Zoo trip

On September 16th years 7 - 10 went on a science trip to the zoo to learn more about the classification of animals, their habitats and their adaptations for feeding and survival. The students gave really positive feedback on the trip and it lead to a heated debate in Year 7 about whether animals should be kept in captivity.

 

BISL at Otroški bazar (Kids’ Fair)

From 11th to 14th September our school participated at the biggest fair event for children held in Ljubljana at Gospodarsko razstavišče. We had our own stand where we presented slideshows and videos of our school life and performances by our students. We had kids’ corner with play dough and colouring activities for children to play while BISL staff talked to parents who were interested to ask everything about our school and our afterschool activities.

Thanks to BISL staff who gave their free time to come and help promote our school at this event, over 1500 promotional flyers were personally handed to visitors, countless questions answered, a mailing list filled up, over 250 BISL balloons blown up and given to children, and introductions were made with other people providing services and activities for children... 

On Saturday, our Vikings show took to the fair's stage showing BISL talent to all visitors. 

We were the only international school with a stand at the Kids’ fair and clearly we made an impact with our presence showing that we have grown and developed to become the biggest international school in Slovenia.

Year 3 Trip to the National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Exhibition

Year 3 Trip to the National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Exhibition

Year 3 had great fun on our first trip of the school year to the National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Exhibition at the Ljubljana Castle. It was a perfect accompaniment  to the knowledge and skills they have been learning in the IPC topic "Paintings, Pictures & Photographs." The students are now looking forward to developing their own photography skills as they work on portrait and wildlife photography. 

School bus route

As previously announced, the school bus service will commence operation on Monday 25th August. It will start near the Bežigrad Dorm, pass by the old HQ Building on Podmilščakova ulica and call at the Railway/Bus station before travelling the length of Tržaška cesta and arriving at the school. This can be seen in the following map:

C4C drive

Thank you to all those people that have donated food, water, toiletries and cleaning products for our latest C4C drive for the flood victims of Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina. It was wonderful to have so many things to bring. The students loved having the opportunity to not only bring the items but label them, then pack them into boxes ready to be sent off in trucks. A huge thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Nesterović who organised this wonderful drive and let us be a small part of it. 

Igraj se z mano (Play with me) festival

BISL (Year 1 to Year 10) had a fabulous time at the Igraj se z mano (Play with me) festival in the centre of Ljubljana for 3 days last week. Please read ahead to find out what were the some of the students' favourite things to do. 

"They made me a hairstyle." Filip (Year 2)

"Eating pancakes." Tevž (Year 1)

"Learning something different from others. Like making dolls." Kuba (Year 6)

"Walking on the tightrope." Andrew (Year 1)

"Performing." Lena (Year 2)

"Helping people who might not interact with a lot of other people, interact with other people." Maxwell (Year 9)

"When we made the stars and on the back we can make a wish and the skateboard polygon." Nastya (Year 4)

BISL wins at cricket tournament!

On Friday 30 May the British International School of Ljubljana went to OŠ Smlednik to play two games of cricket. They won their first game with three overs to spare and three wickets left. They bowled first and got OŠ Smlednik all out for a dismal total of 36. With the pick of the bowlers being Maxwell Charlesworth getting 4 wickets for 5 runs. 

In the second game BISL team batted first and scored 49 runs with Maxwell Charlesworth scoring 15 runs, then forced to retire. 

The BISL team then bowled out OŠ Kašelj for 36 runs. With the best bowler being Maxwell Charlesworth with 3 wickets for 8 runs.

The BISL team ended up in first place and won a trophy along with medals for each of the BISL team members (in the picture: Maxwell with the cricket trophy).

In the end everybody was able to play in a match.

Team coach: Mr Bishop. Team captain: Maxwell Y9. Team members: Maxwell Y9, Edvard Y9, Nina Y9, Siiri Y8, Ivan Y7, Maximus Y6 , Christopher Y6, Adrian Y6, Aleks Y5, Miha Y5, Helix Y5, Maks Y3, Filip Y3 and Aniket OŠ DK.

 

Primary School Open Day

The Primary School at BISL were delighted to welcome the parents into the classrooms on 6 May 2014 from 8:00 to 9:00 so that the children could sit and chat about the work they have done since Christmas. Exercise books were opened, computer work was shown and displays were scrutinised. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing off their best work and I think the parents enjoyed it too. Thank you to all the parents for attending.

Stephanie Pojak

24 Maths Competition

Last Wednesday BISL hosted students from the 3 other international schools in Ljubljana for a maths competition.  Students played a game called 24, where all 4 numbers on a game card need to be used with a variety of operations to make the final number of 24.  

All students who competed in the event had a great time and everyone deserves praise for their results.  There were some overall winners for the competition, separated by Year levels. Year 4 saw a student from OŠ Danila Kumar narrowly defeat our own representative, Emil.  Year 5 was dominated by a girl from Ecole Francais, who won the outright competition for the most points scored.  One of our representatives, Joe, came a respectable 3rd.  Year 6 had the most  representatives from the schools and I was very proud to see our very own Christopher Charlesworth take home to medal for best in his Year level, with some close competition from a couple of other students.  

This was a wonderful event and the schools have agreed to repeat the competition next year and beyond. 

Chris Bishop, Primary Numeracy Coordinator

 

Golf comes to BISL

Ema Seršen who is 6 years old and in Year 1, is BISL's first golf pro!

Ema brought in her golf trolley and golf clubs and gave a presentation at our Assembly of last Tuesday (April 17). Ema told us what the Driver and the Putter are used for and explained that golf is a sport for any age. Even Mrs Pojak could play! We look forward to more students in Primary taking up golf in the future.

 

Usborne Books fair

What a fantastic afternoon we had, during our visit by Usborne Books. The books were great, the company was great and some even sampled the coffee, tea, biscuits and tasty 'doughnuts' made by Marilena Boiangiu. A big thank you goes to all the parents and staff who came to support the event, with an extra special thank you to Year 12 student Clare Charlesworth who came to assist Irena, the Usborne representative, due to the huge amount of book purchases. At the end of the day your purchases provided the school with €1146.70 to spend on much needed books for our library. Brilliant!

Vee Westgate

COBIS Conference for staff development

The first COBIS Conference for Marketing, Development and Admissions Staff was hosted by the British School of Bucharest on 20-21 March. The event was well attended by 45 delegates from 28 schools in 19 countries. BISL was represented at this training and networking focused event by two members of staff, Nataša Drummond and Nina Luznar. The packed conference programme included plenary and seminar sessions on subjects such as Social media for schools, Admissions journey, School development, the Future of education marketing, all presented by expert speakers selected by COBIS. All participants were inspired with new knowledge and enjoyed the exchange of ideas and contacts with other international schools.

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