Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gold in Drama

The best of student arts in the Cayman Islands are once again being showcased as part of the National Children's Festival of the Arts (NCFA). This Friday (May 30), a group of young George Town Primary year 5 students, coached by Ms. Hill and Mr. Murdoch, struck Gold at the Harquail Theatre, in the Finals of the Festival's Drama Category. In front of a large and enthusiastic audience, our students performed an interpretation of an Anansi Story flawlessly. Anansi stories originated in Ghana, Africa. The word Anansi is Akan and means spider. Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African lore.

Cricket is Back!

Our George Town Primary School Cricket Team scored a decisive and impressive win over Red Bay Primary at the Smith Road Oval. The victory is noteworthy considering that Red Bay Primary were semi-finalists last season and tied last year's champions, Prospect Primary, in their first game of this season. It is an even more impressive achievement when one considers that our team is comprised of year four and five students only, as there is no year six at the school this year, and therefore competes with teams that are not only older but also more experienced. Despite the fact that our team did not have a practice playing field all year, coach Horace Parker has been able to inspire our young players to play with confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Muffins for Mothers - Mother's Day 2008

On Mother's Day, May 9, 2008, George Town Primary School recognized its wonderful mothers by inviting them to visit our school for muffins and coffee. The PTA-sponsored event proved to be a huge success, with over 190 people in attendance. Each family had their photo taken and printed into a beautiful Mother's Day Card by members of the George Town Primary Media Club.

Monday, May 12, 2008

GTPS visits James B. Sanderlin Elementary School

Six George Town Primary and two John A. Cumber Primary teachers visited James B. Sanderlin Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida this past month. The purpose of the visit was to develop a greater understanding of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and to provide an opportunity for both teachers and administrators to analyse the curriculum framework, examine assessment procedures, and explore the learning environment of an International Baccalaureate school. Observations took place over a period of 3 days in which professionals made numerous inquiries of the school’s management, teaching, learning and evaluation procedures. The visit provided an opportunity for educators to exchange ideas and gain knowledge of a transdisciplinary programme for primary school students.


Learning about the Reading Programme & Library Services

Ready or Not, Here we Come

Beautifying our Community

Members of our School's PTA along with an Official and Member of our Majesty's Prison, Northward

As part of our school's drive to Beautify our Community, members of Her Majesty's Prison, Northward, in Grand Cayman built and delivered new wooden garbage receptacles to be used at our school. Along with our monthly Community Garbage Clean-Ups, this newest PTA-sponsored-project will enhance not only our school but also the community in which we live.