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From the Headmaster: End of Year Calendar Adjustments

Dear Brent Family,

As announced earlier, we will be finishing the year via distance learning. Recent increases in COVID numbers and corresponding quarantine requirements have now made it clear that any planned year-end assemblies will also need to be held online. Much like last year, not holding these year-end events in person allows the semester to conclude earlier without losing instructional time. Please note the following dates:

Upper School:
Exams End: May 19
Make up Exams: May 20
Baccalaureate: May 20
Graduation: Friday, May 21 at 5:00pm

Middle School:
Last Day of Class: May 20
Moving Up Day: May 21

Lower School:
(N-K) Last Day of Class and Moving Up: May 19
(1-5) Last Day of Class and Moving Up: May 21

Clearance: May 17-21
Report Cards Released: May 26

Events not listed above will be conveyed by individual school levels.

Please gather all borrowed materials for return to the school and arrange to clear any outstanding balances during the clearance period to insure report cards and transcripts can be released in a timely fashion.

As always, your understanding and flexibility are appreciated. Our students have been producing remarkable quality work this year. Most recently, the IB Art exhibit was exceptional, and I am looking forward to our Spring Concert. Under challenging circumstances our students continue to shine. They are a credit to the school, their families and themselves.

Sincerely,
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

From the Headmaster: End of Year Calendar Adjustments2021-04-23T08:01:29+08:00

From the Headmaster – Brent Online At Least Through January

December 4, 2020

Dear Brent Family,

It is now December, and we have no official word from the government on regulations for returning to in-person classes. With Christmas break approaching we feel it is important to give our families time to plan. The school will likewise need time to review any guidelines on returning to classrooms once those announcements are made. Furthermore, travel and family gatherings during the Christmas and New Year holidays increase the potential for spreading COVID-19, and make it prudent to include a time gap before any potential return to classrooms.

Therefore, Monday, February 1, 2021 is now the earliest possible date for returning to in-person instruction. Whether or not we actually do return at that time is still dependent on future government regulations.

I hope this helps in organizing the next few months. Stay safe and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

From the Headmaster – Brent Online At Least Through January2020-12-15T12:40:13+08:00

From the Headmaster – WASC Accreditation

November 12, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and the whole extended Brent Family,

Our accreditation visit by the committee from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) concluded on Thursday, November 12. The visiting committee’s report was remarkably positive. They said, among other things, that, “The school should be proud of the fact that the Brent spirit and culture shines through and reflects a school that is vibrant, caring and compassionate.”

A huge “Thank you” goes out to everyone who helped give feedback for our Self Study and those who served on our many Focus Groups. A special thanks is owed to Mr. Wyks who spearheaded the entire study.

The WASC Focus on Learning review process takes several years, and is challenging in the best of times. These have not been the best of times, and to complete this accreditation online while delivering a rigorous distance learning program is a testament to the remarkable people who make up our community.

Our hard-working students, their supportive families, and the dedicated professionals in every department and at every level throughout our school have created a community that is greater than the sum of its parts, and the WASC committee could see your commitment and the warm, caring culture you have created.

Thank you all.

Sincerely,
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

From the Headmaster – WASC Accreditation2020-11-12T16:05:43+08:00

Christmas Charity 2020

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to push through with our annual, face-to-face Biñan Christmas Charity. However, we are delighted to inform you that Brent has decided to proceed with this year’s Christmas Charity in a different way in order to help the Biñan community and the communities ravaged by the super typhoon “Rolly” and our School agency staff.

By continuing our Brent tradition of giving back to the community every Christmas season, we would like to ask for your help and support for this year’s Christmas Charity 2020 to share the spirit of Christmas giving with our community.

The donation will be sent to two places: half to Biñan and the other to a community in Catanduanes or in Camarines Sur and some for our Brent agency staff.

Donations can be in cash or in kind, and either would be much appreciated. Cash can be deposited to Brent International School Manila Inc., and indicated for Brent Cares Christmas Charity fund. Please find Brent School bank details here.

Donations in kind can be:

  • rice, noodles, bottled water (355ml or 500ml)
  • 3-in-1 coffee sachets, canned goods, 1kg pack sugar
  • blankets, towels, clothing, soap
  • fever, colds, cough medicine (tempra forte or biogesic tablets)
  • face masks, face shields, rubbing alcohol, PPE

These can be delivered at the drop off area at the Brent Manila campus. The Christmas Charity drive will start on Thursday, November 12 and end on November 25, 2020, and the Christmas family packs will be sent out on December 15.

We hope you can look into your hearts and bring out the Christmas spirit to share with others.

Christmas Charity 20202020-11-10T16:41:46+08:00