Media Launch Of National Career Showcase

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors will host its National Career Showcase on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. both days. The theme of this year’s showcase is: Embracing the Opportunities… Expanding your Vision. It caters to 2,500 students from public and …

SJPI To Upgrade To Meet Workforce Needs

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is on a mission to upgrade its courses to meet the changing technological demands of the local workforce. Speaking at the renaming of three rooms at the Institute this morning to recognize the contribution of some its industry partners, Deputy Principal, Administration, Ms. Audrey Jones-Drayton, disclosed that SJPI was planning to bring …

Cleanup Of Environs At Ann Hill School

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Over the last week, the Ann Hill School remained closed so that a cleanup of its environs could take place. And, most of the activity was completed on Saturday, with work being carried out on the environs of the school at Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, including Irving Wilson School and Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, …

SPBMP Needed To Teach Early Positive Behaviour

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The immediate past principal of the Olga Millar Nursery School, Mrs. Wendy Small, has taken issue with the belief that the Schools Positive Behaviour Management Programme (SPBMP) should not be introduced in nursery schools. Speaking at the launch of the SPBMP, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and UNICEF, at the Six Roads, St. Philip …

Minister Calls For Better Relationship Between Parents And Teachers

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, has called for an end to the confrontational relationship that exists between some teachers and parents at the island’s schools. She was speaking on the occasion of the Parkinson Memorial School’s Prize-Giving and Awards Ceremony held this morning under the theme “Achieving Success, Strengthening the Chain”, in the hall of the …

Schools’ Music Festival To Develop Young Musicians

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Music has value and it must take its rightful place on the schools’ curriculum alongside traditional subjects such as Mathematics, English and the sciences. This sentiment was echoed by the players involved in the Schools’ Music Festival 2019, themed Showcasing Youth Excellence, which was launched today at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. The festival has been revamped …

Two Schools Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Blackman & Gollop Primary School, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, and the Thelma Berry Nursery School, at St. David’s, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 8. The closures are to facilitate industrial cleaning of the two schools, as a result of a grass fire, which occurred …

Last Criterion Referenced Test Meeting Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians are reminded that the final meetings on the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 5:00 p.m. The venues are The Ellerslie School, Black Rock, St. Michael; St. John’s Primary School, Glebe Land, St. John; and the Lester Vaughan School, Cane Garden, St. Thomas. The test assesses pupils in Infants B, …

Coleridge & Parry Closed For Rest Of Week

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Coleridge and Parry School, at Ashton Hall, St. Peter, will be closed from tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29. It will remain closed for the rest of the week to allow authorities to address an environmental problem there. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE …

Employers Looking For Well-Rounded Workers

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Today’s employer is looking to hire well-rounded individuals who are “workplace ready” by possessing skill sets that complement their academic achievements. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Dr. Romel Springer, stressed this recently, while speaking at Alexandra School’s annual Speech Day and Prize-Giving ceremony. Dr. Springer told students, faculty and parents that the face of …