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All the latest news from the International School of the Turks and Caicos Islands - December 2016 
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Amazing Term for ISTCI!

As we come to the end of an extremely busy term, it is with pride that I look back upon the successes of the past 4 months.

Our school is as large as it has been for the past 10 years.  We have remodelled our teaching in the Grade 4-6 classes and seen huge progress from our children.  As a school we have had a huge focus on raising standards in writing and the teachers have been working really hard on this and we are seeing fantastic work from the children as a result.

I love to see the school pool in daily use and the standard of our children's swimming rising.  Many of our children are confident in the water and can already 'swim' however, what we hear from our teachers is that they were lacking the stamina and stroke technique for swimming as a physical discipline and we are all delighted to see that improving.  The addition of the cover has made a huge difference to everyone's enjoyment of the swimming lessons so thank you very much to the PTA for that.

We have many exciting plans to look forward to in the new year, including the restructuring of the timetable and the introduction of STEM lessons to Grades 3-6 this term and rolling out to Grades 1-2 after Easter.

We are going to set a New Year's Resolution for the whole school for Healthy Eating. There will be more information coming to you on all of these items.

As you read through this newsletter, enjoy reliving the wonderful moments of the past term. Merry Christmas to you all!

Best wishes, Katie Hinks
 
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Important Dates

  • 9th January - Term 2 starts
  • Moms 'n' Tots Club every Wednesday, 3:15 - 4:15pm
  • 13 - 17 February - Mid term break
  • 13 March Commonwealth Day
  • 31 March - Reports home to parents

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What's coming up?

  • CODE BREAKERS begins on January 9th for 6 weeks
  • 'We are Writers' - get ready for Book Week
  • Restructuring of the timetable
  • Introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Christmas Show

Dazzling Christmas Show

The stars shone bright on 9th December 2016 at Brayton Hall as the children of the International School dazzled the audience with their catchy songs and beautiful nativity story.

We eagerly watched as the children portrayed traditional nativity characters travelling to Bethlehem whilst singing some not-so-traditional, up-beat songs.
You can see all the action of Grades 1-6 in the gallery.

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Christmas Show

Christmas Fair sees record crowds

The International School of TCI hosted another bumper Christmas Fair this year which saw many happy faces and lots of festive fun! A big thank you to our school PTA members for an action packed day. More details to follow about how the funds will benefit your children. Did you see who got gunged?

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TCI Rugby

ISTCI Tag Rugby Finalists 

There was a great atmosphere down at the rugby field for the annual inter-school tag rugby championships.

Many thanks to everyone for coming down and participating in or supporting the teams, and congratulations to the winners.

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Upcoming Swimming Selection

Our swimmers recently enjoyed the Swimming Meeting against the Surf Side Club swimmers. We would like to say well done to all those who have attended training with such dedication.

This swim meet will become a termly event. We also look forward to sending a combined swimming team to the Bahamas towards the end of the year.

Early Years Christmas Show

Not a dry eye in the house!

In front of a huge crowd of parents and family members our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children from Nursery, Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten put on a fabulously festive show. Just look at these photos to see how the children enjoyed putting on the show.

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Conchtastic Trip

Grade 6 have studied the binomial system of Classification and how vertebrates and invertebrates are divided into specific phyla and classes. Grade 5 and 6 went to the Caicos Conch Farm to get a detailed look at Conch, of the invertebrate Phylum: Mollusc, and discovered many cool conch facts!      Take me to the blog
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in TCI

In the lead up to the busy festive season it is good to get everyone together and remember that we all have a lot to be thankful for.

We took that time and celebrated ‘Thanksgiving in Turks and Caicos’ surrounded by friends, teachers and many families of the International School. Well done PTA! Take to the gallery
French Classes

French class hits the stage!

The children's French lessons became full of razzle dazzle recently. Everyone was so very excited when Madame Rateau decided to have a French Fashion Show in Senior Kindergarten.
Then this week they had a French Pet Show! Such fa fun way to learn the language! oh la la.
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