Category Archives: Education

Update

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.

 

Best regards,

 

Bajan Mom

Congratulations!

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.

 

Best wishes,

Bajan Mom

Schools close at 12:30 pm tommorow

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.

Best regards,

Bajan Mom

TERM 2 ENDS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016

Good day, readers. The School Calendar for the School Year has been adjusted. So while the Ministry’s official school calendar states that the Term ends on Thursday for students, they have announced that that date is actually this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016.

Have a blessed week ahead.

OAS Scholarships available

Please see the following link in regards to OAS scholarships available until March 31, 2016.

http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77138/applications-accepted-oas-scholarships

UWI grants are available

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.

Volunteers needed

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 n.charles@mail.utoronto.ca or cell phone at 285-3838. Have your views heard on this important issue.

 

Hello good morning, 

My name is Nicole Charles and I’m a PhD student in Women and Gender Studies studying at the University of Toronto and conducting research on parents’ views and experiences with the hpv vaccine here in Barbados.

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:

PHD research flyer - HPV

Student Visas for Barbados

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:

http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/StudentVisa.aspx

Necessary forms

http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Downloads.aspx

School Calendar Update

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.

Dates for School Openings & Closings – Terms 2 & 3, 2016 (Barbados)

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.

 

JANUARY

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

 

FEBRUARY

Dates for the different zones (TBD) – NAPSAC ZONAL PATSY CALLENDER CHAMPIONSHIP (Your child’s school may be closed)

 

MARCH

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)

 

APRIL

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

 

MAY

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

 

JULY

Term 3 ends: Thursday, June 30, 2016

9 WEEKS SUMMER HOLIDAY