September 14, 2015

Matthew Savage, our Deputy Head of School, writes: “With our Windsor Park campus abuzz with the excitement of trashion, this week has also seen BIST teachers embark on our first FOBISIA JAWs of the year. Our membership of FOBISIA  (the Federation of British International Schools in Asia) opens up for us a large menu of Job-Alike Workshops, outstanding conferences where like-minded teachers from Asia’s most prestigious schools gather to share best practice within and beyond their own specialisms. Ms Gemma Reeks, our new Head of Arts, has spent the weekend with numerous Heads of Drama at Jerudong International School in Brunei, exploring new advances in Drama education and planning this year’s FOBISIA Drama Festival. Meanwhile, Mrs Rebecca Owens, our Secondary Assistant Principal (Academic), has represented the school at the annual CPD conference, this year at Kellett School Hong Kong, where she enjoyed two days of fantastic ‘coaching’ training with Dr Neil Suggett CBE. Meanwhile, we are now in the midst of our first, annual Polio Points Day, with students across the school applying cross-curricular, deep learning in various, authentic contexts under the banner of the UN’s new ‘Global Goals’, part of the worldwide initiative, “The World’s Largest Lesson’. Like last year, we are also proud and lucky to welcome to the school as our guest of honour d’Arcy Lunn, global anti-poverty campaigner and, until recently, Polio Points’ ‘Man on the Ground’ in South Sudan. For parents wanting to find out more about our groundbreaking rewards programme, please attend one of the Parent Workshops in school this week.”