BIS Principal's Newsletter 25th September 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you received an individual electronic copy of last week's newsletter and also a copy of the events calendar for this term. If you did not, please refer to the Registrar who will check that the contact details that we have for you are correct.

I am very pleased to inform you that both Mr King, our new Vice Principal and Mr Cecchi, Head of Physical Education have now arrived in Nigeria and are settling into their new lives at BIS. I am sure that you will join me in wishing them well in their respective posts.

Reminder: 'Meet the Form Tutor' Today at 2.45 pm

We would like to remind the parents of new students that they will have an opportunity to meet their ward's form tutor today between 2.45 pm and 3.45 pm in the Library. The format of the event is an informal 'drop in' session where they will be able to have a brief conversation with form tutors as to how our new students are settling in. It will not be possible to give an academic progress report today as we are still at a very early stage of the term; attainment and effort grades will be published at the Parent/Teacher conference scheduled for Friday 27th October.

December Production

Drama goes from strength to strength here and I was delighted to learn that over eighty students attended the first audition session for our end of term production last Saturday. Another audition session is scheduled for this coming Saturday (30th September); please note that all students must obtain a consent form from Mrs Oloyede our Drama teacher before being permitted to attend the audition.

Sixth Form and Higher Education Visits

From time to time institutions offering Sixth Form and higher education opportunities visit BIS. Two reputable schools will be with us this week at the following times:

Tuesday 26th September                     Carlton University (Canada)

Wednesday 27th September                Abbey DLD (UK Sixth Form)

Both meetings will take place in the Library at 2.45 pm.

National Day

Please note that the school will be closed next Monday (2nd October) in respect of the public holiday in celebration of Independence Day. Boarders are at liberty to return home or equally to remain on campus where a programme of activities will be available.

Punctuality to School

As stated last week we are turning our attention to the issue of punctual arrival to school. Registration is a vital part of the day and much important information is shared there. We ask all families to ensure that our students are here on time and ready to begin the day.


Water Containers

A final reminder that all drink bottles should be transparent and that from Wednesday of this week we shall be strictly enforcing this rule in the interests of health and safety.

With best wishes for a pleasant week ahead,

Yours sincerely,

Howard Bullock.