Week 38-A Full, Busy Week!

This coming week we will have a full week of school. We start off with BSSA Athletics hosted here at BIS and we move right along with our final Fine Arts Exhibition, End of Year Academic Awards Assembly, Sports Banquet and finally term 4 reports sent home. There is a great deal going on, please check with your student to see how you can be a part of these final events.


G10 Poetry Evening: BIS Coffee House

Coffee = Good, Poetry = Good, Coffee+Poetry = Excellent!

This evening, Grade 10 hosted the first ever Coffee House Poetry event in the newly built library. G10 organized an intimate evening filled with poetry, songs, music and more! Including an intermission with food and drinks! This was a wonderful way for us to showcase our exploration into personal expression, music composition and spoken word poetry.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to a particular local organization, chosen by the G10 class.

Thank you again for a wonderful evening!
The Grade 10 Homeroom

Celebrating Success

It is nearing the end of the school year.  At this time of the year we want to pause,reflect and honor all of the hard work and accomplishments of our students.  We know that our students shine in many different areas and we want to ensure that we recognize and honor all of our student’s varying skills.  The way we honor our students should reflect what we value as a school and a community. We will acknowledge the success of our students in each academic area as well as their Approaches to Learning and willingness to engage and give back to their community.  Each subject specific class will give two awards-1 for academic achievement, 1 for growth/improvement. Each grade level will have 1 IB Learner profile award-student who best exemplifies the traits that make up a well rounded and engaged learner. We will also honor our students for their engagement with the community; 2 Community and Action awards for MYP-1 lower MYP, 1 upper MYP- for the student(s) who have best exemplified the spirit of Community Engagement as well as  1 Creativity 1 Action and 1 Service award for grade 11class. These awards highlight what we value as a school, academic growth, engaged learning and a positive and active role within the community. This assembly will start at 1:15 in the MPR on Wednesday, June 6th.

Fine Arts Exhibition

On Tuesday June 5th, the Arts Department will be hosting a sharing of work exhibition across the MYP years. Visual Arts students will have their work displayed around the walls of the MPR and musical and theatrical performances will also take place.  All students in grades 6 – 10 are required to attend and stay until the end of all performances, even if their roles have already been performed. Parents are invited and encouraged to come and enjoy what is building up to be an enjoyable afternoon of showcasing the Arts at BIS. The event will begin at 4pm at which time students and parents can view the artworks and enjoy the music and drama performances. I encourage you to take part and see what the varied talents that our students possess. On behalf of the Arts team, we look forward to seeing you there.

End of Year Sports Banquet

We will be celebrating our students athletic accomplishments and acknowledging what we have accomplished as a school throughout the whole year.  The banquet will take place on the 7th of June. More details will be forthcoming. I look forward to seeing you there.

BSSA Athletics 

On June 4th BIS will be hosting the BSSA Athletics. This has been a late schedule change and we are very fortunate to have a school and community that are able to be so flexible and proactive.  A huge thank you to Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Lennan for their flexibility and for the PTFA for jumping in and providing concessions. I am looking forward to seeing our students complete, highlighting the community spirit that makes BIS such a wonderful place!


Reports Home

This coming Friday we will be sending home electronic copies of our students term 4 reports. These reports will highlight the learning and growth that has happened this term as well as the growth for the year. We will also include the individual ISA results for grades 6-10.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of BIS and our students.

Kind Regards,

Justin Walsh

Secondary School Principal