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  • Mar 15 / 2018
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Earth Hour St. Lucia

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 24th, 2018 says Cornelius Williams from Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN). This is to show appreciation for Mother Earth by conserving through reduced use of our resources island-wide, for one hour. Earlier during the day (March 24th), there will be a multi-generational race from Pigeon Island to the Cinema at Choc, where everyone will enjoy a big bonfire activity nearby; once again staying away from the use of our non-renewable resource of fossil fuel.  

After the CYEN members delivered their information, they selected a few students to participate in a tree planting activity to bond with Mother Earth! Everyone is invited to do the same; plant a tree, turn off all lights that are not in use and leave a thriving Mother Earth for the next generation.  

 

  • Mar 14 / 2018
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Too Sweet to be True


 

 

Field Officer and Nutritionist, Melia Depradine, delivered some shocking news to the boys of FAPS on March 14, 2018. Everyone was speechless after finding out how much sugar is consumed by having a soft drink. A student was selected to divide 53 grams of sugar by 4 to discover how much sugar is contained in a seemingly harmless Coca-Cola. An estimated 13.25 teaspoons of sugar! Most of the interactive and informative session was spent talking about the effects of having too much sugar in ones diet.

Here are some of the effects that consuming too much sugar has on your health:

  • It overloads and damages your liver.
  • It tricks your body into gaining weight and affects your insulin and leptin signaling.
  • It causes metabolic dysfunction. Eating too much sugar causes a barrage of symptoms known as classic metabolic syndrome. To name a few, these include weight gain, abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar and high blood pressure.
  • It increases your uric acid levels. High uric acid levels are a risk factor for heart and kidney disease.

The girls will be having a chat with the nutritionist next Wednesday at the same time.

The principal and staff appreciate the support; a joint effort to get students and parents to be more health conscious, is surely the way to go. Kudos to the Ministry of Health!

  • Mar 14 / 2018
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Spelling Champs on the Rise

 

 

 

 

Following a discouraging performance on a Principal’s Quiz, the principal decided to recognize all students who do well on their weekly class spelling tests. Every assembly, students who score 100% get an additional stamp on their certificate, which is prominently displayed in the school’s bulletin board. The principal announced her pleasure with the increasing number of spelling champs on March 13, 2018. She encouraged students to be consistent and continue to strive for excellence.

  • Mar 14 / 2018
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A Poetic Back to Back!

Mya Lambert and Haylee St. Valle were selected to represent FAPS at the Independence Poetry Recital in Babonneau on March 12, 2018.  This was the first time a competition like this was held and the school is encouraged by the result and high quality standard of the competition. Haylee St. Valle finished fourth and Mya Lambert captured the third prize of $200 and a trophy. Way to go – first attempt and you ladies came out shining!

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  • Mar 05 / 2018
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Re-igniting a Passion for Reading

 

 

 

 

A fantastic foursome in the persons of Ms. Clara Paul, Ms. Krystal Lucien, Mrs. Harriet and Mr. Tom Linskey visited F.A.P.S on March 5th, 2018 to take a look at the library operation and level of student involvement. The Linskeys are the founders behind Hands Across the Sea; “a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the literacy levels of children in the Eastern Caribbean. We send great new books, create or rejuvenate lending libraries, and sustain the gains in child literacy” (Hands Across the Sea).

F.A.P.S has been blessed by the generosity of Hands Across the Sea in the past and is in the process of rekindling the relationship. Plans are in progress to cultivate a reading culture at the school; first Book Chicks Reading Club, then the training of Student Librarians, soon a book sale during the upcoming Easter Fair and later with the assistance of Hands Across the Sea, a fully functional library. The school’s goal is to launch the re-opening of the library, upstairs of Block A, in the third term of 2018 and continue re-igniting a passion for reading.

Advance thanks to Hands Across the Sea for their support and best wishes from the principal, staff and parents of F.A.P.S. Do keep up your great work!

  • Feb 28 / 2018
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Zika Risk Reduction Project

 

 

 

Red Cross Representatives Mary Clery and Cheryl Delice shared a wealth of information with staff and students, from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. on 26 February, 2018. The talk was about the Zika virus and other mosquito mosquito borne diseases, the symptoms and effect of those diseases and how to protect oneself from them.  The staff and students were encouraged to be the change agents by going into the community, especially their homes and not just share the knowledge but act on it.

  • Feb 28 / 2018
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I Am St. Lucia

 

 

 

Parents, teachers and students were filled with national pride and the Holy Spirit on February 23, 2018 during their Independence Christian Service. Elder Gregory Dickson did a great job of leading the service and incorporating the theme,“I am St. Lucia”.  Those present were blessed with a scripture reading, a dance by the Diamond Steppers and the continuation of the medal presentation for deserving athletes from the various houses. The morning session ended with a march around the school court to the tune, “I am a St. Lucian”.

In the afternoon, students participated in a Jeopardy Inter-House Independence Quiz. Bushell finished in fourth place, Leonce in third, Gustave in second and Albert capturing first place. All students will be receiving their Independence treat  in the upcoming week.

  • Feb 28 / 2018
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Inter-House Sports

F.A.P.S Inter-House Sports was held on February 19, 2018 at the Grande Riviere playing field.  The staff and students were very encouraged by the parental support, the level of competition and commeradery. The results of the day were as follows; Leonce – 4th place, Bushell – 3rd place, Gustave – 2nd place and Albert – 1st place. Stay tuned for footage.

  • Feb 23 / 2018
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Moving Closer to Goal

 

 

 

With the support of the Ministry of Education through the IT Unit, Fond Assau Primary received eighteen netbooks to help with their goal of Technology-Enabled Learning. A Wi-Fi Extender was also installed so that the teachers and students have connectivity in the classroom. A giant step on the road to technology integration for F.A.P.S.

Those netbooks, along with other desktops at the school, will be used by the teachers and students to leverage the collaborative power of Google Suite for Education and  Edmodo. Plans are also in the pipeline to utilize Google Classrooms, Khan Academy and Conquermaths.

F.A.P.S staff, students and parents extend their gratitude to the Ministry of Education for their support and pledge to continue striving for improved student performance.  

  • Feb 20 / 2018
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F.A.P.S Valentines Raffle

 

 

 

February 14th, marked the anticipated annual raffle at F.A.P.S. Each student who returned the most raffle sheets or entries was awarded with a rose candy. The lucky winners were, Lequan Prospere – a parent from the community and Jean Sean Monchery – a student from Kindergarten. Unfortunately, the Valentine Poetry competition had to be postponed due to time constraints. 

During the gathering, the opportunity was profited to award the proud medalists of the District One Infant Sports.

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