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.
Performance by Gary Ryan and Mamdooh Ali Abdulhai
It was a privilege to welcome Gary Ryan and Mamdooh Al Abdulhai to the school yesterday – two of the world‘s best guitar and oud players respectively. They entertained our students individually and then together, and I am sure that they all left the hall inspired.
Mr Ryan has performed to exceptional critical acclaim internationally. He made his London recital debut for the Park Lane Group Young Artists series at the Purcell Room in 1994 and has since pursued a highly varied career as a performer, composer and teacher.
Mr Al Abdulhai lives in Riyadh and is an Architect with his own design company. He has been playing the Oud for about 25 years.
Year Two Sports Day
Year two was very busy this week. The children were involved in their Year 2 Sports Day on Monday and then in their production on Tuesday. Both events were a huge success. The winner of the Year 2 Sports event was Doughty House; congratulations. Thanks to all of you who were able to offer your support at these two functions.
BSME U15- Bahrain
Last weekend the U15 BSME students travelled to Bahrain to compete in a long weekend of competition. I would like to congratulate the team (students and staff) for their hard work and effort, not only for their performance this weekend, but for all the training and preparation that goes into ensuring our teams are at their best. It is always pleasing to hear comments like "the students were excellent ambassadors for the school" and "the students gave their all". These events would not be possible without the support of you the parents. In addition I would like to thank so many of you for travelling to Bahrain to support the team
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Humphrey, BISR Mascot
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