January 26, 2020

Cayman Islands Ministry update on High Schools improvement work

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GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) – Following the initial Office of Education Standards (OES) report on its 2018 inspections of Clifton Hunter, John Gray and Layman E. Scott High Schools the Education Ministry, Education Department and staff of the Government schools immediately began work to incorporate a response to the OES findings into the continuous work of strategic […]

OES publishes Cayman Islands Government High Schools Summary Report

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GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) – The Office of Education Standards (OES) summary of the 2018 schools inspection reports for Clifton Hunter, John Gray and Layman E. Scott High Schools is now available online at http://bit.ly/SSRDEC2018 Full inspections reports for the Government high schools were published in October 2018 and inspectors noted some improvement since the last round of […]

Cayman Islands National Children’s Festival of the Arts 2017 Junior Choir Adjudications

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NCFA 2017 Junior Choir Judging Complete A few hundred students and their hard-working music teachers, from more than a dozen public and private primary schools, flocked to the Red Bay Church of God this morning Wednesday 5 April 2017 to take part in the NCFA 2017 adjudications for choirs and small vocal ensembles in Key […]

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: Cayman Islands teachers get a very low grade. But is it all due to them?

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It is staggering for me to read the reports on our education system that despite significant progress in schools over the last few years most Caymanian schools would be in ‘special measures’ if they were in the United Kingdom! So what would they have been categorized before this “significant progress”? Whenever we get these reports […]

Partners in Print

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LIFE successfully concludes Partners in Print literacy workshops at Cayman primary schools In honour of Child Month (May), local charitable organization LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) ran three one-off Partners in Print (PIP) workshops at Sir John A. Cumber, George Town and Prospect Primary Schools. PIP is a parent-involvement programme in which parents, teachers, and […]