Happy New Year!

To returning families – Welcome back! To new faces, thank you very much for choosing the British Council. We look forward to working with you in the future, and hope that everything has got off to a good start.

If we can help in any way – answering questions, providing more information etc. – please contact our Customer Service Team.

There is the annual reading challenge, storytelling, and the parents’ welcome talk, so there is a lot to look forward to!


Parents’ Welcome Talk

For all parents of PP1-6 level students, there will be a talk during the last 15 minutes of your child’s lesson on Sat 20 and Sun 21 January. We ask that you could kindly be on time to this, as there will be little space in the classrooms, and we have lots of information to give you.

The teacher will be able to introduce themselves to you, give information about the course and studying at the British Council, and show you the Primary Plus portal, which you and your child will be able to use to supplement their work in class.

We look forward to meeting you all!


Reading Challenge 2018: Animal Agents

The popular reading challenge is back at the KL teaching centre!

Is your child an avid reader? Or would you like to inspire them to read more? Then join this year’s Reading Challenge. Open to all students, the challenge is to read six books by week 9 (10/11 March). Simply choose a book from the Reading Challenge Corner, sign it out, read it and complete a special record sheet. When you return your book, you can choose another one. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special certificate.

We have lots of books for our Primary Plus and Upper Primary students, but there are also a number of great books suitable for Secondary students to borrow from our library – why not encourage the teenagers to join in the reading challenge as well?



Our resident storyteller, Keats, will be back again on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January to dazzle the students with more amazing stories!

The stories are appropriate for our Primary Plus students and space is limited, so participation will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Storytelling will take place in the placement test area on the ground floor, and will run from 1:20pm-2:00pm.

It would be lovely to see you there!


Parent workshops

We have two Parent workshops this term. Workshops take place in room 17 from 1:20-2:00pm and space is limited, so we recommend parents arrive on time to get a seat. There will also be a film showing in room 18 for children to watch while parents attend the talk.

The first parent workshop, which will be in week 6 (10 and 11 February) will be ‘How to talk about Bullying’.  Here you’ll learn important information about how the British Council deals with bullying, how to talk to your child about bullying or being bullied, and how to give your child the skills to get out of difficult situations without turning to violence or bullying behaviour. The workshop is suitable for all parents.

The second workshop, in week 8 (3 and 4 March) will be on the topic of ‘How to help you child at home’. In this workshop, we will provide you with useful tips on how you can help your child with their English skills outside of the classroom.  This workshop is suitable for all parents but particularly useful for PP parents.


Osbourne the Owl

Osbourne the Owl is back for Primary Plus!

Do you want to encourage your child to practice their writing? Osbourne the Owl is waiting for their letters. Collect a letter template from near the library, write a letter to Osbourne and he will reply to your child in 2 weeks.

Last year we had a fantastic response to the Osbourne the Owl project and it helped many of our younger students get excited about writing in English. So grab a letter template and get writing today!