Celebration of Dance

The Decades of Dance Assembly took BISS on a trip through history last week!

Each elementary class used iconic music and movements to represent one decade from the 1960s to the present day. Michael Jackson, Elvis and Beyonce all made appearances, much to the audience’s delight!

During this PE inquiry, students learned about key elements of dance styles, as well as skills of planning, sequencing and timing. Balance, rhythm, confidence and collaboration were evident in each performance.

Thanks Mr T., Mr Leo and all the BISS dancers for a highly entertaining morning of movement! (Stay tuned to the PE Blog for videos and reflections.)

Decades of Dance

Athletics, improvement & fun!

housesSPORTS DAY was a celebration of fun, athletics and personal improvement.

Athletes from Pre-K to Grade 5 took part in sprints, long distance running, turbo javelin, shot put and high jump.

The day began with a Zumba dance warm-up and an hilarious speech by the PE Department.

Students then competed, striving to achieve personal bests in each event, while earning points for their team. In the end, a series of exciting relays saw Yellow House take home the trophy.

What a great day of participation and personal achievement!  HUGE thanks to Mr T. and Mr Leo for their expert teaching, organisation and encouragement of every athlete.

Keep an eye on the PE blog as reflection and learning continue long after final race.

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Beijing, you beauty! Sparkling weather for our Sports Day!

Running for BISS

20151010_143015When Saturday morning delivered blue skies and bracings winds, the Elementary School Cross Country Team was ready to run!

Our young athletes ran approximately 2km each, on a convoluted route around the BIBA school campus.

Amidst crowds of competitors, our students demonstrated BISS spirit at its best.

 

Read more about the thrills & spills of the event!

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Challenge + Courage = Confidence

IMG_4693-1lsr467-e1440866535250It’s Challenge Time at BISS and that means one thing – rock climbing!

Every day, young athletes scale the wall, using all their strength, flexibility and strategy to reach new heights.

Teachers and classmates cheer on the climbers, as they stretch, grasp and push to achieve personal bests.

Read on to find out why this challenging PE Inquiry is so important for our students.
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