We really are now in that rather strange period in the school year when so many of us are thinking about the end of the year, but there are still nearly six weeks to go. And they are six very busy weeks indeed. Please do keep looking at the website and the calendar to see some of the exciting opportunities ahead, perhaps most notably:
- Sunday 29 May Our Graduation event and Graduation dinner for IB students - parents will get more details from Ms Pratt
- Saturday 4 June Primary School Duathlon in the morning; children and staff have been training hard for this great event which we hope will raise a lot of money for the excellent ‘Couleurs de Chine’ charity. Please feel free to come and watch/support
- Sunday 5 June BSB Summer Fayre 12-4pm. Possibly the largest event in the school calendar and one for which we would love your support. It’s always a great day which raises a huge sum for our chosen charities – this year they are ‘Love and Hope’ and the ‘New Hope Foundation’.
- Tuesday 7 June Secondary Performing and Creative Arts Soiree from 6 pm with drinks and canapés. A chance to see some great performances and creativity.
- Tuesday 14 June Sports Award Evening and BBQ
- Thursday 16 June Year 6 Graduation Evening
- Friday 24 June Last day of term. As with every other year, school will end at 12 noon, with buses departing at 12.15 pm
Please do also note that Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June are Dragon Boat Festival holiday – no school
Presentation of Awards Ceremonies
These are always a highlight of the year, where we present our academic awards for the school year in Primary and Secondary School. This year, we have changed the format slightly, which we hope will make them really special end of year events:
- The Secondary Awards Ceremony will be on the afternoon of Thursday 23 June – Mr Lewis will be writing shortly with details.
- The Primary Awards Ceremony will be on the morning of Friday 24 June – Mr Allman will write shortly with details but I’d like to inform you now that parents who attend will be welcome to take their children home after the ceremony if they wish, obviously having notified their class teacher that they will do so.
The project to change the power cables outside the school is finally drawing to a close. We have continued to monitor the work very closely and, although we are sad at how ugly they are, I am pleased to confirm that they are still replacement cables, but further from the school, thus making the school safer than it already was before the work commenced. We will continue to monitor it very closely and to take very regular meter readings to ensure there is no danger whatsoever to our precious children’s health.
However, we do have some minor disruption next week as they complete the project. On Monday morning, cars will be able to enter the car park but access for bicycles and scooters/tuktuks etc will be blocked – we will open the main entrance gate for these to access the school.
Finally, I am getting great reports back already from the Primary residentials, about the behaviour of the children and the great time they are having. I really look forward to hearing all of the details when they and their teachers return next week. At the end of that week, our Primary FOBISIA team head off to Kuala Lumpur for their annual tournament. I wish them every success and feel sure that the huge dedication they, and their teachers, have shown over the past few months of training will be rewarded with another excellent medal haul for BSB! These are not quite the final residentials of the year, as our Year 10 students will be undertaking their International Award Bronze expedition on the first weekend in June, and the Biology fieldtrip also happens in that week. There really is never a dull moment!
May I wish you all an excellent rest of week and thank you as ever for all your support.
With best wishes