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Anegada 'star students' honoured for positive behaviour

- as part of behavioural management initiative
The two 'star students' making the news at this time are Kimoyah Smith (right) and Alexander Wheatley. Photo: Provided
Kimoyah Smith loves to read, even though her favourite subjects are Mathematics and Science. Photo: Provided
Kimoyah Smith loves to read, even though her favourite subjects are Mathematics and Science. Photo: Provided
Aiming for the prize? Star student Alexander Wheatley's favourite subject is Mathematics. Photo: Provided
Aiming for the prize? Star student Alexander Wheatley's favourite subject is Mathematics. Photo: Provided
Grade 3 teacher at Claudia Creque Educational Centre (right) on Anegada, Ms Candia Mc Farlane (left). Photo: Provided
Grade 3 teacher at Claudia Creque Educational Centre (right) on Anegada, Ms Candia Mc Farlane (left). Photo: Provided
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Good behaviour is always admirable and rewarding and Grade 3 students of Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada are learning exactly that.

According to Grade 3 teacher Ms Candia Mc Farlane, a behavioural management tool, referred to as Class Dojo, is being used for her students in which they are rewarded with points at the end of the day for positive and or negative behaviours.

To be a star student, the student must consistently be 'student of the week' for at least 3 consecutive weeks, with high scores.

As a result, students are rewarded in different ways.

One of the ways of rewarding the students is having them in the local news for their achievement. The initiative has also received the blessings of School Principal Ms Tonya Phillip as well as parents of Grade 3 students, Ms Mc Farlane told Virgin Islands News Online.

Meet Kimoyah Smith & Alexander Wheatley

The two 'star students' making the news at this time are Kimoyah Smith and Alexander Wheatley.

Smith and Wheatley have been active in ensuring they secure the highest points each week, and they have both maintained the student of the week status for the past month and a half. That includes following classroom rules, participating in all class activities, being prepared, and active listening.

"Today, we want them to feel that the journey of hard work and positive attitude can take them beyond the Anegada horizon and it will also encourage other students not only to excel in competition, but to continue to exercise good leadership skills and positive behaviour in their classes. It is said 'your attitude not your aptitude,will determine your altitude,'" Ms Mc Farlane stated.

Kimoyah Smith is the daughter of Kerbin Smith and Shenelle Vanterpool. During an interview with Kimoyah, she said "I enjoy reading," noting; however, that Mathematics and Science are her favourite subjects.

Kimoyah is a strong believer that education is the key to success and would like to encourage other children to believe the same. She also believes it is important to obey your teachers and parents at all times. Kimoyah was overwhelmed when she learnt that her reward would be an article about her in the local news. Her response was "I feel like a queen."

Alexander Wheatley is the son of Lawrence and Harella Wheatley. Alexander's favourite subject is Mathematics. Alexandar went for "the jugular" to ensure he met all his classroom expectations.

"I believe he has worked consistently at challenging Kimoyah and has not failed at winning any of his battle," Ms Fc Farlane said.

Alexander's favourite line to his peers is: "Teacher says stop saying you cannot and try, so try your best and you will get it."

"Congratulations to our class Dojo Champions and also their parents. We also would like to acknowledge the other students who keep striving," Ms Mc Farlane added.

20 Responses to “Anegada 'star students' honoured for positive behaviour”

  • Beverly Hodge Smith (17/12/2017, 15:34) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Moya! Grandma is very proud of you. Do keep up the good work and continue reaching for the stars!
  • parent (17/12/2017, 15:53) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my this warms my heart
  • BVI STRONG (17/12/2017, 16:16) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    good move we just hope funny man do not take credit for this, as he had zero to do with it
    • @ bvi strong (17/12/2017, 17:28) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
      Keep Myron out of you all mouths he will not be the highest vote getter next time but sure will be in one of the four now winning at large candidates. go smoke that.

      Congratulations to students and teachers
      • @ bvi strong (17/12/2017, 22:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please I saw her in vg yesterday giving out ham and turkey I took 2 but still not getting my vote
  • well done (17/12/2017, 16:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job to everyone who played a part in making this happen! Job well done kids.
  • Joel (17/12/2017, 16:45) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great initiative by the teacher! A great teacher can have a powerful influence on a child, especially in stirring up that hunger to succeed and to strive for excellence. Keep inspiring these students Miss Mc Farlane. Keep giving your best at all times, students.
  • apple pie (17/12/2017, 17:28) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    love to see these positive stories in a time when everyone is so depressed and grumpy
  • Danny (17/12/2017, 18:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's an amazing thing when young minds are conditioned properly. This duty falls to those who care. Miss McFarlane has used her expertise, remarkable innovation and her sense of caring and duty to provide such an amazing platform for those young minds. Congratulations to the 2 students and their families on their award.
  • pat (17/12/2017, 19:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud and pleased with this, kudos to both teacher and students.

    Excellence upwards
  • Tracy (17/12/2017, 19:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well Done Candia.
  • Ms. Diva (17/12/2017, 21:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now this is wonderful news.
  • Teacher E (17/12/2017, 21:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos to the kids. Kudos Ms Mc. Farlane for ensuring that this story made the news. This will definitely prove to be a tactful form of motivation to keep the kids well behaved subsequently producing good citizens.
  • Nerisia (17/12/2017, 21:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations to the grade 3 students . keep up the good work. and to the teacher Ms Mc Farlane continue to instill in these kids the morals and values thats you grew up with. something our kids are lacking today . You are doing a great job keep it up.
  • Jackey (17/12/2017, 22:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow this is amazing. I love this idea Miss McFarlane. Promoting great behaviour augurs well for academic achievement.
  • Trini Friend (18/12/2017, 03:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to the students and Teacher Candid. Have the pleasure of knowing you personally,and when it comes to your students you go all out.May God continue to bless you with all you have to teach the children.
  • my passion (18/12/2017, 09:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love it great news. Need more news like this everyday vino. Go out and search for it daily
  • BAH (18/12/2017, 10:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bah
  • nana (18/12/2017, 11:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goooo Lex!!! I am sooooo proud of you!!!!!! Keep up the GREAT work!
  • ................................ (19/12/2017, 02:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow these comments are a love fess


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