Smooth opening of second school term in St Lucia
Fresh from the holidays and into a new decade, students from all over Saint Lucia commenced the second term of the school year on Monday, Jan 6, 2019.
In a recent interview, President of the National Principals Association, Valerie St Helen Henry, stated that she does not believe that there will be interruptions throughout the second term in order to facilitate remedial works.
Classes were interrupted at a number of schools late last year to facilitate remedial works which prompted protest action from teachers and parents of students.
"First of all, I would like to welcome all principals, teachers, students to the new term. I am looking forward hopefully that all schools on island will have a fruitful and productive term with little incidents as possible.”
She highlighted the fact that this term is a very short one packed with activities such as Independence, sports, science fairs and Nobel Laureate celebrations and advised teachers and principals to balance the activities with the instructional time.
She also expressed her hopes of the Ministry of Education working closely with the Principals Association towards their common goals.
According to the president, the day went on smoothly with everyone settling in quite nicely and ready to take on the second term of the school year.