Welcome to Grade 7 at the International School
We are pleased to announce the grand opening of a Grade 7 at the International School. We hope to create something really unique and special, right here on our already fantastically resourced campus.
The Grade 7 at the International School will provide an alternative option for children reaching the end of their primary school years. This is a much needed alternative option, to serve our children and our community.
We are still accepting applications of admission, please Email the school for more information about Grade 7 at the International School or call (649) 946 5523.
Read the latest Grade 7 blog.
An Integrated Curriculum
As educators, we are constantly searching for new ways to help students make sense of the multitude of life’s experiences and the bits and pieces of knowledge they gain from a traditionally departmentalized curriculum.
Students today continue to move from one discipline to the next forcing the information to be disconnected to anything that resembles real life situations. To lighten some of the fragmentation our youth experience, a more integrated curriculum is our goal.
When themes, subjects, or projects are combined, students begin to see meaningful connections between the subject matter. Material then serves as a vehicle for learning rather than simply pieces of information. In addition to this, repetition of material from one subject to the next is essentially eliminated.
Advantages of our Grade 7 curriculum:
- Focuses on basic skills, content and higher level thinking
- Encourages lifelong learning
- Structures learning around themes, big ideas and meaningful concepts
- Provides connections among various curricular disciplines
- Encourages active participation in relevant real-life experiences
- Captivates, motivates, and challenges learners
- Provides a deeper understanding of content
- Offers opportunities for more small group and industrialized instruction
- Accommodates a variety of learning styles/theories
The future of all students enrolled will be taken into account. We will strive to work towards a smooth transition into their system of choice.
The British National Curriculum will be the base for all instruction.
An Intimate Community
Monthly integrated fieldtrips help make learning fun and meaningful.
Our Grade 7 community offers countless learning scenarios to take place outside of the classroom, right in our own backyard. Supplementing reading materials with the “up-close-and-personal” allows students to have a greater understanding of the concepts covered.
The Grade 7 Team
Introducing our highly qualified staff:
Laura Brander – Core Subjects, takes responsibility for the development of this new phase in our school and the majority of the teaching for the Grade 7 class, including Mathematics and English.
Mary Jimenez – Science Specialist, maintains responsibility for Science teaching, which will be taught as Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Sarah Amachee – ICT Specialist
Josiane Rateau – Second Language Instruction
Benneth Williams – PE and Art & Design, specialist teacher for Topic work, Physical Education, Swimming etc.
Meet all the International School Staff Team
The Grade 7 Class/Home room, for the 2017-2018 academic year, will be what is now the current Grade 6 Class/ Home room. In the summer of 2018, we will build a Key Stage 3 (Grades 7, 8 and 9) block, based on need, going forward. The proposed site for this is beside the swimming pool and the Science Lab.
The International School offers:
- the only school with a swimming pool in the Turks & Caicos Islands
- a specialist Science lab lead by a specialist science teacher; the only Primary school in the region to offer this facility
- a well-equipped computer room including iPads, a suite of networked computers with internet access, projectors and the latest software
School facilities include a 60ft swimming pool, nursery school, music and languages rooms, library, education support room, hard courts, theatre stage, two playgrounds, a covered lunch area, Science laboratory, kitchen and computer suite.
All of our classrooms and specialist rooms have interactive whiteboards, air conditioning and the children have access to a laptop for research. Our library is well stocked and resourced for all ages towards.
We have a large outdoor lunch area under a shade marquee, plus shaded picnic areas for snack times. Our outdoor Theatre looks down upon the all-purpose court. We have a wealth of outdoor climbing and recreational equipment including a climbing wall, basketball court, obstacle course, basketball and football court.
What we can offer is a smooth transition to the middle school years with a nurturing form tutor supporting the children’s learning within an integrated curriculum. We are starting something completely new and unique and therefore the children can be a part of this from the start.
- Developing our youth into citizens of the world
- Local community awareness
- Participating in environmentally charged activities
- Working at making wise choices as a part of the whole
- Experienced and Specialist teachers
- Rigorous and challenging curriculum
- Gifted programme and learning support
Homework may be submitted on-line, while parents may access assignment deadlines and assessment dates to keep abreast of their child’s responsibilities.
Wi-Fi in the Classroom
Technology is a huge part of our lives…
In today’s world, we learn through instantaneous interaction with current information over the Internet. We communicate with others and keep ourselves organized through a variety of technological devices. We may work together at reducing our carbon footprint on this planet by embracing the computer for note-taking, as well as passing information from one to another. We also learn more, and at a faster pace, if we can interact with concepts through visual instruction.
Students will be expected to complete much of their work, as well as conduct research when questions are raised – on their own laptops.
Let’s prepare our children for their future.
Main Lesson Books
Pen on paper is still an art…
A summary of lessons on a particular subject helps students to interact with information as they learn, allowing creativity to make that learning memorable.
In tandem with integrated learning, our students will draw, summarize, and write daily; their work may contain stories, descriptions, experiments, observations, and verses, all with visual reminders.
International Field Trips
Students grow personally, socially, and academically when taken out of their comfort zone and exposed to new and exciting experiences.
Wherever the group chooses to explore, the week long integrated experience will be a culmination of group fundraising and planning, as well as individual research and commitment.
We welcome you to Email the school for more information about Grade 7 at the International School or call (649) 946 5523.
Read about our Admission Process