Summer School for students at the secondary level will be held at five schools across the island, when the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development rolls out the programme on Monday, July 2.

There are Alexandra, Christ Church Foundation, Ellerslie Secondary, St. George Secondary; St. James Secondary and St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary schools.

St. James Secondary will host children from that school as well as from Alexandra, St. Lucy Secondary, Coleridge and Parry and Alma Parris; while St. George Secondary will host its own students as well as those from Grantley Adams Memorial and the Alleyne School.

Christ Church Foundation School will cater to its own as well as students from Deighton Griffith, The Lodge School and Princess Margaret.

Ellerslie School will host its own students; those from Lester Vaughan, Queen’s College as well as Springer Memorial. At St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary, there will be students from that school; The St. Michael School, Parkinson Memorial, Combermere Harrison College and the Garrison Secondary.????

The Ministry is reminding parents/guardians that the Summer School Secondary programme, which ends on July 29, is only for those children who have been selected by their respective schools to attend.

A major aim of the programme is to reduce deficits and enhance students’ performance by paying attention to their students’ academic needs in a holistic manner.?? It will therefore, seek to build their life skills; correct weaknesses in aptitude and attitude and to address psychological issues that may be the underlying reasons for students’ weak performances.

The programme will also give students a second chance to better understand concepts in core subjects such as Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Integrated Science.??

Students, who have been selected, are advised to register at their respective centres at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, July 2. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Summer School Secondary will run Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and registered students will be given passes to ride on the Transport Board buses. According to the Ministry, students should be soberly dressed and should adhere to the rules and regulations of school.

Meanwhile, this week will see teachers who are involved in the programme meeting to finalise arrangements for the month-long initiative. They will meet this Wednesday, June 27, in the Main Conference Room of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.


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