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All passenger flights in and out of Cayman will be suspended for 3 weeks.

Overseas scholarship students urged to register

The Scholarship Secretariat is advising all scholarship students who intend to travel off island to attend university in September to register with the government's Emergency Travel site.

Environmental summer internships open

Students who want to help protect turtle nests, survey coral reefs and find out more about and help with environmental issues on Grand Cayman may have an opportunity to do so this summer.

Young Triple C students busy with STEM projects

An elementary program at Triple C School is using hands-on learning to introduce young students to science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM.

Cleaners, security staff to be school role models

Cleaners, bus wardens and security guards are joining a school-wide effort to improve student behavior at John Gray High School.

Math performance blamed for dip in exam results

Cayman saw a slight dip in exam performance nationally in the 2015/16 academic year, with fewer students gaining five “good passes,” including math and English, at the end of their school careers.

Primary Football League: Sir John A. Cumber edges out Truth For Youth

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary Under-11 boys made it three wins out of three with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Truth For Youth School during the third round of the CUC Primary Football League regular season on Oct. 22 at the West Bay Town Hall field.

Students experience statistics in action

Students at West Bay’s Wesleyan Christian Academy recently had the opportunity to experience statistics in action.

New benches offer a friendly space

Two colorfully decorated friendship benches made their debut this month at Cayman Prep. Designed by students, the benches were unveiled during the Friday school assembly...

‘Interventions’ aim to lift reading ability

Interventions helped 86 percent of Year 1 students in the public school system meet the expected literacy level for their age group in the last academic year – the first time the intensive intervention program has been used in Cayman’s schools.

For some children, maritime careers a hard sell

At a session on seafaring at George Town Primary School on Tuesday, students were introduced to career opportunities in the maritime industry. Jobs in the sector are adventurous and well paid, the Year 6 students were told.

Wesleyan inducts staff for school year

Six former Wesleyan Christian Academy graduates have joined the school’s staff this year.

‘Partnership schools’ on back burner

A recommendation to introduce U.K.-style academy schools run by boards of business leaders, parents and former students is off the agenda for now, according to Education Minister Tara Rivers.

Officials: ‘No school paper shortage’

Government insists there is no shortage of basic resources like paper, printer toner and pencils in public schools.

Officials: Holding failing students back is ineffective

Holding failing students back a year simply does not work, education officials said Monday as they outlined plans to expand literacy and numeracy interventions for children struggling to meet expected standards for their age.

Back-to-school giveaway draws crowd

Airport park was a hive of activity on Sunday, as parents and children enjoyed a back-to-school giveaway hosted by the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

New plan to deal with school disorder

Cayman’s public schools are adopting a new U.S.-style management system to deal with disorderly behavior in class.

Church raises $8,000 for students

A fish fry held by the Community Services Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in George Town raised more than $8,000 to help pay the back-to-school expenses of nearly four dozen students on island.

Cayman Connection UK hosts students

Cayman Connection UK held its third annual reception last month, attracting more than 60 students, government officials and private sector members.

17 students intern with Immigration Department

Seventeen college and high school students traded in their summer break for some work experience with the government since July 4, providing them with practical work experience and training.

2016 Orientation Dates for Government Schools

School orientation begins this week.

Cadet Corps recruitment drive under way

The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps is seeking cadets and adult leaders on Grand Cayman and the Brac for the new school year.

Bloomberg: A college degree just might get you a side job

A lot of Americans are doing work on the side these days. This is not apparent in the monthly employment data, which showed only 4.6 percent of workers holding multiple jobs in June, down from more than 6 percent in the mid-1990s.

New ‘Proud of Them’ recipients announced

Twelve young people with strong academic, community service, sports and culture accomplishments were named as the latest honorees of the Proud of Them campaign Wednesday.

$1.6M for overseas scholarships

The government is funding $1.6 million in scholarships for Caymanian students to study overseas in the coming school year.

Bible school highlights the Holy Spirit

Children attending a week of Vacation Bible school at New Testament Church of God in East End are exploring “Fruits of the Holy Spirit” – love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.

Student ‘overjoyed’ to be attending Princeton

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Whittaker will be packing his bags soon to attend Princeton University, one of eight Ivy League schools in the United States.

New books for old

In exchange for used books, DHL Express Cayman is offering to hand over up to 700 new composition books to students.

Heritage Arts program wraps up

More than 400 certificates and 15 trophies were awarded to Year 6 students who completed the Heritage Arts Program over the past 10 months.

Kids’ signs spruce up nature trail

Students from Prospect Primary School recently offered up some artistic new additions to the Cayman Turtle Farm’s Blue Hole Nature Trail.

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.

Triple C celebrates class of 2016

Triple C’s commencement celebrations marked a notable year of achievement and excellence.

Proud of Them nominations close in a week

There is one week left before the nominations period closes for the Proud of Them award scheme.

Students check out high-tech navigation

Students recently discovered a novel way to navigate George Town harbor.

Students bound for Norway, US, China

Three Caymanian students have been selected to study for their International Baccalaureate diplomas abroad.

Stricter school dress code considered

Cayman Islands public schools will consider a stricter dress code for students, following a review this year.

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.

International food festival raises funds for St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius church hosted an international food festival Saturday night to raise funds for its planned adoration chapel.

Students intern at Pinnacle Media

Three Cayman Academy students are gaining work experience at Pinnacle Media this summer.

New exhibition celebrates budding artists

A new exhibition featuring work from young artists from across the Cayman Islands opened to a packed house last week.

Caymanian students promoted in Canada

Three Caymanian students studying abroad have been appointed to leadership roles for the 2016-2017 academic year at the Trinity College School in Ontario, Canada.

East End athlete meets Bolt in Jamaica

A young athlete from East End recently had the chance to meet track and field star Usain Bolt in Jamaica.

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.

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.

Turtle farm summer special for school groups

School groups looking for a fun end-of-the-year outing are being welcomed by the Cayman Turtle Farm’s End of Term Summer special. The offer is open to all Cayman schools throughout June.

Behind-the-scenes adventure at the florist

The Celebrations floral room was extra busy recently, filled with excited chatter and giggles from a group of young Cayman International School students.

Choir contest roars to climactic finale at Lions Centre

Nine school choirs have been selected as finalists in the Lions Club of Grand Cayman Youth Choir competition 2016.

‘Fame’ musical set to be a sellout

With final preparations for the opening night of “Fame the Musical Jr.” at the Prospect Playhouse, excitement is building for the young cast from the Musicians Ltd. School of Music and Performing Arts.

Bolt visits the Brac

Olympian Usain Bolt caused a sensation on the Brac last week as the star athlete paid a visit to the island on his way to Grand Cayman, where he was competing in a race at the Cayman Invitational.

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.

‘Mummeh Mia!’ musical coming to Harquail Theatre

The Sunrise Adult Training Centre’s spring concert, “Mummeh Mia!: The Barcadere Beckons” will be taking place at the Harquail Theatre on May 18.

The 15-mile journey

A large and enthusiastic group of young people recently traveled a total of 15 miles, hiking district to district to bring the participants one...

Tournament a showcase for creativity

Teamwork was a key factor in Cayman’s second annual Destination Imagination tournament held recently at the Cayman International School.

District students take action for Earth Day

Doing their part for the planet on Earth Day, Year 5 students at Edna M. Moyle Primary School in North Side took the opportunity to educate their fellow students about the serious issue of waste, advocating for the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.

Students receive donated violins

An appeal for stringed instruments for talented young musicians tugged at the heartstrings of donors who have supplied students with 10 new violins.

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.

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

Young science fair contestants impress

With projects ranging from biology to physics and everything in between, young science students recently wowed judges with their impressive efforts at the Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair.

John Gray prefects complete their tenure

Thirty-five Year 11 students have completed their year-long tenure as prefects of the John Gray High School class of 2016.

Savannah school crossing sign flattened

A lighted pedestrian crossing sign in front of Savannah Primary School has been knocked down, less than a month after it was installed.

Students find inspiration in flotsam

The student artists in the National Gallery’s Walkers Art Club at Spot Bay Primary School recently focused their creative skills on turning found objects into eye-catching artwork.

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.

Workplace sneak peek

Getting firsthand experience of working in the financial services sector, six students ages 13-17 from John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools recently spent the day at DMS Offshore Investment Services.

Recycling program collects 21,000 phone directories

The Cayman Islands Yellow Pages has collected more than 21,000 used phone directories through its annual Yellow2Green recycling program, organizers said.

Math challenges high school students

More than 100 students from all eight high schools in the Cayman Islands competed at the annual Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge at the University College of the Cayman Islands on April 14 and 15.

Young Caymanian selected to attend New York music workshop

A 19-year-old clarinetist is the latest musician in Cayman to be chosen to attend summer music workshop at the renowned Luzerne Music Center in New York.

Miss Nadine’s celebrates International Day

The children of Miss Nadine’s preschool took a trip around the world recently at their annual International Day celebrations.

Bodden Town Primary students set off on reading adventure

On a recent morning, Bodden Town Primary students were very excited to find out how Silly Sally got to dance a jig with a pig, to learn all about a mouse named Meg and to find out how spilled milk changes into a rabbit.

Appreciating women in Little Cayman

Students were on hand as the Little Cayman Baha’i community marked International Women’s Day with an event at Blossom Village Park last month

Cayman celebrates ‘Week of the Young Child’

To mark the international “Week of the Young Child” starting this weekend, the Cayman Islands Early Childhood Association is hosting a conference Saturday followed by a full week of activities focused on preschool-age learning.

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