School News

College students receive SJF bursaries

Representatives from The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation with the scholarship recipients.

ON OCTOBER 25, 2019, The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) handed over more than J$3.3 million to 49 students from seven tertiary institutions, to offset their educational expenses. This is part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts to encourage the advancement of Jamaicans through education and, specifically, Spanish language acquisition, given the extensive benefits that may be derived from such a skill.

At the scholarship handover, students of Montego Bay and Brown’s Town community colleges were given partial scholarships to assist with the payment of their school fees, while... read more

Youthlink/Honey Bun Tour

Emmett Elliott shows some love for Honey Bun.

THE YOUTH LINK/HONEY Bun High Achievers School tour made its way to the corner of Young and Ellis streets in St Catherine in search of Spanish Town High School. Upon arrival, the students and teachers were in the middle of a session, but when they saw the Honey Bun vehicle and Youthlink team, eyes gazed in curiosity and whispers began around the compound.

Popular media personality Cornelious Grant grabbed the mic and announced the presence of both companies, and when the high-tempo music and vibrant moves from the Honey Bun dancers began, within minutes, scores of students and... read more

Inspiring a culture of charity

'More of them should be involved in charity and use the lofe of bread that they have to give back'

PUTTING SERVICE above self and making good use of the figurative 'loaf of bread' we all have is a powerful school of thought for Old Harbour High School student Tajay Francis, and he wants to get other young men thinking
this way, too.

"I think that as it is in Jamaica, our young men are falling behind," he said. "More of them should be involved in charity and use the loaf of bread that they have to give back, so that other young men see them as a role model and see them doing good," he shared.

This is something Tajay believes will steer Jamaican boys in a positive... read more

New Fortress Energy awards 22 university scholarships

New Fortress Energy awards 22 university scholarships

NEW FORTRESS Energy (NASDAQ: NFE) continues to demonstrate its commitment to education in Jamaica by awarding a total of 22 tertiary scholarships and 27 high-school bursaries to high-achieving students across the island. This represents an investment of over J$10.5 million for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The scholarship handover at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to 11 recipients took place on Thursday, October 10. At the event, officials from New Fortress Energy and UWI discussed the expansion of the company’s partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, UWI, Mona... read more

Jamaica Youth Motivators hosts ‘Adapting to Your Environment’

Ardenne students engaging in an active discussion with host Leneka Rhoden.

THE JAMAICA Youth Motivators is a non-governmental, non-profit charity organisation dedicated to youth development and empowerment through advocacy, mentorship and volunteerism. As a major part of our initiative as a youth-led group, we hosted a three-day series, from Friday, April 12, to Sunday, April 14, which entailed workshops with the objective of motivating and inspiring our audience of youth and adults, equipping them with the tools to drive their own success and with a renewed perspective.

On Friday, April 12, we hosted our first workshop under... read more

its multiple name change before finally transitioning into Penwood High School.

Exploring the ICT lab.

“As the present captain for this ship it is my vision for Penwood High to be the premier high school, offering a comprehensive education utilising the best practices in international secondary education. We will continue to play our part as we advance the welfare of the whole human race,” she said.

Specially invited guest, keynote speaker, and Member of Parliament for the Kingston and St Andrew Division, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, highly praised the educators and administrative staff for their efforts in maintaining discipline, in light of previous... read more

Penwood High welcomes newly furbished ICT centre

“It’s a great lab and far better than the first. I believe this is a significant gain to our school and will definitely aid in sharpening our computer literacy skills,” stated fourth form student Tyrese Lindsay.

THE STUDENTS of Penwood High School are now boasting the acquisition of a newly constructed state-of-the-art information and communication technology centre. The school held its official opening ceremony of the centre in the auditorium under the theme ‘Creating Vision, Enacting Change, Moving Forward,’ on Friday, October 4.

“Alumni, students, and parents, welcome to the official opening of our new computer lab. Students, a great deal of effort and care has been put into the design and construction of your new computer lab. Penwood has endeavored to use only the latest and most... read more

St George’s College marks 170th anniversary

Members of the St George’s College (StGC) Manning Cup team.

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, St George’s College launched the celebration of its 170th year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit, held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev Kenneth D. Richards, DD, archbishop of Kingston. He was assisted by visiting Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana, the Most Rev Gabriel Doe Kumodji; the Very Rev Christopher Llanos, SJ, regional superior of the Society of Jesus in Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica; Rev Fr Rohan Tulloch, SJ, acting Jesuit superior and chairman of the board of St George’s College; and other priests and... read more

Youthlink CSEC Seminar makes math, English fun

THE GLEANER’S Youthlink hosted the 19th staging of its annual CSEC seminars on April 3, 2019. The event was established to highlight challenging topics students may face in the upcoming examination period and prepare students to tackle these topics as best as possible. Habitually, the five-segment seminar would commence in Savanna-la-Mar then on to Montego Bay. This year’s seminar saw over 400 students participating. Students also got the opportunity to compete in fun math and English competitions to win prizes, courtesy of Youthlink, and also showcase their talents as DJs. Andrea Hill,... read more

Youthlink CSEC seminar takes over Ocho Rios

THE GLEANER’S Youthlink continued the 19th staging of its annual CSEC seminar on April 5. As with all the other seminars, the main goal was to highlight these challenging topics students may face in the upcoming examination period and preparing them to tackle these topics as best as possible. Routinely, the five-segment seminar commenced in Savanna-la-Mar then moved to Montego Bay for the western sections. Ocho Rios initiated the seminar for the central areas of the island.

Students got the opportunity to compete, as always, in exciting maths and English competitions to win prizes,... read more


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