What an amazing high to end off yet another busy term at HBIS. There has been so much happening this term, it has been hard to keep track of all the comings and goings of our HBIS family. The National Eskom Science Expo for the HS students, Science Evening for PS students, the MYC Art Exhibition and the DP Final art Exhibition during the renowned First Thursdays, the annual CHELO...Read More
Once again it is Musical season at HBIS. The annual productions of the senior primary and high school musicals are about to commence their runs and there is an air of expectation and excitement about the school. Opening tonight is the senior primary production of OLIVIA and opening on Monday night is the high school version of ANNIE. Both productions include the participation of...Read More
HBIS is proud to be a part of the Real Madrid Foundation and support this worthwhile programme. Silas Bahlig, Micky Thunert & Oscar Stubbs prepared a short video on the far reaching benefits of the programme as part of their DP2 CAS project.
The importance of the arts cannot be underplayed. The skills developed during the preparation process and then the courage shown in the final exhibition or performance are skills that cannot be researched or studied, but will last a life time. At HBIS we believe the Arts play a fundamental role in the development of every child.
The last few remaining weeks in this term we will...Read More
I’m Scarlett Osborn and I am sure that some of you have noticed that there are older children in the Early Years and Junior Primary classes these days. No, we are not lost! Mrs Henry and Mrs Trollip (our PYP 6 educators) put their minds together and came up with this brilliant idea that involves us Year 6’s socialising with children in the younger grades in the mornings before school....Read More
The IBO has finally published the IB Statistical Bulletin for the 2017 November Examinations in which our school took part. This information makes for interesting reading and I wanted to highlight a couple of stats from this session:
• 1,079 schools worldwide participated in the IB Diploma examinations
• HBIS was the only school from SA to sit the November session
For the winter holidays of 2018 Filippo Campione and myself travelled to my hometown Mwanza, Tanzania. The main aim of the trip was to undertake our CAS Project at a local orphanage in Mwanza. We arrived on a Friday and spent the weekend getting acclimatised to the humid equatorial climate, and frankly getting a rest from the previous exhausting school term. On Monday morning we...Read More
Throughout time the concept of responsibility in education has always been a hot topic. When a child does not do their homework; is it the fault of the child or the parent? When a child fails an assignment; is it the fault of the child or the teacher? Or if a child does not obtain their international qualification; is it the fault of the child, the parent, the teacher or the...Read More
The 19th August found the HBIS Science department bursting with pride as 17 of our budding young scientists walked to the podium to receive their well-deserved medals during the prize giving of the ESKOM Science Expo 2018.
Twenty three students were chosen to represent the school at this prestigious event and they all did us proud with well over half of the students receiving awards...Read More
Hout Bay International School is often referred to as a “privileged school”. While most of the time the word “privileged” can be replaced with the following synonyms; wealthy, rich affluent, etc. I am of the opinion that while this may indeed be the case, the word privilege should extend far beyond actual wealth. One of the definitions found in the...Read More