NEWS HUB ARCHIVE
Congratulations to our graduating class of 2018 and their accomplishments on their IB Diploma exams! This year, 107 students took the IB Diploma exams and we are pleased to report a 99% pass rate and an overall average of 35 points with 64% of students achieving 35 points or more.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Gross as the Interim Director of International School Basel for the 2018-19 academic year.
It was an honor to welcome Frau Monica Gschwind, head of the education, cultural and sports directorate of the canton of Basel-Landschaft, and Frau Schaffer to ISBasel.
We thank Frau Gschwind for her kind words: "Thank you and all of your colleagues for making this visit possible. It was impressive to see how you educate children here and how the concept-based philosophy of the IB programmes is clearly visible. It is important for us to have private schools which can complement the offerings of the public education system."
Six ISB students were selected to represent Switzerland, at Under 11 and Under 13 age groups, on a cricket tour of England last weekend. Despite some traditional English rainy weather, the boys had an extremely successful international tour, playing 12 matches over 4 days, winning 7 games against some very strong opposition.
Last Friday eight MYP3 students, accompanied by Mrs. Ungur and Mr. Jones, headed to The Netherlands for a weekend full of mathematical challenges. They participated in the ISMTF Middle School Math Competition held at the International School of Amsterdam alongside 192 students from 34 schools from all over Europe and as far as India and Marrakesh.
On Tuesday, 24 April 2018, the annual SGIS golf tournament hosted in Gruyère took place. 13 different institutions and a grand total of 56 competitors across two age groups (categories A and B) participated. Senior School Students Constantin, Jack, Gwilym and Fiona were the four students representing ISB. Read more about their experience at the tournament first hand.
Mme Squier's MYP2 Phase 4 French class and a few other MYP2 proficient French speakers attended a special production for students at La Coupole in St. Louis, France on 12 April. The production featured magicians, dancers, musicians and entertainers who presented the life and work of Georges Méliès, a pioneer in the history of cinema. Thank you to the AISB who generously funded this trip that proved to be a very valuable experience for all who attended.
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.