The Michaelmas Term ended on a quite splendid note at the Dominica Community High School. Our annual Christmas Fiesta, held on December 18th 2018, was a spectacular event. The event was organized for two main reasons. First, to raise much needed funds to go towards the purchase of a new school flag and door signs. The aforementioned items were destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017. The event was also held in a bid to introduce the students to acceptable table etiquette and semi formal wear.
Prizes were awarded to Adissa JnoBaptiste and Samuel Prosper for winning the ‘Best Outfit’ category.
We would like to extend our thanks to the teachers, parents, community members and students who helped make this event a reality.
We congratulate Mr. Ian James, past Head Boy of the Dominica Community High School who graduated with a doctorate in Education in December, 2018. The conferral of Ed.D Degree was at Delaware Valley University Pennsylvania, USA.
“You made us proud. Your success is ours too!”
The principal, staff and students recognized Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday 20th November, 2018 with a grand morning assembly! The second form students coordinated the affair with as much fanfare as possible.
The theme for the morning’s assembly was ‘Children are taking over and turning the world blue’. The objectives for this assembly was to
(1) help build a world where every child goes to school and is safe from harm.
(2) support children’s rights.
Students and staff were treated to the popular 2011 calypso of Tasha P “Let Children be Children”. TO our delight the students were able to sing along. Quotes, children card boards cartoons and kiddie drawings were used to stimulate the students to appreciate their current stage of life.
To end the delightful ceremony, the second form students handed out sweets to each student. It was simply a beautiful occasion.
In the month of October, 2018, the Dominica Community High School was presented with the “Jays Limited Mathematics Plaque for Outstanding Secondary School for Numeracy Week”.
The school organized and implemented various activities during numeracy week in April 2018.
The presentation was done at the school by Mr. Clement Vital, Advisor Offering Learning Support in Mathematics in the Ministry of Education. Mr. Vital congratulated the school and encouraged students to take keen interest in learning and practicing their Mathematics. He emphasized that the application Mathematics plays an integral part of our daily day life.
Dominica Community High School participated in this years under 15 Football Season. Under the leadership of Sir. JnoBaptiste, the coach, and their captain, 3rd form student, Leonardo Samuel, the players were very enthusiastic about their matches. Despite their poor performance this season, Sir. JnoBaptiste stated that the team had developed and improved from where it started from. Here are the results of the different games and when they were played.
||Pierre Charles Secondary School
||2 -3 (in favor of Pierre Charles)
||Dominica Grammar School
||0 – 6 (in favour of Grammar School)
||St. Mary’s Academy
||0 -7 ( in favour o St. Mary)
||Goodwill Secondary School
||0 -3 (in favour of Goodwill)
Dedicated to her calling as a teacher and her love for Spanish, Miss Timothy began her journey at the Dominica State College two and a half years ago. Even with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a university in Venezuela, following the advice of her principal, Miss Timothy decided to do the Associate Degree in Secondary Education at the Dominica State College.
She never stopped working even when she felt drained from her daily activities. Miss Timothy was engaged in intense courses among them Classroom Management, Measurement and Evaluation, Spanish as a Second Language. She scored almost perfect scores in the majority of her courses. Psychology being the most challenging course.
Her intense work and college schedules, extra classes with her students, a hectic private life involving community service through the Rotaract and Rotary Clubs and her college classes did not prevent Miss Timothy from graduating at the top of her class (Secondary School Education) with 1st Class Honours – Summa Cum Laude.
Principal, teachers and students were extremely proud of the success of Miss Timothy. She has proven that hard work, dedication and determination do pay.
Congratulation to Jasmine Timothy. All at Dominica Community High School are proud of you and salute your milestone.
Creole Day activities were a great success. We began with the Creole Day Breakfast. Food contributed by parents and guardians of students were served.
From 12:00pm a Creole Speaking Competition was held and Dontre Lockhart of 5th form won this activity. During intermission, creole music was played and the students sang along. The second activity for the day was a Mr. and Ms. Creole. Pairs of students entertained those present with their dances and performances.
Present at this activity was a past student, Hilary Samuel who was greatly pleased with what he saw, surprised those present by awarding the winning couple with $20us each. Congratulations to all those who participated, especially Addisa Jno Baptiste and Dontre Lockhart.
This proves to show you that Mrs. Nicholas words are very important to listen to! She always try to remind the students that they should never shy away from participation and when they do participate always give their best, because one never knows who is looking on.