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Classes at Sacred Heart Primary School in St. John’s kicked off Monday, with an assembly highlighted by a motivational speech to “Use your key to open your mind,” by Pastor Vernon Liburd, writes The Daily Herald.

Principal Diane Wilson of Saba’s only primary school proudly shared with The Daily Herald that the children will also be enjoying some exciting new workshops this year; a three-day first- aid and fire-safety workshop, as well as a classroom management workshop. The last workshop not only teaches the children how to behave in the classroom, but also encourages healthy play and direct contact, with an emphasis on functioning smoothly in the classroom.

Sacred Heart School has also implemented a comprehensive new tracking programme called “Percentis,” to track marks, attendance and goals, as well as other essential benchmarks to help ensure the best pos sible education for each of the children.

The school year runs from the mid-August to the end of June. There are 159 pupils currently enrolled in kindergarten to grade six. The school will also be welcoming four new teachers this year.

 

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Sacred Heart School Principal Diane Wilson (left), new teachers Femke Neunzig (centre)
and Selma Neel (right) with a group of pupils ready to get their day started