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The British School is becoming a green school!

"TBS is committed to caring for the environment both in our school and in Nepal."

Pupils, parents and staff at TBS are working hard towards achieving the Green Flag Award with Eco-Schools UK. Both Primary and Secondary sections have conducted environmental reviews over the last 2 years and the results of these have been put together to form a whole school eco action plan for this year and next. The three priority eco areas which have been identified for TBS are: Energy, Waste Minimisation and Global Citizenship. It is important for everyone at TBS to be aware of what we are trying to achieve as an eco school.

Please click here to look at the action plan   

Composting
CGNN (Children of Green New Nepal) is running Eco Clubs for both secondary and primary students and has been carrying out eco activities at The British School. The TBS Eco Club has installed a compost bin in the school compound so that we can make compost from our kitchen waste. Please start to bring your kitchen waste to school or let your children carry it in when they come to school in order to be more eco-friendly!
What can be composted?
Any organic waste coming out of the kitchen can be composted, e.g. vegetable peelings, tea, egg shells, fruit peelings, seeds.
What cannot be composted?
We kindly suggest not bringing or sending plastic, cooked or oily food, bones and non-organic things.
The compost bin is located behind the Foundation vegetable garden – please feel free to bring your kitchen waste into school in the mornings and put it into the compost bin to help us to start making compost!

TBS Eco Bag Competition - Reminder!

This term the 'TBS Plastic Bag Ban Project 2012' was launched. TBS is now a plastic bag-free zone and eco reps in primary and secondary will monitor how this is going over the next term.

What can you use as an alternative to a plastic bag? Please take part in the whole-school Eco Bag Competition.
The challenge: to make an eco bag, with an eco message or logo, using only recycled materials.
The competition deadline: the start of Term 4, after the holidays.
There will be 5 house points for everyone who participates, one winner per class, one overall primary winner, one overall secondary winner and one staff winner. Please send all completed bags from now on to Miss Lee (Foundation classroom).
Good Luck! 

Following on from Eco issues, friends of Mr Abhishek Bhadra, one of our Music teachers, has applied for some funding to run an environmental campaign to “Say NO to Plastic Bags” in Nepal. They will be granted the funding only if their proposal receives the highest number of votes by the end of the month. More info on the project can be found on the voting link: http://bit.ly/yhkmzm 
They've got a little more than 600 votes already but are still short of votes to win the funding. We know they are dedicated in what they do and passionate about the environment, so we were wondering if our TBS families could help them gather some more votes by hitting the link and asking friends and family to do so also. TBS has been working hard to become a green school and we all care about the environment and this beautiful country in which we live. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

Dates to Remember

Term Dates 2014
Term 3
Tuesday 7th January – Friday 4th April·
Half Term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
Term 4 

Wednesday 23rd April - Friday 4th July

 Half Term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th  May
 

 

School Timetable

Secondary Section (KS3, KS4, KS5)
08:15 Registration

10:30 (approx.) Break (20 minutes)
12:50 (approx.) Lunch (50 minutes)
15:30 Afternoon  Registration and end of School day*
15:30 – 16:30 Secondary After School Clubs
*Except Friday when the School day ends at 14:30

 

Primary Section(Early Years, KS1, KS2)
08:05 - Teachers on duty to supervise the children
08:15 - Bell rings, school day begins
10:00 - 10:25 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Morning Break
10:20 - 10:40 Key Stage 2 Morning Break
11:50 - 12:45 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Key Stage 2 Lunch
14:30   End of day for Early Years / Key Stage 1 & 2
14:30 - 15.30 Primary After School Clubs