Pupils are a picture of concentration
Freeport News Reporter
Approximately 30 new students along with their parents participated in new student orientation at Grand Bahama Catholic High yesterday.
The orientation exercise was held to familiarize students who are new to the school with their surroundings and school policies before classes on Monday.
"Today was just a day for them to come, have an icebreaker to know where their teachers are and where their classes are, so when Monday comes they will not feel new and left out like they don't know where they are going," Renee Hall, teacher and public relations officer for the school said.
She noted that students were familiarized with the discipline procedures of the school and the aim was to welcome them into the new school environment.
"We had a session where they were told about all of the things that will go on in their life and through the years at the school.
The video was produced by one of our former students, so they could hear it from one of their own. We also heard from our new principal Joy Ritchie-Greene who welcomed both the students and parents," Hall said.
She added that the school has one new eleventh grade student this year, noting that normally it only accepts students from grade seven to 10 to allow them to complete their whole high school program at the school.
"I think all together we had quite a bit coming in and we are quite excited. There are still more parents calling and every day I look they are sitting exams, so we are looking forward to a great year and the whole school is divided into teams that will really get us motivated and going," she said.
Hall said once students follow the rules and listen to the teachers, students should adapt well at the school.
"This is a school where we want them to succeed. Our whole purpose is for them to succeed, so as long as they are willing to cooperate and work with us we will love them and take care of them and make sure that they succeed," she said
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