Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Plain View Combined pleased with improved Common Entrance results

Principal Ella Thomas-John (center) with teachers just after receiving Common Entrance results

Principal Ella Thomas-John (center) with teachers just after receiving Common Entrance results

Principal of the Plain View Combined School, Ella Thomas John, says her students have made the school proud over the years in the Common Entrance Examination.

Faith Francois, a student of the school who resides in Choiseul, placed sixth in St Lucia in this year's Common Entrance Examinations with a score of 95.44%. She is assigned to the St Joseph Convent.

“The school has had a good performance over the past few years,” John told Loop News in an interview, adding that this year saw a small improvement in performance.

According to John, COVID-19 gave the school a scare because of the challenges it posed but seeing the results has left them very happy.

“We were not sure whether we were reaching the students in the way we thought that we should have reached them. We were apprehensive as to what they would get, especially not having the problem solving and composition…” she explained.

She noted: “We are moving up slowly each year. Our average for this year is 66.42.”

John attributes the success of the school to its hardworking teachers, who show immense interest in the student’s education.

“The consistency of our teachers in preparing and delivering the information to the students and finding new ways of teaching them has contributed to the school’s success,” John said.

She added that the teachers treated each child like they were their personal child and that the students themselves are committed to learning.

According to the principal, parental involvement in the student’s education also played a big role in the success of the school.

“The parents were always with us, lending a helping hand as much as they can,” John said.

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