The annual Year 5 and 6 swimming gala took place this week, and both year groups demonstrated some excellent swimming skills!
For the more advanced swimmers the gala finished with a medley relay that involved the four strokes: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle, and for the first time ever a 50m freestyle relay, where swimmers were encouraged to dive and include a tumble turn.
The results were extremely close with only 31 points between 1st and 4th place! Congratulations to everyone involved!
Year 5 House results
1st Merlin 2nd Kestrel 3rd Falcon 4th Osprey
Year 6 House results
1st Falcon 2nd Kestrel 3rd Osprey 4th Merlin
Established in Bahrain for over fifty years, St Christopher’s School first opened in the grounds of St Christopher’s Church in 1961. The School overcame the many challenges those early days presented; ever growing and ever developing and in 1975 became independent of the Church with a number of companies acting as “Founders”: these ensured the continued advances that St Chris has made to become the excellent home of learning that it is today.
Those involved with the School in 1961 could hardly have imagined that a school with an initial roll of thirty would evolve into one of with around 2150 pupils from around 70 nations at any one time; a school with a fine international reputation and widely recognised as one of the world’s top British schools overseas, with exceptional facilities and resources.
An important aspect of the School is that St Christopher’s is a not-for-profit (non-profit-making) institution. Members of the Board of Governors serve in a voluntary and entirely unpaid capacity and there are no owners and no shareholders – all income from fees is used to run and further develop the School for the benefit of pupils. This is just one of many features that set St Christopher’s School apart as the premier choice for those parents who need and demand the very best British style education for their children in Bahrain.
Not only does St Chris have a consistently excellent record of academic success, we also offer a very fine programme of extracurricular activities and personal development opportunities, including many overseas cultural, sporting and academic trips.
St Christopher’s is a highly successful school, firmly established in the British tradition, yet with an international outlook. We have been inspected under three different inspection regimes:
- British Schools Overseas regulations (recognised by the UK Department for Education) as equivalent to those used to inspect independent schools in England (OFSTED)
- British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) Accreditation Programme
- National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training (QQA – Kingdom of Bahrain) Inspection
In all of these we received a rating of “Outstanding” – not just as an overall assessment but for every aspect of performance as well.
Our standing as a prominent overseas British school is further indicated by our acceptance into membership of the prestigious HMC (the organisation of which all the leading UK independent schools are members – http://www.hmc.org.uk/) and IAPS (the top 600 leading independent UK and worldwide prep schools – https://www.iaps.org.uk/ .
St Christopher’s: Caring, Learning and Communicating to give your family the very best in British- International education!