Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
Topics: 
Education
Release Date:
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 4:32pm

The 2016-2017 school year is expected to be infused with a new energy, beginning September 5.

The new energy, according to Chief Education Officer Mrs. Connie George will be derived from this school year’s theme, ‘Care for me, teach me, I will learn’.

Mrs. George said, “We wanted this year’s theme to reflect not only the instruction, but also the nurturing side of education. We want both teachers and parents to be involved with students so that we work together to enhance the Territory’s education system.”

The CEO said she is looking forward to the Professional Day and Summer Institute from August 22 to 25, where educators will receive training and learn more about expectations for the new school year.

Mrs. George added, “I am encouraging parents to help us help them and their children. We want to ensure students are most prepared and will be providing parents with tips via social media throughout the year.”

Advent Term begins on September 1. New and transfer students are to report to schools on August 31, while returning students, including Grades 7 to 9 will report to schools on September 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Grades 10 to 12 will return to schools on September 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Grade 12 Orientation will take place at the H. L. Stoutt Community College campus on September 1 at 5:00 p.m. Classes begin on September 5 for all public schools.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to creating a “Culture of Excellence”. 

Author

April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730
Email: AGlasgow@gov.vg