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Winning Team, Prof. Marco Polo & Mr. Pringle

A few weeks ago we celebrated the team gold medal won by our girls basketball team in the "medianas" category, particularly notable because we are competing against schools with many more students to choose from than we do. Now our boys team, in the same "medianos" category, have also won the team gold medal. Congratulations to all members of the team and coach German!

HB Scuba Diving

MYP students from Grade 8 during PE hours, enjoying the diving training as part of the "Towards the underwater world through the teaching of Scuba Diving" unit, in agreement with the company Spondylus - PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).

BSP Debate

On Thursday the Grade 10 students from Hiram Bingham participated in the first BSP Debate of 2017. Micaela Minaya and Adriana Barrantes represented HB in a spirited debate about the responsibilities countries have for refugees, working on teams with students from other British schools in Peru.

These debates are conducted entirely in English so are an excellent opportunity for the students to practice their English. In addition students have to do research about current affairs topics as part of their preparation, which makes them more aware of what is happening in the world.

MMUN Conference at HB

This past weekend, nearly 220 students and teachers from 13 schools in Lima and one from Trujillo participated in the second Hiram Bingham Model United Nations Conference for Middle School students following the Montessori MUN approach and the UN4MUN adapted Rules of Procedures becoming the first school MUN in Peru following these principles and procedures.

Students debated and found solutions to world issues and had an incredible educational experience within the collaborative spirit of the conference.

Congratulations to Mr Marco Bauer and the whole HBMUN team!

House Activities in Grade 1 & Grade 2

On Tuesday we carried out a series of house activities, joining together students from different school promotions and also students from Grades 10 and 11 with those from Primary. These activities were organized and led by the house captains, as part of our focus on student leadership. For the students, their normal day to day life in school is almost entirely with their peers from their promotion. These sorts of activities, which involve the vertical integration of students, are very important in fostering a wider sense of community and belonging.

Outstanding IB Diploma results

An outstanding characteristic of Hiram Bingham is the very high percentage of the COMPLETE PROMOTION which obtains the IB Diploma and this makes us different from many other schools. The percentage of the promotion obtaining an IB Diploma over the last 4 years has been
2016 - 79%
2015 – 85%
2014 – 84%
2013 – 86%

Our Headmaster

Derek Pringle, pictured here with the 2017 Head Students, Chiemi Betalleluz and Ricardo Yamamoto, was born and raised in Scotland and completed his secondary education at John Watson’s school in Edinburgh (now the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art). He did his first degree in International History and Politics at the University of Leeds in northern England and completed his postgraduate teacher training at the Institute of Education, part of the University of London.

He began his career as a history teacher in Barnet in north London and in 1983 arrived in Peru to work at Colegio San Silvestre. From 1988 to early 2007, he was Headmaster here at Hiram Bingham, playing a fundamental part in the introduction and consolidation of the International Baccalaureate programmes, enabling Hiram Bingham to be the first school in Peru to offer all three programmes. Mr. Pringle widened his experience as Headmaster by leading Redland School in Chile for 2 years and then St George’s, Quilmes in Argentina for 7 years. He rejoined Hiram Bingham at the start of 2016.

He served for 6 years on the IB Heads Regional Council for the Americas and for a similar length of time on the IB World Heads Council. He has also been President of the Latin American Heads conference, which groups together the major British style schools on our continent.

Mr. Pringle is married to a Peruvian, Ana Maria and they have one son, Andrew, who is an architect.

Prom #27, 2016 – Where are they now?

LAHC Sao Paulo - 2017

In the photo you can see our four students - Ann and Mali (from Grade 11) plus Pamela and Micaela (from Grade 10) - along with Mr Pringle, who are representing Hiram Bingham at this conference in Brasil, which will finish on Saturday. The theme of the conference is creativity and more than 40 British style schools from all over Latin America are participating in this event. Congratulations to all 4 girls for being such good representatives of HB!

Farewell Ceremony to Miss Cathy and Miss Ruby:

Primary students organized an emotional farewell to Ms. Cathy and Ms. Ruby, who retired after 35 years of working at Hiram Bingham. Grade 4 Alpha was in charge of conducting this assembly and presented dances, songs and poetry.

At the end, all Primary students made their way in different areas of the school and said goodbye with warm applause .

British English Olympics

This is our school team who will represent us in the British English Olympics in the UK at the end of March.

Pastoral Care Activities

We started Pastoral Care activities 2017 with our Grade 10 students who spent a fruitful journey at Azpitia. Our risk-taking students faced many challenges with enthusiasm and positivity.

SPEECH DAY 2016

On the evening of December 15th, all of the HB community gathered for Speech Day and Prize Giving. The special guest was the British Ambassador, Anwar Choudruy, who emphasised the importance of English in providing enormous benefits for the future of the students. The Overall Headmaster summarised the most important aspects of the school year and you can see his presentation in the following link:


https://goo.gl/zcXrP3

Elisa Costa, World Champion in the All Dance International in Orlando - USA 2016

Our student, Elisa Costa, from Grade 7, was elected as the World Dance Champion in the All Dance International Championship in Orlando, Florida, last November.

Elisa participated with dancers from Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Honduras and Ecuador. She worked very hard for 10 months for this competition and has won 1st place in 4 categories and a 3rd place in Jazz Dance.

Congratulations, Elisa! We are proud of you!!!

DÍA DOMINGO

This story, located in Lima during the 50´s, gives us a life lesson, valid for all times. "Día Domingo is a dramatic story where there are moments of great stress.

The following students participated in the play:Amir Hamideh, Myriam Khaleb, Micaela Minaya , Sabrina Moglianesi , Mateo Mont, Flavia Nishima , Belén Núñez , Simón Quijano, Mateo Rodríguez , Valentina Rosas , Matías Ruiz , Rafael Tang , Alejandro Vecchio, y Ricardo Yamamoto.

The performances were magnificent and they received many excellent comments. Congratulations to the whole team!

IB Diploma Art Exhibition

The IB Diploma Art Exhibition took place on October 13th at 7:00 p.m. to exhibit the final art works from our Grade 11 IB Diploma Programme students.

The exhibition showed the artistic production of a group of 16 students of Grade 11 who used different techniques such as painting, drawing, mixed media, digital works, sculptures, video and installation. Congratulations to all 16 students!

Lima Annual Science Challenge

12 students from Hiram Bingham joined with others from seven British schools in Lima for the annual Science Challenge held in September. Ten mixed teams designed and built roofing from a variety of materials, in a Challenge posed by Techo, an organisation providing low cost housing for people in need. Our students had a great time using hammers, saws and drills to construct their roofs which were then tested for strength and insulation.

ADCA MUSIC 2016

The students, members of our school’s orchestra, participated in the ADCA Musical Festival 2016 at Humboldt School. 17 schools participated in this festival and our students presented 3 themes which were very applauded. Congratulations to Ms. Liliana Lara, all the members of the orchestra and all the teachers who work with them!

Lima Model United Nations 2016

In August, Hiram Bingham participated with a delegation of 31 students in the Lima Model United Nations 2016, held at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. These conferences, which emulate the work done at the Assembly of the United Nations, aim to develop awareness and commitment in young people towards current issues, as well as contributing in the development of soft skills such as debating, analysis, argumentation, negotiation and leadership, emphasizing team work and tolerance.

VI National Intercas took place at Chiclayo

The VI National Intercas took place at Chiclayo – Peru (in the villages of Sipán, Huaca Rajada, Pimentel and La Ramada) from the 10th to 13th of August. 138 students from 23 schools around the country, 7 from HB, gathered to be part of this unforgettable experience.

“Intercas is probably one of the best C.A.S experiences so far. We had to work with people that shared the same goals, which was to improve the life of others. Having to work with them made any hard task easy. And there is no better feeling than seeing the happy faces of the people because of your help." Flavia Nishima

ANAC International Aerobic Championship

Lucia Chang Say represented Peru in the ANAC International Aerobic Championship in Las Vegas from August 4th to August 7th. Congratulations to Lucia who achieved the 5th place amongst more than 300 gymnasts from all over the world.

Our Headmaster

Derek Pringle was born and raised in Scotland and completed his secondary education at John Watson’s school in Edinburgh (now the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art). He did his first degree in International History and Politics at the University of Leeds in northern England and completed his postgraduate teacher training at the Institute of Education, part of the University of London.

He began his career as a history teacher in Barnet in north London and in 1983 arrived in Peru to work at Colegio San Silvestre. From 1988 to early 2007, he was Headmaster here at Hiram Bingham, playing a fundamental part in the introduction and consolidation of the International Baccalaureate programmes, enabling Hiram Bingham to be the first school in Peru to offer all three programmes. Mr. Pringle widened his experience as Headmaster by leading Redland School in Chile for 2 years and then St George’s, Quilmes in Argentina for 7 years. He rejoined Hiram Bingham at the start of 2016.

He served for 6 years on the IB Heads Regional Council for the Americas and for a similar length of time on the IB World Heads Council. He has also been President of the Latin American Heads conference, which groups together the major British style schools on our continent.

Mr. Pringle is married to a Peruvian, Ana Maria and they have one son, Andrew, who is an architect.

Silver Medals in Basketball

A total of eight schools competed in the ADCA basketball competition for the U18 category during May and June. We were delighted with the performance of our U16 boys, who although much younger than those they were competing with, obtained overall second place in the championship. Well done!

Constanza Montalbetti

Congratulations to our Grade 10 student, Constanza who participated in a recent art exhibition in Barranco with the mural you can see in the photo. The exhibition showed the work of many prominent artists and the fact that Connie was the only artist of school age shows how highly the organisers regard her work.

Pleasing results in volleyball

Congratulations to our volleyball girls for their excellent second place (out of eleven competing schools), in the ADCA championship which took place over the last two months. Our team, a mixture of students from Grades 6 and 8, contained many girls who are younger than most of the girls they competed against.

Study Trips within Peru

In the last week of May our MYP students went on our annual study trips to various regions of Peru:
Grade 6 : Trujillo
Grade 7 : Cajamarca
Grade 8 : Arequipa
Grade 9 : Cusco
The trips were very successful, allowing our students to appreciate different realities, connect their academic studies in the classroom with real life situations and undertake social work with the communities that they visited.

Nicole Casariego breaks a national swimming record

Congratulations to Nicole Casariego from our Grade 7, who in May set a new national record in the 50 metres backstroke for her age category with a time of 32.28 seconds (the previous record, from 2012, was 32.47 seconds). Well done Nicole!

BEO 2016

British English Olympics (BEO). A group of Grade 8 and Grade 9 students travelled to England representing our school from March 26th to April 10th for the British English Olympics 2016, achieving good results and above all experiencing an intercultural exchange and the development of their linguistic skills. BEO is a unique event attracting bilingual schools from around the world to compete against one another in a series of English language academic challenges. Congratulations!

For more information on the BEO please see BEO 2016

ADCA Swimming 2016

On the 27th & 28th of April, the ADCA interscholastic swimming championship took place. Our delegation of swimmers representing Hiram Bingham, obtained a total of 13 medals amongst gold, silver and bronze. In the overall results, per category, we came in third place in Infantil A boys, age range 10 - 11, third place in Infantil B girls, age range 12 - 13 years of a total of 14 schools.

Congratulations to all the Hiram Bingham students that participated and to our swimming coaches!

NEW HEADMASTER

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Mr Pringle back to Hiram Bingham as from February, 2016, as our Overall Headmaster. Mr Pringle was our Head from 1988 to 2006 and then was Headmaster of an IB school in Chile until the end of 2008. For the last 7 years he was in Argentina leading one of the most prestigious schools in Buenos Aires. He is very happy to have returned to Hiram Bingham and says he is impressed by the tremendous progress in the school infrastructure over the last decade.

Prom #26, 2015 – Where are they now?

Outstanding IB Diploma results

An outstanding characteristic of Hiram Bingham is the very high percentage of the COMPLETE PROMOTION which obtains the IB Diploma and this makes us different from many other schools. The percentage of the promotion achieving an IB Diploma over the last three years has been as follows
2015 – 85%
2014 – 84%
2013 – 86%

MMUN

In early March, 2016 a group of 13 students from Hiram Bingham and 9 students from Colegio Alpamayo formed a joint delegation and travelled to New York to participate in a Montessori Model United Nations. They represented Canada, Australia and Costa Rica and debated and interacted in the English language with over 2,700 students from over 32 countries and voted for their resolutions at the actual General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan. Congratulations to their teacher, Marco Bauer and all the students for representing us so well!
Mr. Marco Bauer - PDF Download

Swimming

Our HB - UPC Swimming Cup took place for the second consecutive year, on this occasion the competition was held at two locations, for primary at the HB pool and secondary at the UPC pool. We also participated in several friendly swimming matches with ADECORE & ADCA schools where our youngest students had the opportunity to share this sporting experience. We closed the year by participating in the traditional, Copa Claretiano.

Ms. Elena Vizurraga elected as member of the IB America Regional Council

En noviembre se realizaron las elecciones de miembros del Consejo Regional de IB Américas en Bethesda, Estados Unidos eligieron a nuestra directora, Ms. Elena Vizurraga, a ser parte del mismo, como una de los seis directores miembros de este Consejo, gracias a su impecable trayectoria y amplia experiencia en los programas del IB.

El consejo regional es el órgano asesor estratégico del director de la región y apoya en la tarea de implementar los principios y políticas del IB, el cual está compuesto por un máximo de 13 miembros, 6 de los cuales deben ser directores de Colegios del Mundo del IB y los restantes son expertos externos en diferentes áreas.

Nosotros como colegio IB formamos parte de ésta región IB Américas, que reúne a más de 2,500 colegios distribuidos en 30 países del continente americano.

Felicitamos a Ms. Elena por este excelente logro y reconocimiento internacional, que pone una vez más en alto el nombre de nuestro querido colegio.

Personal Project – MYP Programme

As a culmination of the Middle Years Programme, on November 6th, the students of grade 9 presented their Personal Projects, successfully showing their skills in learning approaches such as: communication, organization, thought, social as well as the process of inquirí developed in the Academic area of your interest.

"ANNIE & RONNIE"

On August 20th, 21st and 22nd we presente the work of Annie & Ronnie Theater, based on the film Annie, adapted and directed by Professor Miguel Pastor. Congratulations to all the cast who worked hard to achieve the montage of the work.

Video Clips from Greenstock III

From 28th – 30th May, the Region A ESD Student Conference was held at Colegio Euro Americano in Pachacamac. This was a highly successful event and the students had a wonderful experience and learnt a great deal. The culminating event of the weekend was a Film Festival, at which the students presented ten videos pertaining to sustainability issues that they had explore and investigated during the time they were together.

We would now like to invite you to follow the link below and look at each of these videos. These were all created, filmed and edited in a 12 hour. Congratulations to all the students who took part.

Video Clips from Greenstock III

New York in the Spring - Visual Arts Study Trip 2015

During the May vacations, 12 students from Grade 10 and Grade 11 taking the Visual Arts Diploma Program traveled to New York with their art teachers, Miss Patricia and Miss Sofia, to spend 10 days experiencing the cultural life of the city. This is the first time that the school offers this opportunity to the HB community.

The students visited the Van Goghs at the MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), the Jackson Pollocks at the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and spent a whole day drawing the animals at the American Museum of Natural History among other visits where they had Art Classes surrounded by art.

They also experienced a magical night on Broadway watching the musical “WICKED”, an artistic picnic day in Central Park, a Statue of Liberty tour and a visit to the Empire State Observatory.

The subjects and tasks developed during the trip were designed to help the students work on the internal assessment portion of their programme. This trip also was planned to enrich their cultural experience and to emphasize the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

Inras PUCP

As part of their Unit of Inquiry and activities in ICT class, Grade 5 students visited The Radioastronomy Institute in Catolica University (INRAS- PUCP), on Wednesday, May 27th, in order to learn about their three important projects: “Proyecto Perú Magneto”, “Satélites PUCP- SAT-1” and “Radioastronomía y Astrofísica : Radiotelescopios”.

LAHC Greenstock III

On Thursday 29th May, students travelled to Euroamericano to take part in Greenstock III. 77 students from 7 LAHC schools made short three minute films on the subjects of "Discrimination" and "Gender Inequality" to name but two. Many thanks to our students and teachers who represented Hiram Bingham in this important event.

Hiram Bingham sings for Catalina

«Let’s make this world a better place. It’s up to us, let’s act with love. That is not so difficult if we want. That only by acting can we make our world a place of love.»

GONZALO CALMET

Eighth Grade students, who on their own initiative and desinterested organized a concert to benefit our Catalina Paulet. We are proud that our students are organized autonomously and have initiatives that show sensitivity within our large family. As a school, we want to give support and these actions generated by them and which are evidence of the values of our families and the declaration of principles of our school come true:

“Train people who want to continue learning throughout their lives to contribute to building a better world.” Thanks to all the Hiram Bingham family who collaborated with this experience of love and solidarity of our guys for our guys.

All together for Catalina! Thanks to all the students who participated and specially the organizers Micaela Minaya, Belén Núñez, Adriana Barrantes, Laura Estabridis

Pamela Cánepa, Fátima Huamán, Camila Barrantes, Eevi Koivu, Blanca Koch, Juan José Bowden, Juan Ignacio Roux, Eduardo García, Alessandra Gòmez-Sánchez, Brunella Odar, Valeria Dyer, Athina Kazakos, Fernanda, María José Almora, Pepper Band, Banda de Hnos. Paryag

Green Travel Day

On Friday 29th March many of our students took part in the Hiram Bingham Green Travel Day by walking, cycling, skating and carpooling to school.

Congratulations to all those students who joined the human train from Wong in Aurora.

Lahc 2015

This year our school hosted the Pre-Conference, congratulations to the students who participated in the activities carried out by LAHC.

In the Pre-Conference and Conference participated students of Grades 9 and 10: María Alejandra Delgadillo, Enrique Fernández, Sabrina Fernández, Nicolás Ormeño, Simón Quijano, Andrés Málaga and Alejandro Leiva.

In the Orchestra: Nicolás Ibañez and Nicolás Vergara. Special thanks to the families who hosted 5 foreign students: Families Delgadillo García, Fernández Risso and Quijano Wu.

Congratulations to Prom XXV

The IB Diploma Results for November 2014 have now been published.

This year we have an 86% pass rate. Of the 43 students who registered for the Diploma, they scored an average of 30 points. Congratulations to you all!

Clima Conference on 22nd to 24th November

Our students took part in this important conference on climate change at Colegio Roosevelt.

Car Boot Sale 2014

On Friday 28 November from 3 to 8h30 pm. will take place the second CAR BOOT SALE in the Parking of the Castellana gate.

You can come and offer new or used articles. You must only pay S / .20.00 / lot. (No commission fee for HB). You can offer Christmas decorations, toys, games, clothes for babies, children, adults, food, etc.

Please confirm your participation until Wednesday 26 November for better logistics to:pdelapuente@hirambingham.edu.pe / yrivas@hirambingham.edu.pe

Please come !!

GREEN COMMITTEE

IB Regional Workshops at Hiram Bingham

We were proud to be the host of this event. From 2nd to 4th October fourteen PYP, MYP and Diploma workshops took place at Hiram Bingham.

A total of 246 participants attended as well as six IB staff members.

GRAN KERMESSE 2014

Sábado 27 de setiembre

Organiza HBPA

PUCP - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, congratulates the educational institution Hiram Bingham.

By offering a quality training that grants its best students the direct entrance to the general studies sciences, general studies letters and the faculty of education.

#bringbackourgirl

This is the final version of the video which has been put together and features Hiram Bingham.

#bringbackourgirl

The Sound of Music

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Where?... In the school reception (Ms. Vilma)

From May 12th to 30th S/ 20.00

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