Another Wednesday passed and I missed the blog. How? Not my fault...no Internet at the office courtesy of a Flow. There was systemic outage in the Constant Spring area.
Anyway, today and tomorrow mark the Mock exam days for Mobay and Kingston students. The tests will be marked, same day, scores attached. For Mobay students, Mr. Thompson will hand out answer sheets for marking, scores sent to me and the final score delivered to each by the end of the day.
Then on Saturday, December 1, the real deal begins. Those who are waitlisted should be at exam centers before they open to grab the rare standby ticket. If not given one, you cannot get in. I suggest waitlisters call centers and see how many standby tests they have and align yourselves accordingly. Centers again? Priory, Di...
The Caribbean Boarding School has come and gone. This week we saw the likes of 4 Canadian universities, on Monday and Tuesday nights of this week.
I was accustomed to St. Thomas, Huron at Western, as well as St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s has had a long history with Versan students. Huron started with one Jason Forbes last year. St. Thomas has Hanif, former Head Boy of Ardenne, along with a past Immaculate student. But along comes McEwan University and we are thrilled at Versan. They have made it more affordable.
Do stop by the office and get these brochures to read. McEwan offers great majors in Business, Arts and Science, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Community Studies. What I liked even more,was that with a strong CXC and CAPE background, one could pay a mer...
So we discovered on our website that the date for our Caribbean Fair had an incorrect date. Oh dear! Can you correct Mr. Techie John Adams? Thanks.
Schools have been traveling from Trinidad, to St. Lucia, to Barbados and now on to Jamaica. The logistics of keeping up with them, tiresome.
But as they go from island to island, we noticed momentum growing. Trinidad still remains the toughest island to crack. More work needed there.
I do believe that I have to move there to ride that wave. On a good note, the students in Jamaica are all agog and ready to get the interviews out of the way this Friday. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. and we all head towards Mobay. Students may change into their interview outfits at the hotel. The concierge, will show us to our room there for the i...
The Caribbean Boarding School Fair 2018 launches tomorrow. It commences in Trinidad, moves to St. Lucia, Barbados and finally in Jamaica.
Trinidad: Hyatt Regency Hotel November 9-11
St. Lucia: Bay Gardens Resort, Nov 12
Barbados: Courtyard Marriott, Nov. 14
Jamaica: Half Moon Hotel, Nov. 16
The participating schools are:
St. George’s School
The Solebury School
The Grier School
I want to thank my sister, Jean Bramwell Angus, for being the group leader with the US and Canadian high schools while allowing me to keep my feet grounded on Jamaican soil to keep consultancies going.
So, if I have been busy, now you know why. Organizing the logistics is like walking a tightrope.
It has been a busy week. We have been twisting and turning to get all ready for the 2018 staging of the Caribbean Boarding School Fair on the islands of Trinidad, St. Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica.
That is a lot of work: the planning of the event has enervated me to the point of no return. In addition, I see all these last minute folks scrambling to complete counselor recommendations and throwing their last minute ditch efforts at me to complete forms before the stroke of midnight!
I have just completed two, and am about to go bust when I remembered the blog has not been updated.
Rush, rush, all vying to get registered for the SAT exam, phone calls as far as Negril, trying to find seats for the December exam. If you did not know, the surge in test taking for December is attributed to those w...