30th November 2020: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Today was the annual ISIB tree-decorating ceremony, where the children decorated our school Christmas tree with baubles and annual wishes for the year ahead. Students designed their own baubles, with many writing a non-materialistic wish for the year ahead.
This year we also have four smaller trees, which will represent one of our new school Houses – the Bears, Eagles, Lions and Sharks. After the ceremony the children enjoyed their delicious Æbelskiver as a special treat! Many thanks to the Student Council representatives for helping to organise the event!
Our very own ISIB bear, Freddy the Teddy, has been busy visiting the CSG (Centre Spatiale Guayanais) in French Guayane, South America. Behind Freddy the Teddy you can see a full scale model of the Ariane 5 rocket.
Olga Díaz, who works at CNES (National Center of Space Studies) visited ISIB last year and showed Primary and Secondary students what she does and explained how rockets work. Olga has collaborated to design the rocket, and now she is in the French Guayane to test the rocket. After visiting our school, she took along Freddy as an apprentice rocket scientist.
Congratulations to Olga for her work on aeronautical engineering and huge thanks for coming to talk to ISIB students.
On Thursday 19 November, our young Maths Olympians took part in their first Maths Olympiad! This was an historic moment for our school, and the results will provide a benchmark against which to measure our students' progress. There will be an online Olympiad every month for the next four months: an excellent opportunity for ISIB students to hone their thinking skills!
Year 11 have been working on a thematic unit of work called, ‘Food Matters.’ In Business and Enterprise, our learners have been developing their knowledge and understanding of Marketing and in particular the marketing of food items. Students had a great opportunity to look at how Bronuts, Starbucks and Arhus Street Food market their different products.
A great day was had by all!
To find out more about Year 11/10 Årgang visit our page here
9th November 2020: PurpleMash Christmas Card Competition
This year ISIB have purchased a subscription to PurpleMash. It is a useful tool for use in Computing and ICT lessons as it has lots of engaging software for students to use. You can see in the photos some of the Primary children using PurpleMash on the school laptops and iPads!
PurpleMash are running a Christmas competition, for primary students, for a festive card. The design will become the official Purple Mash festive card and winners will receive 10 copies of their card, an Amazon voucher and a 2Simple Goody Bag.
To enter, just log in to Purple Mash and get started with '2Paint a Picture' to design your card. Remember you can pick any painting style that you like. When you are done, save your work and submit it to the competition display board for your age group (you can do this by clicking on File, and Share, once you have saved).
You need to submit your design by 23rd November 2020.
Students can speak with Mr Marshall for support on entering the competition!
Hannah (Year 4) showed her organisational skills and caring qualities by tidying up our Lost Property recently. She noticed that the area was becoming untidy, and so she sorted the uniform items from the other clothes, and arranged everything else neatly so the items are easy to find. Thank you, Hannah!
Year 8 completed a lesson on light rays with Mr Donnacha. Mixing their science knowledge and creative skills, they created their own silhouettes to create a shadow that can alter depending on the angle of the shadow. Check out the interesting videos by clicking on the more link.
This week in English Year 2 have been reading Hansel & Gretel by Anthony Browne. Miss Brown gave the class characters to retell the story in small groups, however the children decided they needed more props to help them retell the story even better with more detail. The children worked hard on Tuesday making their own props to help retell the story, ready for Wednesday morning’s lesson where each group retold the story using their very own props. Well done Year 2!
3rd November 2020: Pumpkin carving competition winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the pumpkin carving competition! Katrine (Y7) was judged the winner in Secondary and Oliver (Y6) won in the Primary. Well done to everyone who took part and created their creative and spooky designs - Check out some of the many entries in the photos. Which one was your favourite? Lots of children said they had fun carving their pumpkins and really enjoyed creating them together with their families! Look out for more competitions soon!
We are delighted by the elegant and futuristic new light fittings in the NLT Room and school corridors. The new lights not only brighten up our school as the days are getting shorter, but are extremely energy efficient, which will reduce our electricity consumption (and bills). Our thanks to the Ejendomsselskab for supporting this environmentally friendly upgrade!
Lady Macbeth hosted Year 7 in a terrifying Halloween ‘Escape the Room’ challenge.
When they finally solved the riddle 'To be or not to be...' they escaped the room to the library where they were treated to terrifying ghost stories from their classmates! Well done to Dhyan for his horrifying Japanese horror.
Click on the 'More' link below to see the videos too!
A hair-raising day was had by all at school today as children and staff dressed up in their spookiest outfits!
Students completed different Halloween activities such as 'El Dia de los Muertos' in Spanish and spooky coding games in ICT. Year 7 even had a special visit from Lady Macbeth who hosted a terrifying Halloween 'Escape The Room' challenge.
Are you passionate about design? ISIB are setting up a house system! Students from Year 1 to Year 11 will be sorted into houses, where they will work towards supporting, encouraging and helping each other throughout their school journey. The house names have been decided; The Bears, Eagles, Sharks and Lions. However, we need logos for them! Look at the poster here for details and rules of the logo design competition or ask your teacher for any help on entering! Good luck!
In October 2020, the ISIB Early Years Department was inspected by the appointed Ikast-Brande Kommune specialist consultant, Birgitte Rønnow. The inspection report was highly positive, as was the follow-up dialogue with Ms Merete Villsen, Daginstitutionschef of Ikast-Brande Kommune, and we are pleased to share the findings. You can look at the report on our 'Inspection Reports' page on the school website by using this link:
Is your pumpkin the best in the school? The student council are running a pumpkin carving competition for Halloween. To enter, you can create your own spooky Halloween pumpkin and send a photo of this to your homeroom teacher or use the hashtag #HALLOWEENISIB20 by 15-00 on Thursday 29th October to be in for a chance of winning a Halloween treat! See the poster in the photos or ask your class student council representative for more information!
Year 11 are developing their self-confidence and risk-taking skills through the power of dance. Every Wednesday they will be rehearsing at Hjertet with one of Europe's leading sports dancers, Veronika Myshko of the Midtjysk Dance Academy. On Wednesday 21 October they began learning some dance essentials with Earle Williamson, pictured here. We look forward to seeing the Year 11 troupe perform before the end of 2020!
Year 2 have been working on different Art topics this term. They would have loved to invite family into school to see their wonderful artwork, however because of the Covid19 restrictions this couldn't happen. Year 2 then had the great idea to display their art gallery on their classroom windows so that their work could still be seen! Check out their fantastic work in the photos!
ISIB has been working in close partnership with our neighbour, the Ikast-Brande Gymnasium (IBG), to implement a free Spanish Club for beginners. Tuesday was the first day of the club and the group learnt introductory phrases and played some Spanish games to get to know each other. Miss Anglada is running the club with the support of four IB Diploma student volunteers from IGB, with the aim of creating a fun way for secondary students to learn Spanish. The club will run on Tuesday and Thursday, from 1515 to 1600. If you are interested in joining, please contact Miss Anglada to find out more!
Last Friday was National Exercise Day, and the teachers and students looked very smart and active in their blue ISIB sport kits. There was various activities on the day with the primary children, including an obstacle course, and the secondary students had an online fitness challenge to complete during the break. Early Years even joined in, completing a walk around Ikast and playing a game of football! Many thanks to Mr Mate for organizing the events!
“My thanks to all of the parents who attended the first parent-teacher meetings of the school year, and to the teachers for working three long days in a row to ensure everyone had the chance to hear about their children’s progress so far this year. The feedback I have received from teachers and parents alike has been very positive. Hjertet proved to be an ideal venue for the occasion, and I am grateful to parents for respecting the requirements for social distancing. We look forward to being able to invite all parents to our second parent-teacher meetings later in the year, Covid-19 permitting!” Tom Wilde, Head of School.
Last week in school was Healthy Eating Week. Throughout the school our students participated in a range of activities with a focus covering healthy eating and nutrition. Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 got hands on and created artwork with vegetable stamps, which was a lot of fun! Year 3 investigated the effect of sugary drinks on our teeth, by carrying out an experiment combining different drinks with egg shells. In cooking lessons, Year 4 created coleslaw using different vegetables. You can see some of the activities that took place in the photos here!
On Monday we had our school photos taken for the year. As well as their formal class photos, some groups had fun photos taken, as our pictures show!
Modulfoto's photographer, Mr Josh Aden said, "ISIB is a wonderful school to work with. The students are fun and well-mannered and the staff is helpful and organised. Taking class photos is always challenging, but the students at ISIB made it easy with their general attentiveness and good behavior. We had a great experience visiting the school."
30th September 2020: Leadership and Empowerment - Year 11
Year 11 had the opportunity to participate in a workshop focusing on Leadership and Empowerment. Students went to ‘Join-Up’, a course lead by the multi-talented Maj-Britt Carter who has worked with many extraordinary people, for instance Monty Roberts.
Our students looked at how your body language reflects and communicates with not only horses, but with human beings.
A fantastic day was had by all and many found the experience really eye-opening and informative.
This week is Healthy Eating Week at ISIB. To mark the occasion, the multitalented Ms Sylwia Grzesik made this beautiful bouquet - not of flowers, but of fruit and vegetables! Don't worry, none of them will go to waste - we will cook them all in Ms Davis's cooking class on Thursday...
Make sure you check out the school Instagram for story posts on Healthy Eating this week!
After weeks of preparation, the fantastic library space is now ready for ISIB students to access and loan the wide variety of incredible books! Our grand opening on Friday gave children a taster of the reading opportunities available to them. From Harry Potter to Jane Austen, a world of awe and wonder awaits every child - a world where their imagination, curiosities and reading flair can be nurtured.
25th September 2020: Should zoos be banned? IG1 debate.
In English, IG1 debated the motion: 'This house would ban zoos.' After spirited and well researched arguments from both the proposition and the opposition, the class unanimously decided that zoos ought to be banned. In the next week, the class will collate their ideas into cogent and well-structured pieces of writing for their assessment. They will also tackle the deeper question: to what extent are modern humans living their lives like caged zoo animals? We can't wait to hear their fantastic ideas.
Over the past two weeks Year 2’s English lessons have been based around The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr. They enjoyed reading the story and following instructions to make their own tiger masks. This week they carefully followed instructions to make fairy cakes, just like the ones the tiger eats in the book. They finished the week by watching the Tiger Who Came to Tea movie while they ate their delicious fairy cakes- Luckily a tiger didn’t come to our classroom to eat them all first!
Year 8 have been studying physics and exploring different forms of propulsion. Our Formula One engineers of the future experimented by racing cars propelled by different means. Who do you think was the winner?
In their IPC lessons, Year 1 have been following the topic 'Stories that people tell'. The children tested their creative skills and made their own puppets, before performing before their captivated audience!
22nd September: Year 8 Stop Motion animation design
Year 8 have been working on a cross-curricular project in their design workshops and ICT lessons. With Mr Gert they have created their own designs, before sculpting their clay models which they will use for their stop motion video project!
This week Year 2 learnt about creating shades, by adding black to their paint. They learnt about abstract artist Jackson Pollock who invented the ‘drip painting’ method using different shades of colours. He used these dark shades to represent his feelings and emotions. Can you guess how he might have been feeling when he created his work? Year 2 discussed which style they preferred, tints or shades and we all agreed we preferred working with bright and vibrant colours as they make us think of happy and warm times. Although we preferred the light colours we LOVED the ‘drip painting’ method, it was very fun!
18th September 2020: Student Evaluation Survey 2020
Today in school, children across all year groups completed the student evaluation survey for 2020. Student council representatives assisted in the creation of the survey and helped children complete a range of questions regarding the school environment.
They will now analyse the results carefully, with the aim of improving student experience in the future!
Year 2 have been learning all about colours in their art lessons. So far they have learnt all about primary and secondary colours and how to create them. In today’s art lesson they extended their colour mixing knowledge and learnt how to create a tint by adding white to their chosen colour.
The year 7s have been learning about imagery in English and today they were focusing on sound imagery. We coordinated a sequence of body movements such as rubbing hands, clicking fingers, slapping knees and stomping feet in order to recreate the sound of a thunder storm. They worked brilliantly as a team to bring the pitter patter of rain and the rumble of thunder into the NLT room. Well done, Year 7!
10th September 2020: Year 7 & 8 at the Gorilla Park!
Year 7 and 8 went to Gorilla Park in Vejle to try out the amazing climbing activities there. Everybody participated even though it challenged the fear of heights! All of the students managed to get through at least one course. There were 7 courses and the obstacles went up in height at every level. The students needed to keep their focus and use all of their self-belief to get through every obstacle, that varied from climbing activities to line dancing and zip lines.
There was an amazing atmosphere of cheering on and helping each other through the obstacles. The students were so engaged, that we had to tell them to take a break to get food and drinks! An amazing day in the forest!
8th September 2020: Year 1 & 2 Trip to the Cinema and Library
Year 1 & 2 had an exciting adventure into Ikast on Friday 4th September. Their first stop was to Ikast Cinema, where they were incredibly lucky to have their own private viewing of Frozen 2 accompanied by delicious popcorn and a drink. After singing along with Anna and Elsa for the morning, they enjoyed the sunshine and had a picnic before heading to Ikast Library where they had a tour of the library and learnt how they could borrow books, games and movies. The children then had lots of fun reading and listening to a variety of exciting books. We are very much looking forward to making a return visit.
4th September 2020: Year 3 and 4 Primary Trip to WOW Park
Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time at WOW Park in Billund on their Primary Trip. The children were full of adventure as they climbed, bounced and swung their way through the forest. To end a fun and successful day, the children even experienced roasting their own marshmallows and popcorn on a campfire!
Year 2 have been learning about houses as part of their IPC topic 'buildings'. Over the past two weeks they have designed and made their own rooms for a house. Miss Brown was very proud at how creative her class were especially when it came to making different pieces of furniture!