Mathematical Kangaroo is an international maths competition, with more than 40 countries taking part. Every year interested BCS students also have the chance to participate.

The competition is held annually on the third Thursday in March. According to the organizers, the key competence tested by the Kangaroo is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas. Because of the rising popularity of the Mathematical Kangaroo in many participating countries, it is currently the most popular scholar maths competition: over 5,000,000 students from 47 countries took part in 2009.

We are very proud of our students taking part in this mathematical challenge.

The following bonus problem is an example of a Grade 3&4 Math Game of 2007. Can you solve it?

There were 60 birds on three trees. 6 birds flew away from the first tree, 8 birds flew away from the second tree, and 4 birds flew away from the third tree. After that, it turned out that the number of birds on each tree was the same. How many birds were there on the second tree in the beginning?

A) 26 B) 24 C) 22 D) 21 E) 20

On Saturday, March 24th, our 4th and 5th grade boys Central Hoops Berlin Cosmopolitan (CHBC) Basketball Team won! They won two games against Berlin-Brandenburg International School and Berlin International School. The winning Trophy Plaque will be displayed in our school.

The winning players are: Berkay, Joshua, Wim Lukas, Emil, Jan, Batuhan I. and Batuhan A., Lovis and Ali.

Everybody played a great tournament. Playing together as a team brings success.
Coach Wehrmeyer is proud of his team.

The BCS "Cosmopolitan Choristers" have been invited to take part in a 3-day international choral festival from March 21-23 called, "Berlin Sings!", where they will be working together with other primary school choirs from several European countries.

They will not only be learning new repertoire, taking part in music workshops to learn new techniques and ideas, and performing in a concert at the end of the 3 days, but just as important:  they will be fostering relationships with other musically-inclined students of their own ages from other countries.

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