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.

 

 

The Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) results 2009 has been released on 19th August 2009. Students can collect their result slips at St. Joseph''s Convent, San Fernando.

Congratulations to all students!! Best of Luck!

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) 2009 results have been released to schools on 12th August 2009 from the Ministry of Education.

Upper Six and Lower Six Students can collect their result slips at the Administration Office of St Joseph''s Convent, San Fernando.

 

Congratulations to all students!! Best of Luck!

Contact was established with our sister school – Externat St Joseph de Cluny – through our past Principal, Sister Phyllis Wharfe from as early as 2006.

An educational visit was made in 2007 by 45 students and 4 teachers who were accommodated by students of SJCSF and two students from Presentation College.

The exchange being established, two teachers – Mrs Joseph-Dennie and Mrs Otway-Charles undertook a successful trip in Easter 2008 with 28 students. We were able to visit various parts of French Guiana and to begin to understand its history as a penal colony in areas like Les Iles du Salut and to experience the modernism of the Space Centre at Kourou.

These visits are crucial to the development of the foreign language and to the enabling of an understanding of other cultures and civilizations while establishing friendships. The teachers and students were also hosted by students of the Externat. Students have kept in touch with their hosts and we hope that these types of educational visits will continue in the near future.