Dear Parents, Staff, Students, and Friends of BST,
It has been a lovely week with much happening across the campuses. Amongst many things, we have celebrated the graduation of Year 6 from Primary School, bid farewell to departing families and staff, completed a series of student transition events and published End of Year Reports. A fitting crescendo to the regular part of the school year, for sure.
School may be out for summer, but during the holiday, the school campuses will remain a hive of activity as we welcome and induct new teaching staff from overseas, renovate parts of the Showa building and plan for the new school year.
Additionally, next weekend the joint symposium on internationalism between BST, Showa Women’s University and Temple University Japan will take place. The first event of its kind involving the three institutions and hopefully the start of many more to come. All details HERE.
A few weeks later in the holiday, fifty volunteers from BST will be working with Team GB at the Olympic Performance Lodge. In anticipation of both these events, I did want to publicly thank my colleagues Nora Yamada and Roisin Campbell for their superb leadership and organisation of both opportunities.
I am sure we are all looking forward to a break over the holiday while at the same time also looking forward to a great start to the new school year later in the summer. As I noted in my end of year update earlier this week and accessibly again HERE, we have much to be thankful for as a school community, and I would like to reiterate my gratitude to you all for your ongoing support of the school.
Wherever you intend to spend the holiday, I hope you will remain safe and healthy. Please enjoy the time but please also stay vigilant and careful. I intend to write with a summer update in mid-August and welcome everyone to the new school year soon after.
A final reminder that if you have not registered your travel plans with the school, please do so HERE. Please also remember that the mandatory 14-day quarantine period must be completed by all BST community members before they return to school.
Best wishes to you all and a final farewell to the families and staff leaving BST today. As I have written before, go well and stay in touch.
An electronic copy of the 2020-2021 yearbook is available on the Parent Hub