Grade 9
Jeehu (Sophia) Lee – Learner Profile Trait Displayed: Communicator and Risk taker
Sophia showed excellent collaboration skills by delegating and sharing responsibility for the presentation of Lunar New Year celebration.

Grade 10
Emily England and Alicia Lee – Learner Profile Trait Displayed: Reflective and Open-Minded
Last week, 8 BIFS students went to the World Youth Peace Forum in Hiroshima Japan, along with 50 other students from around the world. Each student who participated in this forum has grown immensely in their way of thinking and their confidence to stand up for what they believe in.

These 2 students are receiving the Open-Minded and Reflective Learner Profile Award for their ability to vocalize their passion for the topics that were discussed throughout the week. These 2 students became very reflective about their own opinions on human rights, feminism, a countries rights to bear nuclear weapons, and their upbringing and experiences. This past week, these 2 have a better understanding of their strengths and limitations and are excited to go forward with their ideas for personal growth as well as growth within the BIFS community.
Through discussion sessions such as East Asia relations, Media Bias and a MUN simulation these 2 remained open-minded to the differing opinions of the experiences from other students around the world.

Grade 11
Sofia Shamonina – Learner Profile Trait Displayed: Inquirer
Sofia has consistently demonstrated a hunger for knowledge and an enthusiasm for learning. She meets with teachers regularly to clarify points of confusion and extend her understanding of topics, whether classwork or her Extended Essay. She continually asks thoughtful questions which has had a positive effect on our school learning environment.

Grade 12
Anna Kamper – Learner Profile Trait Displayed: Caring
At the DP Art show, all six students came together as a team to ensure success for all. They moved the art from the classroom to the gallery put it up and took it down, together. Two students, however, showed extraordinary caring for other art team members: preparing other students’ work, cutting their labels, wrapping their art, long after their fellow artists had gone