Sunday 15 December, 2019

Anse Ger Secondary School celebrates 20 years with much to be proud of

A section of the Anse Ger Secondary School

A section of the Anse Ger Secondary School

The District Education Officer (DEO) of District 5, Gabriella St Paul has lauded the achievements of the Anse Ger Secondary School, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary of existence yesterday, November 15, 2019, with an Ecumenical Service at the school.

In an interview with Loop News, St Paul, who delivered the congratulatory message at the service, said the school has every reason to be proud of its achievements.

“We are indeed proud because of the number of achievements the Anse Ger Secondary School has achieved over the past 20 years,” St Paul said.

The Anse Ger Secondary School, located in Micoud, accepts students with the lowest marks in Common Entrance exams among the secondary schools in the south of the island. It is not the school of choice for parents in that part of the island.

However, despite the perception of the school by many parents, St Paul said the school has done as well in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) as any other secondary school on the island.

“The Anse Ger Secondary School is a school that receives children performing at their weakest at common entrance exams… coming into the school with marks as low as 10%,15%, and 20%, and at the end of five years are expected to write the CSEC exams,” she said.

 

DEO of District 5, Gabriella St Paul

St Paul said that the school has one of the best students’ councils on the island and has held that coveted prize for four years.

As it relates to sports, she said the school has a passion for it. “Over the years, we have been able to perform with vigor and passion in sports and be successful,” St Paul said.

She said the school focuses a lot on discipline, adding that its principal, Examin Philbert, who she described as a strong leader, has discipline at the school under control.

“Sometimes students stray away from what we taught them and go out there and not make our school proud, but I must commend the principal for the manner in which she has provided guidance for our students,” St Paul said.

She praised the teachers of the school and its principal for their hard work which has made the school what it is today.

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