A very warm welcome to all our new and returning families to the Junior Campus. It has been lovely seeing familiar faces and welcoming a whole host of new ones. We hope that everyone has settled in well and is getting used to the early mornings once more!
Our new staff have settled in beautifully and were very excited along with all the returning teachers to welcome back the students to school on Wednesday. It was also lovely to see so many new and returning parents at the PTG Coffee Morning on Thursday. My thanks to the PTG for all that they have done already in supporting our new families to BIS. Please do read on for more information about upcoming events, click on the PTG link for details of what they are planning and scroll to the bottom for the dates for the diary section.
Although the children have not been on-site during the holidays, the campus has been a hive of activity with dozens of contractors flooding the site to continue with our phased campus improvement plan. This summer we transformed 16 classrooms and shared learning areas for our Year 5 and 6 students. It was wonderful to see their excited faces on entering their new classrooms. Our Food Technology and Art rooms have been completely transformed as have our EAL and Learning Support rooms which are now much more inviting for our students. We have added a new ICT suite, improved the BIS Garden, updated the Counsellors room and in between there have been lots of tweaks and improvements across the site including a beautiful new playground surface from Gate A. This is a huge improvement for our students and we are delighted with all that has been done. We are a work in progress and we look forward to more campus improvements in the coming months and during holiday periods this year. Look out for a post next week all about the recent campus developments along with some great photos.
Parent Information Evening
On Wednesday 28th August we will have our Parent Information Evening at the Junior Campus. This is an opportunity for you to meet the teachers here at school and hear all about the year group that your child is in. We will begin in the gym with a short presentation and introductions to all the staff. Following this, parents will attend a classroom presentation by their class teacher, or as a group of 2 classes in some instances. This presentation will include details on the routines of the year group, expectations of the students, communication and a short overview of the curriculum. It is an extremely valuable evening which will give you the overview you need for the year ahead.
It begins at 5pm in the gym. We look forward to seeing you there.