An interesting article in Psychology Today by Hara Estroff Marano entitled “A Nation of Wimps” speaks of the trend in the USA of parents going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. The writer argues that this “hyper-concern” of parents has the net effect of making our children more fragile and may be the reason why they are breaking down in...Read More
It was encouraging to read the very positive feedback from our High School students on their ‘Week without Walls” camps last week; that the students found the camps worthwhile and enjoyable.
This past week in one of their English classes, they wrote about their camp experiences:
“Week without Walls was an amazing experience, it taught me to believe in myself no matter...Read More
Bonamanzi River Camp – MYP1 2019
Bonamanzi Adventures played host to the MYP1 classes last week for their Week Without Walls. We were fortunate to have mostly excellent weather for the week and we made the most of it on the sprawling lawns. The MYP 1 students were kept busy right from their arrival. The facilitators had a wide range of exciting educational activities lined up...Read More
I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz, a Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Pelcovitz has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and child mental health. His areas of research and clinical specialty include stress management, transmitting values to children and adolescents...Read More
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
As we reflect on the wonderful 10 days we had with our Spanish Exchange Students, one of the most poignant questions might be how their trip to South Africa might have affected them? Leaving their homes and immersing themselves in a different culture, country and school must have...Read More
At this week’s Prize-Giving Assembly, our DP 1 students received their Cambridge IGCSE Certificates, as well as awards for outstanding achievement in individual subjects.
In my address, I spoke about what enables some students to achieve academically and others not and mentioned the following four points:
1. SELF IMAGE
It all begins in your mind – in your thoughts – in what you...Read More
Welcome back to the new term.
A special word of welcome to our new students and families who have joined the HBIS school community this term. We trust that you already feel at home.
We are also pleased to welcome our visiting exchange students from our sister SEK school, EIRIS, in La Coruña, Spain and their Principal Mr Joaquin Casado and his wife, Ana Maria. They...Read More
With the much-anticipated High School One-Act House Plays taking place this evening, I was reminded of an interview I had with Stephanie Perrin, the Headmistress of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Boston in the United States. At the time I was on an overseas trip visiting some of the top Music, Visual and Performing Arts High Schools in America and the United Kingdom....Read More
We are excited to announce that everything is on track for the opening of our new canteen on the first day of next term. The full details of the service will be communicated to parents in an email next week: including the lunch menu options, price, booking and purchase system. In the interim, please diairise one of the evenings of Monday 18 or Tuesday 19 March from 17:00...Read More
At times, teachers and parents get perturbed when our adolescent children can be mature one moment and frustratingly immature the next. Over the past few years, medical research has cast light on how the nature of brain development can help explain this phenomenon.
With the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), scientists can see inside the adolescent’s...Read More