Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything they can.
– Carol Ann Tomlinson
What if your child does not speak English at a native level? Or not at all? Or if your child needs extra academic or emotional?
Bonn International School has an experienced specialist Learning Support team to help students needing targeted academic support or with difficulties in the regular classroom. Our Learning Support teachers work with families and students on an individual basis. This may include assessments, consultations, references to outside specialists or scheduled time in or out of the regular classroom with the student.
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme helps students develop the language skills needed to participate actively in the mainstream classroom. When students join BIS, EAL teachers assess their level of English. When needed, these teachers develop a tailored plan for increased English language support. Throughout the programme, EAL teachers continually monitor student progress in consultation with class teachers. When a student speaks and understands well enough to be fully independent in a classroom setting, he or she will exit the EAL Programme.
For non-academic issues, BIS has three social-emotional Counselors responsible for student pastoral care. Our Counselors are an invaluable support and resource for both students and parents. They help students transition into and out of our school and develop strategies to address concerns about friendships, peer pressure, values and other areas of significance to children and young adults. Throughout the school year, our Counselors host workshops for parents dealing with issues ranging from digital behaviour to the challenges of puberty and adolescence.