School calendar set

Once the first-day orientation programmes are over in early September, students at primary and high schools have a full and varied calendar in store for them.

Among highlights on schools’ calendars will be the Inter-Primary School Netball and Football competitions in early October; Spelling Bee Preliminaries beginning in late October, with the finals in November; the annual Reading Day on Thursday, 30 November; the National Education Conference on Friday, 1 December; and the annual Book Fair on Saturday, 2 December, says a GIS press release.

All students in the Cayman Islands are expected to participate in the various activities of National Education Week – 26 November to 2 December.

Parents are encouraged to support their children’s involvement in these and other activities, while overseeing students’ efforts in homework and special assignments.

With the start of the new school year, parents are also reminded to ensure students wear appropriate uniforms, as well as participate actively overall in their children’s education, the release said.

Toward this goal, parents are encouraged to work closely with their children’s teachers and school principals, the Education Department and the PTA/HSA groups in the respective schools.

Other items of note on schools’ calendars for the 2006-07 school year are the two-day Midterm Break on 26 and 27 October, and the Remembrance Day Public Holiday on 13 November.

Schools will also be closed on 14 November, which is a Professional Staff Development Training day. Schools will close for Christmas vacation on 15 December.

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