April 25, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are into the final term of the 2017-18 academic year, a short but packed term (12 weeks). 

I refer to this term as the Examination Term as this is when CAPE (Forms 6), CSEC (Forms 5), 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 are the activities planned for this term (April 16 – July 06, 2018):

Read more: A Word From The Principal - April 2018

September 05, 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome to the 2017-18 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 04 – December 15, 2017 (15 weeks).

·        Sep 07 – Fatima Devotions at OLPH

Read more: A Word From The Principal September 2017

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)