Grade 12 Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences.

An early reminder to parents of students in Grade 12. The first opportunity this year to discuss your child’s’ academic progress with the teachers at BIFS will occur very soon. Please mark the following date and time in your calendar – Wednesday 25 October, 3.30pm – 6.30pm in the MHS Hall, 5th Floor, C-building. Interview booking arrangements will be shared with Grade 12 parents next week.

 Parent Coffee Morning

Next Tuesday morning, 17 October, 9.00-10.00am in the MHS Hall, Merriss Shenstone our IB Coordinator at BIFS will be running a session on ‘Supporting your child through the IB’. You can see below, that it will be a terrific session, filled with great hints on what you can do to support your child as they tackle one of the most challenging academic courses in the world. All parents are welcome to attend the coffee morning, even if your child is years away from moving into the High School!

1) Understanding what the students are doing at school
     – The philosophy behind the IB
     – Understanding the IB Core (Extended Essay, CAS, Theory of Knowledge)
     – The Assessment Calendar
2) How we are working with students to manage stress
    – Time management skills
    – Study skills
    – Mindfulness
    – The importance of sleep
3)  School/parent partnership
    – Using Managebac
    – Reports
    – Parent/Teacher interviews


Middle School Girls Soccer

The KISAC South MS Soccer tournament held at BIFS on Friday was an outstanding success. The competition continues tomorrow. If you are interested in coming to see the girls in action, here is the link to the draw for the matches to be played on Saturday.

College Information Evening

Last Wednesday evening, 11 October there was a College Information evening held at the school. Unfortunately, we experienced a major technical issue with our group emails when informing parents of the arrangements of the evening. As a result of this unfortunate situation, we have rescheduled the night. It will now take place on Wednesday 18th October, MHS Hall on the 5th floor, 6.00pm-7.30pm. Mr Baker, Head of School and College Counselor, Ms GJ Johnson, College Counselor at BIFS and I,  look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

Here is the link to the presentation Mr Baker will be referring to throughout his presentation next week.