Middle School Social Night

The middle school students enjoyed a tremendous evening last Friday night. The Middle School student council had spent weeks preparing for this night. Games had been prepared, food ordered and supervising teachers arranged. It was a most enjoyable night. The Gym was used for fun and games, the Computer lab for ‘Gaming’ and the Secondary Staffroom for chilling out and eating!

The Global Relay For Life Sausage Sizzle Continues!

The Middle School students continue supporting the Global Realy For Life’s fundraising BBQ. Each week, middle school students cook and sell sausages in bread to raise funds for the end of year Global Realy For Life 24 Hour event.


BIFS Global Gathering

With a fine day and a change of venue, the Global Gathering 2018, was a huge success. Cultural events, fabulous food and great music  – Grade 10 Music Class, in particular, did BIFS proud!

Grade 10 Music Class performance at the Global Gathering

The Grade 10 Music Class performed at the annual  Global Gathering event on May 20th. A huge congratulations goes to: Emily Cufley (Piano),  Eunhak Lee (Clarinet), Maxim Bataev (Electric Bass), SeNa Julsdorf (Voice), Seungju Lee (Cello), Tea Guic (Clarinet), and Taeha Kim (Trombone).

Middle School Parent Coffee

Save the date:  Tuesday, May 29th, 9:00 am

Parents of Grade 5 students are invited to meet in the ES Assembly Hall to learn about the transition to middle school.
Parents of Grade 6 – 10 students, especially parents of Grade 9 students, are invited to meet in the Middle/High Library for a workshop on curiosity and inquiry in the MYP, with a special focus on the Grade 10 Personal Project. As always, be prepared for some hands-on activities and opportunities to share ideas, concerns, questions, and laughs.

Graduation Preparation

There have been months of meticulous planning in preparation for the Grade 12 Graduation 2018. It is a moment in schools when sound teaching, hard work and parental support, culminate in students graduating from school. This year is no exception – the day of preparation and rehearsal was yesterday. The big day is today, May 25, 2018.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The first lap of the event honours cancer survivors and their carers.
  3. The whole community joins in for the second lap of the track.
  4. Team members take turns walking throughout the 24-hour event to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer.
  5. 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.
  6. Throughout the night, music plays and the walking continues.
  7. 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 70 entries so far!