During the last week of August a new captain, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, took the helm of Abaco Central High School. Outgoing and dynamic, the new Principal seems to have the right personality to take over the leadership of the most crowded high school on Abaco.
Previously occupying the position of Senior Master at R N Bailey, one of the largest high schools in The Bahamas, Mr. Ferguson is used to the challenges presented by a populated school.
His first short term goals, he tells us, will be to improve on the students’ academic performance and to address discipline problems. The new principal would like to see an increase in the overall GPA. To implement new measures to that effect, he intends to hold a general testing at the beginning of the school year to assess the academic level of the students. That will be followed by a mid-term testing around March or April, accompanied by a progress report.
To support students in their daily learning, he will establish a tutoring program which will offer help to students having difficulties understanding certain topics.
On a practical side, he would like to have a proper computer lab up and running. Keeping the school band performing and organizing a strong sports program are also part of Mr. Ferguson immediate objectives.
So far three new teachers have joined Abaco Central High School’s faculty: Michaela Thompson will teach Religious Studies, Hermina Selvan from Costa Rica will teach Spanish and Audley Dean, a former student of the Principal, will coach Physical Education.
More information will follow after the start of the school year on September 3.