Dear Parents and Friends
Hardly does the ink dry on my first newsletter of a New Year, before I seem to be writing my last newsletter of the term. Life moves so fast, and there is so much going on – I really do have a lot to be grateful for and this term has been no different to any other.
Over the past few weeks we have seen the Big Read, part of our Portable Magic Festival which has also sparked some fantastic work across our Primary and Secondary Schools, including visits from writers and poets, an amazing assembly by Year 4/GK 3, excellent competitions, and a lot of young people discovering a greater love of reading, which was of course the main purpose. In Year 5 we have seen the culmination of their space project with the Space Museum – their knowledge shone through, but also their enthusiasm and leadership; I am sure many parents enjoyed the same privilege as I did in meeting with our expert guides. And as you read this newsletter we will be coming to the end of our ambitious House Music and Drama Competition and, weather permitting, our Primary Easter picnic, both of which promise to be outstanding events.
You will this week have received two emails from the school, both of which are very important. Firstly, an invitation to join us on Thursday 9 April at a Parent Update meeting. We hope this will be an excellent opportunity for us to update you on what has been happening and what is going to be happening shortly at BSB, and more importantly a chance for you to ask any questions/give us feedback on all aspects of our school life.
This is of course the time of year when our focus shifts even more strongly towards examinations, which are now just a few short weeks away for our IGCSE and A level students. I have to say that I have been hugely impressed by the attitude to study of very many of our students. All the signs are that our IGCSE results this year will be absolutely stunning, beyond even our expectations, and the bedrock of this is the diligence and commitment to excellence our students are showing. Please do bear with them in what is quite a stressful time; they will hopefully be giving quite a lot of the Spring Break holiday over to revision and will be increasing their workload from here until June. If you have any anxieties or concerns whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the teachers or with me; we are committed to enabling every student to achieve their very best whilst maintaining their well-being throughout. I wish them well in their revision and extremely well-deserved success.
In the meantime, I wish each and every one of you a very pleasant Spring Break and look forward to seeing you again when we return on Monday 6 April.
With best wishes