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Secondary School operates on a ten-day Week A / Week B schedule. This schedule can be found on the community login calendar. The school day starts at 8:20 with a ten-minute advisory period. There are six 55-minute lessons. The last lesson ends at 15:30.

Breaks and Lunchtime

Secondary students are permitted in the cafeteria and the outside areas during the 25-minute morning break. The Secondary lunchtime is from 12:50–13:35.  Grade 6 –1 0 students should only be in the cafeteria before or after school, during morning break and during lunch. 

Students can either bring a packed lunch or purchase a meal from the cafeteria with their BIS identity cards. Information about putting money on BIS identity cards, prices, menus and caterer information can be found in the Cafeteria section of our website. 

Students in Grades 10 – 12 are allowed to leave school grounds during the lunch break after signing out, given that their parents have signed the form agreeing to this. The Dean of Students reserves the right to withdraw this privilege as a result of lateness.

Lateness and Absence

Secondary students arriving after 8:20 are considered late and will be marked late by their Advisor. Students arriving after 8:20 must sign in at the School Reception. Late students will be issued with a late pass that they must give to the teacher of their first lesson.

Absence from school is solely permitted for students who have health-related issues. Parents must contact the School Office on (0228) 308 54 500 or via before 8:00 to report absences.

On the rare occasion that a non-medical absence is inevitable, parents must request leave from the Secondary Principal in writing at least two weeks in advance. The Notification of Student Absence form, which can be downloaded from the website, is to be used for this purpose. Students who miss class are required to complete all regular work assignments and any additional work allocated.

With the exception of Grades 10–12, students who have parental permission to leave campus during lunch, no student will be permitted to leave school grounds during the school day except with prior written notification from parents or a nurse release slip.

After School

Secondary students are required to leave school premises after school hours unless they are participating in or waiting to participate in a recognized school activity. This is regarded as a safety issue, as the school cannot guarantee insurance cover for students when not in approved activities. If students are waiting for an EC activity to begin, they are to wait quietly in the Cafeteria or Agora Lounge, all of which are open until 17:00. The school takes no responsibility for student safety if students are unsupervised.


The Secondary School operates on the following time and lesson schedule:

  • 08:20–08:35 Advisory (students proceed to Period 1 at 08:32)
  • 08:35–09:30 Period 1
  • 09:35–10:30 Period 2
  • 10:30–10:55 Break
  • 10:55–11:50 Period 3
  • 11:55–12:50 Period 4
  • 12:50–13:35 Lunch
  • 13:35–14:30 Period 5
  • 14:35–15:30 Period 6