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26 January

Entrance Examination
High School

06 February

Sports Day
High School

09 February

Sports Pageant
High School

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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.

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.

EXTRA ACCESS CLASSES

These classes will begin on Monday, January 21, 2019. Applications will be sent home in Report Card Envelopes. They will also be available at the High School Office shortly. Classes will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Please note that the students on academic probation must register for at least two classes. These classes are strongly recommended for students sitting BJC and BGCSE examinations this Summer.

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.

AP INFORMATION

All Grade 12 students sitting an AP Examination in May should have received information regarding the sitting of these exams. PLEASE NOTE: The payment for the AP exam is $130.00 per subject and the deadline for all payments to be submitted to Mrs. Bowles is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019.

SWEATERS & JACKETS

Parents are reminded that only the school-approved sweaters and jackets are to be worn during cold weather. You are asked to refer to the “Q” Book if in doubt. Please ensure that your child/ward has the correct jacket or sweater before the need arises. Students will be asked to remove any incorrect sweater or jacket. Windbreakers are available at The Galaxy. Sweaters can be obtained from Carey’s Fabric and Uniform Store on Mackey Street, and Sandy’s. Students will only be allowed to wear the items accepted by the school.

COSTA RICA

The Modern Languages Department is proud to re-launch our Costa Rica Fast Forward Immersion Programme this year. This two-week trip is planned for April 12 to 26, 2019. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most stunningly beautiful countries in the world is currently priced at $2750 (or roughly $395.00 over the next seven months).

PROJECT EUROPE 2020

We are very pleased to announce PROJECT EUROPE 2020, scheduled for July 16 to July 31, 2020. The trip includes 3 nights in Copenhagen (Denmark), 1 night in Hamburg (Germany), 2 nights in Amsterdam (Holland), 4 nights in Paris (France) and 4 nights in London (England). Costs have been calculated based on rooming preferences: (triples/ quads - $280 p/month, double - $325 p/month, single - $350). This is based on a payment plan of 20 months. Please collect additional information from the High School Office or email gdeane@qchenceforth.com.

THE Q BOOK AND SCHOOL RULES

We urge all parents and students to read thoroughly all of the rules and codes in this year’s Q Book. Many rules have been amended and new rules have been added. Not knowing what the Q Book says will not be accepted as a defense if rules are broken.

UNIFORMS

Some girls are wearing uniforms whose hems are above their knees. Hemlines should always be worn one inch below the knee. We have also had to ask several girls to revert to their natural hair colour and some boys were sent home to rectify their hair length. Hair is to be properly groomed at all times. Makeup is not allowed. Black tennis shoes and Vans are not allowed in school. Only black leather shoes, that may be polished, are to be worn. Please refer to the Q Book for all uniform/hair policies.

CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Cell phones and other electronic equipment are prohibited on campus. This includes iPods, iPhones, iPads, cameras and other electronic gadgets. Any item found or seen anywhere on campus, including down the drive will be confiscated i.e. will not be returned. SMART WATCHES ARE ALSO NOT ALLOWED.

DELIVERY OF ITEMS TO STUDENTS

The staff in the High School Office will not be able to deliver money or items (e.g. Lunch Boxes, P.E. Bags, Homework and Home Economics supplies) left in cars or forgotten at home. The constant delivery of these items negatively impacts the office. Parents are asked to ensure that students are organized and that they arrive at school with all that is required.

GLAT RESULTS

Our first parents’ meeting is planned for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in The Geoffrey Brown Auditorium. Rules, expectations, policies and procedures will be presented. All parents are urged to make every effort to attend.

Music Department Trip 2019

New York 2019

The Bahamas High School Diploma


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