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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Schools closed on Thursday for inspections

30 November 2016

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 1. Principals are requested to visit their schools with their management team and assess the... Read More


Matthew Farley dies

27 November 2016

EDUCATOR MATTHEW FARLEY has passed away. Minister of Education Ronald Jones was among those who paid tribute to the former principal of the Garrison now Graydon Sealy Secondary School on social media site Facebook. “Matthew commanded his space with a dominance... Read More


Jones: Still hope for Combermere

18 November 2016

COMBERMERE will not become the next Louis Lynch Secondary School. That is the hope of Minister of Education Ronald Jones. But that feeling isn’t stopping some parents from already requesting transfers from the Waterford institution. Jones told WEEKEND NATION... Read More


Barbados’ education still among the best

11 November 2016

MAKE NO MISTAKE about it, Barbados’ educational system is far superior to others worldwide. This was the opinion of retired Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Michael Geoghegan while addressing senior students at Harrison... Read More


Water damage affects classes at St Paul’s

09 November 2016

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised parents and guardians of students of St Paul’s Primary School, that there will be no school for Reception to Class 1 students tomorrow and Friday. The closure is to allow the Ministry to rectify... Read More


Stench back at school

03 November 2016

LIFE AT Combermere School at the moment has been likened to a recurring nightmare. That’s because the environmental issues that caused the closure of the school six months ago have returned, stronger than ever. Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) president... Read More


Room for more sixth forms

03 November 2016

THE PRINCIPAL of Harrison College is not opposed to more sixth form schools, provided the tools are put in place to help make them successful. Juanita Wade said she was more concerned about sufficient resources being made available to assist schools offering Caribbean... Read More


Broomes creates $4 000 teacher award

03 November 2016

A MATHEMATICS TEACHER at Daryll Jordan Secondary is the first recipient of the Jeff Broomes Award Of Education Excellence, which was launched at the Trents, St Lucy school yesterday. Annastacia Branch, who has been teaching there since 2003, was elated and surprised... Read More


Nine schools in St Michael quiz competition

24 October 2016

NINE SCHOOLS are vying for top honours in this year’s St Michael Battle of the West Primary Schools’ Competition. Two-time champions Westbury Primary will be up against Deacons Primary, Eagle Hall Primary, St Stephen’s, Rock Christian and Trinity Academy. The... Read More


‘It’s your right’

20 October 2016

HOME-SCHOOLING is a democratic right that should not be denied any parent in Barbados, no matter the religious persuasion. Advancing this argument yesterday, University of the West Indies Cave Hill political science lecturer Dr Tennyson Joseph told a sitting of the... Read More


Cave Hill numbers down as more males graduate

16 October 2016

THE NUMBERS GRADUATING from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are down by 12 per cent. But, said retiring Chancellor of UWI, Sir George Alleyne, the number of men graduating has increased and the Cave Hill Campus is looking to upgrade its... Read More


Education ‘still key’

08 October 2016

EDUCATION IS STILL a priority. This was the main message coming from the lips of teachers, students and parents during the Education Month parade yesterday. The parade made its way from Queen’s Park to Constitution Road, Wharf Road, Broad Street, Roebuck Street... Read More


Parade to mark Education Month

07 October 2016

OVER 3 000 STUDENTS and teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as officials from the Ministry of Education, will participate in the Education Parade and March tomorrow. The event is part of the activities to mark Education Month, and... Read More




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