Ministry of Education Student Registration for Public Primary and High Schools, Academic Year 2018/2019

Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture & Library Services

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

British West Indies

Telephone: 649-338-4804 ~ Fax: 649-941-5228 

The Ministry of Education is very pleased to announce student registration for Public Primary (4yrs old) and High Schools (Form 1) for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Student registration on Providenciales will be conducted from Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, May 11, 2018. Registration for all other public high schools within the country will be held on July 9 -13, 2018.

Applications can be made via an online application system on the TCI Government website at https://www.gov.tc/ministry-of-education-youth-sports-and-library-services/. Additionally, application forms will be available for a short period at the Department of Education offices in Grand Turk and Providenciales.

Parents and Guardians are reminded that the following documents are required for entry into public schools:

  • 1 Passport size photo of prospective student/s
  • Birth Certificate of prospective student/s
  • Immunization/Medical Certificate of prospective student/s
  • Proof of Status in TCI (Parents & Prospective Student/s)
  • Passport Photo Page of Parent/Guardian and prospective student/s
  • Transcript/Transfer Letter (If applicable) 

All of the above documents can be uploaded electronically via the online system or submitted with the application form to the office.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Education at 649-338-4804.

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DECR Hosts Mandatory Training Session for Providenciales Watersports Operators

The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR), assisted by Ms. Blythe Clare, Training Manager of the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, hosted a training session for operators within the Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park (PALSNP).

 

The training workshop, held on Wednesday, 28 March, addressed customer service and appropriate etiquette to be applied when undertaking business within the national park.

 

The DECR is mandated to manage the natural resources of the TCI, in a manner that all stakeholders can legally and sustainably enjoy these delicate ecosystems. The success of this mandate depends heavily on the effective implementation and enforcement of the relevant environmental laws, and compliance by the public.

 

“With the vendors and tour operators being at the frontline of TCI’s tourism product, their actions can potentially have a detrimental impact on the environment as well as a visitors’ perception of the destination. Hence, the DECR is continuing its efforts to educate all stakeholders, so that persons would be aware of what is permissible within the law and what actions are grounds for prosecution”, said Mr. Luc Clerveaux, Assistant Director of Law and Enforcement, DECR.

 

The workshop was designed to ensure that vendors and park users adhere to the regulations of the National Parks Ordinance, and to provide users with an opportunity to discuss the operational challenges that they face on a daily basis. This was the second vendor-oriented workshop hosted by the Department this year, as the Department strives to improve the operations and working environment within the PALSNP.

 

The Department would like to thank everyone who attended for their cooperation, and would like to encourage stakeholders to attend future sessions as we work together to sustain the Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos Islands, and provide the best possible service and environment to our guests and visitors.

 

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Larry Mills Returns to TCIG as New Director of Registration and Citizenship

Following the successful completion of his study leave, congratulations and best wishes is extended to Mr. Mills on the successful completion of an MA in Law Enforcement and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom and on his return to the Turks and Caicos Government as the new Director of Registration and Citizenship within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.

 

Commenting on his return and new appointment, Mr. Mills said; “As the new Director of Registration and Citizenship, the skills and knowledge that I have gained will undoubtedly springboard our move to more secure, digitalized documents for our products.  I am keen on seeing a marked improvement in the standard of productivity within Registration and Citizenship and will look to implement a new approach to service delivery that can enhance the overall satisfaction with our customers, while positioning our registry on par with those regionally and internationally.

 

“I am gratefully humble to have been afforded the opportunity to head the Department of Registration & Citizenship and, to continue being a part of the team in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. In so doing I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues on matters pertaining to our mandate, thereby making my contribution in service to our citizens and my country.”

 

Deputy Governor, Anya Williams joined in congratulating Mr. Mills by stating;  “Congratulations is extended to Mr. Mills on the successful completion of his studies and we are pleased to welcome him back to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service.  We are pleased to have assisted Mr. Mills in his studies through the Civil Service Professional Development Fund and would encourage other civil servants to continue to seek opportunities for development under this program as well.

 

“Mr. Mills has returned to the civil service with great enthusiasm and a keen interest in improving and revolutionizing the service delivery of the Registration and Citizenship Department.  We wish him well in his new role and look forward to working with him.”

 

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