Dear Parents,

We finish the week with rain but this has not damped our spirits after a great week at school.

We have our second group of Adventure Days out today (Years 9 and 10), Years 11-13 for next Friday and that ensures all of the secondary students have had at least one trip in the first block. We also have Year 3 out today with Mr Kokalj and Ms Blundell and further trips are planned in the coming weeks.

The trips, activities and extra Saturday mornings provide excellent opportunities for our students to enjoy being with one another, having fun, playing and being active! I am personally very happy with the current provision for this and constantly ask for feedback as we aim to improve. I've included a quick gallery from the House of Illusions, our students had a great time - this is an excellent trip to participate in locally as we continue to build strong relationships with centres, museums, galleries, places of interest and other Slovene educational establishments.

Other trips so far this academic year have included Adventure Days to Velenje, visiting the Coal Mining Museum, the House of Minerals and Velenje Castle, as well as the Year 3 trip to Katarina nad Ljubljano and the Ecological Learning Farm.

Last weekend on Saturday, we had our second Enrichment Day of the term and the seventh in the last 12 months with 44 students attending and enjoying a range of activities from a river walk, science activities and then finishing by cooking different burgers outside in the sun. It has been another very enjoyable Saturday morning with the students. Take a look at the Round Up article for an overview and gallery of photos from our Enrichment Days this academic year.

This week, I've spent a lot of time in lessons across the school and have seen a very high level of engagement, interest and fun in classrooms. From Early Years, through to Sixth Form, from PE to Science, it has been a fantastic week to spend with the students and teachers. This is very important to me, to see how our students learn, how they are inspired and the progress they make in class. I am very happy overall with the quality of teaching and learning in the school during this first block and as the relationships strengthen through the year, this fills me with further happiness and belief that our students will have a wonderful academic year.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

Kind regards,

Paul Walton


Health & Safety

Our school is open, lessons run as normal and our After School Provision will is in full swing, with a range of clubs on offer for BISL students.

There is no change regarding masks, cough/hand hygiene and the delivery of lunches to classrooms from last week.

Further guidance regarding vaccinations or testing will be confirmed once national guidance for schools is released.

I have included the guidance for masks below:

Upcoming Events

Block 1 finishes next Friday, September 24th, with a House Colour Dress Down day.

We return for Block 2 on Monday 4th October.

All of our upcoming events, and more details, are listed on the school website here.

Teacher Feature

For our first Teacher Feature of the academic year, we have a brilliant interview with Miss Isla Gillespie, Head of Early Years. Enjoy!

School Calendar

Our school calendar for the 2021-22 academic year is available here.

Urgent Communication

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