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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Welcome back to school

7 Back to School Hacks

The first day of school can be daunting for any family, and that first morning can be a whirlwind of activity at home, as you rush around to find everything your child needs. Whether it's your first ever day at BSG, or you're returning to start a new year, getting back into the routine isn't always easy. Here, our BSG teachers offer 7 top tips to make the day a special occasion — and that little bit smoother.

A downloadable version is available below.

  1. Label everything! Shoes, water bottle, snack box, school bag, sun hat, etc. Items go missing, so this helps them get back to you.
  2. Prepare the snack box together. This helps your child understand what they have to eat each day.
  3. Hold a uniform fashion show at home. This helps your child to practice getting ready for school, and to feel more confident about their first day.
  4. Run a ‘test morning’. Choose a morning to practise getting ready for school. This helps you find out what your child finds difficult, so you can best prepare for the real day.
  5. Go for a run, cycle or swim the night before. Exercise can help a child to feel relaxed and ensures a good sleep before their first day.
  6. Create a new workspace at home. A desk area with fresh stationery helps a child get ready, and gives them a sense of pride about their study.
  7. Buy a small gift. Something to celebrate the new year and prepare your child for school, for example, a watch to help them keep track of time.