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  • Apr 26 / 2019
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Proud Independent Christians

The Fond Assau Community was serenaded by the angelic voices of the staff and students on Thursday mourning.  Elder Vidal Philip from the Seventh Day Adventist Academy, delivered the message at the FAPS Christian Service on March 7, 2019. He reminded the students and staff that although we are ‘All in’, each person is at a different place in their journey and we all are helping to shape the nation together.

The students were treated by Jamean Seraphim, performing a poem entitled “St. Lucia is Mine” for the upcoming Poetry Competition in the near future.

Also making a difference in a life are the students of grade 5. They are not just meeting the classroom objectives but also affecting the lives of members in the community. They did so by presenting a hamper to a family in an effort to show an appreciation for the importance of food.

Go Team FAPS!

  • Apr 26 / 2019
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Independence: Part 1

National colours were in full bloom at assembly dated February 21, 2019. Staff and students engaged in nation building songs and demonstrated their St. Lucian pride by sharing the things for which they are thankful. Many persons expressed gratitude for their freedom; of speech, to pursue an education, to travel as well as a relatively safe and peaceful life.

A day of independence activities is scheduled for March 7, 2019 to facilitate the participation of invited guests who were very busy during the month of February.

  • Apr 26 / 2019
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Conquermath Action

Three hard working students were honored on a district level at the Independence Rally dated February 20th, 2019, for their consistent use of the ConquerMath online software.

Navi Smith (1st place), Luwander Antoine(2nd Place) and Deonte Casimir(3rd place) were the top three students at the school for the competition which took place in November 2018, throughout Mathematics Month. Finishing second on a district level and proud winner of a tablet was young Navi Smith of Grade 5.

The school is encouraging all parents who are financially able, to make use of the Conquermath software. Conquermath access costs $30.00 for an entire year and students can login from the school or on any device with an internet connection and a browser. Let’s encourage students to use technology for learning.

 

  • Apr 01 / 2019
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A Sporting Love Message

Although the true story of Valentine’s Day is crowded with mystery, students listened attentively, on February 14, 2019,  to the story put forward about St. Valentine. The sea of children dressed in red and white had a swell time, learning about different expressions of love, listening to poems and songs as well as giving and receiving of gifts. Each teacher and some fortunate ancillary staff members received a gift from Mrs. Hippolyte(Teacher of Grade 5) and/or Mrs. Florenville(Principal).

The annual Valentine’s raffle also took place at the assembly. The lucky winners were the parents of two Grade 1 students, each receiving a delicious heart-shaped cake.

Other noteworthy highlights were the awarding of medals to deserving athletes, the overall sports meet scores given and the Inter-house Champions Trophy was awarded.

  • Apr 01 / 2019
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Inter- House Rivalry

On February 13, 2019, the four sporting Houses engaged in fierce competition, doing their best to impress their representative. An invitation was sent to each past principal who had a House named in their honour. The members of Gustave House invited Mrs. Mary Gustave, immediate past principal. Leonce members anxiously awaited Mr. Leonard Leonce, brother of Ms. Agnes Leonce to represent her while Albert expected the presence of Mrs. Virginia Albert-Poyotte. Although Ms. Rosella Bushell was laid to rest on June 13, 2017, the members invited a family member in her stead. Present on the day were Ms. Deborah Bushell, daughter of Mrs. Rosella Bushell and Mr. Leonard Leonce.

The presence of the parents was much appreciated, as well as the assistance of the Babonneau Fire Service (E.M.P) emergency personnel. The staff extends a big THANK YOU to all of them and praised  the Almighty for an incident free sports meet.

After the first set of races,  before the relay events, some of the medals were presented along with the overall point standing. Everyone had to wait until the following day to find out which House would claim the trophy, along with all the prestige, for an entire year.

  • Feb 01 / 2019
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A Grand Entrance!

Firefighters, Officer #510 and his co-workers,  representing the newly constructed Babonneau Fire Department made a strong connection with F.A.P.S students and teachers during the visit of January 31, 2019. They conducted a walk through and an inspection, tested the school’s fire-fighting equipment and made plans to partner and assist the school as well as the wider community, in the near future. While at the school, they took the opportunity to speak to the students and satisfy their curiosity. Their Department, is a long awaited and welcomed addition to the Babonneau community.

 The Principal and staff of F.A.P.S wish them all the best and may their presence be comforting to the residents of the community. They are definitely off to a wonderful and impressive start.

  • Feb 01 / 2019
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HRS Enjoy Reward!

Hard work and perseverance paid off today, January 31, 2019 for a group of 23 Honour Roll students (HRS). The happy bunch, who scored “85% and Above” were dining in 758 Books comfort at Gablewoods Mall and enjoying stories read by local St. Lucian authors. They had the opportunity to see and purchase the work of our local writers as well. The group of avid readers also spent time reading stories to each other. An all expenses paid,  fun-filled day sponsored by the principal. What a treat!

  • Feb 01 / 2019
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Fun Sports

The little ones got their chance to show their athletic skills on January 25th, 2019. The Fun Sports events were 60 meter dash, Balloon bursting and Water relay. Although the day was for grades K – 2, it would appear that the parents were the most competitive of all as they cheered and supported their house athletes. The end results were as follows:

All the top athletes will be representing the school at the District Fun Sports on January 29th, 2019 at the Gros Islet playing field.

Good Luck!

  • Jan 25 / 2019
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Three Times a Charm

A very interesting mix of visitors from Switzerland, Austria and Germany were given a grand tour today. They were welcomed with French songs and entertained with a dose of the folk dance – Mou La La. They enjoyed fresh local produce from the school greenhouse served by the students of Grade three and even got a chance to plant cucumbers for future visitors to do the same. The small group of curious travelers went through the grades to meet the students and engage in a brief exchange. A fortunate few got a chance to interview the guests as part of their SBA project on tourism.

This is the school’s third group of cruise ship visitors. Each visit has been a short but very memorable experience for everyone involved.

  • Jan 25 / 2019
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PTA 2019

The first PTA Meeting of 2019 took place at 4:00 p.m. on 25th January. Parents were addressed by various presenters who shared a wealth of information and words of encouragement.

The Community nurse, Ms. Samuel, spoke about a new HPV vaccine to help combat the high prevalence of cancer. Sergeant  Charles, shared some reminders on the rights and responsibilities of parents and children as well as proper conduct and protocol on school grounds and the consequences for ignoring them.  Our District Education Officer, Mr. Cirus Cepal, motivated parents and reminded them of the importance of disciplining their children, as opposed to punishing and instilling healthy values and morals from an early age.   

The F.A.P.S Parent-Teacher’s Association (PTA) introduced themselves and shared their plans with the general body. The Principal made a few announcements and handed out letters to the proud parents of the students on the Principal’s Honour Roll. They will be spending the day with the principal and treated to lots of fun, goodies and games at no expense to parents.

A very informative session and productive exchange of questions and ideas in the process of addressing the concerns of parents.

It takes the home,  school and community working together to make a difference.

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