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CXC candidates urged to check timetables

14 April 2017

CANDIDATES SITTING THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) May/June examinations, CSEC or CAPE, are reminded that upon receiving their timetables, they should check these and report any errors to the Examinations Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology... Read More

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Venues announced for CXC science exams

14 April 2017

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that The St Michael School on Martindale’s Road, St Michael, will be the venue for candidates from Centre 030121 writing CXC (CSEC) May/June General Proficiency Examination Paper 3/2 for Chemistry,... Read More

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UWI to set up institute in South Africa

11 April 2017

The University of the West Indies continues to reinvent itself for the 21st century by expanding its global footprint. On Monday, March 27, vice-chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles hosted the vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Ihron Rensburg, and... Read More

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Harrison College wins U.S. Embassy’s STEM Video Competition for Barbados

01 April 2017

U.S. EMBASSY BRIDGETOWN is pleased to announce that the winner of its STEM Video Competition in Barbados is Harrison College. The contest, which was open to all secondary school students in Barbados over the age of 13, required students to produce a short video explaining... Read More

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Lester Vaughan School closed

07 March 2017

THE LESTER VAUGHAN School has been closed for the day due to a water outage. As a result, the Second Year Form Level meeting has been postponed. The meeting will now be held on Tuesday, March 14 from 2:15 p.m. Read More

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Rastas rejoice

01 March 2017

AFTER AN INTENSE five-month legal battle in which authorities prosecuted them for not sending their children to public school and then sought to remove the children from home, a Rastafarian couple has triumphed. Yesterday the High Court tossed out the Child Care... Read More

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HC’s $85 000 smart classroom

31 January 2017

AN $85 000 INVESTMENT in a state-of-the-art smart classroom at Harrison College will give the students even greater access to a globally competitive education. Principal Juanita Wade said: “It is our intention to see teachers and students make much use of this state-of-the-art... Read More

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Foreign matter in school pipes

31 January 2017

THERE APPEAR TO be other issues at Combermere School not related to the odours which have been making students and teachers ill. The DAILY NATION understands that there was an issue with the sewerage system late last week because of a blockage. According to the... Read More

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Odours back

26 January 2017

THE PROBLEMS AT COMBERMERE are back, says head of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman. Classes at the school resumed this month following weeks of industrial cleaning ordered by the Ministry of Education to rectify issues stemming from long-running... Read More

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Leaders Week bearing fruit

17 January 2017

WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR of its Leaders Week at the Alleyne School, there’s been a marked increase in the level of discipline and confidence in students. During the start of the second annual Leaders Week at the Belleplaine, St Andrew school yesterday, principal Julia... Read More

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Up and On

11 January 2017

STUDENTS of Combermere School have given their refurbished school a thumbs up. Having been away from the Waterford, St Michael institution since mid-November last year, students said not only were they glad to be back, but that the buildings felt cleaner. Their... Read More

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Alternative to school suspension

19 December 2016

A PROPOSAL for an alternative to school suspension is before the Ministry of Education. The plan by counselling company Supreme Counselling for Personal Development was disclosed Saturday night during the non-profit organisation’s Christmas dinner and prize-giving... Read More

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CXC marks on a high

16 December 2016

A DOUBLE-DIGIT improvement in Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations was recorded by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School. In delivering the good news, retiring principal Cecil Cummins told those gathered at the speech day and prize giving Ceremony on... Read More

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Parents March

14 December 2016

PARENTS OF CHILDREN attending Combermere School want to hear from the teachers. This is against the background that many students have not had any formal teaching since Combermere was closed about five weeks ago on environmental grounds. Close to 100 parents and... Read More

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Courts donates to special needs schools

13 December 2016

CORPORATE BARBADOS has to recognise it is part of a wider community and therefore has a social responsibility to share its financial gains in areas of need within that community. This is why managing director of Courts Barbados Limited Trisha Tannis says her company... Read More

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Stepped-up action

13 December 2016

PARENTS OF COMBERMERE students appear to be stepping up their agitation for the resumption of teaching for all in a phased approach. In what is reportedly being called “Phase II” of the plan of attack, parents are set to meet in Queen’s Park, The City, at 8:30 a.m.... Read More

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Students rewarded for hard work

09 December 2016

THE THEME “Ascending to Heights Unknown” was more than applicable when some of the achievements of the Grantley Adams Memorial School were highlighted during Wednesday’s speech day. And it proved to be an especially proud occasion for the pupils, who were joined... Read More

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Missing Farley

08 December 2016

FORMER PRINCIPAL of Graydon Sealy Secondary School Matthew Farley was remembered as a strict and loving individual by those paying their last respects to him yesterday. Fifth form student Joellyn Blair, who was overcome with emotion, said she would “dearly missed”... Read More

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More Combermere students back

07 December 2016

FIFTH FORM STUDENTS of Combermere School are back in the classroom and some parents are relieved. Yesterday the media was barred from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), where students resumed classes after three weeks away from their Waterford, St Michael... Read More

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School doors reopen today

02 December 2016

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN return to the classroom today after authorities shut down schools for a day following islandwide flooding on Tuesday. The schools were closed the next day because of the Independence Day holiday but the Ministry of Education extended the absence... Read More

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Jones: ‘stop malicious nonsense’ on schools

30 November 2016

THERE IS NO TRUTH to a social media post stating some schools are not fit for operation and encouraging parents to keep their children at home until Monday. In a post on Facebook, Minister of Education Ronald Jones said he had given no directive to close schools... Read More

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