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We're excited to announce our BSME Games for the 2017-18 academic year!
BSME U15 Games
Date: 16 – 19 November 2017
Coordinator: Johnny Coombs
Location: New York University, Abu Dhabi
Click here to see our dedicated website for the BSME U15 Games
BSME U13 Games
Date: 25 – 28 January 2018
Host: British School Muscat
Coordinator: Jeremy Wyre
Location: British School Muscat, Oman
BSME U11 Large Games
Date: 01 – 04 March 2018
Host: Kings’ School Al Barsha
Coordinator: Colin Morris
Location: Kings’ School Al Barsha, Dubai
BSME U11 Small Games
Date: 08 – 11 March 2018
Host: Safa British School
Coordinator: James Hamm
Location: Safa British School and Safa Community School
The BSME Games are often the pinnacle of our member schools’ sporting calendar, and is the leading inter-country multiple sport competition in the Middle East. The purpose of the Games is to:
CPD Toolkit provides high-quality materials (including presentations, facilitator support, case studies, practical activities and videos) that can be picked up, easily adapted to local needs and delivered by a training facilitator in your school.
BSME Schools are eligible for a 10% discount on The Key's CPD Toolkit - a new service designed to significantly improve in-school professional development.
There are currently over 100 hours of in-depth training materials, on topics ranging from the principles of good assessment to behaviour management. All the content has been developed in partnership with internationally recognised organisations and subject specialists.
We are pleased to announce the first ever BSME Dance Invitational event dedicated to celebrate the art of dance.
Date: 22 - 24 February 2018
Hosted by Cranleigh, Abu Dhabi.
Stay tuned for more details about the event.
The BSME Ed Goodwin Award for Exceptional Service is an annual award recognising the exceptional contribution of students in BSME schools to their local or global community.
Throughout the school year, many students in BSME schools devote their time and resources to service. This service takes on many forms: from fundraising to feed those in need in their local or distant communities, to supporting research which will improve the lives of others. Some students might give of their time to support the learning of students less fortunate than themselves while others use their musical talents to teach those less fortunate or to bring joy to the elderly or infirm, still others might help to build educational facilities in countries in Asia and Africa. The underlying principle is clear: these students are committed to serving others.
Mr Ed Goodwin OBE, BSME Chairman for 12 years (2005 – 2017), is committed to Service. To ensure that this commitment to Service is honoured and continued, BSME has instituted The BSME Ed Goodwin Award for Exceptional Service, which will recognise these students’ dedication to their local and global communities on an annual basis.
B. Nomination & Award Process:
Any student registered with a BSME School may be nominated for The BSME Ed Goodwin Award for Exceptional Service. Each BSME school may nominate one student.
Students nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, caring and even entrepreneurship, and have made extraordinary contributions to enrich the life of others within their school or global community. They will have demonstrated that they care for the world and its peoples beyond their own direct experience. They will have documented, exceptional service to either one cause, project or organisation, or a variety of voluntary service activities within one year.
Whilst the age of the student is not relevant, the level of service relative to the student’s age will be considered.
The BSME Ed Goodwin Award for Exceptional Service will be awarded to one student in each country represented by BSME. Nominations, submitted by 31 January annually, will be judged by Country Representatives, supported by two additional BSME Headteachers. Country Representatives will inform the BSME Office of their country winner by mid-February and submit the student’s nomination; one overall winner will be selected by the BSME Chairman. Judging Criteria:
Country Representatives will select the country winners based on the following criteria:
The awards, for the country winners and the overall winner, will be made at the Annual Headteachers Conference each year. Headteachers will receive these awards on behalf of students and present them upon their return to their schools.
Student winners and their respective service projects will be featured in the BSME newsletter at the end of April each year.