Thursday, February 28, 2008

Former GTPS student is Finalist in Walker's Tse Literacy Competition

From a field of over twelve hundred entries, Appolina Bent's, recent GTPS graduate, placed as one of the top five. Congratulations Appolina, we are very proud of your continued success!
pictured left to right: Ms. Ingrid Pierce (Partner - Walkers), Mrs. Mariko Jack, His Excellency Mr. Stuart Jack, Helen Tse, Finalist (Leading Edge student and Ministry Intern) Appolina Bent, Mr. Gareth Long.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Montserrat CEO visits GTPS

Ms. Kathleen Greenaway, Montserrat Chief Education Officer, with Ms. Marie Martin, George Town Primary School Principal, and student Christina Kozaily

Montserrat's Chief Education Officer, Ms. Kathleen Greenaway, visited George Town Primary School on Monday, February 25, 2008. The one hour tour provided Ms. Greenaway with the opportunity to interact with most teachers and students at our school. She was particularly impressed by the use of technology, team-teaching and active learning occuring across all grade levels.

GTPS Butterfield Youth Competition Art Winners

Butterfield's Monique Bush and Katherine Roffey standing with 3rd Place Winners Jesper Barazzo & Vania Cornwall, and 1st Place Winner Dominic Perez

Three GTPS students who participated in the Butterfield Youth Art Competition entitled Cayman by Sea, Land or Sky were rewarded handsomely for their talent and effort. First place winner, Dominic Perez (Year 3), was presented with a $500 cheque for his outstanding work. Vania Cornwall and Jesper Barazzo, Year 5 students, received $50 for their well-deserved third place finishes.

1st Place Winner of the Butterfield Youth Art Competition, Dominic Perez

Friday, February 22, 2008

Yr. 3 McFarlane Recycling Project

Recycling demonstrates environmental stewardship to students and reinforces environmental science in the curriculum. Students in Year 3 McFarlane demonstrated how they can integrate their recycling project in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Art. They also embarked on a paper making project.

GTPS Students visit Camana Bay's Books & Books

A number of George Town Primary students visited Books & Books, Grand Cayman's newest bookstore. They were particularly impressed by the colourful children's section and the large amount of material available to read.

IB Training

GTPS teachers and support staff participated in the Level 1 IB (International Baccalaureate) Training Programme for the Primary Years at Red Bay Primary School. The two day training sessions were praised by the staff as relevant, informative, and practical. The International Baccalaureate was founded in 1968 and works with about 2,222 schools in 125 countries.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

GTPS supports the Cayman Islands Cancer Society

As part of its monthly Friday Dress-Down Day, George Town Primary School raised $330 and donated it to a worthy cause, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Tiny but Mighty

Against many odds, despite our small school population and the fact that we did not have a football field on which to practice all season long, we are once again Champions!
Congratulations to all GTPS footballers for winning the 2008 CUC Consolation Cup , beating Cayman International School by a score of 2-1.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Principal's Corner

Take a look Inside George Town Primary School! We are an outstanding school with over 200 students and approximately 30 staff members. Each member of our staff is committed to do his or her best to help ensure that each child has the best possible learning environment. Meeting the individual needs of every student in all aspects of their development is central to our mission at George Town Primary School. We believe that we can best accomplish this through mutual respect, open communication, and teamwork, both among our staff, and with our parents and students.

Parents undoubtedly make the most significant impact on the lives of their children. Educators, too, have a tremendous influence on students. Therefore, nothing is more powerful than parents and teachers working together toward common goals for our precious children. As you flip through the pages of this publication you will find that student learning experiences goes beyond the text book. Students frequently go outside the classroom to authenticate learning experiences. Students are involved in Information Technology, Foreign Languages, Sports, Arts, Public Speaking, and much more. At George Town Primary we have an open communication policy; therefore communication between staff and parents is ongoing. There is always someone to talk to about your child's progress. We strongly encourage parents to get involved and find out what resources are available for your child at George Town Primary.

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