"This is what a school of the future should be"
Informational visit to the Bavarian International School (BIS): Daniel Föst, Member of the Bundestag and Chair of the FDP in Bavaria
Daniel Föst, member of the Bundestag and chair of the FDP in Bavaria, visited Bavarian International School (BIS) at the Haimhausen Campus. During the on-site visit together with his four-member delegation (Jennifer Kaiser, Dr. Frank Sommerfeld, Prof. Dr. Christian Stangl and Sebastian Portenlänger), Daniel Föst learned about the requirements, opportunities and chances for digitalisation at a school, distance and hybrid learning models in times of corona and the importance of the Bavarian International School for the Munich and Bavarian economic area. BIS is on a different school calendar than the Bavarian State schools and started back to school last week (20th August).
"The Corona crisis clearly shows the deficiencies of our education system and how important digital learning opportunities are. The Bavarian International School is a front runner in the field of digitalisation and politicians have to do everything in their power to ensure that such concepts also be implemented in state schools", said Daniel Föst. He said he had experienced first hand how children learn interactively, with hybrid methods and in digital learning worlds. "This is how schools of the future should be - for all students in Germany. Only with the world's best education available for all can children become architects of their own lives. Our state schools also need more funding, but above all more freedom to implement such concepts. Last but not least, such an educational program is also important for the international companies in Bavaria, which must be attractive to experts worldwide", said Daniel Föst, father of two children.
The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a non-profit educational institution with two campuses (Haimhausen and Munich-Schwabing). Around 1,150 children and young people from 61 nations between the ages of 3 and 18 attend the private all-day school including kindergarten. As one of only two international schools in Germany, BIS offers all four IB programs of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The average for the IB Diploma (DP) of 35.8 in 2020 (worldwide: 29.9) illustrates the high educational standards. In 2020 BIS had a 100% pass rate for all IB Diploma (DP) and IB Career-Related Programme (CP) students. The holistic educational focus is on the individual development of each child under the motto "Believe. Inspire. Succeed".