The British International School located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a co-educational school, catering for English-speaking children aged 3 to 18.
We provide a high quality education based on the National Curriculum of England and leading to examinations at GCSE and Advanced Level.
We are a non-profit making institution with our main source of income being fees paid by parents or their employers. Today, the school has over 1300 students and upwards of 40 nationalities.
It is our aim to provide a broad and balanced education for our pupils, with a strong academic focus in a positive and pleasant environment, which will enable your child to learn and grow academically, socially, creatively and emotionally.
We have high expectations of our pupils, and our teaching and support staff have a commitment to maximising potential, and fostering and encouraging high achievement. At the same time, we promote the values of respect, compassion, trust, honesty and good manners.
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We, the students, parents, teachers and community of BISR, provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment where we strive to make every student feel valued, happy and successful.
We are an innovative school that has a long tradition of providing a British style education with an international perspective. We are committed to excellence through a wide variety of activities both in and out of the classroom. Responsibility, enthusiasm, integrity and participation are expected.
Our community accepts, embraces and celebrates cultural diversity, while promoting the values of respect, honesty, compassion and kindness. We appreciate ourselves and others as individuals with rights and responsibilities, acting as conscientious global citizens. We are a community of life-long learners who can contribute to making our world a better place.
We challenge students to explore and question, seek solutions, make informed decisions, solve problems, demonstrate tenacity and express themselves confidently. We empower students to take responsibility for their learning and are recognised as young independent leaders.
Culture and Diversity Day - 24 April 2013
Today the school is awash with colour as our students and staff have come in cultural costumes as part of our Cultural and Diversity Day.
This is a student initiative, organised by our Student Council Diversity Sub Committee, and we hope that it will be the beginning of a broader range of activities next year to celebrate the many cultures that we have in our school.
As a British International School, we have a responsibility to introduce our students to cultures other than their own, and to provide our boys and girls with an opportunity to appreciate their own culture and that of others. However, this must go beyond the five F’s – Food, Flags, Fashion, Famous People, Fables, and must foster respect and understanding.
Chris Mantz (Principal)
Humphrey, BISR Mascot
Foundation Friendly Teddy Reach bears Salwa F1 & F2
Click on the Frog to launch the VLE
Year 13 Graduation
The Year 13 students, joined by their family and teachers, celebrated the end of their Secondary School education with a wonderful dinner on Sunday this week.
The guest of Honour was Mr Marcel Luckman, Chair of the RGBB, who advised the students to be prepared to start at the bottom in their chosen career and to be prepared to work their way to the top. He also congratulated those that had won places at top universities, and offered sound advice to those that had not been so fortunate.
We will be sorry to lose this cohort of students. They are the first group through BISR that has really embraced the leadership opportunities presented – whether as senior prefects, eco-warriors, student council reps, house captains and so on. They are genuinely respected by students lower down in the school and their exemplary attitude means that they are regarded as ideal role models by staff and student alike.
I know that they will be very successful in the forthcoming exams and I look forward to congratulating them in mid-August when the A level results are published.
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