Barrier-free entrance for elementary school

Posted: Fri, 11/03/2022 - 12:58

We, the community of the Berlin Bilingual School Berlin, see the call of inclusive education as an important asset.
This already starts at the main entrance, which with its large staircase access at Weinstr. 1 is currently not barrier-free and urgently needs to be rebuilt. A ramp will ensure accessibility and provide equal access for all children and adults.
Our community consists of 290 children between the ages of 6 and 12, as well as their parents. We also care for children with motor impairments or who are dependent on a wheelchair.
We would like to open our house to all children, but we are already reaching our limits in terms of accessibility in the entrance area. Celebrations at BBS are usually celebrated with the entire community. We want to ensure that in the future grandparents and families with strollers can also come to our school without restrictions. Our aspiration is to provide unrestricted access to everyone.
Furthermore, other associations (e.g. the Berlin Kids International Verein) and the Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH also use the premises of our school for events. The barrier-free access also allows all cooperation partners to use the main entrance without restrictions.
The reconstruction of the main entrance, including a ramp, is scheduled for 2022. The completion of this is targeted for July 2022.

You would like to donate?

https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/102744-barrierefreier-eingang-fuer-grundschule

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Primary School Open House and Webinar

Posted: Thu, 25/08/2022 - 08:22

Our Primary School Open House will be held from 10am to 2pm on September 10, 2022. We will run school tours that last about 45min. You can get first impressions of our school through our BBS parents who will accompany you.

No registration is needed.

 

On September 12 at 6pm, there will be an "Introduction: Berlin Bilingual School Primary School" webinar with our head of primary school Andrew Comerford and deputy head of Hort Sven Rapp.

BBS Secondary School Tours, 19th March 2022, Granitzstr. 38(A)

Posted: Wed, 16/02/2022 - 11:15

Following our Open House webinar on 20th January we would like to invite you to a school tour on 19th March 2022. The tour lasts about 30min. You can get first impressions of our school through our BBS students and parents who will accompany you.

Unfortunately, we need to keep the number of visitors as low as possible, so you will need to sign up for a tour in advance. Please note that only one parent per family will be allowed to accompany their child on the tour.

An interview with Inge Akker, social worker at BBS secondary school

Posted: Fri, 22/10/2021 - 11:17

The world is still in the midst of an on-going global pandemic, and though we can finally already see the light at the end of the tunnel, the last 18 months have taken a strain on all of us. With “World Mental Health Day” approaching on Sunday, 10 October, we caught up with Inge Akker, who works as the social worker at the secondary school in Granitzstraße to talk to her about mental health and well-being. Inge has been working at BBS since 2013. Until approximately one and a half years ago she was working at the primary school in Weinstraße.

Open House Primary School 2021

Posted: Wed, 08/09/2021 - 17:26

On 4th September we had more than 200 prospective parents visit our primary schools. Tours were held every 45min by our parents. It was a great day and we hope our future parents got a glimpse about BBS. The Monday after, our head of Hort (Sarah Vissers) and Andrew Comerford (Head of Primary) gave an insightful presentation on our pedagogy. You missed it? Don't worry, please download the file: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vMKzbf1NcYX1LMYfUlEHrXuEIELN-OAb/view?usp=sharing