Tag: Ministry of Education

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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LIFE adds more books to classroom libraries

LIFE adds more books to classroom libraries

| 02/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) charity recently donated a record-breaking more than 4,300 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS), exceeding by about 800 last year’s total of reading materials given to the school. LIFE organised the donation, with the books collected from various private firms and schools islandwide.

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Golden Apple returns to honour educators

Golden Apple returns to honour educators

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): After an absence of five years, the Golden Apple Awards, which recognises outstanding public and private school educators, is returning, with a ceremony set for Saturday, 26 May. The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, introduced the awards in 2007, with the event running every year […]

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YMCA to continue after-school programme

YMCA to continue after-school programme

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Education Ministry has renewed its contract with the YMCA of the Cayman Islands to allow the Y to continue managing and operating the Extended After-School Programme (EASP). The programme services 15 government schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, providing after-school activities for as many as 1,600 students.

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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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Students receive training in violence prevention

Students receive training in violence prevention

| 14/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education, with the support of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, has been piloting a programme that aims to empower youth with information on topics like violence, gender and sexuality. “It’s Not Your Fault”, a violence-prevention programme from the Canadian Red Cross, trains staff and, most importantly youth, to be […]

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Port Authority boosts technology in schools

Port Authority boosts technology in schools

| 12/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands last month donated used computer equipment to John Gray High School (JGHS) and the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) to enhance the technology available at both schools. The 20 LCD monitors and five desktop computers will be shared between the two. Chris Krohn, the […]

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Students ready to learn about financial services

Students ready to learn about financial services

| 08/05/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The third annual Cayman Finance Student Education & Work Experience Programme recently welcomed this year’s group of 65 Caymanian students at an orientation event. The programme is open to high school students in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and consists of class workshops, one-on-one coaching with mentors from Cayman Finance member firms […]

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