By Bishop Ken Carroll
On Friday, March 13, the new Preschool Unit was officially opened in Fox Town. Many turned out for the momentous occasion to experience the historical event at 10:00 am. The Preschool plaque was unveiled by the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Mrs. Yolanda Curry – Principal of Fox Town Primary School.
Fox Town Primary was originally built in 1945 starting with only five students. Though enrollment is still not as large as Central Abaco schools, the new Preschool is the foundation for the future.
There are currently thirteen preschoolers under the direction of Austine Mills and Rafaletta Russell.
Yolanda Curry, Principal of Fox Town primary School, officially welcomed those in attendance, and highlighted, with great enthusiasm, that the journey to success starts with the basics of early education.
Her welcome was followed by a special selection by the Fox Town Primary School Choir, smartly dress in their school uniforms sang. They sand “The Greatest Love of All” directed by
Lillian Wells – School Librarian / School Choir Director
Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco, confidently pointed out that this opening will provide the young students with the groundwork and the opportunity to become great leaders of tomorrow. He reiterated the Bahamian Government’s investment in education.
The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald indicated in his address that the government is committed
in offering a holistic education for all children throughout the islands of The Bahamas. He thanked the Mills and Odell Construction Companies for their efforts in completing the school and playgrounds.
He also emphasized the important role which parents are expected to play in the cognitive development of children, and he finished by saying he was honoured to see the educational expansion in Little Abaco.
Dr. Lenora Black, Abaco District Superintendent, brought the vote of thanks. She acknowledged those in attendance, especially those from the various government offices including the Local Government, for their assistance in making the event successful. She also gave kudos to those persons who helped bring the institution to where it stands today, including the past principles and revered gentlemen whose prayers did not go unanswered, including Senior Pastor Rev. Ezekiel McIntosh.