Ms Sarah White
Easter letter 2015
Written the 23 April 2015
As I greet pupils and their parents each morning, conversation is increasingly bemoaning the dismal weather, with few signs of spring. Despite this grey backdrop, one of this term’s Values, determination, has been demonstrated time and again. Those who braved the forest trips this week will know what I mean! I am grateful for everyone’s determined approach because, even though it has been cold, wet and windy outside, BJAB staff and pupils remain warm, friendly and hard working as ever.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our International Week such a success. Although the celebrations were concentrated to one week, the lasting benefit to our community’s understanding of diversity and tolerance and the additions to the library (generated by the book fair) show the impact this type of event can have. Your support of the PTA evening event was typically impressive and I will have fond memories of your generous donations of food (and drink!) from many parts of the world. Once again, I thank the PTA and staff for the preparations and enthusiasm associated with this ambitious project.
Our BJAB pupils and parents were in action once again at the Swimarathon: congratulations to all those who took part. Mrs Cloutier, who organised the event so efficiently, was delighted with the friendly competition and energy displayed by all.
Everyone worked hard in preparation for the LAMDA examinations and I am certain the results will reflect how articulate and interested our children are. BJAB’s record of participation in all aspects of the LAMDA programme is excellent, but, for the first time, Year 5 entered the choral speaking category and I am grateful to Mrs O’Rourke for preparing her class. The results will be announced, as usual, at BJAB Day in June.
Congratulations to those children who have secured places for September in prestigious schools around the world. Preparations for entrance examinations has afforded me the opportunity to talk to Headteachers from a variety of schools and their positive comments tell me that our pupils are excellent ambassadors for BJAB. Closer to home our school is known in the Brussels community for its high standards of behaviour and good manners.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter and I look forward to welcoming you, in the sunshine I hope, on 20th April.