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West St. George Secondary opens

West St. George Secondary opens

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The West St. George Secondary School opened last Monday with Principal Alinda Hypolite promising that the school would create students who are prepared to go out into the world to help with problem solving, and to take up their role as responsible citizens. {{more}}
Hypolite made these remarks while she delivered the welcoming address at the back-to-school ceremony held last Monday at the school’s compound in Belair.
She added that the school was focussing not only on academics but also on physical education. She said that they have started out by looking at the overall development of the children.
“Focus will be placed on the academics as well as the physical, and we are trying to develop their overall awareness of what is happening around them,” said Hypolite.
The West St. George Secondary School has 105 students and is made up of four form-one classes. Six teachers have responsibility for the education of the children: Andrew Bramble (geography and physical education), Inniss Primus (English), Anthony Spann (mathematics), Kenlyn Hamilton (Spanish and current affairs), Kadesha Plaugh (history and English) and Ken Cato (integrated science, and health and family life education). The office staff comprises Kathleen Edwards as secretary and Niasha Adams of the YES Programme as assistant secretary.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Laura Browne said she is very happy to see the school open. She described the establishment of the school as part of the government’s continued thrust towards universal secondary education for all.
Also present at the opening was Minister of Education Mike Browne, Chief Education Officer Susan Dougan and Louis DeShong, who has responsibility for secondary schools in the Ministry of Education.

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