Oct 17, 2020
Saints maintains top performance among Senior Secondary schools after diligence, parents’ commitment and innovative programme.
Georgetown, 14th October 2020
St. Stanislaus College has not only maintained its performance at being among ‘the top’ Secondary schools in Guyana but has realized its dream of ‘reaching the top’ with its students’ performance in the 2020 CSEC examination amongst the top Senior Secondary schools. A distinguished accomplishment is a hundred (100) per cent pass Grades One to Three in twentyone (21) subjects of the twenty-eight (28) offered at the College at the CSEC level and ninety (90) per cent or more in five (5) other subjects. Most remarkably, all students matriculated with passes in both Mathematics and English Language.
Most noticeably are the performances of Kayla December who secured thirteen (13) Grade Ones and one (1) Grade Two; Meshach Jordon with eleven (11) Grade Ones; Nathon Brasse with ten (10) Grade Ones and Dafina Nials with ten (10) Grade Ones, two (2) Grade Twos and one (1) Grade Three. The diligence of these students and their parents’ involvement in their academic journey has certainly been compensated.
Exhilarated at the performance of the students at this year’s CSEC examination, Chairman of the School Board, Mr. Chris Fernandes, has certainly seen the reward from the introduction of the ‘Back to Basics’ Programme in 2014, the dedication of the hard-working staff, the involvement of The Board and Alumni Associations, the diligence of students and the commitment of the parents.
At the CAPE examination, the College has also seen an outstanding performance with a pass rate of seventy-six (76) percent Grades One to Three. Securing a hundred (100) per cent passes in ten (10) of the twenty-nine (29) subjects offered at the College: - Environmental Science Unit 1, Environmental Science Unit 2, Geography Unit 1, Geography Unit 2, Digital Media Unit1, Entrepreneurship Unit 1, Entrepreneurship Unit 2, Physics Unit 2, Sociology Unit 1, Tourism Unit 1. Approximately ninety (90) per cent of the students attained passes in Biology Unit 1, Biology Unit 2, Caribbean Studies and Pure Math Unit 2.
Sherlock is crowned the overall Top performer for CAPE with a combined total of eleven (11) Ones, six (6) Twos and one (1) Three. Noteworthy performance in CAPE Unit One was captured by Abdul Subhan who attained six (6) Ones and two (2) Twos while Sherlock Langevine took the spotlight in Unit Two with eight (8) Ones, five (5) Twos and one (1) Three followed by Shanique Paulsingh with five (5) Ones, two (2) Twos and one (1) Three.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors is appreciative of the dedication of the staff, members of the Alumni Associations, the Parent Teachers’ Association as well as the commitment of the students and parents who worked together to make the dreams of the College realized while ensuring that the motto of the College is etched into the lives of its students as they continue their journey away from St. Stanislaus College: Aeterna Non Caduca “Not for this life but for Eternity."
Posted by Pragmatist at 9:06 AM
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2020 ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 2020 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sat., 11 July, 2020. However, this year, the tournament has been moved to a new and exciting location, the Lebovic Golf Club located at 14020 Leslie Street, Aurora, about 700 m. north of Bloomington Rd. and about 1.5 km. west of Hwy 404. This club is not a public or community owned club, nor is it a club organisation with memberships, but is a private club where play is by invitation only or by participation in a charity event.
About the Club
The club was opened in May 2016 and was ranked by Golf Digest as the 3rd best new golf course of that year. It is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by world renowned course architect Doug Carrick, with a par 70 layout set upon 150 acres of rolling hills on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Aurora. With breathtaking view and natural beauty, the course challenges both the expert player and novice alike. The following is a review taken from On The Tee on-line golf magazine.
“Carrick creatively used the land he had to shape a solid test mixing a nice combination of length and precision, elevation changes and forced carries in the design. The yardage may not seem lengthy, since the par is only a 70, however don't get fooled thinking the course is a push over. Generous fairways make the design friendly off the tee, while the approaches are considerably more demanding than the tee shots. The slick and deceptive green complexes are the prime defense of the round.
“York Region is filled with a wide range of terrific golf experiences. A vast collection of the region's public play courses and nationally recognized private enclaves is centered along the glacial deposits of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Lebovic is a fine addition to this collection, featuring a strong series of windswept holes and a solid collection of holes surrounded by beautiful trees and routed around pods and wetlands. A fun test of all aspects of your game, this new kid on the golfing block will most likely be remembered for having some of the slickest greens you will find anywhere.”
Who owns this club?
The club is owned by Lebovic Enterprises Ltd. (1953), a building and development company which was established by brothers Joseph and Wolf Lebovic, Czech natives who survived the Holocaust and made their way to Canada in 1949. This business became a great success, making a significant and extraordinary impact on the design and construction of new homes and buildings in the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario.
Joseph became the human face of the company and was a member of several Boards of Directors. He has received many awards and acknowledgements and, in 2013, received the prestigious BILD Lifetime Achievement Award, and served as the national and provincial President of the Urban Development Institute and also on its Board of Directors for over 20 years.
In early 2019, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic each received the Order of Canada medal for their contributions and successes in helping to build a better Canada.
Why move to this club?
The brothers felt extremely grateful to Canada for accepting them and allowing them the opportunity to become very successful through their hard and honest work. They believe that they now should give back to the country which had adopted them. Having already provided for their families, they have established a charitable foundation, The Joseph Lebovic Charitable Foundation, which has donated to many charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The Foundation encourages its donees in their fund-raising efforts and participates with them in their efforts. For a donee using a golf tournament in its efforts, it invites the organisation to play at the Lebovic Golf course and provides a charitable donation to defray the costs of using the course.
The following is a list of some of the charities which have taken advantage of this offer.
Amici Camping Charity
B’nai Brith of Canada Foundation
Bridge to Health
The Canadian Hearing Society
Canadian Junior Golf Association
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto
Diabetes Hope Foundation
Jewish National Fund, Canada
St. Andrew’s College
Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
Special Olympics Ontario
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Toronto SickKids Foundation
Women’s College Hospital Foundation
It is not easy to obtain an invitation to play at this club. Fortunately, one of the members of our Golf Sub-committee was invited to play in a charity tournament there and was impressed with what had been offered by the club. He was able to obtain the contact information of the management of the club and arranged a meeting. Unfortunately, every playable week-end of the year had already been reserved for other charities which tended to repeat every year. He asked that we be put on a wait-list and be contacted if and when an opening occurred.
In the summer of this year (2019), an opening was made available starting in 2020, and we were invited to take this place.
The benefits to our Alumni Society
After accepting the invitation to play in 2020, the Foundation made a very sizeable donation to our Society to defray most of the cost of playing at the club. This cost includes HST, and about 70% of this can be reclaimed from the government since the Society is a registered Canadian charity. When we consider the part of the participation fees which will not be used for expenses, the Society should be able to raise its income from this event to two or three times what it has experienced on the past years.
There also are benefits to the golf participant, more than received at any previous club. In addition to the usual access to the changing rooms and golf carts, the club provides the following.
- a FULL breakfast
- a large buffet lunch
- 3 free tickets for drinks (available at 3 holes on the course or in the club house)
- 3 holes on the course where various types of snacks (sliders, finger food, etc.) will be available
Result of change in venue
With the benefits being offered by the club, the cost of playing at the club has been assessed at a market price of $300. However, this price is more than double that which the Society has been charging, and the Society does not consider it fair suddenly to raise the price to this level. Therefore, the price for the 2020 tournament has been set at $150, an increase of $25 which surely covers the cost of the extras if these had been purchased separately at any other club.
We shall be sending out the formal notice and registration form at a later date but, in the meanwhile, we ask you to keep this date open for playing in our tournament. We invite you to register and participate so that we can continue to help the College in Guyana to create a suitable environment for the education of the children in current and future attendance at the school.
Posted by Pragmatist at 1:25 PM
|Members of the SSC(G)AS Executive (From Left to Right): Godfrey Whyte, Savi Seenauth, Jimmy Fung, Rene Bayley, Wilfred Carr, Rupert De Castro, Paul Abdool, Des Jardine, Andrew Insanally, Vibert Lampkin|
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