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 !
IBS’ 4th Annual Careers Day was held on Wednesday, March 21st from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Students from the classes of 3ème to 1ère accompanied by their teachers had the opportunity to listen to volunteer parents talk about their professions, discover new universities, and overall learn about different types of careers.
The atrium was set up to welcome parents who came to talk about their careers, and students benefitted from their knowledge and advice concerning different potential careers such as acting, law, communication, medicine or STEM. Moreover, the IT room was constantly projecting videos by parents who could not attend, to provide information about their careers: aviation, diplomacy, or marketing to name just a few.
The conference room, arranged to host universities, received schools such as l’EDHEC in Nice, the American University of Paris, Sciences Po and more. Several universities held talks in the amphitheater throughout the afternoon, to present their programs, campus, and requirements to prospective students.
Mr Tricker and Mr Di Mauro also held talks to inform students about British, Dutch, and American universities. The IBS student body thus gathered much information about their potential academic or career paths, information helpful to make important choices in the years to come: what university to attend? what programme to study? Overall, it was an afternoon of discovery for our students.
Many thanks go to the parents who organised the successful event as well as the CAS volunteers who helped usher the students around!
On Thursday February 1, all IB art students left with their art teachers on a day trip to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, some 25 km from Nice. As soon as we arrived we visited the “Fondation Maeght”, a prestigious private museum famous for its collection of contemporary art and its beautiful architecture. There was special focus on the curatorial aspects of the display, an important criteria for the upcoming IB Art Exhibition. The temporary exhibition, “Is this how men live?” included many artworks of international famous artists like Giacometti, Chagall, Miro, Kandinsky and many more. The modern architecture and the sculpture garden, a result of a collaboration between the architect and several painters and sculptors, formed also an inspiring site for the young artists..
At lunch time we had a picnic and walked up to the beautiful village of Saint-Paul that is well known for its numerous art galleries and workshops. We all had some free time there and the opportunity to discover the artworks of the local artists. Thank you to all for your enthusiasm and participation on this creative outing!
As part of their studies of competing demands in river basins, the Terminale Geography students spent a day at the Durance River in the Luberon. Through the collection of primary data, notably water samples, the students investigated the effects of surrounding socio-economic activities on the river.
The results showed a river which, due to a major reduction in discharge, has lost its ability to flush away pollutants and hence suffer from eutrophication. The future use of this river lies in question and unless more sustainable practices are adopted, we may not continue to benefit from the waters of the Durance River.
by Fiona O’BRIEN – Geography Dept. Coordinator
IBS is one of ten schools chosen worldwide to participate in the EduCycle Exchange Program. Established by Finnish company Neste, students reflect on ways to reduce their carbon footprints through an educational augmented reality game. The 1ère IB Geography class will be participating in the program as it links well with their studies in climate mitigation and adaptation.
The game is an ‘exchange’ initiative as the students share their ideas on social media with other participating schools. The class will also use the project as part of their CAS work by applying creative techniques to educate students in the lower school about the Paris Climate Agreement and how individuals can make a difference with even the smallest life changes.
by Fiona O’BRIEN