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5 Tips for Choosing the Best School for Your Child

4 Feb

One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent is which school to enroll your child in. more >>

Lunar New Year Holiday

2 Feb

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to wish you all joyous celebration for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday! more >>

Spring Open House - February 25th

20 Jan

BIFS invites the Busan international community to come experience BIFS first hand at our Spring Open House. more >>

New Year letter to parents

11 Jan

Happy New Year! May 2016 be a year of prosperity and success for everyone! more >>

Holiday Dates

18 Dec

Please note BIFS is closed from December 22 to January 4. Students return on January 11. more >>

In Response to Paris and Beirut

17 Nov

A letter from the Head of School regarding Paris and Beirut. more >>

Updated: Student Progress Communications Workshop

12 Nov

The Board’s Policy Workshop meeting scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13th has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled to be held during the PTA’s December meeting. more >>

Student Progress Communications Workshop

10 Nov

All parents are invited to participate in an interactive workshop which will take place on November 13th from 7pm to 9pm. more >>

Bus schedule - October 23

22 Oct

Due to the preparations for the Busan Firework Festival, we will not be providing 4:40 pm buses on Friday, October 23rd. more >>

Fall Family Festival 2015

21 Oct

We are holding Fall Family Festival 2015 on Saturday, October 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM. more >>

Board of Governors Letter

6 Oct

A letter from the new chairman of the BIFS Board of Governors. more >>

UK University Fair

30 Sep

This is a great opportunity for the community to meet some excellent UK universities. more >>

AGM parent letter

3 Sep

Letter to parents regarding the Board of Governors Annual General Meeting on Saturday 3rd October 2015. more >>

URGENT: School closed Tuesday

25 August

For student safety, BIFS has canceled school today due to the typhoon. more >>

URGENT: Typhoon Goni update #2

24 August

School canceled for Geoje and Ulsan students Tuesday. more >>

Typhoon Goni update

24 August

At this time, BIFS is planning on having a normal day of school tomorrow. more >>

Parent volunteers needed!

11 August

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist us as we begin school this week! more >>

School open on August 14th

8 August

Please note BIFS will be open as normal on Friday 14th August. more >>

2015-16 Welcome Letter

8 August

Please see the attached letter welcoming parents and students. more >>

Letter to ELC Parents

29 July

Please see the attached letter. more >>

MERS Information

18 June

Please have a look at important information about MERS. more >>

Important MERS Update

8 June

An updated letter from the Head of School regarding our MERS precautions is available. more >>

G5 Graduation Ceremony

8 June

On Wednesday June 10th at 6:00 P.M., the Grade 5 students will be celebrating the end of their elementary school years with a graduation evening. more >>

Important MERS Advisory Update

5 June

An updated letter from the Head of School regarding the MERS breakout in Korea. more >>

Important MERS Advisory

3 June

A letter from the Head of School regarding the MERS breakout in Korea. more >>

HS Graduation Ceremony - May 29

29 May

The entire community is invited to attend the event for the BIFS “Class of 2015”. more >>

PTA AME - May 27

27 May

Today 27th of May, the Annual Meeting of Elections (AME) for the PTA will take place in the ELC Hall at 7pm. more >>

MYP Orientation Day - May 26

26 May

The informative and interactive session will be held in the Elementary Hall (B5.1) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. more >>

BIFS Film Gala - June 4

20 May

Come and watch our students' amazing films! The 1st BIFS Film Gala will take place in Busan Community Media Center at 7pm on the 4th of June. more >>

BIFS Parent Coffee Morning - May 12

11 May

At Tuesday's Coffee Morning, we will be sharing an overview of our community service and activities this past year. Please join the BIFS admin team for a meaningful coffee morning conversation! It will be held at B1.6 ELC Hall from 9am to 10am.

PYP Exhibition - April 28

27 Apr

Grade 5 will be presenting their exhibition to the parent community in the ES Hall on April 28th, Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. more >>

ES Student-Led Conferences - April 24

23 Apr

Come share your child’s learning! more >>

ELC Parent-Teacher Conferences - April 21 to 23

21 Apr

On April 21, 22, and 23, we will hold our last Parent-teacher Conferences this year. It is another opportunity not only to hear from your child’s teachers about their milestones, but to ask, clarify and share your views on your child’s learning journey. Skype will be offered for one day on April 23, 2015 from 6 to 8pm. We hope that you will not miss this opportunity.

Grade 5 "Bring Your Own Device" Information Session - March 18th

17 Mar

We invite current Grade 4 parents to attend an information session in the ES Hall on Wednesday, March 18 from 2:40-3:30, where we will go more in-depth into the Grade 5 optional "Bring Your Own Device" pilot program, receive input, and answer questions.

ES Movie and Pajamas Afternoon - March 18th

17 Mar

The ES Student Council is hosting a Movie and Pajamas Afternoon in the ES Hall on Wednesday, March 18th to raise money for the Aikwangwon School for Mentally and Physically disabled, in Geoje. more >>

Monthly Parent-Admin Coffee Morning - March 10th

9 Mar

Please join Coffee Morning on March 10th (9:00 - 10:00 AM) at ES Hall (B5.5). more >>

International Day - April 11th

5 Mar

Please join the BIFS community on Saturday, April 11th from 10am - 2pm for International Day 2015. Come see our school in action as we celebrate our diversity! more >>

ELC Coffee Morning - March 6th

3 Mar

On March 6, Friday, the ELC coffee morning meeting will be used to conduct discussions on “Helping your child with school work at home”. It will be held from 8:40 to 9:30 am at the ELC office (B2.8) more >>

BIFS Art Week - March 2nd to 6th

27 Feb

We would like to invite Parents and the BIFS community to join us for a viewing of a whole school Art exhibition in the Gym on Monday 2nd March from 2:30 until 4:30. more >>

ABRSM Music Theory Exam - March 7th

23 Feb

The exam will be held at BIFS on Saturday March 7th, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Grade 5 PYP Exhibition Information Session - February 10th

9 Feb

The Grade 5 Exhibition unit will start on Monday the 23rd of February, and we would like to invite Grade 5 families to attend the first information session. more >>

BIFS Parent Coffee Morning - February 10th

6 Feb

Please join our PYP, MYP, DP Coordinator/ Curriculum Director as they talk about what research looks like at different developmental stages. more >>

Spring Open House - February 26th

5 Feb

BIFS invites the Busan international community to come experience BIFS first hand at our Spring Open House. more >>

ELC Open House - February 6th

3 Feb

We are holding our second Open House in ELC. Parents will have opportunities to participate in the teaching and learning for a better understanding of our program. more >>

IBDP Course Selection Night - February 4th

2 Feb

IBDP Course Selection Night for Grade 10 students who will be entering Grade 11 at BIFS next year will be held in the MHS Hall in C Building. more >>

New Parent Coffee Morning - January 20th

15 Jan

New Parent Coffee Morning is at the school cafeteria (C2.9) on January 20th, Tuesday, from 9 to 10 AM. more >>

ELC Coffee Morning - January 16th

13 Jan

ELC Coffee Morning is on January 16th, Friday at 8.40 AM (B1.5). more >>

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

12 Jan

Welcome to 2015! As we resume school, we look forward to the exciting things that each of our students will discover and accomplish as they continue to thrive in the New Year ahead! more >>

URGENT: Ulsan students excused today

8 Dec

Please note that due to the unexpected heavy snow in the Ulsan area, students in Ulsan have been excused from school today. Teachers will work with them to make up any missing lessons and material once they return to school. We will keep you posted regarding potential weather closures, so please watch our website and texts from the school

Art Exhibit

13 Nov

Art exhibit with Millak Elementary School and the Japanese School will be at BIFS from the 25th of November to the 2nd of December. Please come and support our young artists! more >>

Young Musicians Concert

13 Nov

Young Musicians in Concert for Middle and High school students will be held this Friday the 14th in C5.1. The concert will start at 4:30 pm. Open invitation.

ABRSM Theory Exam

30 Oct

ABRSM Theory Exam will be held here at school on Saturday November 1st at 2:00 pm in C5.1. Please arrive no later than 1:45 pm.

URGENT: Electives today cancelled

13 Oct

Due to bad weather conditions, all after-school electives have been cancelled today.

BIFS Open House

1 Oct

BIFS invites the Busan international community to come experience BIFS first hand at our first Open House of the year. Our Open House will be on Tuesday, October 28 from 9:30am to 11:30am. more >>

ABRSM Practical Exams @ BIFS

25 Sept

ABRSM practical exams will be held at BIFS on Tuesday October 21st in C5.5.

Urgent: Geoje and Ulsan Students left at 15:30

25 August

Due to storm conditions, Geoje and Ulsan students have left the school at 15:30 and will not be doing their electives today. Weather conditions may result in their journeys home being longer than normal.

BIFS Newsletter 38 published

15 August

Read it here in English
한국어 버전 뉴스레터

School Remains Open on the Korean National Liberation Day

15 August

While we celebrate the Korean National Liberation Day (August 15th) with our wider Korean community, please note, we will still be operating school "as usual" on this day. more >>

HoS Entry Plan Published

10 August

BIFS' new Head of School, Kevin Baker, has published his Entry Plan in the Parents' Area. Please log in to read more. more >>

Opening Day Schedule

10 August

Welcome back! Opening day will consist of a Parent Welcome Coffee meeting, Whole School Assembly, and an Ice Cream Social... more >>

BIFS Goes to BeFM Choir Contest Finals

14 May

The BIFS Elementary Honors Choir has successfully made the final round of the BeFM Multicultural Children's Choir Contest. more >>

School Joins Sewol Mourning

1 May

On Tuesday 29th April, Busan International International Foreign School held a yellow ribbon tying event in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Sewol tragedy. more >>


29 Apr

The Music Department wishes to congratulate Elena, Korina, Joshua and Idar on their very successful ABRSM theory exam results.

Int'l T&F Carnival

28 Apr

The carnival is going ahead on Thursday, 1 May, as planned.

Successful TEDxYouth@BIFS

21 Apr

Head of School Stephen Palmer congratulated those involved in the successful TEDxYouth@BIFS event which was held over the weekend. more >>

BIFS Elementary Principal Appointment Announcement

4 Apr

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Anne Sweet to the position of Elementary Principal for Busan International Foreign School. more >>

Model UN Inspiring Change concert 20th March

19 Mar

The Model United Nations are back! This time, together with the Performing Arts Club, the MUN is organizing the Inspiring Change concert for charity. more >>

Visual Arts Grade 12 Exhibition to be held 18th March

16 Mar

Busan International Foreign School would like to invite parents, friends and supporters to attend the IBDP Visual Art Exhibition on Tuesday 18th March. more >>

Open House February 25 09:30 - 11:30