At BSQ, we challenge and stretch our students to become responsible, respectful and independent global citizens
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At the British School Quito, we pride ourselves on our exceptional sense of family and the positive, supportive relationships between members of the community. This caring and safe environment is due, in no small part, to the excellent quality of care, guidance and support we give to students. Our aim is that everyone feels safe, secure and, above all, happy.
Each student forms part of a tutor group of up to a maximum of 24 students. The form tutor greets students daily and is the first point of contact for advice or support. They know each of their students well and have an overview of their progress and well-being. In Secondary, the Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and IB Diploma Coordinators provide additional support and are very involved with the day-to-day lives of our students.
As part of the Pastoral Care System there is a programme of PSHE and Lifeskills, which develops as students move up the school. The aim of this programme is to prepare students to enter the international community with an awareness and understanding of some of the issues they may be faced to deal with as an individual in today’s world. PSHE and Lifeskills are timetabled lessons for all students.
Regular assemblies explore themes relating to personal development, including curiosity, kindness and community, which are the values that embody the ethos of the school. There are regular rewards assemblies to ensure that students’ success – whether academic or modelling our school values – are recognised publicly. In addition, our excellent Student Support Department and Paediatric Doctor who are available to help and advise students and/or parents on specific challenges or issues that may arise.
We take great interest in promoting a healthy and balanced diet for the physical well-being of our students. The menus are designed to provide balanced and nutritious meals, and these menus are updated and shared monthly for knowledge and reference. Of course, parents may also choose to send a packed lunch from home.
We are fortunate to be situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Ecuador.
We aim to take advantage of our location by arranging learning activities off site as we believe that school trips are a valuable part of a student's school experience. Parents will be required to give permission for all outings. Some field trips may incur a small charge but we endeavour to keep all costs to a minimum. All trips are risk assessed in advance and signed off through a thorough process.
The British School Quito has a Medical Centre which is open from 7.45a.m. until 4.45p.m. Monday to Friday during term time and staffed by a paediatric doctor.
Within the Medical Centre, we can treat a wide range of illnesses and accidents, advise pupils and parents on health issues and provide pastoral support for pupils, parents and teachers. We also provide health advice, literature and help to facilitate health promotion within the School.
Our Medical Centre is always on hand to offer advice should you have health concerns about your son or daughter or wish to share information that is relevant to their health and well-being. You can contact the school doctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bus transportation service is optional and is determined by location and availability. In order to access this facility, the request for the school bus service form must be completed and the established policies and procedures accepted in order to ensure the best service and compliance with the necessary safety standards.
We strive to collect, organize, classify and disseminate information in all formats and media to complement and enrich textbooks, teaching materials and methodologies. We also teach our students library skills, which will enable them to be lifelong responsible independent learners and researchers. The full time librarian is always on hand to offer advice and guidance to readers and parents.