Category Archives: Education
Good evening, everyone:
I have been away for a long time but note that all email and comment responses are now up-to-date so you can check your email/comment section.
I will try to post a Q & A at a later date since some of the questions asked fell into the same category and others may benefit.
I wish you well and belated New Year’s greetings.
Good afternoon and congratulations to all of the students, parents and teachers who worked hard and sacrificed for the success of this year’s exam. Normally I post on Results day, but as you know, my day job is demanding, but better late than never.
Just know that whatever school is on the table for September, that is the school where the path of excellence continues.
God bless and keep pressing forward.
Good evening, readers.
The Ministry of Education has issued a statement indicating that, due to Union meetings, all schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm.
Please see the following link in regards to OAS scholarships available until March 31, 2016.
According to the Tuesday, January 19, 2016 edition of the Nation newspaper, the Higher Education Tuition Grant is available and the Ministry of Education is inviting UWI students (of all campuses) to apply. To be eligible for the full grant, annual household income cannot exceed $25,000 or $2,100 a month. The student must have full-time status.
Partial grants are available to one part-time student whose annual household income is between $25,001 and $35,000 or $2,100 and $3,000 monthly. If there is more than one student from the household studying at UWI, then the restriction is for an annual household income of $45,000 or less or $3,750 a month or less.
Good evening, readers. Another quick post. Parents of daughters of the age to receive the HPV vaccine, I received the following email (edited for brevity) that may be of relevance to you. It is from a PhD student who has requested that I share her flyer with you. I have spoken to her via telephone and she is legitimate and has a sincere interest in the topic. Please note that the Facebook link only functions if you are logged in to Facebook. In case the flyer is not completely clear on your device, Nicole Charles may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone at 285-3838. Have your views heard on this important issue.
Here is a link to my FB page that provides a bit more insight into what my research is about: https://www.facebook.com/HPVVaccineBarbados/?fref=nf
Many thanks, Nicole
Here is said flyer:
A question was asked about student visas for foreign nationals to attend school in Barbados. I will try to write a proper article during the week. For now, please check the following links:
Advice on the process:
Please note, there has been an addition to the school calendar. The Ministry of Education has announced that there will be NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016 to accommodate the launch of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Independence.
Here are some important dates to remember for the rest of the school year. This page will be modified as new information emerges. Please note that additional dates to consider such as Sports Days will vary from school to school. Bank holidays shown in red.
Term 2 begins: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (for students)
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – NO SCHOOL – Official Launch for 50th Anniversary Independence Celebrations
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – NO SCHOOL – Errol Barrow Day
Dates for the different zones (TBD) – NAPSAC ZONAL PATSY CALLENDER CHAMPIONSHIP (Your child’s school may be closed)
TBD – NAPSAC QUARTERFINALS (Check with your child’s school)
TBD– NAPSAC SEMIFINALS (Check with your child’s school)
TBD – NAPSAC FINALS (Check with your child’s school)
Term 2 ends: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (for students)
Term 3 begins: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (for students)
Thursday, April 28, 2016 – NO SCHOOL – National Heroes’ Day
Monday, May 2, 2016 – NO SCHOOL – May Day (observed)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – COMMON ENTRANCE EXAM – Public Secondary Schools will be closed.
Monday, May 16, 2016 -NO SCHOOL – Whit Monday
Term 3 ends: Thursday, June 30, 2016
9 WEEKS SUMMER HOLIDAY