All About 2018 International Day at BIFS

Please find attached Fliers for International Day on Saturday, April 28th. Car park at BIFS is only allowed for BIFS staff who work or volunteer and representatives of each country booth on that day.
However, there is no guarantee for car park availability. If possible, please use public transportation or park your car at Osiria Station. Thank you for your cooperation.

May 2018 Open House

What: 2018 Spring Open House
Where: Busan International Foreign School
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Who: Prospective Parents and Students interested in attending Busan International Foreign School.
Please join us for an exciting and informative Spring Open House at Busan International Foreign School!
Visit our beautiful campus and get to know administrators, students, parents, and teachers to find out more about the BIFS.
You will have the chance to explore the grounds and facilities with a campus tour and classroom visits. A question and answer session will take place providing the opportunity to learn more and ask any additional questions you might have.
Click here to register
For more information
Tel: +82-51-720-1100/1101

Special Mexican Food Buffett April 26

W Catering will be having a special Mexican buffet on Thursday, April 26, 2018


Corn salad with roasted chili and pepper 멕시칸 옥수수 샐러드
Chicken rice salad 닭고기 밥 샐러드
Cucumber salad with chili 매운 오이 샐러드
Mexican meatball 멕시칸 미트볼
Pineapple salsa 파인 애플 살사
Cucumber salsa 오이 살사
Avocado salsa 아보카도 살사
Black bean salsa 검은 콩 살사

Spicy crab corn chowder 게살 차우더 수프

Hot items
Mexican rice 멕시칸 라이스
Mexican pork chop 멕시칸 돼지고기 요리
Chili Con carne 칠리 콩까네
Tacos (Corn Chip fill with chicken, pork pastor, beef bistek) 타코스
Burritos (Tortilla fill with chicken, pork pastor, beef bistek) 브리또
*Sauce –Sour cream, Avocado guacamole, Chili salsa, Tomato salsa,
Chili con carne, Cheese sauce, Coriander chili pesto

Flan (Mexican cream custard dessert)
플랜 (멕시코 스타일의 크림 커스터드 디저트)


Click here to get the PDF Version here

The BIFS Board of Governors would like to extend a warm welcome and invitation to all parents
and teachers to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Governors. The AGM will
be held on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 9am PRIOR to our PTA International Day events that
begin at 10am. The meeting will be held on the 1st floor of the Elementary School building in
the ELC Assembly Hall. The Board values your attendance and input at this meeting.
One of the primary purposes for holding the AGM is for the Board and the Head of School to
discuss with parents and teachers the current state and future of the school. Additionally, the
other main purpose of the AGM is for parents to elect Board members to fill vacancies on the
Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is the elected body of the school that includes both parent and non-
parent members. The Board sets the overall school policy, creates strategic plans for the future,
and supervises the school economy.
Board Members are voted to the Board by parents of the school, and each Board member is
elected for a three-year term. At this time, there is one parent member vacancy open for election
and one parent member, Kim Bukdahl, up for re-election. There is also one non-parent board
member, Jeffrey Harrison, that is up for re-election at this AGM meeting.
If you are interested in being a candidate for the one of the parent member positions on the Board
of Governors and helping the school’s continued development, please consider putting your
name forward as a potential Board member.
Serving on the Board of Governors is a very exciting and rewarding experience. Some of the
characteristics of a good Board member are:
 Devote 2 to 3 hours per month, mostly in the evenings to attend Board meetings and
other business.
 Serve on Board committees when requested to do so.
 Work together by consensus, while not being afraid to debate contentious issues.
 Leave any personal agendas outside the boardroom door.
 Be responsive to the views of others.
 Leave the daily and general management of the school to the Head of School.

 Retain strict confidentiality of all discussions.
 Maintain a sense of proportion and a sense of humor.
 Set objectives for the board and evaluate themselves against those objectives.
If you would like to be considered as a candidate for any of the available parent member
positions, please complete one of the candidate forms attached hereto. As a candidate, you
should be nominated and seconded by different people, who must be parents of children
currently enrolled at BIFS. In addition, we ask for a short biography and small photograph which
can be shared with other parents as part of the voting form. Also, if you are aware of anyone that
does not have children at the school and who may be interested in serving as a non-parent Board
member, please nominate them as a potential candidate using the appropriate form.
All candidate forms and biographies must be returned to the school office by Friday, 13 April
2018. Thereafter, the Board will review the nominations, and the eligible candidates who are
interested in being on the final ballot will be included on the voting form. Voting forms will then
be sent home with students to be returned at school no later than the
start of the AGM on Saturday, 28 April 2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Head of School, Mr. Kevin Baker by email or telephone
(, 051-742-3332) for any further information or advice about the
role and operation of the BIFS Board of Governors.
Best regards,

Jeffrey S. Harrison
Chairman of the Board of Governors

Request for Proposal for Bus Company

School Bus RFP 버스 입찰 참여 제안 요청서_School Website (Pdf File)

제안 요청서
1. 제안 요청의 목적
본 제안요청서는 부산국제외국인학교의 스쿨버스 운영에 참여하기를 희망하는 입찰 참가자에게
사업제안에 필요한 내용과 제안서을 요청하기 위함이다.
2. 스쿨 버스 운행의 개요
1) 스쿨버스 운영자 모집 대상 학교명: 부산국제외국인학교
2) 대상 학교 재학생 연령: 유치원 ~ 고등학교
3) 대상 학교 위치: (46081) 부산광역시 기장군 기장읍 기장대로 50
4) 스쿨 버스 운영 기간: 2018.08.13 – 2019.06.12 내, 학교 등교일 (약 180 일/년)
5) 계약 기간: 2018.08.01 – 2019.06.30
계약 종료 3 개월 전까지 학교와 스쿨버스 운영자의 쌍방 합의에 의해 매년 재계약이
이뤄질 계획임
6) 운행 지역: 부산, 울산, 거제
7) 일일 운행 시간
a. 부산: 등교 운행 1 회, 하교 운행 1 회 또는 2 회 (방과후 운영일에는 2 회)
b. 울산, 거제: 등학교 각 1 회
8) 현행 운행 차량 수: 입찰 참여 확정자에 한해 학교 담당자에게 연락하여 정보 수령
9) 현행 버스 탑승 학생 수: 입찰 참여 확정자에 한해 학교 담당자에게 연락하여 정보 수령
10) 2017-18 버스 경로 정보: 입찰 참여 확정자에 한해 학교 담당자에게 연락하여 정보 수령
11) 무료 차량 운행 현황: 입찰 참여 확정자에 한해 학교 담당자에게 연락하여 정보 수령
3. 제안 필수 항목
1) 입찰자명/사업자명
2) 스쿨버스 운영 사업자 관련 인가/등록을 입증할 수 있는 서류
3) 스쿨버스 운영관련 영업 책임 배상 보험 증명 서류
4) 스쿨버스 운영자 사업 규모 (예. 과거 5 년 사업 재무 실적, 직원 수, 버스 보유 대수, 등)
5) (스쿨) 버스 운영자로서의 성과 또는 수행 실적/고객사 리스트
6) 구체적인 보유 차량 정보 (차량 소유 형태, 좌석수, 연식, 보험, 스쿨버스로서 적합성, 등)
7) 버스 배차 및 운행 경로 계획: 현 업체의 배사와 경로를 유지할 필요없이 입찰 참가자가
가장 효율적이라고 생각하는 방법으로 제안 요구됨
8) 인력 운영 계획
a. 버스 코디네이터 및 버스 모니터(차량 내 학생 지도)는 필수
b. 관리자 배치 계획
c. 버스 기사 배치 계획
9) 안전 관련 계획 및 사고 예방 및 수습 계획
10) 운행 일지 관리 계획
11) 버스 서비스 용역비
12) 기타 부산국제외국인학교 스쿨버스 운영자로 선정되기 위한 업체의 강점
(예. 스쿨버스 관련 보유 기술, 교육, 버스 수급 계획, 등)
4. 입찰 일정 및 참여자 지침
일정 내용
2018.03.19 제안요청서 입찰 참여자에게 배포
2018.04.20 제안서 부산국제외국인학교에 제출
2018.04.23 – 25 부산국제외국인학교 내 평가단 제안서 검토
2018.04.26 – 27 입찰 참가자 프리젠테이션
2018.04.30 업체 선정 및 통보
2018.05 계약
1) 제안서 형식: 제안서는 파워포인트 (PPT) 형식으로 준비하여 프리젠테이션 실시
2) 언어: 제안서와 프리젠테이션은 영문으로 하고, 프리젠테이션 시 통역을 사용하여도 무방함
입찰 참여자 평가 위원회에는 외국인이 포함되어 있음.
3) 제안서 제출: 제안서는 2018년 4월 20일 오후 3시 이전 hscho@bifskorea.org로 제출
담당자: 조희선, 051-720-1135
4) 프리젠테이션 당일, 입찰 참여자는 제안서 파일과 함께 영문 제안서 출력본 총 10부를 함께
제출. 한글 제안서 제출은 선택사항임.
Request For Proposal (RFP)
1. Purpose of the Request for Proposal
This RFP is aimed at stating the details required for writing and submitting a business proposal by a
bidder applying in the hopes of operating the school bus service of the Busan International Foreign
School (BIFS).
2. Outline of the School Bus Service
12) Name of the School: Busan International School
13) Student Age Range: Preschool to High School
14) Location of the School: 50 Gijang-daero, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea 46081
15) Operation Period: school days between 2018.08.13 – 2019.06.12
(approximately180 days per year)
16) Contract Period: 2018.08.01 – 2019.06.30
Annual re-contracting will be made after mutual agreement between BIFS and bidding
winner 3 month prior to the existing contract expiration
17) Operation Area: Busan, Ulsan, and Geoje
18) Operation Hours
a. Busan: 1 time to the school in the morning. 2 times from the school afternoon
b. Ulsan and Geoje: 1 time to the school in the morning. 1 time from the school
19) Number of Vehicles: Please contact to the school for the information
20) Number of Bus Rider: Please contact to the school for the information
21) 2017-18 Current Line Route: Please contact to the school for the information
22) Free Bus Service: Please contact to the school for the information
3. Requirements in the Proposal
13) Name of the Bidder
14) Registration document as school bus operator
15) Proof of liability insurance
16) Business Size Information
(e.g. Financial performance for last 5 years, Number of employees, number of bus, etc)
17) Bus service achievement and/or customer list including school bus service if any
18) Overall Vehicles Information of Bidder
(Bus with possession status, insurance, bus size, bus age, seatbelt(equipment) for young
child, etc)
19) Busing and Route Plan: No need to keep the current busing status
20) Manning Plan
a. Bus coordinator and Bus Monitor required
b. Manager (Administration) plan
c. Bus Driver plan
21) Safety Plan and Incident/Accident Prevention/Resolution Plan
22) Operation Log Management Plan
23) Bus Service Expense
24) Any other important points to be BIFS Bus Service Provider
(e.g. technical service, training, Bus sourcing ability, etc)
4. Bidding Timeline and Participation Guideline
Time Action
2018.03.19 RFP distributed to bidders
2018.04.20 Proposal sent to BIFS
2018.04.23 – 25 Proposal review by evaluation committee
2018.04.26 – 27 Bidder presentation
2018.04.30 Bidding winner selection and notification
2018.05 Contracting
5) Proposal Format: Proposal needs to be in PowerPoint file
6) Language: Presentation needs to be delivered in English by presenter. It is fine to use
translator. The evaluation committee consists with foreigners and Koreans
7) Submission of Proposal: Proposal needs to be sent to ‘’ no later than 3
pm on April 20, 2018. (Sunny Cho, 051-720-1135)
8) On presentation day, bidder needs to bring their proposal in file and 10 hardcopies

First Global Relay For Life in South Korea to be held at Busan International Foreign School

Busan, Korea –  On Friday, June 8 and Saturday, 9, 2018, South Korea’s first Global Relay For Life will be held at Busan International Foreign School to raise cancer awareness and raise money for Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences in Gijang and the American Cancer Society.

Busan International Foreign School is proud to be the first international partner for Global Relay For Life in South Korea and the second International School in the world to host this event.

Funds will be raised to directly help people who attend the Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences in Gijang. This hospital has been chosen as the recipient of BIFS Relay for Life fund-raising event,  for its work in cancer research and treatment in our local community.

The Relay For Life movement was founded  in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington state, USA. Relay For Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event lasts 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand.

Teams will continuously walk around the Busan International Foreign School track for 24 hours in a demonstration of a community taking up the fight against cancer.

This is how it works:

  1. Relay participants are welcomed to the event including every student, teacher and employee at Busan International Foreign School along with representatives from the Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences and other interested members of the community
  2. The first lap of the event honors cancer survivors and their carers.
  3. The whole community joins in for the second lap of the track.
  4. Team members take turns walking throughout the 24-hour event to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer.
  5. After sunset, candles are lit to remember those who have been lost to cancer, celebrate the survivors and show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.
  6. Throughout the night, music plays and the walking continues.
  7. After 24 hours there is a celebration and closing event.


In addition to the support of the community, we hope Relay For Life will be supported by many local businesses and organizations. Join or donate to the Busan International School Global Relay For Life by visiting

Relay For Life is emblematic of the  BIFS mission to connect teaching in the classroom with action in the community, and is integral to the International Baccalaureate  vision of teaching creative global citizenship. Busan International Foreign School is Busan’s leading international school, and the only Busan school offering the International Baccalaureate diploma, valued for its status as a gateway to the American Ivy League universities and other prestigious educational institutions around the world.  BIFS is an IB Continuum School offering K-12 IB education.


Busan, Korea – On Friday, March 9, 2018, From 6pm to 8pm, Diploma Program Visual Art students at Busan International Foreign School (BIFS) will showcase their culminating exhibition at Haeundae Cultural Center, in Haeundae New Town. Entitled “Ism” (as in Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism) the exhibition consists of fifty works by five graduating twelfth grade students ranging from painting and printmaking to sculptures, installations, film and virtual reality. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served.  It is not to be missed.


Animalism, Thuy-Van Pham’s entry engages with animal consciousness and animal rights in acrylic paint, collage, photography and sculpture: from terrifying chimpanzee experiments to an imprisoned circus elephant to a pet dog in a cute sweater being skewered over a barbecue, her work is a searing indictment of the human capacity to ignore animal suffering.


Childhoodism  is Jenny Bray’s hallucinatory meditation on growing up in Korea with her grandmother, using sculpture, watercolors, oil, photography and and a life-sized, walk-in digital environment.  From her wandering with a pet goldfish, to bathhouse visits, to a mysterious visit with a golden chicken in a dark forest, to a marine park display of a gigantic mermaid, Jenny’s work is sensitive, delicate and dreamy.


Mentalillnessism is Nika Pakravan’s  reflection on chronic depression, in plaster and wire, poured acrylic, toilet paper rolls, photography and film. At times somber, at times joyful, the work is a restrained, sophisticated and elegant look at a condition that afflicts 350 million people worldwide.


Haruhism is Haruhi Yamagishi’s reflection on her name, her personality and how it connects  to her family, culture and her nation. Her elegant and refined installations include a full-sized door wrapped in chains, a  handmade book created from Japanese newspapers, a blown-glass bell, paintings and photography.


Perceptionism, Alexandria Han’s entry, is a celebration of twenty-first century millennial femininity. Using a meditation chamber of hanging origami birds as a curatorial environment for her sculpture, paintings and photographs, Alexandria’s work is confrontational, brash, unrestrained, and colorful.


The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts course is a rigorous 18-month program that includes in-depth exploration of process, significant comparative art historical study and a thorough exploration of media, technique and concept, grounded in the student’s personal experience. The course prepares students for entry into university level and professional art programs, as well as courses in medicine, science, engineering, business, law and other fields where arts-based non-linear thinking is prized as the path to innovation and leadership.


The BIFS connects teaching in the classroom with action in the community, and is integral to the IB’s vision of teaching creative global citizenship. Busan International Foreign School is Busan’s leading international school, and the only Busan school offering the International Baccalaureate diploma, valued for its status as a gateway to the American Ivy League universities and other prestigious educational institutions around the world.  BIFS is an IB Continuum School offering K-12 IB education.

Author Visit: Candy Gourlay

Author Candy Gourlay will be visiting BIFS on Wednesday, March 7 from 1:50 – 2:50 PM at the ELC Hall.