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Student Support

Every child is unique and has their individual story, especially so at an International School. ISBerne places great importance on the uniqueness of each child from culture, to personality to learning needs. As such, ISBerne offers support for a diverse range of student needs to better enable each child to reach their full potential.

English as a School Language

English is the medium of instruction at ISBerne. Many of our students arrive at ISBerne with non-existent or low levels of English. For these students, we offer specialised English language support.  The students meet with the language support teacher during the time that would otherwise be scheduled for foreign language, i.e. German or French. Students remain in the ESL programme until attainment of a B2 English level according to the CEFR guidelines.

Learning Support

ISBerne is an inclusive community and we pride ourselves on being able to support students with mild to low-moderate learning needs. Classroom and subject teachers are sensitive to the needs of individual students and differentiate work accordingly. If further support is required, teachers will work closely with the learning support teacher to enable students to reach their potential. In addition, learning strategies lessons or interventions can be provided for individuals and small groups. With a highly qualified and experienced Learning Support teacher, we are dedicated to offering children the necessary tools and resources to maximise their learning potential.

Pastoral Care & Counselling

Teachers at ISBerne understand the need for students to have social and emotional stability and resilience. Our students are treated respectfully in safe and secure educational settings so that they can maximise their learning potential. ISBerne has a fully qualified and highly experienced counsellor on staff who is trained to support the needs of students with behavioural, social or emotional needs that affect their ability to operate successfully in school.

Testimonials

Very enthusiastic and patient team which is important for a young and growing mind.

My daughter loves school, and I have not once heard her complain about school and the environment. She has NEVER encountered bullying or disruptive behavior in class.

It is the teachers at ISBerne that make the school. They are fantastic.

Having joined less than a year ago, my child is happy to go to school every day and is making great progress academically, showing greater confidence and skills development.

ISBerne is perfect; everything thing works well!

ISBerne is truly international and yet homey.

The writing skills of my Kindergarten student improved amazingly!

The teachers at ISBerne are amazing. My children have been very lucky to have experienced so many teachers over the last four years.

We are very pleased with the teachers in our son's Diploma Program. The teachers are very committed to improving our son's academic progress.

My child is really enjoying the school. I think the Middle Years' Program brings students out of the “child stage” and into the “teenager stage” quite well.

The teachers are very easily reached at break times and via email to provide feedback on assignments. They have been an incredible support system!

ISBerne encourages children to think and challenge and not just accept.

I love the reasoned judgments inculcated in my child, and the ethical values taught in tandem with the general academics.

The teachers are passionate about their subjects and really focus on the children's individual learning.

Our child enjoys ISBerne very much and feels comfortable at the school.

My kids love going to school – That’s what matters!

The International Baccalaureate teachers give above and beyond the level of excellent support for IB students with help during breaks and may extra hours to seek support and help. My child's teachers have worked hard to help my child succeed.

We appreciate ISBerne’s unique qualities - such as its small size, the interaction between classes and year groups, the attention to a holistic inquisitive approach to learning.

The teachers have quite a challenging task to balance so many different learning needs on a daily basis, and they seem to do it with ease.

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