Bavarian International School
Your children are the most precious resource within our community and we need to nurture them by providing the very best education possible. We believe that this means offering a vibrant, innovative and rigorous education, aligned with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. This curriculum inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning, and ensures that they have the knowledge, skills and values to cope with a rapidly changing and sometimes turbulent world.
Our mission statement clearly identifies the importance we place on inspiring young minds and challenging young individuals within a caring international environment. As part of our ‘community of learners’, your children will experience a warm and welcoming environment, and gain a sense of confidence from the highly skilled and professional staff working here at the school. Bavarian International School is a happy, exciting place filled with successful children learning the academic, personal and social skills necessary for life long learning, success and happiness.
At BIS, education is viewed as a partnership in which parents and the school work closely together to ensure that our young people are able to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible, caring and capable citizens. Throughout the year we look forward to meeting with parents both formally and informally as we share in the education of our students.
Salary dependent on teaching experience.
Our Upper School classrooms are situated in the Schloss, the castle that forms the impressive centrepiece of the BIS campus. With a rich history stretching back to the late 1500s, the building features a number of architectural treasures and has been the home of three significant Bavarian families over the years. Today, students in grades 9-12 climb the wide wooden stairs to classrooms that were once bedrooms, sitting rooms or perhaps a banquet hall or ballroom. Up under the eaves is the art atelier, an exciting place where easels compete with mannequins, computers and a kiln for floor space. Tucked away in a wing one floor down is an excellent ICT studio and on the ground floor, the Upper School cafeteria now occupies the area of what was formerly the main carriage entrance to the castle. With vaulted ceilings and direct access to the Schloss park and fountain, the cafeteria is open from 8:00am – 4:30 pm, and is a popular meeting place for parents as well as students.
Beginning in 1997, a number of modern buildings were constructed adjoining the Schloss, to provide the range of facilities required for a high-quality Pre-Reception to Grade 12 international school.
This building consists of 24 spacious classrooms, with views to the outside grounds through the large, wall-sized windows. On the top floor are well-designed and equipped facilities for the teaching of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In heavy demand for the teaching of Upper School science, these laboratories are also used for the teaching of General Science for Middle School students. The classrooms on the ground floor are home to students in Pre-Reception and Reception. The rest of the classrooms house our Middle School and provide facilities for English as an Additional Language (EAL), and German language classes. The Middle School principal and our nurses have their offices on the ground floor of this building.
The Lower School is located in our newest classroom complex, which was completed in December, 2006. The building was conceived as a link between the Middle School building and the sports hall. 18 roomy classrooms are grouped around a central atrium which serves as a bright, inviting meeting area. The building also houses a middle school science laboratory, a computer lab, a K-8 library with a story-telling room, an ICT lab, two music rooms and a variety of offices and support and meeting rooms.
This light, attractive and spacious area provides indoor sporting and Physical Education facilities for the school. It supports the teaching and practice of a range of sports including basketball, volleyball and badminton and features a climbing wall, a separate large area for Health and Fitness, a large viewing gallery, and plenty storage space for equipment and support materials. The Sports Hall is also used for activities offered in the Enrichment Programme, and by outside groups within the Haimhausen community.
The top floor of the central pavilion, linked to both the Schloss and the Lower School building by an enclosed glass walkway, is the location of the Senior Library (grades 9 - 12). In addition to the fiction and non-fiction book collection for Upper School, the library provides an immensely rich and varied electronic research capability, accessed by means of the numerous computers located around the facility. The Senior Library also features delightful views over the park-like school grounds from its panoramic windows. A Junior Library (Pre-Reception - grade 8) is located in the newly completed classroom complex, and includes a story-telling room, computer work stations and a spacious reading and study area.
The Performing Arts Centre opened in fall 2003 and features a 510 seat theatre with accoustics, lighting and sound facilities ideally suited for musical and drama performances. The performance centre is equipped for a range of technical applications, including wireless computer access, for electronic data presentations and computer-based music. This facility provides the school with much-needed space in which to hold student assemblies and a variety of gatherings including seminars, presentations and graduation. Right outside the theatre is an attractive and spacious cafeteria and exhibition spaces, ideal for receptions after performances or school events, and a beloved meeting place for parents during the school day.