Statement

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
Topics: 
Education, Schools
Release Date:
Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 3:47pm

STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE,
YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
HONOURABLE SHARIE B. DE CASTRO, MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, YOUTH AFFAIRS, AND SPORTS.

Enis Adams/Althea Scatliffe Primary
Use Of Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church Annex

Good day all,

On Thursday 25th August, we updated you regarding the progress made and needed to complete the second floor of the Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) building.

Several persons in attendance expressed concerns about the plan, particularly about having a section of students attend half day while the building was being completed.

With advice from the Principals, the Ministry of Education approached the leadership of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church in an effort to secure additional space for the school to use.

I am pleased to report that the CGBBC graciously agreed to allow for the use of the Annex which includes classrooms and a hall for the period of 12th September  to 9th December, while the second floor classrooms at the EAPS site are under construction.

This arrangement allows all students from Enis Adams Primary School and Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) to attend full day sessions during the construction period.

With this arrangement, two grade five and three grade six groups will be stationed at the Cane Garden Bay Church Annex from 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily.  One Administrator and a senior teacher will oversee this section of the school during this time. All classes, including Music, P.E. and Spanish will take place there.

All other students will attend classes at the Enis Adams campus from 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. Classes will begin on 12th September  for both locations. 

Transportation will be provided from the Festival Grounds in Road Town to the school and the church facility daily. The drop off time will be 8:00 a.m. and pick up time 3: 50 p.m.

The Ministry of Education takes this time to thank all parents affected for their patience and cooperation as we seek to finalise plans for the full day school arrangement for all students.

As Minister, I am grateful to the parents, community partners and the public  as a whole for the support and cooperation as we begin this new school year.