St. Stanislaus College
Graduation and Prize-Giving Exercises
Friday, 8th November, 2013
The Principal’s Report
Ms. Gabrielle Cummings, and Master Tevin Prince, Chairpersons of today’s special occasion, Mr. Morris Solomon, the Guest Speaker of this auspicious ceremony, Ms. Melcita Bovell, Co-ordinator of the School Board Secretariat.
Other Functionaries of the Ministry of Education, Chairman Mr. Chris Fernandes and Members of the St. Stanislaus College Board, Administrative Officer to our School Board,
Mr Vibert Hart, President of the St. Stanislaus College Parent Teachers Association, Mr Joel Trotman and other Executive M
embers, Members of St. Stanislaus College Old Students Association, Other Special Invitees, Parents, Teachers, Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, a pleasant Good Morning to you All.
Honourable Chairpersons, I have the honour in presenting to this large gathering of stakeholders, the Principal’s Report for the year under review, September, 2012 to July, 2013.
This Report has been divided in to six key areas, namely:
· Student Enrolment
· Curriculum and External Examinations
· Co and Extra Curricular Activities
· Community Alliance and
The College year began with an enrolment of Five Hundred and Sixty (560) students. This number comprised of Two Hundred and Fifty Three (253) boys and Three Hundred and Seven (307) girls. The average number of students per a class was Twenty Nine (29)
Admissions of students were done on the basis of the National Grade Six Assessment to Level Seven and to Level Twelve it was based on the Caribbean Examination Council Secondary School (CXC – CSEC) 2012 results.
A total of One Hundred and Forty Three (143) students consisting of Seventy (70 ) Boys and Seventy Three Girls were admitted to Level Seven, while for Level Twelve there was Thirty Nine (39 students, consisting of Twenty (20) Boys and Nineteen (19) Girls.
The academic year began with Thirty Four permanent teachers, Four (4) less, than the required entitlement for the college.
The substantive posts held were as follow:
A Graduate Deputy Headteacher
Three Graduate Senior Mistresses
Ten Graduate Heads of Department
Two Graduate Senior Assistant Mistresses
Two Graduate Assistant Mistresses
Eight Assistant Masters/ Mistresses
Six Untrained Graduate Master
One Temporary Qualified Masters
and One Temporary Unqualified Master
The Part- Time Staff consisted of:
· Mr. Rudolph Deoraj- who taught Applied and Pure Mathematics to our Sixth Formers, and
· Ms. Medeba Uzzi, who taught Chemistry.
Teacher on secondment to attend the University of Guyana was:
Mr. Sergio Joseph, an Assistant Master from Region Seven.
During the year under review, nine teachers joined the staff. They were:
(1) Ms Deokie Lakhan, appointed as a Graduate Senior Mistress, and is attached to the Science Department.
(2) Mr. Damian La Rose, appointed as a Graduate Head of our Science Department
(3) Ms. Carlotta Joseph, appointed as Graduate Senior Mistress, and is attached to the English Department
(5) Ms. Shamaine Reid, an Untrained Graduate Mistress, both on transfer and are attached to the Modern Languages Department
(6) Mr. Terrence Sukhram, a Temporary Assistant Master, working in our Industrial Technology Department.
(7) Mr. Subhash Haimraj and
(8) Mr. Charles Hutson, both past students of this institution were appointed as Temporary Qualified Masters and are attached to our Information Technology Department
(9) While in January, 2013 Ms. Tisina Stanton, an Assistant Mistress, also joined the teaching staff
Our Ancillary Staff is of vital importance to the College, without them, the teachers and students will be unable to function effectively.
During the period under review, that special group comprised of:
· Two (2) Typist Clerks
· One (1) Librarian,
· One Bursar
· An Information Technology Technician
· Three (3) Sweeper Cleaners
· A Caretaker and
· One Groundsman who is located at the St. Stanislaus College Ground
There were two additional appointments to the Ancillary Staff.
(1) Mr. Rhys Duff, a past student appointed as a Science Laboratory Assistant
(2) and Ms. Miquel Valladeres, appointed as a Bursar to the college.
Resignation and Retirement
In October, 2012, Mr. Stefan Dookkhan, a Graduate Assistant Master tendered his resignation while in, May, 2013 Ms. Sunita Sookwah, an Accounts Clerk also resigned.
At the end of May, 2013 - our most dedicated and longest serving Typist /Clerk. Ms. Elaine Seecharan retired after serving the college for thirty-two years. Ms Elaine has served with distinction and shall be remembered by both staff and students.
The School Administration, the School Board and Parents extend Sincere Thanks to all those staff who rendered services to the College and do wish them well, in their future endeavours.
The School’s Curriculum
The College continued to offer a broad based Curriculum to students through its Eleven (11) Departments namely:
1. Agricultural Science 7.InformationTechnology
2. Allied Arts 8. Mathematics
3. Business 9. Modern Languages
4. English 10. Science
5. Home Economics 11. And Social Studies
6. Industrial Technology
The subjects taught in the first three years from Level Seven to Level Nine were compulsory.
At the end of the academic year under review, students in Level Nine were offered the National Grade Nine Assessment Examination in the four core subjects. These being:
(c) Science and
(d) Social Studies
Our Top Performer for that assessment was Cynthia Baldeo who gained an overall average of 79.43 %
In the fourth year, every student was allocated to one of the four streams dependent on his or her ability, aptitude and interest. These streams are:
3. Science and
In each stream, every student studies a maximum of ten subjects. Some subjects are compulsory and these include English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, while some others are optional.
In the fifth year, every student writes the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) CSEC- (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) Students were permitted to write a minimum of seven (7) subjects, while the maximum number of subjects written by anyone student was twelve subjects at CSEC May/June 2013 Examinations.
Students who were eligible to be admitted to Level Twelve (Sixth Form) gained at least five (5) CSEC subjects with grade 1- 111, these included English Language and Mathematics. Only then, were they permitted to write the Caribbean Examination Council– Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CXC - CAPE).
External Examination Results
Esteemed Chairpersons and audience!
The academic performance of our students who wrote the CXC-CSEC examinations in the year under review, 2012-2013 was deemed Excellent! Twenty - Four (24) subjects were offered. The overall percent passes gained in Grades One (1) to Three was Ninety- Four percent (94%), a percentage that has been maintained from the previous year.
Special Congratulation! To the Class of 2013. You have made us all proud.
A Brief Analysis of the CXC-CSEC results, revealed that the following subjects all obtained a pass rate of 100%
Electrical and Electronic Technology
Food and Nutrition
Physical Education and Sports
and Technical Drawing.
While note worthy performances were also achieved in the following subject areas:
1. Agricultural Science-Double Award 95%
2. Caribbean History 92%
3. Electronic Document and Preparation Management 96%
4. Geography 96%
5. Human and Social Biology 97%
6. Principles of Accounts 90%
7. Principles of Business 97%
8. And Social-Studies 93%
The total number of Grade Ones secured was Two Hundred and Nine (209), Grade Twos (11) secured Two Hundred and Four (204), while the total number of Grade Three 111 was One Hundred and Two (102).
Our Top Best CSEC performer was Chandanie Dyall, a Five Arts Student who gained Eleven subjects, Ten Grade Ones with Four Distinctions and One Grade Two
Caribbean History I
English Language I
English Literature I
Food and Nutrition I
Human and Social Biology I
Information Technology I
Social –Studies 1
Some other CSEC outstanding students were:
· Annie Shivraj: Ten Grade Ones and One Grade Two
· Devina Samaroo: Nine Grade Ones
· Okeme Beaton: Eight Grades Ones and Four Grade Twos
· Isaac Safi: Eight Grade Ones and Three Grade Twos
· Vickram Khemraj: Eight Grade Ones, Two Grade Twos and One Grade Three
· Melissa Wilson: Eight Grade Ones, One Grade Two and One Grade Three
· Bibi Shafeena Hoosein: Eight Grade Ones and One Grade Two
· Latchmie Bansraj: Eight Grade Ones
· Jonathan Narine: Seven Grade Ones, Two Grade Twos and One Grade Three and
· Arvindra Singh: Seven Grade Ones and One Grade Two
For the CXC-Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations
Fifty Eight (58) students write the CAPE examination and Twenty – Seven (27) Units were offered.
Our Top CAPE performers were Anil Tulsie and Adrain Williams:
(1) Anil Tulsie, gained Five Units with exceptionally excellent grades. He obtained
Four Grades Ones in:
Biology Unit 2
Chemistry Unit 2 with Distinction
Pure Math Unit 1 also with Distinction
And Grade 11 in Pure Math Unit 2
Anil Tulsie is presently on a Guyana Scholarship to China pursuing a Degree in Medicine and
2. Adrain Williams gained Seven Units
He obtained a Grade One with Distinction in Accounting Unit 2 and Six Grade 11s in:
Applied Mathematics Unit 2
Economic Unit 1
Economic Unit 2
Management of Business Unit 2
And Pure Math Unit 2
Well done Anil and Adrain
Other outstanding CAPE students were:
(b) Ayeisha Boodie who was successful in obtaining Four (4) Units all with Grade 11. These subjects were:
Biology Unit 2
Chemistry Unit 2
And Pure Math Unit 2
(c) While Floyd Dalton obtained Five (5) Units, with
Accounting Unit 2 Grade 11
Applied Mathematics Unit 2 Grade 11
Caribbean Studies Grade 11
Information Technology Unit 2 Grade 111
Management of Business Unit 2 Grade 111
Co and Extra- Curricular Achievements
Most Praise worthy Chairpersons!
It is quite interesting to note, that these activities always occur concurrently with our academic programme.
The academic year, in review, started with the competitive Annual Inter-House Athletics Sports – Butler House won outright, followed by Etheridge in second (2nd) position, Galton House third (3rd) and Weld House brought up the Fourth (4th) position.
At the Inter- Schools, Track and Fields Championships, St. Stanislaus College was awarded the First Place.
While at the National Athletics Championships, (8) of our students represented District Eleven (North Zone). Our Athletes performance was very outstanding. They carted off a total of Eight (8) medals. Well done Students!
In the Inter-Club Under 15 Cricket Competition, St. Stanislaus College performed creditably.
In the Scotia Bank School Football Tournament, our team emerged fifth place in the Georgetown leg of the Tournament.
It is also noted worthy to mention, that during the same period under review, some students of the College were given the opportunity to represent our country in the fields of:
3. Lawn Tennis and
4. Table Tennis
In the Caribbean Statistics Day 2012, Secondary School Quiz Competition, the St. Stanislaus College Fourth Form Team was awarded the First Place Esteemed Chairpersons and Audience! Kindly be informed that this accomplishment was the College, second consecutive outright achievement in this particular competition.
In the World Food Day Essay Writing Competition, our students
Pooran Ramkellawan and Daryll Goodchild performed creditably.
They were awarded second and third place winners respectively. And gained for themselves trophies.
There were numerous other Co and Extra Curricular Activities, that our students participated in during the academic year.
(a) The Hydro Phonics Competition.
(b) The National Blood Drive sponsored by the Ministry of Health and in consultation with the Ministry of Education. A total of twenty seven (27) units of blood was donated.
(c) The J.O.F Haynes Final Debating Competition
(d) Mashramani Choir Competition
(e) The University of Guyana Open Career Day
(d) The Symposium in Observance of International Women’s Day, 2013.
(e) The Caribbean Examination Council 40th Anniversary Prayer Brunch
(f) The International Day of Monuments and Site Exhibition
(g) And a Evening of Poetry among others.
The College Administration would like to extend Sincere Thanks to all the various organizations that hosted these activities.
The College is considered a small unit of the community in which it serves. Community linkages are very important for the educational moral, social, and spiritual development of the student population.
Linked to the College are various groups; governmental and non-governmental organizations in the community. These included:
1. The St. Stanislaus College Scouts
2. Junior Chamber International – Guyana
3. The Lions’ Club of Georgetown, Stabroek
4. The Department of Education – Georgetown
5. The St. Stanislaus College Board of Governors
6. The St. Stanislaus College Parent Teachers Association
7. The Stanislaus College Old Students’ Association
8. The Stanislaus College Overseas Alumini Association of Toronto and Barbados.
The College has also maintained continued cordial relationship with the:
(a) Guyana Police Force, Brickdam Division and the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education through the use of our premises.
The College Staff would like to acknowledge all these groups for their generous support offered and do look forward to their continued good relationships in the future.
To the School Board
Much credit must be given to the St. Stanislaus College Board which was constituted in 2005. The Chairman Mr. Chris Fernandes and members of the Board, as well as all members of the Toronto and Barbados Alumni Associations who have continuously given their time, talent and treasure unselfishly, so as to ensure that the St. Stanislaus College is managed effectively and efficiently.
To the Parent Teachers Association
A Special Thanks to the then President, Ms. Sharon Bâ and all other members of the St. Stanislaus College Parent Teachers Association for their assistance in helping the college to address some of its needs.
Last, but certainly not least, we must thank the officials of the Ministry of Education for their support throughout the school year under review.
Thanks also to all Teachers of the College both full-time and part time, for without your co – operation and willingness, the business of the College could not have been conducted smoothly.
The St. Stanislaus College hopes to accomplish the following projects in the near future.
1. Improvement of the Washroom Facilities.
2. Refurbishment of the Weld Wing of the College.
3. Construction of a Car Park to facilitate vehicles owned by Staff of the College.
4. Complete Refurbishment of the Science Laboratories.
5. Provision of Six additional Lunch Tables for our students and,
6. Reconstruction of Recreational Facilities on the school premises.
Esteemed Chairpersons, and Distinguished guests. While we have performed well, in many areas during the academic year 2012-2013, we resolved to strive towards improving our performance, since developments during that year give us reasons to be optimistic about the future.
To the Students of St. Stanislaus College.
You must always remember, that it is a privilege to attend this Institution.
You are encouraged to continue to persevere, in order, to achieve your set goals.
I implore you to remember the words of this Chinese Proverb:
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”.
While Abraham Lincoln contends that:
“The Best way to predict your future is to create it.”
To the Graduands and Recipients of Prizes
Congratulations for your accomplishments gained. We are proud of you.
Always bear in mind, the special words of Martin Luther King (Jnr.)
“We must remember that intelligence is not enough Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”.
To All Stakeholders
You have played a significant role in supporting Education at this College over the years. Kindly continue to do so.
May God richly bless us all.
I Thank You.