Welcome to the online edition of Lion's Roar,
the British School Manila's weekly newsletter.
Message from the Head of School
Dear BSM Family, As you may be aware, Ms Rebekah Russell, our Head of Senior School, will sadly be leaving BSM at the end of this academic year. Following her advice of departure, for family reasons in October, we embarked on a recruitment process for a new Head of Senior School, for August 2020. The process culminated in a shortlist of three external international candidates. Following a rigorous selection and interview process we did not feel that any of the external candidates would be a good fit for BSM and the role, and so looked closer to home. We have now concluded our extended selection process, with the appointment of the most suitable and eminently qualified person. He has the required pedagogical and institutional knowledge in abundance, a deep connection with BSM philosophy and provides a continuity and
Visual and Performing Arts
Welcome back and I hope you have all had a great first week – weather accepted. As you can imagine a number of things have gone on over the summer and one of these was receiving a letter from a BEI (BSM) Scholar. We are running this scholarship programme to support local Taguig High School
Welcome back “Foster a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures partnerships for learning and a sense of community” – BSM Vision and Mission BSM Community and Autobiographical Approach Mabuhay and a huge welcome to the BSM learning community to any new families who have just joined the British School Manila and huge welcome back to existing
Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year at BSM and the first edition of the Lion’s Roar for the new school year. It has been good to meet returning families this week and to welcome new members to our community. We also have enjoyed welcoming our Year 7 students and families as they
PE, Sport & ASA News
Service Learning is based on a collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with a range of NGOs helping to tackle important local issues.
Taal Volcano Appeal A huge thank you to everyone in our community who stepped up to help those affected by the recent volcano eruption. From nine boxes of water bottles, to a firetruck and a van filled to the brim with food, water, clothes, soap, blankets and sleeping mats (among other things), this was the
International Evening: Friday 7 February, 2020 Mark your diaries for Friday 7 February. A month after we come back, BSM will be celebrating another International Evening. Shout out for Performers We are looking for performers who would like to showcase their dancing, singing and performance skills at our event. The focus is on performances from
10-27 February: Poster competition for Summer Fete. The theme for this year’s Summer Fete is Tropicana. The poster competition is open to Primary School students. Entries should have dark, vivid background colours, be landscape format, on A4 size paper, and be drawings only (no words please). Entries to be given
Year 12 IB Theatre presents… “So. All the money went and there was nothing to buy food with… So mothers and fathers tried to find things they could get rid of, things that ate, things that drank or things that need to be kept warm… The dogs went first.” Ivan