Mental Health Commission To Host Children???s Christmas Concert
The National Mental Health Commission will be spreading joy as well as awareness about the needs of children, especially those living in institutions, when it hosts the Treasuring Our Children Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 22, in Jubilee Gardens, The City, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m.
The concert, which is free to the public, will feature artistes such as Junior Calypso Monarch Sammy G, former calypso monarch Popsicle, Sir Ruel, Alison Norville-Forde and the Adrenaline Dancers.
Donations of wrapped gifts will be collected during the evening for the benefit of children living in institutions. All are invited.
Common Entrance Town Hall Meetings Start January 9, 2014
Town hall meetings on the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) will start in the New Year on Thursday, January 9.
An initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the sessions aim to sensitise all stakeholders about the processes involved in the administration of the BSSEE, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination.
Parents and guardians of children, who will be taking the BSSEE on May 6, 2014, are, therefore, encouraged to attend at least one session.
The familiarisation sessions will also target principals and teachers throughout the primary school system.
Senior Education Officer, Glyne Price and Education Officer, Everton Briggs, will conduct the first two sessions, which are scheduled for St. Bartholomew’s Primary, Parish Land, Christ Church and George Lamming Primary School, Flint Hall, St. Michael on January 9.
The two officers will, among other things, instruct persons about how to fill out the forms used in the exam, including the choice of school, deferral and special requests. All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m.
On Saturday, January 11, the second set of town hall meetings will take place at Roland Edwards Primary, Battaleys, St. Peter and the Christ Church Foundation School, Church Hill, Christ Church.
The following day, Sunday, January 12, meetings will be held at West Terrace Primary, St. James and Sharon Primary, Sharon, St. Thomas.
Cuthbert Moore Primary School, St. Helen, St. George and Bay Primary School, Bayland, St. Michael will be the venues for meetings on Tuesday, January 14, while on Thursday, January 16, the sessions will be held in the north, at Ignatius Byer Primary, Lowlands, St. Lucy and St. Lucy Primary, Trents, St. Lucy.
Ministry officials will move to Blackman and Gollop Primary, Edgerton, Christ Church and St. George Primary, Constant, St. George on Saturday, January 18. This will be followed by meetings at Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip and at Wesley Hall Primary, King Street, The City on Sunday, January 19.
A. DaCosta Edwards Primary, Belleplaine, St. Andrew and Eden Lodge Primary in Eden Lodge, St. Michael will host familiarisation sessions on Thursday, January 23.
The town hall meetings on the Common Entrance Examination will culminate on Saturday, January 25, at St. John Primary, Glebe, St. John and St. Joseph Primary, Horse Hill, St. Joseph.
Parents and guardians have been urged by the Ministry of Education to attend any meeting at a venue convenient for them.
Christmas Community Concerts Start Tomorrow In Silver Hill
Christmas festivities will take centre stage at the Silver Hill Hard Court, Christ Church, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17, when the Division of Youth in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth hosts the first in a series of Community Christmas Concerts.
Being held under the theme, Sharing, Caring and Healthy Living this Christmas, the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. with community members performing dance, music, drama and spoken word.
There will also be an HIV and AIDS education and sensitisation component which will start at 3:00 p.m. Patrons will be able to receive HIV tests and information. Persons are asked to bring non-perishable food or personal care items to be donated to the HIV Food Bank.
Concerts will also take place on Saturday, December 21, at the Central Close, Haynesville, St. James and Monday, December 23, at Jubilee Gardens, Bridgetown.