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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund was conceived to enable exceptional learning experiences, both within and outside the classroom. These exciting projects, instruments, technologies, events, experiences and equipment help us to ensure that all students at BST reach their unique potential. The Annual Fund makes possible these magical, highly motivating opportunities for our students in both Primary and Secondary School.
 

What is the BST Annual Fund?

The inaugural BST Annual Fund launched in November 2021, and we are now in our third fundraising cycle. We launched this year’s drive with our PTA Annual Fund Quiz Night on October 12th, and the drive will last until spring half-term.  Teachers, students and parents are invited to submit ideas and projects for investment from the BST Annual Fund throughout the academic year.

Funding proposals are submitted to the Annual Fund Allocation Committee. The Committee is composed of The Principal, Bursar, Teacher Representatives, Trustees’ Development Committee representative and PTA representative.

Fundraising takes many forms. Our PTA joins with The School’s Development Committee to arrange events and support projects that resonate with our ambitions and priorities. These events have a focus on building and strengthening our community.

BST also reaches out to the broader community, including our alumni (known as Old Lions) and school partners, to seek support and gifts for our Annual Fund. However, the most significant impact undoubtedly comes from the philanthropic participation of our current school parent community, staff, and friends of BST. We encourage everyone to get involved, in whatever way they can.

Invitation to Participate

Although the Annual Fund’s annual campaign runs from October to mid-February each year, gifts are welcomed and gratefully received at any time of the year and will always have an impact.  Gifts made during the campaign period will help boost our support for exciting initiatives in the current year.

You are invited to support the BST Annual Fund, affording the school additional and exceptional resources to achieve excellence and help deliver our ambitious long-term vision.

Donate Now

BST can accept donations by credit/ debit card online or by bank transfer. Alternatively, we welcome your donor enquiry by email  devt-off@bst.ac.jp

Levels of Giving
The Principal’s Circle
¥1,000,000 - and over
Founders’ Circle
¥500,000 - ¥999,999
Leaders' Circle
¥250,000 - ¥499,999
 Patrons
¥100,000 - ¥249,999
Benefactors
¥30,000 - ¥99,999
Friends of BST
Up to - ¥29,999

Some practical questions…

What will my donation support?

Contributions are applied to projects and initiatives carefully selected to enhance the BST curriculum and to provide the best possible opportunities for our students.

In our second year, students and staff came up with a fantastic array of projects which were enthusiastically approved by the Annual Fund’s Allocation Committee. The committee members are now looking forward to receiving a further range of proposals for the 2023/24 school year. Examples of projects already supported by the fund include:

  • Organisation of the BST Festival of The Arts, bringing together music, drama, literature and art across both Primary and Secondary School. 
  • Purchase of a full set of Taiko drums for Secondary School to enable Taiko to become part of the curriculum.
  • Debate training for our gifted debaters, who used the training to represent the School at the highest levels.
  • Purchase of wind and brass instruments to develop our Primary Instrumental Programme.
  • 3D printers for use in Secondary School.
  • Lighting Equipment for all school performances, both Primary and Secondary

The Fund is not used for capital improvements or operating expenses and is intended to be used within approximately one year. At the time of donation, you may also elect to make the gift towards our bursary programme, enabling BST education to be provided to those who otherwise would be unable to join the school.

Who will know that I have donated?

The school will celebrate our community philanthropy in a yearly Annual Fund Impact Report. However, BST fully respects the privacy of those making a gift; at the time of giving you can elect to be included by name or anonymously, as you prefer.

Annual Fund Impact Report 2022-23