September 12, 2016

 Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome to the 2016-17 Academic Year.  I wish to specially welcome all the new parents to the St Joseph’s Convent San Fernando family. 

 The following is for your information:

 Term Calendar

The term runs from September 05 – December 16, 2016 (15 weeks).

·         Sep 07 – Opening Mass

·         Sep 15 – Parents of SJCSF Meeting (5:30 – 7:00 pm)

·         Sep 16 – Math Olympiad Round 1 (Forms 3 – 6)

·         Sep 20 – Mahalia the Musical (Form 2 students)

·         Sep 23 – Staff Professional Development Day (No school for students)

·         Sep 27 – Oratory Foundation The Tempest (Forms 4)

·         Sep 30 – Forms 5 Geography SBA Field Trip (Las Cuevas)

Read more: A Word From the Principal - September 2016

April 25, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are into the final term of the 2015-16 academic year. I refer to this term as the Examination Term as this is when CSEC (Forms 5), CAPE (Forms 6) and NCSE (Forms 3) take place.

Students of Forms 1 – 4 should be preparing for End of Year examinations when they will be examined on material taught during the academic year.

The following is a list of activities planned for this term (April 11 – July 08, 2016):

Read more:  A Word From the Prinicpal - May 2016

September 19, 2014

 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome to the 2014-15 academic year.  A special welcome all the new parents to the St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando family. 

 

Term Calendar

The term runs from September 02 – December 12, 2014.

Read more: A Word From The Principal-September 2014

 

July 04, 2014  

 

Dear Parents/Guardians 

We have come to the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, a year of transition as there has been a change in Administration.  Mrs East and I have worked hard to maintain the high standards set by our predecessor Mrs Bainey, who we thank for her many years of dedicated service to our school.  We pray for her health and that she enjoys a long and happy retirement.  This has been a year with many, many blessings, both academically and non-academically. We are truly blessed.

Read more: A Word From The Principal - July 2014

 

November 01, 2013

 

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

As we approach the end of term, this is to inform/update you of upcoming events:

 

GARDEN PARTY

This takes place on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the school, 12 noon to 6:00 pm.  There will be many attractions including Face Painting, Rock Climbing, Karaoke, a Dance Extravaganza, Magic Show to name a few.  Bar-b-Que lunch will be on sale and can be collected from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Entrance fee is ten dollars ($10.00)

Parents/ Guardians, if you require a respite from all the excitement, you are welcome to visit the Auditorium where you can sit, relax, have Tea, and be entertained from 3:00-5:00 pm. Tickets are already on sale, just let your daughters know how many you will need.

Students and visitors are reminded to dress appropriately for the event as there is a Dress Code in Effect.

 

FOUNDRESS DAY

Celebration of Foundress, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey is November 10.  This year the school community will be celebrating the occasion on Tuesday, November 12 with school mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Pro-Cathedral.  We will be honoured with the presence of the Papal Nuncio to the Antilles, His Excellency Nicola Girasoli who will be the chief celebrant at the mass. 

ALL members of the school community are expected to attend. 

There will be normal classes during the afternoon period.

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IN CSEC AND CAPE EXAMINATIONS

This year, there will be no Recognition Day function.  However, we will be recognising the achievements our CAPE and CSEC students. This will take place at the Church immediately after Mass.

 

 

END of TERM EXAMINATIONS

End of term examinations for forms one to five will run from November 18 to December 06.

Students of sixth form will not have formal exams this term.  Normal classes will continue up till December 06.

Reports for forms one to six will be distributed on December 13. Students are reminded to bring in their pouches to their Form Teachers.

 

During the two weeks of exams, a photographer will be coming in to take class photos and individual photos of the students of forms 5 and upper 6.  Students should be neat and tidy and must be in proper uniform for the photo shoots.

 

SONG and DANCE

This annual event will used as a fundraiser this year.  The show will take place in our school’s Auditorium on Thursday, December 12, 2013, starting at 6:00 pm.  Tickets will go on sale soon.

NB: There will be a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am.

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL

School closes on Friday, December 13, 2013 and reopens on Monday, January 06, 2014.

As is our tradition, there will be closing Mass at OLPH at 8:30 am. I would like to inform Parents and Guardians that I expect ALL students of the SJC San Fernando family to attend.

Remember: A family that prays together stays together.

After Mass students will return to school for class parties, clean-up and collection of reports.

School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.

On behalf of Mrs East, Ag VP and Staff, I wish to thank you for your support and co-operation thus far and look forward to continued partnership in the education and holistic development of your daughters.

Yours in Christ

 

Jennifer Manwaring

 

Ag Principal Secondary

June 14, 2013

Dear Parents,

As you know, the academic year ends on July 05, 2013 and many of you have already planned your vacation.  Your daughters would have a fair amount of free time and you are faced with the formidable task of keeping them occupied.   I urge you to sit with your daughters and schedule how they should spend this time in a productive manner.  This is the opportunity for them to get involved in their community and to learn new skills. It is important that you know about your child’s daily activities, especially their choice of entertainment.

 

Funeral Arrangements

I wish to inform you that the funeral for the twins, Khadijah and Khertima Taylor will take place at the Revival Time Assembly at King’s Wharf on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  The funeral for Kafiya Gill will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at St. Paul’s Anglican at 10:00 a.m.  We have extended condolences to the families on your behalf.

Read more: A Word From The Principal - June 2013

December 03, 2012

Dear Parents,

I wish to thank you and your daughters for the contributions received through the donation sheets. We have received $96,000 so far. I urge the students who have outstanding donation sheets to kindly submit these forms to their Form teachers before school closes. This money will be used to supplement the Ministry''s contribution to our school.

Read more: Principal's Address December 2012

November 07, 2012

 

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff, I wish to thank you for your support which resulted in a very successful production of the musical ‘Once on this Island''. The dedication of members of the VAPA department must be applauded as well as the contribution made by students, teachers and members of the community who assisted in making this a memorable experience for the cast.

Also, I wish to inform you that The Ministry of Education has granted our school a holiday on November 12, 2012 in honour of our Foundress, and for our scholastic achievement.

I do hope that you have an enjoyable weekend with your daughters. To the Hindu members of our school community, I wish you a Shubh Divali.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Dinna Bainey

Principal (Secondary)

 

mrs_bainey September 05, 2012

Dear Parents,

Your daughters are happy to be back at school and we were delighted to welcome them. I do hope that you had ample opportunity to spend quality time with them as this is so very important. Our Form One and Form Two students are enjoying air-conditioned classrooms this academic year and we hope that this will serve as an incentive for dedicated work.

Academic Issues

We had some excellent results at CSEC and CAPE. I need to bring to your attention that the few students who did not do well at CSEC were the ones who had serious discipline or home problems since Form One.

Food and Nutrition is now offered at sixth form and we continue to look at ways in which we can broaden our curriculum.

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Your daughter''s presence in this school indicates a high level of academic ability. The staff here has the competence, qualification and commitment necessary for the success at the examinations your daughter will write. It is imperative that you work with us in providing the environment suitable for learning. Students cannot be expected to excel when the home is tense and good values are not upheld.

Further, I remind you of the need for involvement in extra-curricular and community projects, if your daughter intends to have a transcript that will be acceptable for further study, locally and abroad.

 

RECOGNITION DAY is carded for October 19, 2012 and Forms 3 to 6 are invited to attend. This function will be held in our parish church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

 

Financial matters

The Form One, Form Two, and the Pan room classrooms were air conditioned during the vacation. A Dean/Counselor room was also constructed and the perimeter wall on the west of the property was raised. There is still much to do and so we depend very much on continued support. Your voluntary contributions and our fund-raising activities greatly assist in providing the quality education that is the hallmark of this school. Your daughters will continue to benefit from the Human and Social development programmes planned for the academic year. You will also be invited to participate in these sessions.

Staffing

I am pleased to inform you that we have our full quota of teachers on staff. On a more sombre note, I wish to inform you that Mrs. Antoinette Valentine-Lewis, one of our stalwarts will be retiring on September 28, 2012. Our school will be losing a very dedicated and committed teacher and we wish her well in her future endeavours.

Friends of SJC

Our parent group meets every second Thursday in the month in the library from 5:30 pm. I look forward to welcoming you at this meeting and to plan a way forward.

Musical

In commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny''s presence in San Fernando, our school will be staging a musical, "Once on This Island", on the 25th and 26th October, 2012 and 10th and 11th November, 2012. (The dates could change to November 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th if we are successful in securing NAPA, South Campus). We are relying on parents to assist us in purchasing and selling tickets, refreshing the cast members during rehearsals and on the production days, as well as providing transportation so that this event will be a success. We also need assistance from makeup artists and volunteers to work backstage. If there is any area that you can render assistance kindly contact Ms. M. Dowrich or Ms. R. Kalicharan at the school.

Common Sense Parenting

This programme starts on September 08, 2012 in the Seminar Room at school. The session will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and those of you who have not yet registered can do so then. The cost is $200. per person.

Assessments and Examinations

This term all students will receive a report in December based on continuous assessment out of 100. All students will be writing an end of term exam from February 18, 2013 to March 08, 2013. This examination will be based on all work covered from September 2012. Forms 1, 2, 3 and 4 will receive a mark which consists of twenty five percent course work and seventy five percent exam mark.

Before I outline the calendar of events and present the external examinations results, I wish to thank you for your continued support as we work together in the interest of your daughters.

I speak on behalf of all staff and the Board when I say that we look forward to working with you in striving to provide your child with an excellent education. We believe the school''s balance of academics, values, and faith offers an excellent option for you and your family.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dinna M. Bainey

Principal (Secondary)

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Term 1 September 03 - December 14, 2012

Form 1 Parents'' day - Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

Pre sales and Launch of Musical - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Independence /Republic Day Celebration - Friday, September21, 2012

Valedictory Mass and Function - Thursday, September 27, 2012

Recognition Day - Friday, October 12, 2012

Song and dance - Friday, December 14, 2012

Musical - October25, 26 and November 10, 11, 2012

Foundress Day - November 11, 2012

Celebration of Mass - November 09, 2012

Divali - November 13, 2012

Life Skills:

- LVI retreat September 21-23
- UVI retreat September 28-30
- Form 5 October 27-28
- Form 3 Life skills October 2,3,4

 

 

 

Term II January 07, 2012 - March 28, 2013

Projects begin - January 09, 2013

End of Term exam/Mock Exam -February 18, 2013 - March 08, 2013

Parents day:

  • Form 2 -January 22, 2013
  • Form 3 - January 31, 2013
  • Form 4
  • Form 5

Open day- February 05, 2013

Carnival -February 11- 12, 2013

St. Joseph''s day Holiday -March 19, 2013

 

Life Skills:

Form 2 Jan 8,9,10 2013
Form 1 May 7, 8, 9 2013
Form 4 May 21, 22, 23 2013

 

 

Term III - April 15, 2013 - July 05, 2013

CAPE begins April 19, 2013

CSEC begins April 19, 2013

NCSE - Oral Practical May 27 - June 07, 2013

Written Exams June 10 - June 24, 2013

 

Graduation Masses:

  • Form 6 - April 23, 2013
  • Form 5- April 25, 2013

Shouter Baptist day - March 30, 2013

Indian arrival day - May 30, 2013

Corpus Christi May 30, 2013

Labour day June 19, 2013

End of Term Exams - June 17, 2013- June 28, 2013

 

 

RESULTS MAY/JUNE 2012

CAPE UNIT 1

SUBJECT

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

ENTERED

SAT

PERCENTAGE PASSES

ACCOUNTING

6

3

2

0

0

0

0

11

11

100

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

100

ART AND DESIGN

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

100

BIOLOGY

18

17

7

0

2

1

0

46

45

98

CARIBBEAN STUDIES

11

59

27

3

2

0

0

103

102

100

CHEMISTRY

19

11

9

2

1

0

0

44

42

100

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

61

11

0

0

0

0

0

72

72

100

ECONOMICS

3

5

5

1

0

0

0

14

14

100

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

0 4

100

FRENCH

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

0 5

100

GEOGRAPHY

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

5

4

100

HISTORY

0

1

0

6

2

0

0

9

0 9

100

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

0

4

12

7

1

0

0

24

24

100

MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS

6

3

6

3

0

0

0

18

18

100

PHYSICS

2

11

5

2

3

0

0

23

23

100

PURE MATHEMATICS

20

5

0

0

1

0

0

26

26

100

SOCIOLOGY

2

6

16

6

3

0

0

33

33

100

SPANISH

4

0

1

0

2

0

0

7

7

100

 

RESULTS MAY/JUNE 2012

CAPE UNIT 2

SUBJECT

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

ENTERED

SAT

PERCENTAGE PASSES

ACCOUNTING

5

3

0

2

0

0

0

10

10

100

ART AND DESIGN

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 1

1

100

BIOLOGY

12

10

1

1

0

0

0

24

24

100

CHEMISTRY

20

7

2

1

0

0

0

30

30

100

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

61

11

0

0

0

0

0

72

72

100

ECONOMICS

8

3

1

0

0

0

0

12

12

100

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

11

4

4

1

1

0

0

21

21

100

FRENCH

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

100

GEOGRAPHY

0

6

6

8

6

0

0

26

26

100

HISTORY

1

1

3

2

0

0

0

7

7

100

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

1

2

7

6

1

0

0

17

17

100

MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS

4

7

2

0

0

0

0

13

13

100

PHYSICS

2

3

7

1

1

0

0

14

14

100

PURE MATHEMATICS

11

7

1

1

0

0

0

20

20

100

SOCIOLOGY

0

6

12

3

0

0

0

21

21

100

SPANISH

5

6

1

0

0

0

0

12

12

100

 

CSEC RESULTS MAY/JUNE 2012

 
 

SUBJECT

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

ENTERED

SAT

PERCENTAGE PASS

 

ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS

17

14

18

6

3

-

58

58

84.49

 

BIOLOGY

50

28

24

12

2

-

117

116

78.94

 

CARIBBEAN HISTORY

2

10

16

2

-

-

31

30

93.33

 

CHEMISTRY

31

18

15

4

-

-

68

68

94.12

 

ECONOMICS

4

2

3

-

-

-

9

9

100

 

ENGLISH A

89

24

3

-

-

-

117

116

100

 

ENGLISH B

79

29

6

1

-

-

117

115

99.13

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION

4

-

-

-

-

-

4

4

100

 

FRENCH

13

9

8

-

-

-

30

30

100

 

GEOGRAPHY

42

44

24

6

-

-

117

116

94.83

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1

4

5

1

-

-

11

11

91.91

 

MATHEMATICS

78

20

14

4

-

-

117

116

96.55

 

PHYSICS

45

10

1

-

-

-

56

56

100

 

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS

5

4

3

3

-

-

15

15

80

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS

16

8

1

-

-

-

25

25

100

 

SPANISH

46

35

7

6

1

-

96

95

92.63

 

THEATRE ARTS

3

2

-

-

-

-

5

5

100

 

VISUAL ARTS

3

1

2

-

-

-

6

06

100

 

 

 

mrs_bainey

 

June 12, 2012

 

Dear Parents,

The academic year will soon end and we do hope that you have started to make plans for your daughters'' vacation. I would like to urgeyou to ensure that this holiday period is well structured so that they are supervised at all times and that they engage in activities that willbe uplifting, fun and beneficial to their growth.

End of Term Examination

As you know, Form Threes are writing the NCSE examinations at present but they will be writing internal exams in the subjects notexamined at NCSE.

Dates for the start of end of term examinations for the other Forms are as follows:

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  • Form 1 - Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
  • Form 2 - Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
  • Form 4 - Wednesday June 13, 2012.

Term exams end on June 29, 2012. Many activities have been planned for the last week of school.

Last week activities

  • Monday, July 02, 2012 - Theatre performances.
  • Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - Zumba workout.
  • Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - Class outings.
  • Thursday, July 05, 2012 - Cinema Show.
  • Friday, July 06, 2012 - Mass andClass parties.

I would like to remind parents that they should ensure that their daughters do not bring electronic devices, and large sums of money toschool.

 

Musical Production

Our school will be producing a musical, "Once on This Island" on October 25th. and 26th. 2012 and on November 9th. and 10th. 2012. Auditions will take place on June 26th. 2012 so we look forward to your support and participation.

Reports

I am perturbed that so many report sheets remain uncollected from the office. Parents, one of your main responsibilities is to monitoryour daughters'' progress in school and therefore you should be eager to know about their performance in the end of term examination. Please note that reports and book lists for all students can be collected in the library on Wednesday, July 11,2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I take this opportunity on behalf of the staff to thank you for your support and contributions during the academic year and we lookforward to continued support and interaction in 2012-2013. Enjoy the vacation with your daughters. May God guide you and them in allthat you do.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dinna M. Bainey

Principal (Secondary)