BIS Principal's Newsletter 11th October 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,
First of all my apology for the slightly late arrival of this week's letter. We will aim to be on time next week!
Many thanks to the parents who came to our two coffee mornings. We had very lively and positive discussions and thank everyone for their contributions and feedback.

Firstly this week, we would like to remind you that representatives of the EU Business School will be in school this afternoon and will be giving information to any students and parents from Years 10 and 11 who wish to attend. The meeting will take place in the Library at 2.45 pm.

CAT 4 Testing
The testing process for the Lower School is now complete. We are currently printing the reports. On Friday 21st October, when you come for the parent teacher conference, you will receive an envelope containing your ward's effort and attainment grades for this half term, the CAT 4 report for parents and the Cat 4 report for students. Teachers will receive a separate report. I am sure that you will find these very useful and we ask that you discuss them with your ward over half term. They will be key documents for our teachers as we move into November.

Canteen Issues
We are pleased to announce that we hope to trial the new payment card system with Upper School students next week. This will then work down through the Lower School once we have ironed out any problems.
Our lunch menu is now published on the school website. Please note that this week's menu is Menu B, next week's will be Menu C and we will resume after half term with Menu A. The menus are also displayed outside Jarusato for students.

Charity Cross Country
We are pleased to announce that our charity cross country will take place on Friday of this week at 8.15 am. Proceeds from the sale of t-shirts at the event will go to a leading Nigerian charity to raise cancer awareness. Following the race, a doctor from the charity, CSDON, will speak to the school about cancer and what is being done by the charity to alleviate suffering.

BIS Sixth Form Presentation
As you will be aware, we have recently opened a Sixth Form offering Cambridge 'A' Levels and the NCUK Foundation programme this year. I am delighted to report that although small in number, our new sixth formers have settled well and are enjoying their studies.
Post 16 study at BIS is a very viable option and we look to recruit greater numbers next academic session. With this in mind we are organising an information session next Monday(17th October) at 2.45 pm in Room L4. All parents and students are welcome to attend and the afternoon is particularly relevant to those in Years 10 and 11.

With best wishes for a pleasant week ahead,
Yours sincerely,

Howard Bullock.