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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

    Learning at BISB focuses on academic rigour and achieving great results but also on developing individualised skills and talents, enabling students to be successful in all areas of learning.

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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.

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  • 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?

    You can still purchase the BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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Our Covid - 19 Measures

On this page, you can find all the latest information about the measures that we have implemented in place to protect our community from COVID-19.

Covid 19

The strength of a community is tested and determined during difficult times, and this year has challenged us in ways that no schools have ever encountered before. These experiences have made us stronger as a school and as a community and have also equipped us for the challenges that may lay ahead in the months to come.

Update as of 23rd October 2020

 

We would like to inform you that from Tuesday, 3rd November – Friday, 27th November all Year 6 – Year 9 students will commence our Virtual School Experience.

Virtual School Experience will continue also for students in Year 10-13 until further notice.  

The rest of our Year groups and campuses Nursery & Reception (Willows), Year 1 &2 (Maples) and Years 3-5 (Oaks) will remain open and in full normal operation with measures in place as seen below.

 

The guidelines for each section of the school from 15th October 2020

 

Nursery and Reception - Year 1 

The wearing of masks is now recommended, and we are strongly encouraging our students to wear a mask when inside. For Nursery & Reception we are maintaining sleeping distances.

 

Year 2 to Year 5  

It is now MANDATORY for all students to wear a mask inside the school in ALL areas.

Outside: All students are required to wear a mask outside. 

 

Year 6 to Year 9

Students will commence our Virtual School Experience.

 

Year 10 -13

Students will commence our Virtual School Experience.

 

Other information:

The rest of our Year groups and Campus sites (Willows, Oaks, and Maples) will remain open and in full normal operation.

The only exception for wearing a mask during class will be given to deaf pupils and pupils with autism or special needs.

All school activities, like school trips and ski courses, as well as various extracurricular activities, will be cancelled.

We will continue to follow guidelines and take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of all students, colleagues, and the wider parent community at The British International School Bratislava as a matter of priority.

Click here to access Firefly for daily updates on Covid - 19.

Measures in place: 
Clean
  • Minimum use of shared supplies.

  • Adherence to recommended guidelines for proper cleaning of our facility.

  • Disinfection stations situated around the school.

  • Hand washing facilities are available in the majority of classrooms with the exception of specialist facilities.

  • Disinfection protocols for high use areas scheduled throughout the school day and each evening.

  • Community education on classroom protocols.

Hygiene

Regular and thorough handwashing and availability of hygiene supplies.

  • In high use areas staff and students are required to wear a face mask- social areas, corridors, changing rooms, locker areas, theatre, library as examples.
  • Teachers may utilize face shields instead of masks in the classroom whilst teaching.
  • It is optional but recommended that children in Y2-5 wear their masks in the classroom. It is mandatory for pupils and students in Years 6-13 to wear a mask in the classrooms.

  • All children should come to school with 2 masks (one to wear, one as spare).
  • Community education on correct personal hygiene (handwashing, coughing and sneezing properly).
  • Approved signage throughout the campus on handwashing.

  • Increased availability of supplies to support healthy hygiene guidance.

  • Additional sanitizer stations added throughout the campus and at all entrance points to the school.

 

Screen

Staff, students and parents should be alert for any symptoms of illness (fever above 38°C, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, the loss of smell and taste) and will be required to stay at home if not feeling well.

  • Community education on self-monitoring of possible covid-19 symptoms.
  • Any person exhibiting symptoms of COVID illness on campus will immediately be taken to the nursing areas and should be collected promptly by parents if they are sent home.
  • Recommendation to our students, staff and parents to self-assess in the mornings prior to arrival and before collection in the afternoon.

 

School Buses

Children travelling on school buses will be required to wear a mask on entry to the bus and sanitize their hands (parents who do not wish to comply with this should make alternative transport arrangements).

Hand sanitizer will be available on school- provided transport.

Distancing
  • Current social distancing guidelines will be monitored and required in common areas.

  • Capacity limits will be in place in common areas (e.g. theatre) and there will be no parent attendance at assemblies during the initial return to school. We will aim to stream class assemblies in our Primary School.

  • Community education on guidelines for social distancing in schools.

  • Parents will NOT be able to come inside the school without an appointment.

  • Parent information sessions will mostly be held virtually via Microsoft TEAMS or CHQ.

  • We ask all adults to adhere to social distancing regulations and wear a mask when picking up and dropping off students on the school grounds.

Covid 19
Important Information:
Traveling

We strongly recommend regularly checking the latest government advice on travelling, here you can also find list of “low-risk countries and territories ” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19.

 

 

Virtual School Experience

For the times when our campus has to close, thanks to our safe and secure virtual school platform, we are ready and equipped to continue inspiring your child with innovative lessons, unique learning opportunities and high-quality teaching as part of our blended learning approach.

Click here to see our virtual school experience in:

Virtual Discovery Meeting

Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but with possible school closures and travel restrictions around the world, a Virtual Discovery meeting is the next best thing.