Newsletter 1, Term 1 2019


Welcome and seasonal greetings to all our new and old families. It is my greatest pleasure to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Bava International School. Nothing gives me this much pleasure as welcoming back the beautiful smiles and sounds of our dear little children. We sincerely look forward to meeting and serving you.

Today marks the first day of the 2019 School Year Calendar! Four Terms inclusive and dates of each will become available in later issues. There is going to be so much to share as we progress into each ensuing term. So much to learn and so much to share between the school and home. We hope to share this joint responsibility of caring and educating your children.

We aim for all students to be happy and to be challenged in a supportive, safe and conducive environment. The first term is the most challenging of the four terms. Reasons are various, but those affected the most is usually because of their first time away from home/familiar environment and circumstances. I wish to assure you especially our new families joining us for the first time, to please lend us your support and confidence. We will do our outmost to serve your children in the best ways that we have been doing so for the past twenty eight years.

If you should need anything clarified please kindly enquire at the front desk with Mrs Mary Tione who can serve you appropriately.

Let me introduce the Primary school Staff for easy reference!

Admin Staff:
  • Ms Boio Bess Daro — Principal & Managing Director
  • Mrs Mary Ravo Daro-Tione — Front Desk Manager/Registrar
Teaching Staff:
  • Mr Moi Bill Mea — Head Teacher/Upper Grades Teacher
  • Mrs Michelle Wagua–Mea — Prep-Grade 1  Teacher
  • Mrs Julie Kua — Preschool-Playschool Teacher
  • Ms Linda Boha Heagi — Pre-Playschool Teacher Assistant
Supporting / Casual Staff:
  • Mrs Marvin Daniel — Kitchen Hand
  • Mr Tom Mahuta — Gate Security/School Bus Service Assistant
  • Mr Maka Tione — School Bus Driver
  • Mr Philip Daniel — School Carpets / Pool Caretaker

**Additional support is always on grounds as required and when necessary.


Currently conversations are in progress and we are waiting for a response from the city council. Provided are photos of meetings had earlier this month.

Term 1 Dates

January 28 – March 29. 1 week break: April 1 – 5.

Term 2 Commences

April 8 – June 21  *(11 Weeks). More details to follow later.

School Hours

Please note the school hours below. Kindly ensure your children are dropped off and picked up in the prescribed periods. Late pickups will incur fees.

Gate Opens For Drop Off: 7:30 – 8:00 AM ONLY
(This is a “Free Play Period” an important time for all children to intermingle).

Assembly/Sharing Time: 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Morning Tea Break: 10:00 – 10:20 AM

Lunch Break: 11:50 – 12:30 PM

Rest Time For Play/Preschool: 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Home Time/Pick Up: 2:30 – 3:00 PM
(After 3pm, late fees apply)

Gates and School Close: 4:00 PM

*FRIDAYS (Half Day): Students to be picked up by 1:00 PM
(After 1pm, late fees apply)

Thank you all. We all look forward to meeting in person and sharing more as the term continues.

Ms Boio Bess Daro, OBE.
School Principal


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