Dear Parents,

We've had a host of events in the past few weeks and these have continued with the Adventure Days for Years 7 and 8 last week, Years 9 and 10 this week. Over the weekend, we have our MEPI students out on a 2-day expedition and then next week have our Year 6 students out on their residential trips. Meanwhile, the examinations for IGCSE and A Levels finish today (Congratulations to everyone involved for such an amazing effort!), and our PTE and PTM assessments from Primary through to Year 9 conclude next Thursday 16th June. With all of this we have Wizard of Oz rehearsals, Story Time, BISL Olympics and lots of learning in the classroom!

Our staff and students have been fantastic and deserve a huge amount of praise.

I look forward to the Primary and Secondary Sports Days in the coming weeks, our Year 6 graduation and further events. It is a fun-packed and exciting time in our community.

Thank you to all parents for your support, a quick fact behind the scenes has shown that the attendance over the past 4 months has been wonderful at school. Students across the school (Year 11-13 on study leave) have had over 98% average attendance and this positively impacts learning, enjoyment and happiness at school. It is an incredible statistic. Thank you to parents and all families for encouraging students to come to school, getting them ready for school each day and keeping them enthused to learn and do their best. I hope this continues through to the last week of the term!

I also look forward to our BISL Yearbook being released soon as we head into the summer holidays - it will be a wonderful collection of memories for our students to look back on in years to come.

Finally, we have updated all events on our events page, so you can keep updated and plan ahead for the summer and the key dates coming back for the next academic year!

Have a nice weekend,

Paul Walton


Adventure Days

Last week our Year 7 & 8 students had a fantastic time at Lake Bohinj - take a look at the gallery of amazing photos from their Adventure Days by clicking on the button below.

Donations Drive at Slovenska Filantropija

Following on from the many fundraising projects by our community in these last few months, from bake sales, clothing and food drives, to sporting events and donations, you can now join our efforts to support Slovenska filantropija in the final two weeks of the academic year and beyond. They are currently accepting donations for various essential items including hygiene products, canned and dried goods, cleaning products, and essential foods, which can be dropped off directly at Cesta Dolomitskega odreda 11 between 9am-6pm on weekdays.

Stage Lighting for our Performance Theatre

The new stage lighting has arrived for our Performance Theatre and it looks absolutely amazing already, with further lighting stands on their way to complete the look, ready for our end-of-year production, The Wizard of Oz!

Orientation Day - Friday August 19

We look forward to seeing all of our returning and incoming families at Orientation Day on Friday August 19 ahead of the start of the academic year!

More information will be shared ahead of time over the summer.

Coffee with the Principal - Friday September 2

The first Coffee with the Principal will take place on Friday 2 September, from 8am in the Assembly Hall with Mr Matthew Cox, sharing updates on upcoming school news and events.

Meet the Teachers (week beginning 22.08)

Our parents will have the opportunity to meet Class Teachers and Form Tutors during the first week of school - further information about this will be shared over the summer.

Uniform Shop

You are welcome to place an order online through our supplier, Trutex, for school uniform over the summer. Click on the link below for details.

BISL Daily Routines

  • Ongoing daily clean of premises
  • Classrooms are well ventilated and classroom doors remain open
  • Key areas are cleaned multiple times a day (reception, classrooms, bathrooms, bannisters, door handles, etc.)
  • Declaration Form to be signed by all key visitors
  • Extra resources for hygiene available (sprays, wipes, gels, hand sanitisers, masks etc.)
  • Temperature checks when required
  • School Nurse available (full time)
  • Coronavirus Prevention guidance posters displayed around school
  • Smaller classes where necessary
  • Lunches and snacks are served in the new canteen following the guidance from NIJZ
  • Staff and parent meetings and events to be held online
  • Daily review of all procedures by the Leadership Team

Urgent Communication

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 to check your contact email and phone number on record.

If you change any contact details, please inform the school immediately.

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