Nevis Students Urged To Prepare For The Future

Nevis Education Advisor - Mrs. Christine Springette

Nevis Education Advisor – Christine Springette

Charlestown, Nevis
May 26, 2008

Education Advisor in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Mrs. Christine Springette appealed to students of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) to prepare themselves for the many opportunities that would become available in a developing Nevis. 

 She gave the advice when she stood in for Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education Hon. Joseph Parry at a celebratory church service on May 23, 2008, at the Charlestown Methodist Church, to mark the school’s 58th anniversary. The event was held under the theme “Augmenting the past to impact the future”.
“Do not sell yourself cheap. You may never have proof of how important you are even now. You are more important than you think and so I am hoping that each students delicate himself or herself to the opportunities which are open to you”¦some of you are passing many subjects but the future that some of you have chosen, is one of delinquency and disobedience and non performance.
“The country is developing and there is going to be great opportunities for jobs and for self employment for entrepreneurship. I am appealing to you to get ready for what is in store or else positions will be filled by persons from abroad because the country must develop and positions must be filled,” she said.
Mrs. Springette who was a former student and Head Mistress of the school congratulated the teachers for their hard work and acknowledged that teaching today was much more difficult  today then in her time.
“I want to congratulate the teachers because I really do believe they try very hard and I don’t try to measure myself with them because when I was a teacher teaching was so much [easier]. There were no drugs, when I left 20 years ago drugs was just creeping into the school system. There was no drinking, there was no great fascination with sex because there is a great fascination with sex “¦and children stood up when teacher entered the classroom,” she said.
Notwithstanding, Mrs. Springette also asked the students to reflect on their contribution to the school and to reflect on the relationships with persons who may have made a difference in their lives but did not take hold of the opportunities they presented.
She said the CSS had served Nevis well and had produced students that had gone on to hold major positions in and out of Nevis. She pointed to Hon. Hugh Rawlins who was recently appointed to serve as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Leads Region In Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Jennifer Hodge - Principal Education Officer For Nevis

Mrs. Hodge – Principal Education Officer For Nevis

Charlestown, Nevis
May 16, 2008

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is at the forefront in providing early childhood education in the Region.  That’s the view of Principal Education Officer (PEO) for Nevis, Mrs. Jennifer Hodge. 
The top Education Official made the observation while she delivered welcome remarks and congratulated more than 16 pre-school teachers past and present, of the Charlestown Pre School at an awards banquet to celebrate the silver anniversary of the establishment. The event took place at the Old Manor Hotel on May 10, 2008.
“The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, is, if not, one of the leading, is the leading providers of early childhood education in the region and that is great testimony to what we are doing here in the Federation for our preschoolers ranging in ages 3 ““ 5.
“A solid education at the preschool level will prepare our children to manage better the core subjects at primary level and more often than not, to prepare them for tertiary level education and to cope with our knowledge based economy,” she said
The Education Official said the Charlestown Pre School which offered early childhood for the past 25 years, told an educational success story.  It has provided for a vast number of children island wide, good quality early childhood education and without a doubt, children’s lives had been enriched with the preschool experience, and their interest had been stimulated in life long learning.

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