NEWS HUB ARCHIVE
Congratulations to the ISB parents and friends who rode in the annual Stevlio for Life bike race climbing the highest Italian paved mountain pass despite challenging weather conditions including 30cm of snow at the top of the mountain pass.
On 31 August, ISB PE Teacher, Pat Tongue, took on the challenge of the CCC single-stage mountain ultramarathon 101 km race. Although his race did not go as planned, his experience proves that...It's not about the race. It's about the journey.
Over the summer, ISB teacher, Jennifer Baldacci, volunteered with Operation Wallacea in Dominica. Her focus was capturing and measuring the bats on the island for a long-term biodiversity study. Learn more about her experience with the nocturnal creatures.
Tune your TV to BBC Two on Monday, 3 September 2018 to see former ISB student, Agastya Pisharody ('17) compete in University Challenge, a long-running quiz show. Agastya attended ISB from 2002 to 2017 and is currently a student at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford studying Materials Sciences.
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.