End of First Term 2014 / 2015
Dear Parents and Carers,
I find myself looking back over an adventurous, action-packed and successful term at The British International Schools in Kurdistan - Hawler, which started with the introduction of a new Senior Management Team and many new teachers. Throughout this whole term the commitment, dedication and hard work of students and staff continues to amaze me and we are seeing this with the results our students are attaining.
As the festive period approaches there are a number of successes to celebrate from the past term. The introduction of the School House system is allowing our students to become more involved and aware in everyday school life and the importance of belonging to a great band of students. We have already awarded this term 7 students for achieving their Bronze award for great work and good behaviour.
A number of weeks ago, we held a celebration assembly to mark the bravery of two of our secondary students for showing initiative and caring natures.
Our school has been supporting the RISE Foundation in their attempts to raise enough money to fund their Buy A Blanket campaign for the refugees who have had to take shelter in Kurdistan. We are very proud of the students who have reached out to this charity to help. We have also been collecting shoeboxes filled with small items to help the children displaced in the current situation.
The school has been lucky enough to now have a fantastic new sports facility, with changing rooms, a sports field, basketball court and football pitches. Our new basketball team and football teams are formed and in the process of training hard to enable them to participate in inter school competitions.
We also have a full complement of Cambridge University press text books shipped in from England, that our students have been using to great effect, with our secondary students studying hard towards their iGCSE’s.
Our music department now has an exciting range of new musical instruments to enrich the student’s curriculum.
I am really looking forward to a very productive new term in 2015, with many more exciting opportunities for our students, please keep a close eye on our school website and facebook site for updates.
I wish all our students and their families a Happy Christmas break and a very prosperous New Year!
BISK - Hawler
Dear Students and Parents/Carers,
Thank you for taking the time to browse our website. I hope you find it informative and that it answers any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us at school for any further information or to arrange a visit so that you can observe our school in ‘real life’.
I hope this brief glimpse of our school via our website gives you an insight into the life of The British International Schools in Kurdistan - Hawler, our ethos and vision for all our students. I know that we have so much to be proud of: a consistent record of achievement over a number of years; a varied programme of enrichment and enhancement opportunities for students; excellent links with our community, and a dedicated and talented team of staff who work diligently for the benefit of every student.
As a Cambridge approved International School, we are authorised to teach the University of Cambridge International syllabus and to conduct their examinations, allowing your child to gain internationally accredited and recognised qualifications.
Here at BISK we have 3 very simple Core Aims:
How do we work to achieve these? By creating positive working relationships with and between all.
Our commitment to high quality teaching and learning experiences provides the foundation for school and individual success. We recognise the potential of all our students and provide opportunities that challenge their abilities. We also have a large team of support staff who work selflessly to support some of our students who may find some of the demands of academic settings more of a challenge. We offer a full 360 degree level of education, care and support for all our young people. We endeavour to provide a high level of support, guidance and care to enable your child to achieve their potential. We truly are a school where Every Child Matters.
We are very proud of our school and will strive daily to give our children the best possible chances of succeeding academically.
Should you have any unanswered questions about our school please do not hesitate to contact us. I hope you decide that The British International Schools of Kurdistan - Hawler is the right school for your son/daughter to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations, and I look forward to working with you over the coming years, in partnership.
Mrs Claire Bell
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