2nd Beaconhouse International School Convention 2017 (BISC 2017)
My first time over to Beaconhouse International School, and it was to experience the 2nd Beaconhouse International School Convention 2017 (BISC 2017). I was at the closing ceremony, but here's a rundown on what transpired from the opening ceremony and its subsequent days. Beaconhouse School System, one of the largest network of schools in the world, celebrated the true spirit of sportsmanship where international student athletes from the group converged in Malaysia at the recent 2nd Beaconhouse International School Convention 2017 (BISC 2017).
|Beaconhouse International School Convention (BISC 2017) - International Sports Meet|
The convention hosted was officiated amidst much cheer from over 1,400 by a representative of Yang Berhormat Datuk Saravanan A/L Murugan of Ministry of Youth & Sports, Mr. P. Subramaniam, AMN, PJK, at the Panasonic Stadium Selangor. Present at the Opening Ceremony was Beaconhouse Group Chairperson Mrs. Nasreen M Kasuri, as well as Beaconhouse Group Chief Executive Mr. Kasim M Kasuri and Beaconhouse Regional Director, Mr. Jahanzeb Shah. It was an international affair.
|Opening Ceremony of the Beaconhouse International School Convention (BISC 2017) - International Sports Meet|
The Beaconhouse International School Convention (BISC) was initiated in Bangkok last year to highlight the importance of sports in academic learning. The international sports meet saw a stellar breed of students from around the world come together in a full day sports tournament, cheered on by thousands of supporters.
|Multi talented students performing during the opening ceremony of BISC 2017|
This year, it's held in Malaysia, a huge honour with students, teachers and parents showing their support to over 200 delegates from Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Phillippines and Thailand competing in Badminton, Basketball, Athletics, Futsal and Swimming. The chance to compete was open to both male and female students, from 12 to 16 years of age.
|Various sports were played, to be the best, representing their country|
The Malaysian sports team made up of 50 delegates was chosen through an inter-school carnival in Malaysia held between Beaconhouse Sri Inai, Beaconhouse Sri Murni, Beaconhouse Sri Lethia, and Newlands International School. They made our country proud by proving to be able to work together against other competitors from the other countries.
|Competing in the swimming pool at Beaconhouse International School|
Mr Kasim Kasuri, CEO of Beaconhouse Group said the school places emphasis on an all-rounded education and not just classroom excellence. The strong network within the school group also allows for a stronger global apparoach and exposes the students to activities and experiences that may be challenging for other schools.
Representative of Yang Berhormat Datuk Saravanan A/L Murugan of Ministry of Youth & Sports, Mr. P. Subramaniam emphasized on the importance of sports and education in order to build a progressive and sustainable nation .
Closing Ceremony of Beaconhouse International School Convention (BISC 2017)
|Beautiful cultural performances by the students from various countries|
Through BISC 2017, Beaconhouse hopes to be at the forefront in contributing to future world leaders who excel both academically as well as in real life. The closing ceremony was a colourful affair of cultural performances, and even the finals of BISC Idol, showcasing really good singing talents from the students. Lovely night, I was just glad to be there to experience it all.
|BISC Idol 2017 contestant|
|Belting out contemporary songs beautifully|
After a competitive series of sporting activities, the results of the BISC 2017 winners were announced on January 19 at the Closing Ceremony. It was a close result, with Pakistan securing its place at the top spot – with 6 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 4 bronze, a total point of 132 in both athletics and extracurricular programs.
|Congratulations to the team from Pakistan, who won top spot!|
Coming in second place is the host country with a total point of 115 in athletics and extracurricular programs, winning 6 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze. Thailand scored 3 gold medals, 5 silver and 1 bronze – a total point of 100. The fourth place is won by Philippines with 1 gold medal, 2 silver and 8 bronze, with a total point of 92. With a total point of 20, Oman took the fifth spot.
|Various awards were given out too during the closing ceremony of Beaconhouse International School Convention (BISC 2017)|
Following the successful first day of BISC 2017, Beaconhouse also officiated its new Sports Complex at Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School the next day. Now if you're looking for a really good international school to send your kids to, you must consider Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School! I know I would.