British International School of Tunis: education provided according to the best principles of British pedagogy

The British International School of Tunis (BIST) has recently held a meeting with the press with the attendance of several local media during which Meriem Milad, Managing Director of BIST gave an account on the different stages of the school since its establishment in 2012.

She also talked about means available at BIST to take care of more than 255 students by a pedagogical team of 45 members, including 2 heads of school.

The press conference was devoted to presenting the new BIST educational events and curriculum for students and the various scientific, cultural and sports activities accompanying the lessons and training programmes in the primary and secondary stages.

On the occasion, a short documentary was screened about the school’s activities, in the two approved teaching stages.

Following a strictly British educational curriculum, the British International School of Tunis (BIST) hosts since October 2012 children from the age of 3 years.

BIST brings together the nursery school and elementary school and then by the opening of the secondary section in September 2016 the baccalaureate exams will be held very soon.

Although the school is exclusively English-speaking and follows the British national curriculum, it also includes the learning of modern languages, mainly French and Arabic.

The students of the British International School of Tunis, from 31 different nationalities, including Tunisian, live daily in a cosmopolitan place of sharing, respect, exchange, learning and openness thanks to an innovative teaching method.

BIST provides the official British curriculum, the benefits of which are guaranteed by an educational philosophy and principles based on decades of extensive research by experts in education and psychology.

BIST is an accredited school by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the largest organisation of British schools outside the UK.
It is also directly inspected by a network of British inspectors, mandated by the British Department of Education.

Within a framework of safety and well-being, BIST is committed to providing an educational curriculum that fully meets the needs of every child.

Recognising that each child is unique and that every child’s journey is different, the school ensures that each student’s development is nurtured.

BIST allows students to acquire a solid general culture and to deepen the teachings they prefer, thanks to an enthusiastic and committed pedagogical team, including 24 expatriate teachers, qualified and selected according to a rigorous recruitment process and 19 Tunisian assistants, perfectly English-speaking, continuously trained within our school.

The success of the students is at the heart of BIST actions and that all its employees, without exception, do their utmost to ensure that their schooling is motivating and stimulating.

Through BIST valuable collaboration of the teaching staff, students are provided with the tools necessary for their development to achieve excellence through the British National Curriculum which is a unique and distinctive educational system for a flourishing future.

The health of students is a top priority. BIST copes with health protocols through the diligent mobilisation of the staff and the collaborative work of the primary and secondary school staff.

BIST endeavours to create a different environment and reputation through the teaching of English and the National Curriculum of England and Wales, with learning, focused on the needs of the student

It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that BIST will welcome its new students at the start of the next school year with a mission to provide the best British educational service to maintain its reputation as the British school of choice in North Africa.


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