School life & Covid-19

In tune with the status quo of a country plagued by COVID-19, and conscious of its responsibilities


Prime School Answered The Covid-19 Swiftly

Prime school was the only and first school in Portugal that on the first day after the lockdown, was prepared and delivered classes online. Our school works swiftly and adapts to every context, which shows our dedication and works towards the future of these students. Not even a global pandemic stopped us to act and readjust to the current situation.


The Impact Of Covid-19

Our school nowadays delivers the classes in presence, however, if we have to go back to remote classes, we are more than prepared. This situation proved our efficiency and success to support our students and education system, in any situation. Before we got back to attending classes we organized the schools and buildings safely, developed teaching and learning in a way that can flourish within these conditions. Prime school recognizes the importance of supporting the teachers and training our professionals to perform at their best in these very difficult circumstances. This can only be achieved through outstanding levels of leadership both at school level and with our excellent

teachers. Therefore we decided to invest in support four our professionals in this peculiar time. Prime School prepared the environment for students to conduct the formal examinations and assessments which are necessary to progress successfully to the next stages.


Current Situation

Our school nowadays delivers the classes in presence, however, if we have to go back to remote classes, we are more than prepared. This situation proved our efficiency and success to support our students and education system, in any situation. Before we got back to attending classes we organized the schools and buildings safely, developed teaching and learning in a way that can flourish within these conditions. Prime school recognizes the importance of supporting the teachers and training our professionals to perform at their best in these very difficult circumstances. This can only be achieved through outstanding levels of leadership both at school level and with our excellent

teachers. Therefore we decided to invest in support four our professionals in this peculiar time. Prime School prepared the environment for students to conduct the formal examinations and assessments which are necessary to progress successfully to the next stages.


Safety Measures

  • Varied Timetable

  • Increased Hygiene Facilities

  • Face masks are mandatory for all

  • Class sizes reduced

  • Personalized Facilities

  • Specialized Cleaning

  • Hand Sanitiser

  • Open Doors

  • Social distancing practices

  • Signage

  • Contingency plan

Developing Teaching & Learning

In Prime School we consider that one positive side-effect of COVID-19 has been the development and extension of the use of a range of technologies, including TV and radio as well as online teaching and learning in the form of presentations, online classes, and discussions. Such techniques are being used in Prime School, both inside and outside the school. Another side benefit has been the very direct involvement of parents in their children’s education, working together with the school. Online teaching and parental involvement are not new in our School.


Formal Examinations & Assessments

A further important dimension of this crisis has been the disruption to traditional examinations and assessment in a way which really is very difficult for some young people as they reach key decision points in their lives. In Prime School, we have opted for creativity and imagination. We allowed students to take their examinations in different ways, either at different times or by different means, i.e. through an online assessment.


Supporting & Training Teachers

Training and support for teachers, including headteachers, is an extremely important element of making these changes work both in the immediate circumstances of this first wave of the COVID epidemic but also in any later stages and indeed in the permanent new reality which will dominate the future of school education. In Prime School, we believe that it is necessary to produce and make available high-quality online teaching resources for teachers, thus we prioritize teacher's continuous training.

In tune with the status quo of a country plagued by COVID-19, and conscious of its responsibilities, PRIME SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL, a bilingual, private educational establishment, with over 600 children from approximately 60 nationalities, sought - and seeks - to play its part responsibly, having adopted the following measures:


A Comprehensive Response Focused On The Future

These measures need to be taken up and implemented in a comprehensive way. At Prime School, we believe that the future of education passes through adapting to new contexts and answering the world demands in the most astute way. The ICT revolution we have experienced throughout this century allowed us to implement and upgrade our education, our school firmly defends that preparing our students for the future is focusing on the future of technologies.

How did Prime School manage to place all its routines online in record time? The answer has to be the Human factor - from a highly qualified team of teachers to an alert and perceptive Management. Prime School’s Management is made up of a team of engineers, with links to the European Space Agency (ESA) and General Staff Officers/Reserve Army Majors. The procedures adopted at the grassroots level within the establishment have the same discipline as those of a space agency or an army. United in the quest to win this war!