Is a school lunch provided?
A hot choice of school lunch is provided daily at no further charge. Students and staff eat the same lunch and we view this a social occasion to share your day, build friendships and develop language skills. Students may opt to bring a pack-lunch but still eat with their peers and teachers in our dining area.
How do you ensure my child settles in quickly to their new school?
Students who join us at the start of the year are invited to a special induction day with their families where they take part in some engaging classroom activities alongside our select Student Ambassadors. These ambassadors are current students who are familiar with the school and can ensure all those important questions, like “where are the toilets?” are answered before the hustle and bustle of the first day proper and act as a buddy in those first days.
Part of the life of an international school is that not everyone arrives in Nanjing to fit the school calendar, so even if your family is arriving mid-year, our aim is to ensure every child that joins BSN and feels like they have always been a part of the school. We ensure all is set up, from their labelled lockers to the classroom equipment being ready to go, to this end. Current students from the child’s year group or tutor group with similar languages or backgrounds will usually have had the chance to answer questions by email and make any new student welcome before they arrive in the city.
Our warmth is a key part of our school – in our last parent survey 100% of respondents said their contact with the school had been “positive and welcoming”.
How do you ensure good behavior and manners?
We have a strong belief in our positive approach to behavior. Students are rewarded, individually and collectively as a class, for their attitude, effort, achievement and upholding the standards we agree on. We treat our students as creative, independent and thoughtful individuals and trust them to act responsibly.
On the rare occasion students do not live up to our expectations, we have clear processes that involve the student, their parents and their tutor or teacher, to ensure they learn from the experience.
Where do your students move onto after they complete their education at BSN?
We recently celebrated our 10th birthday with our first graduating students leaving for universities in Australia, Italy and the UK.
Where do your families live and do you provide school buses?
We have a range of school buses serving the popular residential areas for our expatriate parents. .