We consistently reflected on the implications distance learning held for our community. We have considered both the immediate issues and the longer-term outlook to ensure the security and continued success of BEPS.
After more than 2 years of hard work, we are happy to announce that BEPS International School is now an IB World School. This MYP authorisation process looked closely at the way the school operates, from the underlying philosophy and how, through policies and practices, these align with those of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Just before Spring break, the students in French Acquisition from BEPS Secondary School were asked to write a letter to the elderly who are confined in a care home. The project was integrated into the unit 'What is human solidarity and service to the community?'
We know that it is crucial to have a balance between learning and free time, and that screen free time is also a must. Therefore, we quickly adapted the number of online learning activities the children were offered each day, and teachers designed activities to support this move. In addition to this, we decided to introduce 'Screen Free Wednesdays'.
As BEPS PTA was not able to organise the annual Easter Egg Hunt this year, they donated the money that they would have used to buy the eggs to help hospitals and their staff during the Coronavirus crisis.
In usual times, the BEPS PTA would be organising their annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children today 1st April. However, it seemed a great shame for such an important BEPS event to go unmarked, and so we thought that in true BEPS spirit, the event should go on.
Following the latest announcement from the Belgian Government, BEPS will extend the school closure up to, and including Friday 3rd April 2020.
Often when we plan a particular learning experience, there are multiple levels on which the students learn.The animation workshop that took place at BEPS Secondary School was a great example of this.
The BEPS Winter Fair is one of the special events that is always eagerly anticipated by the children. They enthusiastically prepare items to sell to the rest of the BEPS community with one aim in mind: to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Our children need as many opportunities as possible to further develop their reading skills and a love of reading. For this reason, we invite parents to volunteer to come into BEPS and hear children read during the school day.