Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 5:00pm

A Service Ambassador Programme has been introduced to the students of the Jost Van Dyke School as the school continues to build a positive school culture and soar to excellence.

Principal, Ms. Lavern Blyden said that the Service Ambassador Programme emerged as a result of a module by the National College for Educational Leadership and is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between the school and the community.

Ms. Blyden stated, “The service ambassadors at the Jost Van Dyke School are a delightful collection of student greeters, who pleasantly welcome school visitors at the dock, at the school, and in the classrooms.”

The Principal said the ambassadors vary among all grade levels and include both male and female students. She added that once students have been selected as the school’s service ambassadors, they must be trained to greet visitors warmly and to accompany their guests on tours of the school as required.

Students are attired with a royal blue vest with the school logo displayed at the front left corner as part of their uniform.

Principal Blyden further added that the service ambassadors are selected based on a specific criteria approved by the staff which include - good behavior, regular attendance and good standing with their class work.

The Ministry of Education and Culture continues to support the Jost Van Dyke School and the introduction of initiatives to further create a culture of excellence.

For more information about the Jost Van Dyke School Service Ambassador Programme, persons should contact Ms. Lavern Blyden at 495-9238 or 468-9461.


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747