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Message from the Principal

05 January 2021

A message from the Principal, Mr. Patrick Horne.

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On behalf of everyone connected with the school, may I first welcome all the new families who have joined us at BIS Abu Dhabi this term. Starting remotely won’t be ideal but we all look forward to welcoming you in person in a couple of weeks’ time. The school staff and the parent groups will be only too happy to help you and your children however we can in order that you can make the most of our school.

I hope that everyone has had a good start in these first couple of days. It would have been wonderful to see you all in school but we trust and follow the guidance of the authorities. Sunday, January 17th will be a very special day when we can welcome everyone back in school again and it is one we are all looking forward to.

Over the holiday our senior students have received some exciting University offers and we look forward to sharing these with you in the coming weeks. Even for our Primary families, it is nice to hear about the success of the older students. I am sure many fellow parents will tell you that even if exams and Universities seems a long way off now it will come around very quickly!

Learning throughout school is a journey that lasts about 15 years for most people – from the age of 3 through to 18. The curriculum is planned to increase in breadth and challenge as students get older and I know that many will have begun this term with exciting new topics. We should never forget the joy of learning and of discovering new things - there is a great deal of wonder to behold throughout school life and it is such a privilege to share this with young people.

My thanks as ever to all parents for their support throughout their children’s time at school and for enjoying the joy and wonder of learning alongside them.

Patrick Horne,