Welcome to BISB!
This page covers the key practical information about life at BISB. It includes our weekly Newsletter and Home School Letters, the Calendar, Termly Topics, Upcoming Events and Photo Galleries. There are also links to the School Handbook and other important documentation.
Parents are a key element in our school community, and their support and participation are an essential part of school life. We pride ourselves on our strong sense of family and community and believe that the dynamic partnership developed between staff and parents, based around open and constructive dialogue, underpins the energy and enthusiasm behind our children’s success, both in and out of the classroom.
Click below to view details of your child’s class activities for the current term
We have a Flickr account for all the photo galleries taken by our staff of the various events taking place during the year. Parents can view and download pictures from here. Below is a small selection. Click on the box below to access all of the galleries.
After School care is available at the end of each school day from 15.30 – 18.00. Children can be picked up at any time up to 18h. There is a scale of charges for Garderie supervision as this is not covered by the normal school fees.
Our attractive and practical uniform gives our children a sense of identity, and of belonging to the school. The school uniform is compulsory for all children throughout the school, from the Nursery class upwards.
SCHOOL - PARENT PARTNERSHIP
We fully recognize and value the essential part that parents play in their children’s education and believe very much in the idea of the greater school family and community. We therefore encourage and welcome parent involvement in school life, with both mums and dads participating in helping with school trips, listening to children reading, accompanying weekly swimming lessons and helping with cookery or craft activities.
We organize several family social activities throughout the year ranging from walks in the local woods to seasonal craft evenings, sponsored swims for local charities and festive Christmas celebrations. These events not only help to build the school community but are also aimed at raising money to support local or overseas charities. They are well-supported and much enjoyed and have the added benefit of creating and reinforcing valuable, and much needed support networks between parents outside of school.
Our weekly, in-school coffee mornings provide a regular point of contact for parents who are not working, or who decide to take a few hours off to catch up with news over coffee, tea and the essential biscuits! They are also an opportunity to swap recommendations and to borrow books from our Parent English-language library.