How we learn

How we learn

Classes begin at 8.45am and students are advised to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before classes begin.

The daily structure of the Secondary school day is as follows.

08.45 – 09.00    Registration

09.00 – 09.50    Lesson 1

09.50 – 10.40    Lesson 2

10.40 – 11.30    Lesson 3

11.30 – 11.45    Break

11.45 – 12.35    Lesson 4

12.35 – 13.25    Lesson 5

13.25 – 14.05    Lunch

14.05 – 14.55    Lesson 6

14.55 – 15.45    Lesson 7

Homework for students may be assigned as project work or as independent work. Assignments may involve practice, preparation, extension or creativity. An assignment can take as little time to complete as part of one evening or extend over several days or weeks.

For us to deliver the best education possible all children should be on time for school. Traffic and ‘sleeping in’ are not considered acceptable reasons.

Regular nonattendance or being away from school may well affect children’s ability to keep up with what is happening in the class, along with their ability to learn. In the case of students being absent from school for 10 or more days the Head of School will invite parents to meet, and discuss the nonattendance.

Parents are requested to advise classroom/form teachers if their child will be absent from school for an extended period of time. Teachers will provide some guidance for the students’ continued learning while they are absent in particular by regularly checking class and homework on the class or subject web sites. However, before such an absence takes place permission should be sought from the Head of School.

All children should wear the school uniform when attending school or when participating in school organised events outside of normal school hours. We believe that school uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school, encourages a sense of community and belonging towards the school, makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance.

Children who are studying in the last two years of school are not required to wear the formal school uniform. However, they are expected to dress conservatively and look smart.

Students are not permitted to bring mobile phones during the school day. Phone calls to home can be made through the school phones if necessary, with teacher permission. When a child is caught in possession of a mobile phone the phone will be confiscated until the end of the day.

Should parents need to deliver a message to their children during the school day, they can email their form tutors directly. If the matter is urgent they may contact reception who will ensure the message will be passed on to the subject teacher who has the student at the time.

For all children within the secondary school meals are provided three times a day. This takes the form of morning snack and drink, hot lunch, afternoon snack and drink. The food is prepared and cooked fresh daily.