Batuta Foundation of Columbia Begins Co-operative Venture to Train Music Teachers In St. Kitts

(EMU) – St. Kitts, Dec 1, 2016: The Ministry of Education is praising a gesture by the Government of Columbia in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide training for Music Teachers in St Kitts from November 28-30.  According to Education Planner and local coordinator for the project Mr. Quinton Morton, the project saw the arrival of two specialist consultants from the Batuta National Foundation of Columbia to train local music teachers in the art of delivery as well as to prepare students for performances.  Mr. Morton said some thirty teachers were engaged in the three day training initiative on the model and methodology of music for choir and assembly of musical instruments which was developed by the Batuta Foundation which will be responsible for follow up training in 2017.

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Sandy Point Charles E Mills Secondary School Celebrates Its Jubilee Year At Commencement Ceremony

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 28, 2016: As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards commended graduands at the 50th Anniversary of the Charles E Mills Secondary School, formerly known as the Sandy Point High School, on Thursday 24th November, he revealed that the outstanding achievement came against the backdrop of social inequity which characterized the era. According to Minister Richards the school’s opening in the 1960s was designed to reshape the national, social and economic landscape of the island through the provision of comprehensive secondary education for all (outside the Basseterre area).  “In 1966, St Kitts was still an island with a plantation society stratified by race and resources,” the minister elaborated. “Such a structure meant that our grandparents who were disenfranchised; without formal education and holding; were primarily relegated to the lower social classes.

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Factory School’s Moody Monday Complements The Weather

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 29, 2016 (SKNIS):  Most of the children at the George Moody Stuart School (Factory School) chose to wear Pajamas and other sleepwear on Moody Monday which also happened to be a rainy day in which there was a flash flood warning for St. Kitts and Nevis.  Moody Monday was the theme for the first day of Spirit Week which is being held for the first time at the Factory School.  It saw most of the children demonstrating a sleepy mood as noted by Headteacher Elizabeth Condell.  “The children were dressed in PJs and other outfits and they seem to enjoy it very much,” Mrs. Condell said.  “They depicted the mood that showed how they felt when they got up.  If they were still sleepy they’d wear PJs.  Some of them told me, I have on my PJs so I am going to sleep.  I said quite in order.”

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St. Kitts-Nevis’ 2016 Most Outstanding CSEC Performers Overall Announced

(EMU) – St. Kitts, November 16, 2016:  The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has informed the Ministry of Education that Mr. ROL-J WILLIAMS, a student of the Gingerland Secondary School, has produced the Most Outstanding Performance Overall in the May-June 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for St. Kitts & Nevis.  ROL-J offered seventeen (17) subjects and his achievements are as follows: seventeen (17) Grade I passes in Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Economics, English A, English B, Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM), Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, Human & Social Biology, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, and Social Studies; He is also wins the award for the Most Outstanding candidate in Business as well as Humanities.

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George Moody Stuart School Initiates Spirit Week

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 25, 2016 (SKNIS):  As a means of elevating school “spirit,” and showcasing the creative and positive energy within the school, the Board, teachers, parents and students of the George Moody Stuart School will carry out the first ever “Spirit Week” from November 28 to December 02, 2016.  The event has been added to the school’s calendar as a fundraiser as one means of raising money to construct a new school.  Teachers and students are currently being temporarily housed at the St. Johnson’s Community Centre.  Spirit Week also serves as an opportunity for parents and students to demonstrate the school’s motto of “I am, I can, I ought, I will,” particularly on what has been termed “Wannabe Wednesday.”  This day will enable students to dress in outfits that depict the careers that they are interested in taking up as adults. 

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UNESCO Present Heritage Site Management And Preservation Workshop In SKN, Featuring International Experts

(NATCOM)Basseterre, 10 November, 2016: The National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Cluster Office in Jamaica has made a giant leap in its advancement of the preservation of heritage sites in the Federation as it culminated a two-day capacity building workshop at the Ocean Terrace Inn on Wednesday, November 09.  The workshop, which was birthed out of a request by the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society for assistance with the monitoring and preservation of the World Heritage Site, resulted in the activity which saw four International preservation specialists on site to share their expertise.  General Manager of the Brimstone Hill Society, Percy Hanley, expressed gratitude to UNESCO for the intervention and explained that the benefits would go beyond his society.

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