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Monthly Archives: January 2016

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROJECT

DSC_8846In order to better comprehend overall motivation for learning a foreign language, and particularly the French language, this year the FLE Department initiated a pen-pal exchange program with other students from other countries.

Students from 2nde Pre-IB (B1 and B2 levels) in Ms. DECEGLIE and Ms. FRITZ classes started a correspondence by email with students (of the same age and same level) of the Hoang Van Thu School, situated in the province of Hoa Binh in Vietnam.

Along the same lines, Ms CATTAZZO’s 4ème (or Year 9/8th grade) class started a correspondence by post with students (of the same age and level) of the Haugjordet Junior High School in Langhus (not far from Oslo) in Norway.

Thus, the students are able enjoying the opportunity to exchange and communicate beyond borders and learning more about cultural diversity… even in French!

RUSSIAN DAY

image2IBS of Provence and our Russian-speaking students celebrated Russian Day at IBS on January 14th. Why the 14th of January?

Even though the Gregorian calendar is the official calendar in Russia, Russians also celebrate the ‘old New Year’s’ which is on this day. It is also celebrated in Belorussia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montanegro and certain regions of Switzerland.

Where does this tradition come from? The name speaks for itself. This celebration is linked to the Julien Calendar which was in effect in Russia up until 1918.

Mme Sharipova and her students decorated the school and also held a workshop to prepare the traditional Russian salad ‘Oliver’.

Thank you to all who organised this succesful event!

спасибо! Spasibo!

REGIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

IMG_3207IBS of Provence is proud to announce that our girls “Under 16” First Team will be competing this weekend for the Regional Finals of the 1st Division.

The matches will start this Saturday at 10 am at the Tennis Club de L’Arbois and we are counting on our parents and students to come support them! If you have any quesions about the matches or the Tennis Academy in general, please contact Mr Sinclair at gsinclair@ibsofprovence.com.

 

TURING TRUST

IMG_0563Thanks to IBS students in 4ème last year, the school raised funds for the Turing Trust. Funds raised were used to develop school buildings at the Diabene ICCES.

Thank you to our students for organising this worthwhile event.

Turing Trust Scan

THIRD CULTURE KIDS ASSEMBLY

AssemblyPhotoOn Tuesday 19th of January, students in 5ème participated in an interactive assembly given by Mrs Schachler on Third Culture Kids.  Third culture kid (TCK) is a term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years….this fits a large majority of our students at IBS.

On Thursday 21st January, the students in 6ème and 4ème will join in for an additional assembly on TCK.

Thank you to Mrs Schachler for sharing her knowledge and engaging our students in a dynamic conversation of interest!

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