Pictured - IGCSE Students 2016
Message from the Head of Upper School - Michael Parry
Our students are positive, friendly and helpful and come together to form a strong community of learners. As I walk the corridors of the school, there is a sense of purpose and reason to all that I witness, with students working diligently on a wide variety of tasks and activities. Out of lessons, the learning continues with a broad range of after-school clubs, trips, sports and events that aid the social and emotional growth of our students. A broad curriculum that caters for all our students creates excellent opportunities to develop all of their strengths and skills before they take their CIE and IB DP examinations and then move on to university.
We value effort, self-reliance, honesty and reflection in our students and seek to provide as many different experiences as possible to allow students to develop and enhance these life skills. Experienced, well qualified and professional staff expect high standards in all that we do and where we feel we have fallen short of these standards, we are self-reflective as an organization to ensure progress the next time around. Our accreditation through CIS and NEASC embeds these processes into the school, meaning we are constantly updating our practice. Moreover, similar requirements result from BISJ being authorized as an IB World School.
The school is a vibrant place that seeks to allow students to take responsibility for their learning, behaviour and their development, and it is always a pleasure to see just how far an individual can progress when he or she is given the opportunity to take on responsibility both personally and in groups.
It is a privilege to be the Head Teacher of the BISJ Upper School and I would recommend a visit to see for yourself.
Michael Parry - Head Teacher Upper School