Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is here and what a journey it has been for the BISL community. Looking back at all of the tremendous challenges that students, staff and BISL families have overcome during a difficult period of lockdown and returning to school, I feel a huge gratitude for what we have been able to achieve. With perseverance and everyone working together, the school has grown in so many ways. We are extremely proud of our students’ personal achievements and their outstanding academic result across the school.

Congratulations to our Year 6 students upon completion of Primary education. We will miss them but are excited for them to be joining the Secondary school in the following year. Students from Reception class in Early Years will also be starting their first year of schooling in Primary, which we all look forward to.

It was wonderful to see all of the students and staff dressed in different colours representing their countries during our International Dress Down Day celebration on Friday 26th June. Paying tribute to countries and people around the world is truly important during the current times, with over 40 different nationalities represented here at BISL.

Across the school, the four Houses have been accumulating points throughout the school year.

Hessonite 2037

Sapphire 2002

Emerald 1870

Zircon 1953

Congratulations to Hessonite as the Academic Year 2020-2021 Winners and to the Primary House Captains for encouraging and leading events for their House teams.

House captains primary

We really look forward to the next academic year and welcoming new staff and students to the BISL community. All important information can be found on the school website including the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar and the Term Dates with important events. We will continue to keep everyone updated via our News section.

I would like to express my deepest thanks to all the students for their commitment and to parents for their support throughout this year. I wish all BISL families a safe and relaxing summer. Those families moving on to a different location, we send them best wishes for the future.

Kind regards,

Katarina Železinger

Head of Primary

Class Teacher Messages

Early Years

Early Years students spent the majority of Block 7 enjoying the outdoors. As well as general free play, our classrooms were moved outside too. Phonics lessons included reading on a picnic blanket and writing with chalk on the tarmac. Topic lessons included finding different types of houses, for humans and animals, during our nature walks. Nature walks were one of the highlights of this Block. The children demonstrated their determination by walking distances of up to 4.5km. It was fantastic to see their inquisitive minds at work, looking around, asking questions and keeping their eyes peeled for animals. They managed to see squirrels, birds, insects, dogs and even a deer on one occasion! One of the most magical parts about playing outside this Block was seeing the children tap into their creative sides. As most of the playground equipment was out of bounds, the children had to use their imagination. They invented different role play games, they used the tires to make "balance games" and they installed obstacle courses. It was brilliant to see the children cooperate and communicate and to witness friendships blossoming.

Thank you, Early Years children, for an unforgettable year. I wish you all a lovely summer.

Lots of love and hugs,

Ms. Katie

Year 1

In the final weeks of the academic year, we were learning about oceans, sea life and plastic pollution, as we continued our water topic and linked it to our whole school science block theme. We also celebrated International Day, great fun was had and I wish my class a fantastic summer holiday!

Mr Hughes

Year 2

In our final week of Year 2, we came to the end of our Topic 'H2O' and our Literacy unit where we have been writing diary entries. All of the children have worked so hard this week and have maintained their focus in their final days of this year. I am very proud of each and every one of you and wish you a lovely summer holiday!

Ms Harris

Year 3

It was another thoroughly enjoyable block for the Year 3 students, which was highlighted by International Day in week 6, where the students dressed up in traditional clothes of their home countries and a class picnic on the last day of school. Their studies this block, included the tropical rainforests of the world, the writing of a mystery story in English, and measurement in Maths, where the class measured the length and capacity of various everyday objects in the classroom.

A big thank you to all members of the Year 3 community and have a wonderful summer break.

Mr Mulcahy

Year 4

It's hard to believe this extraordinary school year has come to its conclusion! I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all students who have continued to show great enthusiasm and commitment to their schooling (live and online) this year.

It has been a challenging, but interesting ride, which has given us all a sense of humility and respect for our community, in BISL and beyond. I wish everyone a wonderful summer break, it has definitely been well earned.

Mr Bishop

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Year 5

It is with great sadness that our last week is now over. I greatly enjoyed seeing the Y5 scripts come to life this week with numerous performances using our English assessments. In Maths the children triumphed in times table rockstars competitions. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank all the children for their hard work, exciting personalities and kind nature, it truly has been a pleasure to teach them all.

Mr Walker

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Year 6

We are so proud of our Year 6 graduates and wish them the best of luck in Secondary school, at BISL and beyond. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow into confident, responsible, caring and independent individuals - congratulations Year 6s!

Mrs Charlesworth & Mr Kokalj