My SUMMER - My NTRC
Communications Club Banquet 2016
The C H S Communications Club held its annual banquet on Thursday, 30 June, 2016 where a successful year of hard work and modest accomplishments were celebrated.
This year’s banquet was held in Picard, Portsmouth at the Mango Cafe Restaurant & Bar owned by Dr. Shiv Dhiman. The Club is eternally grateful for the generosity of its host and appreciated the opportunity to sample the sumptuous cuisine of the Mango Cafe Restaurant & Bar.
The club's president, Elleen Commodore, summed up the year’s activities during her address. She made note of the impact of Tropical Storm Erika on the club’s usual participation in debate and public speaking competitions - many of these competitions were either postponed or cancelled in the wake of the storm’s passing.
Following this, the graduating members of the club were given certificates and gifts in appreciation for their many years of dedicated service to the club. The graduating members are:
- Marie-Ange Emanuel (Immediate Past President)
- Selena Cuffy (Immediate Past Vice President)
- Kareen George (Immediate Past Mistress of Purse)
- Zena Anthony (Immediate Past PRO/Secretary)
- Catrina Smith
- Mekisha Harrigan
- Savahnn James
Certificates of appreciation were also awarded to members of staff who helped the club throughout the academic year, namely, Ms. Audris Jno Baptiste and Mrs. Julia Johnson. A special mention was made of Ms. Odessa Elie who has served as a club advisor throughout her tenure at CHS.
United For Children - Awareness Walk 2016
The 'United For Children' hosted its first annual awareness walk against child abuse on Saturday 2 July 2016 from the Roseau Bayfront at 8am to the gardens in which we had a brief social gathering with refreshments. Even though the weather almost seemed against us, we went through with our walk under the theme "it shouldn't hurt to be a child."
We would like to extend a heartful thanks to all the participants, sponsors and contributors whom made this day perfect for everyone involved!
Drama Fest - Summer 2016
Graduation 2016 - "Education is an adventure; go out and explore"
The Convent High School bids good-bye to 81 Fifth formers in their 2016 graduation ceremony under the theme- “Education is an adventure; go out and explore”. This year the ceremony was held at the Dominica State College Auditorium and ComSee TV was able to stream the ceremony live, internationally. It was an eventful evening, with the head girl, Marie-Ange Emanuel lighting the way forward in her welcome address: “The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.”
The Feature address speaker, former CHS student, deputy head girl and Caecilian, Miss Yakima Cuffy, encouraged the graduates to equip themselves for their life’s adventure with the correct tools while colourfully drawing reference to Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins and Beyonce’s “Lemonade”. His Lordship, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire advised the graduates to beware of individualism, hedonism and minimalism in the modern world while Miss Marcella Powell, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, who represented the Honourable Minister for Education, wished the graduates all success as they explore new vistas.
To entertain the parents, guardians, and well-wishes, the graduates from the Sign Language Club, the Speech Chorale and the Band performed admirably and the graduates did a sentimental "I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Womack/Gladys Knight.
The highlight of the evening was valedictorian, Inoela Vital who earnestly thanked all who were involved in bringing the graduates to this juncture in their lives as they finally “cut the umbilical cord” connecting them to the CHS. She wished them “peace of mind, a clean conscience and spiritual and self-fulfillment.”
The parents and the graduates made a special presentation of appreciation to all the teachers present by giving them each a corsage of gratitude.
To all those who made this day so special, Convent High school thanks you.
To the Graduates of 2016, we hope you never lose your sense of wonder as you continue your adventure. We hope you all Dance.
Download a copy of the 2016 Graduation Booklet
Teach English Caribbean Ecuador Exchange
The English Department of the Convent High in collaboration with the Dominica State College and the Teach English Caribbean programme, mentored three Ecuadorian teachers: Alexandra Cargua, Israel Martrus and Juan Velasque during the month of June for three weeks.
Mrs. Douglas-Perez, Ms. Durand, Ms. Elie and Ms. Etienne all helped to mentor these teachers in their teaching practicum. The exchange was well received and very positive generally, as all teachers and students benefitted from this cultural and educational exchange.
At their graduation ceremony, Mrs. Cargua was awarded the most outstanding student in the programme while Mr. Martrus and Mr. Velasque were awarded certificates of merit. The department wishes them well in their future teaching positions.