BWIC NEWS24 August 2020

This first email, in advance of the new school year, is for two reasons: firstly, to test our new contact database; secondly, to inform you of news regarding Collegiate classes for the coming term.It is common for any new database to contain errors and/or omissions. Should you know of any parent/guardian of a current/new Collegiate student who should have received this message, but has not, please have them email me ( with their correct contact details. Likewise, if you feel you should not be on this distribution list, please do inform me.

You will have heard by now of the TCI Government decision to operate a five-phase plan for the return of the islands’ children to school. The British West Indies Collegiate is respectfully bound to follow this plan. To this end, we shall begin conducting online classes for all our students (a week before the official date) from Monday 7th September. Prior to this, we will conduct orientation for all our new students. More details about orientation will follow over the next few days, once our staff have had the opportunity to meet virtually.

TCI Government have set out dates for the gradual return to school of students. We shall be pleased to confirm these with you after a further government press conference this week.In the meantime, parents should ensure that their children are equipped as necessary to partake in digitally-served, discovered, and assessed education. Most of last year’s Collegiate students will already have their own tablet or laptop, or may wish to update their equipment. New students may need to acquire their own before classes begin. We are NOT an Apple school; our students and staff use standard Microsoft/IBM hardware and software. Student-owned equipment must be compatible with Google Classroom and Microsoft Windows, and wifi-enabled for Internet access. We shall be pleased to provide more precise technical specifications tomorrow. 

We look forward very much to collaborating with you closely over the year ahead for the benefit of your child’s education.

With best regards,
Mr Anthony WilkinsonVice-Principal