Greetings from the music team! After 2 years (pandemic-caused) pause we are happy to invite you to the 2022 edition of “Jugend musiziert meets BCS”. The concert features our own BCS talents as well as competitors from the Berlin “Jugend musiziert” contest. Every edition so far “Jugend musiziert” participants showed up with very cool performances and BCS students will do their very best to match those extraordinary musical skills.
When and Where: Thursday May 19th, 5 pm, BCS Concert Hall
We are very excited about the PYP Exhibitions of our 5th Grade Students on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May. Staff, students, families and siblings are very welcome to come and see what the students have been doing the last few months.
We are looking forward to a grate event and cannot wait to see all the work our students worked on. So much in advance: We are really impressed by what the students have worked out for their PYP exhibition. The high standard of the presentations surprised the teachers a lot.
On Friday, 6th May, the BCS Kindergarten and Preschool will hold a „Sports-Day for Future”. You are cordially invited to cheer on the children in the adventures during the sports day.
This year, with our sports day, we will support planet earth by focusing the different activities on learning about the environment and how we can protect it. This theme was thought by the Cosmo for Future Student Club in our elementary and high school.
If you’ve been thinking about a commitment to the environment lately, you can put that to work during our Sports-Day. We would like to play football with you from 4:30pm to 5:15 pm that day. If you want to take part, please register at the reception of the kindergarten. Educators play against parents and carers! The kids will cheer on the teams by holding up protest signs at each goal to help planet earth.
For every goal, €10 will be donated to an environmentally friendly foundation (German Forest and Flowering Landscapes Foundation) and the children will vote at the event on how the money generated should be shared. No matter which team wins, Earth will win.
All activities take place in the immediate vicinity of the kindergarten at Invalidenstraße 130, 10115 Berlin.
We proudly present the commitment of our basketball coach Mr. Wehrmeyer for the sport itself and for basketball students around the world.
Mr Wehrmeyer accepts the invitation of a school and a basketball club in Rio Grande do Sul near Porto Alegre. So he will be teaching in Brazil for 10 days at the end of April. The name of the school is Colegio Sinudal and the name of the association is Caxias do Sul Basquete.
He will offer basketball camps in various cities and provide further training for sports teachers.
Berlin Cosmopolitan School is proud to be a "partner school" for United World Schools. Education transforms lives. United World Schools (UWS) works in some of the world's poorest regions to give every child access to free education. We partner with local communities and supporters around the world to teach the unreached.
BCS and the Lebrang Community School (Nepal) are now officially partnered. Our goal is to fundraise 9000€ in 2021, to provide all running costs for this school, located on the foothills of the Himalayas. The school was build by United World Schools a few years ago
IB CAS students and additional BCS secondary students are joining forces to develop and execute ideas for fundraising events that will be held throughout the year. We are very excited to start this outstanding project. With the Engagement of BCS students and the wider community, we are helping children to receive education, under circumstances that normally would prevent them from having any.
MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND PROVIDE ALL THE RUNNING COSTS FOR OUR PARTNER SCHOOL IN
NEPAL IN 2021
We would like to invite you to join us on our upcoming Music Event
“One World Many Voices 2021”
Thursday April 22
This year’s concert features performances by our talented music community and also live recordings from out special guests, “the Hellenic Academy from Harare/Zimbabwe”
The Concert will be streamed live from the assembly hall. This year, we will have a mix of “live on stage” performances, as well as a number of prerecorded videos.
We are very proud to announce that BCS is now officially a partner school with United World Schools. Feel free to donate a virtual concert entry fee through our newly opened charity account and support our partner school in Lebrang/Nepal.
the past years at BCS there have been ongoing discussions at all grade
levels regarding appropriate digital use, social media, gaming, and
screen time. There is a planned online seminar,
organized by parents of BBIS with similar questions. These parents have
now partnered with 12 international schools across Berlin and German,
including BCS to invite you to participate in this seminar:
Learn life-long strategies for navigating the digital world with your child or teen.
Register at this link (https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=697632) before Feb 5 to take advantage of the early bird discount, and a chance to win life-time access to Dr. Kristy Goodwin's "Switched On Portal", containing evidence-based advice on helping kids and teens thrive in a digital world. Please see flyer attached for more information!
What: Kids, Teens and Screens
When: Saturday, February 27 10:00 to 13:00
Where: via Zoom
Presented by: Dr. Kristy Goodwin
Cost: 20€*//family (early bird), after Feb 5th, 25 €*/family
(* note: Charged in Australian dollars, this is an estimated converted price)
Bonus: Educators can earn a certificate towards professional development
After the success and positive feedback of the AIM Conference&Workshop for professionals in January 2020, the Berlin Cosmopolitan School presents research and learning results of this scientifically proven most successful foreign language learning method to all interested parties during the BCS AIM Day.
"Thanks to AIM, as a foreign language teacher I have all the tools to teach 99% of my lessons in the target language, and all students, not just me, the teacher who already has a command of the language, speak in the foreign language for 45 minutes in a 45-minute lesson. The method teaches students at a very early age to express themselves in long sentences while speaking freely, to have a high degree of accuracy in writing and above all to become confident and curious linguists who are not afraid to express themselves in another language". Carole Rivoire, AIM Teacher at the BCS.
On this day, professors of linguistics Dr. Audrey Rousse-Malpat and Dr. Wim Gombert (University of Groningen, Netherlands) will be our guests and present live for the first time in Germany their study on the Accelerative Integrated Methodology , which proves that learning outcomes are significantly better than in traditional foreign language teaching.
They are also project coordinators of Project Frans , a platform for teachers who want to switch to a more implicit language curriculum. They base their ideas and workshops on two main theories of language learning: the theory of dynamical systems and the applied theory.
Dr. Audrey Rousse-Malpat is Assistant Professor of Language Learning at the University of Groningen and lecturer of French within the program "European Languages and Cultures" at the same university.
Dr. Wim Gombert is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen and a certified (French) AIM teacher at Gomarus College (secondary school) in Groningen.
Together they have developed an extended version of AIM that can be used for higher levels.
Please address your questions and informal pre-registration (name/email/organization) to Mrs Nataliya Karl email@example.com . You will receive a registration confirmation with all necessary information in due course. We are looking forward to meeting you!
We are happy to inform you that we will indeed be able to celebrate the graduation of our bilingual Abitur and IB Diploma students on Friday, June 26th.
After 12 years of learning, the students well deserve to be seen off during an award ceremony. While due to the restrictions only a very limited number of relatives are admitted, we are proud to offer streaming the event online for relatives all over the world.
As part of the annual BCS Sports Talks event, the BCS Sports Department and the students of the Secondary II Sport Theory Basic Course organised an interview with the German speed skater and Olympic fifth of Sochi 2014, Samuel Schwarz. In cooperation with the project "My Olympia" a very interesting interview developed to which all students of Secondary I and II were invited.
The BCS community is invited to our next Casual Concert, which takes place on Wednesday, March 8, at 5 pm in our Assembly Hall. Featuring 9-year-old pianist Navid, who plays the repertoire that made him win in the youngest category of this year’s Jugend Musiziert competition.