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ROAD CLOSURE - MARLI STREET
The Port-of-Spain Corporation advises
that Marli Street between the Queen's
Park Savannah and Picton Street will
be closed to all vehicular traffic on
Sunday 6th July, 2014 from 2.30 p.m
to 6.00 p.m to facilitate a function.
Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Over 50 parents went to the Vic-
toria, St Patrick and South Eastern
Education district offices on Thurs-
day to query Secondary Entrance
Assessment (SEA) exam results.
One parent who requested
anonymity said her daughter passed
for a non-prestigious secondary
school despite scoring 80 per cent
in mathematics and 85 per cent in
"I want a transfer because I do
not think her grades were bad," the
School supervisors declined to
comment on the issues raised by the
parents, referring questions to the
Ministry of Education s corporate
At St Patrick District, ten parents
filled out query forms. A source at
the South Eastern District said more
than a dozen parents requested
Those requesting queries were
advised to fill out a form and pay
BDS$25. A statement from the min-
istry told parents to contact the prin-
cipal of the school to which they
were seeking the transfer to see if
space was available.
"If the principal at the new school
agrees to accept the child, the prin-
cipal will complete a transfer form
which must be taken to the principal
of your child s current school for his
or her signature," the ministry said.
Parents should return the signed
form to the School Supervision Dis-
trict Office for approval by the Dis-
trict School Supervisor III.
This could be done directly or
through the new school. Once the
District School Supervisor III
approved the form, parents could
begin the registration process at the
Meanwhile, celebrations over SEA
success continued at several south
schools on Thursday.
At the San Fernando TML Primary
School, 32 out of 66 pupils passed
for Naparima College and Naparima
Girls High School. Eight students
passed for ASJA Boys College, seven
for ASJA Girls High School, five
passed for Presentation College and
six for St Joseph s Convent.
Standard Five teachers Inshaz
Hosein and Shaheed Allaham were
lauded by principal Camille Hosein
for their dedication.
Past principal of Cedar Grove Pri-
vate Laureen Debance-Misir said
ten out of 27 pupils who wrote the
exams placed in the top 100.
Principal proud of SEA record
primary school students
Naomi Ramirez and
Kiefer Jaikaran pose for
a photo after collecting
their SEA results on
scored 100 per cent in
Mathematics and passed
for St Joseph's Convent
while Jaikaran passed
for Hillview College.
Parents query results
Over 60 per cent of the students
of Chaguanas Government Pri-
mary School, which had the top
three SEA students in 2011, passed
for their first choice schools in this
year s Secondary Entrance Assess-
ment (SEA) examination.
Naomi Ramirez, a student of the
top performing school, scored a per-
fect 100 per cent in the Mathematics
Proud principal Asha Rampersad
told the Guardian on Wednesday
the school did its best ever this year.
"Two students scored in the 99th
percentile and another couple in the
98th," she said, adding that the school
was still in the process of analysing
"Over 60 per cent of the 122 stu-
dents who wrote the SEA passed for
the schools of their first choices.
"Many passed for Naparima Col-
lege, St Augustine Girls High
School, Presentation College, Holy
Faith Convent, Queen s Royal Col-
lege and St Mary s College.
"All the students did well. There
were no repeaters. Very few went
to the traditional junior secondary
Asked what led to better results
this year, Rampersad said the school
had stopped streaming students,
that is, putting them in A, B or C
classes according to their learning
"We had mixed ability classes in
Standards 4 and 5 for the last two
years and started it in First Year.
"The stronger children have been
motivating the weaker ones."
Rampersad said, as principal, she
also tried to motivate her teachers
and empower them. "I have an open
Last year, the school, for the third
time in five years, had the most stu-
dents who made it into the top 200.
Colin Hosein, president of the
school s Parent Teachers Association
(PTA) said all indicators thus far
showed this year would be no dif-
"We just have to wait for the Edu-
cation Ministry to release that infor-
Hosein added that the school had
a vibrant PTA and parents involve-
ment in their children s schooling
played a big part in their success.
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