Thank you from Head of School
International School of Busan
SKAC MS Volleyball Girls Finals @ BIFS
Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team – 3rd place after playing in the finals on Wednesday this week. They conducted themselves very well indeed as a team and as ambassadors of the school.
Canadian Math Contest
Dear Parents of students in Grades 9, 10, and 11,
We have many talented mathematicians at our school, and so we would like to offer students a chance to participate in international mathematics competitions.
On Thursday, April 11, 2018, The University of Waterloo is hosting their annual math contests for students in grades 9, 10, and 11. The contests are listed below.
Fryer Contest – Grade 9 and below
Galois Contest – Grade 10 and below
Hypatia Contest – Grade 11 and below
Students will be given 75 minutes to complete 4 written questions. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem-solving skills.
These contests provide great opportunities to inspire students who already have a strong interest in mathematics, and also help to increase confidence and ability in mathematics for other students.
These contests are designed to be accessible to a large number of students, and they also challenge very strong students. Past contest questions can be foundhttp://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/
Interested students and parents can contact Ms. Suh at <[email protected]> by Friday, March 22, 2019, 5 pm to register to write these contests. The school will cover the entrance fees. The contests run 90 minutes (75 minutes to write, 15 minutes to prepare) and will be conducted after school on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
We believe that our students will benefit from and enjoy the experience of writing these contests.
We believe that our students will enjoy the experience of writing these contests as well as benefit from the rigor and challenge that this opportunity provides.
DP/MYP Mathematics Teacher
ISB International Cookbook
Time is running out to get your family recipes to us to be included in the school International Cookbook. If you’re nervous about your English, we can help check over readability of translated recipes or help with translation of Korean recipes. We don’t want anyone to miss out! I know how proud all the children will feel seeing their names and favorite recipes in the cookbook!
Send your recipe to: [email protected] with the subject title “ISB Cookbook” as soon as possible.
Remember to include the following information:
Parent of _____, grade(s) ____
Name of Recipe:
Recipe’s country of origin:
List ingredients by order of use, a conversion chart will be included within the book.
Cooking instructions – please include details such as cooking times, pan sizes, temperatures, how many does it serve? etc.
Category Information: Is this a dessert or breakfast? Vegetarian or gluten-free? Traditional Thanksgiving beverage or everyday drink? Use as many categories as you’d like!
The backstory is optional, but it would be wonderful to include how/when your family enjoys eating this or why this is a favourite family recipe.
We can’t wait to see your recipes!
“Finding Never Land”
Managebac for Student Absence from School
Vaping & E-Cigarettes
Over the past 3-5 years, in Korea and many other countries, accessibility to tobacco products has become more and more difficult. Governments have cracked down hard on cigarette smoking in restaurants, clubs, office buildings – particularly in countries such as the USA, Australia and Korea. At the same time, escalating prices of tobacco products, restricting the accessibility of tobacco products to teenagers and the ever-present push by health organisations around the world to make people aware of the health risks associated with smoking, has seen a boom in the e-cigarette market. From my reading, there are NO positive effects associated with ‘vaping’! In fact the opposite! I have attached a number of articles from the US Surgeon General which I would encourage you to read. I would also encourage parents to read the article I attached discussing the approaches adopted to e-cigarettes by countries around the world – the responses are quite alarming!
From the perspective of the school, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and associated electronic smoking devices are banned from the school as per the school’s policy. I have attached the Secondary Handbook HERE. Specific reference is made to cigarettes & e-cigarettes/smoking on page 22 of the handbook. The consequences of bringing on campus and/or using tobacco products is also clearly outlined.
E-Cigarettes come in all shapes and sizes!