From the Principal’s Desk – 2nd February

Dear TBA Community,

I trust this message finds you all in high spirits as we embark on a fresh academic term here at The British Academy. It brings me great joy to share this update from the Principal’s desk with our wonderful TBA family.

It warms my heart to witness the lively atmosphere here at TBA this week. The campus is buzzing with energy, from the breaktimes that are alive with laughter and enthusiasm to the focused engagement in classes, the spirit of learning is already palpable throughout our school. I’m thrilled to report that all our classes have kicked off successfully, and as the new Principal, I am genuinely delighted to see our dedicated teachers putting in effort to create engaging and inspiring learning spaces, fostering the love for knowledge in every TBA student.

Looking ahead, we’ve got an exciting line-up of events and activities for the term. We can’t wait to welcome Planet Fitness on Monday for an enriching talk with our students. Additionally, please also mark your calendars for a Parent’s Information Session next week, Thursday, the 8th of February, right after school (2:15 pm – 3:15 pm). We encourage all parents to join this informative session, as we strongly believe in the power of partnerships between parents and teachers.

Handbooks –  A friendly reminder to parents to ensure they’ve ordered the handbooks for the academic year. We understand there might be a slight delay from the UK, but if you’re waiting for a handbook, please reach out to the class teachers. Keeping them in the loop allows them to be aware of the situation and offer assistance where possible.

In the spirit of warmth and positivity, I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredibly warm welcome I’ve received from the TBA family. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful parents already, and I’m eagerly anticipating the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with the rest of the TBA community.

A big thank you goes out to our outstanding staff, whose unwavering commitment to excellence truly shapes the TBA experience. I’d also like to give a special shoutout to our amazing students who embody the spirit of TBA with grace and enthusiasm. Together, let’s continue fostering an environment where curiosity flourishes, challenges are embraced, and successes are joyously celebrated.

As we embark on this new chapter together, I’m confident that the 2024 academic year holds immense promise and potential for all members of The British Academy family. May it be a year of discovery, growth, and countless achievements!

Wishing you all a fantastic term ahead!

Warm Regards,

Ivan Knoetze