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VISION STATEMENT By 2020, BMC will be a centre of excellence, recognized for innovation, quality in teaching, learning and research with a commitment to service.

MISSION STATEMENT A Multidisciplinary Institution preparing leaders who are developed academically, spiritually and professionally, enabling them to function effectively in their chosen fields and rendering service to the community

Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) in association with

University of the West Indies Faculty of Arts and Education and

Teachers Colleges of Jamaica (TCJ) and

Core Values Christian Principles Ethical Principles Scholarship Accountability Innovation Team Work

Bethlehem Moravian College (A Multidisciplinary Institution) along with the

Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ)

Design and printed by Bethlehem Moravian College

Academic Year 2016/2017 CALENDAR


SEMESTER ONE

June 23

Deadline for Second Semester grades submission

AUGUST 2016

June 26-30

Ratification Audit

Theme of the Year:

June 27

Examination Items Vetting Session Begins (CCCJ)

Bethlehemites:- Promoting Educational and Social Change - Our Civic Responsibility

June 30

Submission of Semester 2 grades Meeting of Registrars and CCCJ Coordinators

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE New Students - August 8-12, 2016 Year Two - August – 15-19, 2016 Year Three, Year Four - August 22-26, 2016 BEASP: August 29-September 1, 2016 Continuing Education (CSEC & CAP): August 22, 26, 2016 August 1

Emancipation Day

August 6

Independence Day

August 12-14

NCU Graduation

August 15 – 19

CAP New Teachers & Coordinator Training Curriculum Writing – Numeracy & Literacy

August 16-17

Curriculum Writing - Subject Specialist

August 22

JTA Conference

August 23

Senior Staff Meeting

August 24

Curriculum Committee Meeting (CCCJ)

August 25-26

Colloquium

August 29September 2

4th Year B.Ed. T. P. Workshop

August 30- 31

Professional Development/Boards of Studies Activities (Jamaica

Conference Centre (TCJ)

JULY 2017 July 4

Deadline for Colleges to submit Supplemental Registration (CCCJ)

July 5-6

Moderation of Semester II Examination Grades (J.B.T.E.)

July 7

Examination items vetting Session ends (CCCJ)

July 14

Deadline for External Examiners to submit approved mark sheets, and reports on Semester 2 Examinations to Secretariat (J.B.T.E.)

July 20

Third Ratification Session (CCCJ)

July 24

Practical Examinations Session begins (CCCJ)

July 24-28

Supplemental Examinations

July 28

End of Summer Classes (CCCJ)


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MAY 2017 May

Valedictory Service

May

Annual Early Childhood Parenting Workshops (Ed. Dept.)

May

AWARDS CEREMONY

May

Education Week

May 1-12

Second Semester Examinations (CCCJ)

May 3-26

Table marking Session –Semester 2 (CCCJ)

May 4-5

Pick up of week 2 examination papers (CCCJ)

May 8-26

Second Semester Examinations (JBTE)

May

TEACHERS’ DAY

May 22

Summer Day and Evening classes begin (CCCJ)

May 23

LABOUR DAY

May 31

Deadline for Submission of Examination items (CCCJ)

JUNE 2017 June

Summer school

June 7-9

June Workshop (CCCJ)

June 15

Common Coursework Writing Session (CCCJ)

June 16

Deadline for Submission for July 20 Ratification (CCCJ) Final Date for Colleges to submit scripts of Semester 2 Examinations (JBTE)

June 22

August 31

Meeting with Very Important Parents/Spouses/Guardians

August 31 New Students’ Orientation September 3, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 September 1

Committee meeting of Examinations (CCCJ) Infrastructure Committee Meeting

September 2

Dept. Meeting Non-Academic Board Meeting

September 5

Lectures Begin (Day & Part- Time) General Staff Meeting 8:30 a.m. General Assembly 11:00 a.m.

September 5 -9

Teaching Practice Preparation (TCJ)

September 5December 9

4th Year B.Ed. Teacher Practice

September 7-9

Career Placement Programme Orientation

September 8

Faculty Research Seminar (Ed. Dept) Admin. & Ancil. Staff Meeting. (a.m., p.m.)

September 9

Student Guild Breakfast Meeting (a. m.)

September 10

Freshers’ Concert

September 14 -23

Site and Quality Assurance Visits to colleges (CCCJ)

September 14 & 21 QA Site Visits – Montego Bay Main Campus and Frome (CCCJ) September 16

Deadline for submission for October 20 Ratification (CCCJ)

September 19-27

Recruitment of Quality Control Agents (on going process) (CCCJ)

Curriculum Committee Meeting (CCCJ)


MARCH 2017

September 20-30

Ratification Audit (CCCJ)

September 21

Council Meeting (TCJ)

March 1

ASH WEDNESDAY

September 22

Cooperating Teachers’ Seminar (Ed. Dept.) Examination/ Assessment Committee Meeting (JBTE) Board Meeting

March

EASTER BREAK

March

Excellence in Early Childhood Display – Open Day (Ed. Dept.)

September

Curriculum Committee Meeting (TCJ)

March 2

Examinations/Assessment Committee Meeting A.m. (JBTE)

September 23

Submission for Exemptions (Semesters 1& 2) Sept. intake (CCCJ)

March

Second Year T.P. Workshop (Ed. Dept.)

Commencement & Inauguration Exercise

March 3

Publication of Final Timetable (CCCJ)

March 13-15

Vetting of Semester II Examinations (JBTE)

March 16

Curriculum Committee Meeting (CCCJ)

March 23

Meeting of Registrars & CCCJ Coordinators

March 24

Last date for students to appeal December Examination grades (JBTE)

March 30

Awards and Ratification Committee Meeting

March 31

Matriculation for January 2015 intake (CCCJ)

September 26

September 28

September 30

Submission of Semester 1 Examination Items Deadline (CCCJ) Billing for Academic year fees (CCCJ) Submission Session Grades Submission (CCCJ) Deadline for EBSCO Host Payment 2014-2015

OCTOBER 2016 (NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH) October 3

Submission of Examination Request List Deadline (CCCJ) Deadline for Submission of Draft questions for Semester 1 Examinations (JBTE)

APRIL 2017 April

AWARDS CEREMONY

April 10-14

Planning Session for Practical Exams (CCCJ)

April 12-21

EASTER BREAK (JBTE)

Seminar: Clothing and Fashion and Performing Arts

April 14

GOOD FRIDAY

October 4-7

CANQATE Conference

April 17

EASTER MONDAY

October 7

Last day for Students to appeal May Examination grades (JBTE)

April 17-28

Practical Examination Session (CCCJ)

April 27-28

Pick up of First Week examination papers (CCCJ)

October 3-7 October 4

Spiritual Awareness Week


October 10-14

Heritage Fest/Heritage (Social Studies Dept.) Examination Items Vetting Session/ Common Coursework Writing Session (CCCJ)

Deadline for External Examiners to submit approved mark sheets, and reports on Semester 1 examinations to Secretariat (J.B.T.E.)

October 12-14

Vetting of First Semester Examinations (JBTE)

October 14

Meeting of J.B.T.E.

Ratification Audit (CCCJ) Moderation of Semester 1 Examination Grades (JBTE)

October 16

BMC Alumni Association (New York Chapter) 22nd Anniversary Celebration

October 17

NATIONAL HEROES DAY Bread Festival

October 20

First Ratification Session (CCCJ)

October 24-31

Site and Quality Assurance Visits to Colleges (CCCJ)

October 28

Summer Session Grades Submission (CCCJ) Deadline for Payment of Semester 1 Fees to the Secretariat

October 31

Deadline for Payment of Examinations Fees Including Practice Teaching (JBTE)

January 27

Publication of Final Timetable Submission of Examination Items Deadline Semester 1 Grade Submission Deadline (CCCJ)

January 30

January 30 - Feb 3

FEBRUARY 2017 (BLACK HISTORY MONTH) Cultural Agent/Social Studies/Visual & Performing Arts Department to spearhead activities February 2

Ed. Dept. Workshop

February 6-10

Site and Quality Assurance Visits to Colleges (CCCJ)

February 10

Publication of Second draft of Exam Timetable (CCCJ)

February 21-24

Social Work and CJ B C. Sc. Curriculum review workshop (CCCJ)

February 23

Second Ratification Session (CCCJ)

November

Graduation Exercise

February 24

Publication of third draft of exam Timetable (CCCJ)

November

Read Across Our Schools – BMC Early Childhood Edition (Ed. Dept.)

February 24

Meeting of JBTE/JBTEF

November 7

Circulation of Time-tables for 1st Semester Examinations (JBTE)

February 27

Deadline for Submission of Examination questions for Semester II Examinations (JBTE)

November 8

Curriculum Committee Meeting (CCCJ)

November 11

Awards and Ratification Committee Meeting

November 16

Teaching Practice Pre-Assessment Meeting (JBTE)

February 28

Deadline for Payment of Balances on examination fees (JBTE) Deadline of payment of Semester two fees (CCCJ)

NOVEMBER 2016 (PARENTS MONTH)


November 21- Dec 2

Practical Examinations (CCCJ)

December 26

Boxing Day

November 21- Dec 9

External Assessment of 4th Year Students Presented for Teaching Practices. (JBTE)

December

Office Reopens

December 30

Submission of matriculation Document for Sept. 2016 intake (CCCJ)

December 31

Office Closed 12:00 noon – New Years Holidays

November 22

Ratification Committee Meeting (CCCJ)

November 22-25

Curriculum Review: Clothing and Fashion and Performing Arts (CCCJ)

SEMESTER TWO - 2017

DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2017

December 1

WORLD AIDS DAY

December 1-2

Pick up of First Week Examination Papers (CCCJ)

Year 3/AD/Con Ed.

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January 2017

December 5-16

First Semester Examinations (Year 1-3)

Year 1 & 2

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January 2017

December 5-17

First Semester Examinations (CCCJ)

December

Semester one (1) Examinations (TCJ)

December 7

Evening of Excellence Carol Service

REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS

December 7-30

Table Marking Session – Semester 1(CCCJ)

December 8-9

Pick up of second Week Examination Papers (CCCJ)

December 8

Board Meeting

December 16

Deadline for Meeting between Colleges and Teaching Practice External Teams. (JBTE)

December January

Semester 1 Break

December

Office Closed for Christmas Holidays

December 25

Christmas Day

January

Office Reopens

January 4-6

Annual International Conference (Tentative)

January

Principals’ & VPs’ Retreat (TCJ)

January

Third Year T. P. Work Shop (Ed Dept.)

January 9

Start of Semester 2 Classes (CCCJ)

January 9-13

Fist Year Observation

January 13

Deadline for Submission for the February 23 Ratification (CCCJ)

January 16

Lectures begin (JBTE)

January 19

Examination Committee Meeting Teaching Practice Post-Assessment Meeting

January 20

Deadline for Submission for Exemptions (January intake Semester 1 & 2) (CCCJ)

Calendar of activities 2016 2017  

Calendar of activities 2016 2017

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