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Words of Inspiration
You are the One from Whom
every family derives its origin.
Grant that, in keeping with Your glorious riches
we may be strengthened with power
through the Spirit
for the development of our inner selves.
Help us to develop our natural potentialities
to the full
while at the same time growing in Your likeness
to Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen
New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book
A word from the School Manager:
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Sr. Borgia Elementary School,
As we approach the end of another school year we would like to say congratulations and thank you to the entire Sister Borgia Elementary School Family for a job well done, since this school year had lots of new developments which we are happy for and are still working on.
To our group 8 graduating, class you have come to the end of your elementary school life journey. Continue doing your best in secondary school life level. Always remember what you put in is what you will get out.
To the other students of the school, “Congratulations you have been promoted to a new grade!”. You can be proud of yourself for all the hard work you did.
To the students who have not been promoted, see this as a learning experience. You will be much stronger next year and will pass with flying colours.
We say farewell to Tr. Geanne, Tr. Jenifer, Tr. Francesca, Tr. Nikisha, Tr. Romillia, Tr. Marlonie, Tr. Vanessa, Tr. Brown & Mr. Clinton. We wish you all lots of success.
I would like to wish each and every one a well-deserved vacation and see you in the new school year. School starts back on Monday, August 15th, 2016.
Office Hours at the Sr. Borgia Elementary School
July 6-12 from 8:00 – 2:00
July 13 – 31 CLOSED
August 1 – 5 CLOSED
August 8 – 10 from 8:00 – 3:00
To close off this dynamic school year we will be having our Promotion Day this year on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016.
We will start off the promotion day with an award ceremony under our gazebo for students, reading parents, PTA members and volunteers of the school.
After the award ceremony we will return to our class and have a break. After the second break the students will be visiting their new class to experience what their new class would be like for the new school year.
You are more than welcome to come and join us on this fun event day.
Afternoon School registration
There will be an online registration for Afternoon school for the upcoming school year 2016-2017. Afternoon school begins on August 15th, 2016.
Below is the link to register online.
Every Friday from April 1st, 2016 until June 24, 2016 the students are allowed to come dressed on Fridays in jeans (long blue jeans). The cost to wear the jeans will be $1.-. The jeans should be in line with our regular rules. If your child rather wear the school's uniform that is not a problem.
Keeping you informed- Updates-Click the link(s) below:
PBS: What is PBS?
News in a nutshell: June 2016
Religion: Ordinary Time
Students Care: 50 Activities For Children When There Is No School
Gallery - School year 2015-2016: Science Fair June 2016
Have a great week.
Foundation Catholic Education St. Maarten recognizes regular, purposeful homework as an essential component of the instructional process in all Catholic schools. Homework is an integral factor in fostering the academic achievement of students and in extending school activities into the home and the community.
Regular homework provides opportunities for developmental practice, drill, the application of skills already learned, the development of independent study skills, enrichment activities, and self-discipline. Homework should provide reinforcement and extension of class instruction, and should serve as a basis for further study and preparation for future class assignments.
In light of the major purposes for homework, it is not to be assigned as punishment for students for disciplinary reasons.
No homework will be given in groups one and two.
1. Keep my eyes open
Sometimes we notice that something does not feel right with a child but we get distracted. We are all very busy, it’s true. We have great pressures and responsibilities pulling us in too many directions. The child who seems a little ‘off’, not himself, snappy or more quiet than usual is trying to tell us something. But it is easy to tuck this information away in a back pocket and only realize that something is wrong when a crisis occurs. We then think back and recognize that the signs were there, we were just too preoccupied to pay attention.
Don’t allow problems with your child to fester and grow. Open your eyes and observe if a child seems sad, withdrawn, distant, more moody than usual, or angry. Recognize if there seems to be greater confrontation between this child and siblings, if friends stop calling or coming over, or if the child can’t seem to find his place in school. Because before you know it, half the year can go by and what could have been a small problem has now become a ‘situation’ that requires major time and investment and causes terrible aggravation.