Sir John A. Cumber primary School

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SIR JOHN A CUMBER PRIMARY IB World SCHOOL

‘Aim High’ Respectful, Responsible, Safe REFLECTIONS ON 2016-2017



Thank you for helping to make the 2016 - 2017 school year a huge success. From all of us at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Deslands Bailey Sherrene Bailey Shanomage Bailey -Henry Kareen Balfore Kara Ebanks Maylyn Beckford-Michelin Dewayne Bennett Patricia Bodden Shakeina Bush Corry Campbell-Chambers Stephen Coles Sarah Crowley Danswell Davidson Leona Cunningham-Harris Timothy Eastman Elizabeth Ebanks Laura Ebanks Ruhaines Ebanks Beverley Edwards Delroy Edwards Jayne Edwards Norma Ferryman Gerriann Foster Jenive Franklin Joy Frater Pamela Gayle Ranel Grant Erica Greenidge-Daniel Delbert Griffith Melissa Hall Winston Heywood Linda Hardy Rene Harrison Jane Haylock Amanda Henry Shanda Hunter Kenesha Hurlston Anderson Rebekah Jefferson Rachel Klein

Winsome Leslie Kirstie Lindsay Diana Linton Sherina Lloyd Lorna Lumsden Nuvia Manderson Rachel McField Faedrene McLaughlin Thresia McLean Johnathan McPherson Joy Morrison Reneice Mowatt Elysia Murray Gordon Murray Sarah Orrett Ebanks Ashley Osborne Courtney Perrin Ruby Petrie Gloria Powery Vanda Powery Kimberlee Richards-Wright Claudia Riccelli Esther Rivers Gemma Ruiz Gianeyah Sanchez Paul Samuel Melissa Smith Rhuel Smith Samuel Smith Karen Smith-James Florence Solomon Dianne Varona Annette Vaughan Lorlie Watler Erna Williams Jessica Willis Cecile Young Laura Young


CONTENTS A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL PAGE-1 A MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTS & TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PAGE-2 A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENTS’ COUNCIL PAGE-3 SO LONG YEAR SIX PAGE-3 YEAR 6 CAYMAN TRADITIONAL ARTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME PAGE-7 SNAP SHOTS OF KEY STAGE ONE & TWO 2016-2017 PAGE-8 YEAR ONE PAGE-10 YEAR TWO PAGE-12 YEAR THREE PAGE-13 VOLUNTEERS & PARTNERS PAGE-17 BUDDY/PAIRED READING PAGE-18 LIFE (LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE) PAGE-20 PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS PAGE-22 RUGBY & GOLF Page-24 MUSIC & NATIONAL FESTIVAL ACHIEVEMENTS PAGE-25 STAFF NEWS PAGE-27 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - SEPTEMBER PAGE-28 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - OCTOBER PAGE-29 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - NOVEMBER PAGE-31 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER PAGE-35 STORY-TELLING TREAT Page-35 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE WEEK Page-37 CHRISTMAS LUNCH SPONSORED BY MARIOTT RESORT Page-39 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - JANUARY PAGE-40 Student Council Executive Committee Elected Page-40 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - FEBRUARY PAGE-41 Positive Behaviour Intervention Support (PBIS) Page-41 SIR JOHN A. CUMBER PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPPORTS CAYMAN HOSPICE CARE Page-41 PATTIES FOR ALL! Page-41 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MARCH PAGE-42 VISITING CHOIR PERFORMS FOR Page-42 STUDENTS RICH READING AREAS Page-42 SEA SHEPHERD CREW AT SJACPS Page-43 YEAR 5 MANGROVES EDUCATION PROGRAMME Page-43 BROWN FAMILY VISITS Page-44 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY PAGE-45 MUFG INVESTOR SERVICES READS WITH STUDENTS Page-48 STUDENTS GET INVOLVED AT MLA SWEARING IN CEREMONY Page-49 CIRCLE OF LOVE (COL) ANNUAL CHILD MONTH CHILDREN’S BREAKFAST Page-49 CLASS PHOTOS - RECEPTION PAGE-50 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR ONE PAGE-51 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR TWO PAGE-53 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR THREE - PAGE-55 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FOUR PAGE-57 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FIVE - PAGE-59 CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - PAGE-60 INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - PAGE-63 REFLECTIONS ON THE SCHOOL YEAR PAGE-67 SIGNATURES & MEMORIES PAGE-68


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL This has been one of my most memorable years in education. My first year as the Principal of Sir John A Cumber Primary School has been amazing! When you start a new job, especially when you move to a completely different culture, it Paul Samuel - Principal takes a while to fully understand your role and how best to apply your skills to meets the needs of the establishment. Although we have made some significant improvements to aspects of the school this year, some of which are already evident, others may take a little while to embed before we start to see the impact. Furthermore, as I move into the second year of my post, I have a far greater understanding, appreciation and awareness of the direction in which we need to take the school in order to ensure our students have the best possible chance of success. It has been an absolute privilege to work with such amazing students, a fantastic team of professionals and work alongside parents that really do have the best interests of their children at the centre of everything they do. Although there have been some challenging times throughout the course of this year, it has been very clear to me that we are all striving to achieve the best possible opportunities for our children. The sense of community within our school is its strength. Working in partnership we will be able to achieve amazing things and I look forward with excitement to the next academic year. Personal key moments for me this year include: my first opportunity to meet the staff; visiting classrooms to meet the children; meeting parents at the first PTA Meeting; the success of our first ‘Business Enterprise Week’; the amazing success of so many of our children at all of the Sporting Events that have taken place throughout the course of the year (of which there are far too many to mention); the launch of our new PBIS

Behaviour Strategy; the Year 6 Exhibition Week; the International Night (who can forget the special appearance of the horse); the success of all of our students at this year’s NCFA and the support I have received from all members of the School Community. I have to say that having worked in schools in many different countries the support that exists in our school, between all members of the school community, is the best I have seen anywhere. I would just like to say a very special thank you to everyone - staff, students, parents, guardians, community members, partnership businesses and all other persons that have had a role in our school throughout the course of this year - for their hard work, persistence, commitment and dedication. Working in education will always provide challenges and although it is one of the hardest professions there is, I also believe that it is one of the most rewarding. As educators we are in the privileged position of being able to shape the future. There is no greater reward than the smile of a young person as they succeed at something they couldn’t previously do or observing that ‘light-bulb’ moment as they begin to understand something they didn’t previously. It has been a wonderful first year as the Principal at Sir John A Cumber primary School and with the continued support of all stake-holders I am confident that we are going to continue taking our school from strength to strength and ensure that our children have the best possible chance of success in the lives that lie ahead of them. Please enjoy our ‘2017 Year Book’ and be reminded of all the successes that have taken place throughout the course of the year.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTS & TEACHERS ASSOCIATION As the current Parent Teachers Association (PTA) President of 2016-17, it has been a pleasure to serve on the Executive Committee with such a committed team: Kara Ebanks-Secretary, Kenesha Hurlston Anderson-Treasurer, Sarah Orrett Ebanks- Vice Vanda Powery - PTA President President, Samuel Smith- Assistant Treasurer. The post of Assistant Secretary was held by Ms. Laura Young who respectfully stepped down due to her declaration of candidacy in the National Elections and conflict of interest as a committee member. Our main goals this past year were to: 1. Make some changes in the canteen with staff and provision of meals – this has been done with new staff, improvements in food tasting and timeliness of service 2. Ensure that Key Stage 2 (KS2) structural improvements to enhance health and aesthetics would begin and be maintained to completion. This project began and is ongoing. 3. Encourage and support staff with appreciation measures- 2016 Retired Teachers Appreciation Evening, 2016 Staff Christmas lunch and 2017 Teachers Appreciation lunch 4. Improve communication with parents and guardians- Social Media, School Newsletter and Notes are ongoing and with positive results 5. Encourage participation of parents and guardians at PTA Meetings- School programmes informational sessions such as Special Educational Needs –SEN 6. Fundraising- some positive results from Dress Up and Sno Cone sales. However this area is a work in progress as more parents see the importance of participation and involvement. Our last and upcoming event is for students with a Summer’s In Fair on the last day of school. This past year we had some great and serious chalPage-2

lenges; however as a TEAM and with support from the staff, parental body and the Ministry of Education, we are making positive changes and continue to grow as a healthy school community. To our 2017 School Leavers, we are proud of you as you reach another milestone in your life. We have watched you grow into young pre-teens eager in your quest to learn, reach for the stars and achieve accomplishments that will impact you for the rest of your life. In everything seek God first who will guide and direct you in making wise choices. Be wise in your choice of friends, Stay Focused, Be yourself, Be Respectful, Be Civic Minded, Stand Tall, Do a Good Deed Daily, Do not be afraid to learn new skills and take on challenges. Remember to daily put on the Armour of God – Helmet of Salvation, Breastplate of Righteousness, Belt of Truth, and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith and Shoes of the Gospel of Peace. Congratulations and Well Done! We would like to extend a sincere and warm thanks to our sponsors who have made this possible with your kind donations. We will be able to reflect on wonderful memories as we look back on pictures and messages from within our school community and children with their peers. Thanks for making such a positive and indelible impact in our Sir John A Cumber Primary School 2017 Yearbook. As our senior teachers who have been with us for some twenty plus years move onto other areas such as promotions, retirement, travelling the world and just simply enjoying life – We say THANK YOU!! Thank you for making such a positive impact in our children’s lives, their families and wider communities. Your daily presence brought a sense of security and joy as we left our little ones in your care to teach and nurture. As you move onwards to greater aspirations, we pray that you will continually be blessed as you enjoy the better years of life. Know we love and appreciate you always. Summer is here! Travel, Swim, Dance, Laugh, Cook, Read, Swing in a Hammock and Relax bask in the beauty of daily living. Be true to self. Do something new. Smile and enjoy each day. We wish for everyone a safe, fun and most productive summer 2017!


A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENTS’ COUNCIL

SO LONG YEAR SIX Year 6 school leavers, we wish you all the best as you embark on the next round of your educational ladder. We will miss you. Please remain focused and make us proud. We love you. So long! Here is a look back on your final year.

Javon Henry - Students’ Council President Being a president has taught me to be responsible and to show leadership. Being a president has been a great job for me.

Tyler and his group working on a project in the library

Javon Henry and team getting ready for a presentation

Mr. Griffith with Ronny, Henry and Dempsis in guided reading

Mary (red sweater) and her group involved in research

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SO LONG YEAR SIX CONT’D

Young researchers of Year 6

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SO LONG YEAR SIX CONT’D Library assistants sorting books

Henry, Kevin, JeVoughn and Joandy work on a reading project

Jelissa, Mikayla, Kiarah, Andrew, Shellem, Camron and Shevon work on a group project. Page-5


YEAR 6 BUSH: TRIP TO THE RITZ CARLTON Year 6 Bush received the most outstanding class award for Library Skills. Their reward was a trip to and a reception at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. Congratulations! We express appreciation to the hotel’s management for accommodating the class. It was extremely wonderful.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman & Bar Jack Restaurant are proud to support “Cayman Sea Sense” by only purchasing seafood from sustainable sources.

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YEAR 6 CAYMAN TRADITIONAL ARTS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME Students making silver thatch rope.

This programme is conducted on Fridays and is coordinated by Mr. Christian and his team. The aim is to educate the students on their cultural history and traditions. The students are taught how to make several artefacts and cuisine unique to the Cayman Islands. It’s a programme that the students enjoyed immensely and look forward to every week. Special thanks to Mr. Christian and his team for their commitment to this important programme. Pictured are some aspects of the weekly exercise.

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SNAP SHOTS OF KEY STAGE ONE & TWO 2016-2017

Reception Mc Clean: First week of school Reception Grant in show and tell class. Exploring colour mixing

Sensory exploration

Making pattern necklaces from fruit loops

Reception Pat: Enjoying our newly enhanced Reading Corner (L to R) Raleigh, Jhia, Alison, Aydin

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SNAP SHOTS OF KEY STAGE ONE & TWO 2016-2017

Capital and Common letter matching

Reception Pat: Business Enterprise Fair (L to R) Akira Bodden, Kelsea Evans, Alison Parsons, Naomi Powery, Jhia McLaughlin

We Rocked Our Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

Reception Pat: Class Reward - Pajama Party (L to R - Back) Joshua, Raleigh, Stephon, Adrian, Karlon, Daniel, Che, Cayleb Front - Akira, Isabella, Jhia, Leia, Naomi, Zaeliah, Alison, Kelsea Page-9


YEAR ONE Materials Projects We created projects using a variety of materials. What fun!

Ja’hdon Bodden – plastic bottle pig Holly Ebanks made a town model

Randy Ebanks and his boat

Destynee Powery – the bus

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YEAR ONE

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YEAR TWO

Year 2 trip to North Side to see traditional houses

Parenting workshop: Troy Owens with mom. Page-12


YEAR THREE

Field trip to the Northside Farms –while exploring the Unit-People Grow and Change Learning about the types of food we eat, where they are from, and how they grow.

Tevez Varona making a presentation to Mrs. Solomon, one of our farmers. She farms both livestock (chickens) and crops. Tevez cherishes his harvest of an egg, just being laid.

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YEAR THREE Joshua Barrett giving a book report

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KEY STAGE TWO STUDENTS INVOLVED IN VARIOUS LEARNING ACTIVITIES.

Diego Myles, Cameron Narcisse, James Robertson, and Seaford Russell Jr, enjoying their reading time in the class reading corner

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KEY STAGE TWO STUDENTS INVOLVED IN VARIOUS LEARNING ACTIVITIES.

Aquinle Missick deeply engaged in using a ruler to measure during a Mathematics lesson

Alanna Ebanks, Mikaelie Foster and Sumayyah Gordon sharing quiet reading time.

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VOLUNTEERS & PARTNERS Our school continues to benefit from the services and commitment of a number of volunteers and partners. The ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Bar-jack Restaurant have been taking the expression; ‘many hands make light work’, quite literally. Led by Camila Costa, the Food & Beverage Supervisor, this group, assisted by other volunteers throughout the hotel, has been sacrificing their time, with some even giving up portions of their off-days to volunteer their services in the library at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School. The hotel has a Community Footprints Initiative where employees have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to a selected project or service within the community. The tasks they assisted with included shelving and reorganizing books, making space for new and additional stock, wiping and dusting where necessary and placing barcode and spine labels on books. Mr. Samuel, the Principal and staff of the school expressed appreciation to them for their untiring contributions and commitment to the educational development of our students.

Camila Costa (2nd from left) - team leader- and other volunteers are pictured above participating in various projects at the school.

(L to R) Andrew, Utsav and Felix, Community Footprints volunteers from the Ritz-Carlton

Camila Costa (3rd from left) with her team of volunteers from the Bar-Jack Restaurant Ritz-Carlton. Pictured are: (From left) Glen, Nadia, Camia, Marina, Reggie, Kumar, Jordan. (Front row) Jerome & Tarun Page-17


BUDDY/PAIRED READING

Jasmine Williams & Shante Hydes Our students continue to benefit from the Buddy/ Paired Reading programmes. This initiative is conducted in conjunction with businesses and groups from the community and is held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. This partnership is with Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE) and the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. Over the years of this exercise, teachers have noticed an improvement in the confidence, fluency and motivation from participating students.

Janette Goodman with Chandra McField (left) and Pamela Myles

Laura Mc Cauley & Tessane Hull

Joe Roberts & Dunaks Mc Coy

James O’Brien & Germaine Webster Adiana Airinei & Pamella Myles Page-18


BUDDY/PAIRED READING

Tonya Adams with Pamela & Alexi

Marius Lazar and Daniella Ebanks-Rives

Maricor Pintal and Brooklyn Ebanks

Holly Caird & Arianna McKayle Page-19


LIFE (LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE)

Sehli Dube & Haldon Hill

Volunteers receiving training from Sarah Douglas, Literacy Coach

Desiree Kelly & Chanay Anderson

Michelle Smith & Destiny Ebanks

Michelle Montgomery & Zaim Ebanks

Emma Jane & Aaron Powell

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LIFE (LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE)

Lisa Watts & Joshua Barrett Tammy Jenniissen & Harold Gonzalez

Sloane Rhulen & John Rodriquez Beth Henry & Leliani Welds

Marilyn Connolly, Executive Director from LIFE and other volunteers (above) assisting students in selecting books.

Alanna Warwick-Smith & Natara Dickens Page-21


PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS

Leon Turner was named the most outstanding cricketer of the tournament

SPORTS DAYS

Our Inter-house Sports Day which was held in February brought out the best in students, teachers and parents. Four houses competed for the coveted first place and dress parade trophies. Smith house emerged the eventual winner in both categories. This was a good indicator and an excellent preparation for the early expected Inter-Primary Sports Competition. Needless to say our athletes performed admirably and finished in third place behind Prospect and Red Bay Primary School. Congratulations to all the athletes and the PE teacher Mr. Eastman. We extend an extra special recognition to Mikayla Brown who was named the Division 3 girls Champion and to Gabrielle Matthews for being crowned the Division one boys champion. Well done. Page-22


PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS

Javine Donaldson Javon Henry and Mikayla Brown were the most Division 2 inter-house champion outstanding athletes in the Inter-House sports.

Layla Gordon Year 3 inter-house Champion

Daniella Campbell Year 5 girl’s champion

Michail Michelin: Year 5 champion

Caleb Ebanks Year 4 inter-house champion

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RUGBY & GOLF

The students were privileged to be involved in rugby and golf clinics which were held during the month of May. Rugby was held at the Rugby Club in South Sound. Mr. Eastman, Ms. Hall and Mrs. McField coached the teams. Pictured are some of the students who participated in both sports.

CAYMAN ISLAND’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL REPRESENTATIVE VISITED Fifteen year old Marisa Harison represents the Cayman Islands in the North Central America Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCEVA). Her presentation was well received and highly motivational.

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MUSIC & NATIONAL FESTIVAL ACHIEVEMENTS Violin Ensemble The Sir John A. Cumber Primary Violin Ensemble consists of nine students from our Years 4 through 6. This group was formed a little over a year ago by Mrs. Frances McConvey, who teaches music at the John Gray High School. Our Violin group had the opportunity to compete in the recent National Children’s Festival of the Arts and won a Silver Star for their song ‘Linden Tree.’ We are very proud of this group and wish them all the best as they continue on their musical journey. Violins. • Marlon Scott • Mikaelie Foster • Summayah Gordon • Brooklyn Ebanks • Kimora Bodden • Kayley Ebanks • Michail Michelin • Katelyn Ebanks • Jada Williams (missing from photo)

Vocal Solos This year we had 2 young ladies from our school to represent us at the National Children’s Festival of the Arts. • Amie Ebanks – Blessings – Silver • Jeanelle McDonald – Lord, You’re Holy – Silver Star Violin Solos This year we had 3 young ladies take violin solos to the National Children’s Festival of the Arts for the first time. • • •

Brooklyn Ebanks – All Silk and Satin – Silver Kimora Bodden – Strictly Tango – Silver Katelyn Ebanks – Hampton Court – Bronze

Back row left to right: Katelyn Ebanks, Jhianni Cornwall, Brooklyn Ebanks, Kimora Bodden, Summayah Gordon, Mikaelie Foster, Kayley Ebanks, (front row l to r) Michail Michelin and Marlon Scott Page-25


MUSIC & NATIONAL FESTIVAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Choirs

Infant Choir – Love Can Turn The World – Bronze Junior Choir – Ten Thousand Reasons – Silver

Dance

KS2 Dance Group – Sunset – Modern/ Contemporary – Bronze

Nation Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA) SPEECH – SOLO

AMIE EBANKS 3M I’m Not a Kid - SILVER LeJAE McLEAN 3M I’m Not a Kid SILVER JAELYN BENT 3M Getting Dressed For School SILVER WITH A STAR CYANNI MYLES 3M Getting Dressed For School SILVER RITA RIVERS 3M Perfect SILVER MAKAYLA SUTHERLAND 3M About the Teeth of Sharks BRONZE INFANT SPEECH CHIOR---- YEARS 2 & 3 --SILVER Page-26

Mikaelie Foster and Kimora Bodden with certificates of achievements


STAFF NEWS RITIREMENT FOR THREE OF OUR VETERAN TEACHERS…..So long Mr. Courtney Perrin, Mrs. Dianne Varona and Mrs. Lorna Lumsden. We are indebted to them for their years of service and commitment to the education of children of the Cayman Islands. We wish them a blessed and restful retirement.

Mr. Courtney Perrin

Mrs. Lorna Lumsden

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - SEPTEMBER The Sir John A. Cumber Primary welcomed new principal Mr. Paul Samuel to the school and community. He replaced Mrs. Lorna Lumsden who was the acting principal after the retirement in December 2015 of former principal Mr. Joseph Wallace. Mr. Paul Samuel is originally from Scotland but moved to Wales in 1990 to study Primary School Education at Cardiff University. He was a School Inspector for the Welsh Government and featured in school inspections throughout Wales.

Pastor Maurice Chambers (above) and Mr. Powell offering prayers of blessings Friday September 2, 2016 at 8:30 am to start the new school year

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Mr. Samuel is pictured here with Hon. Tara Rivers and Year 2 Frater on a tour of the school at the start of the term. Having inspected over thirty schools he has gained a valuable experience that has positively impacted his role as a school leader. He has completed the ‘National Professional Qualification for Headship’. This is a prerequisite for all Head Teachers in Wales before becoming a Head Teacher /Principal. He assumed his first Headship post in 2007. In 2010 he was given the responsibility by the Welsh Government of designing and overseeing the building of a £6,500,000 ‘state of the art’ school. It resulted in a structure that was a fantastic resource in which to deliver a curriculum in the 21st Century, and was also one that was comparable to none. Mr. Samuel is known in his profession and by his diligence to raise standards in schools and to generally help them make rapid progress. Since Mr. Samuel has taken up his position he has brought some transformational ideas that are beginning to positively change the trajectory of the school. He is intensely charismatic and brings energy and personal character and intellect to the job. We congratulate him on the successful completion of his first year in the role and wish him all the best in the ensuing year.


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH

- SEPTEMBER

LAUNCH OF PET CARE Volunteers from Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE) provided some useful tips and educational sessions to the students of the Sir John A Cumber Primary School on how to care for their pets especially dogs. The students have been very receptive to the team and the dog/s that they brought to the sessions each week.

PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - OCTOBER

ITEMS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

When we heard, read of and viewed the devastation that was caused by Hurricane Matthew particularly to Haiti, we immediately decided to do something, however small, to assist those that were affected. With the help of parents and the encouragements of teachers the students provided a wide variety of items for this project which included clothing, non-perishable food items, sanitary articles, batteries and paper towels. The drive was spearheaded by Mr. Courtney Perrin (pictured) Year 5 teacher and head of juniors and Mrs. Dwayne Bennett, head of infants. They have each expressed appreciation on behalf of the principal, students and staff to the parents and general school community for their generosity and overwhelming support of this worthwhile cause. Page-29


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - OCTOBER

FAREWELL MS. JEFFERSON

In October we said ‘so long’ to Ms. Rebekah Jefferson who was our music teacher for ten years. The school hosted a special musical farewell assembly where students and teachers expressed appreciation for her invaluable contributions to the development of the music programme at our school over the past ten years. The PTA was represented by its President- Ms. Vanda Powery, who presented Ms. Jefferson with a special token of appreciation. Both students and staff expressed well wishes as she leaves to fulfill her life goals.

(Pictured Left) Mrs. Rachael Mc Field playing the steel pan for the farewell assembly (Pictured Right) Ms. Jefferson accompanying the student body as they sang

PERCUSSION WORKSHOP & CELEBRATION

A rhythm workshop was conducted on Monday October 31 at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School. It featured master percussionist Eden Hurlston, a native of the Cayman Islands and a member of One World Entertainment. The students learned some percussion fundamentals including; the ‘heart beat’ rhythm, which is a great way to begin percussion playing and a springboard for later improvisation. Over two hundred students from years four, five and six attended the session which was one of the final events organized by Rebekah Jefferson, the school’s out-going music teacher.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - NOVEMBER Veterans Reflected with the Students Captain Dale Banks a retired member of the United States Air Force (USAF) and the current President of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association and veteran Loxley Banks also a retiree from the United States Air Force gave an enlightening presentation to the students on Tuesday November 8. The presenters also informed the students about the poppy drive and who benefits from the proceeds. The students were very receptive to the two veterans and took the opportunity to pose several interesting questions at the end of presentations.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - NOVEMBER STUDENTS RECEIVED DIABETES EDUCATION

control this. The presentation was done in association with the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens as a part of their Diabetes Awareness week. Two of its representatives were in attendance; Ms. Melrose Gooding and Mr. Clint Powery.

Damieon White, a Pharmacist with West Bay Pharmacy and a Diabetes Educator gave an enlightening presenting to the school body on diabetes and the importance of proper nutrition to either prevent or

THE 2016 - 2017 STUDENT COUNCIL INSTALLATION CEREMONY

Our school saw twenty-eight students from Year One to Year Six receive their ties in an installation ceremony which was held on Friday November 11, 2016. The students took on leadership roles within their classrooms along with other duties which supported teaching, staff and administration. The Student Councilors represent the voice of their classmates, bringing suggestions to the table and to facilitate a school whose Positive Behaviour Intervention Strategy (PBIS) theme is; ‘Be respectful, Be responsible, Be Safe’ The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Jake Bennet who was the first elected President of the school’s Students’ Council in 2008. Many parents were in attendance in support of their children.

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Dwayne and Janelle lead in the students’ council’s pledge


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - NOVEMBER HOT CHOCOLATE WITH THE PRINCIPAL LAUNCHED.

Hot chocolate with the Principal Fridays, is one of the positive rewards when the children consistently demonstrate by their actions that they are respectful, responsible and safe. (Some recipients pictured below with the Principal-Mr. Paul Samuel.)

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - NOVEMBER SCHOOL WINS ‘GIVE-A-KID-BREAKFAST’

Gina Peck and Lara Punte (pictured) from Progressive Distributors handed out the breakfast to the entire school on Friday 25 November which at that time had a student enrollment of 570. It comprised 1 x 10oz Pure Premium Tropicana juice, 1 x box of Quaker bars and 1 x sachet of Quaker oats per child. This was in association with Foster's Food Fair support the Cayman community through their annual Give-a-Kid-Breakfast campaign.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER STUDENTS RECEIVED SPIRITUAL OBJECT LESSONS

trust Jesus to guide our lives and ask Him to help us to be good people for Him each day. Gage River-McLean, a student said that the presentation was awesome while another student, Marlon Scott in his reflection stated, “It was Godly, if people do what they (the presenters) say, the world would be much better.” (Pictured: Bill and Karen Salisbury making their presentations)

Bill and Karen Salisbury from Children’s Bible Crusade in Virginia called on the Key Stage two students and they got their full and excited attention. The couple shared stories and other object lessons of Jesus through puppetry and other media. Their message was

STORY-TELLING TREAT On December 1, 2016, Jamaican story-teller Amina Blackwood-Meeks told the students a thrilling and captivating Anansi story. It was enthusiastically received by the students. “Telling stories is the most important thing that I do,’’ she remarked.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER CLASSROOM LIBRARIES DONATED BY LIFE COORDINATOR

LITERACY TRAINING Sarah Douglas, Literacy Coach with the Department of Education Services, conducting training with Teacher Support Assistants

We always appreciate the generous donation of books by Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE). The selection was varied and well within the student’s interests. Special thanks to Marilyn Connolly the Executive Director for coordinating the exercise. We also extend appreciate to all the other companies who were involved in sourcing, leveling and preparing the books for the class libraries.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RITZ

The climax of the first term of Ritz-Carlton Buddy Reading was celebrated with a trip to the hotel by the participants in the programme. On the 14th of December 2016, seventeen students had the opportunity to visit the hotel for a treat and to take part in a decorating of gingerbread cookies challenge with their reading buddy. It was an experience that they will long cherish. The Buddy reading programme is in its eighth year and has been instrumental in contributing to the improved reading levels and motivation of the participating students. The principal and staff appreciate the commitment of the Ritz-Carlton team over the years and wish them all the best in all their endeavours. Page-36

(Pictured: Students at the Ritz- Carlton with their Reading Buddies)


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER BUSINESS ENTERPRISE WEEK On Wednesday December 14, the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School hall was buzzing with excitement as students, parents and teachers gathered for their first ever Business Enterprise Fair. This event climaxed two weeks of entrepreneurship among the twenty-eight classes of the school that awakened creativity, ingenuity, collaboration, comradery and skill like no other. The principal of the school Mr. Samuel, along with the PTA executive, challenged the student body to this unique fundraising venture. Each class was given a total of $30 CI to invest in a viable business plan for over a two week period. The top 5 classes with the biggest profit margin at the end of the fair would receive prizes. On the day of the fair, they each had the opportunity to make their produce available for sale to the school community.

Reception Willis with their handcrafted Christmas tree decorations The students and teachers invested their money in many innovative ways. The products were vast and varied. They included distinctly hand crafted Christmas tree ornaments, jewelry, slime, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, picture frames, conch shell lighting and specially blended natural juices. Some classes chose a more popular and safer route by selling raffle tickets for a chance to win attractive prices such as an IPad and Bluetooth speakers. One class invested in a face-painting booth while another opted to invest in the snow- cone trade. The event attracted scores of parents, guardians and well-wishers who extended their support to all booths. The students did brisk trades and their enthusiasm and marketing skills were highly commended by Minister Rivers.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER BUSINESS ENTERPRISE WEEK Principal Samuel was thrilled at the outcome and commended the students and teachers for their commitment to the challenge. The class that gained the most dividends on their $30 was Reception Willis. They added an extra $575 to their thirty by making a total of $605 in sales. The event netted a total of $3823.64. The Principal and the PTA executive led by their president Ms. Vanda Powery, congratulated all students and praised the entrepreneurship and team spirit of all involved. Mr. Samuel making a purchase of a hand-crated wallet from Year 1 Mowatt.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - DECEMBER CHRISTMAS LUNCH SPONSORED BY MARIOTT RESORT

The students and staff of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were treated to a sumptuous lunch on Wednesday December 10, 2016 compliments of the management and staff of the Marriott Beach Resort. The team was presented with an oversized ‘thank you’ card which was made and signed by some of the children as an expression of their gratitude. Valerie Hoppe, the Human Resources Manager and coordinator of the event said, “We had a wonderful afternoon with the students’’ Kara Ebanks, a PTA executive member and the Principal, Mr. Paul Samuel, all expressed appreciation on behalf of the school and the PTA.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - JANUARY STUDENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTED

Nominated students of the Students’ Councils rigorously campaigned for the several positions on the executive including presidents, vice-presidents, secretary, and public relations officers. On January 13, 2017 they presented some passionate speeches filled with promises which many of them admitted can’t be fully realized without administration’s collaboration and consent. At the end of the process, Javon Henry emerged as the president by an overwhelming margin. Other elected executive members were Mariah Myles- First Vice President, Mikaelie Foster- Second Vice President; Ciara Davey- Secretary and Illiana Romero- Public Relations Officer (PRO).

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - FEBRUARY POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTION SUPPORT (PBIS)

The Positive Behaviour Intervention Support programme was launched on February 10, 2017. The theme chosen was ‘Westbeers’. Senior School Improvement Officer (SSIO) Mrs. Gloria Bell, and Policy Advisor with the Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Sean Cahill, also addressed the assembly.

The Honorable Tara Rivers addressed the assembly.

PATTIES FOR ALL! Jordan Armenise, Sports Produce/Reporter with Hurley’s Media Ltd, won three hundred and sixty-five (365) patties at the Taste of Cayman Food and Festival 2017, and he decided to donate them to our school. In order for the children to receive at least one patty each, Island Taste donated an additional number to match our total enrollment. Both the president and secretary of the Students’ Council, Javon Henry and Ciara Davey, received the donation on behalf of the student body. Representatives from Hurley’s Media were present to assist with the distribution.

SIR JOHN A. CUMBER PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPPORTS CAYMAN HOSPICE CARE Students from the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School gave their support to the Cayman Hospice Care annual Flag Day awareness and fundraising drive by organizing a dress up day which was held on Friday February 17, 2017. On that day all students who wore any shade of green donated $2.00 towards the charity. The organization had indicated that their goal was to raise $60.000 in two days. The students of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were successful in raising $660.00 as result of their dress up day initiative. Ms. Felicia McLean, and a nurse from Hospice visited the school on February 16 to promote the initiative among the students.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MARCH VISITING CHOIR PERFORMS FOR STUDENTS The Westminster Christian High School and undergrads Choir from Miami Florida gave a mini-recital at our school while on a four-day tour day of the island. It was on Friday, February 17 at 8:30

RICH READING AREAS The rich reading areas in the Key Stage One classrooms of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were recently enhanced by some additional leveled books that were donated by Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE).

With the combined effort of teachers, students, parents and some volunteers from the Ritz- Carlton’s Footprints in the Community Programme, the sixteen classes used their creativity to transform the reading environment into an even more interesting, comfortable, accessible and enriched reading area. One objective was to transform the reading environment into a more attractive and purposeful one and the teachers succeeded in achieving that goal. The areas were developed around various themes Page-42

including; ‘Leap into a Great Book’, ‘Buzz into Reading’ and ‘Reading at the Beach’. One class focused on the children’s author Dr. Seuss. Some were fitted with suitable furniture or seating to create a comfortable reading environment. These include cushions, benches, pillows, rugs, rockers, beanbag chairs, and oversized stuffed animals. Marilyn Connolly, Executive Director from LIFE and Brad Wilson, Literacy Coach for the Department of Education Services both visited the school on March 6 for the reveal and to tour the classrooms. Principal Mr. Paul Samuel applauded the effort that was put into developing the reading rich areas and was confident that it would contribute to the development of the student's love for reading. He again expressed appreciation to LIFE and their team for their generous donation.


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MARCH SEA SHEPHERD CREW AT SJACPS The junior students of the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were privileged to be visited by two crew members of the famous Environmental Protection Company: Sea Shepherd. The crew was visiting the Cayman Islands during the week of March 20 and made a special call to the school on March 22, 2017. They spoke to the students on their role as Sea Shepherds and the dire importance to preserve and protect the marine environment.

Dr. Connie (with red mic) responding to a question from Kamila Ebanks-Matos. Her colleague, Maggie stands to the right

YEAR 5 MANGROVES EDUCATION PROGRAMME On March 15 and 17, 2017, the Education Manager of the National Trust, Catherine Childs, conducted a workshop with the Year 5 classes on the importance of our mangrove ecosystems. This essential programme has been supported by Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) since 2001. The students also enjoyed a complimentary boat trip through the mangroves in April generously provided by Caribbean Marine Services. The workshop also included experiments and investigations into how the mangroves adapt to saline water. The students gained valuable information from the interesting and interactive workshop and expressed appreciation to Ms. Child and the sponsors for their commitment to the programme. The National Trust, CUC, and Caribbean Marine Services are dedicated to the support of this annual mangrove education programme to all the public schools in Grand Cayman, including Sir John A. Cumber Primary School.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MARCH BROWN FAMILY VISITS

The students of our school were the recipients of a donation of books and school supplies which were presented on Monday March 20, 2017. This generous donation was made by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua and Katie Brown and family who were visiting the island from Saint Louis Missouri with their six-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son. The gift was made on the platform of the international group - Pack for a Purpose and was organized through the Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman. It was received on the school’s behalf by the school’s Deputy Principal-Mrs. Lorna Lumsden and was witnessed by some of our students. The collaboration was coordinated by the Chairman of the Community Footprints Board for Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Yentel McGaw. The family also donated two and a half hours of their time that day to volunteer their services in some classroomS with tasks such as reading with students

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and assisting in learning centers. They enjoyed the experience and the teachers, as well as students, appreciated their acts of kindness. We wish them well in their future missions.

Brown family volunteers in Reception classes, the library and donates to the school.


PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY YEAR 6 EXHIBITION

Year 6 students of Sir John A. Cumber Primary held their annual International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Exhibition from May 3-5, which is a fundamental part of being an IB World School. This year, the students chose to take a stand against societal issues by conducting research and taking action to reduce these problems in the Cayman Islands. In addition to posters highlighting the action they took in their community, the students created poems, skits, songs, and videos which brought more awareness to these societal issues. Some of the areas selected by students included abuse, violent crime, health, environmental conservation, pollution, and safety. Parents, mentors, and dignitaries were invited to attend a formal opening which was held on May 4, 2017. All students involved attended and were available to speak to Christian Perez

Mentor- Mrs. Janneth Needham and an officer from the RCIPS, mentored a group of students in preparations for the Year 6 Exhibition.

their chosen cause. Both Savannah Primary and Prospect Primary showed their support for the Exhibition by sending a delegation of students to visit.

Year 6 students are pictured above

Michael Bartlett

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Our school celebrated another big and successful International Night on Saturday May 20. The annual event started at 6 o’clock. It was well attended and supported by hundreds of students, parents and community members including the recently crowned Ms. Cayman Anika Connolly. The night was a culmination of a cultural celebration of countries which each year level had been studying and researching in their classes before the event. There was lots of food and entertainment. The theme for the night’s event was: ‘Passport to the World’

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY

Mr. Darwin Ebanks & Ms. Esther Rivers

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY MUFG INVESTOR SERVICES READS WITH STUDENTS

Staff from MUFG Alternative Fund Services (Cayman) Limited dedicated their time to reading with some of our students. This was on Monday May 29, 2017. The session was coordinated by Jessica Deegenaars, its Executive Marketing Assistant and Marilyn Connolly, Executive Director from LIFE. Both the students and the volunteers expressed that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS BY MONTH - MAY STUDENTS GET INVOLVED AT MLA SWEARING IN CEREMONY

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School was represented by some of our Key Stage Two students at the 2017 Swearing-in Ceremony of the elected representatives to the Legislative Assembly. It took place on Wednesday May 31.

CIRCLE OF LOVE (COL) ANNUAL CHILD MONTH CHILDREN’S BREAKFAST The ‘Circle of Love Women’s Ministry’ hosted its 6th annual breakfast to climax Child’s Month. It was held on Saturday, May 27, at the Marriott Beach Resort on West Bay Road. The children participated in the essay competition on the title: How does my teacher influence my life? Ashley Miguel-Diaz placed second in her category. Maliyah Foster and Melayiah White were very enthusiastic in their rendition of a nostalgic poem on Cayman’s Culture. It was well received. Erin Parchment opened the breakfast with a speech to the assembly.

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CLASS PHOTOS - RECEPTION MCLEAN 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - RECEPTION WILLIS 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - RECEPTION PAT 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR ONE

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR ONE

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR ONE

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR ONE

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR TWO

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR TWO - FRATER 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR TWO - JAMES 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR THREE - FRANKLIN 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR THREE - MICHELIN - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR THREE - CROWLEY - 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR THREE - RICHARDS-WRIGHT - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FOUR - LINTON 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FOUR - YOUNG - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FOUR - OSBORNE - 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FIVE - CHAMBERS - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FIVE - HARRIS-CUNNINGHAM- 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR FIVE- PERRIN - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - BUSH - 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - SMITH - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - BAILEY-HENRY- 2016-2017

CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX- GRIFFITH/PETRIE - 2016-2017

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CLASS PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - SCHOOL LEAVING CLASS - 2016-2017

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INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - SMITH

Jazmine Rebecca Barnes

Erin Bush

Lucio Cavallaro

Leonique Cunningham

Angeleah Ebanks

Ashley Ebanks

Isaiah Ebanks

Josiah Ebanks

Richardia Excell

Tarek S. Figueroa

Gizelle Goodison

Javon Henry

Antjuan Lawrence

Jhanelee McLean

Shanaya Milwood

Leelan Moore

Aleaxnder Powell

Robbie Rivers

Jayden Robinson

Mary Scott

Brian Watler

Germaine Webster

Whitney Williams

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INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - BUSH

Antaneya Baptist

Michael Bartlett

Travis Bodden

Jaquan Bristol

Maya Bush

Reanna Bush

Esmeralda Carter-Clarke

Javon Copeland

Kaleb Nathan Ebanks

Madison Ebanks

Page Ebanks

ReMiyah Ebanks

Kamila Matos-Ebanks

Chandra McField

Amanda McIntosh

Shataya Millwood

Malaya Myles

Jada Murdock

Duane Needham

Christian Perez

Illiana Romero Page-64

Isabella Romero

Alezandria Stewart

Dianelys Taveras


INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - GRIFFITH/PETRIE

Nedin Chinchilla-Aguilar Areon Alexander Anglin

Tyler Beckford

Garone Brown

Samuel Carridice

Ciara Davey

Katelyn Torres-Ebanks

Daniella Rives-Ebanks

Samuel Henry

Jazlyn Hydes

Chloe McField

Leann McLaughlin

Simion Millwood

Marisha Myles

Erin Parchment

Mary Powell

Dempsis Soto-Powell

Melany Peraza-Reve

Ronny Cardona-Rivers

Jamari Samuda

Tiffany Scott

Jerrol Simms

Daniella Wallace

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INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS - YEAR SIX - BAILEY-HENRY

J’dayah Allen

JeVoughn Anderson

Darius Anglin

Andrew Baptist

Joandy Bodden

Mikayla Brown

Cameron Bulgin

Jelissa Bush

Shania Bush

Shevon Campbell

Lillyanna Carter

Kayley Facey

Henry Ebanks-Fernandez

Alexie Levy

Kevin Matos-Ebanks

Omarion Maxwell

Kiarah McKenzie

Shellem Molina Mesa

Mariah Myles

Matthew Parchmont

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Serita Welcome


Reception Willis

REFLECTIONS ON THE SCHOOL YEAR

I liked….. Briella: I liked playing in Centers and I like playing with Zoey. Miska: I like to play with toys and I like to play with Zoey. Taniyah: I liked writing in the writing center. Kaliena: I liked going to the Reading Center with Xavi. Malikai: I liked to learn about letters and words in Reception. Darien: I like to play with the truck with Joshua. Jayden: I liked playing outside. Zoey: I like to play in the Home center with Marlee. Marlee: I like to play with Xavi outside and build sandcastles. Brucee: I like the classroom and the writing center. Razariah: I liked the books and numbers in my class. Xavi: I like to play with legos in the Block Center. Nathaniel: I like to learn in class and do the work. Marlon: I like writing and I liked learning my numbers. Dylan: I liked to play in the playdough. Justin: I liked the writing center because I get to write. Miss Willis: This year has been a year full of growth, not only for the children, but me professionally. I will fondly remember this year group as it is one that has shared in some very special personal moments in my life. I will miss Justin’s explanations, Marlee’s sense of humor, and Chloie’s inquisitiveness to name a few. I will miss the way my girls always tried to ensure that their tables were kept clean and the boys tended to make sure that there is no fighting. I have watched this group of children blossom August to now, and I know that which teacher gets them next year will not be short of laughter, joy, and happiness. I will miss my “little buggies.” Mrs. Manderson: This year has been one that was very challenging. However with experience comes wisdom, and I can truly say that I have grown professionally and personally. I will surely miss this group of children and I wish them nothing but the best for the upcoming school years. Absent: Chloie Sahadeo, Jahlaya Dixon

YEAR 2 FRATER:

We started in August 2016 and our slogan continues to be: Yes We Can! We journeyed on a class trip to North Side looking at homes long ago. Then Business Enterprise Week where we as a class family tried to become a millionaire. We stopped by to relax on reading on the beach to sharpen our Literacy skills. We are the West Beers who say: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe. Our journey continues to the school library where Mrs. Vaughan has exciting books for us to borrow. We keep her very busy. International Night -We celebrated with the Philippines -Thanks to all our parents and friends for helping. We are on the last lap and we are growing and trying to be the best Learning is fun and we continue to work hard saying. Yes We Can!! This year was my favorite because at the start of the year I was not doing well but my teacher helped me a lot and now I feel more confident. – Dianelys Taveras I This year I had the opportunity to participate in the things I enjoy doing. – Isabella Romero This year, my teacher enjoyed working with my students helped me explore and learn new things. this year. Enthusiasm was high, and – Illiana Romero From Year 1 to 6 I felt together we made great leaps and that time has flown bounds. Well done, so fast. Overall I’m missing this beautiful and keep on doing amazing things! place and all the memories and Ms. Shekina Bush I hope to see this place again. – Year 6 Teacher Christian Pérez Page-67


REFLECTIONS ON THE SCHOOL YEAR John A. Cumber is a very nice school, with fun things to do – thank you for teaching me! – Joandy Bodden No matter where I am in life I’ll always remember you SJACPS. – Matthew Parchment SJACPS was the best. I will always remember it because the teachers were a lot of fun! Jevoughn Anderson I want you to know that this school was the best school my parents could put me in. Lillyanna Carter I will always keep pushing, and never give up! – Robbie Rivers Believe in yourself and make it happen! – Kayla Wright Be happy, be confident, and never give up! – Lucio Cavallaro This year was fun and students gave 100%. Always believe in yourself and you will achieve great things. – Mr. R. Smith Year 6 Teacher Never give up, even if you fail. – Daniella Ebanks-Rives

SIGNATURES & MEMORIES

Teaching at SJACPS has been an adventure that’s unforgettable. This experience will be embedded in my teaching career. – Mrs. S. Bailey-Henry Year 6 Teacher 6 Bailey-Henry

Dedicated to be educated! – Erin Bush

Don’t take life for granted. – Jamari Samuda

Your journey has not ended, it has only begun!!! – Leann McLaughlin If you are not willing to learn, Aim high no one can for the sky help you! If and do your you are determined to learn, best. – Ale- no one can stop you! - M. R. jandro Chinchilla Petrie Year 6 Teacher Page-68


SIGNATURES & MEMORIES

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