I trust that this first newsletter of the new term finds you all well, rested and ready to tackle the term ahead – as always it promises to be a really busy one. This term we welcomed many new students and of course our two newest members of academic staff – Mr Travis and Mr Coetsee, I do hope that each of them will be very happy at HBIS.
Many of you will no...Read More
In our modern age where the drive for efficiency, improved technology and attempts to make life easier, have become the norm it is important to remember that nothing can ever replace “good old basics”.
As we break for the winter vacation and students will spend the next couple of weeks either at home or away with their parents, I would like to encourage all parents to...Read More
I found this extremely powerful reminder of how IMPORTANT positive parent involvement is for ANY school. It is well known that a school parent body can contribute greatly to how successful a school can be, by how they interact and participate in the educational journey of their child. More now than ever, schools need supportive parents who fully “buy into” a...Read More
This week we were honoured to have the world renowned motivational speaker, Dr John Demartini address our DP2 class and a specially invited group of students from Hout Bay High School (located in Hangberg). In an hour long talk Dr Demartini spoke about visualising your dreams and encouraging students to find a way to go about achieving them.
Some of the most interesting points I...Read More
Tonight the High School students are celebrating all things diverse at their annual Diversity Evening. An evening filled with dance, singing, dramatics, food and of course homage to the various cultures surrounding us.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) was founded on the principles of valuing diversity and embracing our differences – after all that is what...Read More
What an incredibly busy week it has been at HBIS again. With another very successful Book Week behind us it is awesome to see that Reading can still be exciting and “cool”. The PS students had an absolute ball and once again our wonderful parents stepped up in a huge way to make each classroom extra special with the themed decorations. Thank you to everyone for making...Read More
The library and its resources are the heartbeat of an International Baccalaureate school. A space for inquiry, creativity, research and imagination.
In the PYP fostering the love of reading is key to a student’s future success within all the IB programmes. Reading encourages imagination, and independent learning and will hopefully grow a student’s desire for knowledge and research, crucially...Read More
Few people are fully aware that one of the world’s most quoted authors – Dr Seuss, actually wrote many of his books to inspire and encourage children of all ages to learn to love reading. Through his far-fetched stories, filled with awe and wonderment to the outrageously fantastical characters he created, Dr Seuss believed that all children should come to...Read More
The context a Hout Bay International School student is given through the International Baccalaureate within their own local community, and as part of a larger global network allows them better perspective on their role in an international space. They are a global citizen.
Better prepared for the 21st century global challenges
These days, tertiary education confronts students with global...Read More
We are about to embark on a wonderful 5 day long weekend which is ‘book-ended’ by 2 public holidays. The first being Freedom Day on 27 April and the second being Worker’s Day on 1 May.
While we are all looking forward to some downtime with our families that a long weekend affords us, it is important to remember the reason for the holiday.
On Friday we will celebrate the 24th...Read More