Precious in Purple
CHS Expresses Gratitude for Assistance after Tropical Storm Erika
With the floods resulting from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, many residents from Dominica were affected.
Convent High School has been the recipient of the generosity of many persons and institutions who has provided relief to the school. This has been in the form of teaching materials, copy books, crayons, pencils, pens, items of school uniform, food supplies, water and school fees. Some fifteen students have been beneficiaries to these gestures of kindness.
Convent High School therefore expresses its gratitude to the many individuals, groups and institutions for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
- APAG (an association of English Teachers in Guadeloupe)
- CATS Limited
- Christ the King High School – Antigua
- Dominica Social Security Scheme
- Ernie Stoute
- H H V Whitchurch Ltd
- Josephine Gabriel (Distributors) Ltd
- Lola Riley et al (In memoriam - Mrs Abbot Shillingford)
- Ministry of Education (Dominica)
- Miss Lucia Sandy
- Mr Patrick Fontaine
- Mr Samuel Augustine
- Mr Vantil Charles
- St Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Principals of Secondary Schools
- Susan & Jeff Charles
- The Bannis Family
We thank in advance those who have offered assistance that we have not yet been received.
Dignity in Mental Health
On Tuesday 20th October, 2015, the 3rd form students of the Convent High School attended a 45 minute talk in the school's auditorium by two mental health specialists, Ms. Lesley-Ann Waldron and Mrs. Carole Soto. The month of October is internationally recognized as World Mental Health month. World Mental Health Day under the theme 'Dignity in Mental Health' was celebrated on Wednesday the 14th of October 2015.
Ms. Waldron stated that mental health is the condition of someone's psychological and emotional well-being and not merely the absence of a mental disorder. She also pointed out that we should not believe the stigma surrounding people with mental illnesses. Many people believe the misconception that all people with mental illnesses are 'parros'. But this is simply not true.
Ms. Waldron further enlightened us by stating a few types of mental disorders common amongst teenagers. Inclusively depression, general anxiety disorders and conduct disorders are a few types. She shared with them their mantra, “When I see them, I think it could be me”.
After the fruitful talk, Mrs. Carole then practised calming exercises with the students. After this talk on the importance of breaking the mental health taboo, it is without a doubt that the 3rd form students learned a lot and were grateful for this new knowledge. The vote of thanks was given by Leslie Roberts, a student of 3-2. Special thanks to our home room teachers, Ms. Cuffy, Mrs. Seaman-Williams, Ms. Charles and Ms. Alexander for organizing the session as they continue to ensure we develop into well rounded students.
History Week 2015
Every year, the Cultural Division designates one week in October as History Week in Dominica. In keeping with this, October 12- 16 was celebrated as History Week at the Convent High School. The Theme for this year was “The Road To Independence 1950 to 1978”.
On Monday 12th October, the General Assembly was conducted by the History Department. The Assembly was led by the HOD, Mrs. D. Harris, with the assistance of Ms. S. Alexander, Ms. D. Charles and some 5th Form students. During the Assembly, Mrs. Harris gave a synopsis of the main constitutional stages between 1950 and 1978, which moved Dominica toward political independence on 3rd November, 1978 and highlighted the role played by important local trade unionists and politicians like Mr. E.C. Loblack, Mrs. Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Mr. Franklyn Baron and Mr. E.O. Leblanc. The Head Girl, Marie-Ange Emmanuel, did the Bible Reading and Selena Cuffy read a Reflection on the Reading. Bidding prayers were offered up by Nyka Walters, Jyana Seaman, Dabria Toussaint and LeShaun Peters. The highlight of the Assembly was a very informative and spirited address by Senior Cultural Officer, Mr. Gregory Rabess, which was well received by Staff and students. Later on, posters reflecting the Theme, which were made by the students, were put up inside and outside of the Library in an effort to help educate everyone on this topic.
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