SPEAKING THROUGH DANCE: Students of Sister Mary Patricia Junior High School celebrated Modern Languages Week during their morning assembly with a variety of songs and dances in foreign languages. PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL
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First graders of St. Paul's Methodist College were wide-eyed with wonderment as they learned about transportation via the high seas.
Led by teacher Natasha Thompson and a group of parental chaperones, the students visited the Freeport Harbour where they got a chance to tour the harbor on-board the pilot vessel MV Nina Ann.
The students were provided with state of the art life vests to protect them during their voyage and before heading out viewed an informative slide show, which revealed a number of facts about the Freeport Harbour Company (FHC).
The FHC caters to the needs of both cruise and cargo vessels entering the harbour's port and while cruise passengers are bedazzled by the beautiful turquoise waters of The Bahamas, cargo ship personnel are similarly impressed by the efficient and professional services offered by the workforce at the harbor company.
Other information the eager students were made aware of included the role of a pilot boat captain whose duties include ensuring that the pilots are secured and picked up from the cruise ships, cargo vessels or Container Port vessels.(Read full story)
Beacon School Teachers get a special treat
FN News Reporter
The teachers and staff at The Beacon School were treated to lunch recently at the school and it was organized and provided by the Rotary Club of Lucaya.
Philip Gaitor, President of Rotary Club of Lucaya, said, "As part of Teacher's Appreciation Week, we have deemed The Beacon School one of our favorite places to assist so we just want to treat the teachers to lunch and show them our gratitude."
While the teachers sat down and ate, the Rotarians took to the classrooms and watched the children in their absence.
Secretary and President-Elect, Billy Jane Ferguson said, "We just want the teachers to enjoy themselves even if it's just for an hour, we want them to know they are loved and we appreciate them and all they are doing for the children and the community."
As upcoming president, Ferguson added that this is definitely something she wishes to continue in the future and she has big plans on her agenda for The Beacon School.
The lunch was served to the teachers buffet style, including a variety of Bahamian food and drinks such as barbeque chicken, fried fish, macaroni, rice, coleslaw and homemade fruit punch.(Read full story)
Farrington leads Private Schools
past the Public Schools 75-63
Special to TFN
On a night when 25 of the best high school basketball players all assembled on one basketball court.
On a night when three of the top players, all with the first name beginning with the letter K: Keno, Keanu and Keion, went head-to-head.
But this one night belonged to 'Smokey,' at 6-4 Keino 'Smokey' Farrington, torched the nets for a game high 24 points as the Private School All-stars defeated the Public School All-stars 75-63 in the Grand Bahama Secondary Schools Athletic Association Charlie Robins/Sports Insider All-star Classic, May 10, at the St. Georges Gymnasium.
"We had a lot of good talent from different schools, so it was a pleasure coaching this team," said Private school coach Marco Cooper, assistant coach from Sunland Baptist Academy, who down-played the trash talking.
"No bragging rights ... these guys are all friends, they were just having a good time and I told them compete in the last quarter."
And compete they did as Farrington, the lanky left hander from Bishop Michael Eldon, made it look easy as he was unstoppable inside.(Read full story)
Doctor Pam is an advice column that is featured every Saturday. Your letters and comments are encouraged. You may e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Pam is a Clinical Psychologist trained in all areas of mental health.
Dear Dr. Pam,
You printed an article in November during Thanksgiving of last year, about your mother and childhood. I was very touched by it. Would you please print it again?
Here it is. I still get choked up reading it. With pleasure I have reprinted it, after all, it is the Mothers' Day season.
I STILL THANK GOD FOR SUGAR BAGS
How precious and uplifting are fond childhood memories. Sometimes my heart weeps for many children today, who are deprived of the opportunity to have decent and memorable childhoods. Whenever I want to entertain my daughters, I would tell them of past occurrences in my life and share some of the proverbs that my mother, in particular, shared with us.
As a child, I can vividly recall the structured running of our household and how my father provided for us, as well as, others who presented with needs. But there was a particular activity, in which my mother engaged, that left an indelible mark on my life. (Read More)