Convent High School goes High Tech
This end of term CHS is piloting its first ever online testing for multiple choice papers or Paper 1 as they are called. Students are able to use the computer labs at scheduled times to do their exams. For the teachers, it required a lot of educating and preparation prior to the administrating of the exam and organization on the part of administration.
Hats of to the I T Department who engineered and educated all staff to prepare us for this new era of electronic testing!
2017 Miss Teen Pageant Contestant: Cheyenne Zoe Dewhurst
Since the advent of Dominica's national competitive pageants in 1957, the Convent High School has built a proud legacy of victors in both the Teen and Miss Dominica pageants. These forces of talent, beauty and intelligence contribute to local community and culture, and present role models for the girls and young women who look up to them. This year, the Convent High School was proud to welcome back one such success, Mrs Marcella LaRocque-Menal.
Mrs LaRocque-Menal, a Convent High School alumni, was Miss Dominica 1989 and set the national record by obtaining five regional Crowns during her reign. While visiting on Creole Day, she spoke proudly of her alma mater, reminiscing about her days at the CHS and expressing heartfelt gratitude to an institution which helped to set the foundation for the thriving individual she is today.
Mrs LaRocque-Menal was then honored to continue the legacy by sashing the Convent High School 2017 Miss Teen Pageant contestant, Miss Cheyenne Zoe Dewhurst. Resplendent in traditional wob dwiyet, Miss Dewhurst gracefully introduced herself to her peers who applauded in enthusiastic support. A fourth form student, Miss Dewhurst is a passionate lover of music and painting, as well as a diligent pupil of karate. With such a spectrum of talent polished by the experienced tutelage of chaperones such as Ms Audris Jno Baptiste, we have no doubt that she will shine on the eve of Sunday February 19th, 2017, and do the Convent High school proud. We wish Miss Dewhurst every success.
Introducing the 2016-2017 Student Council Executive
A government is a body tasked with the imposing but noble responsibility of guarding and improving the well-being of those it leads. In the quasi-democratic realm of high school it is essential to introduce students both to their civic duty to elect qualified leaders and to the principles of ‘good governance’. Fluid as the term may be, ‘good governance’ is generally characterised by traits such as transparency, responsiveness, equity and accountability.
To lead the student body in this daunting endeavour are the 2016-2017 Head Girl, Elleen Commodore, and Deputy Head Girl, Dinelle Dailey. Both young ladies are enthusiastic leaders and participants in the school community who have shown themselves to be exemplary role models. Together, these two young ladies hope to reinvigorate the Student Council and leave a positive mark on the Convent High School.
All leaders need the support and perspective of a team. Consequently, at the first Student Council meeting held on Monday 10th October, 2016, four executive members were elected: Zoryda Lewis as Recording Secretary, Jaeda Henry as Corresponding Secretary, Schellie Stephen as Treasurer and D’Jana Wyllis as Historian. Together, the Student Council executive members hope to, as Ms Commodore put it, “incorporate fun into our hectic pursuit of academic excellence and create a more vibrant and active student council.”
May the odds be ever in their favor.
Culture is appreciated at CHS
As part of homeroom, students of form 3 were engaged in learning various cultural dances. Facilitators Mr. Glenroy Toussaint and Ms. Helena Dangleben shared briefly on our Dominican cultural dances and its importance to young people. They then gave the steps for Bele and Heel and Toe. Students and homeroom teachers took turns demonstrating the steps. It was truly an enjoyable homeroom period.
Many thanks to Mr. Toussaint and Ms. Dangleben for their energy and time.
World Food Day Poster Competition
The Environmental Club Presents World Food Day Poster Competition.
Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.
- The competition is open to all students of the Convent High School
- Students must create a poster based on the theme
- Posters must be created only by an individual student
- 8 ½ x 11 or 11 x 17 poster size is recommended
- Students should use pencil crayon, paint, markers, watercolours or other materials readily available in their poster design
- Complete name and form should be provided at the back of the poster
- Entry poster must be submitted to the office by Monday 17th October, 4:00 p.m.
- Visual clarity
- Clarity of message
- Aesthetic value
- Design should be easily understood
Environmental Club plants Corn
Last week, a few students from the Environmental Club, along with advisor Mr. Wiltshire, planted sweet corn adjacent to form 5-D. In recognition of World Food Day, October 17, the students felt the need to play their part in growing what we eat.
In the near future the Club hopes to have a full vegetable garden.
CHS Conducts Historic Online Elections
Third, fourth and fifth form students at the Convent High School etched themselves into the annals of the school’s history today when they participated in the school’s first ever online election of its Head Girl.
Using a Google Form prepared for that purpose, the students were encouraged to use their devices in order to log in their votes.
Four candidates were nominated to the position: Elleen Commodore, Dinelle Dailey, Angelique Dorival and Zoryda Lewis. Three hundred and forty-eight (348) students were eligible, and three hundred and fifteen (315), representing 90.5%, casted their votes.
The results are as follows:
- Elleen Commodore - 221
- Dinelle Dailey - 203
- Angelique Dorival - 93
- Zoryda Lewis - 105
Congratulations are in order to the duly elected Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl respectively, Elleen Commodore and Dinelle Dailey.
The school’s administration is grateful to the staff and students who participated in this singular event at the school.