Harrington Sound Building Closed On Friday

May 25, 2017

Harrington Sound Primary School will be undergoing “internal cleaning and structural work” tomorrow [May 26], and the building will be closed the Ministry said, adding that all students are asked to meet their teachers at Albouy’s Point in Hamilton for 8:30am, saying that students and teachers will travel by ferry to Dockyard for the day.

“The Department of Education can report that although no further evidence of bird mites has been found at Harrington Sound Primary School, in an abundance of caution the school facilities will be undergoing some internal cleaning and structural work tomorrow. As a result, the school building will remain closed tomorrow [Friday, 26 May],” the Ministry said.

Commissioner of Education, Dr. Freddie Evans said, “We are notifying parents of the decision to close the building tomorrow. We do have a school wide plan for students for tomorrow – Friday May 26th.

“We are asking all students to meet their teachers at Albouy’s Point Park in Hamilton for 8:30 am where registration will be taken. Students should be in their school uniform.

“Students and their teachers will travel by ferry to Dockyard for the day. Parents are to pick up their students from Albouy’s Point Park between 2:30pm – 3:00pm [no later than 3:30pm].

“Further updates regarding the school will be shared with parents and notices posted on www.gov.bm.”

The school was closed for two days earlier this month as it “experienced an infestation of bird mites due to birds nesting in the roof,” and earlier this week, the Harrington Sound Primary School Parent Teacher Association held an “urgent meeting” in “reference to the health and safety issues.”

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  1. Redamtibi says:

    They should all get free AC passes…havent we given them enough?

    • Izzypop says:

      There is no Americas Cup Friday it has been postponed
      And they hv given plenty back to us
      Get over it

      • Have they given back more then $77 Million worth?

        • the real Terry says:

          Help me out Onion Juice, you say 77 M Jamahl says 100M and Burt says 110M but the record shows 39M including Cross Island which is always going to be here. S&P seem to agree with Bob so stop with the lies already. One blogger made a cute observation which fits you to a T. They said that if brains were gasoline you would be hard pressed to ride a moped around a cheerio. Enjoy the AC

    • Brian R says:

      Amen, say it again

  2. mixitup says:

    But that Cabinet Building is looking spanky clean!

    • 2025 plan says:

      It should there have been a couple houses built while that was being renovated.

  3. sage says:

    Nice, show the youths where all the money has gone.

  4. Lol says:

    Schools goin to crap but Government sitting in a nice newly renovated cabinet building.

    • And upgraded Dockyard and Morgans Point fot sailboats.

      • mixitup says:

        I guess 77 million was better spent elsewhere…oh rite, no return on investment…((and this is how these folks really think about your children))

        • Invest in our children, the future leaders who will be here LONG after this sailboat race.

  5. Gerard friday says:

    Why would you take 200 plus children on an outing to dockyard when we are expecting horrible weather? Cancelled AC.

  6. T says:

    You want me to put my 5 year old with over 200 other small children, on a Ferry to Dockyard when they are forecasting GALE FORCE winds and rain, to then do what…..?? sit in the bad weather from 8:30 – 3:00!!!! And what if the weather is so bad they cancel the ferries….. what then…. you have 200 kids stuck in town or 200 kids stuck in Dockyard…

    Common sense is not that common, but for !!!! sake, this shouldn’t have been an option…

    The cherry on top is the fact that none of the parents were notified by email or telephone call, that this is happening tomorrow. I just so happen to be looking on Bernews, just to catch up on the days events and SURPRISE, smacked with stupidity…..

  7. Janice says:

    Another lazy bunch of political game players

  8. Stupid Plan says:

    This is a STUPID plan! Why are they doing this on a weekday?? We have Saturday and Sunday to complete these works and NOT disrupt the school body any more than the Minister already has. Minister, Commissioner and HSPS Principal you should be ashamed of yourselves. You are all clearly lacking common sense or any sense for that matter. I am hearing you have a Plan B in place should the weather not be suitable for your silly outing….Plan B that is NOT weather dependent and does not include any chance of kids getting wet or washed overboard by a ferry ride. Why wasn’t this your one and only plan? Did you not LISTEN at the emergency PTA meeting where parents said they only receive information if it comes home on paper with their child as they don’t have electronic means? Clearly you were NOT paying attention as you decide the day before to come up with this stupid plan….the day before being ANOTHER day off from school so those parents I speak about will have NO IDEA!!! I sincerely hope you had teachers at the school just incase children were still dropped off. Now that you have shown us you all are incapable of devising a safe plan for the children of your school who do parents speak to moving forward because clearly the concerns of the parents have fallen on deaf ears…..DO BETTER!!

  9. Trail User says:

    The problem I see is who is responsible for the facilities and what ever department that comes under. Where are the records of maintenance and checks why can we just get that right if it was your house it would be done. What the ministers need to do is hold the Civil Servants responsible simple. They just don’t want the backlash but come on enough is enough workers do your job

  10. Bermy bud says:

    And do PLoP spent 800 million! And did absolutely nothing with education nor any of our infustructure! And u folks are worrying bout 70 mil!