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Tag: Department of Education Services

Schools to reopen Wednesday

Schools to reopen Wednesday

| 06/10/2020 | 0 Comments

Further to the ‘All Clear’ issued by the National Hazard Management Council today, The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) has announced the reopening of all schools and the return of its students to onsite lessons across all three islands.

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Gov’t schools’ key dates for new school year

Gov’t schools’ key dates for new school year

| 11/08/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates and important activities for the upcoming start of the new academic year. These dates mark key activities such as the dates when each school will reopen for new students, regularly enrolled students, dates when Year 11 and 12 students will receive their final […]

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Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Education Services (DES) has announced a number of changes made to external examinations scheduled for this year for secondary-level students. While the City and Guilds examinations currently remain on schedule, examinations previously scheduled by Cambridge, AQA, WJEC and Pearson are all cancelled, as indicated by their respective boards.

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Update on government schools

Update on government schools

| 29/01/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Education Services’ Facilities Management Team in partnership with the Public Works Department (PWD), the Planning Department and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) are working hard to secure all 21 government school sites which facilitate over 5,000 students and up to 800 staff.

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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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Registration for government schools now open

Registration for government schools now open

| 31/03/2019 | 0 Comments

Registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, government schools for the 2019/2020 school year will open on Monday, 1 April and will close on Friday, 28 June. Registration for government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1 September 2019. That means a child born between 1 September 2014 […]

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Can my child attend Lighthouse School?

Can my child attend Lighthouse School?

| 20/03/2019 | 2 Comments

I am a Honduran national and working in Grand Cayman on a work permit. I have a 7-year-old son who is a Down’s syndrome child. Can he attend the Lighthouse School in Grand Cayman, and if he can, what would be the way forward and the cost? In Honduras, my son has to go to regular school, […]

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Tribute to education icon Joanna Clarke

Tribute to education icon Joanna Clarke

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry and Department of Education have paid tribute to long-time educator Joanna Clarke who passed away Christmas Eve, noting her great service and how much she will be missed. “The contribution that Ms Joanna Clarke made to education in the Cayman Islands is immeasurable, her impact on the lives of thousands […]

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Can expat kids be kept out of school?

Can expat kids be kept out of school?

| 13/12/2018 | 27 Comments

Does the government keep track of children attending school on island? Cayman is very transient. Is it possible to move to the island with my family and not enroll my children in school? How is that monitored, aside from nosy neighbours? However, if ever questioned, the person could lie and say they were homeschooling. Can […]

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Proper dress for teachers

Proper dress for teachers

| 24/10/2018 | 4 Comments

Can the public be made aware of the dress code policy for government teachers? Auntie’s answer: I reached out to the Department of Education Services (DES) and very quickly received a response to your question. While there isn’t a written policy on dress, the DES has published guidelines which are included below. A DES statement […]

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Outraged by school bus drivers

Outraged by school bus drivers

| 15/10/2018 | 11 Comments

Who is in charge of the school buses? The way many of them are driven is appalling! One turned so sharply into my street that there was barely an inch between the bus and the front right corner of my car …and as for stopping IN roundabouts or speeding! Children are probably learning from these […]

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Gov’t primary schools take on literacy programme

Gov’t primary schools take on literacy programme

| 14/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services (DES), with sponsorship from Rotary Sunrise, have launched Reading Recovery, an internationally recognised and highly effective short-term literacy intervention for selected Year 2 students. In early September, 12 teachers began the year-long intensive training process under the direction and guidance of a […]

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