Former Matron Gives Back to Community School

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 7, 2018: On Tuesday 6th February members of the Edgar T. Morris Primary School community gathered to witness Ms. Sylvia Garnett, past student and Matron of the Joseph N. France Hospital give back to her school and community.  “Members of the community know the value of human resources and there are members within our community who care for the development of the youth,” stated Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Vincent Hodge as he explained what the gesture signified.    Ms. Garnett served the profession of nursing for 40 years before retiring and subsequently, leaving the Federation.  She relocated and now resides in Miami, but never forgot where she came from. “Grab every opportunity that you can,” Matron Garnett encouraged the students. She urged them, “Don’t neglect the opportunities that you have to learn to make yourself usable and be a contribution to this world.”

Basseterre High Claims the National Junior Science Quiz For Second Consecutive Year

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 1, 2018: The Nevis Performing Arts Centre was the venue for the finals of the 2nd Annual National Junior Science Quiz Finals on Tuesday 30th January.   This year’s grand finale was between four schools, The Basseterre High, Cayon High, Charles E. Mills Secondary and the Charlestown Secondary schools.  At the end of the contest, the Basseterre High School emerged the winner and Charlestown Secondary took second place.  Nine (9) schools from around the Federation participated in keenly contested zonal rounds of competition, with the winner from each zone advancing to the finals. The National Junior Science Quiz is a flagship project coordinated by the Curriculum Development Unit in the Ministry of Education. The objective of the competition is to promote the study of science and help students hone a healthy academic rivalry amongst the high schools.

Newton Ground Primary First Solar Powered School in SKN

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January 29, 2018: A corporate partnership between the Fahies Agricultural Women’s Cooperative Society Limited (FAWCS) and the Newton Ground Primary school has resulted in the first green energy school in the Federation.  “We applaud this tangible and timely effort and welcome all positive contributions to the development of our educational institutions and students,” stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards at a ceremony revealing the newly installed 11.4 kilowatt solar panel system. “This is a shining example of a good community citizen and corporate entity,” proclaimed Minister Richards, describing the effort of the pioneering organization, the Fahies Agricultural Women’s Cooperative Society Limited (FAWCS).  Giving back to the community and the institution which supports its agro processing initiatives, FAWCS procured a grant from the Global Environment Facility Small Business Grant Programme.

ICOMOS Specialists Evaluate Charlestown For Inscription As UNESCO World Heritage Site

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 29, 2018 (SKNIS): Experts from the International Commission of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) have been commissioned by the St. Kitts National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to conduct an evaluation on the City of Charlestown to submit a bid for the inscription of the town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The ICOMOS Team visit to assess the historic sites started today (January 29, 2018), with courtesy calls to the Governor General, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton and Minister of Culture, the Honourable Shawn Richards.
“I am very happy today because of my long association with history and heritage to be able to welcome you to Government House and to say that the work you are undertaking is extremely critical, and suddenly we are very happy to see progress,” said the Governor General, as he welcomed the ICOMOS delegates to the Federation and wished them success in their endeavor.

In-Service Training Kept on Steady Course

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January 22, 2018: The In-Service Teacher Training sessions which stated in September 2017, are organized every year to orient new teachers and give much needed support and guidance within the first academic year according the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Hodge.   The 2017-2018 cohort of teachers has been meeting weekly for interactive, creative and informative sessions which would ultimately eliminate any deficiencies they may have had prior to entering the classroom and find new exciting methods of delivering topics. While delivering a lesson on techniques which include inclusivity in the classroom, Mr. William Hodge revealed that the training has been an influencing factor for the teachers and the Ministry has been reassured that their attempt to promote highly qualified and motivated teachers is not in vain.

MOE Enhances Educators Skills with HFLE Workshop

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January 22, 2018: In an effort to effectively equip teachers with the necessary tools to deliver the subject, Health and Family Life Education (HFLE), the Ministry of Education (MoE) hosted a workshop intended for a selected number of educators to be trained in this subject area.   Speaking on behalf of the MoE, Education Officer Ms. Michelle Sutton stated that the workshop was just another facet of the existing Child Friendly Schools (CFS) initiative, which was implemented in 2015.  She noted that the MoE has already made commendable strides with the HFLE curriculum indicating that the subject is now present on the newly implemented standardized school report books for both primary and secondary schools in St. Kitts.  

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