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CTS College Private Primary School

CTS College Private Primary School


“Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded” Jess Liar

The CTS College Private Primary School intends to unfold students’ minds by encouraging critical thinking and fostering their holistic development. These attributes are core elements of the New Assessment Framework which guides the restructured SEA format for 2019-2023.

Critical thinking, providing reasonings in Mathematical questions, along with the evaluative skills needed for the Comprehension and Poetry section means more emphasis needs to be placed on student’s understanding of each topic covered and how they are coherently linked.

As such, these skills should be practised from early on to allow students to become assimilated and avoid the SEA panic. This is done by utilising different learning styles to develop effective strategies for learning and improving communication. This forms the rationale behind CTS College’s Private Primary School Programme and includes mid-term and end of term revision from 1st year to standard 4.

To assist parents, guardians and students in this journey is our award-winning student support services! The institution also provides a seamless transition from primary to secondary to degree and postgraduate programmes, all in one location and with the same quality teaching and support services.

The Private Primary School Programme

  • The critical thinking and holistic development aim of the programme can unfold weaker students to become stronger prepared to write SEA
  • Mid-term and end of term revision is included for students from 1st year to standard 4
  • Students receive a boost in confidence
  • Exposes students to various learning techniques, showing that learning can be fun!
  • Introduces students to techniques effectively treating with exam anxiety
  • Helps parents and students deal with the exam pressures
  • Prepares students for the transition into secondary school
  • Exposes parents and students to alternatives to CAPE through the ABE Programme and eventual degree programme

What do students need for this course?

  • Basic computational and writing skills
  • A desire to learn and apply knowledge
  • Motivation and confidence in one’s abilities

Who should attend?

  • Students from 1st year to standard 4
  • Standard 4/5 students wishing to get a head start for 2020 exams and beyond
  • Students seeking extra/supplemental tuition
  • Students seeking entry into their preferred schools (expand skillsets with programmes offered by CTS)

What are students going to learn?

1) English Language Arts (ELA) Writing Paper

  • The difference between writing techniques
  • In depth knowledge and proper usage of the writing process- character development (stories); steps in report writing, letter types via interactive learning techniques
  • Using and knowing when to use literary devices effectively
  • Creating concise sentences
  • Knowing and can use the various types of sentences effectively
  • Knowledge of and proper construction of sentences and paragraphs

2) English Language Arts Paper: Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, Grammar and Reading Comprehension

  • Creating sentences with various spelling words
  • In depth knowledge of each part of speech and able to effectively use each in sentence creation
  • Apply parts of speech to proper sentence construction in Creative Writing pieces
  • Applying the thinking process to comprehension pieces – discussing thought process aloud then applying them to various reading pieces (interactive learning techniques)

3) Mathematics

  • Learn up to 20 time tables – reinforced with multiple exercises testing the same knowledge but in different ways – using technology/interactive learning techniques
  • Conversion tables – decimals and fractions made simple
  • Able to express answers in statement form
  • Practice using working columns
  • Interpretation and breakdown of worded questions (using comprehension skills)

Course Objectives

The following will be covered:

1) English Language Arts (ELA) Writing Paper [Creative Writing]

  • Demonstrate knowledge of narrative and expository writing
  • Write stories and simple reports (expository)
  • Use descriptive language and sensory details appropriate to stories
  • Use figurative language appropriate to stories
  • Use factual details appropriate to reports
  • Use formal language and tone appropriate to reports
  • Express written ideas clearly and coherently
  • Generate a variety of sentence types
  • Demonstrate accurate use of grammar, spelling and mechanics
  • Demonstrate effective organisation of ideas

2) English Language Arts Paper: Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, Grammar and Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension Thinking Process
  • Objectives and Processes for Non-fiction Text
  • Objectives and Processes for Literary Texts (Poems and Stories)
  • Objectives and Processes for Graphic Text
  • Grammar in Context
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Capitalisation and Punctuation

3) Mathematics

  • Mathematical Thinking Processes
  • Distribution of Marks by Strands and Thinking Processes
  • Assessment Objectives for the Mathematics Paper
  • Objectives and Thinking Processes for Number
  • Objectives and Thinking Processes for Measurement
  • Objectives and Thinking Processes for Geometry
  • Objectives and Thinking Processes for Statistics


  • Weekly verbal and written quizzes- includes mental; spelling and vocabulary test (with most commonly misspelt words; creating sentences with them); definition and usage of literary devices
  • Monthly assessments that includes past paper questions/booklets but also focuses on the application of knowledge in each subject matte.
  • Each assessment is timed according to SEA regulations with incorporated check over time
  • Corrections and explanations are done on EACH question in tandem with the taught topic

Easter 2019 Course Schedule

Duration: Monday 8th April – Wednesday 17th April 2019 (8 Days)

First Year to Standard 2

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily

Cost: $480 (Includes ALL Materials)

Subject Day Time
Grammar Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am to 10:45am
Mathematics Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00am to 12:45pm
Mathematics / Mental Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am to 10:45am
Creative Writing Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am to 12:45pm
Reading and Phonics Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Comprehension, Spelling and Vocabulary Mondays & Wednesdays 1:15pm to 3:00pm

Standard 3 & 4

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily

Cost: $600 (Includes ALL Materials)

Subject Day Time
Mathematics Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am to 10:45am
Mathematics / Mental Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am to 12:45pm
Grammar Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am to 10:45am
Creative Writing Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am to 12:45pm
Understanding Poetry Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Comprehension, Spelling and Vocabulary Mondays & Wednesdays 1:15pm to 3:00pm
*Friday 1:15pm to 3:00pm - Games / Movies

Term III: After School & Saturday Lessons

FOCUS: Preparing students for end of term 3 exams which consist of a holistic review of the work done throughout the academic year.

This term is regarded as the most crucial in determining upward mobility (into a new standard/class).

Duration: 23rd April to 29th June 2019 (Weekdays & Saturdays)

Available to students in First year to Standard 4

Subject Day Time Monthly Cost
Mathematics Saturdays 8:30am to 10:30am $160
Mathematics Tuesdays 3:30pm to 6:30pm $200
Grammar Saturdays 10:45am to 12:30pm $160
Grammar Mondays 3:30pm to 6:30pm $200
Creative Writing Thursdays 3:30pm to 6:30pm $200
Creative Writing Saturdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm $160
Comprehension and Vocabulary Saturdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm $160
*All classes include past paper and practice test revision.

Student Support

Lecturer's Profile: Ramona Ramroop

Ramona Ramroop is a registered teacher with the Ministry of Education (Teacher II), lecturer and Programme Facilitator in the areas of Crime, Citizen Security and Youth Development. She has been teaching for over 10 years in both the primary and secondary private schools in areas such as Principles of Business, English, Social Studies and ELA/Creative Writing..

Her primary school teaching experience includes small classes providing students with individual attention and personalized schemes of work based on their strengths and weaknesses..

Ms. Ramroop earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with honours from the University of the West Indies and moved on to earn a Master of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the same institution. She is currently her CAPM certification with tuition from a Project Management course at CTS; she also has expansive experience in primary and secondary research.

Her experience includes facilitating interviews and workshops with the Ministry of National Security in Jamaica and for the UWI. She is currently employed at an international organization where she works with youths throughout both islands in policy development and citizen security, with focus on ‘at-risk’ youth.

Ms. Ramroop’s experience with youths allows her to communicate with them on a different level, relating to challenges they may face socially, financially and academically, hence the desire behind making this programme successful: for the benefit of the youth, through excellent educational services.

Additional Support

Student and parent support as it relates to the SEA workload will be provided by the Programme Manager/Lecturer. They can easily and conveniently be contacted via telephone, WhatsApp and email.

There will be online access to all materials:

  • in class hand-outs
  • past papers
  • practice questions
  • quizzes
  • model past paper solutions through a shared Google drive for parents’ easy access
  • All written and electronic copies of materials will be provided by CTS at no additional cost to parents/guardians

Student Testimonial

Sunil Lochan

Sunil Junior Lochan

Past CTS College Student

My name is Sunil Junior Lochan. While attending primary school, I had the privilege of being taught by Ms. Ramona, in her capacity as a private tutor. Ms. Ramona has taught me Grammar and Creative Writing since I was in Standard One. She took me from being an average student to a confident, top scoring student in less than one year. It is her persistence and dedication that helped me score 19 out of 20 in SEA 2018 Creative Writing, helping secure my spot in Presentation College Chaguanas.

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