Helmet Hero continues to be out and about looking for children, drivers, parents and carers making good choices by wearing a helmet when riding a motorbike.
As a reminder, we believe that everyone who rides a motorbike must wear a helmet irrespective of their age. Helmet Heroes is a plea to all families to be responsible and purchase a helmet that fits and meets the ECE 22.06 standard (Economic Commission for Europe). Please do continue to keep Helmet Hero’s message alive and remember to always wear a helmet and make sure your child, no matter what their age, wears a helmet, too.
For early morning clubs starting at 7:30am, children must be escorted by their parent or carer to the club venue. If you arrive to school before the start time of the club, please wait on the ground floor in the Parents’ Hall. Children must not arrive to the club venue before 7:30am as the teachers are setting up at this time.
Supervision from the school begins at 7:45am, therefore no children should be left by their carer/driver at the gate to enter school alone. Children are not permitted on site before 7:45am without a parent/carer supervising them.
Please take note of the school’s policy regarding photographs. Photographs shared privately through our online journal, Seesaw, must be kept for personal viewing only; they must not be shared publically on social media. Any photos taken in school on personal devices must be of your own children only and must not have other parents’ children in the photograph. All photos taken of your children at school must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Before and after school waiting area
When waiting to drop off and collect the children at the EY&I we ask for all parents, carers and children to wait on the ground floor only. This rule is in place to ensure lessons and clubs that are running at these times are not disturbed and all children in the building are kept safe. People sitting around the lower ground floor outside the canteen, on the staircases and along the corridors will be asked to move to the ground floor by our teaching staff. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campus safe.
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking between campuses and across roads.
Ms Mary, Deputy Head Teacher
EXAMINATION INVIGILATORS NEEDED
BIS HCMC are looking to recruit to expand our current team of exam invigilators. We are looking for reliable and confident people to assist throughout our busy examination periods of January and May/June each year.
Your role will include invigilation at IGCSE and IB level during both internal and external examinations.
- Preparing the examination venue prior to examinations in accordance with regulations;
- Distribution of scripts and strict supervision of students during examinations.
We are looking for:
- Team players and people who are flexible in their approach.
You do not require experience as full training will be provided, and the position is on a casual basis with days/hours being variable depending on examination demands. You will, however, need to meet our safer recruitment policy by providing an up-to-date police check and completing our online safeguarding training.
If you are interested and would like further information about how to become an invigilator, please contact Abbie Astbury (Examinations Officer) on firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of this academic year we implemented a new management information system called, iSAMS. Many families are already benefitting from the services this provides. The system comes with a parent app that allows you to get important information about upcoming school events, access details unique to your children and locate quick links at the touch of a button:
- We can send you 'push notifications' to the iSAMS iParent App. In order to subscribe to these notifications, please follow the instructions attached sent via email on Wednesday October 9th 2019.
- You can log into CHQ using exactly the same username and password as your iSAMS Parent Portal account. Instructions for this were sent via email on Wednesday October 9th 2019.
- You can view links to important information (e.g. Parent Campus handbooks, options booklets, etc,) by navigating to the 'Info.' tab and tap on 'Bookmarks & Web Links'.
Remember, using the iSAMS App or the iSAMS Parent Portal are the only ways you will be able to view your child's academic reports. In addition, there is a wealth of information for you to view on the portal and app. If you have not already downloaded this app, it is essential that you to do so in the next two weeks; Ms Sarah will be available next week to support anyone who needs help in getting started with iSAMS.
Communities are built on shared experiences and it was great to see so many members of the BIS community attending the Family Fun Evening on Saturday. Thank you so much to all the members of the PTG who worked so hard to make this such a wonderful event.
The Family Fun Evening wasn’t the only PTG event this week. Wednesday was Teacher’s Day so an early start was made by many parents to provide the staff at school with a delicious breakfast. Thank you once again for all your support!
Primary PTG Update
I would like to invite all of you to the Headteachers’ Coffee Morning next Thursday 28th November at 8.30am in the Black Box Theatre at the Junior Campus. Ms Dee and I, along with other members of the Primary Senior Leadership Team, will be sharing the school’s priorities for this year and how we are implementing the planned improvements.
As always, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions about anything we do at BIS. I look forward to seeing you there.
Hoping you have a very restful and relaxing weekend,
Ian Battersby, Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus