Our programme has evolved over many years under the guidance of a settled teaching staff to offer a sound foundation for children going on to a variety of different education systems throughout the world. We value input from the different educational systems in other countries as we evolve our teaching programme to meet the needs of the 21st century. IBIS offers the best in order to serve the Bonn community as it has done for more than four decades.
This pursuit of excellence continues to make IBIS the first choice school for many families in and around Bonn. The school operates a programme based largely on the English National Curriculum, a curriculum which is used in a large number of international schools throughout the world.
We believe that numeracy and literacy skills are vitally important for all children, and our pupils follow the National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies. For all other subjects the school aligns broadly with the English National Curriculum in the skills and understanding targets but can differ in the choice of topic.
All teachers in the school are fully qualified to teach all areas of our curriculum including physical education. Regular in-service training keeps us abreast of change and refines our teaching skills.
The teaching language throughout the school is English.
The school is non-denominational. Classroom discussions and assemblies deal with general ethical subjects which include stories from different world religions. The school encourages tolerance of world religions and actively promotes the ideal of international understanding. The annual European Council of International Schools (ECIS) award for International Understanding is awarded to the pupil who has, in the eyes of the school, contributed most to these principles. For details of each class programme, please see the Class Pages.
Written reports on every child’s progress and attainment are issued twice a year – once in the middle of the spring term in February and once at the end of the school year in June. There are opportunities to discuss your child’s progress on a more formal basis once each term in November, February and June. If any concerns arise at any other time, parents are asked to contact their child’s class teacher to arrange an appointment to discuss specific issues.