Date: Monday, February 14th, 2011
The Coleridge & Parry management is seeking to ensure that every student leaving the school has five CXCs or more, as it seeks to rebuild the image of the St Peter school.
Principal Vincent Fergusson, speaking to the DAILY NATION after the school’s amalgamation ceremony at the St Peter Parish Church, said the plan was one of several to be achieved in its three-year strategic plan. “We want to lift the image of the school in the north. We have been quietly doing well, but we want the public to know that CP is still the beacon in the north, because we have produced some of the finest men and women in Barbados,” Fergusson stated. He revealed that the school was also hoping to get its sixth form wing sometime in the future, so it could keep the full glory of its students who now excel and go on to older secondary schools. “Our students who now go on to Harrison College and Queen’s and Combermere, we would like to keep them. So we have adjusted the plans and are quietly laying the foundation for that,” the principal added.
Fergusson also pointed out that the school’s management wanted to ensure information technology was high on the list of subjects. “We believe that this is the way the world is going and we believe we will be shortchanging the students if each of them does not leave with a certificate in technology,” he said.
The principal said there were also plans to improve the whole infrastructure of the school, and management had already approached the Ministry of Education for funds to repair the school hall. In addition to that, he noted the school wanted to have resource rooms for the students and staff, adding that they too were raising funds to help in the process.
The amalgamation service saw current students, old scholars and board of management representatives attending.
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