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BIS 2017, Community Perception Results Parent Online Survey November 2012


Survey Design

Method

 Online Survey

Target Group

 Parents of BIS Students

Survey Period

 November 13th to December 2nd 2012

Response Rate

 60,1 %

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Most families enjoy living in the Cologne/Bonn area and have been living relatively short in this area

How long have you been living in the Cologne/Bonn area? 0-2 years

33%

3-5 years

26%

6-10 years

19%

longer than 10 years

22%

Do you enjoy living in the Cologne/Bonn area? Yes

No

96%

4%

3


Around one third went to another school first

Did your child/children go to another school first?

Reasons for attending another school first

Yes, to a different int. school

• BIS is too large and impersonal, too many students

31%

Yes, to a state school

• • • • •

26%

no

(especially for primary school children) Too learn German and adapt to German culture Other school was closer Other school was cheaper Other school taught more languages No space available BIS

45%

How long has your child/have your children attended BIS? 0-2 years

46%

3-4 years

28%

5-6 years

12%

longer than 6 years

13%

4


St. George’s in Cologne and Düsseldorf IS are the biggest competitors for BIS

Did you consider sending your child/children to a different school than BIS? Yes, to a different int. school Yes, to a state school

27% 16%

no

To which other international school did you consider sending your child/children ?

60%

Frank furt

IS French-German School Bonn IBIS

Düsseldorf IS St. George‘s School 5


High educational standards and the (multi-cultural) environment are main drivers for registration at BIS

What was the reason for deciding to send your child/children to BIS?

in %

Multi-cultural environment

50

Envrionment at BIS

45

High educational standards

23

Had no other choice

24 10

9 11

55

29 21 19 15

72 62

38

Recommendations

Higher fees of other int.schools 4

38

17

80

33

24

Extra-curricular offerings

83

48 39

Reputation of BIS

85

44

32

Location

85

38

39

School facilities

86

31

47

Core-curricular offerings

86

41 54

Personal and caring learning

Company only covers tuition of BIS

36

52 45

Important Very important

6


Only 3% of all parents think that the BIS curriculum does not meet their child/children’s learning needs

in %

Do you think that the BIS curriculum meets your child/children’s learning needs?

Yes (full & partially)

44

53

97

No 3

7


A greater choice of languages is the core aspect parents would like to see covered

Percentage of “yes-answers”

Desired aspects/suggestions

• More languages (especially more focus on German, In Early Learning, are there aspects not covered you would like to see covered?

also English)

• Assessments for reading and writing skills • More play time • Assessment of individual level lacking

13%

• More languages (especially French, Mandarin and In the Middle Year’s program, is there a need for a greater curricular choice?

In the Diploma Year’s program, is there a need for a greater curricular choice?

37%

German)

• Science ( focus on math and computer science) • More sports

• More languages (especially French) • Mathematical Studies/Mathematical 31%

Methods/Computer Studies as higher level

• Drama • Psychology

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The majority of all respondents consider the IB diploma a highly recognized academic qualification

Do you consider the IB Diploma a highly recognized academic qualification? Yes

85%

No

8%

Not applicable

8%

Is the value of IB Certificates widely understood?

Yes

50%

No

Not applicable

39%

12%

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For 40% of all respondents additional vocational qualifications is worthy of consideration

Should BIS consider offering additional vocational qualifications in grades 11 and 12?

Yes

No

Not applicable

40%

25%

35%

10


Parents expect a stronger math program and sport/nonsport activities for everyone Yes, fully satisfied Yes, partially satisfied

Percentage of “yes-answers” Do you have any comments on core-curricular aspects you would like to share with BIS?

Activities mostly liked

Desired aspects/activities

• Stronger math program • Other languages • Improve English department

11/11/13

(grammar, spelling)

• Team sports (soccer, basketball,• All trainings should be volleyball)

Are you satisfied with the BIS extracurricular student sport activities?

19

54

73

• Swimming • Cross Country • Badminton

throughout the year

• More ‘just for fun‘ team sports /non-competitive

• More choice for younger students

• Tennis, Swimming, Material Arts, Gymnastics, Cricket, Handball, Baseball

Are you satisfied with the BIS extracurricular student non-sport activities?

31

43

74

• • • • • •

Music Drama Dance Art Languages Origami

• Instrumental lessons • More spaces/bigger groups for all activities

• More activities for younger • • • • •

students (especially 1st and 2nd grade) Improving quality and promotion of existing programs Technology, IT or Science Clubs Chess Club More language courses (especially German) Care and homework support for kids with working parents 11


BIS should improve the cafeteria and especially the meals

Please value the school-facilities from 1-7, where 7 is the best and 1 is the worst

Classrooms

50%

Gym/Sports hall

46%

Library/Media Center

Cafeteria

34%

32%

35%

12%

Meals 3% 6%

28%

16%

1

2

3

17%

21%

21%

13%

15%

4

5

18%

6

4%2%

14%

36%

15%

3% 1%

12%

3%3%1% 1%

7%

12%

7 12

4%


Most parents have one or two children at BIS

How many children do you have (also not at BIS)?

11% One

One

4%

Two

Two Up to 5 years

Three

38%

Three

18%

3%

One

40%

Two

Age 5 - 11

Three

20%

1%

Age 12 - 18

How many of your children are currently studying at BIS? One

44%

Two

42% 11%

Three

Four

1% 13


Most families have an European or North American background

Where do you come from? 1% 4% 2% 11%

20%

62%

Europe South/Central America

North America Africa

Asia Australia/New Zealand

14


In which grade is your child/are your children at BIS?

In which grade is your child/are your children at BIS?

16% 15%

15% 14%

12%

12% 11%

12% 11%

10% 9% 8%

8%

5% 4%

0% EL 1

0%

EL 3

EL 5

Gra de 2

Gra de 4

Gra de 6

Gra de 8

Gra de 10

Gra de 12 15


Most families live in Bonn and surrounding

Please enter the Post/Zip code of your home address Bonn

81.86

Wachtberg

8.85

Surrounding of Bonn (w/o Wacht.) Other - N/A

6.64 3

Please enter the Post/Zip code of your work address Bonn

68.14

Kรถln and Surrounding

11.95

Surrounding of Bonn Eifel Other - N/A

6.19 4 10 16


The majority of all respondents get support from their employer regarding tuition for their child/children

Does your employer pay for your child/ren enrolled at BIS?

40%

60%

Yes

No

17


Employer mostly cover more than 75% of the tuition

What percentage of your child’s/children tuition is covered by your employer?

more than 75%

41%

51-75%

17%

39%

51-75%

26-50% Up to 25%

more than 75% 18%

26-50% First child

2%

more than 75%

Up to 25%

3%

Second child

35%

51-75%

15%

26-50% 0% Up to 25%

8%

Third child or more

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Selected quotes: “Is there anything else you want to let BIS know

„As we've already said, French is an international language, which is spoken by more than 200 millions of persons. It is one of the sixth official languages and one of the two languages, as well as English, used in the United Nations. We really don't understand why it hasn't any places at BIS...“

„Should improve math in primary“

„Changing to IB curriculum can be confusing for parents, so information evenings were very useful.“

„We are so happy that the kids are in this school . We really love to be back in an international school. Kids love the school and the teachers. You do a great job thank you all.“

„Please take the issue of cafeteria food seriously. Children are not happy with the food. I have a hard time convincing my children to stay with the meal plan. Most of the food end up in the trash because they do not like the food. We need to look into this collectively. Other than that, thank you for the great job you are doing with our children. My children are very happy to go to school every day. You not only educate them but also nurture their souls, your staff are wonderful Thank you for making education fun and pleasant for our children. Keep up the good job!“

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