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Posted: 21-12-15

School opening times 

 

Monday 21st December: 0900-1400
Tuesday 22nd December: 0900-1400
Wednesday 23rd December: 0900-1400 

 

The school will remain closed as from the 24th of December until January 4th. 

 

Monday 4th January: 0900 - 1400
Tuesday 5th January: 0900 - 1400 

 

School re-starts on Thursday 7th January.

 


Posted: 21-12-15

At BIC we are always proud to celebrate the achievements of our students and we are especially pleased to share the news of Camille Koefoed's (9N) recent success at the indoor showjumping event held at the prestigious Real Club de Polo in Barcelona. At the beginning of December she competed in the 3-day event with her horse 'Spirit'.
 

"It was a big challenge to participate in a big International horse competition together with many skilled riders from all over Europe. I was very nervous as rules are very strict and disciplined. Indoor eventing is different to what I am used to. I had never tried that before and neither had my horse "Spirit". He didn't like it at all and got very afraid which caused me a lot of extra work and nerves. The competition show was for 3 days jumping every day but all in all very fun."
 


Posted: 21-12-15

 

The last day of term got off to a fantastic festive start, as pupils arrived at school to the sound of Christmas songs welcoming them as they marched through the school gates.
Christmas would not be Christmas without parties and Santa, so in the final week of term, the Primary children celebrated with lots of delicious food, games and presents from Santa for the younger ones! Even the teachers had a visit from the Secret Santa, who provided Secondary School staff with special bespoke gifts for each one!

 

 

Year 10, together with their teacher, Señora Shimmell, presented a highly informative assembly about Christmas Around the World and there was a special whole school assembly to culminate the year, seeing all the pupils in school uniting in the gym and singing Christmas songs and wishing each other a Merry Christmas.
The school Principal, Mr Giles, addressed the whole school, wishing everyone a safe holiday and saying how much he has enjoyed his first term at BIC.
… and now the term draws to an end, as many pupils jet off all over the world to visit family and friends at this special time of year.

 


Posted: 21-12-15

 

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to enjoy children performing a nativity and at BIC it has become traditional for KS1 pupils to work together presenting a special end of term show. This year, they certainly pulled out all the stops with Hey Ewe, a baa-rilliant musical nativity composed by Anthony Copus, which sees the traditional Christmas story unfolding with humour and charm through the eyes of a curious sheep. Laura did a superb job, as she confidently performed this major part and the whole performance was enhanced by the Hey Ewe Orchestra, comprising an ensemble of 12 children playing many different instruments, ranging from the drums and agogos, to the glockenspiels and maracas. All of this, of course, could not happen without the dedication and hard work of all their KS1 teachers and these performances are something that pupils will remember for many years to come.

 

 

Here is what some of the children had to say about the show…
 

We felt nervous, but then we calmed down and enjoyed it very much. by Laura

I would like to do it again one thousand times! by Sofia

We loved playing the glockenspiels the best, it was fun because the songs were really nice. by Pep, Tom and Marlene.

 


Posted: 09-12-15

There is nothing like hearing children’s voices singing at Christmas time and members of the BIC Choir had a busy day when they performed their Christmas repertoire in two successful concerts.
 

It is an important part of Christmas to spread cheer to the elderly and pupils from the BIC School Choir have been performing at local Residential homes for many years. Our visits to SAR in Portals Nous is always eagerly awaited by many and the Choir sang beautifully and then greeted many of the residents with Christmas greetings in different languages.

They also performed at the Hotel OD in Portals Nous at the Cala Nova Cancer Charity lunch, which Angela always does a great job in organising. This included some moving piano music by Erik and a great finale with Mrs Enright, aka Gee Carmichael, as the children put on their santa hats and sang Rocking Around the Christmas Tree,which had the audience clapping and dancing along.

The Choir has two more performances before they wind down for Christmas, which will be at the school in our annual Christmas Musical Afternoon on Wednesday December 9th at 16.15 pm and at Porto Pi Centre of Saturday December 12th at 12.00 pm, and everyone is welcome to these concerts.

 


Posted: 09-12-15

Pupils from the Sixth form at BIC were very pleased to welcome Mr Marco van der Ree, who came to talk about his experiences in working with the United Nations. Mr van der Ree has worked with the UN for 17 years in different places around the world, gaining a lot of experience on his travels.
He worked for many of the underlying organisations of the UN, such as the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Most of these projects involved working with developing countries including Brazil, Mozambique and various countries in Africa. While there, he raised large amounts of money to fund different projects.
Mr van der Ree portrayed the different opportunities there are to work for the UN, explaining how different studies, internships and summer courses could all lead to a successful career.
by Anne-Sophie Rehbock
 


Posted: 09-12-15

Pupils in Year 11 at BIC have the opportunity of studying a wide range of pertinent subjects for IGCSE and recently Miss Eden has added drama to this list. These lessons include the presentation of short performances for audiences and here is what the drama group has to say about their recent work:-
“The drama group created a powerful performance about the refugee crisis affecting our world, with their moving performance showing not only their struggles and emotions, but an insight into the complex opinions on this subject.
Tragically, just before the performance, the terrorist attacks in Paris occurred and so the group decided to add a short piece dedicated to the people who were part of this.
Feedback from teachers, parents and peers was excellent, with the young students dealing sensitively and maturely with tricky subjects, as well as entertaining and educating their audience. Miss Eden was very proud of all her students.”