Spelling Bee

Congratulations on the student’s success on Tuesday 21 November.

Thank you to the many parents who supported the students in their preparation for the Spelling Bee Competition.

It certainly paid off.

Ansh and Christina, from Grade 5, won 1st and 2nd place in their Bee.

The other students from Gr6, Gr7 and Gr8. all made it through to the Quarter or Semi-final in their respective Bee.

A great result which reflects the student’s determination and effort.

Well done to all of them.

Mr Fox-Davies


Model United Nations


Grade 9 Individuals and Societies students took part in a Model United Nations Conference held on Tuesday at Kwangju Foreign School.  This put an end to a unit of study that had them researching global issues and how countries of the world come together in the United Nations to make resolutions.  During the conference, students were engaged in lobbying and making alliances prior to lunch, and later they debated these resolutions within their committees.  It was a challenging day for all as this was the first time for any of them to take part in an actual MUN conference.  All students walked away learning something about themselves and how difficult decisions are made in the world around them.



The Girls Team

The BIFS Middle School girls team played in the MS Futsal Finals last Wednesday in Busan. The girls played at a very high level throughout this tournament achieving a well-deserved spot in the Final. The team started against a very tough opposition like HIS in a match where they tied 2-2, facing a very strong defence. It became a gripping game until the end, with goals by Vicky and a superb last-minute goal by Na Rae dribbling past 2 defenders and scoring the final tying goal.

During the second game, the girls displayed great pressure and organisation against GIFS, where they managed to win 4-1, demonstrating great teamwork with accurate shooting and precise passing from each member of the team. Thanks to this win the girls automatically achieved a spot in the Finals, with 2 goals from Vicky, 1 from Yenna and 1 from Supi.

The third and last game of this tournament was the Final played against the strong HIS girl’s team. BIFS managed to score an early goal from Na Rae thanks to a corner kick and the team managed to gain control of the game in the early stages, but 2 accurate shots form HIS turned the score in favour of HIS ending the first half 2-1. At the start of the second half, BIFS took the initiative and created many chances to score, getting their reward halfway through the second half with a second goal from Na Rae after a magnificent pass by Vicky. After this, the game was equal and competitive until 2 fast breaks from HIS in the final stages of the game sealed the final 4-2, thus receiving BIFS a well deserved second place in this MS Futsal Tournament.

A remarkable acknowledgement must go to Vicky, Yenna, and Na Rae, who displayed great skills throughout the tournament and great plays which helped the team achieve a great spot in the Finals.


The Boys Team

The BIFS Bears Varsity brought home another championship this season with a scintillating performance in the SKAC Futsal Tournament. The level of teamwork and understanding on display was a treat for the many fans that attended the games.

The Bears first played HIS 1 in the group stage and won 11-4, whilst also recording a heavy victory against GIFS. In the Q/F they played a very young but hardworking HFS team from Ulsan. The experience of the Bears proved too much for HFS with BIFS running out comfortable winners in the end.
The Semi-Final was against a strong DIS 1 team who put up a valiant fight with the Bears running out eventual winners on a scoreline of 9-6.
In the Final, the Bears faced old rivals HIS 1 and their superior skill levels were on display as they coasted to a 7-2 victory to claim the championship.
The Bears Junior Varsity was also in action yesterday and they played extremely well losing out in the Semi Final to HIS 1.
The day started out slowly with a loss to DIS 1 but immediately picked up with a fantastic display against HIS 2 winning the game 6-3. That victory landed the team in a Quarter Final match against GIFS which BIFS JV won on a scoreline of 4-1. They progressed to the Semi-Final and faced HIS 1 ultimately succumbing to a more experienced and older team.
It has been an extremely successful Middle School Football season this year with fantastic performances from both of our teams. We are already looking forward to next year.


Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

We concluded the week with many parents joining us at the second round of conferences at BIFS. The two sessions held on Thursday afternoon and concluded on Friday at 2.00pm. We welcomed over 150 parents and students to the conferences in the Middle and High School over the two days. We hope that students and parents gathered useful information regarding individual progress and what are the steps forward to achieve greater success.