BIS farewells past Principal, Teacher and parent Carole Corness

One of our current BIS families unexpectedly lost a dear loved one last month, who was also a very special part of the history of the school. Carole Corness was mother to Jonathan, who attended BIS in the 80s and was a teacher aide at the school in the 90s, Mother-in Law to Selena and Grandmother to current BIS kids Aidan …

First Name Basis

Call me Jen. Why we use first names at BIS. First names for teachers and staff have been a constant at BIS for 50 years. Lately there is discussion in schooling sectors as to whether first names in the classroom provides better outcomes for students. At BIS we have a strong focus on three core values, Courageous Learning balanced by Freedom and …

BIS awarded Capital Grant funding for major works

In late 2017 BIS was awarded a capital grant from the Education Department to commence major works at the school. We caught up with current Board Chair, Jodie Jetann to find out more about the process and the projected works. Hi Jodie, could you explain what the Capital Grant is? The Australian and State Government (ASG) Capital Grant Program provides …

What does “Education” mean to Australians?

By Principal Jennifer Haynes I was listening to an interesting discussion on “The Minefield” on Radio National today,  discussing the purpose of education in our country and it made me think about our obsession with finding an answer to this question, outside of Australia.  I am waiting with trepidation for the day the Australian government decides to implement the Finnish system …

New Penguin’s Teacher Julia Gallois

We are so pleased to welcome the gentle and dynamic teaching presence of Julia Gallois as the Penguin’s Teacher for 2017. Julia is starting out her Primary career at BIS and we are honoured to be the educational model that she will have closest to her heart. The Rule Oriented Teaching Team of Sally and Tim will be working closely …

Growing into ourselves

Over the past 5 years BIS has been going through some amazing growth. There is an obvious need in the community for a school that both encourages intellectual excitement as well as allowing the social and emotional needs of the child to flourish through an exploratory learning framework.   Growing into our Expedition Our five year plan has been to …

Moral Development in Children

Event Description: This is a great lecture and discussion for Parents, Educators and anyone who wants to learn about how Staged Development works. Principal Jennifer Haynes takes you on the journey of Kohlberg’s Moral Development framework and how it applies in everyday interactions at home and in the classroom. You will come away feeling much more confident about how your …

Come and See Morning Tea

Event Description Join BIS Principal Jen on Wednesday for a tour of the grounds and in the classrooms whilst they’re in session. Then enjoy tea, coffee and cake whilst she takes you through our philosophy and curriculum. To book your place email office@bis.qld.edu.au Event Date Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Please RSVP so we know if to wait for you to …