Students from the British School of Bahrain (BSB) competed in their very first debate competition in “Debate Dubai 2012”, hosted by Jumeirah College.
Over 30 schools from the Middle East competed, with the BSB entering both the under 16-year-old and open categories.
The BSB U16 team, consisting of Kevin Orme, Christina Phillips, Tala Nasr and Aakif Rahman aided by Suad El Jawhari from St. Christopher’s School, successfully won their first debate which earned them a place in the quarterfinals, then a place in the semi-finals. Sadly, they were defeated by a strong sixth form team from the Dubai School.
The BSB Open Team was equally successful winning a place in the quarterfinals, only to be defeated by the over-all Championship winning team from Jumeirah College. The BSB Open team debaters were Hannah Sheikh, Isabel Gilbert and Bhagyata Kinger.
It took many weeks to prepare for the competition to concentrate on the sensitive subjects debated during the event, such as “The sale of organs should be legalized”, “Prosecutors should never offer reduced sentences in return for testifying against others” and “The Euro was a mistake”, to name a few.
With the experience gained in this event, the BSB Debate Team is now looking forward to next year’s competition.
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Prospective students entering Kindergarten through eighth grades in the 2013-2014 school year are encouraged to attend.
Wesley International Academy is hosting an Open House on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1049 Custer Ave.
Ruihan Hu didn’t buy the Marina District or the Docks, but she’s as much the face of a growing tie between Toledo and China as are the businessmen who made those high-profile deals.
A private high school in Vermont is planning to open a campus in South Korea. St. Johnsbury Academy was the first American school chosen to operate at the Jeju Global Education City, school officials said Thursday. The education city is being built on an island off the southern coast of South Korea and was established by the Korean government to help meet an increasing demand in that country for overseas studies and language training. St. Johnsbury Academy was selected from schools throughout the United States. It is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The international school for grades 4-12 will offer an American-style education with curriculum much like what is offered in St. Johnsbury to students from around the world, said John Suitor, the academy’s acting director of marketing and communications.
The Ministry of Education (MoE), Sri Lanka, and Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the Oracle Academy’s Introduction to Computer Science curriculum, including the Oracle Academy’s Java Fundamentals curriculum and ‘Getting Started with Java Using Alice’ workshops, into the MoE’s 1000 Secondary Schools Development Program.
The British School Manila in the Philippines is seeking a Head of Senior School effective August 2013.
- The quality of learning, welfare and development of all Senior School students so they reach their potential
- Inspiring staff to guide the physical, mental, social and emotional growth of the students
- The development of a curriculum and delivery model that is inspirational, relevant and flexible and which prepares BSM students both for top universities and for life beyond education
- The leadership of professional learning for Senior School staff
- Communication and partnerships with families and the wider community
- The development, implementation and evaluation of an improvement plan aligned with BSM’s strategic goals
- A passion for learning
- The ability to lead by example and to inspire and challenge a team of teachers
- High expectations which instill a desire for lifelong learning and a commitment to student welfare which ensures that our learning environment is a happy one
- A commitment to a skills based curriculum
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
- High quality communication skills and the ability to engage the wider community in supporting student learning
- The vision and foresight to build successful and creative teams, implement new initiatives and continue to improve educational standards
- A sense of humor
- A team of highly motivated, well-qualified, friendly, supportive and enthusiastic teachers
- Over 400 fantastic, confident, motivated and happy students representing more than 40 nationalities
- An extensive program of extra-curricular activities, to which all staff contribute
- A supportive and committed leadership team
- A modern and well-maintained learning environment
- An attractive and competitive salary and benefits package
- A wonderfully friendly country to live in and in which English is widely spoken
It is widely agreed that educational settings provide one of the best platforms for deep and meaningful international exchanges. Every day throughout the world, children, youth, and adults engage in experiences that stretch beyond their familiar domestic boundaries. These exchanges offer new perspectives on the lives of others, as participants are exposed to an increasingly complex and integrated world.
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