“HOW GREAT THOU ART”

 

“The Art Department would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Holy Christmas and a Bright and Prosperous 2010.

We would like to inform you of our successes this year and educate you as to what has been taking place this academic term in your daughters’ art class.”

 

Form One

This term your daughter would have studied History of Art and Elements in Art. This was done in the form of a History of Art Timeline (which would be kept for the following years) and an Art Codex. Form Two we would start drawing and painting.

 

Form Two

Introduction to use of the Reflective Journal for developmental study. Next Term we will be drawing from observation and studying Caribbean Artists and their techniques.

 

Form Three

We developed creative journaling techniques and effective use of the journal. Themed imaginative compositions was the focus towards the end of this term, resulting in creative pieces using coffee and charcoal, for our final examinationthese were put on display.

 

Forms Four, Five and Six

The focus this term was planning of work for the year from the new CSEC Syllabus. We started working on our Reflective Journals, the developmental studies done were natural and man-made objects. The highlight of this term was working towards our January exhibition “SJC SCREAMS ART” which will be held at the NALIS Port of Spain. The 10 canvas pieces were based on Social Commentary. I would like to commend all the students who worked on these pieces they were powerful and of a high standard. We are all looking forward to the launch of this exhibition. Our Form Fives continue to work hard on their S.B.A. pieces and written papers which are due end of January.

 

COMPETITIONS

We entered and were successful this year in many competitions some listed below:

 

SANFEST – Overall Art and Craft Display

SANFEST – 7 Excellence Certificates and 13 Merit Certificates

UNESCO – Jazz Art (1st place-Elise Francis)

Scotia bank – One of 15 schools chosen to create a mural in our school.

UTC – Divali Competition (Elise Francis)

Ministry of Education (Victoria region) – Indian Arrival Day – (1st place painting - Dana Ramberran; 1st place collage – Camille Parris)

 

We send a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the support from the parents and teachers who have assisted us in some way. I would especially like to thank the following persons;

 

St. Joseph’s Convent Past Pupils Association

Mohammed’s Bookstore

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kalliecharan

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Francis

Mrs. Najila Samlalsingh

Mrs. Tamara Pollonais

 

We look forward to another creative and successful New Year.

 

Yours in Art,

ART DEPARTMENT

The Changing of the Guards

 

On Friday 02nd October 2009, the new prefect body for the 2009-2010 academic year, was installed in a brief ceremony held in the school’s auditorium. The students were first addressed by Mrs. Debra East, Dean of the Sixth form class, who thanked the entire prefect body for their service and commitment to school life. The lower six class took their positions on stage as they were presented with their badges by Mrs. East and Ms. Saundra-Lynn Hamid, coordinators of the prefecting system. The students were then invited to pin on their new badges after first repeating the prefect pledge. Mrs. East sincerely thanked the existing student leadership for their maturity and for their participation in the democratic process of electing the new leadership.

The school population was also introduced to its new student leaders as the Head Girl and her Assistant were installed. Miss Renee Charles, the new Head Girl and Miss Darlene Auguste, Deputy Head Girl, were presented with their badges by Principal, Mrs. Dinna Bainey. In their inaugural speech, both young ladies articulated their commitment and continued service to the institution. They were gracious in their acceptance, thanking the school community for its support and for privilege of the office they now hold. They asked for the continued collaboration of their colleagues and members of staff as they sought to execute the responsibilities of their new office. ', '

We wish these young women as well as the newly installed prefect body, a successful and committed academic year.

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Figure 1:The new prefect body for 2009-2010

 

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Figure 2: Miss Renee Charles, new Head Girl.

 

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Figure 3: New Deputy Head Girl, Miss Darlene Auguste

 

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Figure 4: A fine pair!

Surprise Visit!

 

 

sister_phyllis_wharfeSister Phyllis Wharfe, former Principal, made an unexpected and much appreciated visit last Monday. Her informal visit was a welcome treat for the members of staff and students who have benefited enormously from her tenure. Though she did not intend to speak initially, she was introduced to the student population and was enthusiastically received by the senior students who have fond memories of her leadership.

Sister Phyllis challenged the students to continue to strive for excellence in all of their pursuits. A true connoisseur of language, Sister Phyllis quickly mesmerised the students in her short talk, urging that they seek out true beauty that fills hearts, hold steadfast to the tenets of honesty and integrity, and above all, be of service to ensure the salvation of our beloved country. She also reminded students that it is essential for them to have lofty goals, and of the privilege that was theirs to attend a prestige institution such as ours. Their role, she said, as future graduates and ambassadors, was in the setting and raising of standards to which others could aspire. ', '

At present, Sister Phyllis is at work in Tobago, earnestly spearheading the establishment of a retreat centre. Her latest undertaking in this regard, is a Past Students Thru the Ages Can Cook Too! event which takes place on Saturday 24th October, 2009 at the Green Meadows Estate. Tickets are priced at $150.00. For further information, please contact Mrs. L. Archie or Ms. A. Sumadh at 652-3301.