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SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL
SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL
ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
OUR CHUTNEY SOCA STAR!
Suraj Ramdass-Singh is thirteen years old and hails from Claxton Bay. He formerly attended the Mt. Pleasant
Government Primary School and is now a member of our school community. While at his primary school he
represented the Victoria District in the Spelling B and Mental Mathematics competitions. He also participated
in the Schools’ National Chutney Soca Monarch in 2013 and 2014 where he placed 7th and 5th respectively. He
was the valedictorian of his class. In 2015, Suraj represented San Fernando East Secondary School in the Schools’
National Chutney Soca Monarch and emerged as the winner in the Secondary School category. He also received
the title of “Best Lyrics” with his song “My Trinbago.” Suraj continues to explore his talent, representing the
school at SANFEST and in the Sangeet Sangam competition where he won the local song category.
SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY DEBATE CLUB
The SFESS Debate and Speech Club has been a very active part of the school’s life in recent times. They earned
third place in the public speaking and the impromptu speech categories at the San Fernando City Day Schools
Debate competition. Great value for the group continued with Tyrelle Wilkinson placing second in the Annual
Sanskritik Sangam Public Speaking competition. The club engaged in the school’s World Environment Day as
well as the International Women’s Day celebrations and in the process recorded petitions in support of equal
treatment for women and the environment. Our school representatives, Edricia Livingstion and Kevian Nelson,
have now qualified for the third round of the RBC Young Leaders Debate Competition.
SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY ART CLUB
The San Fernando East Secondary Art Club group is open to all students of the school and comprises of twen-
ty one core members, some of whom form the executive body. The chief purpose of this club is to promote an
awareness of Visual Arts within the school’s population by stirring up excitement and creativity through the
Visual Arts. Members also seek to showcase their work by representing the school in all matters related to the
arts including nationwide art competitions. The club consistently has termly exhibitions that have been featured
on Youtube e.g “The San Fernando East Secondary Christmas is Love in Action.” They have also placed First and
Third in the (Public Service Credit Union) PSCU Art Competition 2015 as well as being adjudged as having the
SANFEST Best School Display in recent times. Jesmine Dattadeen placed 12th in the Model category of the Blue
Waters Art Competition and her work will be displayed in the 2016 calendar. Elizabeth Ramnarine’s work is one
of five chosen for People’s Choice in the Annual UTC (Unit Trust Corporation) Divali Art Competition.
SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY GIRLS’ FOOTBALL
Congratulations to the female football team of San Fernando East Secondary School which was promoted to
the Championship Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) South Zone for the 2015 season.
Special thanks to two of our team members Shikyla Walcott and Curfia Joseph who paved the way for this
achievement with their hard work and dedication to the team. They were members of the team from forms 1-5.
Thanks to the hard working coach Mr. Joel Maloney, Mr Elvin Bartholomew, Mr Anthony Crawford and Mrs
Marcellino Lynda Bramble Thompson (the hard working manager/ Assistant coach). Keep working hard girls.
San Fernando East Secondary School is very proud of you.
THE SAN FERNANDO EAST SECONDARY
SCHOOL LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD
wishes to congratulate
THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND PRINCIPAL
ON THE OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AT THE
Caribbean Secondary Education
Certificate (CSEC) Examination 2015.
As a Board we are compelled to take notice of
certain historical facts given this cohort of
students who wrote the examination.
The students, all girls, were the first intake of the single gender initiative in 2010.
Their results speak to the validity of that particular initiative. Some of the students
were engaging in curriculum not traditionally undertaken by female students at
our school. The 2015 results set a benchmark for the cohort of girls due to write
examination in 2016 and 2017. As a Board we are uncertain if the Ministry of
Education (MOE) is engaging in any tracking studies as it relates to the single sex
initiative that commenced in 2010.
To congratulate the students on their improved performance at CSEC 2015
To recognize the contribution and effort of the teaching staff
The Local School Board wants to promote a culture of learning
The Local School Board wants to highlight that change through education
can happen in small steps
To share with the community of Pleasantville , San Fernando and Environs
that the school is an evolving and achieving one.
In keeping with MOE’s Leadership Governance and Integrated Management
initiative “ to tell the world” of the school’s success.
The LSB of SFESS wishes to extend our heartfelt
congratulations to the new
PRIME MINISTER, THE HONOURABLE
DR. KEITH CHRISTOPHER ROWLEY.
By extension, we extend best wishes to our new
MINISTER OF EDUCATION,
MR. ANTHONY GARCIA.
The Board looks forward to partnering with the Ministry of
Education to create a culture of learning at this institution. We
wish to work with the Ministry to improve the infrastructure of our
school so that teaching and learning will be maximized.
Special thanks to the Local School Board, our sponsor - Strategic Asset Solutions
and Community Comfort Patrol and Major Joseph A. Bridgewater for their
support and commitment in making this project a reality.
Chairman of the Board, Ms. Lydia Cleghorn
We envision a supportive, democratic and inclusive community, which promotes the holistic
development of all its stakeholders.
To provide and maintain a secure, healthy, rich and stimulating environment for all students,
staff, parents and community members. This will nurture our students’ holistic development,
encourage and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make wise choices and
lead quality lifestyles as productive citizens in this progressive world.
Strategic Asset Solutions and Community Comfort Patrol
wishes to congratulate San Fernando East Secondary School on its overall
achievement as part of our corporate responsibility and in support of
government’s commitment to education and community development, we look
forward to a long-standing working relationship.
1. The Junior Cooperative
2. The Speech & Debate Club
3. The Art Club
4. The Dance Club
5. The Drama Club
6. The Science Club
8. Girl Guides
9. The Pan Ensemble
12. The Environmental Club
13. Mathematics Club
14. Stilt Walking Club
16. ISCF (Inter School
17. Board Games-Scrabble,
19. Spanish Club
International Literacy Day was celebrated on Septem-
ber 8, 2015 and SFESS embarked on a month long
event to recognize and promote the importance of lit-
eracy to our school community.
The ‘One Book, One School Community’ initiative
was launched. Staff and students were invited to bor-
row a copy of the chosen book, ‘Littletown Secrets’ by
Kevin Jared Hosein, from the School’s Library Media
Centre. The aims of this were to have all members of
the school community read the book and have discus-
sions surrounding the themes and messages portrayed
in the book. Fifty copies of his book were purchased
for the school by the Ministry of Arts and Multicul-
turalism and an additional ten were generously donat-
ed by the author.
During the first week of school, there were also Sus-
tained Silent Reading and Read Aloud sessions held
in all classes at the same time. This promoted an at-
mosphere of cohesiveness whereby all those involved
experienced the joys of reading with similar activities
concurrently taking place in the classrooms. These ac-
tivities were well-received by all participating .
On September 14, the author, Mr. Kevin Jared Hosein
visited our school. He spoke about the importance of
reading and writing and that his writing started off as
an avenue to express himself in a positive way after
experiencing negative emotions.
His message was truly inspirational and he has shown
that no matter who we are, with whatever ‘deficiencies’
we may possess, we can still produce something great.
Writing is not limited to the academic and/or intel-
lectual; it can come from anyone who has thoughts
and emotions and needs a way to channel them. He
emphasized the importance of telling our own stories.
EDRICIA LIVINGSTON &
ONECIA THOMAS GREET
L-R B JADE BLEASDELL-WRIGHT,
FAITH JOSEPH,SOPHIA WATERMAN,
NAOMI FORTUNE, KAMARIA SIMON
L-R M ACURA DRAYTON,ASABI
DRAYTON, KALIFA ROBERTS,ANISSA
L-R F ADINA DRAYTON,APRIL
MITCHELL.ABSENT JADA SIMMONS
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