Ministry’s Statement On Start Of School Term

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training wishes to inform the public that the school term for students commences on Monday, September 10th, 2018. However, there some schools that will have a delayed opening. Students of the Bayley’s Primary and the St. Luke’s Brighton Primary will start on Wednesday, September 12th. The following schools, Eagle Hall Primary, St. Margaret …

School Ends Next Week For Summer Break

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Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, July 5, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, July 6. Nine weeks have been allocated for the 2018 summer holidays. The new school year 2018-2019 will begin with a planning week for teachers from Monday, September 3, to Friday, September …

Schools’ Prize-Giving Ceremony Next Week

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Schools which participated in the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX) and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition will be awarded during the Media Resource Department’s annual Prize-Giving Ceremony on Tuesday, June 19. It takes place at the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited, Garrison, St. Michael, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The top participating primary schools in BMEX are St. Silas …

Early Closure Of Schools On Elections Eve

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation advises principals and other members of the public that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions will close early at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. This closure is to allow the personnel from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission to undertake the necessary preparations for the General Elections, which …

Zero Tolerance To Violence In Schools

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This island’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, supports the call for zero tolerance to violence in schools. She voiced her support today, when she delivered the feature address at the Barbados Union of Teachers’ 44th Annual General Conference, at Almond Bay Conference Centre, Hastings, Christ Church. Dr. Byer Suckoo told her audience: “We have a vested interest …

African Awareness Activities Kick Into High Gear

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Schools across Barbados are celebrating African Awareness Month with a number of activities. St. Boniface Nursery School, Sion Hill, St. James, will be continuing its look at the African continent with performances and story-telling from guest speaker, Patricia Ramsay, on Friday, February 23, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Mrs. Ramsay, a Christian missionary who frequently visits various African countries, will tell …

School Ends Next Week For Christmas Break

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Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 14, and for teachers Friday, December 15. Three weeks have been allotted for the vacation, following which Term II (Hilary) begins for teachers on Monday, January 8, 2018, and students on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The 12-week term will …

Education Month Starts October 2

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Education Month, which will be celebrated throughout October, will commence with a church service on Monday, October 2, at the Abundant Life Assembly, Haynes Hill, Bank Hall, St. Michael.  It starts at 9:30 a.m. The sermon will be delivered by Reverend Lennox Boyce, while Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, and Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, will …

Late Start For Three More Schools

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced the names of three additional schools that will not be ready for the start of the new school year on Monday, September 11. The schools which were a part of the Ministry’s Domestic Summer Programme that are still under renovation are: Bay Primary which will now reopen on Wednesday, September …