Urgent: School Starts: Monday, 4th September 2017

The Welcome Day for New Students: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Program HERE

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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    We just opened new Early Years Centre adjacent to the main school building at Peknikova.

    EYC

  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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Leadership team

Our leadership team brings enthusiasm, experience and a global perspective to our school.

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    Karen Eastwood

    Principal and Biology Teacher

    Karen Eastwood

    Karen joined BISB from the British International School Vietnam where she had worked for the previous 5 ½ years and which had just received an “outstanding” from British Schools Overseas inspectors. Prior to that Karen was the founding secondary head at the Nord Anglia Education's British International School Puxi, Shanghai, China. Karen is an experienced IB and IGCSE Biology teacher who has high expectations of her own teaching when in a classroom and is keen to push the boundaries with her students learning. Karen priority is to develop the schools record at IB , to make us a centre of excellence in the region and help every single one of our students to achieve at the highest level.

     

     

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    Susan Warmington

    Head of Primary

    Susan Warmington

    After obtaining a degree in Law and Computer Science, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with aspirations to run my own business.  However, starting a family turned my attentions to the creative world of teaching and understanding how children think.  Working in school is a pleasure, being with children is a privilege.  I have taught all ages, in schools of different sizes in UK and the Middle East.  I am passionate about high quality education.  During my teaching career, I supported colleagues in the teaching of maths and Special Educational Needs. I was Headteacher of a vibrant and successful village school in the UK before looking for the challenge of working in the International setting again. 

     

    The clear values held by Nord Anglia Education resonate with me and, when visiting BISB, there was a ‘buzz’ of energy, creativity and warmth which made me want to come and lead the team. 

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    Clare Vincent

    Deputy Head of Primary and Year 1A Class Teacher

    Clare Vincent

    I am delighted to be here at BISB and very excited about getting to know my new class, colleagues and host country. I have come to Slovakia from Singapore where I was teaching at the Nord Anglia School for the past four years.  

    I turned to teaching after enjoying other careers.  I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and went on to work in Journalism and Public Relations.  When my children were young I re-trained as a Psychotherapist and worked in Private Practice and for the UK National Health Service.

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    Paul Harrison

    Head of Secondary and Chemistry Teacher

    Paul Harrison

    Paul has been in education all of his working life and joins BISB after spending six years as Secondary Headteacher at the Bishop Mackenzie International School in Malawi. Prior to this he has held other leadership positions around the world, making a deliberate decision to work in IB World Schools from early on in his career. Paul is an enthusiastic Chemist, with almost 20 years’ experience as an IB Diploma examiner. He still gets a buzz from seeing the spark light up behind a student’s eyes when they “get it”, and encourages them to set their personal goals by “beginning with the end in mind”. He says that one of the factors influencing his decision to come to BISB was the warm friendly welcome he received from everyone when he visited the school early in 2016, a sign of the trust and co-operation that exists within the school community.

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    Kathryn Barnard

    Deputy Head of Secondary

    Kathryn Barnard

    I am very excited to be moving to Slovakia to be joining the friendly staff and students at BISB. After completing my degree at Loughborough University, then my PGCE and Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge, followed by two years of teaching in London, I moved to China to start my international teaching career. Having spent five years at Dulwich College Shanghai and then two years at the British School Jakarta in Indonesia, I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing new Asian cultures, cuisines and adventures. 

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    Barbara Kanclířová

    Business Manager

    Barbara Kanclířová

    Barbara has a degree in International Trade from the University of Economics in Bratislava, her hometown. She also has a Bc from the University of Comenius in the field of Social and Work Psychology. She has worked in business sector before joining BISB.

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    Milina Bireš

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

    Milina Bireš

    After graduating from the Faculty of Arts in 2000, Milina had joined a small company specialising in organising international investment conferences, where she worked for two years. In September 2002 Milina joined The British International School Bratislava. At that time, the BISB was a small school and Milina was one of only two members of the administration team. During the successive four years she gained valuable experience in many fields of the school life from day-to-day business administration to admissions and marketing. Since 2006 she was responsible primarily for the Admissions, which she still thoroughly enjoys. Since 2014 as the  Director of Admissions and Marketing,  Milina has been working with her Marketing and Communication team on improving the communication with our parents and students, looking at different options how to show our current and prospective parents a wonderful work that our students and teachers do at school.

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    Alexandra Viljoen

    Examination and Reporting Officer, Timetabler

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    Alexander Kopcok

    Deputy to Business Manager & Manager of ICT Services

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