iBOS Newsletter December 2021April 7, 2022 2022-07-04 11:01
iBOS Newsletter December 2021
Message from the Principal
At the conclusion of the first term of this academic year, I would like to thank you all the students for their hard work, enthusiasm, dedication and effort toward their learning, and the parents for their support.
We are excited that our school keeps growing and to see our students achieving great results. Every student, parent and staff member has contributed to the success of this term.
For me one of our highlights this term was the approval of our membership for the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are the first online school that has gained a membership with them and are very proud of this. I also travelled extensively to promote the school, attending the Expo 2020 in Dubai, The Schools and Academy Show in Birmingham and the African Education Summit in Cairo. It was great to network and build connections with other institutions, and share examples of good practise we use in our school.
Looking ahead to next term we will be preparing our year 11 and 13 students for their international GCSE and international A level exams in the summer. We have begun the process of organising centres for them to sit the exams in, and will be sending our more information soon. We are busy finalising the details of our planned trip to the Russian Space centre and are planning many more events for the spring and summer terms.
On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish you all the best for the Christmas break and I am looking forward to seeing you in the new academic year.
This term we had a number of interesting school assemblies on topics as diverse as Veganism, Anti-bullying, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and the End of term awards where numerous students were presented with certificates of achievement.
We had our first mock exams of the year in the last few weeks of term. Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 were off their usual timetable to help prepare them for the experience of taking their real external exams next summer. Students were also given time off lessons to revise and support from their teachers to prepare. The results obtained were a testament to all the hard work by both students and teachers.
Parents Coffee evening
Thursday November 18th at 4pm, we had our first Virtual Coffee Evening for parents of iBOS Students. Dr Mohammadi updated them on school news, upcoming events and answered any questions they had on the school.
We have been in the festive mood for the last two weeks of term. We kicked off with Christmas Jumper day on December 7th, when we also decorated our tree. On the Friday December 10th was our staff Christmas meal. In a non-traditional move we went to a Chinese restaurant near Clapham Common called Dumplings and Bao, where a merry time was had by all.
Finally, we had a secret Santa gift exchange among the teachers and support staff on Monday 17th. Some lovely gifts had been arranged and everyone was pleased with what they received.
Student workWe are always keen to share examples of the excellent work students produce. Here are some highligts from this term:
You can see other examples of student work on our social media channels
Previously Ms. Priessnitz told us about Cape town, this time it’s Mr. Ali’s turn to tell us all about where he lives in London!
Name: Mr. Ali
Hometown: London, Limehouse
Famous for: River Thames riverside views, Limehouse link, Rotherhithe Tunnel (link between East London and South London)
Historic events: I don’t know sorry
Things to see: River Thames, Canary Wharf financial district
Things to do: Rent bikes to cycle along the Cycle Superhighway route leading into the city.
Places to eat and drink: Eat and drink at Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant @ The Narrow
Why you should visit it: It’s peaceful and quiet considering it is an area inside urban London. It also has great access to the city via the Docklands Light Railway (sort of like an overground tram) and Westfield Stratford (shopping mall).
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 5th January – Spring term starts
Friday 04th February- KS1+2 Parents Evening (TBC)
Friday 11th February- KS3 Parents Evening (TBC)
Friday 25th February- KS4 Parents Evening (TBC)
Thursday 03rd April- KS5 Parents Evening (TBC)
Monday, 14th- Friday, 18th February – Spring half term
Friday, 1st April- End of Spring term
Friday 15th April- Good Friday
Sunday 17th April- Easter
Monday 18th April- Easter Monday (UK public holiday)
Tuesday 18th April- Summer term starts
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