St. Lawrence Primary To Reopen April 17

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The St. Lawrence Primary School in Christ Church will re-open next week at the start of the new school term. Word of this has come from Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, who said the school, which was temporarily closed on February 26, 2018, due to environmental problems relating to the South Coast Sewerage System, would open its doors to students …

Ayra Newton Designated A Peace Ambassador

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Walking away from conflict has its rewards. Princess Margaret Secondary School student, Ayra Newton, is proof of this after she was designated the first Peace Ambassador in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation’s anti-violence campaign, during a brief ceremony yesterday. She officially holds the title of Schools’ Positive Behaviour Management Programme (SPBMP) Peace Ambassador. Ayra became a household …

St. Lawrence Pupils Start First Day At St. Matthias

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

St. Lawrence Primary School pupils in Classes One to Three started classes today at their new temporary location at St. Matthias Church Hall in Christ Church. Meanwhile, the younger ones from Nursery to Infants B will start school at the St. Lawrence Anglican Church, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, on Monday, March 5. Speaking after a meeting with parents last …

St. Lawrence Pupils Settled In At Arthur Smith

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Class Four pupils of the St. Lawrence Primary School have settled in at their new temporary location, Arthur Smith Primary School, Pleasant Hall Land, St. Matthias, Christ Church. This follows the closure of their school from today, Monday, February 26, due to a sewage spillage on the premises, resulting from ongoing environmental problems related to the sewerage system along the …

St. Lawrence Primary Temporarily Closed

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Parents and guardians of pupils of St. Lawrence Primary School, St. Lawrence, Christ Church, are advised that the school will be closed from tomorrow, Monday, February 26, due to ongoing environmental problems relating to the sewerage system along the south coast. According to Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, also starting tomorrow, Class Four pupils who are preparing to sit the …

BSTU & Education Ministry Officials Meet

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Ministry of Education has assured the island’s teachers that their concerns about school violence and recommendations to deal with the issue will be taken on board. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, June Chandler, and Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, met with the executive of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU), led by its president, Mary Redman, and shop stewards …

Ministry Moving Swiftly To Stamp Out Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from spreading to others. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion during a press briefing this afternoon at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters, following …

Ten Primary Schools Get Books

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Over 300 books were today received by 10 primary schools to augment their library stock. In handing over the materials, purchased by his Ministry, Education Minister, Ronald Jones, deemed the exercise “an important one”, noting that from time to time there was a need to replenish the resources in all schools and in particular, those at the primary level. “Nursery …

Benefits Already Realised With STEPs

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

With the launch of the Implementation of the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs), Government has attained the key objectives set out in two teacher effectiveness consultancies. Chief Education Officer, Karen Best emphasised this recently as she addressed the launch of the programme at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC). The event was attended by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, other Education officials …

New Brunswick Autism Training To Continue

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Recent training in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will not be a “one-off” for teachers says this island’s Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. This assurance came last Friday as she addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for the first cohort that participated in an online course facilitated by the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Canada. Noting …