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Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

| 24/01/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing blaze at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town dump has now seen schools closed or relocated, sports days cancelled and roads also partially shut to traffic. Police had closed the southbound lanes of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the Cayman International School and AL Thompson roundabouts, though it re-opened around […]

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UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

UK architects say they won $40M JGHS contract

| 16/01/2020 | 92 Comments

(CNS): A UK-based architecture firm has announced that it has been awarded the contract to design the new John Gray High School facility, though government has not yet revealed the full details of what was understood to be a competitive bid on the international market. It was opened in February, according to the government’s procurement […]

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Teachers tackle 800 ‘incidents’ at CHHS

Teachers tackle 800 ‘incidents’ at CHHS

| 06/01/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Clifton Hunter High School failed to impress during its latest follow-through inspection, making only weak progress on recommendations from earlier inspections in the previous academic year. The report by the Office of Education Standards (OES) reveals that the behaviour of students remains a pressing problem, as records show staff handled 800 “major incidents since […]

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Small fire drives students out of school

Small fire drives students out of school

| 20/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The John Gray High School (JGHS) campus was evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire ignited under the stairs at the doorway of one of the modular classrooms. When smoke was spotted just before 8am, the students were immediately evacuated from all buildings and taken to the school fields and muster points in line […]

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Montessori model gets another good grade

Montessori model gets another good grade

| 19/11/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Montessori School of Cayman, based in the South Sound area, became the fourth pre-school using this model given a ‘good’ grade by government inspectors. The Montessori model is dominating the successful inspection reports of early learning in Cayman, with only one other pre-school surpassing these four schools.

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Schools failing despite high spending

Schools failing despite high spending

| 31/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The government is spending 66% more per student than the global average and the second highest investment per head in OECD countries, but many government schools in Cayman are still under-performing, the Office of the Auditor General found. In a report examining how effective the education ministry is at using its resources to maximise […]

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Savannah primary fails another inspection

Savannah primary fails another inspection

| 31/10/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Inspectors found that insufficient progress had been made at Savannah Primary School when they returned for a follow-through inspection this month, after the school was graded ‘weak’ back in February. The inspectors had made six major recommendations to help elevate standards in teaching and students’ achievement in all year groups in English, maths and […]

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Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

| 24/10/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Another Montessori-style pre-school has been rated ‘good’ overall by the government’s school inspectors this month, as this particular model of early learning appears to be topping the list of nurseries in the Cayman Islands. Montessori del Sol in South Sound, George Town, was graded ‘good’ but achieved ‘excellent’ ratings in several areas examined by […]

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Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

| 18/10/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): After the third follow-through inspection at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay, inspectors found that the school had finally made satisfactory progress on most of the 16 recommendations made some five years ago. Inspectors said progress was ‘satisfactory’ in most areas but that students’ achievement across all year groups in English […]

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Child care centres rated weak

Child care centres rated weak

| 16/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As school inspectors returned to their work scrutinising the quality of education on offer in both the public and private systems last month, two early learning child care centres were rated ‘weak’ following their recent inspections. Inspectors found that most of the indicators at Quality Child Care were ‘weak’ with only a few areas […]

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