NEWS HUB ARCHIVE
Student musicians at the Reinach Campus can now add "studio recording artist" to their resumés following an exciting collaboration with local composer Aernschd Born and the Gemeinde Reinach in May/June 2017! Come to see a special acoustic performance by members of the Reinach Choir as part of the festivities celebrating the opening of "Treffpunkt Leimgruberhaus" on 16 September.
Congrats to Gail Metcalf and Scott Hall who have been chosen to be part of a special project by the International Baccalaureate!
As summer is coming to a close, we caught up with a few ISBasel students to see how they spent their summers.
Congratulations to Robin Yeboah on winning a Bronze Medal in the 100m Butterfly at the 2017 Swiss Junior Swimming Championships in Tenero, Switzerland!
Robin is an MYP3 student at International School Basel and a competitive swimmer on the local Schwimmverein beider Basel (SVB) team. He competed in 11 events at the Championships winning Bronze in the 100m Butterfly and finishing in the top 10 in 7 other events. Read our interview with Robin about swimming and competing at the 2017 Swiss Junior Swimming Championships here.
The Swiss team won gold medals and placed second over-all in the tournament! With an 18 point lead, Switzerland entered the finals against New-Zealand and China Laplace Witches. During the final fight they placed second with a mere 1.2 point difference and was thus justly awarded gold medals along with the absolute winners (New-Zealand) for their fantastic performance.
The Astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Armstrong, was invited to talk to 10 of our MYP2 students. Dr Armstrong answered questions about the beginning of the universe, multi-verse existence and black holes. Exciting stuff involving quite a bit of math, all parties thoroughly enjoyed it!
Nearly two hundred young singers – aged 9-18 and from over thirty countries – came together as one on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at the first ever ISB Choral Extravaganza, united by a shared passion for music and a love of singing. The venue for this special event was the spectacular Elisabethenkirche in central Basel. Kindly sponsored by the Association of International School Basel (AISB), this atmospheric church-cum-concert/exhibition space provided a rich, electrifying acoustic that proved ideal for choral music of all styles.
26 November 2016 saw over 50 ISB students and close to 20 ISB staff participate in the 2016 Basel Stadtlauf. Funds raised by ISB teams will benefit the Reuben Monareng Primary School in South Africa.
This year, International School Basel was one of 14 international schools to be accepted to the 2016 AMIS International Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival. The event was a three-day choral festival that took place on 6 – 10 April at the International School of Amsterdam.
When a devastating earthquake struck Nepal this April, it triggered the worst avalanche in the Himalayas in recorded memory; entire villages were flattened and ancient buildings at several UNESCO world sites were destroyed.