After a yearlong search, officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands announced on Wednesday that a new president and chief executive officer has been chosen to lead the school beginning Jan. 1.
The Cayman Islands school system is a multidimensional assortment of government entities and private service providers, which together deliver primary and secondary education to more than 8,600 children in the country.
Public school teachers cheered in August this year when Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly announced a plan to increase their salaries over the next two years to a minimum of $5,000 per month.
Two weekend events, the first of which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, will give parents in the Cayman Islands a chance to look at boarding schools in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
Santa Claus arrived a little early this year for Chloe Connolly, 9, and Bella Grieff, 15. On Tuesday, the two girls were announced as winners of a Christmas card design contest, which is part of a fundraising drive for Hannah’s Heroes.
Officials with the Family Resource Centre are expanding their SNAP program by training teachers and school counselors. Program manager Charmaine Bush-Miller said the center has trained 60 teachers and 25 counselors since June to help increase access to the program.
The first two Cayman preschools inspected under a new assessment framework have been found lacking in providing enough education for the children in their care. Both Bright Start Early Learning Centre and Tiffany’s Pre-School were judged to be weak in meeting the standards of the new framework.
Clifton Hunter High School students are performing well below international standards because they are not receiving adequate instruction, according to an inspection report issued late Tuesday by the Office of Education Standards.