Academy school board gets most of the blame for dispute with teachers

St. Maarten Academy PSVE School Courtyard

PHILIPSBURG – The situation at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) remains volatile now that the board led by former Justice Minister Roland Duncan has refused to remove principal Lavern Nelson from her position. Minister Wycliffe Smith (Education) has stepped in and produced a report that takes the school More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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FAVE board has to pay big for wrongful dismissal guidance counselor

PHILIPSBURG – The board of the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) has to pay 94,000 guilders gross ($52,514) to guidance counselor and job training coordinator Zeynep Sabahoglu for firing More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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The responsibility of school boards

By Hilbert Haar The case of the dismissed guidance counselor Seynep Sabahoglu by the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) shows once more how irresponsible the board members of such organizations More...

Principal of St. Dominic High School Gianne Wilson-De Weever - 20181105
By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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St. Dominic High School International Baccalaureate Diploma program a success

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Dominic High School has introduced an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program which is geared to develop an academically successful student that is well rounded, socially responsible More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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Wescot-Williams: The Path to Political Independence

Wescot-Williams: The Path to Political Independence Starts With a Path of Total Self-reliance and Strong Sense of Self, English Language a Critical Part. Philipsburg, St. Maarten, November 4th, 2018 – The “English More...

Minister Wycliffe Smith at Sr. Regina School
By The Publisher On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Minister Smith Visits Sr. Regina School – Apologises for Error Made in Presentation to Parliament

Philipsburg, September 17, 2018 — Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honourable Wycliffe Smith visited the Sister Regina Primary School on Monday to personally apologize to the Principal, More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe Smith’s summary of the state of affairs in the schools on our island. LOGIN More...

MP Doran at MPC
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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MP Egbert Jurendy Doran visits Milton Peters College students

Encourages students of all schools on the Island to strive for excellence Member of Parliament Egbert Jurendy Doran, who is also Vice-chair of the Education Committee of Parliament, visited and spoke to pre-examination More...

Book Club
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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The Young United Women Book Club message to Students, Teachers and Parents for 2018-2019

PHILIPSBURG — The Young United Women Book Club has issued a press release on the importance of Reading and wishes the Students, Teachers and Parents a successful School Year 2018/2019. When we read together, More...

GreenBox Team
By The Publisher On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Over 2,000 students to start recycling with GreenBox

PHILIPSBURG — Over 2000 students and teachers across seven Catholic elementary and high schools will start the school year with recycling on campus. The goal of this project is to promote in-classroom sorting More...