BIS Principal's Newsletter 17th October 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our half term holiday is just around the corner, but there are a number of key school events between now and then. We ask you to take careful note of the following:

Cancer Awareness Run

Our annual run in support of cancer awareness will take place here on the campus this Friday (13th November) at 8.30 am. This is a whole school event and will begin with a brief talk on cancer awareness before the run itself. This is always an enjoyable event and we look forward to another successful run this year.

Open Day

Another reminder of our open day for prospective students and their families which will take place this Saturday (21st October) from 10.00 am until 1.30 pm. There will be two presentation sessions at 10.00 and at 11.30 prior to guided tours of the campus led by Year 7 and Year 10 students. There will also be an opportunity to visit our boarding facilities.

Forms are available for our entrance examinations to be held on Saturday 25th November.

Football Success

Our footballers took part in an AISEN under 15 tournament held at Atlantic Hall School last Saturday. Schools from all over Lagos State took part with our girls reaching the quarter finals.

Our boys beat some keen competition reaching the finals against Children's International School. The final match ended in a draw and our team narrowly lost on penalties, seven goals to six.

All of our students are to be commended for excellent resilience and sportsmanship on the day.

Parent Teacher Conference

Our staff will be filling in the interim report sheets over the next few days which will give each student an effort and attainment grade in every subject. These will then form the basis for discussion at our Parent Teacher/ Conference on Friday 27th October from 8.00 to 12.00 pm. Please put this important date in your diary.

Student Council

We have changed the format of our student council meetings this term. Instead of a full council meeting each week we are only holding a meeting of the full council once a month. On the other Fridays I am meeting with sub-committees of the council, namely Year 7, Years 8 and 9 and Upper School. In this way more individual voices are heard and the topics for discussion are more age appropriate. So far our students are pleased with the change.

Homework

As a school we are carefully monitoring how much homework each student has and how long they take to complete this. We ask you to take an active interest in your ward's homework and to use the homework diary to give any feedback concerning this to the school. Equally we ask that you sign in the appropriate place each week.

With best wishes for a pleasant week ahead,


Yours sincerely,

Howard Bullock.