The MIT LaunchX Demo Day took up the entire weekend in order to allow all participants to build on skills that they have learned during the six months spent working on their company. With teams from all over Europe participating, we, as participants, witnessed creative ideas from people who truly held a passion for entrepreneurship. Working together with members of other teams was a highlight of the weekend in many ways, letting us create friendships with people from different backgrounds and cultures while still working on our shared interest. Finally pitching our individual companies on Sunday suddenly felt much easier as we already had some friends in the crowd, friends who welcomed each other as the teams walked to the stage, friends who showed genuine interest in each other’s startups, friends who congratulated each other on a job well done after all the pitching and the award ceremony.
While we, unfortunately, didn’t receive the honour of going to Boston for the Globals Round, us winning the “Most Innovative” price was an incredible honour by itself. Working on our startup company, CFP Panties, truly led to us learning more about ourselves, our individual skills, assets, and the value that we each brought to the company. All in all, it was an incredible experience with amazing people and an amazing team!
We are looking forward to seeing you all during our first Open Day of 2018! The afternoon will be packed with plenty of activities, workshops, and freebies.
The B.I.S. educational programme will be well-represented, from ages 3 to 18, as well as our Jury programme and the Ecole de Commerce. Furthermore, we will showcase our music programme with primary student musical performances.
Everyone will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops for a number of in-coming extra-curricular activities B.I.S. will soon offer. Featured workshops will be conducted by the Renard Ballet School, Brussels Rock School, Kiddy & Junior classes, the International Academy of Tennis ITA. We are pleased that ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium will be providing a variety of healthcare professionals who will offer 15-20 minute consultations with participants at the Open House. These include: a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Family Therapist, Neuropsychologist, Psychotherapists, Body Talk practitioner, Occupational Therapist (Sensory Integrative and Integrative Listening specialist), Behavioural Optometrist (Vision Therapy), Autism Expert and a presentation about the Davis Dyslexia Method. Also, a Mindfulness practitioner will give a demonstration of Mindfulness with children (8+ years of age) There will also be a raffle, in which you have the chance to win one of the many prizes that have been generously donated by our partners (summer stages, free lessons, subscriptions to Besit.com, etc.)! Food trucks and drinks will be available to all for refreshments during the tours and activities. A more detailed schedule of events is coming soon! Save the date and join the BIS family! We are all looking forward to opening our doors and showing you what we do!
« BIS student Clemens Jessner was selected to participate in the Globe Business College Munich (GBCM) « Golden Ticket » business competition. During an intensive weekend, students competed as teams to develop and present a marketing strategy for « Paddy O’Shea’s Whisky and Guinness Irish Cheese ». Clemens and his team placed first in the competition. »
For the 3rd year we are happy to announce the Angel Tree is back! Our wonderful students from year 11, Victoria and Sara have organized everything this year. In the reception we have a big beautiful tree donated by the restaurant « Il Giardino » in Uccle. On the tree you will find « angels », each angel has a name, age and whether it’s a boy or girl.
Here is how it works:
– You admire our beautiful tree 🙂
– You take an angel
– You must buy a gift for your angel
– Place the angel on top of your gift
– Put the present under the BIS Christmas tree
All presents must be returned by December 18th.
The presents will go to the children of « La Cité Joyeuse » which is a wonderful foundation. Please find more details here: http://www.lacitejoyeuse.be/
This Autumn we’ve collected apples from our orchard. The children designed the labels and sold the juice. All was gone in one afternoon. Thank you parents!! The benefits went towards two ping pong tables.
Bogaerts International School has helped me become a critical thinker and more open-minded to different cultures.
Athena / Year 11
BIS has really helped me develop my knowledge and communication skills. We learn in both English and in French meaning students can develop further in both languages
Zoé / Year 11
Bogaerts is a great school; the students are very nice and the teachers are always there to help us. I have made amazing friends that will always be there for me. The school has made me into a caring and reflective student.
Cassia / Year 11
Bogaerts International School is an excellent school filled with great and amazing people who make you feel at home; it opens new doors for incredible experiences. The teachers care not only about grades but also about who you are as a person. They encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and think critically Continue Reading
Hannah / Year 10
BIS has really helped me develop as a person. I have learned so much here and I continue to do so. We do many different activities and classes and as a result we have a range of detailed knowledge and we are prepared for many situations.
Paula / Year 8
BIS is a remarkable place to learn and have fun, I have made great friends that have helped me through everything. Teachers are caring and help us learn a lot.
Daphné / Year 11
At BIS, teachers try to make you think outside the box and become more of a risk-taker and an open-minded person.
Hugo Boratav’s parents
« We have never seen our son so happy at school. Within a few weeks he was literally transformed. He is calmer, has gained in autonomy and joy, and unknown skills (like painting – something he hated before) began to appear. At last a school that respects a child’s singularity ! The preschool teachers and their Continue Reading