Students need to feel supported, confident, safe and happy to be able to thrive and excel within education. Across the whole school we aim to support students to achieve their best educationally, socially and emotionally. Life can be uncertain and varied at times and everyone needs someone or somewhere to turn for some extra support or advice - and here at BISL we aim to do this with as much care as possible. 

What are we currently doing?

  • Tutors and class teachers working with students and parents when issues arise.
  • We have a Student Support Lead for a few hours a week to put resources in place and set up the support library.
  • We can offer information, advice, support, guidance and signposting.
  • We have resources for students, staff and parents.

E-Safety at BISL

Here at BISL we place strong emphasis on eSafety and how to empower our students to use the internet in a smart and informed way.

In order to help our students, the school must work in conjunction with our parents and students to make sure that we can all be consistent in how we prepare our students to make good choices with technology and the internet.

We commit to:

  • Creating a safe environment for students to learn online in school.
  • Raising awareness of social media issues, how to deal with these and how to make good choices when using technology in and beyond the classroom.
  • Using technology wisely and effectively to transform and enhance learning

Here are some useful resources for parents for safe use of the internet:

  • Duck Duck Go can be used for safe internet searches.
  • LogOut is a company that specialises in helping children and adults that use the Internet extensively or are already addicted.
  • Useful eSafety tips for Parents with Primary school children.

For additional resources on online safety, how to educate your child and talk to them about the smart ways of using the internet, please visit our E-Safety at BISL page and browse through variety of resources on online safety, application use and taming the use of devices.

At BISL, we follow a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The use of the devices is always intender for learning and enabling our students to reach an even higher quality of education. The students should bring either an iPad to school or laptop. Please visit the First Day Checklist for detailed information on what equipment is advised.

BISL House system

BISL House System

At BISL we have a special school feature, called House system. The idea behind the House system is that there is a vertical and even split of students of all ages in each of our four Houses - Emerald, Hessonite, Sapphire, and Zircon.

A sense of inclusion and engagement in a common enterprise can have academic benefits as well as social-emotional ones, and our House System was developed to promote a positive and inclusive culture at BISL, a caring and supportive environment where all students are welcome and valued, and can demonstrate loyalty allegiance while contributing to the success of their House.

The benefits of the whole school House System include: 

  • The system is inclusive of all learners and includes sporting, academic and artistic endeavors.
  • Promotes positive self-esteem , self-identity, belonging, integrity, teamwork and pride amongst all students.
  • Peer support to help promote positive mental health and develop a common goal between school staff and students.
  • Promotion of student responsibility and student voice, cooperation, communication and leadership skills.
  • Skills valued for job applications and better preparation for future employment.
  • Constant and consistent encouragement for students to achieve their best.

Houses compete against each other in a friendly environment. We trust the House Captains and senior students in each House will look out for the younger ones, enabling the seniors to benefit by learning leadership and organizational skills themselves.

When a child joins BISL they become a member of a particular House along with all the staff in the school. On their first day, your child will be assigned to one of the four houses and the fun journey will begin. 

At the end of the academic year, the winning house is presented with the House Cup, displayed in school throughout the following academic year.