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  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has commended staff and students of Gaynstead High School, in Kingston, for their outstanding academic performance for 2014/15.
  • Addressing the school’s annual prize-giving, on November 25, at the Swallowfield Church, Swallowfield Road, in Kingston, the State Minister said it is important to recognise excellence.
  • Mr. Robinson encouraged the students to pursue excellence in the science subjects.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has commended staff and students of Gaynstead High School, in Kingston, for their outstanding academic performance for 2014/15.

Addressing the school’s annual prize-giving, on November 25, at the Swallowfield Church, Swallowfield Road, in Kingston, the State Minister said it is important to recognise excellence.

“It is also important to recognise effort and I want to congratulate those who will be receiving prizes and awards for outstanding work,” he said.

Mr. Robinson encouraged the students to pursue excellence in the science subjects.

“The sciences are very important. They determine the new innovations that will drive our economy,” he emphasised.

Meanwhile, newly appointed Principal of the school, Dr. J. Boyd-Vassell, said the school has a renewed focus on academic performance.

“The school has soared to new heights academically. This was brought out in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination performance,” the Principal said.

The school achieved a pass rate of 81 per cent in the recent CSEC examinations, and is ranked 36 in the top 50 high schools which sat the examinations.

Dr.  Boyd-Vassell succeeds former Principal, Barbara Johnson-Spence, who retired after serving the school for nine years.

Gaynstead High has been in operation since 1974, and has been a Grant in Aid school since 1998.