BIS News Update: Monday 20th January 2014

This week we are delighted to welcome Mr Dominik Van Dijck to our team. Mr Van Dijck will be taking over as Head of the school's PE Department having previously taught in Belgium and the Congo. I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Mr Van Dijck to our community.
 
As mentioned in previous notices we have now raised enough funds to start the swimming pool project and we are inviting suitably experienced contractors to submit tenders. Closely linked to the pool project prizes for selling the most raffle tickets will be awarded in the next full school assembly, the winners will be named later.
 
Last Saturday we held the first of a series of entrance tests for students who wish to join BIS in September 2014. A total of 59 students sat the tests on Saturday and we hope to be able to publish the results on Wednesday. The top student in this round of tests will be eligible for the newly instituted 'Kabiyesi' scholarship. Further tests will take place in Lagos and around the country in the coming weeks.
 
As part of our programme of supporting students in post 16 education we had a representative of St Benedict's School, Newark, New Jersey in school last week. A small group of parents heard about this particular school and how to make applications to US schools in general. In the coming week we will have representatives of Canadian schools visiting us.
 
This coming week a representative of the Natural History Museum, London, will be in school to talk about graduate careers in the world of museums. Years 9 and 10 will attend this talk on Wednesday.
 
The mock IGCSE examinations continue this week.