ISB24 – Step by Step

Entry form HERE

(Formerly Global Relay For Life)

ISB24 (Formerly Global Relay For Life) is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. ISB24 also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. ISB24 is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises funds for the fight against Cancer.
The event will occur on Friday 7 June, 9.00am and conclude at 9.00am Saturday morning, 8 June. It will take place at the school Soccer Pitch. During the day on the 7 June, students from across the school will be involved in the event – coming out in their classes to walk laps in support of the cause. Once the school day concludes, the Teams will take over for the remainder of the 24 hours. The key rule is that there must be at least one representative of their team moving around the track at all stages of the event – including at 3.00am in the morning!

At ISB we are hosting our third 24-hour event. We hope you enjoy the experience and continue to support this superb cause. ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED to Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (DIRAMS) which is located in Gijang. Their site is located HERE

All participants in the ISB24 this year will need to pay a 20,000 KRW Entry Fee. Included in that fee will be an ISB24 T-Shirt as well as entry to the event. You can check which size shirt you would like by dropping into the school shop.

Please pay the fee through wire transfer OR by visiting the school Finance Office with cash.

Wire transfer Details:
BANK NAME: KEB Hana Bank
BRANCH NAME: JANGSAN-YEOK BRANCH
BANK ADDRESS: 48,SESIL-RO, HAEUNDAE-GU, BUSAN, KOREA
SWIFT CODE: KOEXKRSE
ACCOUNT NO: 329-910010-46604(KRW)
BENEFICIARY NAME : International School of Busan(부산국제외국인학교)

HERE is the Entry Form for the event

 

 

Saying farewell and welcome to ISB

Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is a time of transition for many members of the ISB community. It is a time we bid farewell to friends and family and we prepare to welcome those who are about to join us. The same is true for our ISB faculty and staff. Each year some of our educators choose to depart ISB for new and exciting professional opportunities. Part of ending the school year well and subsequently positively transitioning to new locations is being able to say farewell and have closure at the end of the school year. With this in mind, and to assist in this process, I would like to share with you that the following faculty will be departing ISB at the end of this school year:

  • Pascual, Jacquiline – Secondary Language Acquisition

  • Jason Arnot – Secondary Science

  • Megan Graff – Schoolwide Teacher Librarian

  • Julie Park – Secondary Math

  • Yuni Gysbers – Secondary Library Intern

  • Kieran Shields – Elementary Teacher, Grade 5

  • Caterina Martinez – Elementary Teacher, Grade 1

  • Natalie Sanberg – Secondary Teacher English

  • Monique Donahue – Elementary Teacher, Grade 5

  • Kevin Baker – Head of School

Additionally, we will have the following teachers on maternity leave next school year:

  • Marie Eksteen – Elementary Teacher – Grade 4

  • Sonita McErlean – Elementary Teacher – Grade K

Finally, we are excited to welcome the following faculty to ISB in the fall:

  • Simon McCloskey – Head of School

  • Amanda McCloskey – Elementary Teacher, Grade 5

  • Nicola Vaughn – Secondary Science and Maths

  • Lori Key – Secondary English

  • Marie Fernanda Guzman – Elementary Teacher,  Grade 3

  • Rigard Kruger – Library, Media and Design Intern

  • Sofia Wallace – Elementary Teacher, Grade K

  • Laura-Claire Corson – Elementary Teacher, Grade 4

Please join me in wishing our departing members of the ISB family every success in their future endeavours and give a warm welcome to our newest community members!

Kind Regards,

Mr Baker

Head of School

Lost Property

LOST Property – ALL LOST PROPERTY will be on display in the MHS until Monday, June 10. After that date, ALL property left in the Lost Property areas in the MHS will be donated to charity.

Desserts!

Dear ISB Families

We have 18 grade 12 students, graduating this year!  It is our final BIFS graduation, in addition to being our 35th-anniversary class!! Please help us make this event spectacular by signing up to bring something for the dessert table set up for the grads and their families!!
Desserts or fruit can be dropped off in the Reception Area/Board Room on Monday, May 27 8:30 am through Tuesday, May 28 before 10:00 am.
Contact dbaker@bifskorea.org if you have questions.
We appreciate your help in making this event spectacular!!
The 2019 Graduation Committee

ISB AGM Reminder

Just a reminder the ISB AGM will be held on Monday, May 27 from 7pm to 8pm in the ELC Assembly Hall at ISB. Our new Head of School designate, Mr Simon McCloskey, will be joining the meeting to meet and interact with our parents. We hope you can join us.

Assembly Awards and Presentations

Well done to the Grade 8R Orchestra for playing so well in Assembly on Thursday.

Congratulations to all the winners who entered the Gauss Math Contest hosted by the University of Waterloo – many outstanding results. 

Congratulations to Joon Park for yet another outstanding effort in an internationally recognised competition. 

Messages from the PTA

 

Order your ISB cookbook!

Orders for this year close May 31st.
All recipes are family favourites from families and staff at our school, so it makes a wonderful souvenir of your time here or as a gift for family back home.
Books cost just 20,000won each.
 
How to order:
Head to the school shop to place your order 
OR click on this link to fill in the form:
Payment can be made in cash or bank transfer. 

Don’t miss the PTA AGM and lunch! – Wednesday 29 May

This is a meeting for all parents! We’ll celebrate the great year that’s almost over and talk about opportunities for next year. Many of the PTA board members are moving on so there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Being part of the PTA is a great way to keep in touch with school life and you get to work with a lovely bunch of people.  After the meeting, we’ll be heading back to the beautiful Ananti Cove for lunch. Transport to lunch will be provided by the school bus. 

New Student Planner

At ISB we believe that supporting students with Self Management is not only important for success at school but also once they leave school. An essential part of being organised each day at school is to record homework and other essential messages in written form. Managebac will continue to be used as an electronic reminder of work due dates, grades, assessment tasks etc. All teachers in the Secondary section of the school are very excited about next year and the reintroduction of a Student Planner. But this planner is no ordinary planner – it is specifically tailored to suit both the Secondary School and the IB – the MYP and the DP programmes. I have included an overview of this planner for your perusal HERE. The planner will also be used extensively as part of Student Life as we continually adjust the programme to suit students’ needs.

The cost of the planner will be Won 20,000. This will be included as part of the fee invoice for the next Academic year. The planners will be distributed to all students at the start of next year. 

 

As part of the preparation for next year, Ms Grinter recently held a competition for the design of the front cover for the new planner. The winner of the planner cover for 2019/20 is Sobin Hur in grade 6. We congratulate her for giving the design great thought and care so that it captured the essence of both the school and Korea. You will see the design below on the cover of all planners in the new academic year.