Friday, March 21, 2008

We are currently on Break

Easter Break has arrived. Many students will be camping this weekend on our beautiful sandy beaches. Some of our international and local staff will be travelling abroad while others are staying put, getting some much needed rest. Happy Easter to all.

Monday, March 17, 2008

GTPS International Night

George Town Primary School celebrated International Night on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Seventeen various countries were represented to reflect the student body's background. As part of their month-long project, students transformed their classrooms to give an accurate representation of their country. Parents, grandparents, friends, and visitors were then provided with a tour of the various classrooms and treated to native music, dance, food, drama and Powerpoint presentations. Inside the school's main hall, over 350 guests enjoyed more of the same, including a large sampling of international cuisine. The educational evening left students, parents, teachers, and guests alike with a feeling of goodwill and satisfaction.

Friday, March 14, 2008

GTPS celebrates Commonwealth Day

George Town Primary School celebrated Commonwealth Day this week. Using art, drama, dance, the core subjects (math & language) and ICT, our students learned about the various commonwealth countries and explored international relationships, a key concept in our new curriculum.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

2008 Cayman Islands National Educational Conference

l-r Ms. E. Foster-Allen & Ms. W. Hill
GTPS staff recently attended the 2008 Cayman Islands National Educational Conference at Mary Miller Hall in Red Bay. There, we were joined by government education officials, all educators from the public primary and secondary schools, as well as representatives of our island's private schools.

Educators had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference gala event, a variety of workshops, a vendor's marketplace, as well as presentations by government education officials and ministers.

Ms. Elaine Foster-Allen, Principal of Shortwood Teacher's College in Jamaica delivered the conference's keynote address. Ms. Foster-Allen was enthusiastically met by all educators, but particularly by our own librarian, Ms. Willean Hill, having previously worked together in London, England many years ago.

Aiming High - GTPS Netball

Coach Swaby & the GTPS Rally Team

Winning has become a yearly tradition when it comes to the George Town Primary netball teams. Under the skillful guidance of coach Casy Swaby, the GTPS Girls B Netball Team completed their regular season by winning the 2nd place League Trophy. Congratulations girls on another successful season!

Our girls in action against East End Primary School