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High School Student of the Quarter 2

Congratulations to our Students of the Quarter for Quarter 2! Socially Conscious: Minjune Chung (11) Hardworking: Skylar Furuya (9) Active Communicator: Andrew Rivers (11) Respectful: Danica Dapilloza (10) Keep Learning: Joy Cho (9) & Evan Zhang (9)

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BFS Participates in the SKAC MUN on December 10th

Congratulations to all delegates who participated in the SKAC Model United Nations on Saturday, December 10th. BFS had a record 8 winning resolutions that were debated at the Conference! Four resolutions passed their respective committees. Special shoutout to Elizabeth Kim (grade…

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Elementary SKAC STEM Fair

The ES STEM Club members attended the SKAC STEM Fair hosted by GIFS on November 22nd. They had the opportunity to participate in group challenges with students from other schools, and they presented the projects they developed. Our Sharks Keep…

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SKAC MS Futsal Finals: Girls Championship!

On Saturday, November 19, both MS Boys and Girls Futsal teams participated in the SKAC Futsal Finals. Both Girls A and B teams were undisputed champions of the tournament, winning their championship in their respective divisions. With their exceptional fitness,…

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Family Orientation Day

Dear Families, We hope you’ve had a safe and enjoyable summer break. We look forward to welcoming new and returning families to Family Orientation Day on Saturday, August 13th at 9:00 a.m. in our newly renovated Gymnasium (2F). At that…

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BFS School Newsletter June 2022 edition

Dear families, We hope your vacation started well. Please check the BFS end of the 2021-22 SY newsletter to celebrate your child's and the school's accomplishments during the past couple of months. There has been so much learning and lots…

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March 2022 BFS newsletter

Are you ready for Spring Break? yes, we are! We hope you enjoy reading the March 2022 BFS Newsletter. Check it out for this month's Principal address, information on resilience by our school Counselor, and many, many pictures! => BFS…

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HS Student of the Quarter 3 (2022)

The HS Student of the Quarter Assembly took place today under the leadership of High School Stuco. We would like to congratulate these quarter winners: Sona Michaela Angie Nikita Youseung Yujin Ewon Ryker Kelila Koko Kacy

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Report cards sent home

Dear families, All report cards have now been distributed via email. We look forward discussing your child's growth during parent teacher conferences today and tomorrow. Sincerely.

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Covid-19 Latest News

Mandatory Covid-19 testing

Dear Families, Due to rising Covid-19 cases and Busan Ministry of Education recommendations, next week we will implement a one-week trial of twice-weekly mandatory Covid-19 testing for all students and faculty. On Friday, March 4th, all students will be sent…

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Grade 1 hosts Elementary SOQ Assembly

The Grade 1 assembly focused on K - Keep Learning: We continue to learn and grow. BFS students have a growth mindset. Make an effort for individual progress Be adaptable and apply one’s experiences Develop creatively, artistically, and athletically Develop…

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busanforeignschool.art

We recently updated our #BFS #BusanForeignSchool arts website. Check out the amazing work our Arts teacher is doing with our sharks. Simply marvelous. http://www.busanforeignschool.art  

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BeFM Principals Interview

Listen to what our Principals have to say about Busan Foreign School during this recent Busan eFM radio interview (interview starts around minute 8): https://befm.or.kr/aod/playagain.php?playcode=MzA5ODg= Thank you for having us BeFM!

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Update on school access

Dear families, Due to an increased number of positive Covid-19 cases in the city of Busan, access to our building for non-BFS students or staff will be limited to those fully vaccinated, or that can show a negative PCR test…

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#CallToEarth

#CallToEarth Proud of our participation in this Global initiative sponsored by CNN and Rolex. On November 1oth we ran a global education campaign with tips and tricks any of us can do to help the environment and our art class…

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Busan.Iz October 2021 edition

We are really excited for our newspaper club students who are back in excellent shape for the publication of yet another fantastic https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/busan.iz-October-2021-Edition.pdf

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With Covid: what to expect at BFS

Dear BFS families, As countries around the world with high vaccination rates slowly but surely start getting back to a pre-pandemic normalcy, and the Republic of Korea’s recent announcement of its “living with covid-19” scheme, we would like to make…

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A message from our Principals

Welcome to the 25th anniversary year of learning at BFS! Thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we started the year with Level 4 social distancing requirements. We commend our teachers for their adaptability to engage in a…

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BFS Newsletter Sep 2021 edition

Good morning BFS community: after the rain comes the sun ... and so it is also true here in Busan! As you enter the Chuseok break we would like to share with you our first school-wide newsletter of the 2021-22…

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Typhoon Chantu and school tomorrow

Dear parents, We are monitoring the weather and plan to have a regular school day tomorrow on Friday, September 17th. In the event of rain, Elementary futsal and cross-country will be canceled and those students sent home on their usual…

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End of hybrid/virtual

Dear BFS parents, We are pleased to inform you that on Monday, September 6th we will be welcoming all our students under our face-to face education mode. This means all students will physically attend school every day. We are pleased to inform…

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Joy Lee gets into Yale!

The last time we heard from Joy she was completing her internship in Clinical Psychology at Penn State University School of Medicine. We are very proud to report she has now landed a full-time position as a Post-Doctoral Associate at…

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Weather Watch

Dear Families, As we have entered the typhoon season, we wanted to update you about how the school monitors these and other weather events. Our focus will always be on student safety. In the event that other schools and government…

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Start of School: MS and HS

Dear Families of MS&HS BFS students, On August 9, we learned that Busan has moved to level 4 restrictions as part of a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant. After consulting with the Busan Metropolitan Office…

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Start of School: EC and ES

Dear Early Childhood and Elementary Parents, Since the city of Busan has moved to Level 4 social distancing, the Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education requires that schools implement the following modes of learning until Friday, September 3, 2021: Grade…

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Covid-19 Safety Precautions 21-22 SY

Dear parents, We are looking forward to welcoming you and your children at Busan Foreign School. At present, we believe we will be starting with face-to-face instruction operating under our enhanced safety protocols. We constantly evaluate the pandemic situation in…

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Busan IZ – June 2021 Edition

The BFS Newspaper Club was busy during the first weeks of the holidays finalising their last Newspaper for the 2020-21 SY. Here it is! https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/busan.iz-JUNE-2021-Edition_compressed.pdf

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Book reviews by the 6th Grade Class

The sixth-grade class would like to encourage all middle schoolers to read over the summer. They have published the reviews of some of their favourite books. From fiction to fantasy there has to be something to your liking! https://busanforeignschool.org/academics/bfs-library/#tab-1620363558349-2-4  

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End of 2020-21 SY Message

Dear BFS Families, With the end of the school year, it is time to say goodbye to friends, families, and teachers.  For most of you, that goodbye will be temporary.  For some, you have an exciting time of transition and…

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BFS Library open during the summer

BFS is happy to announce that the library will be open once a week over summer break. The hours of operation will be every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, only students enrolled at…

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World Environment Day

It was great to team up with the ECCK and contribute to "World Environment Day" by cleaning up Haeundae beach last Saturday. https://ecck.or.kr/ecck-hosts-haeundae-beach-cleaning-event-with-international-schools-in-busan/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-weekly-update-june-7

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La Voz Fiable

Check this wonderful project by the HS Spanish 4 class. They created a newspaper with their own made-up news items. Enjoy! https://issuu.com/busan_foreign_school/docs/la_voz_fiable  

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Busan IZ May 2021 edition

The May edition of the BFS school Newspaper, Busan IZ, has been published. Busan IZ received excellent reviews at the Yale daily News competition. Do not miss this one! https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/busan.iz-May-2021-Edition.pdf

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BFS’ Literary and art magazine: Undercover

The HS creative writing class took it upon themselves to organize the creation of a literacy magazine. 187 quality pages illustrated with artworks from BFS students. It is worth a read! https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Digital-Ver.-2021-Literary-and-Art-Magazine-compressed.pdf

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Busan IZ April 2021 edition

The new edition of Busan IZ has been published! Do you have the corona blues? in this edition Youseong recommends some shows and movies that will keep you entertained. https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/busan.iz-April-2021-Edition.pdf

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March 2021 BFS Newsletter

Dear parents, we are pleased to share with you our march 2021 Newsletter. A nice synopsis of what happened during the last month it amazes me how much teachers look for ways to connect and yet respecting the current enhanced…

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2021-02 BFS Newsletter

Dear parents, so much has happened since the start of the calendar year. As we approach Lunar New Year we wanted to wrap up the last month with a new edition of the BFS Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it.…

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Building a Better World

In view of the recent Capitol Hill incidents, this morning our administration spent some time reminding our MS & HS students of what democracy means and the values that BFS embrace in the form of student learner outcomes (SLOs). How…

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2021 university early acceptances

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We've got a few university acceptances already and the class has earned over a half-million USD in merit scholarships! (over four years) Here's the list so far! Cornell University New York University (NYU) Lawrence…

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A message from Principal Macfarlane

Dear Parents, 2020 has been a year unlike any other.  It is hard to remember what it was like before COVID-19 came into our lives.  Starting with the first reported case in Busan on February 21st, we have been trying…

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Elementary Holiday week

It is almost winter break! after two weeks of virtual learning the elementary teachers would like to bring some of the Winter Spirit into the classrooms: they are so eager to see our student happy faces!

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ELC & ELE materials pick up

ELC & ELE parents may stop by the school to collect a bag with physical materials organized by their teachers tomorrow Wednesday between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We hope to see many of you!  

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Virtual Learning for a week

During the day yesterday, November 30th, Busan's city changed their initial level 3, announced in the mayor's press conference at 11:30 am, to something they are calling 2+ or 2 alpha.  The Busan Ministry of Education has informed us today…

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Ghost Story Contest Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the Ghost Story Contest: 1st Prize Patrick Kim "Jack's Story" 2nd Prize Natalie Beaty "Kate's Story" 3rd Prize Sharin Kim "Scissor Press" Runners Up: Ewon Kim "The Sound," Danielle Church "Dulcis," Siyun…

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Model UN Update

We were pleased to have Mr. Terry White, a 25 year veteran of the State Department and USAID, who spoke with the BFS Model United Nations team this Thursday over Zoom. Mr. White has worked on 4 continents, and had…

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MUN Club News

Our Model United Nations Club was graced with a guest speaker, Mr. Gordon Church, United States Consul for Busan. Mr. Church spoke to our students about such pertinent topics as deforestation, water conservation, human trafficking, cyber warfare, and arms control.…

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MUN Club updates

Congratulations to our new MUN Club Officers: Michelle Moon: MUN Club President and Brayden Kloster: MUN Club Secretary   Next Thursday, Oct 29, we will have Mr. Gordon Church, United States Consul for Busan, as a guest speaker with the…

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End of Hybrid model / MS&HS

Dear Parents, As South Korea has moved to Level 1 in their social distancing scheme, we have received confirmation from the Busan Ministry of Education that we can end hybrid learning in the middle and high schools and have all…

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Model UN Update

We are proud to announce the lineup for our 2020 BFS Model United Nations team. We will be competing in the SKAC MUN Tournament on Saturday, November 21, 2020 live on Zoom. This is our biggest MUN Team yet, with…

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Typhoon Haishen

Dear Parents, After monitoring the progress of Typhoon Haishen, and due to the anticipated unsafe road conditions and the potential for lengthy delays in the morning, we have decided no students will be coming on campus tomorrow, Monday, September 7th:…

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Typhoon Maysak

Dear Parents, After monitoring the progress of Typhoon Maysak, and due to the anticipated unsafe road conditions and the potential for lengthy delays, we have decided no students will be coming on campus tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd: School is canceled…

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MUN Club News

The BFS Model United Nations (MUN) Club just had their first meeting of the 2020-21 season. We have the largest number of experienced committee Chairs we've ever had, and many new faces. As we prepare for competitions this year, we…

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Starting within our Hybrid model

First day of school at BFS! we are looking forward to welcoming the second cohort tomorrow. It was great seeing students following social distancing directions and wearing their masks upon entering the school, and teachers going through our safety rules…

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Art produced during virtual school

Since we went on virtual school February 2020, the art department has been working with students to continue developing their ability to express themselves visually. This also helped them take a break from their computers every once in a while…

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May 2020 Newsletter

The May 2020 Newsletter has been published. Check it and see all the great things BFS students and teachers have been up to during last month. We also have an updated list of university acceptances with a couple more top…

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Physical reopening of the school: dates

For your convenience, this letter has been translated to Korean. 학부모님들의 편의를 위해서 공지사항이 한국어와 번역되어있습니다. Dear Parents, First, thank you for the hard work you shouldered to make a successful transition to online learning. We know this has been…

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2020 AP Exam dates

Dear parents, The AP exam dates for our students are: Calculus AB, Calculus AC: Wednesday, May 13th at 3:00 am (Seoul time) English Literature and Composition: Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 am (Seoul time) Chemistry: Friday, May 15th at 3:00 am (Seoul…

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March 2020 Newsletter

Dear parents, wow! already 5 weeks into virtual learning. Check our latest edition of the BFS Newsletter: BFS goes virtual. We should all be proud of what we have accomplished this past month. => BFS Newsletter March 2020

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Class of 2020 University acceptances

Still getting some names in but so far the achievements of the class of 2020 are worth shouting out and loud: 82 acceptances 66 different schools Acceptances in the US, Canada, U.K., Italy, China, Republic of Korea. 15 top-50-tier US…

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BFS Newsletter: February 2020 edition

The February 2020 edition of our Newsletter has been published. Read Mr. Macfarlane's introduction here: Dear BFS Community,  A lot has happened since we were just about to publish our February edition of the BFS newsletter. It’s incredible to think…

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Moving to virtual school

Dear BFS Parents, Due to the increased numbers of confirmed cases of Covid19 in Busan, we have made the decision that the school will remain physically closed to students until at least March 13. We are committed both to your…

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Meet Kenny Kim | Class of 2013

Kenny Kim graduated from BFS in 2013. A dedicated researcher he is already pursuing his medical PhD at Boston University. He also created his own company SomniScan, which sells an affordable over the counter sleep diagnosis tool. He is one…

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HS SOQ- Quarter 2 acknowledgments

Congratulations to the HS students that were acknowledged at last quarter's Student of the Quarter award ceremony. SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS Aidan Maggie Jasmin HARDWORKING Sergei Eunsaem ARTICULATE Lucy RESPECTFUL Edward KNOWLEDGEABLE Danil Misha Seojun These students, all in their own great…

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December 2019 Newsletter

The end of year BFS Newsletter has been published! it is incredible everything that has been happening and all our accomplishments thus far. Enjoy the recap before the holidays!

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The Gruffalo

Grade 2 students held a Reader's Theater performance of The Gruffalo by award-winning British author Julia Donaldson. Reader's Theater is like a play where memorization of lines is not required; instead, vocal expression helps tell the story rather than relying…

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Model UN SKAC 2019

The BFS Sharks were at their best Tuesday at the SKAC Model United Nations Tournament in Gwangju. 26 BFS students participated, including Hidaya Mansour, the Secretary-General of the Conference, and three of the five Committee Chairs; with Hammad Shaikh chairing…

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SKAC STEM Fair 2019

On Wednesday, November 20th, Some of our students traveled to ISK and GIFS for the SKAC STEM fair. While it's not technically a competition, it does speak volumes about the quality of thinking, presentation skills, and overall preparedness of our…

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2019 MS Retreat

On Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, MS went on an overnight retreat to Mungyeong and Andong. On the first day, MS went Go-Karting. Many kids enjoyed the fast-paced racing.  We also went Ziplining. The Zipline was one of…

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MS Futsal SKAC 2019

BFS GIRLS On Saturday, November 9th our BFS MS futsal teams participated in the Southern Korean Activities Conference Finals Tournament. After going 3-1 in the SKAC Divisional tournament held last month our girls came into the Finals tournament as the…

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MS Spooky Night

On October 25th, also known as the last day of Quarter 1, Middle School decided to celebrate being ¼ through the year by watching a movie. They watched the movie Coraline and ate some pizza. After a long 10 weeks…

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HS Student of the Quarter 1 2019

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿 HS 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗞 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 who were recognised during this morning's HS assembly: - 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀: Arina 😌 - 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴: Oleg, Evan, & Won Jeong 📖 - 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲: Luke 👌 - 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗳𝘂𝗹: Hammad 👂 - 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲: Michaela, Ejew,…

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NHS Induction 2019

Congratulations Wendell, Haram, Ewon, Junhyun, Chiyeon, Eunsaem, Lucy, Hammad, and Elizaveta who were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). The NHS is an internationally-recognized organization that is founded on the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. In order…

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A word from the Principal

Dear Parents, Our school year is off to a fantastic start. Our mission as a school is to prepare our students to “enter top universities worldwide and become responsible, contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world.” We have been fortunate…

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September 2019 BFS Newsletter

Our first Newsletter for the current school year has been published. Have a look for a peak on your child's life at BFS. https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019.-09-Newsletter.pdf

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PTC sign up

You can now register for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Please visit www.myconferencetime.com/busan to schedule your conference.  We are looking forward to seeing you.

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Awards, accolades and honors

Awards, accolades and honors We saw 51 BFS students sit for 124 AP exams this past AP testing season  -- the most test takers in the school's history. 31 of these test takers earned some degree of recognition for their…

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BFS access July 2019

Dear Parents and BFS Community, we would like to inform you that building access will be limited during the month of July due to ongoing maintenance. We hope you are enjoying the summer break and look forward welcoming you in…

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Class of 2019 Graduation

Last Friday's Graduation ceremony was extremely emotional. The Class of 2019 has accomplished so much! - Over 1 Million USD in scholarships- 83 Acceptances- 70 different colleges and universities- 21 Top 50 US Universities- 22 Top Global 100 Universities- 10…

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Moving On Ceremonies

As tradition dictates, at Busan ForeignSchool, we acknowledge those students moving to Grade 1, Grade 6, and Grade 9 and commencing their journeys to Elementary, Middle and High School. We are confident they are ready to a successful start of…

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SOQ: MS & HS

Almost the end of the school year. This last week is an intensive one, with final exams and the moving on and graduation ceremonies. We are also taking the time to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled and lived our…

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2019 Prom

This year's prom was fantastic. Everyone looked so sharp out there. The place was amazing as well. StuCo was already there setting the place up, then we greeted as others were coming in. This year's prom was more diverse than…

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MS Stuco Leaders

Time to congratulate to our next year's Middle School Stuco leaders: Co-Presidents: - Sona - Kirill Secretary: - Bella Historian: Tanvi Treasurer: David We are all set to start the 2019-20 SY!ASQ CSSBB Certification Braindumps Tseng Kuo fan out of…

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HS Student Council 2019-20

Congratulations to the HS Student Council Executive Board for 2019-2020! - Co-Presidents: Nastya & Wendell - Secretary: Hidaya - Historian: Esther - Treasurer: Chiyeon We know you will do great things for the school! Buy GD0-100 Cert Exam For Guidance…

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Speech and Debate SKAC 2018-19 SY

High School Team Six high school Sharks represented BFS at the SKAC Debate tournament last Saturday at DIS. In Debate, teams research a topic and argue opposite sides of that topic in timed rounds. Each team will argue for each side…

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Literacy month at BFS

Literacy Month takes place at BFS during March. Students participated in a variety of activities to celebrate literacy including Crazy Socks Day (just like Dr. Seuss's book Fox in Socks), book characters made from potatoes, family time at Breakfast with…

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MS End of Year retreat

The majority of BFS Middle School spent 2 school days at Gyeongju for their MS Retreat! We went paintballing, Go-karting, did archery and looked around Gyeongju National Museum, Bulguksa, and Seokgatap., and Wolji Pond.   Paintballing and Go-Karting were very…

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Alexandra Myakonkova, class of 2017

BFS Alumni Alexandra Myakonkova, class of 2017, is one of the founders of InHanguk. Project "inHanguk" was designed and developed during Business Idea Camp held by Global StartUp Campus (a Global Incheon Campus initiative supported by many universities like George Mason Korea,…

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Vice-Principal

Dear Parents, I regret to inform you that Mrs. Lauren Harvey, Vice Principal, is leaving BFS to begin a new position in Hawaii. Mrs. Harvey’s last day at BFS will be April 24, 2019. Over the past three years as…

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Student of the month: March 2019

Today we hosted the March Student of the month. We are proud of our hardworking sharks! Ivan (PK3) Akim (K4) Andrew (K4) James (K5) Lora (K5) Riley (Gr.1) Ainazym (Gr.1) Zachary (Gr.2) Given (Gr.2) Yunji (Gr.2) Daniil (Gr.3) Irene (Gr.3)…

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Awareness through Film

Today I would like to share information about this really amazing student created club: Awareness through Film. The club was founded by Hidaya Mansour, 10th-grade student. It currently has 8 members from MS and HS, who meet on Tuesdays. Hidaya…

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HS Late Night

The High School Late night hosted by the HS StuCo was a successful event. It first started off with everyone either chilling with their friends or doing some charades. Then we had each grade go against each other in an…

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Student Testimonial: BFS’ Diversity

Check our latest BFS official video: this is a student testimonial about BFS' community and its diversity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDTJ8azmuFw&list=PLcJBHhmOQVhKeg3snwDPajdEnp0F6_c0Q If you have not yet done so please subscribe t our BFS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-jVTfFmvclyo_fPUyd3TEAMost Important Oracle 1Z0-133 Certification Braindumps Unexpectedly, I…

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MS Recreation Night

The majority of  BFS Middle School students participated in the MS Recreation Night on the last day of February. There were several events hosted for the students to enjoy their time. The MS STUCO (Student Council) hosted several rooms for…

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PTSO meeting

The minutes of yesterday's PTSO meeting have been published. Please access them through the link below. Many thanks for everyone's participation. https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019.02.28.PTSO-Handout.pdfIIA IIA-CIA-PART2 Vce Files IIA IIA-CIA-PART2 Vce Files Jumped off the car. This is a golden world. Nurse Li,…

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New NHS members

Congratulations to the new BFS NHS (National Honor Society) members: Elizaveta T, Hammad S, Haram C, Jun K, Ruth C, William S. Making the World a Better Place. Oracle 1Z0-133 Exam Demo In the days before, although http://www.passexamcert.com/1Z0-133.html 1Z0-133 Exam…

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History Bee and Bowl Tournament

History Bee and Bowl Tournament - Dulwich College, Seoul The History Bee and Bowl tournament was a huge success this year for BFS.  Both teams performed excellently, with high school winning 3 and middle school winning all of their games…

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BFS’ Orchestra Charity Concert

The BFS Orchestra has had the opportunity to hold charity concerts for the KACLC (Korean Association for Children with Leukemia and Cancer) every winter for the past four years. This year's winter concert was undoubtedly a great success. The BFS'…

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Winter Holiday Office Hours

Busan Foreign School wishes all its families a happy winter holiday. The school’s main office will remain available during the winter break: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Please note the school will be closed from December 22nd…

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MS Student of the Quarter: Q2 2018

Congratulations to our MS Student of the Quarter SHARK winners: Socially Conscious: Alexander - grade 7 Hardworking: Stanley - grade 8 Articulate: Nathan - grade 7 Responsible: Brianna - grade 7 Knowledgeable: Ethan - grade 7 Good job grade 7…

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SKAC Spelling Bee

BFS set off to Scripps Spelling Bee in Kwanju Foreign School competing against several international schools. Woorim Chang and Noah Cressey did an outstanding job representing first grade, spelling words like, ‘yummy’ and ‘rain’ correctly! They made it up to…

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BIWA Christmas Bazaar

The BIWA Bazaar was an excellent day for communicating with many different people! BIWA stands for Busan International Women’s Association, made for the international women currently living at Busan. Most of the people there were international women, but there were…

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SKAC STEM Fair

Tuesday November 20thmarked the annual SKAC STEM fair and BFS should up and showed off their scientific and technological abilities.  This year the event was hosted by D.I.S and they put on a fantastic show that everyone enjoyed.  There about…

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Fencing Club News

On November 24th, two members of BFS Fencing Club, Andrew Junyoung Lee (Secretary) and Edward Kim competed in the 1st Busan Metropolitan City Superintendent of Busan School Sports Club Fencing Competition. Andrew won bronze in the MS Men's Foil and…

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MS Futsal Results 2018-19

On Wednesday, November 14th our BFS Sharks MS Girls and MS Boys Futsal Team traveled to Pohang to participate in the Southern Korean Activities Conference Finals hosted by Handong International School (HIS). Girls results In our first match of the…

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Gracias! Thank You!

Los voluntarios/as de la clase de español desempeñan un papel fundamental ya que contribuyen a que el proceso de aprendizaje se enriquezca y se llene de autenticidad al permitir que los estudiantes vivan experiencias nuevas en las que pueden aplicar…

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Fencing Club News

Fencing Club News: Recently, three of the BFS Fencing Club members participated in the "2018 6th Korean Fencing Association, The National Club, The Korean Fencing Competition," which took place on Oct. 27 - Oct. 28. Hyunzu Kim (President) secured silver…

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BFS Turns 22

This year’s founder’s day was amazing. We had a short day schedule. Then everything kicked off with Mr. Macfarlane’s speech. Soon after, everyone rushed out to the field or the gym with their teams. The level of participation was amazing.…

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2018 Halloween

2018 Halloween at BFS So spooky! It was nice to see everyone dress up and spook each other. From elementary kids being the master chief to the high school stuco all dress up as the patient or doctor. Even some…

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MS Futsal Divisional at ISB

The middle school girls' futsal team had an amazing day at SKAC MS Divisional tournament at ISB last Thursday, October 25th. The girls' team played three undefeated matches. Despite Gaetane's phenomenal hat-trick, the first match against HIS was a 3-3…

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Cross Country Meet at KFS

BFS took him five medals in a very successful day of cross country running at Kwangju Foreign School last Monday October 22nd. With a total of 26 students running for BFS, it was a day filled with personal accomplishments. In…

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ELE Futsal SKAC Finals Oct 2018

Elementary Girls Futsal On Tuesday, October 16th our BFS Sharks ES girl's futsal teams traveled to Handong International School in Pohang to compete in the 2018 SKAC ES Futsal Finals Tournament.  Our girls were outstanding on the day outscoring their…

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences, all after-school activities are cancelled Thursday, October 11th. All students will be sent home on their usual buses at the 3:30 p.m. dismissal time. Please be also reminded that Friday, October 12th, there is no school for…

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EARCOS Wonder Lab

Despite the typhoon, learning goes on at BFS. Last Saturday we hosted the Purdue WonderLab EARCOS workshop at Busan Foreign School. Participants had the opportunity to hands on learn how to 3D CAD and 3D printing as well as robotics.…

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SKAC MS Futsal meet Postponed

SKAC MS Futsal meet postponed Dear Parents, after monitoring progress of Typhoon Kong-rey the SKAC has decided to postpone the upcoming Saturday, October 6th futsal meet to Thursday, October 25th. The location remains unchanged (ISB). Thank You!

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NO LATE BUSES TODAY

NO LATE BUSES TODAY After monitoring progress of Typhoon Kong-rey, we have decided to cancel all after school clubs for today, Friday, October 5th. All students will be sent home on their usual buses at the 3:30 p.m. dismissal time.…

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NHS Induction

On Friday, 9/28 at 3:40 pm, National Honor Society had an induction ceremony to welcome 12 new members of the 2018-2019 NHS. Throughout the 2018-19 year, returning and new members will be performing various activities and donating the money they…

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Newsletter Published

The 1st edition of the BFS Newsletter has been published! check Mr. Macfarlane's message, and everything that happened at the school during the last month. There is so much to share and be proud of!

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Update on Typhoon Soulik

Update on Typhoon Soulik After monitoring the progress of Typhoon Soulik, we have decided to cancel bus routes 11 (Jinhae) and 13 (Geoje) on Thursday, August 23rd. All other bus routes will operate as usual. This is due to the…

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Typhoon Soulik

Typhoon Soulik approaching South Korea Dear Parents, As you may be aware, Typhoon Soulik is expected to hit the Korean mainland sometime on Thursday. We are monitoring the situation closely.  While our goal is always to be open for learning,…

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An Advocate for Children Michael Jung ’06

An advocate for children, Michael Jung BFS Alumni '06 and Harvard Law School Alumni ’18 has taken a wide view By AUDREY KUNYCKY, May 7, 2018 Article source: https://today.law.harvard.edu/advocate-children-michael-jung-18-taken-wide-view/ When he was in high school in his native South Korea, Ha…

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Fencing Club News

Did you know? over the vacation period, two of our students, Andrew Lee and Edward Kim, participated in a fencing competition at the Busan Metropolitan City Base Sports Club. They were both awarded medals and Andrew even placed 1st in…

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2018-19 SY School Supply Lists

Could not come to Orientation day and would like to make sure you purchase the classrooms supplies ahead of time? no problem: below you can find the School Supply lists. For Elementary Pre-K 3 Kindergarten 4 Kindergarten 5 1st Grade…

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Another great year has come to an end

2017-2018 has been outstanding for BFS!  Athletically, artistically and academically we have accomplished more than ever before.  Our inclusive and welcoming community helped us all to grow as learners and leaders. As the end of the year approaches, we are…

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Anchor4Life

Today we gave away 28 leaving kits to students moving away from BFS. The A4L (Anchored4Life) team leaders passed them out and explained the kits to kids from grade K4-11. We will miss all of our friends departing and now…

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Q4 2018 – MS Student of the Quarter

Let's celebrate the students that excelled in applying our BFS' Student Learner Outcomes during the last quarter: Socially conscious: Danil Grade 8 Hardworking: Nikita Grade 7 Articulate: Patrick Grade 8 Respectful: Isaiah Grade 6 Knowledgeable: David Grade 6 and Ewon Grade 8 Thank you for…

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May 2018 ELC & ELE SOM

Congratulations to our respectful ELC & ELE Sharks! Akim (pk3) Kritika (k4) Janis Park (k5) Woorim Chang Kamea Jacobsen Mir (1st) Yuanqiang (1st) Tiffany (2nd) Rosalina (2nd) Silas (3rd) Kristina (3rd) Jonairis (3rd) Harry (4th) Alexander (4th) Rocky (5th) Chloe…

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Updates to 2018-19 school calendar

The 2018-19 SY calendar has been updated as follows: Parent Teacher conferences have been advanced of approximately three weeks and will now take place on: => October 11th (evening) and 12th (day), and => March 7th (evening) and 8th (day)…

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MS End of year field trip

The Middle School and Grade 5 day trip to Gyeongju World was totally amazing! We all made wonderful and unforgettable memories from there. Although the amusement park was busier than last year, students enjoyed the exciting rides. The new roller…

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Jangsan Creek Stream Flow

Introduction The environmental science students took advantage of our school’s location next to the local creek and went on a trip to the Jangsan Creek in order to use it to expand our knowledge about environmental science. On this trip,…

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Prom Pictures

On May 18, 2017, student council hosted another huge event: Prom! The theme this year was A Spring Nights Dream, which matched well with the flock of fancy golden birds on the ceilings and arrangement of flowers at every table.…

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Family Fun Day

Balloons strewn about, music pumping, children laughing, teachers and parents vending, bartering, socializing and exploring, football on the field, the smell of barbecue floating in the air, pies flying, super bubbles, splashing water, artistic faces, roasting marshmallows on chopsticks over…

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Junior Volunteer Club

Thanks to PTSO, there is an after-school pizza party for the Junior Volunteer Club today. So many have benefitted from their work this year. In 15 minute increments, during breaks and lunches, and occasionally with an after-school hour here and…

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Spring Break

Enjoy the break BFSers. Our main office will remain open from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. We look forward to seeing you again on April 2nd.

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Literacy month

For the month of March, thousands of schools around the world celebrate literacy. Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. Here at Busan Foreign School, we stayed incredibly busy and active to celebrate these essential skills that…

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February 2018: A word from the Principal

February 2018: A word from the Principal Last month we released a new promotional video for our school.  Designed to showcase the strengths of our school to prospective families and teachers, it has become something more.  It is a celebration…

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HS STEM Classes visit UNIST

Just a couple of weeks ago Dr. Robert J. Mitchell visited BFS and gave an amazing lecture entitled "Bacterial Biosensors." He and his university students have been researching with these organisms at UNIST-- Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.…

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January Spirit Week

From January 15 to January 19, students of BFS exhibited and celebrated their spirit for Busan Foreign School by participating in Spirit Week that followed a pep rally on Friday—  events both organized by HS Student Council. Spirit Week is…

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2018-19 SY Calendar published

Dear Parents, the first version of the 2018-19 School Calendar has been published and can be found on our website: https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-2019-BFS-Academic-calendar.pdf Please note: The school calendar can be subject to change, in which case you will be notified. In case…

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Happy Winter Holidays

Dear Parents, With the holiday season approaching I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this amazing community.  Education is the promise of a better future.  Everyday, our faculty and students work together to fulfill this promise.  We are Socially…

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MS & HS SOQ Winners

Let's celebrate our MS & HS Students of the Quarter: Socially Conscious     Eunsaem   (8), Allison   (11), Mary   (12) ​Hardworking              Chloe   (6), Ejew   (10), Hidaya   (9) ​Articulate                     George (Ian) (7), Wontag   (11), Alex   (12) Respectful                    Markel  …

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MS Sock Drive: why.

On December 6, Ms. Peggy White, a member of the BIWA (a Busan International Women’s Association) came in to see the Middle School Student Council. She was a content lady who seemed to love helping out other people. She came…

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Elementary Winter Concert

On Friday December 1st BFS elementary students performed at the annual Elementary Winter Concert for their families and friends. Students demonstrated their musicianship through a variety of vocal performances, instrumental pieces, movement improvisations, and dances. It was a memorable and…

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SOM – November

This month we celebrated "Respectful: be responsible for yourself and others" at the elementary student of the month assembly. We also looked into what respect looks like at recess. We are proud of the following students who particularly show respect…

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KORCOS 2017

This past weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to both present at and attend the 32nd Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS) International Education Conference at the stunning Chadwick International School (CIS) campus in Incheon.  In her opening remarks, the…

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MS Soccer Season ends

After a great deal of improvement in the past month, the Sharks sprang back today (Wednesday November 22nd) at the MS Futsal divisional tournament, scoring two consecutive wins against HFS and DIS 2. These two victories moved them up a…

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MS&HS SKAC STEM FAIR

Yesterday 5 schools gathered with 50 science projects and 85 students for a science fair at BFS.  Students presented their projects 4-6 times individually to various members of a panel of 25 judges made up of community members, teachers and…

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MS&HS SKAC STEM FAIR

Yesterday 5 schools gathered with 50 science projects and 85 students for a science fair at BFS.  Students presented their projects 4-6 times individually to various members of a panel of 25 judges made up of community members, teachers and…

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ELC and ELE Student of the Month – October 2017

Congratulations to our Student of the Month winners for the ESLR category "Articulate: Be an active listener!" PK-3            Toby K-4              Maya K-5              Noah and Corban 1st               Ian and Junho 2nd              Mason and Sandra 3rd               Ana Maria and Amber 4th               Hana…

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MUN invitational with BIFS

On Thursday, November 9th, BFS hosted the 1st Annual BFS/BIFS Invitational Model United Nations Tournament. 39 students represented 27 countries in a Model UN, where they debated such current issues as the crisis in the Ukraine, North Korean nuclear weapons, gender…

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Olympic Torch

Reminder: due to expected traffic congestion and road closures as the Olympic Torch makes its way through the streets of Busan, there will be no after school clubs, nor late buses, today Monday 6th. Thank You.

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Student of the Quarter for MS & HS

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st quarter of the 2017-18 SY: Middle School Socially Conscious: Davion Grade 6 Hardworking: Michael Grade 7 Academic Achiever: Sona Grade 6 Responsible: Isaiah Grade 8 Knowledgeable: Misha Grade 7 High School Socially Conscious: Hana…

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HS Volleyball Season End

HS Girls On Saturday, October 14th BFS hosted the Southern Korean Athletic Conference (SKAC) HS Girls Volleyball Championship Tournament. The day started with the completion of round robin play, whereby each team played the two schools they did not play…

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MS 2017-2018 Retreat

On September 28-29, The 2017-2018 middle school of BFS went out on a water-filled retreat at Namhae Island. This trip included many exciting things that truly showed the school spirit and teamwork of BFS. Many students went snorkeling and kayaking…

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University Visits

The university visit season is well underway. We were visited by the Linden College Fair, the oldest group college tour in the US. It was an opportunity for BFS high school students to meet with 12 university representatives to learn…

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No after school clubs today

Due to expected delays in getting home this afternoon we are cancelling ALL after-school activities.  Students will leave school at 3:30pm today (Monday Sep. 11). There will be no late bus. Thank You.

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2017 School Supply Lists

Dear Parents, below you can find the School Supply lists. For Elementary Prek-3 Kindergarten 4 Kindergarten 5 Kindergarten 5 - Arts 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Elementary Arts ELE ELL Middle School & High School Ms.…

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MS Student of the Quarter

Congratulations to our MS Students of the Quarter (last quarter) for excelling at the Student Expected Learning Result specified. We are proud of you! 1617 SY_Q4 Grade Name ESLR 10 Ran Socially Conscious 10 Ilya Hardworking 12 Danny Hardworking 9…

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HS Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to our HS Sharks that have represented us so well this quarter: Socially Conscious: Ran (10) Hardworking Achievers:  Ilya (10), Danny (12) Articulate Communicator: Anastasia (9), Eleasah (10) Respectful Citizens: Samuel (12) Knowledgeable Critical Thinkers: Cindy (11)

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Family Fun Day

What a fantastic day last Saturday! Family fun day was a blast. I can certainly say the highlight of the days were: our popular Garage Sale, the HS students volunteering to have themselves bombarded with water balloons, our famous bounce…

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MS Basketball Finals

Yesterday 5/18/17, the Middle School Boys B Team played extremely hard and went 3-1 against very tough competition. It was an excellent and successful end to a great season where they went 5-2 overall! We are proud of our Middle…

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4th Grade goes to Kidzania

The 4th grade took a field trip to Kidzania, in Shinsegae. Kidzania offers about 45 different activities and the activities areas take up two floors. Activities either pay kids or charge kids in Kidzania currency, or Kidzos. Activities include training…

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Poetry Café

The sixth grade class hosted parents, family, and friends for a “Poetry Café” at Ediya’s Coffee this morning.   They showcased their poetry books and illustrations and each student read a poem of their choice.  The theme for all the…

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Elementary Student of the month

Congratulations to our Early Childhood and Elementary winners for the Student of the month award: "Hardworking: Be your best!" - month of March Maya (Prek-3) Connor (Prek-3) Catalina (k4) Janis (k4) Catherine (K5) Ian (K5) Taewoo (Gr.1) Dominic (Gr.1) Sophia (Gr.2) Alexa (Gr.2) Justin (Gr.3) Tanvi (Gr.4) Byeong-Soo (Gr.4) Jack (Gr.4)…

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NHS Clothing Drive

During March, the National Honor Society has conducted a clothing drive for the local orphanage. NHS has recently delievered the donated clothing to the local orphanage "Jongdukwon" with success. The orphanage and NHS send thanks to those who participated in…

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Literacy Month

March is a special month at BFS as we celebrate Literacy month. Although literacy is part of our daily lives at BFS, during the month of March we plan fun and didactic activities focused on honing the love for reading and…

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March Field-trips

The Early Childhood and the Elementary students went to NC in March and two exciting field-trips: Zoolong, and to the movies. I am sure you have already heard all about it ;-) Here are some pictures to remind you of…

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NHS Clothing Drive

Participate in the upcoming NHS Clothing Drive! Who? NHS. What? Donate outgrown clothing to orphans in a local orphanage. Clothing size from pre-school to teenagers would be preferable but all clothing will be accepted. When? March 8, 2017 - March…

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HS Basketball goes to Jeju

On February 10th and 11th 2017, the BFS Sharks HS basketball teams traveled to Jeju Island to participate in the Korean International School Activities Conference (KISAC) basketball tournament. Teams from all over South Korea ranging from Seoul to Busan and…

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MS Volleyball SKAC

Middle school girls volleyball team did an outstanding job at their first tournament!  Teamwork and positive attitude was the theme of the day.  The girls encouraged each other and at the end, the girls improvement over the day was clear…

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BFS Spirit Week

The week before Lunar New Year break, from January 23 to January 26, students of BFS exhibited and celebrated their spirit for Busan Foreign School by participating in spirit week and a pep rally, both organised by HS Student Council.…

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