Weekly update from Head of Secondary
With the year 2021-22 now ended the key themes for me are celebration, gratitude, and farewell.
Generally, we are celebrating an end to perhaps one of the most challenging school years in memory. A total of 27 weeks were spent in online learning due to government enforced closures, which constitutes 73% of the teaching year. Students experienced over 800 online lessons delivered by our dedicated teachers during that time. To have thrived through this experience and now be back in almost completely normal operation, are causes for celebration.
This leads to the theme of gratitude. I am so thankful for the spirit of the students in our care for their positive and steadfast attitudes and approaches to learning. Teachers and support staff at BIS have shown extraordinary dedication this year, going above and beyond to deliver high quality learning. Parents too have played an invaluable role, many of whom were not only in lockdown conditions themselves but also supervising and caring for students at the same time. We couldn’t be more grateful for all the work from our community this school year.
Finally, a heartfelt farewell to the students and teachers who are leaving our community. We wish you all the best for the next adventure and hope you look fondly upon your time at BIS. Please stay in touch.
Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a fun and restful summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you back on campus on August 17th, 2022.
Head of Secondary