Queen's College has always been a school that believes in catering to a wide cross-section of young people throughout the community. As a fully comprehensive school, operating under the auspices of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church, our interests lie not only in academic excellence but also in raising well-rounded, courteous, spiritually grounded global citizens.
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HIGH SCHOOL REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, January 18, 2019. Students who have outstanding school fees will not be given their Report Card and will not be allowed in school. Students with outstanding library fines, overdue books, outstanding Extra Access and Super Saturday fees, will also have their report card withheld. We encourage students and parents to settle any outstanding obligations immediately.
HIGH SCHOOL INTER-HOUSE TRACK MEET
The Inter-House Track Meet scheduled for January 16, 2019 has been changed to Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (Old site). All high school students are to report to the stadium by 8:30 a.m. Parents are invited to come out and cheer our athletes on. Cost for Parents’ tickets: $3.00. Only Q.C. students and their parents are allowed to attend this sports meet.
MR. AND MISS QC AMBASSADOR SPORTS PAGEANT
Under the theme, ‘Let the Games Begin’, the Physical Education Department will host its 2nd Annual, highly anticipated and hotly contested Sports Pageant. This exhilarating event will take place on Saturday, February 09, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in The Geoffrey Brown Auditorium. This event promises to be fantastic! Tickets are only $10.00 and are available at the High School Office or from any of the P.E. coaches.
High Schoool ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
The Entrance Examination for the High School is set for Saturday, January 26, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 14, 2019. Exam packets for external students are now available at the High School Office.
Parent Information Session—We urge all parents to attend this very important session which will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Primary School Hall on the day of examination. Vital information on the High School Programme will be shared. Upon the conclusion of this one-hour session, parents of our Primary School students will be able to collect their children as they would have completed the final parts of the test. External students will be required to remain to complete all other parts. Q.C. Primary School Students can be collected at 10:15 a.m.
Primary Years G Suite Pilot Project
On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the administration and teachers within Primary Years participated in a hands-on full day Professional Development Workshop with the G Suite for Education platform, led by Primary Years I.T. Teacher- Miss Zena Hutcheson. As a component of the pre-launch, the Primary Years Section received practical training on the goals of the Pilot Project and specific components of the G Suite Platform. Employees were able to collaborate and learn together in creating live documents, setting up cloud-based folders, utilizing an online learning management system (Google Classroom), creating cloud-based word processing documents and online forms. The Primary Years is committed to providing transformative learning and teaching opportunities, enabling students to develop and apply critical and creative thinking strategies and engage in inquiry through technology. “It is is crucial that our teachers are confident in using and applying the new technology to be introduced to our students. This workshop is one in a series of trainings on effectively using G Suite for Education. The level of student success with this project is also dependent on teacher competence with effectively implementing technology. Ensuring that our teachers receive the ongoing technology coaching will be a key component before and during the launch of the pilot.”- Zena Hutcheson.
The goals of the pilot project for our 4th and 5th grade students and teachers are to:
● promote learning and teaching in an online collaborative environment;
● inspire students to become creators and innovators;
● encourage learning beyond the physical classroom and regular school hours;
● and expose students to specific best practices in digital citizenship and online learning.
High School Entrance Examination – Saturday, January 26, 2019 Primary & Foundation Years Entrance Examination – Saturday, February 02, 2019 Application packets are now available at the respective Section offices.
Once again this year, our school mounted a successful walk-a-thon despite being postponed on October 26, 2018 due to inclement weather. Our walk-a-thon was held on Friday, November 09, 2018 and was once again coordinated by Miss Marsha Cates with the assistance of Mrs. Sherry Allen. Students walked their respective routes accompanied by administration, teachers and parents with all returning to campus safely.
By all accounts, this walk-a-thon was a great success – as a matter of fact, it was our greatest ever! It takes a collective effort to make Queen’s College the best that it can be and the benefits of synergy were again evitable in the success of our 2018 walk-a-thon.
We would like to thank all parents, students, staff and corporate sponsors who synergized to ensure the success of this year’s walk-a-thon. A special thanks is extended to members of The Royal Bahamas Police Force who worked with our school to ensure the safety of our students while on the walk.
Prize winners were awarded during our Annual Thanksgiving Service held on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
We would congratulate the winners of the 2018 Walk-A-Thon:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Khory Moss – 8K
FOUNDATION YEARS 1st Runner Up: Shandelle Chong – Grade 2S
2nd Runner Up: Hiram Tinubu – Grade 2C
3rd Runner Up: Kenson Rolle – Grade 2S
Winning Class: Grade 2S
HIGH SCHOOL 1st Runner Up: Brianna Burrows – Grade 12D
2nd Runner Up: Jayann Rolle – Grade 8H
3rd Runner Up: Charles Diggiss – Grade 7K
Winning Class Lower High School: 8H
Winning Class Upper High School: 12D
STAFF 1st Runner Up: Mrs. Virginia Minnis – Vice Principal/Head of Foundation Years
2nd Runner Up: Mrs. Shawn Turnquest – Vice Principal/Head of High School
3rd Runner Up (Tie): Miss Maria Tsavoussis – Deputy Head, High School/
Miss Alexia Tsavoussis – Primary Years Curriculum Coordinator
CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE
We would like to thank all of the parents and family members who attended the Primary Years ‘Celebration of Excellence’ Ceremony held this morning. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments. We congratulate Melania Nixon, 6Q who was selected Student of the Year 2018-2019.