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Reading Month Launch

The Book Chicks Reading Club serenaded the staff and their peers while sending the message of becoming an avid reader, especially during the month of May recognized as  Reading Month. The theme for 2018 is, “Collaborating to Close the Literacy Gap:- Read for Change”. To celebrate the month there are plans to have activities like; Read to me Mummy / Daddy, Scoot, Karaoke, Character Dress Down and much more. Everyone is definitely in for a treat this month!

Paradise Foods Reaches Out

Mr. Hubert Emmanuel, Chairman and Managing Director of Paradise Foods entered into a partnership with the Fond Assau Primary School in an effort to give back to the Community in which the Company operates. Witnesses to this momentous occasion were Mr. Ezechiel Joseph – parliamentary representative and Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Cirus Cepal – District One Education Officer, staff of Paradise foods, staff and students of F.A.P.S and the media.

Mr. Emmanuel is leading out by example and has committed to inviting other businesses in the area to adopt the Fond Assau Primary School and do their best to help take care of the needs of the students. Paradise foods will assist with helping to take care of the nutrition needs of students by donating fresh juices and delicious ice-cream made from our local fruits. Kudos to all stakeholders who had a part to play in making this partnership come to fruition.  

A Cry for GRIT

The Principal officially welcomed students to the new term at their first school assembly on April 17, 2018. She shared the news of Levern Spencer’s recent achievement in an effort to inspire them and encouraged the students to demonstrate the same kind of grit when working towards their goals. They all had the opportunity to view the medal presentation and cheer with pride as well as participate in a question and answer session about her achievements. This information was shared by the physical education teacher along with a visual of the height that she cleared, an impressive 1.95 meters, to win her gold medal in the Women’s High Jump event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Can Kids Make a Difference?

Make every effort to learn about the things which interest you and follow your dreams. It is wise to share your ideas with a trustworthy person who can give you good advice. You never know, it may be the next big invention!

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.  

 

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!

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.

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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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!

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.