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21 OCTOBER 2016

Newsletter Sep-Oct 2016






Celebrating internationalism The International Week started on the 10th October and continued throughout the week with numerous activities aimed at making the ISB students more familiar with the world’s wonderful cultures and traditions. Both Primary and Secondary school students learnt about different countries and people around the world, they participated in quizzes and they spoke about their countries through artwork which has been displayed in the school’s gallery. They learnt traditional dances and enjoyed delicious traditional food.

The International Week is a celebration of our community represented by 800 students and their families from 40 different countries.


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Health and Fitness Week Wheels Day

The children in KS2 enjoyed two energetic Wheels Day events. To encourage fitness activities the children were encouraged to do physical exercise on their roller skates, skateboards and scooters; with some of the teachers also wobbling around the playground. The children brought in their favorite 'Wheels' and had a lot of fun with their friends and teachers, by whizzing around on their different size wheels and trying to show and share their best skills and tricks!

Secondary students celebrated Health and Fitness Week through various fun activities and very interesting topics, competitive games and special events. The Athletics Challenge at the Dinamo stadium, the dance routine at lunch time, Pilates and body combat sessions as well as interclass football competitions kept the students fit and active during the whole week. Health and Fitness was also linked with History, Business Studies, English or Modern Foreign Languages topics. The Creative Arts Department was involved into designing posters and playing short sports theatre games, while in music the students sang different sport clubs anthem and famous Olympics songs.


Parent Workshops Parents and other adults can play an essential role in encouraging a love of reading and an interest in books that will give a strong foundation that we can build upon at school. This will set children up for a lifetime of pleasure from reading. This is why, for the past two years, we have supported parents by organising EY/ KS1 Phonics and Reading Workshops in order to share strategies and resources. Parents used the occasion to ask questions about how our Phonics Programme, based on Phonics International, works. After the workshops, parents have been encouraged to visit their own child’s class where they have been able to see all the strategies in practice.


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ISB Academic Awards Ceremony

The main objective of this event is to award the students and to celebrate their excellent exam results at IGCSE and A Levels. 46 students were awarded at the ceremony. The value of the checks offered by Lumina Educational Institutions was over 7000 Euros for all the students.

ISB celebrates the 20 years of excellence in education this year, with this special occasion we have organised an Academic Awards Ceremony at Double Tree Hilton

The Award Ceremony ended with a music recital of the ISB rock band, followed by a reception. Thank you to Lumina Educational Institutions for sponsoring the checks for the students and to DoubleTree by Hilton for sponsoring the venue.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invited parents to a PTA Presentation Meeting. The main objective of the PTA Presentation is to make ourselves known to all the new parents and rekindle old connection with the community of our school. The presentation explained the valuable work the PTA does in support of ISB and the role parents can take within it. The aim was for everyone to have a better understanding of what the PTA does, why it is important and in what ways parents may become involved. The PTA also welcomed !3 parents to their customary breakfasts and meetings.

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International Day Chinese Lessons This term we have introduced a new subject to the primary curriculum. First language Chinese students are now able to learn their native language with native speaking Chinese teachers for two lessons a week.

Our Chinese teachers are teaching small groups of children in Foundation Stage, Key stage one and Key Stage two to speak, read and write their language, including Chinese characters. In the future we hope to expand this provision to be able to offer Chinese language studies to all students. We are very pleased to welcome them as part of the primary team.

A celebration of our wonderful community This year, the very popular International Week started on the 10th October and continued throughout the week with numerous activities aimed at making the ISB students more familiar with the world’s wonderful cultures and traditions.

The highlight of this intense week was the celebration of the International Day which took place at the school on Friday, 14th October. Starting with 9.00am parents were invited to watch the very popular and colourful annual Traditional Costume Parade. The parade was followed by a delicious Traditional Food Fair which brought together the parents and the friends of ISB.

Our special guest, the well-known and charismatic Chef Foa captured the audience with a live cooking show. !4

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IB Consultancy Visit and presentation for parents On the 23rd and 24th of September ISB hosted a guest from International Baccaulaureate Organisation (IB). Mr Jose Azcue, our consultant for IB authorisation, who also works as the Headmaster of an international school in Portugal came to Romania to visit our school and to guide us in our final phase of approval as an IB World School. He had a very busy schedule over the two days in school to meet the management team, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as students and parents.

ISB Secondary completes another step before the IB authorization

On Friday, he had five sessions with teachers in different subject groups to make sure everything is in place before the final visit. He also had a chance to have a word with several IB candidate students in years 10 and 11 and he was happy to see students highly interested and excited to embark on the prestigious Diploma Programme. While taking a tour of the school, Mr.Azcue expressed his appreciation in school facilities and the international ambiance, which he mentioned as strongest characteristics of ISB. On Saturday, he was briefed by the school IB coordinator, Mr.Yusuf Orhan about the progress of the school towards authorisation, and by Mr.Ahmet Dundar about DP course selections and university admission procedures. Mr.Azcue`s visit has ended after he had lunch with SMT members in the school canteen. He expressed his gratitude after he returned to Portugal saying he enjoyed his visit to ISB and wishing luck on our journey to IB.

On 13 October, secondary parents had the opportunity to attend a seminar about the IB Diploma Programme in the 3D presentation room. At the end of the busy parents` evening, a group of parents were briefed by Mr.Yusuf Orhan on ISB`s journey to IB and received information about the prestigious preuniversity Diploma Programme. P 


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