The Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training’s Employee Assistance Program held an opening ceremony in the foyer of the Ivy Dumont Building for the launch of its 2023 Health and Financial Wellness Fair on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
The event, which will run every Wednesday until June 14th, 2023, will cover topics such as physical health and nutrition, steps to becoming an entrepreneur, mental health and wellness, and financial planning. Representatives from the National AIDS Center, the Bahamas Association of Diabetes Educators, and Wholistic Lifestyle were just a few of the vendors present during the opening ceremony.
C.W. Sawyer Primary School Spanish Spelling Bee
University of The Bahamas’ School of Education
2023 Teachers’ Commissioning Ceremony
The University of The Bahamas’ School of Education held its 2023 Teachers’ Commissioning Ceremony at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023.
Minister of State for Education and Technical and Vocational Training Zane Lightbourne was in attendance at the ceremony and joined the family, friends, and guests as they cheered on the more than 70 graduates taking part in the ceremony. T.G. Glover Professional Development and Research School bell ringers and Centreville Primary School choir performed for the crowd.
Dr. K. Cleo Williams delivered the commissioning address and congratulated the graduates for their hard work, diligence, and determination, especially throughout the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sister Annie Thompson Preschool Celebrates Bahamian Independence
Doris Johnson Senior High School Students Participate in CTE Month Activities
Junior Achievement Executives Pay Courtesy Call on MOETVT
Cosmetology students at Doris Johnson Senior High School displayed their talents in various cosmetology areas including nail and hair care, massage therapy, and hair styling on Friday, February 3, 2023.
The demonstration is part of the the Ministry of Education’s celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) during the month of February.
Executives of Junior Achievement Bahamas met with executives of the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training on Thursday 13th April, 2023 to discuss the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate a series of programmes to Bahamian youths in grade 7 to 9 throughout the islands of The Bahamas, with the participation of teachers as facilitators who will be trained to execute the programmes as an in-school or after school initiative.
The Department of Education’s Sister Annie Thompson Preschool celebrated “The Road to 50” with a special assembly at the school on Friday, May 19th, 2023.
Under the theme, “Proud to be a Bahamian… 50 Years Strong”, preschoolers at the school entertained students, teachers, and guests with a number of Bahamian-themed songs, ring-plays, dances, and poems.
Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Training Zane Lightbourne, Acting Director of Education Dominique McCartney-Russell and other MOETVT officials were in attendance at the assembly.
State Minister Lightbourne, who delivered the keynote address, encouraged the young students that, “Slow and steady wins the race. Keep trying at all you do, and eventually you will accomplish everything you put your mind to”. The Minister also stated that all young kids should be enrolled in preschool in order to provide them with a positive and educational setting in their early years.
The Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training in collaboration with Let’s Swim Bahamas and Color Me Reading continued its swim lesson programme for first-graders at the Eva Hilton Primary School. The event was held at the University of The Bahamas’ swimming facility on Monday May 22, 2023.
Let’s Swim Bahamas is an initiative started by former competitive swimmers and Swift Club Swimming owners Andy and Nancy Knowles. The programme, which was first launched in 2008, started with a pilot program at the Thelma Gibson Primary School. Since then, nearly 5,000 students have benefited from the initiative which has expanded into 12 primary schools throughout New Providence.
Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training Glenys Hanna Martin was on hand to greet the young swimmers during their lesson. She stated that the “initiative has importance on multiple levels and I’m grateful to be a part of this exercise. Following the drowning deaths of several young people last summer, we want to make sure our children are equipped on multiple layers, this includes their intellect, their spirit, and their physical ability”.
The programme aims to prevent drowning incidents and encourage water safety. Also assisting with the lessons are student volunteers from The University of The Bahamas along with Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers.
The Centre for the Deaf Welcomes Education Officials During Special Assembly.
Students, staff, administrators, and parents of the Centre for the Deaf welcomed Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training Glenys Hanna Martin and other education officials during a special assembly at the school on Thursday, April 27th, 2023.
Guests raised their arms to signify the sign for applause as students and staff entertained the crowd with a dance performance, and music and poems recitals.
Minister Glenys Hanna Martin was on hand to deliver the keynote address and thanked the staff of the school for their love and never-ending sacrifice and support that ensures that the emotional and physical needs of the students are met. The Minister also encouraged the students to keep going despite challenges they may face due to their disability.
The special assembly ended with students presenting handmade gifts of appreciation to the Minister and other invited guests.