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Storm-damaged Savannah Primary School closed for one week

Savannah Primary School will not reopen until Monday, 16 Nov., after the school building suffered extensive damage during Tropical Storm Eta.
Savannah Primary School students Mikayla Thames (left) and Alyssa Burton use the Compass as a learning aid.

Compass given free to all schools

The Cayman Compass is proud to grant online subscriptions to all educational establishments as part of its community outreach programme. The newspaper, which has been at the heart of the community since 1965, already supplied complimentary print copies to many organisations, including schools. This public-spirited policy has now been extended to digital subscriptions recently introduced by the Compass.

Quarantine Queen: Miss Cayman reigns from the small screen

For Kadejah Bodden, crowned Miss Cayman in August 2019, social media and video allowed her to stay connected to the community during lockdown.

Savannah Primary grads get drive-through celebration

A drive-through ceremony allowed students and their families to stay in their cars and maintain a safe distance from others, while still receiving recognition for the year’s achievements.

Inspectors say Savannah performance remains weak

Teaching quality an student behavior led concerns, although leadership has improved
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Report: ‘Weak’ rating for Savannah Primary

Inspection reports on Prospect and Savannah primary schools have been released in recent days. Prospect Primary was found to be making satisfactory progress, but Savannah Primary was assessed as weak in almost every metric.

Children flock to Savannah Primary School Careers Day

Local children swarmed Calypso, the mascot of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, at the Savannah Primary School Careers Day earlier in the month.

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.
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Assessors: Progress at two schools deemed ‘satisfactory’

Bodden Town and Savannah primary schools have both made largely satisfactory progress in meeting recommendations made by school inspectors following a series of surveys during the 2014-2015 school year.

Morning Mile fitness program kicks off at Savannah Primary

A new exercise regime which allows pupils to get fit in a fun way before classes got off to a running start at Savannah Primary Thursday morning.

EDITORIAL – John Gray campus must not wait until 2021 for completion

Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said completing the John Gray project is a priority. We trust that she, Education Councillor Barbara Conolly and Education Council Chairman Dan Scott will work to keep the John Gray project moving forward until it is finally removed from the “to do list” and added to the government’s list of accomplishments.

Opposition: Make education a priority

Revelations that one Grand Cayman high school has a high percentage of special education needs children and that another may not finish construction for four years led opposition politicians on Wednesday to question government’s commitment to education.
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Community meeting called for Savannah and Newlands

Anthony Eden and Alva Suckoo, the Members of the Legislative Assembly for Savannah and Newlands, respectively, have invited their constituents to a community meeting that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Savannah Primary School Hall.

Savannah Primary students plant literary ‘time capsule’

When you are 7 or 8 years old, the school-year journey between September and June can feel as long as a generation.

Bodden Town police struggle with 60 break-ins, trespass cases

Police arrested seven teenagers in connection with a rash of burglaries, attempted burglaries and criminal trespass cases that plagued Bodden Town district this spring, residents were told at a public meeting Wednesday.

Savannah students tackle pet care

A group of Year 6 students at Savannah Primary School took on the issue of homeless pets in their International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme awareness exhibition with the help of local animal rescue charity CARE.

Savannah Primary students embrace reading activities

Youngsters at Savannah Primary School enjoyed immersing themselves in literacy activities during a week focused on reading.

Savannah Primary students honor vets

Savannah Primary School students had a special dress-down day on Nov. 4 to raise money for the Cayman Islands Veterans Association. The students raised $519, which was presented to veteran Cornell Rochelle by school Head Boy Maleik Eden and Head Girl Soleya Manzanares.

Calls for more cash for public schools

Government was urged to consider stopping funding for private schools or pulling cash from the budget surplus, Monday, as opposition legislators called for increased spending to plug the gaps in the education system.

EDITORIAL – Standing with the parents at Savannah Primary

Savannah Primary School has an aspirational logo that includes an inspirational message: “THE BEST ALWAYS.”

Savannah Primary PTA petitions for more resources

The Savannah Primary School Parent Teacher Association is set to deliver a petition to the Ministry of Education Tuesday asking the government to allocate more money to the school, which they say is struggling due to inadequate resources.

Savannah dancers bring home medals

Savannah Primary School student dancers came home with three gold and one silver medal for their performances at the 2016 National Children’s Festival of the Arts dance competition on April 22.

New crosswalks improve pedestrian safety

Three new crosswalks with flashing lights – by Savannah Primary School, near the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Cayman Academy on Walkers Road, and by Bodden Town Primary School – also have buttons for pedestrians to press to activate the warning lights for drivers.

Lighthouse School names new principal

Lighthouse School will have a new principal when the school year begins in September, the Ministry of Education announced Monday.

Turtle Farm’s education programs bring learning to life

The district of West Bay is home to a unique opportunity for youngsters to connect with Cayman’s natural and cultural heritage.

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.

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Book donations embrace bilingualism

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

Hand, foot and mouth disease hits Savannah Primary

Hand, foot and mouth disease has spread to Grand Cayman after shutting down a school on the Brac for several days.

Key government posts in limbo

The senior ranks of Cayman's civil service are filled with "acting," but not the Hollywood kind.

Driver arrested in death of woman cyclist

A 61-year-old female cyclist was killed Friday night after she was struck by a car on Shamrock Road near Savannah Primary School. Police identified the cyclist as Rhonda Marie Ebanks Azan.

Cyclist killed in accident

Police have named the cyclist killed on Friday night as Rhonda Marie Ebanks Azan.

Serious accident on Shamrock Road

Police closed Shamrock Road from Lantern Point to Countryside Shopping Village Friday night following a serious accident involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist.

Morris still missed 10 years on

The Cayman Islands cricket fraternity marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of young cricketer Daniel Richlin Morris on Tuesday.

Peace Day 'flash mob' planned for Cayman

The Family Resource Centre is inviting Cayman Islands residents to join people around the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

Burglars break into primary schools

Thieves broke into two primary schools this week, just as the school year was beginning.

Savannah Tigers cubs grow into a roaring success

Tigers Sports Club has rebranded and is now called Savannah Tigers Sports Club.

Pensions law under public spotlight

Employment Minister Tara Rivers began her round of public meetings on proposed changes to the National Pensions Law.

Fire officer's hit-and-run case adjourned

John Sidney Bodden, on required leave from his post as Acting Fire Chief, appeared in Traffic Court on Monday.

Public meetings set on pension, labor changes

Public meetings are set for this month and in August to discuss the changes in the local retirement age, the minimum wage and private sector retirement plans.

Benched fire chief faces court date

Cayman's suspended fire chief is due to appear in court next week to answer hit-and-run charges.

Suspended fire chief charged in hit-and-run

Cayman’s suspended acting fire chief has been charged in connection with a January hit-and-run accident that injured a 14-year-old boy and his older brother.

Public invited to Education Bill meetings

A series of meetings will be held over the next two weeks in which members of the public are being invited to give feedback on a proposed Education Bill.

Fire chief on 'required leave'

Cayman's fire chief has been suspended pending an investigation into a hit-and-run accident.

Acting fire chief arrested in hit-and-run

Cayman's acting fire chief is arrested in connection with a January hit-and-run accident that left a 14-year-old hospitalized for months.

Pedestrian was seventh victim this year on Cayman's roads

A woman pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on South Sound Road early Saturday morning.

School choirs sing their hearts out

The Clifton Hunter High School Senior Choir won the overall prize at the Lions Club of Grand Cayman all-island Youth Choir Competition.

Off-duty officer identifies hit-and-run driver

A quick arrest in a hit-and-run crash is credited to an off-duty police officer.

Seven schools to compete for top choir honors

Seven schools will compete in the final round of the first all-island Youth Choir Competition at the Lions Community Centre on Saturday, March 21.

Traffic nightmare for BT residents

Traveling in from Grand Cayman's eastern districts is growing tedious and dangerous, residents say.

Caymanian model secures contract with Nike

Caymanian model Treveen Stewart, who goes by her modeling name Nik Stewart, has landed a lucrative and high-profile deal with Nike.

Teen seriously hurt in hit and run

Another hit-and-run accident leaves a teenager in hospital.

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A month-by-month review of the Cayman Islands' top new stories in 2014.

More than 1,000 mourn Bethany Butler

A 6-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed on Grand Cayman last month is mourned across the Caribbean.

Church service held for slain child and family

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Bodden Town gatheredto try and make sense of the tragic killing of a 6-year-old girl, just as police were trying to piece together what led to Bethany Butler’s death.

Young man dies in motorcycle crash

Another young man dies in a motorcycle crash on Grand Cayman's roads.

Motorcycle driver dies in crash

Update: Medical personnel confirmed a man involved in a motorcycle accident in Savannah Thursday morning was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

College students buy books for youngsters

Students at the International College of the Cayman Islands have donated $600 to buy new books for three primary school libraries.

Savannah Primary school shines light on numeracy

Savannah Primary School has fun with mathematics.

Savannah’s new track open to all

Those living in the Savannah and Newlands area have a new spot to hit the pavement as the walking track behind Savannah Primary School has opened for public use.

New computer screens for school

A donation of computer monitors got the thumbs up from students of Savannah Primary School.

Fifteen spellers compete for top spot

Fifiteen spellers will compete for top spot in Cayman 2013 National Spelling Bee finals on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Bodden Town Heritage Days a hit

Bodden Town celebrates its heritage in style.

Bird’s legacy has kids chirping

Gerome “Bird” Graham is the Bodden Town footballer who sadly died suddenly from an undetected heart defect last year but at least the club’s technical director Elbert McLean and Bird’s brother Kareem James are keeping his name and spirit alive.

Eastern district residents raise concerns over police staffing

A rather thin police presence of late has been noted by Bodden Town residents.

Students head back to schools next week

The Ministry of Education and the Departmetn of Education Services releases dates for new and returning students to government schools for 2013/2014 academic year.

National Gallery shares its art with local students

The National Gallery is launching a new educational programme designed to use art to enhance school learning

School registration under way

Registration for government schools is under way in the Cayman Islands.

Martika takes passion to Glasgow

Martika Williams wants everyone to see her love for netball this summer.

Children hungry in Cayman schools

Almost one in four children in the public school system needed financial assistance to buy lunches last year.

Watson set to net Glasgow gains

Sheynae Watson wants her passion for Cayman netball to be evident abroad.

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