No Charge For First Week Of Summer Camp

May 24, 2022 | 4 Comments

Public schools will close early for the summer break and the Department of Youth and Sport will commence summer camps a week early and “to help parents and guardians manage this adjustment to the school year there is no charge for this first week of summer camp,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said.

Statement In House

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, the Minister said, “The Commissioner of Education recently announced to parents and the school community that we are bringing forward the end of the school year. The last day for students will be 24 June 2022 rather than 29 June 2022 as published on the Academic Calendar.

“This was not an easy decision to make and required the Department’s senior leadership team and the Ministry of Education to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages in terms of children’s learning, the inconvenience to parents and families and the longer term vision we have for learning.

“We understand this is an unexpected closure and have connected with our colleagues at the Department of Youth and Sport who will commence their summer camps a week early and start on Monday, June 27th. Registration for camps will be online only starting on May 25th.

“Please note that spaces at the camps are limited. More information on the summer camps can be found in the Scoop newsletter sent from the Commissioner of Education to every family yesterday, May 19th and on the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation website.”

Minister’s Statement Today

“Using the last working week of this school year to do intensive professional learning with all teachers in the Bermuda Public School System will be significantly advantageous to our progress in reforming education,” said Minister of Education Diallo Rabain following the announcement that public schools will close early for the summer term.

“We are always guided by what is in the best interests of our students, determined to provide Bermuda’s children with the necessary tools for a successful future. This Education Reform journey has caused us to ask a lot of all stakeholders, and we want you to know that we see and appreciate the sacrifices you have made for the benefit of our students.”

A spokesperson added, “The Department of Youth and Sport will commence their summer camps a week early and will now start on Monday, June 27th. Registration for camps will be online only starting this Wednesday, May 25th.

Minister Rabain said: “To help parents and guardians manage this adjustment to the school year there is no charge for this first week of summer camp.”

“We will continue to work collaboratively to improve the quality of education for our students, and thank all of our parents and guardians for your continued support.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    Another example of the PLP Government giving away free stuff in return for votes.

    Someday that PLP Government will run out of money to give away.

    • sandgrownan says:

      The well is already empty. The pot is dry. This is borrowed money that those kids will have to pay back with interest. Another day, another example of PLP f*ckwitery.

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    There is never no charge. You will pay one way or the other…MORE TAXES!!

  3. Question says:

    Unless the teachers and staff are all returning their wages for that week, it isn’t really ‘no charge’, is it. We’re paying for it. Except in the tiny PLP minds where they think that when government pays for something that means it’s ‘free’.

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