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Education Department Appoints Dr. Sharon Speir

Education Department Appoints Dr. Sharon Speir

The Department of Education has appointed Dr. Sharon Speir to the position of Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education [ECE]. A spokesperson said, “Dr. Speir has a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be used to lead a renewed focus on high quality early learning programmes and services for young children. “Dr. Speir will... Read more of this article

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

West Pembroke Primary Opens Sensory Garden

Junior Minister of Education Leah Scott yesterday [Apr 15] helped to open a unique Sensory Garden created by the ASD Department at West Pembroke Primary School. A spokesperson said, “The students and their teachers, Miss Freda Trimm and Miss Zola French, worked for several months along with volunteers to complete the project located in the courtyard... Read more of this article

PLP Commends Govt. On Expanding Program

PLP Commends Govt. On Expanding Program

The PLP is “commending the government for their recent decision to expand the Career Pathways Programme to include Insurance Certification with the Bermuda Insurance Institute,” Shadow Workforce Development Minister Rolfe Commissiong said. Earlier this week Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons announced that... Read more of this article

Students Compete To Raise Nutrition Awareness

Students Compete To Raise Nutrition Awareness

The Bermuda Dieticians Association and the Argus Group recently handed out prizes to P4-P6 students from Prospect Primary School in recognition of their participation in a Nutrition Champion School Competition that saw them create unique posters promoting healthy eating. All of Bermuda’s primary schools were invited to participate in producing... Read more of this article

Duperreault Fellowship Invites Applications

Duperreault Fellowship Invites Applications

The Duperreault Fellowship today invited applications for financial support from residents working or studying in the field of substance abuse. The Duperreault Fellowship, a fund designed to enhance the professional capabilities of individuals working in substance abuse prevention and treatment programmes, was established in 2004 when a $500,000 donation... Read more of this article

Insurance Component Added To School Program

Insurance Component Added To School Program

A new insurance component in association with the Bermuda Insurance Institute will be added to the high school Career Pathways Programme, Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons said today [Apr 14]. It will allow students who successfully complete the certification to achieve an Associate in General Insurance [AINS] designation... Read more of this article

Dr. Edmond Heatley Resigns As Commissioner

Dr. Edmond Heatley Resigns As Commissioner

[Updated with video/statements/PLP response] Dr. Edmond Heatley — an American educator who took on the post 7 months ago — has resigned as the Commissioner of Education. Dr Lou Matthews, a Bermudian, will assume the role of Acting Commissioner upon Dr. Heatley’s departure on April 30th. Dr. Heatley took up the post in Bermuda in September... Read more of this article

Talented Youth Math Olympiad On April 27th

Talented Youth Math Olympiad On April 27th

The Centre for Talented Youth Bermuda is getting set to host its 10th annual Math Olympiad on April 27, 2014, bringing together some of the island’s best and brightest students as they compete by solving mathematics problems. The competition intends to narrow down Bermuda’s most gifted mathematicians in both middle and high school, promoting... Read more of this article

Bermuda Student Makes Difference In Belize

Bermuda Student Makes Difference In Belize

Aisha Bassett, a Bermuda student pursuing her medical education in the UK and serving a medical internship in Belize, has turned her original dream of lending a hand to Belizeans in need into a charitable opportunity thanks to not only her generosity, but that of all Bermudians. A spokesperson for the Belize Cancer Center, where Miss Bassett is serving... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Lack Of Movement On Teacher Transfers’

PLP: ‘Lack Of Movement On Teacher Transfers’

“We at the PLP are concerned at the lack of movement from the One Bermuda Alliance to resolve the ambiguity around the Teacher Transfer Process,” Shadow Education Minister Walton Brown said. Mr. Brown added, “In September 2013, the then Minister of Education Nalton Brangman proposed amending the Education Act to abolish the need to... Read more of this article