STEM-Week

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).

 

STEM-Week

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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. 

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