FOBISIA News

The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) launches its website!

Alongside the change in acronym from FOBISSEA to FOBISIA and the development and launch of a new logo. FOBISIA is incredibly excited about the launch of it's website. Finalsite (www.finalsite.com) is renowned for it's development of websites for schools, so was the perfect choice for developing a site for a federation that works for and supports schools in Asia.

The website too launches FOBISIA into the Social media platform.

Our aim is to have more people visiting the site than ever before, not just for schedule information but to post pictures of their own participation in FOBISIA events. We're looking for all-round engagement.

The website has a contemporary look and now with links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can involve teachers and students alike throughout Asia.

Posted 20/02/2017 07:01PM
Don't miss out - Book your spot for the Second Teachers' Conference, 20-22 October 2017 at British Vietnamese International School, HCMC!

For more details, please check our conference link.


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Posted 14/12/2016 06:57PM
The British School Kathmandu wins 'British International School Initiative of the Year' at the prestigious 2016 TES Independent School Awards

The British School Kathmandu (TBS) has won the prestigious UK Times Educational Supplement (TES) 'British International School Initiative of the Year' award - the only category open to international schools at the 2016 Independent School Awards. TBS was established in 1966AD in Kathmandu to seek to develop healthy and happy, well-rounded individuals who are confident, thoughtful, and adaptable, able to embrace and influence an ever-changing world. TES is the preeminent weekly newspaper in the UK focusing on school-related news and features. This awards complements TBS's excellence from the British school regulator Ofsted, and as quoted in the report 2016 - 'The British School (TBS) Kathmandu is an excellent school: it provides an outstanding quality of education and demonstrates an exceptional flexibility in meeting the learning and personal needs of its students.'

"The school used long-standing relationships forged through a student-led development initiative to make a significant contribution in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake," says the TES website. "It reopened after just two days, providing a safe haven for students. The school also offered its hall as a base for Médecins Sans Frontières, it took in children from other international schools, and its grounds were used as a campsite for those without homes. Teachers expanded their timetables to cover for absent colleagues and taught outside in temporary classrooms."

"Public exams took place as normal. There was, however, a feeling that more could be done. Each of three primary schools with which the school partners had been severely damaged, one destroyed completely. The British School, Kathmandu raised £350,000 in a few months, and a year later all have been rebuilt. Despite serving the poorest communities, the partner schools have started their new academic year with some of the finest and safest facilities in the country."

John Moore, Principal at TBS since 2013, praised the support the school received from other organisations during the crisis. "We cannot speak highly enough of all those who came together to support the school ranging from the British agencies such as the Embassy and the British Gurkhas Nepal to colleagues in Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) or the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). When it came to rebuilding the Dhading schools we must thank the government of Nepal, the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Sanothimi alongside the District Education Office Dhading for everything they did to support the children and young people in working so collaboratively on the 5 projects we have completed so far. It has been a genuine team effort reflective of the strength of the Britain-Nepal relationship".

Chris Decker, BoG Chair at TBS since 2016 said - "Winning the TES Award is a great achievement for The British School. It is wonderful to see the school recognized for its work in the community and reflects the school's, and in particular the dedicated staff and student's, commitment to the wider community in Nepal".

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Posted 21/11/2016 03:50PM

Teaching Opportunities at British School of Beijing, Shunyi

The British School of Beijing, Shunyi

BSB is at an exciting stage of its development, having grown very significantly in the past few years and now numbering approximately 1,100 students aged 1-18. We have outstanding students from approximately 60 nationalities, who thrive academically and who are committed to achieving their best, and who grow with us as true global citizens through our culture of respect, opportunity and personal development. We also have highly supportive parents who engage fully in the life of the school and their children's education.

The school is housed in a purpose-built campus with outstanding facilities in the safe and family-friendly suburb of Shunyi, which is only 20 km from the city centre of Beijing, which is without doubt one of the most exciting and culturally rich world capitals in which to live .

Nord Anglia Education

With 42 schools across China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America, the success of Nord Anglia Education is built on an international, networked team where ideas, learning and best practice are shared around the globe as we strive to maintain our position as the world's leading premium schools organisation. As a result, we offer our teachers a true learning community which is committed to the development of every member of that community, excellent personal and professional development, including through Nord Anglia University, and career opportunities within the school and within our family of schools.

Available positions are:

Primary Head of PE: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Early Years Teacher: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of Early Years: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of ICT and Computing: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of Maths: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of Science: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of Secondary English: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Primary Class Teacher: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Special Educational Needs Coordinator: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Teacher of Business Studies/Economics: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Teacher of Design Technology: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Teacher of Music: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Teacher of Science: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Deputy Headteacher of Primary: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....

Head of Primary: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/NORDANGLIA5/displayjob....



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Posted 14/11/2016 08:54PM
The latest CPD Update newsletter is now online.

The latest CPD Update newsletter is now online. Click to read.

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Posted 13/04/2016 12:07AM
Click on the title to see the YouTube video of the FOBISIA Drama Festival hosted by JIS.
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Posted 23/03/2016 02:30PM
FOBISIA is seeking an outsourced Games Organiser to run all of the FOBISIA Under 15, Under 13 and the Primary Games. We are now reviewing the proposals.
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Posted 17/03/2016 11:40PM
Dulwich College Shanghai hosted the U13 A1 Games from March 9th-12th, 2016. Click on the title to enjoy the Games from Bella Korotcoff's, a student from Garden International School Kuala Lumpur, point of view.
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Posted 08/03/2016 03:41PM
elc International School welcomed 200 students from 24 international school at the annual FOBISIA Secondary Mathematics Competition in February 2016.
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Posted 11/12/2015 03:42PM
FOBISIA member schools have listed their positions available on the Recruitment page. Click on the header for a short-cut to this page.

See all teaching positions on our recruitment page here.

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Posted 23/11/2015 08:25PM
Ninety-five students worked with Jonathan Mann, a freelance UK-trained professional conductor on a programme, which featured movements from Mozart's Symphony No.40 and Bizet's L'Arlesienne suites as part of FOBISIA's inaugural Orchestral Festival hosted by British International School Phuket. Jonathan developed a wonderful rapport with the students leaving the teachers in awe of his ability to draw the most musical performance from the orchestral.

See the full article here.

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Posted 23/11/2015 06:20PM
Under clear blue skies, 5 schools met for the A1 U15 Games hosted by Garden International School Kuala Lumpur.

See the full article here.

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Posted 17/11/2015 06:36PM
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the second FOBISIA Languages competition from 2-12 November 2015. Over 10,000 participated, from Key Stage 2 to Sixth Form, in a wide range of languages. See the full results here.

In addition to expanding their vocabulary in languages they study at school, many explored less familiar languages such as Greek, Indonesian and Samoan. The response was phenomenal, with the top student answering almost 90,000 questions during the 10 days of the competition! See the full results here.

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Posted 02/11/2015 08:37PM
Please see the live results (updated every 10 minutes) for the 10 day online competition.

Over 10,000 students from 24 FOBISIA schools have registered for the second FOBISIA Language Competition hosted by North London Collegiate School Jeju in conjunction with the Education Perfect from 2-12 November 2015. Please see the live results (updated every 10 minutes).

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Posted 02/11/2015 03:16PM
JIS hosted their first FOBISIA Tennis Invitational at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Tennis Centre for 160 athletes from 12 schools from 23-24 Oct 2015.

JIS hosted their first FOBISIA Tennis Invitational at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Tennis Centre, site of the 2004 Davis Cup Group 4 Tournament and the Brunei Tennis Club on 23-24 Oct 2015. Playing on 18 courts, 160 competitors from 12 schools gave their best performances over 2 days of competition with around 400 matches played.

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Posted 13/10/2015 07:02PM
FOBISIA Student Leadership Conference from 18-19 September 2015 held at British International School Ho Chi Minh City was a huge success!

BIS HCMC had the pleasure of hosting the second annual FOBISIA Student Leadership Conference from 18-19 September 2015. Fifty-seven students from sixteen schools took part in what was an incredibly rewarding experience for all of the students and teachers involved. The conference posed some big questions: What are ethics? How can we be ethical leaders? How can we help our team to flourish? What are the dangers of leadership? What type of leader will I be? What motivates my team? Are schools democratic? With a session from coach Clive Leach and a variety of talks and workshops run by teachers and students, the conference had variety and plenty of opportunity for sharing the work going on in schools around the region.

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Posted 17/09/2015 03:44PM
Primary class teacher: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/primary-class-teacher-china-356653/ Head of Secondary English: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/head-of-secondary-english-china-356652/

The British International School Guangzhou, China

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Posted 23/06/2015 03:43PM
This year's FOBISIA was really a good experience, especially because we all worked hard to represent elc and never gave up. I must say that some of the competitors were tough to beat, but were nice to make friends with. Gabriella Year 6 elc student
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Posted 23/06/2015 03:13PM
This year's FOBISIA was awesome because we got to go to Beijing! The weather there was about 20°c to 26°c, which was cold; also, it was really windy. My roommate was Danielle from Year 5, she was really nice! On the day, we had to play football, the Under 9 Girls came 3rd! Our football team was made up of Michaela, Isabelle, Zoe, Ayumi, Ashley and Lucy. In Athletics, I got 2nd place for the quoit throw, which I was happy about. So ya, I really enjoyed this year's Primary FOBISIA Games, and I wonder where the next one might be... Jessica Year 4 elc Student
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Posted 02/06/2015 01:36PM
Between 13th – 17th May the British School Manila welcomed Discovery Bay International School, Harrow International School Bangkok, Seoul Foreign British School, Jerudong International School and the British International School Shanghai, Puxi to Manila as we proudly hosted the 2015 A3 Primary FOBISIA Games. We made the 'Friendly Games' a real focus of our hosting and the atmosphere lived up to expectation from the moment the students arrived. Please click on the title to read more.
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The Federation of British International Schools in Asia. (FOBISIA)
39/4 Todsamon Clubhouse Building
M FI, Soi Lasalle 39/1, Sukhumvit 105, Bangna
Bangkok, Thailand 10260   Phone: +66 82 574 1110
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