The Ministry of Education would like to encourage ALL parents to take advantage of the opportunity to collect your child/children's report cards on the day given. Reports can be collected between the hours of 9a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 21, 2018.




Art and Crafts

Taking their inspiration from the beauty of their people and their islands, much of the local artwork is bright, bold and strikingly original. Music is also in the very bones of the people. African rhythms, Caribbean Calypso, English folk songs, and the uniquely Bahamian 'Goombay' (the Bantu word for rhythm, which also refers to the type of goatskin drum used to produce the rolling rhythmical beat) echo in the air. Rake and scrape bands have been playing goombay music since the time of slavery, when with few resources, bands fashioned their drum out of a pork barrel and goatskin, scraped a metal file over a carpenter's saw, made maracas from seed pods and played a home-made bass violin (a washtub with a string through it that was tied to a three-foot stick). [Source]


Bahamas Talent

Junior Junkanoo


The Junior Junkanoo programme is very important because it is the life blood for the survival of future junkanoo. It impacts the students in a way and adds to the school spirit, enhances self pride, builds self esteem and contributes to the overall patriotism of the students. In addition, it provides opportunities for them to learn through their involvement in the programme. It assists students in research, planning, organizing, critical thinking, problem solving and role playing activities and stimulates the development of creativity.

Many children, who have participated in the junior junkanoo programme continued their involvement by joining groups in the senior parade. As a result of the junior junkanoo programme, many children have recognized their talents in music and dance and have become great musicians or professional dancers. [Source]

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The Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (MOE) has responsibility for more than 50,000 K-12 students in approximately 170 educational institutions in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which are dispersed over 14 districts in the major islands. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate from 50% to 85% by 2030. The MOE aims to create an educational system that is technologically sound and competitive and that develops the strengths of each child, whether academic or otherwise, towards the maximum contribution that he/she is able to make to the national development of The Bahamas.

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