Ten Primary Schools Get Books

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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

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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

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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 …

Quality Education Comes With Collaboration

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Quality education comes with collaboration says Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. Addressing the church service at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall to mark the official start of Education Month, she said: “The foundation for quality education is not built in the classroom alone, it is a collaborative effort of the school, home, church, civil society, many who are represented …

School At Combermere Next Week

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, on the instruction of the Ministry of Labour, has given the go-ahead for students to return to the classroom at Combermere School next Tuesday, January 10. Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, made this comment today as she addressed parents and guardians at the school at Waterford, St. Michael. This followed a series …

Focus On Individualised Teaching & Learning

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Individualised teaching and learning was the approach taken by the Education Ministry during Summer School Primary 2016, and, as a result, the Ministry wants to see it continued. This was a key message sent today by education officials as they addressed the closing ceremony of the programme at Solidarity House, under the theme: Footsteps To Fifty. Chief Education Officer, Karen …