Wow - what a start! A huge thank you to all families who attended our Orientation Day, it was a very busy and exciting morning with many opportunities for parents and students to walk around the school and meet classroom teachers, form tutors and specialist teachers who work across the school. We had an excellent turnout during the morning at the scheduled times and I very much appreciate the help and support from parents and teachers to make this such a positive and delightful way to prepare for the start of the school year.
There was an exciting buzz, eagerness and an overwhelming feeling of excitement for everyone to return on Monday at school to start the new academic year! We cannot wait.
We are all looking forward to seeing the students on Monday, August 23, and being back in the classroom with friends, new classmates and teachers.
The format of our Orientation Day event to stagger year groups at various times to reduce the overall number of visitors on site at any one time worked very well and enabled us to be safe, to give everyone enough room and to follow the current guidance. Thank you to all parents and families for following this and supporting the school.
I wish all new families a very warm welcome to BISL and hope that our returning families had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. If you could not attend the Orientation Day, we have many more events lined up over the coming weeks for you to find out more about what is going on across our school, what opportunities there are for students and how students learn at BISL. Details of these events are listed further down in this article.
During this week, you should now have received a letter/email from your class teacher or form tutor to introduce themselves, give information and a point of contact, should you have any questions this year.
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Health and Safety/COVID Update
We will start the year on Monday following the same guidance from the end of the last school year regarding masks, cough/hand hygiene and the delivery of lunches to classrooms. These will be reviewed on Friday 27th August and then reduced accordingly.
Our school is open, lessons run as normal and our after school provision will start soon with a range of clubs on offer for BISL students.
Further guidance regarding vaccinations or testing will be confirmed once national guidance is released.
I have included the guidance for masks below:
Events Next Week
Events held between Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of August will be held online. This will be reviewed each Friday in line with guidance. The next update will be released on Friday August 27.
All online events will be recorded and available for parents to rewatch on demand.
In the next month, we look forward to hosting the following events:
- Tuesday, August 24 - BISL Sports, MEPI & BISL Music Presentation - ONLINE
- Wednesday, August 25 - Primary & Secondary Curriculum Evening - ONLINE
- Monday, August 30 - EAL in Primary Presentation
- Tuesday, August 31 - MEPI (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) Information Evening
- Thursday, September 2 - EAL in Secondary Presentation
- Friday, September 3 - Coffee with the Principal
- Saturday, September 4 - Enrichment Day 1
All of our upcoming events, and more details, are listed on the school website here.
We have been delighted with the academic results of our students in this summer's examination cohorts.
You will find details of our results here.
Our school calendar for the 2021-22 academic year is available here.
All urgent updates continue to be sent via email.
Please monitor your emails for future updates as this continues to be the best way to send out clear and consistent communication to all parents. Check that you are receiving emails, have enough space in your email folder, that they do not go to your 'junk' folder and if you are unsure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check your contact email and phone number on record.
If you change any contact details, please inform the school immediately.