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Grade 7

Welcome to Grade 7 at the International School 

September 2017 saw the grand opening of a Grade 7 at the International School. We are creating something really unique and special, right here on our already fantastically resourced campus.

The Grade 7 at the International School provides 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.

Grade 7

A new Middle School in TCI

We are very excited to present this next stage in learning and growth at the International School of the TCI. In April 2018 we broke ground on our BRAND NEW, PURPOSE BUILT facility which will house our Middle School for Grade 7, 8 and 9 children.

 

Read about the latest developments.

Read more about our Middle School

 

We are focused on four main areas:

  • 21st Century skills
  • Core Curriculum
  • Developing the whole individual 
  • Extensive school facilities to achieve excellence in academics

We have outstanding teachers who are high school and middle school trained and the building will be purpose built to facilitate the learning of our students and set up with the application of technology in mind.

While we will continue to use the British National Curriculum as a basis for study we will adapt it to our needs and we will incorporate elements from other educational systems to ensure that children are able to transition to the Grade 10 in the school system, in the country of their choice.

We are excited about what we can offer here: a truly international education for our students, which will set them up for the future which they are destined for.

 

Grade 7 at International School

We are 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.

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.

 

 

Topic Curriculum

 

Here are example Topic webs for the Grade 7 academic year.

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.

Grade 7 Topic Term 1
Grade 7 Topic Term 3

An Integrated Curriculum

Grade 7 at International School

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.

Developing the whole student

Mangroves of Turks and Caicos
Grade 7 exploring Mangrove Cay near Providenciales

Monthly integrated field trips 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.

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.

Activities will be planned to enrich the curriculum and learning links will be made throughout.

21st Century

The International School has gone Google. 

 

Our Middle School Teachers will all be trained as GOOGLE EDUCATORS.

We will use G-suite for Education which is designed specifically for productivity and collaboration and advanced technology integration skills. The tools encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, and let teachers work one-on-one or with the whole class.

Google Classroom was designed with teachers and students to connect the class easily, track their progress and achieve more together.

Grade 7 Uniform

The Middle School uniform is quite different to the lower school’s uniform. Students in Grades 7 should wear a khaki bottom with a light blue, button front shirt.

Boys are required to wear long trousers, brown belt, brown shoes and a light blue button front shirt (either long sleeve or short sleeve) for every day wear.  Logos will be embroidered onto the shirts.

Girls will be required to wear a khaki skort or skirt on the bottom, with a blue button front top; logo appliqued.

For active field trips, boys will be allowed to wear khaki shorts as an option, instead of the long trousers, and a blue polo shirt. For more formal field trips or travel, boys will be required to wear a red tie – but not for every day wear! On cooler days, there is the option of a red cardigan or half zip active jacket. For the girls, there are also the same options available for active and formal field trips, as well as options for cooler weather wear.

All School Uniform requirements for Grade 7 can be found at School Uniform   

Grade 7 Facilities

Fully opening in September 2018, our brand new, purpose built Middle School facility will house our Grade 7, 8 and 9 children.

The facilities include:

  • The only school with a swimming pool in the Turks & Caicos Islands
  • A specialist Science Teacher and fully equipped Science Laboratory
  • A fully-equipped computer suite
    • access to iPads, a suite of networked computers with internet access, projectors and the latest software
  • Wifi throughout the school and projectors in classrooms
  • Music room
  • Language room and specialist teacher
  • Renovated and well stocked library
  • Physical activity focus with hard courts
  • Theatre stage and performing arts teacher
  • Adventure playground
  • Covered lunch area

The Grade 7 Team

We have outstanding teachers who are high school and middle school trained.  We are committed to excellence in academics and ensuring that all children receive the individualised instruction to allow them to achieve their personal best.

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.

Contact Us

We hope that our academic and social strengths, and our goals to meet all individual needs, will truly inspire you to contact the International School and take a tour of the facilities of our wonderful school.

If you would like further information about our Middle School registration process please contact us.