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Thailand Adventure

As part of our community service programme, some of our A Level students went to Thailand for two weeks in December. It was a working holiday which meant that the students had planned days working - teaching English in local schools. Teaching was done in 3 schools on the mainland, in the Khao Lak area and in one school on Koh Yao Noi Island.

The rest of the time was spent visiting local cultural heritage sites, which included 3 temples. Other places of interest were James Bond Island, the Floating Village, zip lining, and some students even went to interact and swim with elephants. The students were also participating in various activities such as Thai cooking lessons, which proved to be not only fun for the students, but also helped them learn more about Thai culture. The trip has been a memorable and life changing experience for the students.

The students were accompanied by Mr Blom, Principal of the British International Distance College.

Talent Show and Sports Day

As always, one of the highlights of our year! We made the trek to Bryanston to compete against our fellow BIC’ers in volleyball, chess and basketball, and ended the day with the annual Talent Show. Onka was undoubtedly the highlight of the evening. He had the audience in stitches as the MC, and his (hitherto unknown) skills as a rapper left the audience asking for more.


A-level Ball

On the 16 th of July our A-levels headed off to the Indaba Hotel in Fourways for the A-level Ball. Always a highlight of the year, it is a chance for our students to show off their classy sides. And did they ever! They were snazzy and fashionable, and did us proud.


Celebration of Achievement

This year’s Celebration of Achievement was a very enjoyably affair. The evening went down in high spirits. Mrs Swanepoel and Mrs Oshry spoke beautifully to open the evening, and then it was on to the awards.

Congratulations to all of the students who received awards on the night. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to celebrate hard work and commitment. A special congratulations to the recipients of our Special Awards - Juan Luis Mba Nchama for Achievement in IGCSE Spanish and Nadine Whelpton for IGCSE French. 

Brilliance awards 2016

On the 9th of June 2016 we celebrated all of the students (and the lecturers who aided them) who achieved the top marks in their subjects in last year's Cambridge exam. Of the 620 000 IGCSE entrants worldwide, and the 460 000 AS and A Level entrants worldwide, an incredible nineteen of our candidates were celebrated for first place either nationally or internationally, making us once again the top performing Cambridge school in South Africa by a thick margin.