2012-2013 News Flash
- OIS KINGFISHER CAMP 2013:
2nd Annual Summer Camp
For more information:
(May 14th, 2013)
- IB News Update:
To have access to the first issue of the newsletter, please click here
(May 2nd, 2013)
- Restoration of St John's Chapel at OIS by Way of Arts
Gonçalo Leandro, the Executive Manager of Way of Arts spoke about the restoration process of the school's chapel. The practical work and history about the original paintings and tiles was also explained. A video worth watching to know a little bit more about the history of the Quinta!Video available here.
(May 2nd, 2013)
- The Quinta: History is all around!
A photo (please see below) from a document found underneath the old factory building (Senior School) from Salazar's New State (Estado Novo).
This discovery was made by Eng.º Chapelas' team. Apart from construction work, the team also finds pieces of history!
(April 3rd, 2013)
- Inaugural issue of IB in Practice and IB Journal of Teaching Practice
To have access to this newsletter, please click here
- King’s College London reviews its offers for IB Diploma Programme students
Good news for Diploma students that wish to enroll King's College London. More information here.
(Mar. 20th, 2013)
- The Middle Years Programme - preparing students for university in the 21st century:
An enlightening overview about the MYP programme.
- UCAS: International Qualifications
Information about entry to university and college in 2013.
For International Baccalaureate information, please read Appendix C (Page 79)
- Middle Years Programme
"Candidates who wish to be stretched should, in my view, take the MYP. The rigour and work ethic it encourages will assist them strongly if they wish to progress to a degree that will require them to really engage with their subject discipline."
Mike Nicholson, Director of Admissions at Oxford University, 2009
- Update on the IB Career-related Certificate (IBO.org, March 2013)
"Following the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC) last year, the IB’s fourth programme, we are pleased to provide you with an update on our activities.
The IBCC is a unique programme combining the academic rigour of two Diploma courses and the Core, along with a flexible educational framework allowing students to engage with career-related studies."
For more information, please click here.
- Internet Safety Education for Teens: Getting It Right
A message from the "Crimes Against Children - Research Center". They have developed an Internet Safety Education for Teens fact sheet that is worth sharing.More information here.
- "Find your Rhythm", An Unofficial Guide to the IB Diploma Programme by Francisco Moreira
"Find Your Rhythm is an unconventional guide for IB students. It was written by a former IB student and an Associate Founder of OIS, which challenges students to become empowered over their education, enabling them to get better grades through higher engagement. The principle behind the book is simple: Study what you love, and study in a way which is unique to you. By doing so students become more engaged with their studies, get better grades, and it feels like less effort.
Find Your Rhythm has been specifically designed for a better reading experience (refer to pictures). IB students already have a large number of books and texts to read, and as such we didn't want to make yet another boring book. Find Your Rhythm has a very unique style to it - just like we encourage students to adopt their own unique studying style, we have our own.
Success isn't only a result of studying, it also results from adopting positive attitudes which foster the ability to process and retain information. As such topics like meditation and dealing with procrastination are also covered. Finally, and certainly not least, is the student's support structure. Parents are a fundamental part of a student's support structure, and it's a challenging role to play. As such there is a chapter exclusively for parents, to provide them with some insight from the perspective of the student.
"Find your Rhythm" book cover
- 'The IB develops the students top universities want'
An example of the many recent news articles praising the preparation offered to Diploma students.
A The Independent article, by Richard Garner. Available here.
(Feb. 20th, 2013)
- Lisbon Bullsharks Swim Team News
This past weekend (Feb. 16th and 17th), 9 of our athletes and their families along with the Team Coach, travelled to Eindhoven, in the Netherlands to participate in the European Forces Swimming League (EFSL) Annual Championships – where over 300 athletes from 19 NATO affiliated and International teams competed for individual, relay and overall meet trophies. Swimmers competing in events were:
Isidro Carrara, Luis Carrara, Thomas Smith, Nick Beadles, Sean Russell, Lucas Bugge, Katie Patient, Nicholas Patient and Dominic Wolfe
The Team acquitted itself really well in the face of some strong opposition from other EFSL League teams, which in many cases had over three or four times as many swimmers competing. The overall medal count for the Bullsharks was 1 Gold medal, 4 Silver medals, and 2 Bronze medals.
More information here.
To Mrs. Paula Candeias for taking part in the Cascais 20 Km Running Event in Cascais this month and representing OIS in the competition!(Feb. 2013)
Coughlan, Sean. BBC News - Education & Family. Nov. 27th, 2012
Kearney, Adrian, and Diploma Programme - IBO. Dec. 5th, 2012.