New Opening Date for Public Schools
The Department for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development wishes to inform school personnel, parents and the general public that the date for the reopening of school following the Christmas break is Monday, January 9, 2017 and not Wednesday, January 4, 2017 as previously announced. However, principals and teachers are required to utilise the period January 4-6, 2017 for planning and preparation for the academic term. It is highly recommended that activities such as parent-teacher conferencing be held also during the period January 4-6, 2017.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, will meet with all principals on Thursday January 5, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will focus on current issues in education including safety and security, curriculum and instruction and school leadership. The venue for the meeting is the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries.