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  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.


  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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  • Did you know?

    We just launched our very first BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.


General Manners

Lately, there have been many children walking around with general manners stickers and some super certificates. We are hearing so many more children using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ all the time. It is great to see.

General Manners has been teaching children about communication skills with a different focus every fortnight. So far we have covered:

  1. Saying please and thank you
  2. Greeting people properly by making eye contact, smiling and saying ‘hello’
  3. Saying sorry properly
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Saying sorry should be about taking responsibility, having empathy and repairing a relationship.

If an accident has happened, it is enough to say sorry and look after the person who has been hurt. If the conflict is intentional, then the relationship must be repaired by apologizing properly. We do this by saying

I am sorry for …. (this is taking responsibility)

It was wrong because… (this is empathizing with how the behaviour made someone else feel)

Will you forgive me? (this is a chance to repair the relationship)

We will be following this model of apologising in school to help children to develop responsibility, empathy and respectful relationships with each other.