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JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

| 04/03/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said she is optimistic that phase one of the revamped John Gray High School project will finally be completed by August and ready to receive students at the start of the next school year. Given the controversial history of the school, where work began more than a decade ago, […]

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The education crisis in Cayman

The education crisis in Cayman

| 21/02/2021

Sammy Jackson writes: Education holds the key for the prosperity and success of future generations, it is the centre of building human capital. This is true worldwide. Without education opportunities, future generations have little hope at prosperity. Cayman is in the midst of a silent crises, an education crisis. The recent publication of the Office […]

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Private SEN school ‘weak’ say inspectors

Private SEN school ‘weak’ say inspectors

| 09/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A private sector specialist school touting itself as offering “excellent instruction” and an “excellent reputation” was found to be ‘weak’ in the majority of quality indicators measured by school inspectors. The Cayman Learning Centre offers classes and tuition for children who need additional learning support but also has a full time special needs school […]

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80% of local kids in under-performing schools

80% of local kids in under-performing schools

| 07/01/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Only one school across the Cayman Islands received an ‘excellent’ grade from school inspectors in 2020. The Office of Education Standards’ annual data analysis for last year revealed that almost three-quarters of all children are in under-performing schools and 80% of Caymanian students are attending schools not yet meeting the expected level of performance.

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Poor leaders undermine school’s achievements

Poor leaders undermine school’s achievements

| 04/01/2021 | 71 Comments

(CNS): What was once considered one of Cayman’s best private schools has been given just a ‘satisfactory’ grade by government inspectors. Even though student attainment and progress was either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ in English, maths and science across the whole school, “fundamental weaknesses in leadership and governance” brought down St Ignatius Catholic School’ overall grade. […]

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Kids at SJAC Primary falling well behind

Kids at SJAC Primary falling well behind

| 08/12/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of young students attending Sir John A. Cumber Primary in West Bay are far behind where they should be, the Office of Education Standards (OES) found after a follow-up inspection of the school in November. Overall the school was graded ‘satisfactory’ but children’s attainment in English, mathematics and science was ‘weak’ […]

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Ministry confirms extra school holiday is for staff

Ministry confirms extra school holiday is for staff

| 04/12/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The decision to extend the Christmas school holidays by two weeks is largely to support educators after a difficult year, officials have said. On Friday Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly confirmed the change to the start date for the New Year Term from 4 January to 18 January, following reports on CNS earlier this week. […]

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School Christmas break extended two weeks

School Christmas break extended two weeks

| 02/12/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children in government schools will have them home for the holidays for much longer than usual. Government confirmed to CNS that there are plans to extend the Christmas school holiday by two weeks. However, officials would not say whether or not this additional holiday is to allow teachers from overseas extra time […]

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UCCI beefs up security after campus ruckus

UCCI beefs up security after campus ruckus

| 18/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The arrival of at least two armed men at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) campus on Tuesday, which led to some sort of altercation believed to have involved at least one student, has seen the college beef up security at the site on Olympic Way. Police were apparently called to the […]

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‘Modest’ improvement in school exam results

‘Modest’ improvement in school exam results

| 10/11/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Government officials said “modest gains” were made by Year 11 and 12 high school students in their external examination results this year. By the end of Year 12, 86% of the Class of 2020 had attained Level 2 passes (Grades I, II or III) in English, compared to just over 75% last year. Results […]

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Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

| 09/11/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Savannah Primary School will not open on Tuesday due to significant damage sustained during Tropical Storm Eta on Saturday, the Ministry of Education has said. Government schools are due to reopen tomorrow, 10 November, even though some suffered damage in the form of minor leaks, broken fencing and torn vegetation. However, a release from […]

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