Reading Week 2014
Western Union National Reading Week 2014
Western Union National Reading Week 2014
This week we’re spending time with the staff and students at Norman Gardens Primary and Junior School, learning more about the recently implemented literacy programme.
Children from primary schools all across the island got the opportunity to sharpen their understanding and appreciation of mathematics during the grand Mathematics Expo staged by the Ministry of Education earlier this month.
Red Hills Primary School officially moves away from All Age School status. We hear from the staff and students of this new school on the block
Members of the Rollington Town Primary’s school choir recently paid a visit to the Jamaica Information Service to learn about the agency’s work.
Scout Association of Jamaica is helping to shape young lives.
Manning’s Hill Primary in the hills of St. Andrew, getting to know some of the students, and hearing some of the plans the principal has for the school.
Manning’s Hill Primary in the lush, serene hills of St. Andrew, to hear about the strides being made in their Play and Stay junior tennis programme.
Dupont Primary and Infant School, which recently enrolled over 100 students in its Red Cross after school club.
Rollington Town Primary in Kingston, which recently received a special donation of 57 computers from the Globe and Mail Newspaper Company in Canada.
To ensure that the girls at harbor view primary mature into great women, they were treated to a Girls’ Day earlier this month on June 14, where the focus was placed just on them. The boys were given the day off from school, and the girls had the facilities all to themselves.
When Yvonne Miller Wisdom, principal of John Rollins Primary, conceptualized the Reading Marathon and Math Olympics events, she had no idea it would be as successful as it is now. At the outset, they were designed as fun ways to help her students boost their literacy and numeracy scores. Now the reading marathon and math Olympics have morphed into national events that not only help thousands of students in Western Jamaica, but have put John Rollins Success Primary on the map.
When Jennifer Vassell-Reid began thinking up ways to motivate her primary school students several ideas came to mind. But among them, one kept sticking out. It was something she had seen done at Operation Restoration School, with quite remarkable results for the children. Convinced it could work at Norman Gardens Primary, she got to work planning it and putting it into action. That was ten years ago, but that bright idea is still in action today – the Norman Gardens Supermarket Day.
We all must do our part to protect the environment, especially our trees. They beautify, provide food, shade and the most precious resource oxygen.
It’s tough being an inner-city school. There are so many reasons not to give of your best, like, the threat of crime and violence and limited community involvement. But it is precisely because the staff at Tavares Gardens Primary has chosen to work under such conditions that make them so special. Principal Lynette Malcolm has been at the school since 1977
Rousseau Primary wants to be an oasis for children in the communities it serves, and beyond that. On arrival at the school, one of the first things you’ll notice is the immaculate condition of the grounds.
The 3rd Seprod INSPORTS Athletics Championships will take place from May 8 – 11 this year at the National Stadium. Some of the nation’s best junior talent will be on display, providing a good look at Jamaica’s future track and field superstars.38 events are down to be contested, with some seventy-six schools from all across the island to participate. Strong competition is expected to come from Naggo Head Primary in St. Catherine, seeking its fifth straight hold on the championship title. Other contenders include Rousseau Primary and St. Benedicts Primary, both from Kingston.
Students from Mona Primary School creatively sharing one of the lessons they were taught by members of the Road Safety Unit, namely don’t be afraid to tell motorists to slow down if they are speeding with them in a vehicle.
At Port Morant Primary and Junior High, the staff prides itself on providing a multi-faceted learning experience for their students. And in process of doing so the school has achieved remarkable success in the areas of environmental and agricultural awareness.