At The British School Warsaw, we believe that students should play an active role in all aspects of their learning. One way in which we encourage students to take ownership of their school and their learning is by running the Primary Student Council (PSC). The Primary Student Council is a group of students from Year 3-6 that meet weekly to represent students in the discussion of issues and topics of interest.
I am very pleased to announce the Primary Student Council for this academic year;
Year Three Nicola Stanislawska and Shiv Bhatia
Year Four Gonzalo Catala and Victoria Stanislawska
Year Five Aine Creagh and Pablo Gasca Aristeguieta
Year Six Weronika Kaczer and Yash Bhatia
Head Boy and Head Girl To be announced
The Primary Student Council has been instrumental in the many exciting and positive changes that have taken place in our school. We are very proud of the role played by our students in developing our school and believe that we achieve a more pleasant and vibrant learning environment, as a result.
Please remember that at The British School we have a growing number of students and families who are dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies- the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. This year we are proudly, once again, a nut free school. We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for our children. Please read the following guidelines carefully;
- Please do not send any peanuts, peanut butter or foods containing peanuts or tree nuts to be eaten as snacks. We encourage parents to send in Safe Snacks, which are snacks that do not contain peanuts, peanut flour, peanut oil or peanut butter or other nuts. This includes snacks with almonds, coconuts, sunflowers, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts (Tree nuts)
- Birthday treats are a special time for children, but can be a difficult time for the food allergic child. If you intend on sending in a birthday treat, it must be a safe snack. Only Safe Snacks are allowed. It would be helpful to let your child’s teacher know a few days in advance when you would like to bring in a treat so that the treats could be approved.
Minimising Cross Contamination
- Cross contamination is the most difficult piece to manage. We are placing great importance on hand washing and sanitizing before and after students eat. Similarly, if your child ate peanut butter for breakfast, we would greatly appreciate your making sure that his/her hands are washed with soap and water before leaving for school. Water alone does not do the trick!
This is a learning process for all of us, but we trust that you understand how deeply important it is to respect and adhere to these guidelines. If throughout the course of the year you have any questions or concerns about food-allergy issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Head of Primary School