A big welcome back to all of our returning boarders this term. With the majority of students going back home for the break and some even traveling to new and exciting places over the holidays, there has been much catching up to do between students and staff. This term we are having a focus on communication and tweaking our programme in boarding so that we can implement changes carefully and continue to make boarding outstanding. I have been away over the holidays at the UK Annual Boarding Conference, which was very useful and has raised many ideas of ways in which we can improve our service here at BIST. As always, if the parents and students have any ideas on ways in which we can improve, we are always happy to listen and take ideas on board. Since our return, we have been on trips to Mega Bangna and Dreamworld, both of which were well attended and fun had by all. For now, the Year 11, 12 and 13 students are focusing on their mock exams, which will be starting soon, and we all wish them the best of luck. Extra study help is always available and we are also ensuring that students are taking a break from work so that they can keep both mentally and physically healthy. This week we will be updating the Trip list for Term 2 as we have a Headmaster’s trip and and a Boarders choice weekend that will be planned out and mapped ,plus another all-boarder trip due to bug spraying this term.