Tag: Ministry of Education

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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Time to apply for local scholarships

Time to apply for local scholarships

| 07/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education is now accepting applications from eligible Caymanian students for local scholarships, with the deadline to apply 30 April 2019. Funding is available for Year 12 students to pursue studies in A-levels and BTEC Level 3 Extended for two years, and Year13 students to pursue studies in Advanced Placement, […]

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Education officials visit top-scoring nursery school

Education officials visit top-scoring nursery school

| 21/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Following the recent excellent grade awarded by government school inspectors, Little Trotters Farm and Nursery was visited by a contingent of education officials to present the certificate to Principal Josie Hoare. Ministry of Education Acting Chief Officer Cetonya Cacho was among those touring the nursery, in which 86 children are enrolled, on […]

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Teaching civics in schools

Teaching civics in schools

| 19/02/2019 | 1 Comment

I just read that a CNN poll found that 12% of American adults had never even heard of Mike Pence, which suggests that about 30 million voters have no clue who the vice president is, let alone what he stands for, which is astounding. That made me think, is civics taught in Cayman schools, such […]

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Education ministry boosts ties with UWI

Education ministry boosts ties with UWI

| 30/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Ministry of Education officials recently handed over $2.3 million to the University of West Indies (UWI), to bring its contribution up to date while also discussing with UWI chief financial officer Andrea McNish the funding of the Cayman Islands Open Campus site and how UWI can support the ministry’s vision for tertiary […]

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YMCA holds leadership conference

YMCA holds leadership conference

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 150 YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners recently took part in the organisation’s fourth annual Leaders for Youth Conference, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event, held 19-20 January, featured workshops led by the National Drug Council, Family Resource Centre and Alex […]

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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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Specialised medical scholarship offered

Specialised medical scholarship offered

| 01/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority (HSA), is offering an overseas scholarship package for junior Caymanian doctors who have completed their internships and are seeking to undertake specialty training. The application process is open from 1-14 November and is for physicians seeking […]

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Minister’s message for World Teachers’ Day

Minister’s message for World Teachers’ Day

| 05/10/2018 | 1 Comment

Minister for Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly writes: As Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Lands, I am cognisant of how imperative teachers are in every one of the subject areas I oversee. Without teachers, there would be no other professions.  Every industry needs a teacher and today we pause globally to celebrate World Teachers’ Day […]

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Volunteer options for students showcased

Volunteer options for students showcased

| 09/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 700 students from six high schools attended the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Student Volunteer Fair at the John Gray High School Gymnasium on Friday, 22 June. Organised by the Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Education, the fair, designed to fulfil a need by bringing together students with many […]

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