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.
Tiger Sharks City Wides Swimming Competition
On Friday 29th November 52 of our BISR Tiger Sharks competed at the Riyadh Swim League City Wides Competition. BISR enjoyed significant successes on the day that included a massive 75 medals and 12 trophies awarded fantastic swims by all competitors and excellent team sprit all day.
A high number of Personal Best (PBs) times were recorded; with year 6 student Ramy El Ghaziri breaking four national records! The team really did the school proud.
It was a great day and wonderful way to finish the autumn season. Congratulations to all swimmers that participated and thanks to the parents and coaching team.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards
On the weekend of the 28th – 30th November the BISR, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award scheme students had a great time away from the compounds and shopping malls!
All of the current Bronze and Silver level participants had a fairly tough but enjoyable two days and two nights in the wild, at the school’s Thumamah camp location.
This was the requisite Practice Journey weekend before the assessment weekend at the end of January, and all of the students were working within their chosen hiking groups and had to display a great deal of team work.
All groups had to plan for this weekend by shopping for their own food, and then they spent the first evening planning routes in fine detail.
The next 2 days then involved the groups hiking around 25 – 30km, with the support of instructors who helped to develop various outdoor skills.
Some tired, dirty, sore but happy looking young adventurers returned to base on Saturday before we cleaned the camp and travelled back to BISR.
PTA Fun Day
I would like to thank the PTA and all their helpers for a wonderful Fun Day last Saturday. There were events and activities for adults and children (with some such as face painting transcending both!) and great fun was had by all.
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Humphrey, BISR Mascot
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