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Thank you for a successful Term 1 and Happy Holidays, BSM!

Thank you for a successful Term 1 and Happy Holidays, BSM!
The British School Manila

Dear BSM Family,

Our first term for the School Year 2023-2024 has marked unprecedented success for BSM. It began with achieving the highest teacher retention and student enrollment figures to date, creating a truly positive start to the year. This was further complimented by a rise in the number of nationalities represented in our community to 52, breaking the school’s previous record. Our dedication to excellence in education was also highlighted by the notable CIS accreditation visit and the outstanding IBDP evaluation visit.

The achievements of our students in academics, arts, and athletics consistently underscore that they are at the heart of everything we do. Time and again, our students have demonstrated exceptional dedication, particularly in the realms of service and sustainability. Their commitment to addressing vital issues showcases a praiseworthy sense of responsibility and passion. Students, you make all our efforts so worthwhile, and your not-insignificant contributions to your learning and your future energise us all.

All of these accomplishments are a testament to the exceptional BSM team—a group of individuals united by a shared vision. My sincere thanks and compliments to each and every one of you. You make BSM the special place that it is.

The unwavering commitment of our parent body, PTA, and governors has also played a crucial role, providing a strength of community that sets us apart from many schools. A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved.

Many thanks again, happy holidays, and kind regards,

Martin I. van der Linde

Head of School


With Christmas Break and the start of another exciting year on the horizon, we are also aware some families may be starting to make plans to move on. If you intend to withdraw your child/children at the end of Term 2 (March 2024), we ask you to complete the Notice of Withdrawal Form on or before Friday, 8 December 2023.
As places at BSM are in high demand, this allows us to plan for changes in classes and ensures you are not charged. As a reminder, if we do not receive a Notice of Withdrawal, the school will charge full fees for Term 3, School Year 2023-2024.
Thank you and have a wonderful break.

Maria Cecilia Roque | Donna Caballo
Finance Manager  |  Admissions Manager

WISE Conference, 02-04 February 2024, British School Manila, Philippines

Our commitment to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at our school and beyond continues through our WISE initiative. This initiative aims to provide a network of support for underrepresented groups in their educational and professional journeys.

In February next year, we will host the WISE Conference, marking a significant step in our ongoing efforts. As a valued member of the BSM community, we seek your support in spreading the word about this event. Kindly consider sharing the provided information on your social media platforms and with your colleagues and friends globally.

Your assistance is appreciated, and we welcome your support. If you wish to take a more active role in WISE, please feel free to reach out to Katie Tomlinson or Thea Williams. 

Thank you for contributing to our shared commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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