Government schools begin registration

Students enrolling in government
schools for the first time for the 2010/2011 school year have until 20 July to
register.

Pupils transferring to government
schools, along with those who will be five years old before 31 January 2011,
must also be registered.

Registration and fee payments will
take place at the Department of Education Services at 130 Thomas Russell Way,
and the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre.

Parents can pick up registration
forms at government schools; the Department of Education Services office; and
the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre.

Forms should be returned to the Department
of Education Services offices, along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate,
immunisation card, and documentation of the child’s residency category, such as
a birth certificate, passport, status letter/certificate, RS 101 form.

Parents must also supply proof of
address with street name, house/apartment number, and block number. Proof of
address in the form of a utility bill, lease or notarised letter from a landlord,
if renting, will be accepted.

They should also bring last school
year’s report, if the child is transferring from another school, including
private schools. If transferring to John Gray High School or George Hicks Campus/Clifton
Hunter High School, a transcript from the last school should be included.

The Department of Education
Services’ registration, attendance and truancy services officers will check the
form for completeness, check the required documentation and determine the designated
catchment area for the primary- or secondary-school assignment.

The school secretary will make an
appointment for a medical examination with the public health nurse or advise
the parents of the option to arrange for a medical examination by a private
doctor.

Before a child is enrolled in
school, the medical examination must be completed.

Children registered for a place
after 20 July will not be guaranteed a space in government schools, so parents
and guardians are being urged to enrol their children early to ensure a place
in September.

Only when the parent receives
notification from the school can the parent be assured of placement in the
assigned school for September.

Fees

All non-Caymanian students must pay
school fees at the following rates:

Years 1-6                CI$250 per term or CI$750 per annum

Years 7-9                CI$300 per term or CI$900 per annum

Years 10-12            CI$400 per term or CI$1,200 per
annum

Catchment areas

The catchment areas for schools in Cayman
are as follows:

West Bay Primary: North of
Government House to Spanish Bay Reef, including all of West Bay.                                                                   

George Town Primary: South of
Government House to Memorial Avenue, north along Walkers Road to Maple Road and
east along Smith Road, north on Crew Road though the new junction on Industrial
Park Road and then east on Owen Robert Drive, past the airport to North Sound.

Red Bay Primary: Area on south side
of Memorial Avenue, along Walkers Road to Maple Road and south side of Smith
Road, both sides of Crewe Road bordered by Owen Roberts Drive to the north and South
Sound on the east side Victory Avenue to the south.

Savannah Primary: The east side of
Spotts-Newlands Road to Beach Bay Road in Pedro including greater Pedro.

Bodden Town Primary: East of Beach
Bay Road up to Breakers including Northward.

East End Primary: East of the Frank
Sound junction to include all of East End to Colliers.

North Side Primary: All of Frank
Sound to Old Man Bay west to Cayman Kai.

Prospect Primary: From Prospect
Drive eastward to west side of Spotts-Newlands Road (to include all of Prospect
Park, Patrick Islands, Ocean Club, Mariners Cove, Cascades Drive and west side
of Spotts-Newlands Road).

John Gray High School: All areas west
side of Spotts-Newlands.

George Hicks/Clifton Hunter High
School: All areas east side of Spotts-Newlands Road.

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