Music Department Trip to Beijing
A group of students from the BIFS orchestra and choir participated in the International Schools Choral Music Society festival held in Beijing from February 19-23. The Music Department team would like to congratulate these students on a very successful participation and performance. The Gala Concert was held at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Students had an opportunity to meet and work with Grammy winner Christopher Tin.
South Korean School Fundraises To Fight Hunger
For students at Busan International Foreign School in South Korea, fighting hunger is important. That’s why, in mid-December, they gathered to raise awareness and money for WFP. Here’s how they did it. ...
~ Read Full World Food Programme article here ~
Parent - Admin Coffee Evening (Date Change)
• Date & Time: Feb 20th (Thu) 6:30PM
• Place: TOM N TOMS Coffee Shop, Ulsan (Address: The 1st Floor of Lotte Castle Sky Apartment,
SungNamDong, JungGu, Ulsan / Tel: 052-243-8221)
The Parents-Admin Meeting in Feb will be held at Tom n Toms Coffee Shop, the 1st floor of Lotte Castle Sky Apartment, Feb 20th(Thu) 6:30PM Ulsan. On a regular basis, we try to organise coffee mornings when members of the administration can meet with parents to vshare thoughts and ideas about the development of the school. It is a great opportunity to meet together, to listen to suggestions and to work together for the benefit of the children. The meeting for this time is planned for Friday the 20th of Feb at PM at the Tom n Toms Coffee Shop, the 1st floor of Lotte Castle Sky Apartment, Ulsan. Please make yourself available and we look forward to seeing you then. Everyone is welcome!
Weather update for Thursday 13th February
We are monitoring the weather for tomorrow morning (Thursday 13th February), as the forecast is for snow - especially in the Ulsan and Busan areas. At the moment normal school hours are planned, but buses from Ulsan may be affected by any adverse weather conditions. If changes are made we will let you know early tomorrow morning. We will continue to monitor the weather during the day - please check your mobile and this website for updates on school hours and buses.
Bus information for Wednesday 12th February
The school is scheduled to be open Wednesday. Following discussions with parents and drivers, Ulsan buses will leave one hour later than scheduled in the morning. In the afternoon, all Ulsan buses will leave at 3:30pm to avoid any traffic problems in the city. All other buses will operate as normal.
School Closure Tuesday 11th February
In light of the current transport problems, the decision has been taken to close the school tomorrow (Tuesday 11th February). The safety of the students is our top priority. Further updates will be posted here.
Having consulted with Ulsan parents and with the children's safety in mind, we have decided not to run Ulsan buses today, therefore students in the area will not come to school. We will keep you posted with any changes via this website and via email. Thank you for your understanding.
ABRSM Music Theory Exam
ABRSM Music Theory Exam will be held here at BIFS on Saturday March 1st in C5.5 at 2:00 pm. Please arrive at the exam hall no later than 1:45pm.
White Elephant Event Cancellation
BIFS SSC (School Support Community) apologizes if you've signed up for the White Elephant Dinner & Gift exchange but due to lack of participation and many families who are still arriving or recovering from holidays/travel we are cancelling this event. Please look for our annual BINGO Night, held during March, where BIFS Families can win great prizes and celebrate all things Irish for St.Patrick’s Day.
Jan 7th(Tue) Coffee Morning
On 7th of Jan(Tue), the 2nd Parents Coffee Morning is scheduled at 9am in the school cafeteria (2nd Floor between Bldg B & C). The purpose of these coffee mornings is to welcome new parents, connect with existing ones, and get better acquainted with our school faculty. There will be no set agenda for these coffee mornings. It is simply a time for us to gather together and get to know each other better. This event is very informal and you may come and go as you please. Immediately following the coffee morning, a member of the admission team may give you a tour of the school. It is also planned to have some open classrooms for parents to visit. If you have any questions regarding the coffee morning, please don't hesitate contact Ms. Heather Faske. (email@example.com) - Everyone is welcome to come!
We hope to see many families at the coffee morning!
Model UN Club Victory
The Model UN Club celebrates another victory, this time at the SKAC-MUN Conference on 3 December in Kwangju Foreign School.
Congratulations goes to Gyu Tae Park (12R) for winning the 'Best Delegate' title in the General Assembly and Se One Park (12G) for an 'Honorary Mention' in the Security Council.
Three-School Art Exhibit
Now on its third year, Millak Elementary School, The Japanese School and Busan International will be part of a three-school art exhibit. It will be a showcase of different artworks from across the schools.
This touring exhibit will come to BIFS on the 25th of November until the 29th, at the B Building foyer. Come and support our young artists! - Mr.Quimpo & Ms.Sentgeorge
BIFS Model United Nations
BIFS Model United Nations (MUN) congratulates the following students for their recent performance in SEOMUN XVI Conference at Seoul Foreign School (SFS) from 7-9 November 2013:
Gyu Tae Park
As a first-time participant of this long-standing conference, these MUN delegates showed incredible resilience and were articulate and dynamic in their rhetoric.
BIFS MUN is also proud to congratulate Brandon Simons and Michael Mani for winning the 'Best Delegate' title in their respective committees: Special Conference for Economic Stability and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Dragon Boat Festival
Please join us in congratulating the below Elementary students who finished “The 3rd Open Busan International DragonBoat Festival” by Busan Metropolitan City Hall with excellent results.
The Winning Team (BIFS Green Bears Team)
Jeannie (Grade 2)
Brian / Daniel / Caleb / Jen you / Philip / Yong-Woo / Habin / Na Lyeong (Grade 3)
Na Kyeong / Christine (Grade 5)
The 2nd Place Team(BIFS Red Bears Team)
Dong Gen / Joon / Kevin / Arthur / Loukia / Irene / Michelle / Hayley (Grade 2)
Justin / James (Grade 4)
Emily (Grade 5)
Coffee Morning in Ulsan
The parent-admin coffee morning will be held on Friday the 4th of Oct at 09:30am at TomnToms Coffee Shop, 1st Floor of Lotte Apartment, Ulsan. Please make yourself available and we look forward to seeing you then. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday SWAP Meet & BBQ
Please join us this Sunday at the BIFS annual Swap Meet & BBQ from 10am-3pm. It is our annual garage sale and everyone is invited to come purchase and/or sell their gently used items. It is a good idea to price your things before the event. Clothing racks and tables are provided on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early. Set up begins 9am. You can also bring blankets to display your items for sale.
We are asking for donations to the Bake Sale. They can be brought in advance to Robin Abbott: iPark, building T2, apt. 4104 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 010-5496-3771. If you wish to donate meat/other items for the BBQ, Contact Kendall Ebers: email@example.com 010-9345-2259 Deliveries can be made to: Trump World Marine City, A-801
Parents Meeting with Mr. John Littleford
The Invitation email about “Parents meeting with John Littleford” was sent to all parents through Whoozin on Sep 23(Mon). Once you open the email, please click the “RSVP link” at the end of the email and it will let you go to the invitation page. You will find two Doc files at the right bottom side of the invitation page. (Kor/Eng version) If you haven’t received the email, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we want to give you a better understanding of the purpose of his visit. Our school population is spread out over a wide area covering South-East Korea and we need to look at how we can use the common, positive understanding of the school to help spread the word about BIFS. We have a very fledgling alumni organisation and only limited connection with local companies. The aim of bringing in Mr Littleford is to consider how we can utilize our most powerful tool - our parents, in order to have a common message that we can better disseminate to the wider community. Word of mouth and personal connections between families and their companies are our strongest tools and it is our desire to try to make the most of these resources.
As the school grows and matures, the importance of marketing will grow and this is our first step along such a road. Your support would be highly appreciated.
Susan Zimmermann Weekend Workshop
Busan International Foreign School and EARCOS would like to invite you to a weekend workshop by internationally-known speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Susan Zimmermann, on September 14th-15th at the school. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Please register early. For more details click here.