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Despite being locked down since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sir John A. Cumber Primary School received an overall performance rating of satisfactory after its most recent inspection.
Sir John A Cumber Primary School held a special virtual Year 6 school leaving ceremony which was broadcast live on YouTube. It was the first of its kind for the West Bay school.
Members of the Stingray Swim Club Grand Cayman, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, last week donated 130 children’s books to the library at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.
The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants donated more than 500 gifts to students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School this month.
Teachers and administrators at Sir John A. Cumber Primary say implementing the new school curriculum has gone relatively smoothly.
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise has donated 500 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School via the organisation’s ‘Buy A Kid A Book’ project.
More than 300 people attended Sir John A. Cumber Primary School’s annual International Night recently, where students and teachers demonstrated the event’s theme of ‘A Melting Pot of Cultures’.
With the girls successfully kicking-off the new primary school football competition this past Saturday, the boys now take centre stage.
A 10-year-old girl died Tuesday morning following an accident at her family’s West Bay district home.
Twelve of Cayman’s most outstanding teachers from local and private schools were honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Awards on Saturday, May 26.
The Office of Education Standards is holding a series of district meetings from Wednesday to June 1 to seek input on its new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students.”
School inspectors have found the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School has made insufficient progress since it was last evaluated during the 2014-2015 academic year. Their report was issued Wednesday, May 9.
The public is invited to take an international trip on Saturday, April 21 at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School from 6-8 p.m.
One of Edna M. Moyle Primary School student Simon Hansson’s favorite books is “Brothers at Bat,” the tale of a 1930s family that was big enough to form its own baseball team.
On three recent evenings, parents and their Year 2 students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School worked to improve reading skills using the Partners in Print program.
Government school registration for the 2018-2019 school year is under way and will be open until June 29.
LeGae McLean recently got a crash course in avoiding strangers. The 9-year-old student at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School is the cousin of a young girl who was nearly abducted March 10 on Up the Hill Road in West Bay.
Literacy Is For Everyone, a local advocacy group devoted to raising the quality of education in Cayman’s public school system, broke a record recently by donating more than 4,300 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay. The previous record was 3,500 books donated last year.
Students at West Bay’s primary school recited poems, performed skits and presented public service announcements as they showcased the skills they have learned over the past six years to their parents and teachers.
A look behind the scenes of garbage and recycling at the George Town landfill revealed some interesting facts for students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School.
Parents, students and teachers gathered in the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School hall Oct. 18 to witness the installation of the new 2017-2018 student council.
Ninety-five Year 6 students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School completed their time at the school last month, ready to move on to high school.
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students raised more than US$6,000 to go toward the completion of two water wells at schools in Sierra Leone, Africa.
The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School celebrated another successful International Night, this one with the theme "Passport to the World," on May 20.
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School will hold its annual International Evening on Saturday, May 20. The school is inviting parents to join their children in celebrating the “Passport to the World” event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school hall.
Principals should be given control over school budgets and the hiring and firing of teachers, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush said Friday.
Twelve choirs performed before a capacity crowd at the Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church’s annual choir festival last month. The fourth annual Seventh-day Adventist Church Conference-wide event at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School on March 25 was organized by the Berea Church, which normally worships at the much smaller Grace Christian Academy on Crescent Close, off Boltins Avenue in West Bay.
The students at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School now have a few more reading resources thanks to some recent donations of reading and school supplies. A donation of books and school supplies by a family visiting from overseas was presented to the school on Monday, March 20. Donors Joshua and Katie Brown were visiting the island from St. Louis, Missouri, with their 6-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, Sir John A. Cumber teacher and library resources coordinator Annette Vaughan told the Cayman Compass.
Students and churchgoers in West Bay were treated last week to a visit from a Florida-based choir. The Westminster Christian High School Choir from Miami, Florida, on a four-day tour of the Cayman Islands gave a recital at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School on Friday.
The second West Bay Grassroots animal welfare clinic at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School over the weekend was a big draw for the community. The event was organized by Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts, known as CARE.
Students and staff at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School last week had a kickoff party to mark the launch of a program aimed at reinforcing good behavior. The new government-backed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Framework event was attended by Education Minister Tara Rivers and other ministry representatives.
About 40 women, from teenagers to retirees, participated in a free self-defense class Saturday in the wake of a string of indecent assaults, purse snatchings and other attacks in West Bay district since October.
Following a series of indecent assaults in West Bay, a martial arts school is holding a free self-defense class in the district this weekend. Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts and the West Bay Community Council will hold an “Empowering Women” self-defense session on Saturday at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School field.
With the start of a new school term this month, election fever was at a high at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School as the student body elected their executive representatives.
Owners, dogs, veterinarians and volunteers attended CARE’s first Operation Grassroots of 2017 last weekend at West Bay’s sports field by Sir John A. Cumber Primary School. “It was great to finally get into West Bay, and we had an extremely busy afternoon meeting a whole menagerie of dog breeds.”
A second teacher at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School is currently on “required leave” following an alleged assault on a student, education officials confirmed Thursday.
The first term of The Ritz-Carlton Buddy Reading program at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School wrapped up last month with a celebratory field trip to the resort. The school’s buddy reading program, in its eighth year, has been instrumental in contributing to improved reading levels.
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School staff and students were treated to a festive lunch on Dec. 10, compliments of the management and staff of the Marriott resort.
Since September, KidsCare volunteers have been visiting Sir John A. Cumber Primary School every Monday, teaching students about kindness and how to care for their pets.
The library at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School library in West Bay got a boost last week from volunteers from Bar Jack restaurant and the Meeting and Special Events section of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The students of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School enjoyed a rare treat Thursday when Jamaican storyteller Amina Blackwood-Meeks came by the school. She captivated the students with a thrilling Anansi (African folktale character) story.
Youngsters at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently had the chance to meet two veterans at a special assembly held in recognition of Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day. At the event held on Tuesday, students heard from Captain Dale Banks, a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF).
Children ages 9 and 10 are learning the fundamentals of golf and etiquette of the game in the six-week Caymanian Youth Golf Program.
Students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were recently treated to a visit from master percussionist Eden Hurlston. Mr. Hurlston, a member of One World Entertainment, led a rhythm workshop for more than 200 students from Years 4 to 6.
The staff and students of West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School had a special assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to bid farewell to teacher Rebekah Jefferson, who has been the school’s music teacher for 12 years.
When the staff and students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School learned of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, particularly to Haiti, they immediately sprang into action to do something, however small, to assist those who were affected.
The men and women of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Bar Jack restaurant have been taking the expression “many hands make light work” to heart by assisting Sir John A. Cumber Primary School.
Cayman Water Company recently launched a program to educate students in several schools on island about tap water and the desalination process. The company’s project engineer in business development, Karlene Singh, has made presentations at four schools in George Town and West Bay.
How can issues as obvious as broken equipment, “debris,” and mold be present in a primary school in a country as wealthy as ours, within a public education system as well-funded as ours? And, for the record, smack in the backyard of Education Minister Tara Rivers?
Debris and broken playground equipment is being cleared and air quality tests carried out at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay following complaints from parents, education officials said this week. Images of broken swings, slides and a water fountain were posted on Facebook by parent Sarah Orrett, who is listed on the school’s website as vice president of the PTA.
Volunteers and Sir John A. Cumber Primary School staff recently got together to kick off their popular literacy programs aimed at young readers.
Students at West Bay’s Sir John A. Cumber Primary School enjoyed a variety of activities and events over the past few weeks in the lead-up to the end of the school year, including a careers fair, the school leaving ceremony and a volunteer appreciation event.
Through the YMCA’s “Discovery with Drones” program, students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School flew a drone for the first time this week.
A drone-inspired program designed to educate and raise awareness of technology is being offered this month by YMCA Cayman.
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School’s top Year 6 students received special recognition at last week’s leaving ceremony, marking the end of the school year.
The children in Sir John A. Cumber Primary School’s Reception class recently raised more than $4,000 to help build water wells in Sierra Leone, Africa.
Brooklyn Ebanks, Ariah Morgan, Alexia Anglin and Jhianni Cornwall go through agility drills during a tennis lesson at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.
Brownies and Rainbows from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently did their part for their community, hosting a tea party for West Bay seniors at the school.
Following a tense morning of literary competition, Cayman Prep’s Demi-Gods team emerged as the senior division champions in the annual Battle of the Books reading competition.
Students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School have been learning how to putt, drive and maintain golf courses. In April, North Sound Golf Club...
Turning to the arts as a medium for addressing a variety of social issues, Year 6 students of Sir John A. Cumber Primary School recently held their Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition.
Athletes from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School received special recognition and appreciation for their efforts on April 7 during the school’s weekly general assembly. The competitors finished in third place overall at the 2016 Inter-Primary Track and Field championships on March 16-18.
Almost 200 students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School toured the traveling exhibition “En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean” at the National Gallery last week.
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students participated in Commonwealth Day last week.
With close to 600 guests in attendance, it was a packed house at the annual Senior Citizens Social.
Ellen Marie and James Albert had 10 children, 105 grandchildren, and now, many great-grandchildren, all indelibly marking their spot in Cayman’s history.
Three primary schools recieved a total of $2,600 worth of new books thanks to Rotary Sunrise.
More than 150 people turned out for the Arie Smith Football Camp at Camana Bay’s Sports Complex on Dec. 21 to learn some new skills and meet a legend of the game.
The West Bay primary school holds its annual Christmas concerts.
While hard at work learning the three 'R's, a number of Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students are also honing their political and leadership skills as members of the school’s student government.
This recipe for peppermint candy was recently tested out by the students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.
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.
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