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  • The OCR wishes to congratulate all students who successfully completed their Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
  • The OCR is also urging parents to be mindful of their reactions to the performance of their children following the recent release of the GSAT results.
  • "Some of these youth will react by being afraid to go home or even running away from home. We want to safeguard against any such circumstance,” said Children’s Registrar, Greig Smith.

The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) wishes to congratulate all students who successfully completed their Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and have been awarded places in various schools across the island.

The OCR is also urging parents to be mindful of their reactions to the performance of their children following the recent release of the GSAT results and the impact this may have on their wards.

Children’s Registrar, Greig Smith, says “the results are now out and persons are aware of how children did during the exams. I say congratulations to all. Some are elated to have been placed in schools of their choice and others may be a little disappointed with their placement.”

“However, I believe children can do well as whichever school they are placed and parents and caregivers must be mindful of what they say and do to the children who they may think should have done better. It is my concern that in times like these, adults sometimes react in negative ways to the results of their children. These children are sometimes subjected to different forms of abuse and some of these youth will react by being afraid to go home or even running away from home. We want to safeguard against any such circumstance,” Mr. Smith said.

The OCR is therefore urging all adults, especially parents and caregivers, to remain calm and to talk with their children about their results, while trying to remain positive and believing that they can still do well as they pursue secondary level education.