Elementary School Chinese Language

Elementary School Chinese Language

   Happy Chinese New Year! In this unit, the students are inquiring into Chinese New Year celebrations and Legends.  The inquiries they are talking about are like, “Why do Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year? How do they celebrate it? Why are there 12 zodiacs? If I am the king, what zodiacs will I choose…

Grade 8 Performing Arts learning Bunraku Puppets

Grade 8 Performing Arts – Bunraku Puppets

Grade 8 students have been learning about puppetry during their Performing Arts classes. They have completed some research on different types of puppets and in groups have made their own puppet characters using ideas from the traditional Japanese puppetry form know as Bunraku.    These puppets are manipulated by two or three puppeteers and a…

Elementary School Music - Grade 5 making their grid

Elementary School Music

  Grade 5 created their own classroom version of the song ‘I like to move it, move it’. They created a grid that shows when the different patterns are played and how many times they have to be repeated. The Grade 5 students presented their learning in music to the audience during their music assembly…

IGBIS Early Years 2 students understanding how light works in Visual Arts

Elementary Visual Arts

‘Becoming Light Centred and Print Orientated.’ The Early Years Two Unit of Inquiry is all about Light. The Central Idea of the unit states that: Understanding the way light works allows us to use it in different ways. Art is linking to this unit by a series of activities that can explore and expand their…

Grade 7 Integrated Design

Integrated Design

Students in Grade 7 were planning their project for the   last weeks. Now it was time for them to investigate the different parts of the sewing machine to prepare to produce their individualised product for the Integrated Design Unit “What can I do for you?” Students had to plan a product customised to the needs and…

Grade 7 Culture Speaks

Our Grade 7 students recently gave some very informative presentations about their culture in Individual and Societies class. The unit is titled ‘Constructing our World’, which gives students the opportunity to  inquire about how civilizations are built and how this process has created special and unique cultures across the globe over time. By exploring the…

Elementary School Music

Elementary School Music

Early Years and Kindergarten students have been exploring songs, stories, percussion instruments through play and hands on activities. Early Years 2 have looked at the different characters in the story Peter and the Wolf and how they are represented by different instruments. They tried to reconstruct the story with pictures and recognise the different characters…

Elementary School Parent Teacher Interview

Parent-Teacher Conference

  On Wednesday afternoon IGBIS hosted the first Parent-Teacher Conference and it was very well attended. Parents in Elementary School had twenty minutes with their child’s class teacher and ten minutes with their single subject teachers to share thoughts about their child’s transition to IGBIS and hear about the progress they have made. The feedback…