Year 7. The beginning.
The term started off a little wobbly with two hurricanes breathing down our neck. We had a very late start for our class golfer, as Kurt Rivers remained in Canada to participate in a tournament – and to avoid Irma and Maria. Others headed off island to seek refuge from the storms. In addition, several Yr. 7 students that had enrolled in British West Indies Collegiate found that we had power and were up and running before they could get started, so they joined us for a few days of brain warm-up after that extension to the summer break. All nine students signed up for this exciting start to ISTCI’s middle school are now hard at work.
Learn more about the Grade 7 at International School.
Come check out the new set-up! Collaborative furniture creates a fun and sleek new feel to the classroom. A new uniform lends to the fact that these students have left primary school behind and are involved in a whole new world.
In addition to students attending from a variety of primary school backgrounds, we also have Cooper with us on occasion. A Potcake from Grand Turk, Cooper accompanies Ms. Laura, and truly appreciates the wonderful attention she has received during her lunchtime visits with the students from other classes. Year 7 students find her a comforting face during a tough day at school, one who offers support when they most need it!
First Visitor to Grade 7
A few days after returning to school following Hurricane Maria, the students in Year 7 had the pleasure of a Fabulous Friday visit from one of the Salt Cay 16. “Alex” landed in Salt Cay to help a family friend homeschool their child for a few months, arriving only days prior to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. He had just graduated from university with a degree in Ancient History. Fortunately for us, Alex kept a detailed journey throughout his ordeal there, and shared it with us as a visiting author. It’s nice to get up close and be able to ask personal questions with the author right there to answer.
We are going on a Field Trip!
The Year 7 students would like the families of ISTCI to know that they are working towards raising funds for an end of year international field trip. You can expect a weekly bake sale to be operated on school property at week’s end where your child may purchase delicious baked items – all proceeds go towards their final goal. They thank you for supporting them in this endeavour.
Heritage Day found Year 7 at the Junkanoo Museum! It was a great afternoon learning not only a great deal about the history of these islands and how the Junkanoo fits in to it all, but also enjoying the magic of playing the traditional instruments full out! A little bit noisy, but a whole lot of fun. Thanks to Kitch Penn for totally catching their interest. We are hoping to create a Junior Junkanoo over the course of the year so that the older students may represent the school on campus and off campus.