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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!

This International Day, We Are Going Green. 

We will minimize all disposable items. Instead we will use plates, cups and cutlery lent to us by Rentacook.

You can hire your own set for 1 ticket deposit on the day. We ask that you use this throughout the day. 

OR You can bring your own cutlery and crockery (no throw away items): use that picnic basket you have packed away, or those Ikea plastic items you have at home, or any other reusable items. 

Small changes have a huge impact. Let’s all do our bit!


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:

  • African Countries
  • Australia, New Zealand & Fiji
  • Bhutan
  • Boy Scouts
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Nordic Countries
  • Portuguese Speaking Countries
  • Russian Speaking Countries
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • 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. 

  • International Day - Entertainment Schedule                 

    Time       Event                                                            Country/Performer

    11:20     Welcome from the Director                          Patricia Baier

    11:30     Parade & Country Costume Contest              *ALL

    11:45     Costume Contest Awards                               *ALL

    12:00     International Voices Choir                              IVC

    12:10     Koekhappen - Traditional Cake                     The Netherlands

    12:20     Irish Dance                                                    Ireland

    12:30     Capoeira from Brazil                                      Portuguese Speaking Countries

    12:40     Chinese Folk Dance & Zither                         China

    12:50     Map of Russian Speaking Countries              Russian Speaking Countries

    13:00     Solo - Adele                                                   Great Britain

    13:10     Indian Classical Dance                                  India

    13:20     BIS Secondary Choir                                     BIS Secondary Choir

    13:30     Chinese Fashion Show                                  China

    13:45     African Fashion Show                                    Africa

    14:00     Song by 6th Grade Trio                                  6th Grade Girls

    14:10     Portugal Quiz                                                 Portuguese Speaking Countries

    14:20     Line Dance - in front of stage                        USA/Canada

    14:30     Dragons Empire                                             Dragons Empire

    14:45     OF Band                                                         OF Band

Kids Activities  12:00 – 16:00

Children will have a lot to look forward to: face painting, games, crafts, and many more! (Details on the day)

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!

14:00-15:00  Fun games and multi-sport activities organized by BISSV coaches - for 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.