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 be recognised as young independent leaders.
Primary Science Week
After much deliberation from our 3 anonymous judges, a decision was reached about the winners of BISR’s first ever Primary Science Week. Huge congratulations go to:
Amelia Obermayer 1GR: Belt up
A great investigation where she only varied the belt and not the teddy or car. It sent a great message and reminder to us all about the safety of wearing a seat belt. Year 1 were also treated to a song during the initial presentations!
Alexandra Rutgier 4MA: The exploding lunch bag
Alexandra built on her knowledge that the build up of CO2 caused an increased pressure in the bag, much like in the volcano experiments that many other students had; and although similar, her idea was unique! The judges also liked the fact that she used her iPad to record the experimental method. Alexandra modelled her experiment with confidence and caused much excitement amongst the students who came to watch her.
Shahmir Ahmad in 5HU: Aerodynamics
Shahmir demonstrated a great understanding of the concepts in his investigation and even did a mini experiment in the hall with Mrs Dr Woods to further explain his investigation.
Syria Appeal Update
Mrs Blacklaw recently returned from Syria after taking all of the donations gathered by the school.
The school was able to donate 55,200 pairs of underwear, SAR75,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières and 400 boxes of clothes and blankets to JHCO and UNHCR.
The school was also able to donate 20 boxes of summer clothes to the Philippines which the AISR senior students took with them on their trip last week.
Year 5 with Prince Khalid Bin Saud Al Faisal
Year 5 invited Prince Khalid Bin Saud Al Faisal to give a presentation on the past, present and future of Saudi Arabia. Students this half term have been studying the Kingdom as part of the creative curriculum and they wanted to share their knowledge with Prince Khalid. The Prince talked about his family history and showed slides which depicted Saudi Arabia ‘Then’ and ‘Now’. He also answered many questions from students on topics that included the Ottoman Empire, oil and water, education and hopes and future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Humphrey, BISR Mascot
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