Like obeying students the principal and staff of the Hillsborough Government School are elated that the 31 students who sat the Caribbean Proficiency Exit Assessment (CPEA) exams have made good on their promise to transplant their 2013 sporting achievements into that of academia.
At the schools triumph in the primary school track and field games and later the cricket competition, Principal Mrs. Barbara Charles told Informer Inside Carriacou and Petite Martinique that while she was elated, her elation would never be completed until such success can also be recorded in their academic education.
For Primary schools the ultimate is the CPEA exams, which send them into a secondary school. This year the students filled the heart of the Principal and Staff, as they are now all preparing to say farewell to that institution in preparation for secondary school when the new school year commences in September. “Thanks to the Lord this fine feat fits perfectly into the true vision of the institution that has capped an outstanding year for the school”, said the Principal.
Flanked by the students who were at the time handed their registration forms for the next level, and staff members Clint Alexander - teacher of the CPEA class, and Samuel Guadeloupe, Mrs. Charles says that she was more than pleasantly surprised at the results. Constantly recognizing the importance of the Lord, she disclosed her high level of apprehension while opening the results package. “Thank God for answering my prayers”, she said with a smile.
One of the factors she pointed out which helped the students tremendously were the schools’ encouragement for them to be involved in various extra curricular activities and the use of the projects to teach the students science subjects. Alexander disclosed that it is obvious that teaching the students science from the projector resulted in the slower ones rising to the level of the faster students within a short space of time. The students’ scores ranged from 444 in the person of Caleb McNeil, Jamiah John, 425 and Tamika Emmons 411 to the lowest at 206.