Dear reader,

I hope you have had a relaxing, restful Christmas period and would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

It was such a fantastic Term 1 with so many events for our students to experience and enjoy. Thank you for your continued support, encouragement and attendance to events and school projects. We had an amazing Christmas Market and are very grateful to everyone who contributed and participated in this. This included a range of stalls, games, food and activities, it was a wonderful way in which to start the festive celebrations at The British International School of Ljubljana!

Santa

In Block 3, we have had the BISL Shows, BIMS concerts, Parents Evenings, Open Day, the World Scholars Cup competition, Poppy Appeal, C4C Christmas presents, class trips and many more. We really appreciate the time from staff and students to work together on these extremely worthwhile occasions and events. They make a huge difference to the school and are an important aspect of the learning by the students, reaching beyond the classroom.

Further improvements to the building and site have included the entrance into the Woodland Area now being completed. The next stage is to work with the students to plan the various areas around the outside of the land to create exciting, interactive and meaningful structured play and projects.

I’d like to give a warm welcome the following new staff who join our school at the start of this month:

Mark Peggs

Mark joins BISL from the England where he is currently a Head of Year, has taught in other UK schools and has international experience in Mexico and Germany. As a Humanities teacher, mark has a vast array of experience including working for the Duke of Edinburgh, is a member of the Alpine Association of Slovenia and was involved in numerous outdoor activities for students.

Tom Rogers

Tom joins us from Spain and previously worked in the UK with over 8 years of leadership experience. He is a columnist for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) with over 100 published articles and has 18,000 followers on Twitter, where he regularly writes about education developments.

Tanya Alexieva

Tanya moves to BISL from her experience in Asia, Vietnam and Bulgaria. She was educated and trained in England (University of Nottingham) and has recently finished further Cambridge Assessment qualifications to be an ‘Assessment Specialist’.

Finally, we look forward to this next year ahead of great learning, excitement and opportunities for our students at BISL in 2019!

Kind regards,

Paul Walton