Luther Thorne Memorial Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School, at Wildey, St. Michael, will be closed on Friday, November 24. This is to allow for the clean-up of the school, due to an environmental challenge. The school will re-open on Monday, November 27. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience which may be caused as …

Common Entrance Meetings This Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The town hall meetings on the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination, will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21, at St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, Parish Land, Christ Church; Cuthbert Moore Primary School, St. Helens, St. George; and George Lamming Primary School, Flint Hall, St. Michael. In addition, the team from the Ministry of Education, Science, …

Belmont Primary To Re-Open Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised parents and guardians of pupils attending Belmont Primary School that the school will re-open tomorrow, Monday, November 13. The school, located at My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, was closed for two days last week because of an environmental problem in the area. However, after conducting investigations, Education and Health officials …

Recycling Project Launched At Ann Hill

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Ann Hill School has joined the recycling drive in Barbados. This comes after it was selected as the pilot school for the launch of the Bright Spot project hosted by the Caribbean Leadership Development Network (CLDN) Barbados Chapter. Speaking during the launch yesterday, Registrar of the Supreme Court and alumni of the Network, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, said such initiatives were …

Student Loan Fund Closed Nov. 16

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The public is advised that the Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF), Constitution Road, St. Michael, will be closed on Thursday, November 16, to facilitate a staff event. Persons who wish to conduct business on that day can make loan payments at all branches of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited; The Royal Bank of Canada; CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank; the Post Office; …

Belmont Primary To Remain Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Parents and guardians of pupils attending Belmont Primary School, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, are advised that the school will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10, due to an environmental problem in the area. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has reassured parents that its officers and those of the Ministry of Health are working assiduously to find …

Ministry To Host 11-Plus Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents, teachers and principals preparing pupils for the 2018 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) are invited to a series of Town Hall meetings aimed at sensitising them on the various steps involved in the administration of the examination. The meetings, which will be held from November 2017, to January 2018, are an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, …

Jones: Practice Excellence From Early

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

“The practice of excellence starts from early.” Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, shared this insight recently with new and returning students of the American University of Barbados School of Medicine (AUB) during that institution’s Orientation and Awards Ceremony. Mr. Jones encouraged the students to strive for the very best as they continued to pursue their educational …

Polytechnic Gets Name Change

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

One of Barbados’ top technical and vocational institutions has changed its name. The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic has been renamed the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), to reflect the new initiatives and programmes that have brought it into contemporary times. At last Thursday’s renaming ceremony at Wildey, St. Michael, Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, described it as a …

Mental Maths Making A Comeback

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Efforts are on by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to promote Mental Maths in classrooms. This initiative was set in motion at the start of Education Month, when officials at the Ministry embarked on a competition for primary school students in class four. The school which wins this inaugural competition will receive the Mental Maths Challenge Shield …