It is our pleasure to share with you the latest edition of IBS News, our school newspaper where we strive to share with parents a glimpse of the many activities that take place every day in our school. Our school is a vibrant, dynamic school with engaged teachers and motivated students and it shows in the wide variety of trips, projects and articles you will find in this newspaper.
We wish you all the happiest of holidays and best wishes for the New Year !
This year we had our first Back to School on our new Campus ! Over 700 students joined us for an Orientation Day from the very youngest 2 year olds to our final Year IB students! They reconnected with their old friends, met new ones and discovered their new timetables and teachers.
Thank you to everyone for making this year the most organised one ever. Not to mention the ease of having our amphitheatre for our information sessions. Here’s to a memorable and successful school year to all !
We were extremely grateful that Royal Canin’s Global Director, Mr Biasi de Lima, an IBS parent, shared his precious time on Tuesday Feb 6th with our IB Business Management students for a special presentation on his company and how it works. As part of the IB Business Management curriculum, our students are required to learn about how globalisation, ethics, culture, change, innovation and strategy play such vital roles in multi-national companies. Mr Biasi de Lima gave a fascinating talk on how these aspects impact Royal Canin as well as providing our students with invaluable information that will not only be essential in preparing for their final exams but has also provided them with a great insight into today’s ever changing and exciting business world.
Thank you to both Mrs Pont and Mr Besozzi for organizing this important event for our students.
On Tuesday, February 20th, accompanied by Mr. TOPPIA, the students of 1ère STMG were able to attend a lecture in the largest amphitheater campus (the PORTALIS amphitheater). They discovered the university library as well as a big part of the university itself which was very interesting. The Faculty of Law (and Political Science) welcomes more than 10 000 students and teaches courses whose quality is widely recognized in France but also abroad.
This educational outing allowed them to discover a new vision of future studies. It was an enriching experience from every point of view.
Marie Leroy, an IBS student from 3ème, will be going on a trip to Egypt by the end of June during the summer. She is going to swim with dolphins with a group of people who have fought cancer. Marie has already been to one session to prepare for snorkeling which turned out to be great. The group of people were all smiling of joy and happiness and so much looking forward to leaving on this trip, also because most of the participants needed to quit their job. Marie explains that she is going on this trip because her mum has had cancer in the past and she is going to a place called ‘Centre Ressource’ in Les Milles, very close to school. They will be swimming with the dolphins three times a day.
The dolphins will be like some sort of therapy because it will help them to calm down and to not be scared. The point is, if they are not calm, the dolphins will not come to them and swim very close by because stress is bad for cancer. Therefore, they are all seeking the long-term benefits of this trip. The whole group is very much looking forward into this crowd sourcing, it will be an extraordinary experience and will be a positive opportunity for them all.