BIS News Update 11th September 2015

Dear Everyone,

This is the first newsletter of the new 2015 -2016 Academic school year. We would like to take this opportunity to say welcome back to our returning students, parents and staff and to offer a warm welcome to the students and parents who are new to the BIS community. 

We would like to welcome our new staff to the school. 
Ms Fiona Bain, Vice Principal
Ms Adeyinka Aromolaran, Drama teacher, 
Mr Ibrahim Adediran, Biology teacher and 
Ms Kadem Inegbedion, History teacher. 

We are continuing to search for our next Principal. In the meantime, however, Ms Bain and Mr Okosodo will be managing the school. If you have any questions or need to speak to a senior leader, please ask to speak to one of them.

Yet again, BIS has had outstanding results in their IGCSE's. Our students achieved the highest percentage of C to A* in Nigeria. We would like to congratulate all of our students on their efforts. We presented 54 Year 11 students for IGCSE exams, of which the following students were the most successful: Chidubem Esther Anemeje (8 A*), Sewuese Mnena Faga (7 A*), Michael Omachonu Okeme (6 A*), Olugbenga Adeyinka (5 A*) and Sushovit Razdan (5A*).

On Tuesday, 8 September, many of the students in Year 11 received badges as prefects. These young people are our school leaders who play a very important role in our community. In addition the following students were recognised for their leadership qualities and given the following roles: 

Chike Onyia: HEAD BOY 
Hannah Goury: HEAD GIRL 
Sidhant Bendre: DEP. HEAD BOY 
Alessia Golfetto: DEP. HEAD GIRL

Last academic school year one of our students, Sid Bendre, came first in the Microsoft competition held in Africa. During the school holidays he participated in Microsoft World Championship competition held in the USA. This was a marvellous achievement and we would like to congratulate Sid on gaining the opportunity to participate in the competition.

Forthcoming Events

16 September 2015: Our first event on the calendar is a 'meet the teacher' afternoon. This is for all new parents who would like the opportunity to meet their child's teachers. The Parent Teacher Association is providing a 'high tea' for all who come along. The afternoon starts at 12.30 pm.

Business Studies Trip During the October half term, a group of students will be going to London on a Business Studies trip where they will be given the opportunity to visit different types of businesses. This will include looking at the retail trade and visiting a football stadium where they will look at business side of sports. In addition, they will be taking a look at the financial sector in London, with visits to the Royal Mint and the Bank of England.