SJC San Fernando wins finance quiz

 

As quoted by Leiselle Maraj on the Newsday on Friday 1 April 2011, It came down to a battle between two girls’ colleges from South Trinidad but St Joseph’s Convent San Fernando proved to be superior at the National Financial Literacy Programme (NFLP) Secondary Schools Quiz 2011.

 

Semi-finals and finals of the quiz were held yesterday by the NFLP of the Central Bank at the National Academy of Performing Art (NAPA), Port-of-Spain.

In the finals, St Joseph Convent’s team took the lead at the end of the first round by answering correctly a team question worth ten points.

Naparima Girls’ College, the other team in the finals fought back and was 15 points behind St Joseph Convent by the time the team question was read signalling the end of the second and final round.

The Naparima team answered this question correctly but after cheering realised the ten points they gained could not secure them the victory. The two teams advanced to the finals after competing against North Eastern College and Vessigny Government Secondary School. These two teams also went up against each other for third and fourth place with Vessigny taking third place and North Eastern College placing fourth.

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Shelton Nicholls congratulated all schools for the keenly contested competition which, he said, impressed officials at the bank. He said the objective of the NFLP is to prepare youths to be financially responsible in the future. This is done through school visits by the NFLP, expositions and competitions like the quiz.

“The world in the future will be driven by technology and will be more hectic than today. If young people are not financially literate they are preparing for a lifetime of poverty,” he said. Nicholls urged students to get their parents and teachers involved in the process of learning about financial literacy.

Rohit Dube, School Supervisor III, who spoke on behalf of Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, said he anticipates the positive impact of the quiz on the lives of students. He commended schools and parents for lending their support to the students and expressed pleasure that the ministry partnered with the Central Bank to be a part of the programme.

 

Winners:

Arione Rojas

Zareah Arjoon

Maria Smith

Teressa Lochan Singh

 

Participants:

Samantha Nanan

Melissa Bhagwat

Ravena Ramdeen

Raelee Stanton

Chanelle Choonoolal

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carnival Art 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Commonwealth Essay Competition Awardee

Alleeya Julie Baksh of Upper Six One of St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando entered the Royal Commonwealth Society Young Commonwealth Essay Competition for 2010 and was exceptionally awarded in the Class A Category with Silver Award Certificate.

The Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ writing contest with a photographic and film component.The International Competition allows all commonwealth countries to participate (54 countries) and explored the 2010 Commonwealth theme of Science, Technology and Society.

 

The 2011 theme is ‘Women as agents of change’ and students are invited to participate by submitting their essays to Ms. Montoute.Entries are open from 1st January 2011 and closes on 1st May 2011 for essay, 1st June for Photo and 1st July for films.