NEWS HUB ARCHIVE
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.
The ISB Dance Show, in aid of Reuben Monareng Primary School, is a student-led initiative featuring a range of dance performances from students at ISB and the Swiss community. Reuben Monareng Primary School is a school in Thlabene, South Africa that is funded by ISB charities. Funds raised have helped to develop library resources and build much needed lavatories for students and staff.
Congratulations to ISBasel Junior School Student, Arabella, who won the Swiss National Karate Championship in the Girls Junior Kata category! Read more about how Arabella started karate and what she thought about competing at the Swiss National Championships in her own words.
Some of our senior music school students had the wonderful opportunity to attend the recent AMIS Music Workshop in Amsterdam. Read more about their experience as well as a personal account from a student during the two day workshop.
After a year of fund raising efforts by students and staff of International School Basel, a donation of CHF 10,000 has been made to the Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group (SPOG) in the name of Terry Fox. We are proud of the student-led charitable work by students such as Amanda and Emma, whose stories are below. Their stories are just two examples of charitable efforts made by students at ISB. A special thanks also to ISB teacher, Jeff Rea, for all of the hard work and efforts he puts forth toward championing charitable work within the ISB Community.