Student Profile


The members of the British International School strive to be:

Inquirers

They nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. They learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled

They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced

They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

LATEST NEWS

BAQMUN Total Sucess!

On Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 2018, the first Model of United Nations at the national level for public schools was held at the British International School. This great event was organized by one of our Year 11 students Valentina Ramírez as her personal project which focused on inclusion and social responsibility. read more

BIS Celebrates Shakespeare Week

During the week of April 9-13, 2018, BIS celebrated the week of the Shakespeare House. It was a very fun week and we learnt a lot with each activity. read more

BIS Early Years students celebrate Barranquilla’s Birthday

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Nursery C students delighted us with their presentation at the assembly about Barranquilla’s Birthday. read more