Maynard seeing improvement at St George
NEW PRINCIPAL OF St George Secondary Joseph Maynard is taking steps to turn around the image of the school.
In an interview with the NATION today, he said he was not pleased with how the school was perceived and he was doing something about it.
“We are addressing our issues. Sometimes children will miss the bus or it will not come at all although we do have one or two delinquent incidents. We are also tackling the problem of students misbehaving outside the school gates.
“We are beginning to see a greater effort by the students to do what they are supposed to do. We have been teaching conflict resolution and I am glad to see some improvement. Things are beginning to turn and the staff remains very committed,” he said.
Maynard, who started as principal of the school seven weeks ago, was speaking after the school’s Founders’ Day celebrations under the theme Rebuilding School Spirit. During the activity, Maynard said they had sent out some students into the community with fruit baskets as part of their continuing effort to improve the school’s image.
“We are trying to improve the relations with the community, especially following the problems we had in the past with stone throwing. The idea was to go into the community and present people, mostly the elderly, with fruit baskets which I thought was an excellent idea as it will help build bridges. We cannot exist in a vacuum,” he said. (CA)