Keys exchanged hands today, October 16, 2019 at Fond Assau Primary. Present to witness were DEO for District 1, Mr. Cyrus Cepal and school staff. Everyone is pleased with the smooth transition and look forward to many memorable and productive years under the new leadership of Mrs. Sandy Lousy.
Mrs. Madona Florenville has come to the end of her journey as Principal of the Fond Assau Primary School. During the last 6 years (2013-2019) under her leadership, the Child Friendly School has undergone much improvement and enjoyed their fair share of success. On October 15, 2019, the students and former principal Ms. Virginia Poyotte got a chance to say ‘’Thank You and All the Best”. As a God-fearing christian and goal-oriented leader; her stint at the helm has left an indelible mark in the history book of FAPS.
Mrs. Sandy Louisy and Ms. Hannah Baily made their mark on the teaching of comprehension by sharing a plethora of strategies and skills with the F.A.P.S staff at their Professional Development Day on October 10, 2019.
The teachers present, were participants in the truest sense of the word, as they had plenty of opportunities to practice what was shared and to use their minds as well as their hands. A very productive day, to plan for the school-wide improvement of reading comprehension.
Martin Augustin sent a very powerful message to the students during an interactive assembly on October 8, 2019. Each student was reminded that when they practice being joyful, kind and other positive qualities that they are adding colour to the world and making it a better place.
Also, when each of them learn well and take up various roles in the community that they are making a difference. The staff and students thank him for the part he played in changing their mindset, the school, community of Fond Assau, our country and by extension the world.
What started off as a regular day, included a surprise visit for young Dervaj Edward. Ms. Alvina Reynolds, the former parliamentary representative for Babonneau and a past student of the Fond Assau Primary School, heard the news of his performance in the football arena and that he was also celebrating a birthday. A great day to congratulate and motivate the up and coming star. Click here to watch the video
The staff, parents and students of FAPS began the academic year in songs of praise and prayer. Pastor Sherwin Griffith, made himself available to intercede on their behalf and speak on the theme “Changing Mindsets: Continue Working Smarter to Achieve our Goals ”. He encouraged his audience to sharpen their pencil by praying, questioning, reading and saying thanks. A very powerful message which received a standing ovation from the students.
The principal took the opportunity to award all students who scored 85% and above with their “Honour Roll” pins and wished everyone a productive and enjoyable academic year.
Fond Assau Primary continues to press on with their efforts to make technology and integral part of the teaching-learning process. Who better to help them lead the charge than Mr. Germain Anthony, officer for Technology Integration at the Curriculum and Materials Development Unit (CAMDU). He facilitated a Workshop on Integration of Technology in the Classroom: Google-Suite for Education on August 28, 2019 of preparation week. He commended the principal and staff for being the first primary school to achieve this milestone and pledged his support in their future endeavours.
The staff takes this opportunity to thank the IT Unit through the Ministry of Education for their unwavering support; past, present and future!
Coming out the the CEE exam with a 15% increase over the last group and reaching the National Mean, the class of 2019 puts their school in the spotlight with a score of 61.02. The CEE, MST and Class top performers were all showered with gifts and awards from their parents and teachers. Present to play a big prize giving role was a representative of St. Lucia-Atlanta Association – a tablet for each Grade 6 student. A momentous occasion for the school and a high parting note for the outgoing principal Mrs. Madona Florenville giving the education system 40 years of dedicated service.
Thanks to the self-less support of C.O. Williams Construction and Advance Construction and Engineering Services, the school was able to make some much needed improvements in preparation for their Award Ceremony 2019. Their combined effort resulted in the construction of a walkway, which offers quicker access to the Open Breezeway from the school courtyard. A much needed addition which prevents the spread of muddy footprints on rainy days.
The staff urges all parents and friends of Fond Assau to spread the word and bless those generous organisations with big business. They deserve every courtesy extended.
Students were spellbound, by a visit from the Forestry Department, on June 26th, 2019. They were fortunate to set eyes on an iguana, a boa constrictor and the national bird of St. Lucia, the Amazona Versi-Color. They learnt many interesting facts, asked lots of questions and even got a chance to listen to the calls of the Jacquot. A selected few participated in a planting exercise of the national flowers; the Rose and Marguerite.
A day filled with excitement. All in observance of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Hats off to the Forestry Department and the work they do!