Week in, Week out
A School publication
Welcome back for the start of the new academic year. We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new students and families who have just joined the BISI family, and of course, our returning students and families who are continuing their BISI journey. We're so happy to have you all here and look forward to guiding you into the 'new normal at BISI'.
This has been a year full of huge change, adaptation, uncertainty, and one which will never be forgotten. A year which has required us all to adjust to a new way of learning and living, and to connect in new ways through various forms of technology. After the technical issues which ensued at the start of the first week back, due to Turk Telekom issues, we're happy to see that the new school year is settling down and our students are hopefully adapting to their new schedules and routines and fully immersing themselves in to the new academic year.
We'd like to thank all of our BISI community; our teaching staff, students and parents for your patience, diligence and resourcefulness as we continue with our remote teaching and learning journey.
We were delighted to welcome our Early Years Foundation Stage Students back to campus on Monday of last week; the first time since 13th March when the school closed and switched to online learning. We share with you some pictures this week of our youngest students leading the way for the 'new normal at BISI' and hope this brings some lightness and cheer to you all as we wait for our older students to join us on campus. Hopefully that day will come soon! Well done to all of our EYFS students for following the guidelines and displaying excellent adaptation skills during such challenging times.
The campuses have been very busy over summer, adapting and changing to ensure all safety precautions are implemented so we can be ready for the return of our students, once the decision has been approved by the Ministry of Education. We'll share with you this week some highlights of the journey as we prepare for a new school year and all the challenges it will bring. We've missed the BISI community and our regular schedule of events, but have been thrilled to see the active participation from students and families since March and hope that soon we can see one another in person . But until then, please continue with the positive spirit we experienced in our final school term during the last academic year and let's support one another through these challenging days until we can resume our regular schedules in school.
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We hope you enjoy the first newsletter of the year. A glimpse into the daily life at BISI and the things that are happening even when you're not here.
Enjoy the read!