Jayne Needham
27 October, 2021

Principal’s Update – 27 October, 2021

Dear Parents,
I write to you with an update after a meeting between the local authority and all schools in the Shunyi District, which took place on Sunday evening.

Due to recent confirmed cases in Beijing, we have been requested to strengthen our COVID-19 prevention and control protocols and would like you to be aware that we are asking our staff to support in the following ways:

  • By ensuring that students in Year 1 and above, and staff alike, wear masks at all times, other than during PE, drama and music activities.
  • By avoiding unnecessary travel; for the time being, staff are not allowed to travel outside Beijing. 
  • By prioritising a booster vaccination as soon as it is available.

We have been asked to postpone or cancel events that involve parents and visitors coming to the school campus and to evaluate any internal school events beforehand, to ensure that safety measures are in place.  In addition, all staff and students are to be tested with a nucleic acid test by the end of December in random samples of 20% in each of 5 testing sessions.  Local clinic personnel will come into school to carry out the testing free of charge. Parents would be informed of the details of this in advance and any family who would prefer to have their child tested privately may do so and provide a certificate as proof of testing at the correct time. More details will follow as we receive dates and times for the testing procedure.  

We wholehearted support measures that are designed to ensure the safety of our community and hope that this is temporary, heightened awareness to avoid greater measures from being necessary. Thank you for your support and understanding and we will be in touch with further details as soon as we have them.


Upcoming Town Hall Parent Online Meetings

Please see our upcoming meeting dates and details below. 

  • Thursday 4th November 4pm
  • Thursday 18th November 4pm


How to join online Microsoft Teams Meeting.

1.Click here to join the meeting

2.We recommend it is easier if you join using a computer. If you're using a computer, you can just click "Continue with this browser. No download or installation required

3.If you're using a mobile phone, click "Get Teams" on the screen to download the app first and you need to sign in with your child's school email account.

4.If you're using an iphone/iPad, you have to open the meeting link in another browser e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer etc. The link doesn't not work if you open via Safari.


How to join using Conference Call

1.Parents in China please call China Tel +86 400 819 0264

2.Enter Conference ID 57055270#

3.Parents overseas please click here to see the local Dial-In Numbers in your country



If you encounter any technical problems, please contact Mr. Yuan Cheng, BSB ICT Manager, Phone: +86 (0)10 8047 3588 ext 2500, Email: yuan.cheng@britishschool.org.cn


Kind regards,

Jayne Needham