Quote: "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." —Kate DiCamillo
I hope that your Newroz break was a peaceful and happy event for you and your loved ones.
Parents often seek my advice about a number of things regarding their children and their education. Most parents, of course, are concerned about their child's progress in school. If I had only one piece of advice to give it would be this: Encourage your child to read. They can read anything but of course a book is likely to be the best option. If you can, read with them. There is simply nothing better you can do to help them improve at school (and in life) than by encouraging reading. Lots and lots of reading!
It is a busy time ahead and iGCSE exams have already started for our Grade 11 with English orals, Arabic orals and ICT practicals. All of Grade 11, 12 and 13 have received examination packs and guidance from myself about how to organise their time. Please ensure that you are supporting your child at home by ensuring they are organising themselves and focused for study. Of course, always ensure they are attending school. All students have a timetable and it has been posted on our Facebook and web page.
Years 7, 8 and 9 have enjoyed some enrichment activities recently with trips to a local orphanage, a trip to a Peshmerga facility, a trip and picnic at Majidi Land as well as the Book Fair at Sami Abdulrahman Park. Our Year 9 won their first football match as posted on Facebook. Thanks and well done to all those who took part and organised these activities.
We are receiving enquiries and meeting many parents at the moment who are considering signing up to BISK and transferring their children here. We welcome all families to BISK and look forward to you joining us to be part of the BISK family. Of course, registration is now open. See our webpage for details.
Finally, our communication with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and various Universities remains strong and positive. Dialogue has been extremely well received by key leaders at the Education departments . We recently presented to delegates from Ministry about our qualifications and routes to University. We will communicate all relevant details to parents at the appropriate time. All of our work will have benefits for many students in Kurdistan in the future. There are very exciting times ahead!
If you have any concerns or issues to discuss then please contact the general enquiry number listed on our webpage. I look forward to meeting you.
Mr Kevin Tubb
Head of Secondary