Important term dates
Last weekend of term 3:  1 and 2 September
First weekend of term 4:  22 and 23 September

To returning families – welcome back for term 4! 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 – please contact our Customer Service team on the ground floor.

Our calendar of events for Term 4 is now ready for downloading. The Photography Competition is back, we have a storytelling session planned for our Primary students, and two parent workshops to look forward to!

Photography Competition 2018

The Photography Competition is back! The topic for 2018 is: My Favourite Place. We are asking students to take a picture of their favourite place and write a description. Prizes for the winner and runners-up in each age group are up for grabs!

The rules for all age groups are:

  • Take a photograph of your favourite place using a phone or a camera. Make sure it is taken by you, not downloaded from the internet
  • Write a description of the place (PP1 and 2: 3-7 sentences, PP3-6: 50-100 words, UP and Secondary: 100 to 150 words)
  • Choose a title for it. Write your name, level and your teacher's name
  • Print and give it to your teacher or email it to

Deadline: 28th October 2018

We are looking forward to receiving your entries - Good luck everyone!


Our resident storyteller, Keats, will be back again on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 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.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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.

This project has helped many of our younger students get excited about writing in English. So grab a letter template and get writing today!

Parent workshops

We have two more 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 workshop, which will be in week 3 (6/7 October), is called Introduction to our young learner English courses at the British Council. In this session, we will provide you with important information about the British Council, our teachers, our classes and how you can help your child get the most from their lessons.  All parents are welcome.

Our second workshop will be in week 6 (27/28 October). In this session, Becoming an independent learner, we will talk about some important ideas about self, how to develop confidence and independence, how can being independent vs. dependent student affects children and how can we help our children develop independence. All parents are welcome.

Holiday Courses 2018!

Get your 5% early bird discount! Register by 31 Oct 2018

When children are engaged, motivated and having fun, learning happens without them even noticing! Our 2018 Holiday Courses are designed to be exciting and fun, combining the highest quality English instruction with this year’s topic:

Confident Speaking and Writing through Science and Technology

Using Science and Technology to teach English gives students the opportunity to use Higher Order Thinking Skills, such as problem-solving and analytical thinking. It is a broad and fascinating subject which gives children the chance to be creative, do experiments, get messy, make crafts, and learn more about the world around them. Our world-class teachers will be there to give guidance and feedback on their English every step of the wa

  • For 5 – 6 year olds, students will explore a range of topics such as ‘The Animal Kingdom’ and ‘The Solar System’ through the medium of English. Students will take part in fun activities such as weird and wonderful science experiments, making crafty and colourful posters, and building the tallest tower.
  • Our 7 – 10 year olds will learn about science, engineering, and computing, and write about and present their ideas. Students will have a chance to utilise more advanced Higher Order Thinking Skills to work in teams and conduct amazing experiments.
  • 11 – 13 year old students will develop their confidence in speaking and writing by being journalists for a week, investigating and writing about natural disasters, living in zero gravity, and medical mysteries.
  • Finally, our 14 – 17 year old students will push themselves to work on challenges such as building the strongest bridge, producing a detailed plan for an expedition, and recording a presentation about living on Mars.

The course will run between 3-7 December. To learn more about our 2018 Holiday courses, and to book your place, visit our website today here.