It is proven that if a student is happy and fulfilled they will thrive. Encouraging, respecting and nurturing each student’s areas of interest outside of the curriculum plays an important role in their academic development.
At the British International School of Ljubljana, your child will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of co-curricular activities outside the classroom, including sports, music, arts, languages, cooking, volunteering, debating, journalism and more.
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Students in the examination years from Year 10 through 13, are given additional support in studying effectively and independently through our study skills programme. These enable them to further develop their organisational skills, effective revision and exam techniques, cope with assessments in general and enhance their academic writing skills.
Sixth Form students also have time for private study. This self-directed time enables them to undertake research, prepare for upcoming classes or complete assignments. Developing successful study habits builds an important bridge between school and university, in terms of social as well as academic development.
University & Careers Guidance
Students are encouraged to be proactive in the process of planning their future education and career paths and to base their decisions on a holistic consideration of their abilities, career aspirations and specific university requirements.
The Head of Sixth Form leads our guidance services for students in Years 12 and 13, where weekly sessions and one-to-one counselling include careers advice and course guidance, as well as developing skills such as writing university applications, CVs and interview techniques. When possible, our students also participate in university and career fairs.
BISL graduates have successfully joined excellent universities and higher education institutions around Europe, including the UK and Slovenia, the United States, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
Service & Leadership
We offer and encourage students to take on a variety of leadership roles within our school community, from ‘Helpers of the Day’ in Early Years to Sixth Form volunteers helping plan and run adventure trips. Many become members of the Student Council and/or take part in community service activities within or outside school.
The Student Council is a team of elected class representatives from the student body, who work in partnership with teachers and parents to carry out activities for the benefit of our whole school community. The Council presents students’ views to appropriate members of the school community, such as the School Management Team or the PTA, and give regular feedback to the student body on progress towards specific actions and goals.
C4C (Caring for the Community)
C4C activities include both Primary and Secondary students and focus on building a supportive school community based on caring relationships and positive links between school, students, parents, teachers and the wider community. C4C promotes a positive social, emotional and academic environment where students take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour, develop self-motivation and caring for the wider community, and learn the values of caring and respecting each other. C4C charity and social events are organized throughout the year, in which the whole school community is able to participate.