich with mozzarella, avocado, a baguette and tomato!

 


Soren’s healthy tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #2

Try making a dessert out of fruit and honey instead of a sugary and fattening dessert.You will enjoy a healthier dessert

:)


Taking Risks

As an IB school, one of the ‘end product’ attributes we aspire to develop is that of being a risk taker.

By definition, our students are:

Expected to approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

There have been some wonderful examples of this around the school in the past few weeks, for example;

During the Grade 11 Science Projects, despite the best of well-intentioned planning, our Grade 11 projects may not have always worked as they would have wanted them to during the final presentations: nevertheless, they were prepared to start all over, learn from their errors and identify not just what went wrong but what they succeeded at within their constructions. The mark of true scientific thinkers!

Not quite as expected!

Not quite as expected!

(You may see more photos and videos of the Grade 11 Science Project on our Flickr Page)

The ELC Garden has been transformed into a growing wonderland of flowers, vegetables, fruits and pathways: all due to the hard work , cooperation and commitment of a group of our Grade 8 students. In addition, they volunteered their personal time after school to get the garden looking just how they envisioned it.

ELC Garden transformation nearly complete!

ELC Garden transformation nearly complete!

(You may see more ELC Garden Transformation photos, taken by ISBerne student, Luis Murguia Diaz, on our Flickr page)

Then there were the 70 ISBerne participants in the Berne GP! I had the pleasure of running with a few first-time runners in the 4.7km event this year. The fear of the unknown before they ran the course (ie: where will I run? How will I know when I have finished?) was soon replaced by stamina, enthusiasm and joy as they were cheered along the route by members of the wider Berne community.

Bern Grand Prix 2015

Bern Grand Prix 2015

And finally the PYP students who participated in ISBerne’s Got Talent showcase just this afternoon. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of your peers, teachers and parents and show them all what you’ve got and our students all did an amazing and impressive job at doing just that!

(You may see more photos, courtesey of ISBerne Parent Federique Chambour) and video snippets of the PYP ISBerne’s Got Talent show on our Flickr page.)

All of these events are achievements that you may not see on a report card, but you will certainly see in the human being that develops the risk taking attribute.

Have a great week!

Scott


Soren’s healthy tips

Soren Mudridge has chosen children’s health as his Grade 5 Exposition project. As part of this project, he will be posting periodic healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine. Give it a try and see if you “feel better in yourself”!

Soren’s Healthy Tip #1

Check all of the labels on your food. Pull out all the ones with high fructose corn syrup in them and don’t use those foods for a week, you’ll feel better in yourself!


Performing Arts Week Day 4

The final day of preparation! Tomorrow the students will put it all together in the Mattenhof during rehearsal, then show it to everyone tomorrow evening! A few students share their experience and opinion of the process in the video below.


Performing Arts Week Day 3

Mid week and the students, though still enjoying the process, are starting to feel a little stress. Worried about dance steps and having to make up for lost work. Friday draws nearer and methodically, the pieces come together as the teamwork pays off!

Below the synopsis of the day, from the kids themselves.
From the costume group, ” It was very fun first day, but by the second it was getting quite repetitive, although it was still fun!”

Day 3 Progress

Day 3 Progress

Though all is generally moving smoothly, pitfalls happen, and though frustrating, ‘the show must go on!’


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 921 other followers