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Dear Parents,

With the holiday season approaching I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this amazing community.  Education is the promise of a better future.  Everyday, our faculty and students work together to fulfill this promise.  We are Socially Conscious, Hardworking, Articulate, Respectful and Knowledgeable.  Reading the news these days it seems that many focus on the worst in peoples’ natures.  At BFS, we focus the energy of our community on the best we have to offer.

The winter holiday is the perfect time to reflect on what we have accomplished.    In the arts, athletics and academics we are achieving.  With the High School Girl’s recent championship in basketball, we now have a total of 5 major SKAC  championships over the last year!  Our recent winter concerts at every school level demonstrate an arts program that is vibrant and captivating.  Our results in MAP and PSAT reflect academic achievements that rival the best schools in Asia.

Socially, our students and faculty are giving back to our local community.  Dr. Kim donated the proceeds from her Winter Concert to the Childhood Cancer Foundation.  The Middle School Student Council coordinated with the Busan Women’s International Association to collect socks for our local soup kitchen in Haeundae. At every event our students comport themselves with the best qualities.  Whether at the International Climate Conference, the BIWA Christmas Bazaar, or any SKAC event our students project pride in themselves and respect for others.

I hope that you and your family have a restful time this winter holiday.  I hope you rejuvenate the relationships that are more important now than ever.  When we see you again on January 9th, know that 2018 is going to be our best year ever!  Our community will continue to fulfill the promise of a meaningful education.

Iain Macfarlane
BFS Principal

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