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International Day

International Day celebrates our community of 78 NationsSaturday, 9 June 2018, 11:00 – 16:00, BIS Campus

International Day is the school community's largest social event, celebrating the cultural and culinary diversity of BIS. There are over 20 food stalls serving food and drink from a variety of countries represented in our school community. There are also performances, children's activities, sports and much more. Everyone is welcome!


International Food & Drink  11:00 – 16:00

Come and savor tastes from around the world at this incredibly popular food court featuring the talents of fabulous BIS parents!!

List of participating countries/regions/groups in Alphabetical order:

  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Bhutan & Nepal
  • Boy Scouts
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Nordic Countries
  • Portuguese Speaking Countries
  • Romania
  • Russian Speaking Countries
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • USA & Canada

If you are interested in joining your country table, but don’t know who to talk to, contact Krista Ferguson, who will put you in contact with your Country Coordinator.

Stage Entertainment  11:00 – 16:00

International Day isn’t just about eating and drinking. Enjoy the fashion show, colorful music, traditional dances and show performances that the BIS community has to offer. (Details to be announced. Watch this space!)

  • International Parade and Best National Costume Competition
      Come dressed in national costumes and join the parade and the competition to follow!
      The Parade starts at 11:15, so please gather at the stage at 11:00 (no registration required). Prizes will be given to the best country outfits.
  • International Voices Choir
  • Chinese Traditional Dance
  • Secondary Choir
  • Grade 5 Band

Kids Activities  12:00 – 16:00

Children will have a lot to look forward to: face painting, games, crafts, and many more! (Details to be announced. Watch this space!)

13:00 - Sports Day Games - for all ages

Meeting point: Club Field - Playground by Zipline

Coordinated by PV (Kerry Brazil) to include:

  • Sack race
  • Egg and spoon race
  • 3 legged race (run in pairs)
  • Wheelbarrow race (compete in pairs)
  • Slow Bicycle race (you must bring your own bicycle for this event - the person whose feet don't touch the ground and is the last to cross the finish line wins!)
  • And more fun events!

15:00-16:00  Fun games and multi-sport activities organized by BISSV coaches - or all ages

Meeting point: Club Field - Playground by Zipline

The Inaugural Parents v. Students 11 International Day Cricket match 15:00-17:00 
on the Sports Fields

We’ll provide lively commentary to help newbies follow the game, music to keep your spirits up, and a Makiman food truck serving world-class sushi, beer and soft drinks. Plus, we will be selling blankets ,so you can make yourself comfortable on the grass.

If you’d like to join the parents team, please contact Chris Niehaus by 30 May.


Entry is FREE. Come with your family members, friends and neighbours!

Visitors other than BIS students, parents and guardians need to pre-register. Please give the name and email of your guest(s) to the security at Waves Reception or send an email to our BIS Security.


ALL payments at the event (purchase of food and drink, participation in Kids Activities, etc.) will be made by tickets (1 Euro per ticket). Tickets will be sold at the entrance on the day, as well as during the week before the event (in the Waves foyer).

All proceeds from the ticket sales are reinvested back into the school to support our students and programmes.


International Day is organized by the school and the Parent Volunteers. From setting up, selling tickets to leading craft activities, we need your help to run the event!

If you can help us in any way, even for a few minutes of your time, please select the link below for details and to sign up:


!! Please note that parents are responsible for the safety and whereabouts of their own children at International Day. The school accepts no liability for injury.