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Schools Expect Greatness From Students

Administrators from two schools – C.R. Walker Senior High School and Temple Christian Primary School – said they expect greatness from their students this academic year.

The Bahama Journal visited C.R. Walker during their assembly yesterday morning.

Only tenth graders were at the school at the time.

Officials said that all students will return to the campus on Wednesday.

During her address to the students, Principal T. Nicola McKay reminded them of the motto and told them that she expects nothing but greatness from them.

“The pursuit of excellence is what we strive for here at C.R. Walker and that’s why that is our motto,” she said.

“I see many of you are dress code compliant and I want that to continue throughout the remainder of the year. I always say that C.R. Walker is a private government school as we sit right next to the historic Government House. Remember that as you walk to and from school because people will see you. Do your best and strive for the top.”

The Journal also visited the special needs school, formerly Our Lady’s Catholic School however school was not in session and construction workers were still painting and doing other jobs.

A lady on campus, who wished not to be identified, told the Journal that she was unaware when the school was set to officially open to parents, students and teachers but that some administrators were expected on campus.

The Journal attempted to contact both Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald and Director of Education Lionel Sands but were told they were unavailable.

Principal of Temple Christian Primary School, Sharmaine Porter also spoke with the Journal on how the morning went for them.

“Everything went smoothly and the students have already begun their first set of lessons,” she said.

“We are happy to be back and we expect nothing but greatness from our students. Our goal is always to achieve higher and do better than we did in the previous year with internal and external exams such as GLAT. We want our students to be well-rounded and so we also expect that they will do well not only in academics but in athletics as well.”

Ms. Porter said the athletics programme was improved over the summer and the public should expect great things from the school in the various sporting areas.

Last week, during a tour of several schools in New Providence Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said all schools would be ready for September 1.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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