Dervaj Edward and Curissa Jn. Baptiste went head to head in preparation for the District One Spelling Bee. Although the two were very nervous, they kept trying through each of the three rounds of the competition. In the end, just one point separated the two competitors! One of them will be chosen to represent the school on Monday 18, March, 2019.
All selected primary school athletes and supporters from District One met on the field of competition today March 14, 2019 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. The day started of with a parade and continued with sprints, long and middle distance races. The crowd could not remain seated during the cheer-leading segment which ended the morning session. This year, Fond Assau participated for the first time and hope to make it an annual activity. In the afternoon, everyone enjoyed the exciting relay races.
After a fun-fill day of sporting action, scores were tallied and the results were announced. The top three schools were Monchy Primary (3rd place – 294 points), Dame Pearlette Primary (2nd Place – 378 points) and Gros Islet Primary (1st Place – 382 points). Fond Assau Primary finished in 5th place with 175 points.
A wonderful day filled with excitement and competition! (Tune in to our Youtube Channel for Video footage. )
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.