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George Town Primary PTA gets new phones

The Parent Teacher Association of George Town Primary School now has four cellphones thanks to local businessman Joseph Ramon and MP Joey Hew.

George Town Primary maintains ‘satisfactory’ rating

George Town Primary School has maintained its overall rating of satisfactory in the latest assessment from the Office of Education Standards.

Government schools get new buses for field trips

Government has purchased 16 new vehicles for public primary and high schools in the Cayman Islands. The total cost for the vehicles was $745,752, according to the Department of Education Services.

Students show appreciation for seniors

Some 30 seniors from the George Town community received much love and appreciation from students at George Town Primary School this week.

George Town Primary students bring joy to Pines residents

George Bothwell, 69, bursts into a huge grin after being hugged by two boys from George Town Primary School Year 6 class. The kids visited The Pines Retirement Home for a day of fun and fellowship on Friday.

Performing arts camp inspires students

The Cayman Arts Trust provided its first free performing arts camps this summer for children attending Cayman’s government schools. George Town Primary School hosted the programme, which covered two weeks of activities.

George Town Primary school still weak on mathematics

George Town Primary School still needs work on how it teaches students mathematics, but it is satisfactorily addressing the other issues inspectors recently raised, according to a new report.

EDITORIAL – Positive marks for new school inspections regime

Education officials appear to be delivering on their promise to evaluate thoroughly government schools’ performance and to make their findings public.

Government school registration open

Government school registration for the 2018-2019 school year is under way and will be open until June 29.

Walkers lends hand to George Town Primary School

The kids at George Town Primary School will soon have their very own stage from which to shine.

Students inducted as leaders at George Town Primary

George Town Primary School student leaders were inducted into office in a ceremony at the school Thursday.

George Town Primary dresses up for literacy

Spider-Man, Flash Gordon and Supergirl were among the superheros who made an appearance at George Town Primary School Friday. Spider-Man, Flash Gordon and Supergirl were among the superheros who made an appearance at George Town Primary School Friday.

Welcome back to school, Cayman!

Monday was the start of a new school week for thousands of students returning to government and private schools after a long summer break.

Eggs at night, Kiwanis delight

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, along with sponsor Cayman National Bank, will host its fourth annual Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser – Sunny Side Up – on Saturday.

Empty mobile units to become classrooms

Two empty mobile units outside George Town Primary School are being relocated to the Lighthouse School where they will be transformed into classrooms for vocational courses.
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Police recover stolen safe after burglars break into primary school

Burglars broke into George Town Primary School Friday and stole a safe containing food tickets and cash, police said.

Campaign billboards could become chicken coops

A community activist is seeking to transform plywood election campaign banners into chicken coops as part of a planned project to domesticate feral chickens in George Town.

George Town Primary students enjoy day of culture

Quadrille lessons, maypole dancing and thatch work demonstrations were only some of the “old-time thing” displaying the sights and smells at George Town Primary School last week. Students and teachers got a chance to learn about Caymanian culture from visiting local heritage ambassadors.

GT Primary recognizes responsibility and readiness

George Town Primary School recently held a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support awards night recognizing the efforts of students. The aim of the framework is to promote strategies that encourage success, not only behaviorally, but socially, emotionally and academically.

Goldilocks trial gives students a memorable legal experience

George Town Primary School students took part in a mock trial before judge Jenese Simms in the school’s library earlier this month.

Crazy Socks dress down day supports Trust

A “Crazy Socks” dress down day has earned students at George Town Primary School membership in the Cayman Islands National Trust. All of the school’s 14 classes will get memberships for the special rate of $30 because of the money they raised.

For some children, maritime careers a hard sell

At a session on seafaring at George Town Primary School on Tuesday, students were introduced to career opportunities in the maritime industry. Jobs in the sector are adventurous and well paid, the Year 6 students were told.

Donation helps kids ‘find magic in reading’

The first delivery of Roald Dahl books arrived at George Town Primary School on Tuesday morning, courtesy of Camana Bay and Books & Books. In all, 120 Dahl books are being donated to all 15 public primary and secondary schools in Cayman.

Inmates help GT Primary

Nine Northward Prison inmates helped unload and sort through a 40-foot container of supplies for George Town Primary School on Aug. 20.

Former student offers inspiration

Former George Town Primary School student Ruth Harris paid an inspiring visit to the Year 6 class at her former school on Thursday, June 30.

George Town Primary students do their part for the planet

The George Town Primary Year 4 students in charge of organizing the school’s monthly community service garnered a turnout of 70 parents, staff and students on Saturday, April 16, for the island-wide Earth Day cleanup, collecting more than 100 bags of trash.

PIN students bake their way to better math skills

Youngsters baked their way to better math skills during a recent after-school program.

Fundraising walk for cancer at GTPS

George Town Primary School held a school-wide fundraiser on Feb. 3 for the fight against cancer. Each participating child brought in a dollar and wore something yellow.”We had a great turnout, and lots of children and staff had fun walking around the stadium at the beginning of the school day,” said teacher Stephanie Taylor.

Kids CARE at George Town Primary

Students at George Town Primary School are participating in a new program this month aimed at building their knowledge of proper animal care.

Primary league to hold cup finals

Teams went head-to-head at Annex Field during the semifinals of the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League on Jan. 23 for a chance at securing the 2015/2016 cup finals.

Forging community connections at GTPS

PwC volunteers and George Town Primary students joined for an afternoon of fun on Jan. 5. Breaking out the sidewalk chalk, basketballs and soccer...

George Town parents are Partners in Print

A series of parent workshops focused on developing literacy skills in Year 1 children at George Town Primary launched on Jan. 12. With support from...

Book donations embrace bilingualism

Three primary schools recieved a total of $2,600 worth of new books thanks to Rotary Sunrise.

Christmas at George Town Primary

George Town Primary School held its annual Infants and Juniors Christmas concerts.

Healthy eating and reading skills on the menu for students

George Town Primary has been the scene of a number of special events and educational presentations for students in past weeks.

Learning through the arts at George Town Primary

Developing innovative and creative ways to successfully improve children’s reading and writing skills is a challenge for teachers.

Former students give back to school

Dressed in their 1960s-era school uniforms, a group of Secondary Modern School alumni returned to school last week to present a $1,000 check to George Town Primary School.

Fun day a hit with the kids

Each year, accounting firm PwC welcomes its numerous new hires with activities that help to introduce them to life in Cayman.

Breeze Fusion raises $4K for two worthy causes

The Breeze Fusion 3 Mile Walk/Run attracted more than 200 participants at Smith Barcadere on Saturday and two local charities benefited from proceeds.

Moore aims to boost GT's scoring

George Town always have one of the most competitive sides in the Cayman Islands Premier League, with an outstanding record in the cups. But they rarely challenge for the league championship because of inconsistency.

'Shampooch' a neighborhood affair

Volunteers of all ages came out to support the Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts “Shampooch” community dog wash hosted by George Town Primary on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Volunteers clean up Rock Hole property

Community volunteers are helping transform a neglected property in the Rock Hole area of George Town into a vocational and educational center.

School illness report inconclusive

A report into an outbreak of sickness at Red Bay Primary found an ice machine leak to be the "more likely" cause of the illness.

Report: Faulty ice machine may be cause of Red Bay school illnesses

Investigators have identified a faulty ice machine as the “more likely” cause of a mass outbreak of illness at Red Bay Primary School earlier this month.

Students learn to checkmate

Shaun Tracey has a dream – to see chess become part of the curriculum in schools on the island.

Public helps track down stolen cars

Four of five vehicles stolen over a 10-day period last month have been recovered.

School sickness outbreak investigation continues

The majority of the approximately 100 students and teachers taken ill at Red Bay Primary School last week had returned to class by Friday.

Proud of Them: Kristiann Powell recognized for community service

Kristiann Powell, 18, from George Town received the Proud of Them award for her extensive involvement in community service efforts throughout the island.

More than 100 primary students fall ill at school

More than 100 students at Red Bay Primary School fell ill after the school’s lunch period on Wednesday afternoon.

Proud of Them: Melanie Ebanks recognized for cultural, community efforts

George Town native Melanie Ebanks, 22, has received the Proud of Them award for her work in promoting Cayman culture and her involvement in community service activities.

Referees added to CIFA ranks

Football officials were in short supply in Cayman but after a course was held recently, there should be no problem with a full quota at all matches.

Fundraising event helps Cayman's future performers

Selita Ebanks hosts a fundraising event for George Town Primary School, raising funds to equip a new theater at the school.

Talent show brings donation to school

The New Self-Help Foundation has donated $3,000 to assist with building a new performing arts center at George Town Primary School.

Athletic kids dominate awards

The Cayman Islands Football Association held its annual awards evening over the weekend and Cayman Athletic, the youngest team in the league, attracted most of the honors.

Local talent on display at arts exposition

Young members of the community displayed their talents in everything from poetry to painting during the 14th annual Talent Exposition of the Arts at the Harquail Theatre on Sunday night.

Pines residents get therapeutic paws

Residents of the Pines Retirement Home had an unusual visitor this week when Chase, a 5-year-old Doberman Pinscher, dropped by.

Business in brief

Roundup of local business briefs.

Crazy hat day at George Town Primary

George Town Primary School had a fun ‘Fancy Hat and Crazy Socks Day’ on Monday.

Children's arts festival begins

Children's arts festival begins.

Neglected dogs provide therapy for Cayman's youth

A pilot program to teach youngsters life skills through dog training is under way in Cayman’s schools.

Smart boards taking education to the future

The days of chalk and blackboards are long gone in the Cayman Islands as education officials embrace increasing use of technology in the classroom.

John Gray's 'recycled' tree wins prize

Students of John Gray High School have been awarded the prize for the best decorated tree at the Cayfest Red Sky at Night festival.

Stewart sparkles as John A. Cumber girls celebrate

The second round of the CUC Primary Football League playoffs concluded on Saturday with a number of extremely exciting games.

Student chapter elects three representatives to CBA

Three women have been elected to represent student members of the Caymanian Bar Association.

National Museum celebrates 24th anniversary

Goring Avenue came alive Wednesday with anniversary celebrations outside the Cayman Islands National Museum.
 

Students turn to photography in after-school program

George Town Primary students are getting a chance to show off their photography skills.

Primary school list loaded with cleaning supplies

When primary school students head back to school on Tuesday, their school bags will be packed with rolls of paper towels, Ziploc bags in various sizes, baby wipes, sanitizer and soaps.

‘Cocktails and Cabaret’ helps young aviators

The popular Broadway review returns to the Prospect Playhouse for four nights only.

New string music program for school

Aspiring young musicians received a boost from the Cayman Arts Festival, which donated $1,000 to the string music program at George Town Primary School.

Students warn against water pollution

Students complete a one-month educational project on water pollution.

National Gallery 'connects' on International Museum Day

A family-friendly art workshop, a scavenger hunt and other free art activities are scheduled Saturday at the National Gallery in connection with International Museum Day.

Oldies to turn back the clock

They may be Oldies on the court but the Department of Sports feels they are goodies.

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