Come and relive the vibrant energy of our One People One Planet Celebration! On Tuesday, 30th January, our school was transformed into a hub of unity, wellness, and sustainability.
Our students poured their dedication and creativity into organising this event, and their hard work was evident in the beaming smiles that filled the air. From thought-provoking TED Talks on sustainability to enlightening presentations by guest speakers, the morning was brimming with inspiration and learning opportunities.
In the afternoon, under the warm sun, families indulged in a plethora of festival-style activities and sports. From the rhythmic melodies of BIYAND's performance to the laughter echoing through the Eco Enterprise area games and the excitement of the FI recycled cars competition, there was something for everyone.
BIS Abu Dhabi Launches A Guide to Effective Revision
At The British International School Abu Dhabi (BIS Abu Dhabi), our passion for learning goes beyond the classroom walls, it’s the driving force behind everything we do. I became a teacher, because I loved learning in my own school days, and I continue to aspire to be a lifelong learner. My goal is to instil this passion in my students, empowering them to become independent and self-driven learners.
Last weekend, our joint BIS Abu Dhabi and NAS Dubai Nord Anglia Education Rugby Team participated in Dubai 7s. This is the first time two Nord Anglia Education schools have come together to form a ‘representative’ team and we are incredibly proud of all the boys who were selected to represent the school and the Nord Anglia Education group on the pitch.
Before I start this week’s newsletter, I want to thank you all for the partnership and support you continue to show as we work together as a community to educate our children. I do hope you are able to enjoy some of the winter break as a family and have time together that is memorable for all the good reasons. Our children grow up so quickly and such moments matter to us; I wish you all the best over the break and look forward to your safe return in the new year.
Sometime in the late 1990’s I walked into a café in Birmingham and said ‘hello’ to a student of mine who happened to be there enjoying lunch with her family. Mum and Dad smiled at me, said hello and I overheard the girl whisper ‘that’s my History teacher’ to them. I’ve always quite enjoyed the minor celebrity status of being a teacher out of the school building. Students are often very confused by the notion that teachers exist outside of the classroom. A while later, as the family left the café, the father gave me a nod, smiled and said
‘‘History teacher eh? What year was the Battle of Waterloo then?’’
On Thursday, 23rd November BIS Abu Dhabi held an exciting Rubik's Cube Tournament, drawing in the talents of 13 students who showcased their impressive problem-solving skills and dexterity. The event was triggered by a Year 6 student's impressive Rubik's Cube solve during our BISAD's Got Talent, which ignited a spark of curiosity and determination among the school community.
The BSME (British Schools Middle East) Games is the highlight of the sporting calendar for any multi-sport athlete. At the beginning of the academic year students attend a rigorous trial to compete for a place within the squad. The PE Department selects 12 girls and 12 boys to represent the school in Football and Volleyball for the boys and Football and Netball for the girls. This year was extra exciting, due to the opportunity to travel to Kuwait.
The BIS Abu Dhabi Team would like to remind our community that our Term One CCA programme finishes on Friday 24th November.
If your child is registered with an external provider, please contact the company leading their CCA to establish their finish date.
I am thrilled to share the exciting events that unfolded at our school, starting with our school coming together this week to celebrate World Children's Day and House Day. The atmosphere was one of unity, inspiration and positive action, creating a memorable experience for all.