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St. Ignatius principal departs after one term

St. Ignatius’ new principal Martin Nugent will not be returning for the upcoming term, administrators at the $12,000-a-year private school have confirmed.

Staff resignations hit St. Ignatius Catholic School

Seven members of staff have resigned from St. Ignatius Catholic School and at least two charitable donors have requested refunds of contributions to the school, following questions over the organisation’s financial records.

Updated: St. Ignatius under the microscope

St. Ignatius Catholic School has been served with a notice of non-compliance from the non-profit organisations’ registrar, who is seeking the production of the school’s financial records for review.

St. Ignatius students mark Remembrance Day

Students at St. Ignatius Catholic School marked Remembrance Day on Thursday.

Primary school football leagues return

Saturday morning excitement returned to primary school fields across Grand Cayman as the 2019 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons kicked off last weekend.

Pushing back on bullying problem

For one 12-year-old Cayman boy, the bullying at his school this past year had gotten so bad he could not take it any more. In the quiet of his bedroom, in desperation, he looped a shoelace around his neck and tightened it, trying to take his own life.

Robotics challenge creates a buzz

In a crowded sports hall, students whoop with delight as their classmates rack up another point to gain a knife-edge victory against an opposing team. For once it is not a basketball or soccer match that is generating this level of excitement, but an academic tournament.

First STEM teachers award winners announced

Teachers from Island Montessori and St. Ignatius High School were honoured Thursday night as the first recipients of the Minds Inspired STEM Teacher Award.

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.

St. Ignatius hosts Spring Fling

Staff and students at St. Ignatius Catholic School in George Town, along with many parents, got into the spirit of the season at the annual Spring Fling on Friday.

Debate team argues for repeat victory

Sadie Finch and Marin Hughes of Cayman International School defended their title Thursday night at the eighth Conyers Dill & Pearman Interschool Debate at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

Campaign launched to raise $1 million for new school gym

St. Ignatius Catholic School is hoping to raise $1 million in the next 18 months as the final financial piece in constructing a $5.5 million gymnasium, officials said.

YMCA holds Leaders for Youth conference

YMCA participants gathered at St. Ignatius Catholic School over the weekend for the 4th annual YMCA Leaders for Youth conference to learn from each other and to grow as leaders in the community.

Concert to feature international opera singer

St. Ignatius on Walkers Road is hosting a number of events this Christmas season, including a market, a night of music provided by its bands and singers, and a Christmas concert on Dec. 8 headlined by soprano Georgina Gatto Deosaran.

St. Ignatius prepares for Christmas concert

The St. Ignatius school bands and choirs are preparing for their Christmas concert next month.

Bazaar brings crafts to Cayman shoppers

Remember the old-time bazaars where you could stock up on unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and treats? Here’s your chance to relive the experience.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ opens at St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Catholic School’s spectacular musical production this year is “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Dart scholars on Ontario tour

Students taking part in the 2018 Dart Scholar program visited waste management and renewable energy facilities in Ontario, Canada, this summer.

School start times for fall semester

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

St. Ignatius graduates receive awards

St. Ignatius Catholic School Year 11 and 13 students celebrated their graduation in a packed Loyola Hall on Thursday, June 21. The 69 graduates received certificates reflecting their completion of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education or A Level programs.

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.

Schools get jingle fever

Cayman’s primary school children are literally singing the praises of recycling and waste reduction, with four schools submitting “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” jingles for an Earth Month competition hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.

Students raise funds for children’s heart health

Students from Little Trotters Farm & Nursery School and St. Ignatius Catholic School raised thousands of dollars for Hart for Hearts, the pediatric arm of Cayman Heart Fund.

Junior Batabano T-shirt design contest won by St. Ignatius student

The T-shirts that will be worn by staff, parents and volunteers at this Saturday’s Junior Batabano Street Parade were designed by 15-year-old St. Ignatius student Samruddhi Tagalpallewar, who won the carnival’s annual T-shirt design competition.

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.

St. Ignatius Spring Fling explodes with fun

St. Ignatius Catholic School’s annual Spring Fling featured a kaleidoscope of color on Friday, with fun hair colors and painted faces, along with plenty of food, prizes, games and live entertainment.
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Seven schools take part in debate

Seven schools from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took part in the Conyers Inter-Schools Debate Tournament earlier this month at St. Ignatius Catholic School.

After loss of baby, couple opens hearts to Cayman community

For Sean and Ailian Evans, it is the simple memories they will treasure the most – the first time their son Nolan saw the outside of a hospital room, his first Christmas, his first trip to the beach.

Teen’s artwork features at National Gallery

The artwork of Brandon Saunders, an 18-year-old student at St. Ignatius Catholic School, has been added to the permanent collection at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
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St. Ignatius takes Track and Field trophy at last

The 2017 Edition of the Private Schools Track and Field Championships held Friday, Dec. 8 at the Truman Bodden Stadium saw St. Ignatius Catholic School grabbing their first hold of the Murray Westerborg Trophy.

Secondary school spelling bee tied

After an epic duel and spellmaster Jessica Jackson running out of words, the Lions Club Spelling Bee Competition at Red Bay Church of God ended in a tie on Thursday.

‘Addams Family’ musical opens at St. Ignatius

The St. Ignatius Catholic School is frightfully excited to announce the staging of this year’s production, “The Addams Family.” This new musical features an original story that has all the elements of every father’s nightmare.
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Student investors chasing $2,500 prize

If you pay attention, Brian Williams told a group of high school students last Thursday, the stock market can be part of your everyday life.

St. Ignatius triumphs in opening rally

The youngsters from St. Ignatius Catholic School opened the 2017 CUC Primary Football League season with a bang on Saturday at the Annex field as they took home the opening rally title, defeating Red Bay Primary 2-1 in the final, organizers said in a press release.

Cayman boys soccer team undefeated in US tour

School and club rivalries were set aside temporarily by a group of 10 boys who came together as a Cayman Select Under-11 team to challenge a variety of clubs in North Carolina in early July.

68 St. Ignatius School graduates celebrate at June commencement

St. Ignatius Catholic School Year 11 and 13 students celebrated their graduation during a standing-room-only ceremony in Loyola Hall on June 22.

St. Ignatius student receives iPad for quiz result

Sarah Harrison, a Year 10 student from St. Ignatius Catholic School, recently received an iPad Air 2 from Jude Scott, chief executive officer of Cayman Finance, as a reward for knowledge and skill.

St. Ignatius students win Saxon Investment Club Challenge

A team of four students from St. Ignatius Catholic School won the eighth annual Saxon Investment Club Challenge for local high school and college students.

‘You have made a difference’: Students’ donations help Syrian refugees

Karyn Thomas gave presentations at local schools, speaking about the Syrian crisis, which has resulted in the flight of millions of people into neighboring countries and beyond, highlighted the support from Cayman.

St. Ignatius musicians heading to Scotland

Students in St. Ignatius Catholic School's concert and jazz bands will travel to the UK, taking in sights, as well as musical performances ranging from musical theater to opera, in London, Glasgow, the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh.

YMCA community gathers for second annual training session

More than 130 staff, volunteers and supporters took part in the YMCA’s second annual Leaders for Youth conference on Friday and Saturday. The conference, held at St. Ignatius Catholic School in George Town, offered up two days of learning to the participants to support the YMCA’s work.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ on stage at St. Ignatius

Anyone familiar with beloved hit musicals will be familiar with the classic “Annie Get Your Gun.” The show features a host of toe-tapping songs and great action, as it is set back in the days of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at St. Ignatius Catholic School from Nov. 24-26.

Cayman Finance celebrates student education, work program

The second year of the Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Programme has concluded after nine weeks of workshops and mentor sessions and a four-week work placement component.

Dart awards two student scholarships

Olympian Florence Allan is one of two recipients of the Minds Inspired William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship, along with Stephanie Gunby.

St. Ignatius graduation marks many accomplishments

It was standing room only at Loyola Hall for the St. Ignatius Catholic School Year 11 and 13 graduation ceremony.

Drama emerges over school’s exam error

“Oh! it is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t.”

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.

Cooking up kitchen skills

Year 13 students at St. Ignatius heading to university next year recently got a chance to learn some practical culinary skills at a special cooking class.

Young Musician of the Year title awarded to flutist

Following a night of stiff competition at the ninth Annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year competition, 16-year-old flutist and St. Ignatius Catholic School student, Daniela Granados was selected as this year’s top musician.

Cayman in Focus: Junior Batabano takes to the roads

A week before the main Batabano carnival, students donned headdresses, beads and elaborate costumes for the Neverland-themed Junior Batabano parade, Saturday

St. Ignatius donates to Hospice

St. Ignatius Catholic School presented $1,500 to Cayman HospiceCare on Thursday, April 28 as part of the charity’s yearly ‘Big Bash’ event.

Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius shine at squash competition

This season’s Maples Schools Squash Competition was dominated by Cayman Prep and High School and St. Ignatius.

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.

Students inspire Christmas stamp designs

Designs by Cayman Islands students are featured on the latest issue of Christmas stamps from the postal service.

'Star Wars' opens to a packed house

The long-awaited “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie opened to a packed house Friday evening at Camana Bay.

Cayman Prep are champions again

Cayman Prep and High School retained its hold on the Murray Westerborg and Big Schools Trophies at the 2015 Private Schools Track and Field Championships this week at the Truman Bodden Stadium.

St. Ignatius students excel in inter-schools debates

High school students Naomi Harris and Finley McDougall from St. Ignatius Catholic School won the inaugural Conyers Inter-Schools Debate Tournament last week in a tightly contested event.

Shakespeare on stage at St. Ignatius Catholic School

Shakespeare fans should buy their tickets now for the St. Ignatius Catholic School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opening on Nov. 19.

Business in brief

KPMG renews partnership with St. Ignatius; Walkers welcomes two new articled clerks; Harneys adds lawyer to litigation team; Restructuring and insolvency expert joins Mourant Ozannes; ‘Walk for the Cure’ sees big response

27 Cayman students win essay awards

Twenty-seven students from the Cayman Islands won awards in the Royal Commonwealth Society’s “Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition” this year.

Congratulations to Cayman's young scholars

Let us devote a moment to recognizing excellence among the young people of the Cayman Islands.

Cayman student beats thousands in essay competition

Martina Watler, 13, a student at St. Ignatius Catholic School, has been named junior runner-up in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015, from among 7,200 junior entries, and will be invited to Buckingham Palace to accept her prize.

Students receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Eighty teens and young adults have been awarded for their efforts after two years of work in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.

Students awarded for excellence

Tameka Cox and Althea Miller are the recipients of a “Pursuit of Excellence” award for the 2014-15 school year.

PE teachers get professional development workout

Fourteen physical education teachers from public and private primary schools under their PE training last week.

Business in brief

A roundup of local business briefs.

Students rise to math challenge

Students of Cayman's high schools take part in the Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge.

O'Dea chosen Young Musician of the Year

Conor O’Dea, an 18-year-old student at St. Ignatius Catholic School, is Butterfield’s Young Musician of the Year for 2015.

Commonwealth essay winners celebrated

Twenty-eight primary and high school students who won prizes in the Royal Commonwealth Society 2014 essay competition were presented with awards at Government House last week.

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.

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.

Juniors focus on net gains

Cayman’s impressive band of junior tennis players are warming up for this year’s second PwC open junior tournament this weekend.

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