Welcome back everyone to the start of the new school year.  We were excited to welcome everyone back and find out about their adventures over the summer months.  We are also delighted to welcome new students, families and staff to our BISS community and we hope they will be very happy with us here in this beautiful part of Stavanger.


Letter from the Principal.


Dear Parents and Families,

I am delighted to write to you as the new Principal of the British International School of Stavanger. From the very first moment of walking into the school on the day of my interview I knew instantly that this was a community I wanted to join and serve. There was a real positive ethos, a focus on learning and a tangible sense of care. The teachers and administration team made me feel so welcome and the pupils were delightful.

During my first week here I have already witnessed a dedicated team of professionals working with a sea of happy faces. I have also talked to some new and existing parents and I am looking forward to the forthcoming Open House events where I can get too know you a little better.

My aim as Principal is to build on the legacy from my predecessor Anne Howells who has helped me enormously since my appointment. There is much to celebrate about our school and together we can continue the journey of ensuring your children lead successful and happy lives.

Over the coming months I will be working closely with the School Board to further plan how the school will move forward and develop. I have been impressed with the passion the Governors have for our community.

Being the Principal at this school is a great honour with huge responsibilities. I want to ensure the school continues to be a centre of excellence where every pupil is valued and individual talents are nurtured so they can thrive in an ever changing world.

Thank you for your support, your trust and the kindness many of you have shown me when we have met. I look forward to an exciting future.


Dr Stephen Bizley


Parent Portal


As the new academic year begins we are updating the parent portal with all the information you will need for day to day school life.   The portal is password protected and every parent has a login.  Your username is the email address that school has.  If you have forgotten your password you should be able to reset it via that email address.  Please let us know if this does not work or if your email address has changed and we will reset it on the system for you.  You can contact us via


Here are a few reminders of some of the things you can find on the portal to help with day to day life.



We are beginning to populate the calendar with events.  The calendar on the password protected portal has far more information on it than the one on the homepage of the website and you should refer to that one for any extra details of events.  This is for the safety and security of our community. You can also sign up for alerts and reminders about events via email by clicking on the bell icon next to the event.


Parent Handbooks

The Parent Handbooks page (accessed via the buttons on the left side of the main portal page) has all the current handbooks for each of the departments in school.  Please refer to these as they have a lot of information about the day to day life in school.


News and Announcements

We will still use email and sms but the announcements section on the main portal page includes many useful announcements and news.  You can also sign up for alerts to keep up to date with news by clicking the bell icon at the top of that section.


Consent form and Photographic Consent Form

Recently you were sent a new consent form and a photographic consent form to be completed to comply with the new requirements of GDPR.  If you haven't completed those forms could you please do so as soon as possible.  They can be found on the forms page of the parent portal (accessed via the buttons on the left side of the page) 


Dates for your Diary

August - 2018
Tuesday - August 21, 2018
Wednesday - August 22, 2018
Tuesday - August 28, 2018
Wednesday - August 29, 2018
September - 2018
Sunday - September 2, 2018
Tuesday - September 4, 2018
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