On Friday 1st October, all Middle School pupils explored the Leyre valley by embarking on a 6 km canoeing trip. During this trip under the gallery forest, they were able to enjoy an exceptional and wild setting in the Landes de Gascogne Regional Park. This adventure took place in a friendly atmosphere punctuated by sensations, heroic moments and laughter.
The Welcome Trip to Arcachon was a huge success this year. The pupils had magnificent views of the Bassin d’Arcachon from our sightseeing boats, and the weather was perfect! Thank you to the wonderful parents and children who helped us to make the day so enjoyable!
Our festivities were a little different this year, due to Covid-19, but we celebrated nonetheless! Each section of the school held their own Christmas events, from a festive edition of the business club’s tuckshop, carol singing and Christmas jumpers (in aid of Save the Children) in Secondary, to seasonal snacks and games in Primary, and making tree decorations in Early Learning (along with a special visit from our very own Santa Claus!)
We celebrated Halloween in terrifying 2020 style, with both pupils and teachers in disguise – and masks! Winners of the best costume competition won house points, pupils took part in themed activities, and enjoyed a special scary-film screening, complete with popcorn.
A huge thank you to all the BIS families who made delicious specialities from their home countries around the world, and to the parents who set up and ran the lunch today. Pupils from all classes thoroughly enjoyed this annual bonanza of learning about the many cultures at BIS through tasting and sharing dishes (all in line with health precautions, of course).
We now back at school with confidence: during the time of Covid, our continued teaching has proved effective, innovative, and resilient. Across the whole school, new practices are now well-established, and will provide a solid basis for the years to come.We are glad to welcome families to BIS for an admissions meeting and visit, in the most secure conditions, and via video call for those families not in a position to travel to Bordeaux.Please note that all visits are by appointment. To make an appointment, please use the contact form below.
For the third year in a row, we have committed to our partnership with Déguimbéré school. This great project allows the pupils of our two schools to get to know another culture, to communicate, and understand the way of life in each country. Wishing to help their new friends, BIS pupils raised funds in 2020, hoping to improve learning conditions. Despite the health crisis, we remain in contact with Déguimbéré and we are actively working to bring to fruition this project of solidarity.
Our second careers session of the year for IGCSE & A Level was varied and fascinating, including presentations from Angelique Sawtell (international real estate), Kevyn Collins-Thompson (AI & data science), and Laurent Bai Dumas (consulting and wine). A big thank you to our brilliant participants!