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Our School Day

A typical day at The British International School, Budapest involves a variety of learning activities, all aimed to further progress the skills and talents of our students.

  • Music lessons
  • Physics is fun!
  • Primary performancing
  • Our students
  • Early years playing

overview

Our Early Years Foundation Stage students have allocated, free flowing Independent Learning times, combined with a variety of specialist classes on specific days of the week, including PE, Music, Library time and Hungarian Culture.

Primary

 

Secondary

Registration

Year 1, 2, 3

Year 4, 5, 6

Registration

08:35-08:45

08:40-8:50

08:40-8:50

Period 1

08:50-09:45

Lesson 1

8:50-10:00

8:50-9:40

Period 2

09:45-10:40

Break

10:00-10:25

9.40-10:00

Break

10:40-11:05

Lesson 2

10:25-11:10

10:00-11:00

Period 3

11:05-12:00

Lesson 3

11:10-11:55

11:00-11:55

Period 4

12:05-12:55

Lunch

11:55-12:55

11:55-12:55

Lunch

12:55-13:45

Lesson 4

12:55-13:55

12:55-14:20

Period 5

13:45-14:40

Break

13:55-14:20

14:20-14:40

Period 6

14:40-15:35

Lesson 5

14:20- 15:30

14:40-15:30

School ends

15:35

 

Attendance

We expect students to attend school for the full school year and plan the curriculum and teaching with that in mind.

Students arriving late to school will need to stop at Reception upon entering the school and give their name and class to the Receptionist before continuing to lessons.

Should a student need to be absent for any reason, we ask that you inform your child’s Class Teacher or Form Tutor.

Break times

Children are supervised during all break times and are expected to play outside, weather permitting.

Early Years children play in their own designated garden area.

Early Years 1 to Year 2 children are provided with a healthy snack at both break times.

Years 3–6 children are expected to bring their own healthy snack for break times.

Secondary students, with the exception of sixth form students, are supervised during break times. They may go outside, use the dining room or Coffee shop.

Lunch

Eating lunch in our school is an integral part of the students’ life. About 80% of our children subscribe to the meals we offer. We take pride in providing contemporary, healthy, age-appropriate meals to the children. Our in-house nutrition expert, who is also a well-known dietician, carefully plans the menus to provide a wide variety of fresh vegetables and a varied selection of whole grains in a child friendly way. A typical lunch consists of a daily soup, main course, salad bar and fruit. We serve a healthy dessert twice a week. A vegetarian alternative is available every day. We cater for children with allergies, diabetes or other special needs. Our kitchen is equipped with an area physically segregated from the main kitchen and dedicated exclusively to the preparation of diet menus in accordance with strict regulations. Diet meals leave this kitchen in sealed boxes with name tags of the recipients. Parents are advised of the menu each week via the Newsletter. 

Eating habits, mealtime socialising with good table manners, basic hygiene knowledge and a healthy lifestyle are all part of our education. Our newly built canteen with its clean, spacious and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect environment for lunch, where mealtimes are more than just eating. Our dietician is educating the children within the classrooms and in the form of cooking clubs too. The newly built practice kitchen allows learning opportunities for food-related activities from an early age to more advanced cooking clubs. Should you wish to send a lunchbox with your child, there is a fridge and a microwave placed in the dining room for easy use. Healthy snacks can be purchased by students from the school Coffee Shop outside of lunch hours. Subscribing for lunch is done on the Application or Re-enrolment Form or through our Finance Office. Just like with tuition fees, you may choose to pay your child’s lunch fees termly or yearly.

End of the Day

Early Years children can be collected at 3:15 pm at the EYC entrance. Assistants will take bus children to their bus driver.

Key Stage 1 children finish at 3:30 pm. Children can be collected from their classroom door in the rear playground. Children travelling by bus are taken to their bus driver by a member of staff.

Key Stage 2 children finish at 3:30 pm.

  • Year 3 and Year 4 children will be walked to the rear playground by staff where they will be handed over to parents. Children travelling by bus are taken to their bus by the bus driver.
  • Year 5 and 6 children walk independently to the rear playground where they meet their parents or walk to the dining room to meet their bus driver.

Any primary student not collected at 3:30 pm will be transferred to the dining room and kept under supervision until collection.

Secondary students finish at 3:35 pm. They are permitted to leave school or go to their bus independently.

After-school Clubs

For our Early Years children, we do not offer after-school clubs. We encourage parents to take them home and allow them to rest after their full day in school. 

Key Stage 1 children are taken to clubs by a staff member. After the club has finished, club leaders are responsible for delivering children to the dining room for bus or parental collection.

Key Stage 2 children attend clubs independently. After the club has finished, club leaders are responsible for delivering children to the dining room for bus or parental collection.

Secondary students attend and leave clubs independently. 

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