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John A. Cumber Primary judged ‘satisfactory’ in latest assessment

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 students urged to ‘aim high amidst the storm’

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.

Swimmers donate books to primary students

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.

Accountants give 500 gifts to West Bay students

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants donated more than 500 gifts to students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School this month.

Sir John A. Cumber teachers happy with new curriculum

Teachers and administrators at Sir John A. Cumber Primary say implementing the new school curriculum has gone relatively smoothly.

Rotary Sunrise donates 500 books to West Bay school

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.

International Night at John A. Cumber school

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’.

​​Boys’ Primary Football League Opening Rally set for Saturday

With the girls successfully kicking-off the new primary school football competition this past Saturday, the boys now take centre stage.

Police investigate 10-year-old’s death

A 10-year-old girl died Tuesday morning following an accident at her family’s West Bay district home.

Golden Apple honors Cayman’s educators

Twelve of Cayman’s most outstanding teachers from local and private schools were honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Awards on Saturday, May 26.

Public meetings scheduled for new education framework

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.”

Inspectors: Progress at John Cumber unsatisfactory

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.

John A. Cumber to hold ‘International Night’

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.

150 students turn out for Battle of the Books

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.

Parents get tips on helping their children read

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 open

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

Students get primer on stranger safety

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.

Advocacy group breaks record for book donation

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.

West Bay students showcase skills

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.

West Bay primary students tour landfill

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.

Student council installed at Sir John A. Cumber

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.

West Bay students step into the future

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.

Students raise thousands for wells in Africa

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.

Primary students celebrate cultures of many countries

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School celebrated another successful International Night, this one with the theme "Passport to the World," on May 20.
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International Evening planned for school

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.

Bush: Give principals control over schools

Principals should be given control over school budgets and the hiring and firing of teachers, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush said Friday.

12 choirs perform at annual festival

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.

Donations give young readers a boost

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.

Visiting choir lifts hearts in West Bay

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.

Grassroots clinic brings out community

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.

Fun at the forefront for new school behavioral program

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.

West Bay women fight back

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.

Free self-defense class in West Bay

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.

Primary school selects new student leaders

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.

CARE welcomes pets at Sir John A. Cumber

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.”

Second teacher on required leave at West Bay primary school

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.

Reading buddies rewarded with field trip

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 students have a feast and a fair

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.

Students learn to properly care for their pets

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.

Volunteers help sort out primary school library

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.

Storyteller visits primary students

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.

Students learn about war, health at special presentations

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).

Caymanian youth get time on the course

Children ages 9 and 10 are learning the fundamentals of golf and etiquette of the game in the six-week Caymanian Youth Golf Program.

Rhythm workshop a hit at Sir John A. Cumber

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.

A fitting farewell for school music teacher

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.

Sir John A. Cumber students step up for Haiti

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.

Volunteer team helping out at Sir John A. Cumber

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.

Students tap into program about water

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.

EDITORIAL – Speaking up for West Bay’s schoolchildren

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?

Concern over mold at West Bay school

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.

Reading programs launch at Sir John A. Cumber

Volunteers and Sir John A. Cumber Primary School staff recently got together to kick off their popular literacy programs aimed at young readers.

Last weeks of school were action-packed

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.

Students steer drones in pilot program

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.

YMCA offers drone-inspired program

A drone-inspired program designed to educate and raise awareness of technology is being offered this month by YMCA Cayman.

Top Sir John A. Cumber students recognized

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.

Students raise money for wells in Africa

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.

West Bay students go for tennis

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.

West Bay youngsters spread sunshine

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.

Students take on Battle of the Books

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.

Sir John A. Cumber kids get golfing

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...

Exhibition tackles community issues through the arts

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.

Sir John A. Cumber athletes honored

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.

Primary school students tour Carnival exhibition

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.

West Bay students take part in Commonwealth Day march

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students participated in Commonwealth Day last week.

Ebanks family reunion draws a big gathering

Ellen Marie and James Albert had 10 children, 105 grandchildren, and now, many great-grandchildren, all indelibly marking their spot in Cayman’s history.

West Bay seniors celebrate the season

With close to 600 guests in attendance, it was a packed house at the annual Senior Citizens Social.

Book donations embrace bilingualism

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

Carli Lloyd wows youth at football camp

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.

Sir John A. Cumber Primary Christmas shows impress

The West Bay primary school holds its annual Christmas concerts.

New Sir John A. Cumber Student Council aims high

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.

How to make: Peppermint Candy

This recipe for peppermint candy was recently tested out by the students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay.

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.

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