In particular, trips and sport activities represent an important part in the growth of every student. Kurt Hahn (founder of the Outward Bound movement and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award) believed that there exists within everyone a grand passion for adventure that should become an integral part of our children’s education.
While reviewing last year’s comments in the Parent Survey, it became apparent that improving provision for trips and sport activities was very important to our parents. As a result of this feedback we have steadily worked on enhancing the quantity and quality of such opportunities for our students. We have a wide range of trips taking place this year including two trips to Tanzania, two ski trips to Switzerland, the Iceland trip, various NAE sporting tournaments, UNICEF trip, Space Camp to Alabama and Biology field trip for IB students.
In terms of competitive sporting fixtures, we have not only increased the number of our sport’s teams but also established a record number of 42 competitive fixtures last term alone. Our teams regularly participate now in competitions based in Warsaw and have become a part of the local sport’s landscape. Only a few years ago external competitive sports fixtures were a rarity whilst now they are becoming commonplace. Our teams have recently achieved many successes in local basketball, volleyball, football and swimming fixtures. In particular, our U14 boys and U19 girls basketball teams deserve praise for winning the District Championship Finals.
Your opinion is important to us and we hope that you can see we take feedback constructively and try where possible to address parent concerns: The trips and competitive sports changes mentioned above are an example of this. However, we continue to listen and we look forward to hearing more from you in this year’s Parent Survey that can be completed by clicking here. Please keep in mind that this survey is available in many languages spoken at our school.