BIS Principal's Newsletter 30th March 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This will be our final communication for this term. It has been a long and busy term with a great deal being achieved both in and out of the classroom. We wish all of our students, staff and their families a pleasant break when we depart for the holidays on Friday of next week, with the exception of course of those taking public examinations for whom study must be the only priority!

Term Dates for 2017-2018 Session

We have pleasure in publishing our term dates for the next academic session.

Term 1

 Monday 11th September                                                         Resumption for all

Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November                       Half Term

Friday 15th December                                                             End of term


Term 2

Monday 8th January                                                                Resumption for all

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February                       Half Term

Friday 23rd March                                                                   End of term


Term 3

Monday 9th April                                                                     Resumption for all

Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May                                     Half Term

Friday 6th July                                                                          End of term

Music and Drama Showcase

Next week on Tuesday (April 4th) we will be hosting an evening of music and drama. Our students have been working hard on what will be an exciting programme. The event begins at 6.00 pm in New Horizons and we hope to see a large number of parents in support.

Character Day

Thursday of next week (6th April) sees Character Day in which students come to school dressed as a character of their choice. A separate letter has been sent regarding this as some important photographs will be taken for this year’s yearbook. Please note that no fee will be required from students.

Year 9 IGCSE Options Fair

A reminder to parents of students in Year 9 that the final stage in our IGCSE option process will take place next week in the form of our IGCSE Options Fair. At this event you will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from our academic departments about IGCSE courses in their particular subjects. The option booklet with the grid detailing what is available in each option block will be given out on that day. It is essential that this is taken home so that debate can take place over the holidays prior to submission of the final form on 28th April. The fair will take place next Wednesday (5th April) in the Library from 2.45 until 4.00 pm.

Parent Teacher Conference

All parents will have the opportunity to meet with their wards’ teachers next Friday (7th April) in New Horizons from 8.00 am until 12.00 pm. There will be no classes on that day. Students are welcome to attend with their parents, but must wear school uniform on the day.


Term 3 begins for all students on Monday 24th April at 8.00 am. Boarders are to return during the afternoon of Sunday 23rd April.

Payment of School Fees

A polite reminder that all fees for Term 3 are due at the beginning of the term with a two week period of grace following that. Many thanks in advance for your prompt settlement.

Yours sincerely,


Howard Bullock.