Brisbane Independent School
Teaching young minds since 1968
At Brisbane Independent School, our mission is to nurture, develop and trust in our pupils’ innate love of learning. Our goal is to produce graduates who are confident, competent and respectful: and to equip them with the skills necessary to lead and learn courageously.
Each Basecamp has different teaching and learning types that best suit the age and developmental stage of the children in it - early years(Prep - Year 1), middle years (Years 2 - 4) and upper years (Years 5 + 6).
Our classrooms are multi-aged spaces where relationships are built over time. Students are in one classroom, or Basecamp, for a number of years and all students grow to be leaders in the room.
Each Basecamp looks slightly different to suit the age and developmental stage - however, all rooms have areas for direct teaching, collaborative sharing, individual calming and playing. Each of these are important for the development of young brains across the primary years.
The Big Cats classroom is often noisy, exciting, messy and full of little egos vying for supremacy: just the way it should be for ages from 4 and a half. This stage is about hands-on concrete experiences, where our senses tell us how to experience the world.
The Penguin student is beginning to feel empathy, when looking to see the feelings on other people’s faces or in learning to listen to their stories. The Penguin is just beginning to understand consequential thinking and to reflect on their choices.
We are all on Team BIS
Smart, passionate and engaged
BIS teachers have the same enthusiasm for learning as they inspire in the children. They are specially chosen for their expertise and skill in delivering evidence based approaches to teaching and learning as well as being able to recognising the talents and teaching needs of each child in their care. Staff work together to ensure all children are nurtured and challenged. We know all the children at BIS and as a team we are their 'village' of safe and supportive adults.
We are all courageous learners
BIS is a learning experience designed to educate everyone who connects with us, from the student and teacher, to parent and volunteer.
There are many ways to connect with our community.
Learn something new
We run regular events and workshops about the BIS Philosophy, Developmental Education and Integral Psychology in education.