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.
|Year 7/8||Year 9/10||Year 11/12|
|1st - Black Ibis||1st - Gold Eagles||1st - Blue Scarabs|
|2nd - Gold Eagles||2nd - Black Ibis||2nd - Black Ibis|
|3rd - Blue Scarabs||3rd - Red Scorpions||3rd - Red Scorpions|
|4th - Red Scorpions|
On Tuesday 11th December, BSA hosted the first of our Young Arab Voices debating workshops. Students from four Alexandrian schools (Future International School, IBSA, Kaumeya Language Shool and Riyada Language School), together with their teachers, joined BSA students to learn the basics of debating. It was a very successful workshop, enjoyed by all.
BSA will be hosting the second in the series of workshops on Tuesday 18th December
On Thursday 29th November the BSA took part in yet another successful “International Day.” At Mina site, each classroom became a country for the day and the children travelled around in their classes from one country to the next, taking part in themed activities. When they travelled to Australia, they painted an Australian animal using aboriginal patterns. In Spain children learnt some Flamenco dancing moves from Ms Walsh. The lucky children who travelled to China made Chinese hats and learnt how to write “Lucky” in Chinese, with Mrs Astbury.