We get to know your child
People often assume that the application process is solely about assessing your child’s academic capabilities. At BSY, it is as much about getting to know your child and how we can best personalise their school experience.
We will meet your family and start building a relationship – in person where possible or through emails and skype calls. Our experienced admissions team and talented teaching staff will ask you lots of questions – what is your child good at, what do they like to do, what do they find challenging, how do they feel about the upcoming move? We will ask you to share a variety of information with us, including academic reports and recommendations. Together, this information enables us to personalise your child’s learning experience and look for opportunities to help them build confidence within the important first few weeks of school. Read more about how we support your child’s academic transition, here.
Equipping you with the key information
The unknown can be scary. We strive to fully prepare your child for life at our school and remove this anxiety by sharing key information before you join. It is important to us that your child knows that we are looking forward to and prepared for their arrival.
In addition to providing you with details of the books and materials your child will receive, we share your child’s timetable so that they can talk through their school day and understand what happens, when. If your child was not able to tour the school before they joined, we can share photos of our facilities so they feel a bit more familiar on day one. New students are also welcome to come into school before they start to meet the teacher and their class. We help you ensure your child has the right uniform and equipment to help them feel like they already fit in at the school.
There is a lot of new information to absorb so we encourage you to ask as many questions as you need and share any concerns so that we can work through them together before day one.
A fantastic first day
At BSY, we know first impressions count. We want your child to finish their first day excited to come back for their second day. Our brand-new campus with its world class facilities is a truly engaging environment, offering your child a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities and a cohesive international student community.
Before they join, your child will be given a buddy with likeminded interests in their class who shows them the ropes, guides them around the school and helps them settle into all aspects of school life. We pride ourselves on the connection between students and teachers: 97% of parents say their child has good relationships with their teachers. Our teachers will ensure that your child is supported in the classroom, creating personalised learning experiences which will engage and inspire them. Read more about how we support your child’s academic transition here.