The West St George Secondary School’s reading programme was given a boost during the last school term, compliments a contribution from Automax Autoparts in Campden Park.
Local proprietor, Mr Terry Anderson, presented a cheque to the deputy principal of the West St George Secondary School, Miss Mauressa Delecia, at a brief handing over ceremony at Automax Autoparts. The handing over was witnessed by representatives of both organizations.
Deputy Principal of the WSGSS, Mauressa Delecia, receives a cheque from Mr Terry Anderson, proprietor of Automax Autoparts. Rhondel Delpesche (L) and student Nolly Anderson Jr (R) look on
The deputy principal said that the school welcomes the donation from Automax Autoparts, and expressed sincere thanks to Mr Anderson for his timely contribution. She said that the funds are being used for the benefit of the students using the Reading Room at the school. Because of this donation, the Reading Room has been able to have a new and improved look, making students feel more relaxed and motivated to focus on their daily lessons.
During the 2018-2019 school year the West St George Secondary School (located in Belair) has also embarked on activities designed to make learners feel more at home, as part of the national Student Friendly initiative.
Meanwhile, Principal of the school, Miss Dianne Williams, has noted that since opening its doors in September 2004, the West St George Secondary School continues to find creative ways of assisting students with literacy and numeracy challenges. At its first encounter with the CSEC examinations, the school attained an impressive pass rate of approximately sixty percent. It must be noted that these first batch of students entered the school with many of them unable to read at their respective grade level as regards their age at the time.
In recent years the school was also able to maintain a pass rate that saw it being ranked by the Ministry of Education, as being among the top ten best performing secondary schools at the CSEC examinations in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Some WSGSS students, with their teacher Ms. Nikiesha Slater , at work in their newly
Reconditioned Reading Room