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

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

Open House, 4th and 6th September 2021, Weinstr. 1

Posted: Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:43

Our Primary School Open House will be held from 10am to 3pm on September 4, 2021. Unfortunately, we need to keep the number of applicant parents as low as possible, so we would like to ask you to sign up for a tour here.

The tour lasts about 45min. You can get first impressions of our school through our BBS parents who will accompany you.

Registrations are possible until September 2, 2 pm. Registrations received later will not be considered.

Holiday Hort: Now open

Posted: Fri, 02/07/2021 - 13:49

Our doors are open again! Please, come and join our Hort City. We have fun activities and trips for all our primary school children. We bake, we play outside, we play with water, we have Lego and other great workshops.

Twice a week the children are tested, but at the moment there is no masking requirement inside the school building for staff and children.

 

Corona Testing

Posted: Mon, 01/03/2021 - 09:48

BBS received more than 1000 Corona testing kits. Within one week we have had several teachers being trained in how to administer the tests. We are now offering tests for everybody on a Friday and/ or whenever they would like to have one. However, this is done on a voluntary basis and an offer for staff only.

Happy New Year!

Posted: Thu, 07/01/2021 - 10:58

Happy new year to our BBS community!

Although we are not back in school in person, we see each other online. At the moment, all classes are being taught digitally via google classrooms. In case a child does not have a laptop at home, s/he can borrow one from school. 

Diversity Week 2020

Posted: Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:34

This year's diversity week focus' has been mental health. An important topic to discuss with our students already from an early age onwards - we are all diferent and don't necessarily see the things the same way as our friends or family does. An example: During music lessons our students explored reading music rhythms and melodies without their sense of sight, discovered Braille music notation and collaborated on mute compositions, working togehter to create music without speaking.