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    Heartbleed Bug

    April 14, 2014

    A Vulnerability in OpenSSL, a software package that is widely used to secure online communications, was discovered. The vulnerability called Heartbleed Bug. The British International School Systems & Google apps for education are not affected by this vulnerability. We are actively monitoring the situation and will provide status updates as they become available. For detail updates and technical information, please contact the ICT Department at

    March Madness at BISNY

    April 11, 2014


    As part of our basketball units during PE classes, whilst looking at key techniques of the game, the students have explored what it means to be a team, how a successful team should work and experienced being the coach as they decided on positions and plays for their team.  In each year group the unit draws to a close with a House basketball tournament, it has been our very own version of March Madness!

    A busy week in the BISNY music department

    April 4, 2014


    On Monday, March 31st the Year 8 music students traveled with Mr. McWilliams and Ms. Viola to perform for the residents of the Stein Senior Center to wrap up their music unit “Medicinal Music.” Students had been studying the effects of music therapy and were able to conference with a Board Certified Music Therapist, Jenna Bollard, to learn more about the field. Students rehearsed and performed solo and group performances for the residents of Stein Senior Center and they were […]

    Letters to Arun Gandhi

    March 27, 2014

    Here are some excerpts from the letters that the students wrote to Arun Gandhi after listening to him speak at Books of Wonder:   “Furthermore, I learn about how anger is the fuel of lightning  or light, and this is a choice we all need to make. I am so thankful that you made me aware of the mistakes I have been making because I often choose lightning instead of igniting my light. In the future when I am angry, […]

    BIS-NY students get a once in a life time opportunity at Books of Wonder

    March 24, 2014


    Years 5, 7, 8 and 9 were lucky enough to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet two descendants of highly influential figures in history. At Books of Wonder, Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson spoke to the students about how his grandfather had taught him many lessons as he was growing up. The book he co-authored told of an occasion where Gandhi had explained to his grandson that anger could be likened to electricity; in one sense lightning could […]

    Book Week Bonanza!

    March 12, 2014


    If you took a stroll around BISNY’s corridors last week, you would be forgiven for thinking that we had an unhealthy obsession with books! Each classroom decorated their door as the cover of a book, students dropped everything in the middle of lessons and read,  poems were tucked inside pockets to read to a willing audience, books were dropped off in boxes as part of a sharing scheme, children boycotted their gaming devices and televisions in lieu of reading books, mystery readers popped up unexpectedly in classrooms, students listened to authors speak at Books […]

    Family maths night goes down a storm!

    March 3, 2014


    February 26th brought with us another fabulous evening of puzzles, brain teasers, and mathematical fun.  Over 100 people were in attendance to make the evening a success.  A big thanks to the PA and all the volunteers that helped make the evening run so smoothly.  

    BIS-NY Film Festival 2014

    January 24, 2014

    We hope you enjoy these animations created by MYP 1 & MYP 3 BIS-NY Students.   Each of our animations were shot in Product Design with the help of our Product Design teacher Ms. Neidich. We used a process called the Design Cycle. The Design Cycle consists of the Investigate, Design, Plan, Create, and Evaluate stages. In the investigate stage we learned about animation by researching it and seeing many different types of animations.  We created flip books and then had […]

    MYP World School

    January 13, 2014

    We are delighted to announce that we have been officially accredited as an MYP world school. This is an amazing achievement and a validation of the consistent high quality education we offer our pupils from Nursery to Year 9.

    Speech Day 2012-2013 Videos

    June 21, 2013

    Thank you all for your support and devotion. All our pupils are remarkable but we all know that your support is central to their success. I hope you all have a wonderful Summer Holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back on September 9th.