23 April 2016: The British School Manila celebrates Fete 2016
The school was looking fantastic, the PTA and operations teams had worked all hours, our Raffle tickets sellers had given up on sleep and were ever present, the sun was beating down, the water iced for ‘dunk the teacher’ and our fantastic volunteers from all sections of our community were manning and organising stalls.
The British School Manila was again fully geared up to accommodate the hundreds of our extended community who joined us for the annual Fete – and boy no one was let down. Another wonderful event, entertaining our youngest to our older attendees with bouncy castles, tea rooms, paint ball, coconut shy, the list was endless.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all who helped on the day and especially the PTA who exemplified teamwork and did such a fantastic job (giving up hours of their time) to coordinate the programmes. The day was undoubtedly a major success on every level–funds were raised, fun was had, food and beverage consumed. But most importantly, in my mind, we came together as a community, young and old, not only to enjoy the day but also to ensure that tradition that has been part of BSM for the last 39 years and 9 months continues into our 40th year. Our sense of community was both maintained and enhanced through the organisation of such a huge event and also enjoying the actual day.
The British School Manila (BSM) is a highly regarded co-educational British international school established in 1976. The School is proud to uphold the high standard of the British education system and we take full advantage of our multi-cultural setting. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and also a member of The Federation of British International Schools in Southeast Asia and East Asia (FOBISSEA) and The Independent Association of Prep School (IAPS).
At present 900+ students aged 3-18 are on BSM’s roll and 35 nationalities are represented. British children make up 33%, Filipino 22%, Canada 9% ,Australians 8% and American 6% of the total population.