JIS News

The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), will stage its inaugural leadership seminar for PTA presidents on Saturday, January 17 at the Merl Grove High School in Kingston.
President of the NPTAJ, Miranda Sutherland, told JIS News that the all-day event, which will be held under the theme: ‘Leadership in Action’, will feature a number of workshops on the roles and functions of the PTA presidents and PTAs in general.
“We will be looking at HIV/AIDS awareness because presidents ought to be aware and have an understanding as to what the issues are, so that they can give guidance to their local PTA members,” she informed.
“We will also be addressing the issue of security and safety in our schools..so it’s a packed seminar and we are looking forward to the presidents turning up for this seminar,” she added.
Guest Speaker for the event is Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn and some 200 PTA presidents are expected to attend. “Registration is filling up and we are asking persons, who have not yet registered to (do so),” Mrs. Sutherland advised, noting that registration will close at midday on Friday (Jan.16). The number to call for registration is 806-8468.
According to the NPTAJ President, much is to be gained from the seminar. “It will be entertaining, informative and PTA presidents will go back feeling empowered to lift the quality and standards of their associations so that we can have better students and that teachers will be able to perform their teaching in a more comfortable setting,” she pointed out.
The seminar commences at 8:00 am on Saturday at the Karram-Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High, 77 Constant Spring Road.

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