Heartfelt Thank You

Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 Published: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 Written by Isabella Prentice

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Dominica during its passage on 18th September; the Convent High School (CHS) did not escape unscathed. CHS lost 80% of its roof, preventing the school from using the upper level in its daily functioning. In addition, the computer labs have been condemned as the passage leading to the labs are wooden floors and the volume of water have made the floors unsafe. The loss of roof also caused much damage to the computer hardware.

Staff, students and parents however, rallied their forces and cleaned up the school in order that service to the school community could be resumed. The school wishes to thank the following individuals and organisation for coming to its aid in an attempt to reopen school:

  • Parents of students
  • Students and Staff
  • Scientology volunteers
  • Clifftop cleaners
  • DOMLEC
  • Digicel
  • Mr Bernard Lauwyck
  • DBS Radio

On 3rd October, the 4th and 5th forms were brought in, but having started it was realised that we could also accommodate the 3rd forms. On November 6th 2017, the school began a shift system with the 3rd, 4th and 5th Formers reporting from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and the 1st and 2nd Formers from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm daily. From the moment we began a number of organisations have provided assistance with drinking water and other services:

  • Is There Not a Cause (ITNAC)
  • Living Waters Ministries
  • Bishop of Roseau
  • Discover Dominica Authority (DDA)
  • Dominica Brewery and Beverages Limited
  • DOMLEC
  • FLOW
  • The Diocese of Roseau
  • Burnette Cadette and Crew
  • Mrs Avanelle Clarke

We did it all because of our collective wills!

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