At the ISB, we believe it is important for the children to develop confidence in speaking to an audience and we come together as a whole school to facilitate this.

Every week, we hold our Achievement Assembly. This is an opportunity for our children to come together and celebrate all of the achievements made over the previous week. Children who have earned certificates for Mathletics, Reading Eggs and Spellodrome will receive them publicly so that their peers can celebrate their successes with them.

It’s also important for children to learn that successes don’t have to be academic. As part of our focus on social and emotional aspects of learning, teachers and primary children have the opportunity to award a certificate to a child or group of children who has worked particularly hard, overcome a specific challenge or demonstrated an act of kindness during the week.

In addition, your child’s class will hold two class assemblies per year, where the whole class will be involved in preparing and presenting a specific theme to the rest of the primary school. This may involve speaking, singing, dancing or other skills. From time to time, we also hold a music assembly where our children can demonstrate their musical talents, whether it’s singing or playing a musical instrument.

At the end of each month, we hold a birthday assembly for all the children who have celebrated their birthdays in during the month. It’s an opportunity for the children (and parents) to sing “Happy Birthday” to the children and watch them blow out their candles.

We encourage our parents and carers to attend our assemblies, so we keep you informed of the dates in advance.