At TLC, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the education experiences of our students.
Through a link with the Paphos International Sailing Club, the school is purchasing five Laser Pico single handed dinghies and a Wayfarer dinghy which will be used as the instructors from PISC work with our young people to train them as competent sailors. With the sailing club less than 500m from the school, sailing is an obvious choice of after school activity and the students will gain valuable and transferable skills.
Virtual Learning Environment
Developments continue on the school’s VLE and it is hoped to expand the tools available on the VLE to include podcasts of lessons as well as online debating forums. Already a big hit with parents and students, the VLE is a convenient way to access learning inside and outside the classroom. Parents can see what will be taught in upcoming lessons as well as being able to review and revise work covered with their children after school.
Year of the Playground
In conjunction with the schools’ Parents, Teachers and Friends Association, TLC is working to improve facilities for our students in the break times by following the lead of the International Year of the Playground. With plans for extra shaded areas, a dedicated area for our sixth form and the addition of courts and more play equipment, break time will soon become as stimulating and enjoyable as the classroom.
Kindergarten and Reception Play Area
During the summer a lot of work has been carried out to extend the play area for some of our youngest students. New play equipment including a climbing frame and play house will be in place for September as well as the much needed shade to protect the little ones.
Mentoring and Motivation Workshops
Many young people lack confidence in themselves and their abilities. Through our mentoring and motivation workshops, based on the Mosaic Mentoring Scheme devised by the Prince of Wales Trust, we begin the year with a three day workshop aimed at helping the examination students gain the most from their learning at TLC Private School. The initial workshops are supported by further sessions and monthly tutor group meetings through the year.
The Ministry of Education has now given TLC Private School its approval to offer the Apolytirion; the Greek Cypriot school qualification which can provide an alternative way of accessing university courses. Students have to study a range of disciplines and take an internal examination in each which is moderated by the ministry. Several students have taken up the opportunity already and we look forward to more joining the Apolytirion course this year.