Goodbye 2020

Posted: Fri, 18/12/2020 - 14:10

Dear BBS Community,

Since today is the last school day of particularly challenging year, we really want to take this opportunity to send a message of sincere gratitude to BBS parents, students and staff.

To parents
Without your great support the months between March and June would not have been possible. Your feedback and help in navigating the crisis has been priceless. Thank you!

To our incredible students
You have been so courageous and open to new ways of teaching and learning. Even during times when you missed your friends the most, you never gave up. Thank you!

Leadership team: Andrew & Kerry, Britta, Sarah & Sven
You have been inspirations to your respective teams. You have shown the most inspiring leadership quality of all - listening. You listened to the parents, to your staff, as well to ourselves. We realise it has not been easy, but through your relentless dedication you led your teams and therefore the school successfully through this pandemic. Thank you!

And last, but most certainly not least.. 

To our wonderful, devoted, staff
Whatever we decided to implement regarding online learning, classrooms, follow-up sheets, etc. - you implemented it gracefully and with good humour. We reinvented processes, we met online and saw inside each others homes, we met at night when some of your own children were in bed. You have been so adaptive and inventive throughout making us proud and blessed to have you on our team. While the German media says schools failed during corina, we know the headlines would tell a very different story if all German schools had our pedagogical staff. Your positive attitude and dedication has made this challenging journey a success story for BBS.  Across the world, people have been clapping from balconies as a show of respect and appreciation for front line workers. Today, we clap for you too in gratitude for how you have handled this year. You're nothing short of heroes  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. 

Here's to a smoother 2021!

More BBS News

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.

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