07/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2021 11:55
On Wednesday (30 June), a team led by the Minister for Education Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly paid a visit to the East End Primary School as part of an ongoing tour of government primary and secondary schools.
The team included the Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Hon. Katherine Ebanks-Wilks, Ministry of Education (MoE) Deputy Chief Officer Ms. Lyneth Monteith, Senior School Improvement Officer Mr. Ian O'Connor, Department of Education Services (DES) Head of Business Services Mr. Mark Ray and DES Facilities Manager Mr. Alan Robinson.
Principal Ms. Allison Greaves, East End Member of Parliament, Mr. Isaac Rankine, Facilities Coordinator, Mr. Joseph Fielding and Project Manager for the Early Years Outdoor Project (EYOP), Mr. Darrel Rankine, accompanied the team as they toured several sections of the school including, the EYOP, the greenhouse and several classrooms.
The Minister and her team then sat down with Ms. Greaves after the tour to discuss the school's key priorities, successes, resourcing needs, ongoing issues or concerns, and recommended solutions.
Minister O'Connor-Connolly stated, 'It was my pleasure to visit East End Primary today. I was quite satisfied with the progress of the early years' outdoor project. We are one step closer to providing our younger students with an outdoor space to stimulate and encourage their learning and development.'
The Education Minister continued, 'As I entered the Year 5 classroom, I was heartened to see that the new student laptops have been integrated into the daily learning activities. This gives me hope that we are on the right path to bridging the digital divide and preparing our children to function in the new digital economy.'
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