Principal's Christmas Message – December 16, 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s the happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

When friends come to call…It’s the hap happiest season of all.

 

From our home here at Ravensworth to yours, it is my pleasure to send you best wishes for the holiday season.

 

We break for the Christmas holidays today feeling satisfied that we have been able to achieve most of our goals despite the setbacks. Like you I am anxious to see the results of the December 2016, examinations to determine the extent to which our students met the academic targets. Thank you for your continued support. Your attendance to the monthly Parent Teachers’ Association meetings and to 1st, 5th and 6th form consultations were mutually rewarding. I implore you to continue to support our children, especially those who will be doing the May – June CSEC and CAPE external examinations. Considering the examinations are five months away, their holidays should be limited to the public holidays. They have a tradition to preserve and expectations to exceed, in light of the many achievements the school confirmed this term from the 2016 CSEC and CAPE examinations. The results for the national and regional 2016 external examinations are as follows:

 

JAMAICA TOP CANDIDATES BY SUBJECT – ST. JAGO HIGH:

 

CAPE UNIT 1

Name

Subject

Position

Chadeaux Roberts

Art and Design

1st

Sade Solomon

Communication Studies

4th

Janielle Stewart

Economics

3rd

Lesandra  Henry

Geography

6th

Dacia Barrett

Geography

9th

Javaughn Keyes

History

5th

Sharanique Coward

History

7th

Shedel Khouri

History

8th

Venecia Morgan

Performing Arts

1st

Shanise Brady

Performing Arts

2nd

Danea Dunkley

Performing Arts

4th

Shauntae Mae

Performing Arts

6th

Lee-Ann Smith

Performing Arts

7th

Khdrea Jones

Performing Arts

9th

Shedel Khouri

Entrepreneurship

1st

Abigail Morgan

Tourism

2nd

Shannon Brooks

Tourism

10th

 

CAPE UNIT 2

Name

Subject

Position

Chevanese Palmer

Performing Arts

3rd

Jordana Richards

Tourism

1st 

Chanique Clare

Tourism

7th

CSEC

Name

Subject

Position

Shamar Mundell

Additional Mathematics

9th

Matthew Morrison

Building Technology (Woods)

4th

Joelle Hanson

Building Technology (Woods)

10th

Keshawn Davis

Building Technology (Woods)

10th

Daniel Dallas

Music

7th

Shamar Mundell

Physics

6th

Nickolye Graham

Principles of Business

1st

Shemar Findley

Spanish

6th

 

 

REGIONAL (CARIBBEAN) TOP CANDIDATES BY SUBJECT – ST. JAGO HIGH    

CSEC

Name

Subject

Position

Shemar Findley

Spanish

8th

 

CAPE UNIT 1

Name

Subject

Position

Chadeaux Roberts

Art and Design

4th

Shedel Khouri

Entrepreneurship

3rd

Venecia Morgan

Performing Arts

7th

Abigail Morgan

Tourism

2nd

 

CAPE UNIT 2

Name

Subject

Position

Chevanese Palmer

Performing Arts

9th

Jordana Richards

Tourism

3rd

 

Heartiest congratulations to our very hard working scholars and their teachers who continue to prove that St. Jago High School is indeed one of the best co-educational institutions in Jamaica.

 

News also came in this term that the prestigious Rhodes scholarship has once again made its way to St. Jago High School. The 2017 recipient of the Rhodes scholarship is Shakeba Foster, who studied at St. Jago High from September 2004 to July 2011. While here, she maintained good examination averages and was recognized for her outstanding academic performance. She passed nine CSEC subjects, eight grade ones and one grade two. Her performance in CAPE Units 1 and 2 were no less impressive. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the West Indies (Mona) with first class honours and a Master of Science Degree in Economics with distinction. She will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Economics at Oxford University.

We are extremely proud of our academic achievements and we are motivated to continue this tradition of excellence. This will require more effort, dedication, loyalty, philanthropy and perseverance from all stakeholders. Our partnership with you the parents will be critical to this process. We thank you for your contribution this term to the School Development and Resources Fund. We implore those parents who have not yet made their contributions to do so and we wish to remind those parents who paid in part to fulfil their promise.

 

Repairs to the roof of the Chemistry and Physics laboratories will be done during the Christmas break.  It is still our priority to have the Science labs renovated this year. The 10 million dollars allocated to the project by the Ministry is now at 8 million dollars because of the work being done on the roof.  So there is now a shortfall of approximately 5 million dollars to complete the job. We need your support.

 

The track and field season begins in January and we are hosting a boys and girls team of nearly 150 athletes. It will also be the season for girls’ football, rugby, basketball, cricket, badminton, table tennis, volley ball, chess and Schools Challenge Quiz.  With three of four players returning to the Schools Challenge Quiz team, we are strategically positioned to improve from 4th to 1st place. We will be counting on you for support.

 

In addition to contributing to the School Development and Resources Fund, you can encourage your children to purchase from our cafeteria and to support the school’s fund raising efforts. Also, you can volunteer to help chaperone the teams, especially the track and field teams who will be participating in development meets every Saturday until Champs 2017, which starts on March 28th. The nutrition of our competitors is always of concern so your contribution in kind will be accepted. All of the teams will be camping at the school during the holidays so feel free to walk in with your donations for the feeding programme.

 

We have a lot to accomplish in 2017. School will resume for students on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. Please ensure your child/ward is punctual. Reports will be available by the 4th  week of January. Please note that the Online Gradebook is closed to viewing as teachers are now in the process of finalising the End of Term Reports.

 

I wish to thank the Board of Governors, the Academic and Support Staff, the Past Students’ Association, the Parent Teachers’ Association, the Head Prefects and all the students at St. Jago High School for the generosity extended to me since January 2016 when I took up office.

 

 

There is no place I would rather be.

Merry Christmas!

Labor Omnia Vincit!

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