Ladies and gentlemen, Our further decisions and actions within the School depend on the development of the situation, and in particular on the decisions of the Polish authorities. On April 9, it was announced that the authorities extended the school closing period to April 26. In our case, this means that after the end of the Christmas break, i.e. April 20, we return to the online learning system. We would like to draw your attention to the regulation according to which from 16 April 2020 it is obligatory for everyone to wear masks covering the mouth and nose. Our priority remains the action enabling BISC to survive this difficult period for all. We want the idea of international education to be continued and developed by us over the next years. All information and decisions of the BISC Board will be sent to you by e-mail before this new date, i.e. before April 26. We wish you a healthy Christmas. BISC board ************************************************** ************************************************** ************ Dear all Our course of action will depend not only on how the current situation develops, but crucially on the decisions of the Polish government. On 9th of April, it was announced that the temporary closure of schools will be extended until April 26th. In our case, this means that after the Easter break we will return to our system of online education. The healthy continuance of the School will remain our upmost priority during this difficult period. We fully intend to maintain our concept of international education in the coming years. All information and decisions made by the management of BISC will be relayed to you by email before this new date of 26th April. Please also be advised that the wearing of face masks is being made compulsory throughout Poland from April 16th. In the meantime, we wish you all a healthy, happy Easter. BISC Management team
Children in Years 4 & 5 were visited by Ms Melissa Chavez and Ms Eva Malaga as part of the ‘Business vs Smog’ program. ‘Business vs Smog’ is an initiative started by companies in Krakow with the aim of educating children on how to have clean air in Krakow and around Poland. www.smog.edu.pl . The students all seemed to enjoy the talk and activities and they also learned a lot. Here at the British International School of Cracow, we recognise the importance of looking after the environment and the visit helped reinforce our own teachings on environmental issues. ‘Smog’ is a particularly interesting topic as it affects all of us who reside in Krakow and therefore the ‘Business vs Smog’ program is a very worthy one.
On Thursday 10th October children from Years 1 to 11 competed in the House Sports competition. The children were split in to 8 teams, 2 per house and worked together to accumulate as many points as they could. There was a great spirit and effort. Congratulations to House Water for being the overall winners of the competition.
On Friday last week the children from Foundation 1 to Year 8 had the opportunity to meet with Pepper the robot and his team from the University.
Pepper played rock, paper, scissors with them, answered some questions and even showed them some dance moves.
On Thursday 13th June the students from Years 5 to Year 10 competed in their track and field day. There was a bit of added competition as we invited some student representatives from our neighbours ISK. There was a great atmosphere as the events took place with the children showing determination and sportsmanship as they cheered on their friends and competition. New friends were made and a great day was enjoyed by all.
On Thursday 6th June, the KS2 Shakespeare Company put on 2 amazing shows for the Primary School, some lucky Year 9 students and then parents and family members. A great script, comedic timing and amazing performances, coupled with a ton of commitment and hard-work meant that both shows were a great success. Congratulations to all of the students who took part we are all very proud of you and what you achieved. Thank you to Mr Jonathan & Ms Beata for making it happen and thanks to the Primary Art department for their work on the props. Also a big thank you to the parents for supporting this project and coming along to see the performance.
A special mention also to Rita (Y3) for designing the winning poster entry.
On Tuesday 4th June the children from Years 1 to Year 4 headed to Plac Na Groblach for their Track & Field Day. The sun was shining and the children were enthusiastic to compete in the events. Everyone did an amazing job and had a great time.
On Sunday 2nd June Ms Jadzia & Ms Marta were joined by teachers, parents and children to enter the Great Dragons Parade 2019 here in Krakow. We met at the starting point and marched up Ul. Grodska to the Rynek to the sound of drums and crowds cheering. The weather was beautiful and although, unfortunately we didn't win, we had a great time representing the school and getting the recognition for the hard work of the Primary art department and our great dragon 'Filterek' deserved.
We even made the news. https://krakow.tvp.pl/42909331/smocze-swieto-w-krakowie
During the first week back after the holidays, Foundation and Primary pupils celebrated Book Week. Throughout the week each class focused on books, stories and reading, with dress up days, competitions and shared reading.