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St. Georges cops top students at Primary Five Examinations

364 passes out of 419 at 2012 examination
Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn disclosed the results of the 2012 Primary Five Examination yesterday June 22, 2012 where over 80% passes has been recorded in the Territory. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The top students of the Territory at this year’s Primary Five Examinations are from the St. Georges Primary School.

They are Solene Seaman and Brandon Kartick who are the highest achievers in the primary five exams and were congratulated by Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn when the results were announced yesterday June 22, 2012.

This year, a total of 419 students sat the Primary five exams; 364 were successful and 55 students were unsuccessful.

The following is the breakdown of all primary five exam takers.

Jost Van Dyke

• Jost Van Dyke Primary had five students sitting the exams, three were successful and two students were unsuccessful.

Anegada

• Claudia Creque Educational Centre Primary division had 7 students sitting the exams and all 7 students were successful.

Virgin Gorda

• Assembly of God Cornerstone had nine students sitting the exams, seven were successful and two students were unsuccessful.

• Valley Day School had two students sitting the exams and all two were successful.

• Little Rainbow School had five students sitting the exams, four were successful and one student was unsuccessful.

• St. Mary’s School had three students sitting the exams and all three students were successful.

• Robinson O’Neal Memorial had 18 students sitting the exams, 17 were successful and one student was unsuccessful.

• Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary division had 27 students sitting the exams, 22 were successful and five

students were unsuccessful.

Tortola

• Agape Total Life Academy had seven students sitting the exams and all seven were successful.

• Alexandrina Maduro Primary had 14 students sitting the exams, 13 were successful and one student was unsuccessful.

• Althea Scatliffe Primary had 107 students sitting the exams, 93 were successful and 14 students were unsuccessful.

• BVI Seventh Day Adventist Primary had 23 students sitting the exams, 22 were successful and one student was unsuccessful.

• Ebenezer Thomas Primary had 19 students sitting the exams, 16 were successful and three students were unsuccessful.

• Enis Adams Primary had 24 students sitting the exams, 14 were successful and 10 students were unsuccessful.

• First Impressions had seven students sitting the exams and all seven were successful.

• Francis Lettsome Primary had 20 students sitting the exams, 19 were successful and 1 student was unsuccessful.

• Isabella Morris Primary had 13 students sitting the exams, eight were successful and five students were unsuccessful.

• Ivan Dawson Primary had 15 students sitting the exams, 13 were successful and two students were unsuccessful.

• Joyce Samuel Primary had 16 students sitting the exams, 14 were successful and two students were unsuccessful.

• Leonora Delville Primary had 19 students sitting the exams, 15 were successful and four students were unsuccessful.

• St. Georges Primary had 31 students sitting the exams and all 31 were successful.

• And Willard Wheatley Primary had 28 students sitting the exams, 27 were successful and one student was unsuccessful.

In a statement issued by Minister Walwyn, he offered congratulations to all principals, teachers and staff of all primary schools. “I would however, like to extend special congratulations to the principals, teachers, staff and parents of six schools in our territory in which all students were successful in the primary five exams. Those schools were, Claudia Creque Educational Centre, St. Georges Primary, Valley Day School, Agape Total Life Academy, St. Mary’s School and First Impressions. It should be especially noted that First Impressions with their first cohort of primary five exam students, all seven students attained a grade one pass.”

To the students who be moving on to high school, the Minister congratulated them and assured them that high school will be a memorable time in their lives. “You will make new friends, learn new ideas, and discover what you really would like to be when you grow up. The same study habits you had while preparing for the primary five exams, I encourage you to maintain those habits so that you will become successful throughout secondary education and be adequately prepared for life.”

To the 55 students and their parents that were unsuccessful in this year’s exams, Minister Walwyn reaffirmed his commitment as Minister of Education and the entire government’s commitment to find better opportunities to teach all students and to provide equitable education for all the young people in the Territory.

22 Responses to “St. Georges cops top students at Primary Five Examinations”

  • paper girl (23/06/2012, 11:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to all
  • black boy (23/06/2012, 12:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    now now now pople we need an investigation into this LOW pass rate yall
  • nnnnnn (23/06/2012, 13:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to Enis Adams Primary not good at all.
    • yellow man (23/06/2012, 17:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      the education system has clearly gone backwards under Myron...somehting gone wrong!!!
      • ... (24/06/2012, 06:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Don't let politics blind you. When the children sat those exams the new Minister was only in office for less than six months. Preparation for Primary 5 starts in class four and earlier. The entire system needs and overhaul, instead of lowering standards and inflating pass rates as was done in the past.
        • Strupes (25/06/2012, 07:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          And please lets not forget the phrase "for only six months" for now on in. Not only when it's convenient
    • loosers (23/06/2012, 17:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Enis Adams and Isbella Morris mek me shame..up there need a shake-up
    • Think on it !!!!!! (23/06/2012, 18:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I know Enis Adams this year was awful our reputation is ruined
    • best boy in a cless (15/07/2014, 12:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i wanna get 4 and u
  • ooooo (23/06/2012, 14:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    is it safe to say that we're moving from great to good?
  • Migoman (23/06/2012, 17:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can't blame NDP or Myron for anything yet. they took office in November. The scholastic year started before that so no blaming could take place. Thats 1. And 2. How come your head always look sooo shiny Honorable?
    • ccc (23/06/2012, 22:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      his head alone???? do you see those evil eyes like dem wide open...
    • Crooked (24/06/2012, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If the minister for Education would stop concentrating on being up and down in the different districts putting his men friends to chop bush and collecting money for work they didn't do, and concentrate on the schools, this nonsense won't be happening. This is a shame.
  • Well Sah! (23/06/2012, 18:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's blame this on the previous minister. Its his fault that the students failed and the teachers tried their best to get them ready....Sorry, this present Minister of "Edumacation" don't take critismn too well, so by the middle of the week we shall have someone to blame.
  • number game (23/06/2012, 23:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i am confused by some of these numbers??? could the numbers have been embellished somehow.?????
  • Facts (24/06/2012, 09:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think too much stuff is being crammed into the students in class five. I don't know how many people saw the objectives paper the kids were given to study for the primary 5 exam especially General Science/Health Science and Social Studies. I went to university and never had to study so much topics in three semesters compared to how many those poor kids had to study for this exam. It is ridiculous the children felt overloaded and many were so exhausted when they came home from school in the afternoons after 6pm went straight to sleep til the next morning. Science at this level should be basic not going into great details like they are trying to do. I remember my child in class one and going over his notes with him and seeing them telling him about a HYPOTHESIS. I was like you got to be kidding me. Also I have compared notes between students from different schools and I find some schools go too indepth with their notes giving their students more information to study whilst others just touch the basic information they need to know for the exam. There needs to be an overhaul of this system and the sciences at this stage needs to be basic and just a prelude of what they will see in Form 1 at high school. Also the week of the exam some schools were still teaching the students new topics that would be on the exam. I wonder if our MINISTERS know this !!!!
  • Simple Simon (24/06/2012, 14:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I did't know St. Georges train police officers so much so that their cops came tops in Primary Five. LOL!


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