Official Notice of the Ministry of Education

The fourth and fifth forms of the Gingerland Secondary School will return to school on Monday September 11th.

However, the first, second and third forms of the Gingerland Secondary School will noNOT return to school as construction of  facilities that will be utilized by these students is still being completed. A subsequent announcement will reveal the date of return.

Additionally, as announced previously the Gingerland Pre-School remains closed until further notice.

M.O.E. 2017 Summer Workshops Commenced

(EMU) – St. Kitts, August, 29, 2017: Enthusiastic and devoted teachers from around the island of St. Kitts assembled at the Rivers of Living Water Christian Centre on Monday 28th August, for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Summer Workshops. Under the theme: ‘Education for All: Embracing the change, Securing the future,’ the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Hon. Shawn Richards, along with top ranking education officials were in attendance to address and welcome the teachers.  This year the Ministry of Education extended the workshops to focus more on the teachers’ abilities so that they may function more effectively in the classroom.  Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Hodge, during his remarks, urged the teachers to fully immerse themselves in the workshops’ activities, as their knowledge gained would only improve their ability to effectively train and develop the nation’s youth. 

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M.O.E. Prepares for 2017/2018 Academic Year

(EMU) – St. Kitts, August 23rd, 2017:  The commencement of the 2017/2018 Academic Year is quickly approaching, and the Ministry of Education (M.O.E.) is taking all the necessary advances to ensure that teachers are adequately equipped. “The need for teachers to constantly sharpen their skills, learn new trends and integrate technology instruction is vital,” stated Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Vincent Hodge.  He also mentioned “We at the M. O. E. strongly believe that learning is student-centred and students should take a greater leadership role in terms of their learning.”The annual summer workshop begins on Monday 28th August at 9:00 a.m. at the Rivers of Living Water Christian Centre; the teachers would then assemble at their respective schools for a general staff meeting in the afternoon. 

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Proposed Site for New B.H.S. Receives a ‘Green Light’ from Consultants

(EMU) – St. Kitts, July 24, 2017:Cromwell Williams, Public Works Director and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the new Basseterre High School (BHS), informed the general public that it is their hope to begin construction in a few months, as the consultants gave the greenlight for building to commence.   During a press conference organized by the Ministry of Education on Thursday 20th July, Mr. Williams announced that plans are well underway for the ground breaking commencement of the capital project.  The press conference is the first of many actions the Ministry intends to take, in an effort to qualm the minds of the citizens, specifically the residents of East Basseterre.There has been a public debate on chosen site for BHS due to the fact it is near the Basseterre aquifer. 

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2017 Summer Library Camp Culminates

(EMU) – St. Kitts, July 24th, 2017: Congratulations are in order for the staff, volunteers and students of the Charles A. Halbert Public Library’s annual Summer Camp.  The group marched through the streets of Basseterre on Friday 21st July to mark the successful completion of the two-week camp, which was held under the theme, Career Explosion: You Can Be Anything!  Held on the compounds of the Irish Town Primary School, the two-week summer programme catered to approximately 120 children between the ages of 5 and 12.  Daily the students were engaged in craft making, visits by public and private sector departments and companies as well as budding entrepreneurs.   The students were also encouraged to participate in fun activities, including hands-on science experiments and literacy-based craft workshops.

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TAPS to be Introduced Full-time in Secondary Schools

(EMU) – St. Kitts, July 18, 2017: The Ministry of National Security in Partnership with the Ministry of Education has begun discussions to revive a crime preventative initiative entitled TAPS. Teens And Police Service, (TAPS) has been restructured to focus more on the instructional based aspect of crime detection and prevention.  Officials from within both Ministries met to discuss the programme and the impending implementation for the next academic term.   Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Osmond Petty gave a brief overview of the programme, “Three police officers will be identified to teach the TAPS programme full-time within the schools,” He also announced that the TAPS instructors will not only be instructing but they’ll be very involved remedying the day to day matters that occur within the schools.

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