Education World Forum Addresses Changes in Education

Wednesday, 17 May 2023 - 6:02pm

Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Honourable Sharie B. de Castro said the Education World Forum addressed the changes in education and what the world has learned from the recent disruptions.

World Forum Widens Vision To Re Imagine Education In The VI

Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - 1:55pm

Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. de Castro has said that day 2 of the Education World Forum has energised her delegation, and bolstered and widened their vision to re-imagine education in the Virgin Islands.

Premier Wheatley Dialouges With VI Diaspora In The UK

Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - 10:46am

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley and members of his delegation met with a large gathering of students and Virgin Islanders at the BVI London Office in the United Kingdom on May 8.

Minister For Education Attending World Forum 2023 In London

Friday, 5 May 2023 - 7:49pm

Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. deCastro will be away from the Territory on official duties attending the Education World Forum 2023 in London, United Kingdom from May 5 to 12.  

Francis Lettsome School Is 2023 Foreign Language Bowl Winner

Thursday, 4 May 2023 - 11:47am

Students from the Francis Lettsome Primary School are the 2023 Primary Foreign Language Bowl winners. Robinson O’Neal Primary School placed second, while Joyce Samuel Primary School secured third place.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro On The Value Of Education To Economic Development

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:47pm

Madam Speaker, on Friday 3rd, February 2022, I received a letter for the BVI Teacher’s Union regarding the payment of outstanding increments. Upon receiving the letter, I immediately contacted the union to request a meeting with the intention to hear directly from teachers so that their concerns could be effectively articulated and represented.

Statement By Minister For Education Honourable de Castro On Zero Tolerance To Misconduct In Schools

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:48pm

Madam Speaker, in recent weeks there has been an upsurge of extreme misconduct at some of our secondary schools. In fact, Madam Speaker, I can regrettably confirm that some of our students are threatening the lives of their peers, teachers, administrators, and security officers and are threatening to destroy school property. Additionally, Madam Speaker, our schools have found students in possession of marijuana and marijuana products as well as e-cigarettes and alcohol. Brass knuckles with knives attached are being confiscated from students far too frequently. Schools have also reported a significant issue with students bringing oversized splat-ball or pellet guns and using them to shoot at others after school.

Applications Open For Vi ASIA Study Abroad Progamme

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 - 8:56am

The Ministry of Education in partnership with the VI Hong Kong Office have announced the opening of the 2023 to 2024 Asia Abroad Scholarship Programme.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro - Effective Leadership Training Programme

Monday, 30 January 2023 - 4:23pm

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to inform this Honourable House and this Community about the Effective Leadership Training Programme which commenced on January 18th through a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports and The Institute of Education at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro - Education Reform And Curriculum Development

Monday, 30 January 2023 - 4:04pm

Madam Speaker, this school year, the Ministry of Education has endeavoured to re-imagine education as we work to better prepare our students to be leaders in an ever-changing world.