what's on vol 3

News Round-up from BISP:


Performing Arts News


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19 of our KS3 students from Years 7-9 took part in BISP’s first Concert Band trip to Bangkok. Joining 220 students from 8 other schools at the International School Bangkok, they worked with Allen Slater, a Band Director from the USA as part of a ‘massed band’ experience. View the full-length video here. Enjoy!


congrats cat pro musicaBISP was honoured once again to host the Promusica Workshop for talented string players set up by his late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Congratulations to Caterina Bendi in Year 8 who has been selected to audition for the 20 piece Chamber Orchestra that will meet in Bangkok in the near future.


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Congratulations to Cosmo, Samuel, Joonas, Toby, Pentai, Miso, Zhanna, Robin and Arun for their high scores in last term’s Instrumental exams. BISP is a centre for the UK examining boards of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Rock School and welcomes UK examiners several times a year.


Primary School News

Dot Day CelebrationsIMG 9353BISP started dot day celebrations with a bang! Throughout the week students from across the primary school discovered Peter H Reynolds’s ‘treasure’ and made their mark all over the library walls.


Playground Friends Playground friendsDespite the rain, our playground friends have been working hard this week, helping to keep the playground a happy place for all.


Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) News

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Get practising your vocabulary for the competition which starts on 28th September.

Mandarin First Language Classes

IMG 7285A new initiative as part of a collaborative project between the governments of Thailand and Taiwan is the introduction of Mandarin as a First Language class across the whole school. We now have three native speaking Mandarin teachers who will be working with native Mandarin speaking students.


Secondary School News

BISP welcomes a new Secondary Librarian and IB Extended Essay Coordinator
Brian Keenan
Mr Brian Keenan is from New Brunswick, Canada and attended university at UNB in Fredericton and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he earned Masters degrees in both Political Science as well as Library and Information Studies. He has previously worked in Kazakhstan, Canada and Korea. For more information on the secondary library, go to this link.



Sporting News

Golf AcademyMark and oliverMark (Vanchai Luangnitikul) in Year 11, proudly represented Thailand last week at the Lions Cup Golf Tournament which covers South East Asia. Oliver Bates, Head Coach of the BISP Golf Academy where Mark trains, is delighted with his rapid progress. “This was a great win for Thai golf and a proud moment for Mark,” he says.


Triathlon Academy TaminoTamino Lokenberg in Year 7 – one of our tri athletes, took 1st place in the Ironkids Triathlon hosted by the International School of Bangkok. Athletic Director Jeff LaMantia congratulated Tamino on his fantastic result and the impact that Coach Zane our new Triathlon Coach is already making on the programme.