Our Year 8 students have made an excellent start to the year. So much so, that some students having already received praise emails from teachers to parents because it is not just about the relationships between students and teachers that count. If we forget about parents, then we miss out a significant part of the jigsaw puzzle. At BISS, we believe the most effective relationships are built on positive communication. Erik Cuc, Lucas Yu-Cheng and Liam Webb were amongst the students who were recognised recently during assembly time for their positive contributions to school life.
The students have a set structure to their week. Form time on a Monday is devoted to the students getting their planners signed and working on the Global Campus. With a joint effort from Year 8 and the Computer Science department, BISS has climbed the Global Campus league table. Students have been exploring the website to earn badges through activities such as yoga, the Maths Challenge and mindfulness. Students from 8S are currently working towards designing their own school as a challenge through the website! The platform encourages students to be imaginative, proactive and to make a change to the world around them. It is encouraging to see our students take control of their learning.
Students at BISS are dedicated to so many extracurricular activities, both within school and out, and they have many hidden talents. Tuesday morning is assembly day for Year 8, a time to come together and exhibit the talents at BISS. Recently, Dohee (8S) voluntarily performed an excellent solo piece on the piano and as mentioned earlier, students were recognised for their positive starts to the term. I am excited about seeing many more performances in the week ahead and I am very proud of the Year 8s who have already volunteered to play. Confidently presenting in front of their peers will unquestionably support the Year 8 students in all areas around of the curriculum.
On Wednesdays, our students are given more time on the Global Campus platform; gaining badges and having fun exploring the website. On Thursdays, the students bring in a book to read silently – through this activity, we aim to raise their levels of imagination, communication and creativity. It is also important that the students possess a high level of literacy to access their examinations. This is most certainly the calm before the storm as on a Friday we have the Weekly Quiz day! The four form groups compete against one another each week to gain points. It is amazing seeing the competitive spirit the students possess and how they work together as a team in their respective form groups.