Posted: Wed, 04/12/2019 - 12:27

BBS held annual second, annual, STE(Art)M week this November and one cannot help be inspired by the excitement and motivation generated by both students and adults alike. Our theme, The Moon - Stepping Stone to the Cosmo's, kicked off with an Art and Music display in our canteen. Student work, as well as some world-renowned projects, were on display. Pauline (Music Teacher) and Jens (Hausmeister) provided musical inspiration with both German and English moon inspired tracks being played throughout the event. On Tuesday, our students were provided with street glitter chalk and measuring tapes. They were tasked with calculating the distance they would have jumped if the Earth shared the moons gravitational pull. This turned into a beautiful blend of colours, circles and the odd rocket. In our canteen, Boris (Parent) and Richie (Secondary music teacher) took our students to the musical stratosphere with some Herbie Hancock classics from the album Headhunters. On Wednesday we welcomed Andrea Kelz, an Astrophysicist from Potsdam Observatory, who shared his experiences in the field of Astronomy. The interview was held in Andrew's office, and YouTube streamed live into all the classrooms. Afterwards, Andreas held an Astroquiz with our Grade 5/6 students in the canteen and was really blown away but the depth of knowledge our young scientists possess.

Thursday saw another parent (Matthew) come to our canteen and give a presentation to Grade 1-4 about the interesting research he and his colleagues are conducting about fish, fish poo, the moon and food for aspiring Astronauts. This presentation was brought to a close by Michael and Lucas (Grade 3/4 Erziehers) reading and then singing, with guitar accompaniment, a wonderfully illustrated book of David Bowie'S Space Oddity. Finally, on Friday, under the watchful eyes of over 300 BBS students and staff, we sent a water rocket into orbit. Like all launches, this was not without its drama and after a number of failed countdowns, the rocket finally soared skywards. Additionally, a mathematics professor from Beuth Hochschule came to the secondary school to talk about future career paths in mathematics. Each of these days was wonderfully supported by parents running Lunar lander workshops, Moon phase Art demos, space Origami and rocket building. Even one of our longtime Multimedia workshop facilitators, Russ, gave a talk with students about being a Spacebratt (Term given to children of NASA workers).



BBS News

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. 

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

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.

If we can't go to the museum, the museum comes to us.

Posted: Mon, 16/11/2020 - 11:24

We are very happy to host an exhibition by the Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V. for our primary and secondary school called "Der Blick gegen das Vergessene gerichtet". This exhibition has been developed by secondary students from France, Poland and Germany who talked about the difficult history of Europe and how important peace is, not only in Europe but around the world.

Tune in to see the opening:

November 2020

Posted: Fri, 06/11/2020 - 11:34

The last months have been very difficult for all people and schools around the world and we are gladly looking forward to the end of 2020. At the moment, we remain in the classification "YELLOW", meaning that lessons take place, and only children of the gymnasiale Oberstufe are wearing masks. However, we have moved successfully moved into Granitzstr. with our secondary school and we are now leaving behind Weissensee. Please, see our facebook profile for some images.

Moving Day!

Posted: Tue, 20/10/2020 - 11:42

We are finally there! Our secondary school is moving to Granitzstr! After the October holidays all students - from grade 7 to their Abitur - will be taught from our new building in Pankow. It is a small building in the heart of East Berlin and it has been renovated during the last months for our secondary school. We are very happy to have found this building and that we are finally moving into our new home.

Haus der Statistik

Posted: Tue, 08/09/2020 - 18:19

We have been in contact with the Haus der Statistik close to Alexanderplatz for more than a year now and BBS has successfully established a cooperation with the initiatives taking place at this virbrant place. Maybe one day we will have another school at "Haus der Statistik". For now, please join us in our first BBS art exhibitionat HdS on 20th Sept from 3 until 6pm.