This week, along with all other private schools in the islands, we received a preliminary inspection by the Department of Education to check on our readiness for the phased return to school of our students. I am pleased to report the Department’s satisfaction; confirmation of our readiness to re-open to senior students on Monday 5th October is to be expected as soon as the Department of Environmental Health has made its visit next week. 


There is a rumour that the imminent return to school is voluntary! Not so. To clarify, please re-read the notice given last week, in which I have substituted one word:

Year 10 will continue with their online classes from 0800 to 1300 AND attend school from 1400-1600 from Monday 5th October. They may only access our campus from 1345 each day. They must be collected from school by 1615.

“In accordance with the Government Road-Map for the Re-opening of Schools in the TCI, our Years 11, 12 and 13 students will resume face-to-face lessons in school between 0800 and 1300 from Monday 5th October. These students must vacate the campus before 1315 each day.

All students arriving to attend lessons on campus will be subject to a body temperature check before being admitted to a day’s session. Each student must wear a face mask and commit to following all directions concerning hygiene and social distancing to be allowed admittance. Students are expected to bring their own fully-charged hardware device (tablet or laptop, as appropriate) for lessons, as the sharing of books, stationery, and other equipment is not permitted. 

All younger students will continue with online learning  from 0800 to 1300, only returning to school from 4th January 2021, unless the current government timeline is reviewed and amended before then.”          


Please be aware that Friday, 25th September this week is National Youth Day. As such, there will be no online classes that day.

With best regards,

Mr Anthony Wilkinson