November 21, 2019

Registration for Cayman Islands Government schools now open

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The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, Government schools for the 2019/2020 school year will open on Monday, 1st April 2019 and will close on Friday, 28th June, 2019. Registration for Government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1st September 2019. That means a child born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 is eligible for reception, and that he/she must have already […]

Cayman Islands’ new National Dress Code Policy for 2018 School Year

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In consultation with the Education Council, the Ministry of Education revised the National Dress Code Policy for all Government Schools. This policy takes effect the first day of September 2018. Students must also dress in accordance with their specific school’s uniform policy.  Take Pride in Your Stride is the campaign that will be utilised to […]

Cayman Islands ministry reacts to mould claims on social media

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On Wednesday January 18th, 2017, it was reported over social media that “John A. Cumber Primary has fallen victim to a catastrophic mold issue” and that “The Government has given notice to parents two days ago that the entire building has been condemned and has to be demolished and rebuilt.” The Ministry of Education, the […]

The Editor Speaks: Government, schools, teachers, parents, kids. Who is at fault?

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This is my second editorial in as many months on the subject of the behaviour of our kids at school and the assault on the teachers by them. The Cayman Islands Minister for Education, Tara Rivers, is very prickly when it comes to any criticism and comes back with both barrels blazing. The Caymanian Compass […]

Education Minister responds to Caymanian Compass Editorial

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Education minister responds to April 22 editorial, “Time to declare ‘Recess is over’ in Cayman’s schools” Thank you for giving me the opportunity to not only respond to the recent editorial, “Time to declare ‘Recess is over’ in Cayman’s schools,” but to also shed some light on the actions being taken by me, as minister […]

Registration for Cayman Islands Government schools now open

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The registration of students enrolling in or transferring to Government schools for the 2014/2015 school year is currently open and will close on Monday 23 June, 2014. Registration will take place at the Department of Education Services (GCM) and the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre (CB/LC). Parents may pick up registration forms at government schools, Department […]