It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to the IB building and witness the quiet, but intent, buzz of feedback going on at every table. Now, I would urge families to take some time at home to reflect on comments and suggestions. Bask in the positive and reflect and amend the negative – there is always improvement to be made but we must take time to reflect on what we have done well, how we got there and what we will do to improve even further.
Those missing from Academic Review Day were our examination classes of Yr 11s and 13s. With their mock examinations fast approaching, they had time to study independently at home and will, no doubt, have made good use of this time to put finishing touches to Extended Essays and to target topics for revision. It is not all about the exams however. The learning experience of school life equips us with far more than just grades and certificates. Learning to collaborate, instigate, explore, critique, organize and deliver are all aspects of a day in the life of a TBS student.
What better way to see such skills than some of the events we organised to celebrate 100 years of Polish Independence on Friday. Not only did we ‘Get our Polish on’ but we learned some Polish tongue twisters – no mean feat, danced the Polonaise and sang in our best voices. A truly collaborative, commemorative, celebratory and cultural day in the life of our school. Our thanks to the staff who organised it, the parents who came in to help and the PTA for a wonderful morning coffee morning. But most of all to our students who threw themselves into the activities with such gusto!
Have a lovely weekend.
Head of Secondary