Innovate World Summer Camp 2019

Students of 2nd and 3rd form are invited to the 2nd annual Innovate World Summer Camp 2019. The summer camp will be for one week, July 15th to 19th 2019. Students will be  introduced to different careers, featuring guest speakers from various professions. Students who register will also be introduced to coding  and robotics and at the end of the camp, they will present their works.

This summer camp is FREE and we encourage all students to register as early as possible since space is limited.

Click on the link below to register and for more information.

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Class of 2018 – 2019

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“Focus Achieve and Succeed”. This was the school’s theme for the School – Leaving Class of 2019 of the Dominica Community High School. On Friday 3rd May 2019, ten students bid farewell to their school.

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Officials guests present at this year’s School – Leaving Ceremony were the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Mr. Petter St. Jean, Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Melina Fontaine, Senior Education Officer for Secondary Schools, Mrs. Nazarine William – Titre, representatives of the Dominica Co – Operative Societies League, Chairman of Education Trust Fund, Mr. Willie Fevrier, principals of schools, PTA representatives, friends and family of Mr. Julian Eloi (deceased), Mr. Alvin Anthony, a benefactor to our school, parents, well wishers and the media graced us with their presence.

 

The biblical reading and exhortation were done by Reverend Father Brancker John, who explained in depth in biblical terms the school’s theme. He offered some words of encouragement to achieve.

The feature address was delivered by Dr. Ian James. Dr. James is a past student of the Dominica Community High School and a holder of five high level degrees. Dr. Ian James is the Deputy and chief of staff to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNNY). Dr. Ian James’ career in higher education spans over 15 years. He serves on a number of university committees and councils such as the Councils of Chief Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programmes. Dr. James bodly stated that his success would not have been possible if it were not for his grandmother and Mrs. Nicholas.

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He addressed the school – leavers by narrating to them the struggles he experienced in getting access to the Dominica Community High School and ensuring that he succeeded. He instructed the students to have the ‘DCHS State of Mind’ and ‘Don’t let anyone dim your light’.

Cash gifts were given to every students and awards were presented to deserving school – leavers. Mr. Alvin Anthony of Kubuli Constractors LLC, made his annual contribution to the top three deserving students and also awarded the other students with a small token of appreciation for their contribution to the school during their years here. Mr. Anthony also presented to the school a printer, laptop, projector and screen. The principal and staff of the school were later  taken to lunch at the Fort Young Hotel as a small reward for their hard work during the school’s year.

 

Dr. Ian James also made a presentation to the school. He announced that he will be awarding a deserving student, each year a full scholarship to the State College in memory of his grandmother. That student will also be awarded a plaque “Against All Odds”. The first recipient of this scholarship is Clemox Fontaine.

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The principal, staff and family members of the school – leavers, thank Mr. Alvin Anthony, Dr. Ian James and Mrs. Winnie Eloi who traveled from the United States of America to be part of the School – Leaving Ceremony  2019.

We congratulate the school – leavers and wish them well in the CSEC examinations. We salute Jerniah Coipel , Top Student Award (Academic Achievement), Student of the Year.

 

Lights! Camera! Action!

Big congratulations to the DCHS actors for their distinctive performance in the drama segment of the National Schools’ Arts Festival. The drama team received a bronze medal for their presentation.

1st form student, Rupert Kirby was awarded a gold medal for “Best Male Actor”. The Drama Club is led by Ms. Marcia Dublin. We salute her.

1,2,3 Go Dance!

“You all gota dance like there’s nobody watching you! Enjoy what you are doing but please do your best”! These were the words that were constantly said to the dance group of  the Dominica Community High School by their teacher, Miss. Timothy. Eighteen students (9 boys and 9 girls) from 1st, 2nd and 4th forms participated in the dance festival on Friday 12th April, 2019. It was part of the National Schools’ Arts Festival held on the Forecourt of the National Stadium.

As soon as the students took the stage, they were favourites. The students danced almost flawlessly and were able to capture a silver medal. The students have vowed to work harder to try to get a gold in the future.

Drum to the Beat of Their Souls

April 11th 2019 marked a very important day for the Dominica Community High School. The DCHS 3rd form boys participated in the National Schools’ Arts Festival. They used a combination of un-tuned instruments to present a two part musical number.

With an appeal to the culture of Dominica, they wore a red sash with their uniform. Furthermore they played the famous cultural song entitled “Ericka Woyoyou” and ended their presentation with a snippet of the 2019 Soca Monarch, ‘Famalay’ by renowned soca artists Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Skinny Fabulous. This Bouyon influenced track was produced in Dominica by Krishna “Dada” Lawrence – a past student of DCHS.

The instrumental ensemble consisted of Jonah Alexander on the accordion, Jerry Alfred on the cowbell, Enrico Nicholas on the tamboo, Leonardo Samuel on the boom and Hezekiah Timothy on gwaj. The band practised under the supervision of Mr. Ordel Hamilton from the Cultural Division. Kellan Challenger, Akeem Martin – 3rd formers also – and 2nd former Sarwan Philbert were understudying the team.

We are pleased to announce that they received a gold medal for their composition. The instrumental group is a testimony of great team work. They were dedicated and exhibited their talent to the best of their ability. Congratulations to the team! We salute you!

 

Kiana’s Solo Presentation

Helen Keller once said, ‘Keep your face to the sunshine, and you can’t see the shadows. That’s what sunflowers do”. This quote describes 4th form student, Kiana Pierre. This vibrant young lady ignored all doubts and fears to represent the Dominica Community High School in the National Schools’ Arts Festival as the vocal soloist.

The event took place on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at the National Stadium’s Forecourt. Kiana realized that nothing good can come from wallowing in negativity and thus blossomed on stage. Therefore her efforts cannot go without recognition.

She presented the song ‘Scars to your Beautiful’ by Alessia Cara. A panel of three judges graded her performance. She received a certificate of participation at the end. It was a learning experience for her and she will continue to use her talent to inspire others.