Recently, students from Years 9 and 11 took part in the BSME Debating Tournament held at St Christopher’s School, Bahrain. This was the second year for this Tournament and the first time for our school to take part. The students debated nine motions, some of which they knew a couple of weeks in advance and some for which they only had an hour’s preparation; for some debates we were the Proposition and for others the Opposition. In addition, the accompanying teachers (Mr Abbott and Mrs Jackson) judged debates.
The week beginning the 20th October 2013 was Maths Week in Prep and Pre Prep. The teachers were asked to plan exciting lessons that encouraged children to work together and to carry out practical tasks. The focus was on problem solving and doing maths outside of the classroom.
On Thursday 24th October, all of the classess in Prep and Pre prep celebrated their favourite activities in their assembly.
Monday was the first day of the BSA Pre Prep Architectural club.
This term we will be focussing on sketching and planning skills, which the children will then apply to build their own models.
This week they looked at all the structures that they could see at the Abou Ella villa. They sketched different angles and looked carefully at the details.
Next week the children will plan a design for a new piece of playground equipment and then build it out of lego.
We hope to eventually plan a new layout for their dream school!
An enjoyable event for all participants. The weather was kind with light cloud and breeze. Two schools travelled from Cairo to Alexandria and the Africana Sports Field for the annual Striking and Fielding CIBSA. In the Year 3 and 4 Rounders Festival BSA finished a very creditable second, almost beating the BISC ‘A’ team, the eventual winners. In the year 5 and 6 Cricket Festival BSA finished in third position. Excellent team spirit was on display throughout the festival from both BSA teams. A day eagerly awaited by the children and large number of parents in attendance.
Children from FS2 and Year 1 have been busy using construction kits and making models.
They are learning to work together, to listen to each other's ideas and adapt their plans as they discover what works well and what could be improved.
They are learning to persevere and not give up when they find something is difficult.
I hope you enjoy looking through these photographs.
On Wednesday 26th February 2013, Mrs. Frost, Head of Finance Committee and Maths Governor, paid us a visit where she shared activities with pupils and had the chance to observe teaching and learning in classes.
We thank Mrs. Frost for her friendly visit...
On Tuesday 5 February 2013, Mr. Colin Clement, Co-Vice Chair for School Improvement, paid BSA a visit where he spent time with children in classes and had the opportunity to observe teaching and learning.
The visit started with a parent forum in the morning involving 8 parents with Mr. Clement as Board Representative and Mr. Dennis, the Principal and they had an open discussion about the School.
We thank Mr. Clement for his kind and friendly visit...
On Thursday 7th February 2013, all of the Primary children participated in an Inter-House sweet treats competition.
The children have designed and made their sweet treats in their House teams. The finished sweet treats were tasted and judged by a judging panel.
- KS1: Black Ibis
- KS2: Golden Eagles
29 children and 4 staff attended the recent Football CIBSA hosted by the New Cairo British International School. Our top performing team on this occasion was the girls who attained a very creditable 2nd place – qualifying for the final after winning a tense sudden death semi final penalty shootout! The girls lost the final 2 – 0 to MBIS. They played with great enthusiasm and commitment and should be heartedly congratulated for their efforts. Both the U 9 and U 11 boy’s teams ended the festival in 3rd position. Both teams just failing to qualify for the final; but comfortably
On Thursday 17th January 2013, Mr. Paul Walton, the Chair of the Board of Governors, paid BSA a visit, where he spent the day with BSA Pupils. Mr Walton enjoyed visiting the different classes of each key stage and joining their activities.
We thank Mr. Walton for his friendly visit.