Welcome to the 2019 academic year! I trust you all took some time away from work and enjoyed precious family- time over the holidays. I have faith that 2019 will be a year of growth and development in all areas.
Our new nursery class opened on Monday 14th of January and I invite everyone to come and have a look at the changes in this new and stimulating environment.
The 2019 academic year started on a high note as we received our AS matric results last week, with an achievement of 15 distinctions across the various subject areas. We wish to congratulate all the students on their excellent achievements and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Three of our matric students have decided to continue with a 13th year at school to complete their A-levels. We have confidence that they will achieve even better results and wish them every success for the year ahead.
With the start of the new year, there are various exciting changes taking place at the school.
We wish to welcome the following new staff members to our family:
Mrs. Gillian Baker Year 2
Miss Siobhan Hendry Year 2
Miss Alexia Duffield Year 3
Mrs. Marlene Feltoe Biology
Mrs. Philippa Goch Chemistry
Mr. Adriaan Diedericks English
Mr. Patrick Katzen Physics A-levels and Science
We also wish to welcome Mrs. Cindy Arenstein (School Counselor) and Jacqui Hawtrey (Marketing and Social media) to our team.
We have contracted with a new service provider for the supply of healthier choices in our Snack Shack and therefor wish Beverly and Carole all the best with this venture.
I wish you all the very best and an enjoyable weekend.
Message from the Head
We are bursting with pride over our students who received their IGCSE results today.
A total of 36 distinctions have been achieved across the subject areas. Our students hard work and the efforts of our dedicated teachers are clearly seen in their results.
We wish to congratulate our top student, Darshan Naidoo who achieved a total of 8 distinctions (4 A* of 90% and above and 4 A’s).
Second place is taken by Katherine Lott with a total of 6 distinctions (1 A* of 91% and 5 A’s)
Thank you to all the teachers for their efforts and dedication. To our parents, we are grateful for the support of your children and towards the school.
English First Language:
Damian De Matos
We would like to introduce our new School Counsellor, Mrs. Lucinda (Cindy) Arenstein. Cindy will only be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 3.30pm, as she has her private practice in the Parklands area.
Cindy's area of special interest includes:
Trauma Counselling and Debriefing.
Helping children with emotional growth through play and art exploration.
Coping with change.
Managing anxiety and stress.
Divorce counselling and mediation.
Cindy comes from a nursing background and has over 25 years’ experience in working with children. For the past 15 years' she successfully owned and ran two Preschools and during that time Cindy practiced as a Trauma Counsellor as well.
Cindy, we welcome you to our BIS family and we look forward to a long and happy journey together.
We are so excited that our Nursery class is finally open. The children had lots of fun getting to know one another, playing with their new toys and exploring the different fun activities in the class.
Some of the activities were playing with playdough, painting, water play outside and most importantly they are learning how to share with one another. The children love the murals on the wall that Miss Martie van Dyk painted for us and it has made the children settle in nicely.
There is a little garden with shade cloth cover that makes it very pleasant for the children to play under when it is hot. Over the past couple of days they have been playing with water play outside and getting messy with gloop and playdough play.
The children get a breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day. After their afternoon nap, they wake up hungry and get some more fruit treats.
We look forward to the next few weeks as the children become more familiar with their surroundings and get to know their friends.
Ms Jacky Billings
Meet our new and improved 'Snack Shack'
run by our lovely new ladies, Beverly and Carole
Orchard plants: First harvest
During the last months, the students dedicated themselves to care for and water the orchard plants, resulting in the first harvest of the year. This time we started with the radishes, which turned out to be good in size and bright red. All the students felt proud of their work when they saw the results. We can’t wait to taste them, we are sure these radishes will be delicious!
Miss Magui Sainz
Colegio Internacional SEK Guadalajara JALISCO - MÉXICO
Pop Art on the iPads
Class One have been honing their skills on the school's iPads. The children have enjoyed numerous mathematical, geographical and Art activities on these wonderful devices. As part of their Andy Warhol Art topic, individual class members used the 'Photo Booth' Application to create their own version of his Pop Art genre. It was great fun to see everyone's changing appearance.
Class One are a really good looking group of children but these images depict them differently! The iPad is an excellent tool to create cross-curricular links, encourage further independent research and what's more... a great hit with the children.
Grantham Preparatory International School UNITED KINGDOM
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