Beaconhouse is proud to present the Beaconhouse International Student Convention (BISC) 2018. BISC offers a unique experience that not many students get to have – a rare chance to travel, meet and engage in competition with students from all over the world. This convention includes an amazing array of sporting, art, science and cultural activities where Beaconhouse students from various countries participate and compete on an international stage. This will be the third edition of BISC with two previous editions held in Bangkok (2016) and in Kuala Lumpur (2017). BISC was a smashing hit with students and parents alike. BISC provides international exposure and opportunities for students to experience different cultures and interact with their fellow pupils from across the Beaconhouse network – BISC has now become a permanent fixture in the Beaconhouse annual calendar of events and activities.
Beaconhouse takes pride in hosting the next BISC event titled ‘Multiple Literacies for a World of Tomorrow’, from February 20-21, 2018, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. This event is supported by The Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman.
Beaconhouse remains focused on its goal of being the flag-bearer for 21st Century Learning. It is able to offer rich experiences to its students due to its vast network of schools that spans from Europe to Asia. The complete cost of this mega international event including travelling and accommodation expenses of all participating students is being financed by Beaconhouse.
BISC 2018 will see over 200 Beaconhouse students from Pakistan, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines participate in Futsal, Basketball, Table Tennis, Swimming and Athletics competitions as well as a host of other activities including: BISC-Talks, BISC Idol, BISC Film Festival, BISQUIZ Show, BISCLICK, BISC Exploratorium, BISC Biennale and BISC Cultural Show.
The second edition of BISC was held in Jan 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to students participating in sports, those competing in co-curricular activities from various countries, were also part of the contingents this time. With participation of students in co-curricular activities, the overall number of students increased to 160 for the event. Although, a token participation, Oman also participated for the first time and promised to send in a strong contingent to the next event. BISC 2017 sports included futsal, basketball, athletics, swimming and badminton (in place of volleyball in previous event), with participation from girls and boys in all categories. Co-curricular/cultural activities included 3-D art and science installations, BISC Idol (singing), photography exhibition, B-talks (panel discussion); and a quiz with a very entertaining format.
The event format is continuously evolving and becoming more inclusive with successive events. The first BISC held in 2016 in Thailand saw 130 boys and girls from four countries, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan compete in five sports: basketball (boys), and volleyball (girls), while both girls and boys teams participated in futsal, swimming and athletics. The event also showcased creativity of students through various displays and exhibits.