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Mr Richard Dyer Weekly Update: 29th May

29 May 2015

Focus on Year 13

This week, with IB Examinations complete, the school has been remarkably quiet.  Occasional Year 13 students visit to return textbooks, but we are temporarily impoverished by the absence of our most senior students.

They are certainly not forgotten, however. This week we celebrated our Visual Arts students with a spectacular and thought-provoking exhibition of work at Cargo, in District 4. Accompanied by live music from our own student band, guests mingled with the artists, learning about the meanings behind the work. Several graduates from 2014 returned to join the event and it was marvellous to catch up with them and learn of their experiences in their first year away from home.

Tomorrow, our Graduation Ceremony takes place at the historic and elegant Rex Hotel. Our graduands (yes, that is a word) arrive early morning to prepare for the events and don their caps and gowns. At 1130, families and guests will be seated and the students will enter in a dignified parade. Speeches, prizes and, of course, graduation certificates will be awarded and we will finish by mingling in a flurry of photographs, canapés, laughter and hugs.  This event also marks the formal handover from our outgoing Head Students to the new team.

Following an afternoon to pause, rest and change outfits, we return for a formal but more relaxed evening dinner at the Rex.  This is an evening of good food, good company, a smattering of speeches, student performances and dancing. This is a fitting way to mark the graduation from BIS and onto the next stage of the graduates’ lives.  Look out for photographs and details next week in BISbuzz

Nepal – VND 36 000 000 and rising – THANK YOU!

Our student led campaign to support Nepal following the devastating earthquakes has reached a new high. By Friday morning, a total of VND36 033 500 had been raised. The fundraising will continue next week and then the money will be transferred to the British School, Kathmandu, to be used in their rebuilding projects.  This message from Chris Phillips at the school describes how.

At the moment we are working with our current charities because we can be assured that money pledged to our care will result in every single penny being spent on projects that TBS children and students can help them with and see develop over time.

 We will be directing our efforts to helping school rebuilding projects for our Dhading project schools, Bungamati DSA school (hearing and sight impaired children) and the Disabled New Life centre. The buildings have been devastated and they served large communities of people who needed them desperately. These projects will benefit children, are related to education, and we know they will give long term benefit to the children and people of Nepal.

In the short term we are trying to get supplies and temporary shelter to these projects as many of the people are staying outside. We know for certain that one of the schools in Dhading has been completely destroyed.

For more information on the projects we work with and for continued updates go to http://www.tbskathmandu.org/extra-curricular/community-service-charitable-work/

The best way for you to assist at the moment is to donate to the cause, which will go towards immediately supporting the projects and for the future rebuilding of earthquake proof buildings. For information on how to donate please go to the following link:  


Mr Richard Dyer, Head Teacher, Secondary