Research has shown, that one of the ways girls learn best is through collaboration and team-work. In Primary, our girls are encouraged to participate in class discussions, work together on projects and take an active role in their learning. They help each other solve problems, work through complex issues together and offer peer feedback on their work. Group presentations give the girls opportunities to develop their Public Speaking skills, ensuring they are confident in their abilities before entering Secondary.
Leadership at BHS isn't just about having a specific role or responsibility. In 2019, BHS formally launched the "I LEAD" Leadership Framework throughout the School to positively develop leadership skills and capabilities in all of our students. By focusing on three main areas: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading by Example, this new framework allows BHS to develop a more inclusive definition and understanding of leadership from EYP through to IB. These concepts have become embedded in our daily life in Primary, and the girls recognise their ability to be leaders - often stepping up without being asked. By the time the girls move into Secondary, they are confident in their abilities and ready to take on the challenges and opportunities that await them.
Innovation & STEAM
Through our innovation and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) approach to learning, our girls are developing the skills necessary to prepare them for the future. This dynamic approach to learning in Primary provides an opportunity for our students to explore concepts, ask meaningful questions, engage in hands-on learning and think critically about real world problems. In our classrooms, learning becomes authentic and engaging and students develop 21st century skills. With the completion of the new Innovation Centre, all Primary students will now have the opportunity to experience Science lessons in state-of-the-art Science labs and facilities, unlike any other in Bermuda.
Here is a video we made to welcome Primary students back to school in September 2020. It is a look back at the last school year.
Meet Tracy Renaud
Head of Primary
Tracy has over 25 years of experience in education, as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada and a Master’s of Science Honours Degree in Elementary Teaching from the State University of New York. With a strong passion for education and a belief in leading by inspiring educators, Tracy completed a National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) from the National College for Teaching and Leadership in the UK. During the course of her career, she has taught Primary Years 2 to 6 and has held a variety of leadership positions; such as Deputy Head of Lower Primary (EYP to Year 2), Deputy Head of Upper Primary (Year 3 to Year 6) and Director of Upper Primary (Year 3 to Year 6). Her advanced leadership qualifications and experience, her passion for teaching and learning and her unbridled enthusiasm for the Primary Years have prepared her well for her role as Head of Primary (Years EYP to 6). Tracy is deeply honoured and grateful to be a member of the BHS family and she is committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders and fostering an environment where all of our girls are valued and encouraged to reach their own academic potential.