Welcome to BISS!

Welcome!  Your family is now part of an eIMG_9009xceptional learning community. At BISS, you will find a place to grow, a place to connect and a place to belong.

Here, each child is known by name and celebrated for the unique talents they bring to our school.

We aim to instill in every student a sense of confidence, a yearning for knowledge and a love of learning that extends far beyond their elementary years.

Read on to learn more about our educational philosophy and priorities at BISS.

 

IMG_1646-17bhhr5BISS is a school of thinkers. On a daily basis, your child will be invited to question, explore, discover and reflect upon the learning process. You will not find teachers disseminating information via lecture. You will not find boredom or apathy. Instead, our teachers light fires in students’ minds!

BISS-Stock-Experiments2They inspire children to become active participants, critical thinkers and drivers of their ownlearning. With the latest technology, they will conduct research, communicate ideas and connect as global citizens.

And through these experiences, they will learn language, mathematics, science and humanities more broadly and deeply than ever before. In addition to memorising geometric formulae, BISS students ask (and answer) questions such as, “Why are triangles so strong? Which type of bridge can support the most weight? How can we build structures to withstand earthquakes?”

 

With intellectual curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills, your child will be prepared for a rapidly changing future. We live in a world where knowledge is no longer an indicator of success. Vast amounts of information are available in less than a second via any search engine. Success belongs to those who know how what to do with their knowledge. The future lies in the hands of BISS students, who are taught not only to remember important information, but to ask the smart questions, synthesise facts, identify misinformation and create solutions. Your child’s future begins here!

IMG_4107Our teachers are highly dedicated, well-trained professionals. As a team, we constantly seek better ways to teach young minds. We develop and personalise the curriculum, so it is relevant, engaging and challenging for each student. We extend areas of strengths, support areas of weakness and attend to the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of every learner.
This message is just the beginning of our communication. To truly understand and appreciate our school, I invite you to get involved! Visit classrooms, talk to teachers and attend our assemblies. That is where the magic happens!
PTAParental involvement is a significant factor in student success. At BISS, our community is strengthened by the diverse languages, cultures and experiences of our parents. We value your input and look forward to a strong partnership. There will be many opportunities to meet teachers, contribute to inquiries, learn through workshops and discuss your child’s progress. In particular, the monthly PTA meeting is an important forum for connecting as a community.

 

A new school year is filled with possibility. This year, we intend to equip your child with the knowledge, skills and motivation to pursue their passions and achieve their potential.

Welcome to BISS! Welcome home!

Shannon O’Dwyer

Elementary Prinicpal

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