An integral part of a school’s philosophy and values is Personal, Social and Health Education of every child. Teachers at The British International School in Ukraine aim to equip their students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe, informed decisions. Using the skills of working in groups, listening to others, and enabling people to have a voice whether orally or in writing the students develop empathy for others and an understanding of themselves.
Sports at The British International School in Ukraine
In addition to the PE curriculum, The British International School in Ukraine offers a range of extra-curricular sporting activities. These might include football, basketball, tag rugby, gymnastics and athletics. Regular inter-house sporting tournaments are held, as well as matches against other schools in Kiev.
During the 2017/2018 school year students took part in a number of tournaments and competitions:
- Cross Country
- Junior School Football Tournament
- Middle School Football League
- Middle School Basketball League
- Primary and Secondary School Table Tennis Tournaments
- International Athletics Tournament
- High School Futsal Tournament
Being an international school in Ukraine we are acutely aware of the rich cultural background of our host country. We seek to enrich our understanding of its history and how that is celebrated through regular assemblies and other organised school events. Further to this we ensure our international diversity is explored and developed through events that bring the school together such as the United Nations International Day. Other cultural experiences are shared through the curriculum with the children having the opportunity to talk about their personal cultures with others.
During the 2017/2018 academic year students participated in a range of activities that contributed to their cultural development:
- Vyshyvanka Day at British International School Ukraine
- Residential Trip to Italy
- Historical Trip to Vinnytsia
- COBIS Art Competition
- World Book Day At British International School Ukraine
- English-Speaking Theatre Festival
- International COBIS Poetry Competition
- Secondary School Trip to Odessa
- Traditional Ukrainian Winter Holidays
Young people at The British International School in Ukraine are given meaningful opportunities to participate in the governance of the school community through serving on the Student Parliament. They will be able to develop their personal styles of leadership, learn to cooperate with others, formulate reasoned arguments and undertake a range of clerical responsibilities. This way they prepare to become active and informed citizens of the International communities in which they live.
A number of curriculum option lessons are available to students of all ages:
- Debating Club
- All to drama!
- Cartoon Characters Drawing
- Paper Crafts
- Russian Language/Literature
- Cross Sstitch
- Calligraphy & Quotes
- Mysteries of the Past
- Hair braiding
- Book Lovers
- French Club
- Animation Drawing
- Art attack