NEWS HUB ARCHIVE
ISB is proud of our students, staff and parents who work tirelessly throughout the year on charitable work. Recently, four Junior School students came together to raise money for cancer research for the Terry Fox Foundation. PYP8 students, Lara, Leah, Louise and Salma, organized and managed the "Chain of Hope" fundraiser at the Junior School campus raising over CHF 578 in one day!
Sax of Fun is a saxophone quartet based at International School Basel Reinach Campus founded 2 years ago. The four members of the group are Senior School students Emily (alto saxophone), Fiona (alto saxophone), Gwilym (tenor saxophone) and Carter (baritone saxophone). We interviewed the group about when they began playing, their interest in music and Sax of Fun!
If you have attended any International School Basel events such as Plays, Musicals, Concerts, Discos, Guest Speaker Events, BAMUN, Idols, Quiz Nights, International Festival, etc., you will have seen hundreds of students performing, but one face you probably did not notice unless you looked behind the curtain is ISB Senior School Student, Sammy.
Students during the day, radio announcers at night. Every week, International School Basel (ISB) Senior School students Alice and Helena transform from students in the classroom to announcers at Radio X, a Basel radio station. Every Tuesday evening, the two young women sit behind the microphone and present the Culture Calendar to around 3'000 listeners. This 20-minute programme, broadcast in English, informs listeners about current events and happenings in the local region.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the ISB Leadership Team, we are sad to announce the passing of Hans Kilchenmann, former ISB Board member and parent. All of us at International School Basel extend our condolences to Hans' family and friends.
ISB was proud to host the Next Frontier Inclusion (NFI) professional conversation in November 2017 with over 100 participants in attendance from 18 countries.
Phase 2 of the construction of an extension of the motorway exit near Aesch Campus begins on Monday, 12 February. Read more about the improvements to be made, timeline and traffic detour.
Senior School Students visited the Paul Sherrer Institute recently, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. Read a first hand account of their visit here.
On 11 December, Senior School Physics students from International School Basel had the opportunity to visit the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research.
A highlight of 2017 was the visit by inspirational speaker and world traveler, Chris Koch. Chris was born without arms and legs, but despite his disability which would cause most people to give up and rely on others to get through life. Chris came and talked to the senior school and the ISB community at International School Basel about his positive message on how his life isn't so different to everyone else's. Read more about Chris in this interview by Joshua, ISB Senior School student.