The last BSO inspection has offered the perfect opportunity to assess our strengths, to evaluate our areas of improvement and to take pride in our accomplishments. We are happy to share with you the inspectors’ opinion regarding our students, teachers and parents and the overall atmosphere in our school.
“The school fosters and enhances a feeling of togetherness and family. Students develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence and are keen to become global citizens and make a positive difference in the world. This is evident throughout the school with students showing respect for one another, the law and their teachers. Their friendly disposition and respectful behavior allow them to develop to their full potential in a safe and secure multicultural environment.
Teachers establish positive relationships with the students and have high expectations of behavior and manage any lapses supportively. They listen to students, respect their views and encourage them to do their best.
Structures such as a two-tier Discipline Committee, Peer Mediators, Class Buddies, Student Council and the Big Brother Program ensure that there is a strong student voice in the decision-making processes of the school.
Students feel valued and display highly positive attitudes towards their learning and relationships with each other.
"All teachers create a positive, non-threatening learning environment in which all students are able to clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings. They feel confident and comfortable about asking for help from their peers and readily offer that support when it is required. Teachers encourage students to express their individual views, without creating divisions between students. In many lessons, students are provided with opportunities to reflect upon, share and discuss their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. Throughout their time at the school, students are developing important qualities such as high personal and social skills, which will enable them to make a positive contribution to the society in which they live and be successful in the next stage of their lives. Many teachers use a range of high-quality questioning techniques to encourage student voice in their lessons.
Teachers are supported and developed through effective professional development opportunities that aim to ensure expertise is shared and best practices are consistently utilized in all aspects of teaching and learning.
The leadership team has created a climate in which teachers are highly motivated and trusted to respond effectively to the needs of all students.
Parents interviewed are happy with their choice of school and in particular value the family atmosphere of a small British school. Our students' parents identify the safe and caring environment as a significant strength of the school. They are pleased with the engagement the school has with the local community and overseas.
The building house project and the excellent work experience programme for senior students demonstrate the commitment the college has to create an effective partnership between home and school.”
BSO Inspection Report, April 2016