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