Brisbane Independent School
Teaching young minds to shine 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 continue learning courageously.
BIS kids graduate from one room to another when they are developmentally ready, not just because the year ends or they have a birthday.
Our teaching teams track student development along a range of developmental continua covering areas like academic, physical, socio-emotional and self direction.
This allows us to work out the optimal time for them to move to the new classroom setting for them to thrive.
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 Kestrel will search for boundaries and rules, desperately wanting approval. This shifting perspective means that the Kestrel is starting to look at what others are doing to help them see the value of their own choices.
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 skills in 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 love them all.
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.