All students of the Enis Adams and Althea Scatliffe primary schools will now be able to attend full day sessions of classes after the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) agreed to allow the Ministry of Education to use their facility until December.
This decision comes two weeks after the announcement by the Minister for Education Honourable Sharie De Castro who at the time of her statement said a decision was made for the students of the Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) to adopt a hybrid system of learning while infrastructure works continue on the second floor of the school’s building.
However, during her subsequent statement on Wednesday, September 7, the minister revealed that several concerns were raised about the decision made by the ministry to allow for classes to operate simultaneously with the construction works.
She said, “Several persons in attendance expressed concerns about the plan, particularly about having a section of students attend half day while the building was being completed. With advice from the principals, the Ministry of Education approached the leadership of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church in an effort to secure additional space for the school to use.”
“I am pleased to report that the CGBBC graciously agreed to allow for the use of the Annex which includes classrooms and a hall for the period of 12th September to 9th December, while the second-floor classrooms at the EAPS site are under construction,” she added.
Thanks to the new arrangement all students from the Enis Adams Primary School and Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) will now be able to attend full-day sessions during the construction period.
“With this arrangement, two grade five and three grade six groups will be stationed at the Cane Garden Bay Church Annex from 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. One Administrator and a senior teacher will oversee this section of the school during this time. All classes, including Music, P.E. and Spanish will take place there,” de Castro stated.
“All other students will attend classes at the Enis Adams campus from 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. Classes will begin on 12th September for both locations,” the minister added.
The education minister further said that transportation will be provided from the Festival Grounds in Road Town to the school and the church facility daily.
She said the drop off time will be 8:00 a.m. and pick-up time 3: 50 p.m.