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YMCA offers after-school programme

YMCA offers after-school programme

| 27/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands is expanding its after-school programme to a new site at the Field of Dreams to coincide with the new academic year calendar. Available for students ages 5 to 12,  the programme will provide a variety of active learning opportunities, designated homework time and recreational activities.

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School award named for local lawyer

School award named for local lawyer

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Maples Group has sponsored an award established by George Town Primary School in honour of a former student who is now an associate at the law firm. The Alicia Thompson Award, which recognises academic and extra-curricular excellence despite challenging personal circumstance, debuted at the school’s year 6 graduation ceremony in June.

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Community group helps kids get ready for school

Community group helps kids get ready for school

| 23/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Prospect Red Bay Community Group (PRB), which has taken on area clean-ups, been certified as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and subsequently handed out home alarms to residents, has set its sights on collecting school supplies for neighbourhood kids ahead of the new academic year.

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Cayman Academy posts strong CXC results

Cayman Academy posts strong CXC results

| 21/08/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Academy students achieved a 94% pass rate in this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations. Of the 20 students sitting the exam in 2019, 18 passed seven or more subjects. “This year I am particularly proud of the performance of our students and hardworking teachers in the area of English language […]

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Key dates for new school year

Key dates for new school year

| 12/08/2019 | 1 Comment

The Department of Education Services, under the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands, have released a schedule of dates and important activities for the upcoming start of the new school term. These dates mark key activities such as the dates when each school will reopen for regular students, dates when Year 11 and […]

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‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive begins

‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive begins

| 22/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The annual “Stuff the Bus” drive is returning for the fifth year, with the 2019 campaign to collect donations of school supplies kicking off Friday, 26 July and running through 17 August. Since 2015, the initiative has collected more than 27,000 items and organisers hope this year’s campaign will bring the total […]

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Primary students can win field trip to CCMI

Primary students can win field trip to CCMI

| 02/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is holding a scholarship competition which will enable two winning groups from government primary schools to attend the marine ecology course at the Little Cayman Research Centre, with all expenses paid. Since 2009, more than 800 primary school students across the Cayman Islands have participated in […]

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Top juniors score with tennis sessions for Brac youngsters

Top juniors score with tennis sessions for Brac youngsters

| 01/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Three of Cayman’s top junior tennis players recently travelled to Cayman Brac to take part in an ongoing programme to teach the sport to primary students. Willow Wilkinson, Oskar Bjuroe and Zach Jackson joined local tennis pro Neil Fernandez on the trip, under an initiative run by the Tennis Federation of the […]

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Governor visits John Gray High School

Governor visits John Gray High School

| 26/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper recently attended the John Gray High School end-of-year assembly and toured the new state-of-the-art gymnasium, the venue for the event, which doubles as the George Town emergency shelter. During the assembly, held Monday, 24 June, the school band performed and Roper spoke to the children about “growth mindset” something […]

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Brac student named tops in competition

Brac student named tops in competition

| 16/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Kai Roberts of West End Primary School on Cayman Brac was named the winner of the 2019 RUBiS Top Student awards programme at a ceremony held 12 June. The youngster impressed the two independent judging panels with his passion for music. “Kai demonstrated not only a talent for guitar but also a […]

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Top student to win grant

Top student to win grant

| 11/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After eight weeks of entries from across the Cayman Islands and two rounds of judging by two independent judging panels, the grand prize winner will be named Wednesday, 12 June, from ten finalists for the RUBiS Top Student award. The initiative, which first launched in 2015, is open to students ages 7-12 […]

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Cayman Prep students tour new airport terminal

Cayman Prep students tour new airport terminal

| 06/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of Year 10 students from a travel and tourism class at Cayman Prep and High School recently toured Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), courtesy of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA). Members of various CIAA teams provided the students with a practical learning experience during the visit.

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Battle of the Books champions crowned

Battle of the Books champions crowned

| 04/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Students from First Baptist Christian School (FBCS) and Cayman International School (CIS) showed off their book smarts by winning their respective divisions at the fifth annual “Lera Parchment Battle of the Books”. Organised by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP), the contest requires teams of six students each, aged seven to 10 […]

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MRCU uses mosquitoes to teach students maths

MRCU uses mosquitoes to teach students maths

| 04/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) staff recently taught 150 Cayman Prep primary students the relationship between maths and mosquitoes as well as how to prevent the disease-causing insects from breeding. After the five-day programme held last month, junior entomologist Whitney Ebanks said she was “thrilled” to hear one of the […]

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Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

| 26/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Teen Panel, held 16 May and organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for Child Month, discussed how to cope with stress while commenting on its causes. The event, at the George Town Town Hall, was an opportunity for high school students to air their views while […]

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Nominations open for Cayman’s best educators

Nominations open for Cayman’s best educators

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for the sixth Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching, which were established in partnership with the Ministry of Education to recognise outstanding public and private educators in the Cayman Islands. “The awards were created to thank those who are helping to improve the lives […]

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Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A contingent of 45 Key Club members representing five schools in Cayman joined more than 2,200 other young people from the Florida District at the annual Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando held 4-7 April, with many of the students earning awards, and the Cayman Islands named outstanding division.  

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Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

Books from LIFE enrich classroom libraries

| 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) charity has once again donated books to East End Primary School, this time bringing 2,254 titles, which will enhance classroom libraries throughout all year levels. The donation is part of a joint effort of the charity and the school to provide students with engaging high-quality children’s […]

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