When students arrive they will be taken to their House and that is run by a Housemaster or Housemistress - their room is not called a bedroom but a dorm.
When they are shown their room they will probably meet the person sharing their room who may be introduced as their roommate or Dormie.
A pupil who is given the job of taking care of a new pupil may be introduced to you as your Buddy or your Shadow.
Once lessons start and you receive your timetable, you will find that some hours at the end of the day are allocated for private study or homework. This is called Prep.
Part of your curriculum is likely to include sport and you may not recognise slang words for some of the sports you may be trying such as: Lax (Lacrosse), Ruggers (Rugby), Footie (football or soccer).
Your school may close some weekends and that is when you will go to your Bright Word Guardianship Host Family. These weekends are called exeat weekends.
Hopefully you will stay healthy while you are at UK boarding school but in case you are unwell, you may have to go to the San or Sanitorium where the School nurse, or Matron will help you out.
We hope you will enjoy your boarding school experience. Your Bright World Buddy (our Local Coordinator who will come and visit you. ) and the entire Bright World team will do all we can to make sure you settle into daily life and are happy at school. On arrival, your Bright World Buddy will give you your student handbook. Keep this safe and sound as it will contain useful information and should help you to settle in and understand things better.
Welcome to the UK and LOL (lots of love)
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
There were scenes of jubilation yesterday as many Bright World partner schools achieved excellent results, on the day that all UK boarding school pupils collected their A-Level results. Below are just some of the many updates we received. Congratulations everyone!