I would like to thank all the parents who attended the family event, the Spring Brunch, last Sunday at the Moose and Roo. The sun shone as over 100 members of the BIS community met for fun and food. Thank you to Dessy, Gam and Huyen who worked hard to organise our first event of this kind. The feedback was clear, more family events please!
This term has been another busy one with many credit-worthy events and achievements. We finished this week on a high with 2 residential trips in Primary; an Art Exhibition and House Challenge in Secondary. The Principal’s Awards Assembly today also celebrated our staff sporting success, first prize in the annual BIS versus BVIS event.
I must also give a very special mention to our Year 13 students who completed their final lessons at BIS today and officially started their study leave. The next time we see them in school will be for their IB Diploma exams. I know they have been working incredibly hard this year; we are proud of our pioneer cohort. As well as proving themselves academically, I would like to thank the students for participating in all aspects of school life. They have been amazing role models for others and for BIS. I personally wish them all the very best for their exams and looking forward to seeing them at the BIS Graduation on June 9th.
Improvements to our Facilities
School holidays are a time for making improvements to our facilities here at BIS. During the festive holidays, in December our foyer was re-designed to include brighter and more open meeting rooms, an improved uniform shop and extra comfy seating in the entrance lounge. The addition of a coffee shop has proved popular with staff, our IB students and parents. IB students have recently been working on the branding for the coffee shop and have agreed on a name: Queen Bean!
The next exciting improvements to our facilities are happening over the Spring break and are focused on our library. A school library is a wonderful resource and should be an inviting space for learning of all types to take place, for all members of a school community. The re-design of our library is taking place to create a central learning hub and will include: a new carpet, new learning booths, comfy seating, individual and small group learning areas and a variety of different technologies. I look forward to sharing these changes with you in my next news report.
I wish our students a wonderful holiday and look forward to welcoming them back on Wednesday 2nd May for the start of Term 3.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal