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Classes at multiple schools to self-isolate after more COVID found

Following the identification of additional positive COVID-19 cases in students, two more classes at Prospect Primary School, one class at John Gray High School and one class at Triple C will switch to remote learning on Monday.

Project A of the New John Gray High School Completed

The Minister for Education, the Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, attended the formal handover of Sectors 1, 5 & 6 of the new John Gray High School from McAlpine Ltd to the Department of Education Services.

How John Gray rating went from ‘weak’ to ‘good’ over six years

The Compass examines the journey to a 'good' rating by the John Gray High School.

John Gray wins annual swimming gala

The third annual government high school swimming gala championships attracted 90 students to compete at the Lions Aquatic Centre on Friday, 2 July. Senior swim...

John Gray celebrates ‘good’ rating

Students and staff of John Gray High School, together with invited dignitaries, held a special assembly Wednesday morning, packed with music, song, speeches and congratulations as they marked the first time the school has received a 'good' rating from inspectors.

John Gray first mainstream public school to achieve ‘Good’ rating

John Gray High School achieved a ‘Good’ rating during its last inspection, making it the first mainstream public school to meet the government’s expected level of quality.

JGHS defends their track-and-field title

John Gray High School retained their crown against 12 other schools at the recent Inter-Secondary School Sports Championships at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Huge turnout for John Gray career fair

Hundreds of John Gray High School students got a firsthand view of career path options available to them on Friday as the school hosted its annual career fair.

Former teacher Derek Tyler remembered

Devoted science teacher Derek “Mr T” Tyler who spent 38 years teaching thousands of Cayman’s students will be laid to rest next week, after having passed away on 22 Dec., at the age of 80-years-old.

JGHS students filming, posting organised fights

John Gray High School students have been planning and organising fights on campus that are filmed and then uploaded to social media, according to a press release from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 
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Cost estimates for John Gray project continue to rise

The final phases of the new John Gray High School could cost more than $106 million, according to the Ministry of Education. The estimate, shared with the Legislative Assembly Thursday, is higher than the figures provided to the body just days before by Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly.

After 12 years, another redesign and more money to finish John Gray

Completing the new John Gray High School campus, a project more than 12 years in the making, could cost an additional $82.8 million, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has told the Legislative Assembly.

Students get COVID care packs from Lions Club

Members of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman delivered COVID-19 care packs to John Gray High School students last week as they returned to school.

Donated books kept kids reading during lockdown

LIFE donated nearly 2,000 books to classrooms across the Cayman Islands.

Teens talk mental health in Cayman

Several Youth Ambassadors from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Cayman International School spoke with the Cayman Compass about the programme and why mental health matters to them.

John Gray students get special surprise

John Gray Year 11 students got a special surprise Friday from teachers as they delivered cupcakes and packages to celebrate their school leaving.

John Gray holds inaugural Spanish quiz

The Spanish department in John Gray High School held its inaugural Spanish competition finals earlier this month.

Students build desks for visually impaired children

A group of John Gray High School students has built desks to assist visually impaired young people in government schools to better concentrate on writing and reading.

John Gray High School gripped by fire and flood

A fire at John Gray High School Wednesday morning forced students and staff members to evacuate, education and Fire Services leaders confirmed. The blaze was first noticed around 8am near a modular classroom on the campus.

Budget breakdown: $20M prison upgrade among key spending plans

Government has announced plans to spend nearly $1.5 billion dollars over the next two years to support its plans and programmes. In a special feature, we analyse where that money comes from and where it goes.

Students have designs on fashion

Coralgene Myrie has been running the John Gray textiles programme for three years. It is the only government high school to offer such a programme. 

John Gray project given green light

A $40 million plan to complete the new John Gray High School campus was approved by the Central Planning Authority Wednesday.
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Local volleyball league begins again

The Private School Association will be starting its annual indoor volleyball league Monday, and public schools will also have an opportunity to participate.

Programme guides boys into manhood

Forty boys gathered at the John Gray High School gym on Wednesday morning and donned ties that denoted their inauguration into the Boys To Men programme.

Former John Gray teacher completes Mongol Rally

Former John Gray High School teacher Edward ‘Ted’ Todd, was regaining his strength over the weekend in the city of Ulan-Ude in Siberia, Russia, after completing the arduous 11,000‑mile Mongol Rally.

Updated curriculum launched for Cayman’s primary schools

A new curriculum with a greater focus on science and technology is being introduced in Cayman’s primary schools this year.

New school year starts in two weeks

The new school year starts on the week beginning 26 Aug., the Department of Education Services has announced.

Pet-friendly hurricane shelters could save human lives

The first pet-friendly hurricane shelters will open their doors to Cayman Islands residents in the event of a storm this summer.

Cayman Basketball Festival makes debut

The Cayman Basketball Festival tipped off Wednesday at John Gray High School, matching Cayman against teams from Bermuda and Port Arthur, Texas.

New principal taking over at Clifton Hunter High

Pauline Beckford is leaving as principal of Clifton Hunter High School.

Music at the Library concert showcases young talent

A group of 12-year-old students from John Gray High School brought some serious soul to the George Town Public Library Thursday evening.

Health checks mandatory for students

All students entering government or private schools in the Cayman Islands for the first time will be required to have health screenings before the start of school in September. This includes those entering reception programmes.

Police search school campus following assault

Students at John Gray High School in George Town were confined to their classrooms Friday afternoon while police searched the school campus for a man who had assaulted a woman nearby.

Drama students set for big stage

A group of young actors from John Gray High School are hoping for the chance to prove themselves on the big stage at the Caribbean Secondary School Drama Festival in St. Lucia.

Cayman Key Clubbers shine at Florida leadership conference

Forty-five Key Clubbers attended the annual Florida District Education and Leadership Conference in Orlando earlier this month, at which the Cayman Islands was named the most outstanding division.
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36 young athletes chosen for volleyball programme

With their trainers laced, knee pads in place, and their hopes high, 50 young athletes stepped onto the volleyball court at John Gray High School for a chance to earn a spot in the Cayman Islands Youth National Team Development Programme earlier this month.

Strategic Policy Statement: A detailed look at premier’s long-term plans

In a lengthy speech Friday, Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined the broad strokes of government’s policy agenda through to the end of 2021.

Visiting grandmaster captures students’ interest in chess

A group of John Gray High School students crowded into the campus’ small library on Friday, just after lunch, to learn about chess from a master – a grandmaster, in fact.

Cuba makes impression on young Cayman musicians

They played with Cuba’s national youth orchestra. They busked on the street. They sat in class with other young musicians. And they attended a multi-faceted performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Havana’s main theater for performing arts.

John Gray photo gets appropriate home

A large black-and-white portrait of the Rev. John Gray and his wife, was loaned to John Gray High School, which has not had an image of the man for whom it was named.

Renowned basketball coach to visit Cayman

World-class basketball coach Mike MacKay is putting on a clinic in Cayman.

Education Ministry outlines steps to improve high schools

The Ministry of Education released a statement on Saturday in response to a new report from the Office of Education Standards, showing that government high schools in the Cayman Islands are well short of where they need to be to meet accepted standards.

John Gray students get lesson in adulthood

Billy Russell has wanted to fix up his house for a long time. He just did not have the resources, he said.
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School cross-country run next week

John Gray High School is hosting a cross-country run on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

John Gray swimmers head to Jamaica

Thirteen swimmers from John Gray High School left Wednesday to compete in Jamaica’s Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association’s High School and Tertiary Institutions Swimming Championships, which takes place Friday.

Creighton wins Cayman Islands Classic

John Gray High School gym was reportedly packed with 2,000 basketball fans Wednesday night for the championship game of the second annual Cayman Islands Classic basketball tournament.

Government moves high school project forward

The slow process of completing the new John Gray High School has taken another step forward.

Cayman Islands Classic returns for second spin at John Gray

The marriage of Grand Cayman and high-level college basketball is back for another spin.

Run for the band

Students of the John Gray High School Music Department perform on the beach at Smith Barcadere earlier this month after runners and walkers took part in the Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run.

EDITORIAL – A ‘good news’ day in the Cayman Islands

Monday’s front page was not a deliberate attempt to inspire a rose-hued perspective about current events. It was, fortunately and refreshingly, an accurate reflection of the day’s news in these islands.

John Gray given satisfactory grade by inspectors

A new inspection report has raised the profile of John Gray High School from a failing school to one that is now deemed satisfactory.

Young gentlemen get etiquette lesson

A group of 31 John Gray High School students got a lesson in dining etiquette and a behind-the-scenes tour of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Wednesday as part of the school’s Boyz 2 Men program, which aims to provide guidance into the adult world.

John Gray alumna appointed to regional student group

Taneil Lee, 21, a former student of John Gray High School, is the new Cayman Islands representative for the Caribbean and Americas Commonwealth Students’ Association working group.

Minister: John Gray High School construction to restart

In her start of the school year address, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly talked about the ongoing project of building the new John Gray High School.

Fidelity announces 2018 Fun Run Series

The Fidelity Health Fun Run Series will commence on Saturday, Sept. 8, and, as in previous years, will run for three consecutive Saturdays with the final race on Sept. 22.

School start times for fall semester

All government primary schools reopen on Monday, Aug. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

John Gray student to take part in young leaders conference

Leah Robinson from George Town, a student at John Gray High School, will join students from across the world next week in the annual Global Young Leader’s Conference in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds attend Cayman’s first Student Volunteer Fair

More than 700 students from six high schools attended Cayman’s first Student Volunteer Fair. The fair brought students together with 20 nonprofit organizations that informed the teens about the various voluntary and community service work they can get involved in.

John Gray students’ artwork on display at GT library

A selection of around 50 pieces of student artwork celebrating Cayman is currently on display at the George Town Public Library’s historic building.

John Gray to host inaugural student volunteer fair

The Cayman Islands will be hosting its inaugural Student Volunteer Fair on June 22.

Hurricane shelter training kicks off for volunteers

On Tuesday night at John Gray High School, Department of Children and Family Services Deputy Director Paulinda Mendoza-Williams asked a roomful of more than 200 people what was the one thing they’d bring to a hurricane shelter in the event of a Category 5 storm.

John Gray holds open house

Leah Robinson, head girl at John Gray High School, had an idea for sharing her school experience with everyone on Cayman. When the opportunity arose, she grabbed it.

John Gray High School holds open house

John Gray High School is holding its first open school day on April 24.

EDITORIAL – CIS expansion: An investment in our future

The political aphorism, “show me your budget and I will show you what you value,” can be applied to any endeavor – public, private or personal.

Students launch subs at robotics challenge

Young engineers from John Gray High School continued their winning streak at the SeaPerch science and technology challenge Saturday.

Agriculture Show Cook-Off champs awarded

Joshua McLean and Diandra Thompson of John Gray High School are the winners of the National Youth Cook-Off final held at the Agricultural Show on Ash Wednesday.

Student arrested for assaulting school employee

Police arrested a male student at John Gray High School for assaulting a school employee last week.
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John Gray employee assaulted

An assault on an employee at John Gray High School was reported to police around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. The employee was reportedly hit in the head with an object by a male student. The impact caused minor injuries and the victim was not taken to the hospital.

Career day at John Gray

Tactical flight officer Darren McLean of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helps Jeffrey Hernandez, 14, try on a flight helmet during a career day event at John Gray High School on Friday.

Teen pregnancy in Cayman at 22-year low

The 44 percent drop brings the teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level in at least 22 years. The rate in 1995 was 11.3 percent. It has only been in double digits once since then, when it hit 10.6 percent in 1998.

Proud of Them: Cadet Corps’ McGill recognized for community service

Up until a few months ago, 20-year-old Jared McGill was a youth member of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps. During the past seven years, he impressed his superiors with his high and consistent levels of commitment and enthusiasm.

University of West Indies graduates honored

Nine graduates of the University of the West Indies and more than 200 other program participants were honored at an award ceremony Dec. 10 at John Gray High School.

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