Dear Parents and Students,

A warm welcome to all our new students, returning students and families for the new Academic Year 2021/2022. I hope you have enjoyed the summer with your family and friends and are ready for the year ahead. We are all very excited about this academic year, as we also welcome new staff and look forward to further developing the school together.

To ensure a smooth start to the year and a positive experience for the students, please read the End of Summer Update from the Principal as well as the 2021-22 Primary Student Handbook and the Early Years Settling-in Booklet.

Declaration forms will be compulsory for all students to be handed in at reception or emailed to reception@britishschool.sion/by the first day of school. This form is to declare that your child/ren does not display any symptoms of Covid-19 and has not been in contact with any persons with Covid-19. Please continue to check our News section for any weekly updates.

Primary classes and Class Teachers for this academic year are:

A welcome letter from your class teacher will go out on Monday 16th August.


7:15-7:40: Drop Off

7:50 Registration time

14:45* School Day ends / Pick Up

*Please note that the After-School Programme does not start until week 2 (more information to follow).

First Week Back

Students should arrive to school no later than at 7:40. Upon arrival in the playground , students will be directed to line up with their class and be introduced to their Class Teacher.

Year 1 and 2 Students Week 1: To support students in their first year of Primary school, parents are invited to park in the nearby public car park (see map below) and walk with children into the playground in the morning to help them allocate and line up with the Y1 class on the first day. Parents say goodbye to their children in the playground, as classes are escorted into the building by Class Teachers and primary staff. At the end of the school day, please follow the normal pick up procedures, which ensure that students are escorted safely to the cars.

NEW Primary students in Y3-Y6 Week 1: To support students in their first year of BISL, parents can park in the nearby public car park (see map below) and walk children to the drop-off area and say goodbye at the gate. Children will be escorted by a primary staff member to the playground area and directed to their class. At the end of the school day, parents are welcome to collect their children from the pick-up area/gate.

Week 2: Normal drop-off and pick-up procedures apply, as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Early Years First Day/Week

If your child is a returning child, please follow the normal drop off procedure. For new parents and students, the Early Years team will be able to greet you as you come in to support your child with learning about the new environment as per the Early Years Settling-in Booklet. More information about the first week will be sent out by the Early Years Team before the start. Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:50 via the Early Years entrance. For returning students, pick up is at 14:45-15:00 in the first week.

Uniform and Equipment

Students are required to be in full normal uniform and should bring with them any required equipment as described in the Primary Student Handbook. Y3-Y6 students should bring with them their personal iPad (see the E-Safety section). Please also see the Uniform section on our website.

Note that the Y5 and Y6 students should come into school with appropriate footwear as per the shoe guide. It is extremely important to label any clothing or personal items, so that lost items can be returned to students.

Snack and lunch: please bring in a healthy snack and a water-bottle. For ordering lunches, see the student handbook or contact the catering company directly for any specific dietary requirements.

Timetables will be handed out to students to take home in the first few days of school and shared with parents during the Curriculum Evening on 25th August.

Drop-Off/Pick Up Procedures and Parking

Please use the blue zone for Drop-off and Pick-Up and do not park alongside the school building. For Early Years, you can park up outside the early years centre in the green zone to take your child into school (gate code: key 2255 key). Parents escorting their children to the school playground or gate should use the nearby parking facilities. Please see the Daily Routines section of the Student Handbook for details.

Please also have a look at the Term dates and News & Events sections for any upcoming events and important updates.

Key dates:

  • Friday 20th August: Orientation Day
  • Wednesday 25th August: Curriculum Evening for Primary at 15:00 (more information to follow)

I look forward to meeting many families at the Orientation Day and welcoming students on their first day of school on Monday 23rd August.

Best Wishes,

Katarina Železinger

Head of Primary