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Learning Support

Career Counselling

Expert advice on university admissions is available on campus through The Access Centre, our career hub. Our Career Counsellor is ready to guide you on important decisions concerning your higher education plans and aspirations. Topics on which our counsellor can advise you include:

O Level Subject Selection

Career Planning

UCAS Information

Personal Statements

International Applications

Recommendation Letters

Scholarships

National Applications

The Access Centre also offers a variety of career related activities, such as

University Information Sessions

Career Fairs

Internship Workshops

Summer School

Guest Speaker

Inclusive Access

Reinforcement Programme

The Access Centre

Diagnostic Testing

Inclusive Access

The Special Education Needs (SEN) department is designed to provide assistance and care to our differently abled learners. Our SEN coordinator determines each child’s individual needs and tailors a program that provides special services and learning support. Teachers collect and analyze data to monitor progress of students, with the aid of specialized NGRT tests and CAT 4 testing. Students diagnosed with emotional,psychological and behavioral instability also receive special care,assistance and facilitation from the SEN Coordinator. There is a team of trained,assigned shadow teachers on board with the SEN Coordinator to facilitate each differently abled student with one on one support.

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Reinforcement Programme

Learning Support program is a meticulously designed program incorporating the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. DIBELS are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy and reading skills. Our phonics and reading specialists conduct DIBELS periodically, to assess PYP students reading proficiency against key benchmarks.

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Access Center

The Access Center at BNI facilitates students in selecting their careers and getting admissions in universities of their choice. Our experienced career advisors have an open-door policy and are readily available to students in school and, via e-mail. Assistance is provided in:
• Admissions Essays
• Compiling and sending documentation to universities
• Financial aid applications
• Entrance and standardized test preparation
• Visa related paper work
The Dynamic Speaker events series events organized at BNI introduces students to new and alternative career paths by interacting with industry experts. Our aim is to create a holistic approach to counselling, work closely with students and families to engage in active decision-making and, ensure the best possible future to meet each student’s needs.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Diagnostic Testing

At BNI, we believe that in order to maximize the true potential of each child, it is imperative that we first diagnose the strengths and challenges correctly and accurately. Diagnostic testing is an effective means of doing so.
(Grade III and above), all students undergo the NGRT (new group reading test) by GL assessments. The NGRT is a diagnostic test that measures the reading and comprehension skills and age of a child. It also provides solutions to overcome challenges for both the school and the parent.
For Grades KG to five, we also conduct DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) which is a series of short tests that assess K-8 literacy. It is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of a set of K-8 literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. DIBELS at BNI is conducted four times a year to ensure that the reading levels for BNI Primary students are at par with those of international standards. Based on the collected data, appropriate and required intervention is put in place and students are provided with learning support.
For Middle and Senior School (MYP and IBDP), all students undertake the CAT4 test by GL Assessment. CAT4 is most widely used in the UK for students aged 6 – 17+ years. It is an assessment of developed abilities in areas that greatly influence learning and achievement – namely verbal, non-verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning. Interestingly, CAT4 also provides indicators as to how a child will perform in International exams such as IGCSEs and IBDP. It also provides support in terms of strategies to be used to close gaps in any of the four above-mentioned areas.

Inclusive Access

The Special Education Needs (SEN) department is designed to provide assistance and care to our differently-abled learners. Our SEN coordinator determines each child’s individual needs and tailors a programme that provides special services and learning support. Teachers collect and analyse data to monitor students’ progress with the aid of specialised NGRT tests and CAT 4 testing. Students diagnosed with emotional, psychological and behavioural instability also receive special care, assistance and facilitation from the SEN Coordinator. There is a team of trained, assigned shadow teachers on board with the SEN Coordinator to facilitate each differently-abled student with one on one support.

Reinforcement Programme

The Learning Support programme is meticulously designed to incorporate the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). DIBELS are a set of procedures and measures to assess the acquisition of early literacy and reading skills. Our phonics and reading specialists conduct DIBELS periodically in order to assess PYP students’ reading proficiency against key benchmarks.

Access Center

The Access Centre at BN Islamabad facilitates students in selecting their career paths and getting admissions in universities of their choice. Our experienced career advisors have an open-door policy and are readily available to students in school and online. Assistance is provided in:

  • Admissions Essays
  • Compiling and sending documentation to universities
  • Financial aid applications
  • Entrance and standardised test preparation
  • Visa related paperwork

The Dynamic Speaker Series organised at BN Islamabad introduces students to new and alternative career paths by interacting with industry experts. Our aim is to create a holistic approach to counselling, work closely with students and families to engage in active decision-making, and ensure the best possible future to meet each student’s needs.

Diagnostic Testing

At BN Islamabad we believe that in order to maximise the true potential of each child, it is imperative that we first diagnose their strengths and challenges correctly and accurately. Diagnostic testing is an effective means of doing so.

For Grades III and above, all students undergo the New Group Reading Test (NGRT) by GL assessments. The NGRT is a diagnostic test that measures the reading and comprehension skills and age of a child. It also provides solutions to overcome challenges for both the school and the parent.

For Grades KG to five, we also conduct Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), which is a series of short tests that assess K-8 literacy. It is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of a set of K-8 literacy skills, such as phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. DIBELS at BN Islamabad is conducted four times a year to ensure that the reading levels for BN Islamabad Primary students are at par with those of international standards. Based on the collected data, appropriate and required intervention is put in place and students are provided with learning support.

For Middle and Senior School (MYP and IBDP), all students undertake the CAT4 test by GL Assessment. CAT4 is most widely used in the UK for students aged 6 – 17+ years. It is an assessment of developed abilities in areas that greatly influence learning and achievement – namely verbal, non-verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning. It also provides support in terms of strategies to be used to close gaps in any of the four aforementioned areas. Interestingly, CAT4 also provides indicators on how a child will perform in International exams such as IGCSE and IBDP.

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The Learning Tower

Our facilities include the Learning Tower, our school library. Much more than a traditional library, it is a place where diverse and varied ideas, thoughts and viewpoints flourish, and where research is fostered as a lifelong learning skill. We believe that the school library is a learning hub that should provide essential support for teaching and learning in the classroom. The Learning Tower is a three-storey building designed to create an environment where students can engage in different activities that promote a love of reading and research. The Learning Tower houses over 23000+ books and reference material, besides digital resources covering a wide range of topics. The ICT suite is on the top floor and has computers for research, multimedia projectors, as well as a dedicated space for robotics. It is a resource centre for both individual and collaborative work for students and staff alike. Library lessons are utilised for issuing books to students, as well as for providing opportunities for different activities such as reading sessions, book review competitions, vocabulary and word games. In line with our mission statement, we foster international mindedness by celebrating international days and events such as International Peace Day, World Dignity Day, Mothers’ Day, and World Book Day, which enable students to be aware of international issues as well as providing learning experiences. At the Learning Tower we teach our students to respect and protect resources, develop a strong sense of community, and increase their understanding of the world in which we live. It is our most powerful learning space for creating life-long learners.

Gymnasium

The magnificently designed and state of the art auditorium at Newlands is a platform where imagination and creativity comes to life in memorable and spectacular shows and events. This facility is not only used to showcase student activities and events but is also utilized for community events and institutional functions. The artistically designed auditorium, with its high quality light and sound systems has a seating capacity of 700. It has been a proud host to mega events like TEDxLahore, Teacherhood Conference and cultural and literary events like Dastangoi. Similarly, a myriad of student activities such as plays, award ceremonies, debate competitions, musical productions, orchestral performances and dance competitions are regularly carried out in the school auditorium, providing our students an opportunity to express their creativity and talents. Such events help develop initiative and confidence in our students and at the same time equip them with the 21st century skills such as creative thinking, information & media literacy and communication skills. On the other hand, such events cultivate an appreciation for arts and culture, grooming our students into refined and cultured audience.

Auditorium

The artistically-designed and cutting-edge auditorium at Beaconhouse-Newlands Islamabad serves as the venue for memorable and spectacular performances that bring imagination and creativity to life. This facility is used for student events and activities and can accommodate up to 350 people.

Activities held here help students build self-confidence and acquire 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, media & information literacy, communication & social skills, and self-management skills. Additionally, events help foster love and an appreciation of the arts and culture.