At this year's Halloween Trunk or Treat, a huge effort was made by the organizing committee to make this our cleanest, greenest Halloween by reducing waste and minimizing plastic. Specific stations, known as "Eco-Points," were available to recycle waste and in the build up to the event, the Girl Scouts held costume sales, which allowed for families to donate gently used costumes for other kids to wear, so that they were not thrown in the waste. Sustainable practices were followed throughout the event, while ensuring that everyone had lots of fun!
On Friday, 25 October, two Grade 11 students went to Bern to visit the headquarters for the Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group, SPOG, in order to further understand their aims, goals and understand more about their financial standpoints/regulations. ISB has been supporting the organisation for 5 years and it is believed that the school will break the CHF 50,000 mark during the 2019/2020 academic year. SPOG commit to providing a higher quality of life for children and adolescents by conducting patient oriented cancer research.
We are at the end of a very busy and successful Season 1, which involved the biggest sporting weekend ever with 12 teams competing in 5 countries (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Kingdom) over three days.This year, athletes attended the ISAA Tournament in London for the first time ever and all teams did very well. Congratulations to all athletes for a very successful season! Season 2 tryouts are next week and we are looking forward to welcoming you!
ISB aims to enhance student life by providing students the opportunity to join clubs and societies. Film society has been very busy lately in that they produced a 15 second horror film in order to compete in a worldwide competition. We interviewed the two students who were the minds behind the idea & who were in charge of production (filming) and asked them about the experience and thought process.
Anne O'Hara joined ISB in November, 1990 after having worked in a small publishing firm upon arrival in Basel. Anne began her tenure in the ISB in the ECP department, in which she was responsible for Administration and Finance, and has since been working in Accounts Payable in Reinach. Anne enjoys the birthday celebrations and nights out that take place outside of the office environment.
At International School Basel, students from over 55 countries bring a wealth of languages, cultures and educational experiences to the school. Recently, a group of Middle School students introduced each other to dishes from their home countries.
Last weekend, the ISBasel Athletic teams took part in the annual SGIS tournament all around Switzerland, including Reinach. All teams were very successful with the Girls Varsity volleyball team securing second place and the Boys Varsity volleyball team winning the tournament! The Girls Varsity football team won their tournament after a nail biting finish and the Middle School 1 Girls football team came home with gold too! Congratulations to our ISBasel athletes for a successful weekend and their hard work, dedication & enthusiasm. Many thanks to all parents who came to support our teams at the home matches, we really appreciate it!
The beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year marked Anja Bousquet's 21st year at ISB. Anja came to Basel after seeing a job advertisement in the Times Educational Supplement while she was living in an East-London suburb. She is responsible for building the Language and Literature German programme and has been a teacher of French, Spanish and Life Skills! Anja learns from her students & colleagues everyday and is inspired by people who think critically.
Congratulations to Grade 4 boys and Grade 5 girls for winning the soccer festival in Zurich and coming back home with a Gold trophy. Well done to all the participating students for their excellent enthusiasm and camaraderie.