Welcome to T.P.I.S.S.S.
Committed To Excellence In Education By Learning, Growth & Fun
Students are taught in classes of small batches & groups with upto 30 students per class. In practice, in some classes such as Science, Practical Design and Technology, Labs and Music, the class sizes are smaller. Students are expected to participate actively in class, to ask questions, to make presentations, to carry out independent research and also to work collaboratively in teams. Our teachers help their students to develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in this dynamic teaching environment.
There are occasions, of course, when students are taught in the formal and time honoured way. The range of strategies that teachers use within a timescale of several lessons ensures that learning is both challenging and enjoyable. In Science, for example, experimentation is the routine accompaniment to theory and in History, students understand that analysis and evaluation of sources and the acceptance of many perspectives can lead to better interpretation.
We understand that students are all individuals and have diverse needs. We support those who may need occasional assistance in ways appropriate to their needs and to stretch those who may pull ahead of their peers.
Thus, our planning ensures that all students are equipped to meet their potential. Extra study sessions and personal tutorial time have been built into the School timetable each week.
Assessment is ongoing and varied with CCE pattern. Examinations and tests are paramount and are supported by students’ portfolios, written oral tasks, multiple choice tests as well as teacher observations. At all levels, students need to demonstrate critical enquiry, research skills, and an ability to place their knowledge into practical contexts, analysis and commentary.
Grading sessions take place every month/week and grades are awarded for both achievement and effort.
Formal examinations S1 & S2 take place twice a year. A progress report is discussed with parents on every PTM and a more comprehensive report is sent out at the end of every term. These reports detail academic attainment, personal development, participation in activities and behaviour in residence.
The School is equipped with a web-based portal for both students and parents as well as with complete wi-fi connectivity. This is an Intranet that encourages and assists remote learning and School administration. Assignments, curriculum plans, web links, assessments and tasks are all available online.
A weekly assembly for the whole School brings everyone together as a large family to share experiences and to reflect on the aims of the School.