First Global Relay For Life in South Korea
to be held at Busan International Foreign School
Busan, Korea – On Friday, June 8 and Saturday, 9, 2018, South Korea’s first Global Relay For Life will be held at Busan International Foreign School to raise cancer awareness and raise money for Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences in Gijang and the American Cancer Society.
Busan International Foreign School is proud to be the first international partner for Global Relay For Life in South Korea and the second International School to join the Global Relay for Life Movement.
Funds will be raised to support the Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences in Gijang. This hospital has been chosen as the recipient of BIFS Relay for Life fund-raising event, for its work in cancer research and treatment in our local community.
The Relay For Life movement was founded in 1985 by Dr Gordy Klatt in Washington state, USA. Relay For Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event lasts 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand.
Teams will continuously walk around the Busan International Foreign School track for 24 hours in a demonstration of a community taking up the fight against cancer.
This is how it works:
- Relay participants are welcomed to the event including students, teachers and employees at Busan International Foreign School along with representatives from the Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences and other interested members of the community.
- The first lap of the event honours cancer survivors and their carers.
- The whole community joins in for the second lap of the track.
- Team members take turns walking throughout the 24-hour event to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer.
- After sunset, candles are lit to remember those who have been lost to cancer, celebrate the survivors and show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.
- Throughout the night, music plays and the walking continues.
- After 24 hours there is a celebration and closing event.
In addition to the support of the Busan International Foreign School community, we hope Relay For Life will be supported by many local businesses and organizations. Join or donate to the Busan International School Global Relay For Life by visiting www.bifsgrfl.org
To learn more about the Relay For Life Movement visit www.relayforlife.org
Relay For Life is emblematic of the BIFS mission to connect teaching in the classroom with action in the community and is integral to the International Baccalaureate vision of teaching creative global citizenship. Busan International Foreign School is Busan’s leading international school, and the only Busan school offering the International Baccalaureate diploma, valued for its status as a gateway to the American Ivy League universities and other prestigious educational institutions around the world. BIFS is an IB Continuum School offering K-12 IB education.
If you would like to participate in this exciting event, please see the link
Each participant must complete an entry form.
We have 34 entries so far!
Global Relay For Life – Raffle
Grade 9 & 10 Assembly
Learner Profile Awards
Congratulations to Ali, Elle, Emily, Bailey, Se Na and Seungju for receiving Learner Profile Awards for the Month of March – well done.
Congratulations to Maya, Madeleine, Sthitapragyan, France, Audrey, Jonathan, and Jaakko for receiving Learner Profile Awards for the Month of March – well done.
Ms Montague also spoke to the students in Grades 9 & 10 about the recently completed Personal Project – one of the culminating activities of MYP. The Projects displayed last week and proudly spoken about by each student in Grade 10, were brilliant. Students from the Elementary School up to the High School visited the 5th floor Hall in the Middle/High building to wander around the various displays.
International summer/winter programs in Korea
Please find the list of international summer/winter programs in Korea.
Most of the programs are for those Grade 12 students who would like to gain prior knowledge of the major/minor course before going to university or earn credits to transfer to a university and possibly save on tuition fees.
However, some universities such as Korea University are offering a pre-college program for all high school students who would like to experience a university-level course to decide their post-secondary career and/or education pathways.
You can find more information at www.studyinkorea.go.kr
From the College Counselor – Ms Johnson
Canadian Math Contests for Grades 8 , 9, 10, 11
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, The University of Waterloo is hosting their annual math contests for students in grades 9, 10, and 11. The contests are listed below.
Pascal Contest – Grade 9 and below
Cayley 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.
Past contest questions can be found http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/past_contests.html. The math teachers will be promoting these contests in class, but your support will be appreciated.
Interested students and parents can contact Ms. Suh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 22, 2018, 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 April 12.
MYP and DP Mathematics Teacher
ABRSM Music Theory Exam
Lost Property in the Middle and High School
There is still plenty of lost property in the Middle and High School. If it is not collected by the end of the first week back next term, the 6 April, it will be donated to charity. Please ask your kids to come and take a look – that long lost jacket just might be there!