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
Growing up as a child in the 70s and 80s, some of the most commonly used phrases my dad would love to use was “because I said so” or “do as I say and not as I do”. It was a different time where often children were meant to be “seen and not heard” and parents and teachers were the ultimate authority figures that were never to be challenged.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, our new wing is finally taking shape and it is looking incredible. The bigger classrooms, secure play area, improved design of the building and new additions of a canteen and a larger multipurpose room are amazing additions to our school.
The vision that is HBIS, has been a long time in the making and our school has certainly grown in leaps...Read More
On behalf of our CAS group we would like to thank everyone who has helped us achieve our goal which was to provide enough sanitary products to sustain the needs of the girls at a local school, which is providing education to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In the end we managed to raise enough money to provide the girls with a long term solution, by providing them with...Read More
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