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November, 2017

  • 3 November

    Teachers in Abaco District Attend Professional Development Exercise

    The Department of Education’s Abaco District presented its Teachers’ Professional Development Exercise last week. The school-based session was held on Oct. 25, while the district-wide exercise was held on Oct. 26 at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) under the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) theme: “Understanding the Whole Picture: Imaging the …

October, 2017

  • 11 October

    Scholastic Institute Offers Second Chance at High School Diploma

    On December 20, 2017, eight adult students will graduate from a fifteen month course with the Scholastic Institute. They will be awarded a General Education High School Diploma.

September, 2017

  • 1 September

    Abaco Educator Participating in US State Department Program for Civic Engagement

    Ms. Rayette McDonald, an elementary school teacher and youth mentor, has been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) entitled, “Advancing and Sustaining Civic Engagement” which will take place September 11-29th in the United States. On August 18, Ms. McDonald visited the U.S. Embassy and met with …

July, 2017

  • 13 July

    Seminar Focuses on Connecting Literacy, Technology, Special Education and Mental Health

    Four members of the faculty of Social & Educational Studies at the University of The Bahamas came to Abaco to conduct a two-day workshop for local teachers.

June, 2017

  • 14 June

    Paul Knowles Honoured as Teacher of the Year during Special Assembly

    Under the theme: “A Teacher of Excellence: Rewarding Service Beyond Self,” Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) Teacher Paul G. Knowles received twofold honour as Teacher of the Year during a special assembly on May 31.

March, 2017

  • 16 March

    Nursing Cadet Programme Aims to Expand Field

    The Ministry of Health resumed the Nursing Cadet Programme in 2000 because of the shortage of nurses. The program is a recruitment strategy. It targets high school students in grades 10-12 who are interested in the nursing field.

  • 16 March

    Studies in China Open a World of Culture for Abaco Student

    "It was a wonderful experience for me and I have great memories and many friendships that I have made. It was harder for me to come back home as I found the culture shock much greater coming home than it was to going to China. Abaco is such a big contrast."

November, 2016

  • 10 November

    BTVI Grants Scholarships

    The newly opened vocational school awarded seven scholarships to persons taking up sewing classes at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) on October 28. North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, was on hand for the brief ceremony as he noted that one of his main desires was to see BTVI …

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    District Superintendent Evaluates Changes and Challenges Facing the New School Year

    “Educate Students to Create Long Time Learners” is the District of Education’s theme for this school year. In order to actualize this theme, a National Administrator’s Conclave is to walk through a series of training sessions to become familiar with the McRel Balance Leadership Program. A program created to have leaders in education being able to adapt to an ever changing environment that requires higher expectations, greater accountability, rapid increase in information, public scrutiny, and work overload.

August, 2016

  • 10 August

    FRIENDS Ecosystems Camps Teach Love of Environment and Fishing Skills

    Summer is here and with it a multitude of restless children waiting to be entertained with interesting projects and new learning experiences. For the past ten years, Friends of the Environment, Abaco’s environmental education organization, has been offering children’s camps to awaken their interest in preserving Abaco’s delicate environment and …