DGS and PSS head for final of Rotary Quiz Competition

Rotary Quiz Competition finalists

The Dominica Grammar School and the Portsmouth Secondary school have moved on to the final of the Rotary Literacy Quiz Competition for first and second form students of secondary schools.

The two schools were victorious in the semi-final round of the competition held at the fort Young Hotel on Tuesday.

Coordinator of the competition, Rotarian Helen Stevens-Marinho, said the Rotary Club was prompted to organize the competition out of concern about young people’s behavior and their lack of knowledge of civics.

It is about their knowlege of “how government works, how society functions, their responsibility to that society” Marhino told Dominica News Online.

She said the club also wanted to improve the students’ ability to communicate and to make them aware of methods of communication.

“Not just words, body language, the whole gamut of things used for communication and how important that communication is for relationships and for their development.” Marinho stated.

Questions for the competition have been drawn from the subject areas of English,  Mathematics, Social Science,  Integrated/General Science and Information Technology (ICT).

The contest has been organized in four phases among fifteen secondary schools. First, there were internal quizzes in individual participating schools to select their two representatives and that was followed by two group competitions and the semi-finals.

The final of the Rotary Litercay Quiz Competition is scheduled to be held on the 15th of March 2012, in Roseau.


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  1. past student of dgs
    March 8, 2012

    did you know that the winners of the finnals are awarded a laptop each :-D i’m rooting for dgs but they better keep on improving cause pcs doh easy.

  2. oldschool
    March 1, 2012

    Congratulations both schools! You did well- the competition was very close. But of course I’m standing behind DGS win lose or draw!! DGS possie leh me hear u!!:D:D:D:D:D:D lol Its just a little friendly competition, Thanks Rotary for bringing the kids together like this, and making sure school days are happy happy days!!.

  3. Aunty G
    February 29, 2012

    :-P Congrates D,,, all the best… You can do it.

  4. Ms Carbon
    February 29, 2012

    All the best to students of my ‘Alma Mater’ P.S.S. and to my former student Ashner Dejean and her colleague. Congratulations!!!!!!! Keep on being positive and reach for the top. God bless you all.

  5. competitor for pss!
    February 29, 2012

    dno left out history in the subject areas they listed i think pss will win by a land slid just joking both schools have a high chance of winning :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  6. Think Twice!
    February 29, 2012

    :-D congrats to the students of Portsmouth secondary way to go Sidney and Jael..i am not afraid for that quick thinking Sidney.

  7. DUST
    February 29, 2012

    go ashner!!!! dgs have that in the bag!

    • good guy
      February 29, 2012

      your mind dat tell you that not true :lol:

  8. ArAb
    February 29, 2012

    Good to see DGS on the positive side

  9. Domerican
    February 29, 2012

    “Striving for the best, FORWARD ON PSS!” All the best guys.

  10. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012

    GREAT JOBS D.G.S and P.S.S you did well guys.
    Go PSS – 100% support to you guys – Go get them

  11. Ms. G
    February 29, 2012

    Congratulations to both schools, rooting for the Portsmouth Secondary School, we know you can do it.

  12. Daddy P
    February 29, 2012

    Great Job DGS, and I think there might be a mistake with the report, That Pic looks like Portsmouth Secondary. In any case Congrats to both schools.

    However, I am rooting with DGS, Dilano I have all confidence in you my son.
    GREAT JOB!!!

  13. tiny
    February 29, 2012

    She said the club also wanted to improve the students’ ability to communicate and to make them aware of methods of communication….something the teachers need

    Dno..so what’s the update abut that teacher who beat up the student…he is fired right?..when will he be sentenced….this teacher wanted to prove a point to the students because of what happened to his co-worker..he got an opportunity and he seized it..grabbing magazine from the child hand and beating the child up because he tried to take it back..yes it was forbidden material but…that didn’t give him the right to…

    • tiny
      February 29, 2012

      by the way is civics taught in school?

      • good guy
        February 29, 2012

        actually no civiics is not taught pn school and dno left out history inthe suject areas pss i think will most likely win
        :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :) :) :) :) :) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

      • Think Twice!
        February 29, 2012

        no are they stoped in 1980 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  14. possie long time
    February 29, 2012

    congrats to the both schools..but i’m seeing a Portsmouth Secondary child in the picture…this should be updated….nawwww

  15. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012

    correction it is p.s.s ( portsmouth secondary school)

  16. February 29, 2012

    Now that’s some GOOOOOOD!!!! NEWS…. after all the hoopla about my school… i just hope it wasn’t any public relation sympathy that d.g.s recieved… now go and do all you best…

    i want to come back and read that D.G.S won the competition… if not, then still be proud knowing you all did well… D.G.S 4 Life

  17. kelly
    February 29, 2012

    these is not pierre charles secondary school

  18. UncleA
    February 29, 2012

    Go Dilano! You making us proud!

  19. PSS Alumni
    February 29, 2012

    Unless my eyes are deceiving me, these students are wearing the Portsmouth Secondary School a.k.a P.S.S uniforms not PCSS. Congrats either way, P.S.S or PCSS, these are young students achieving academic success and I applaud their efforts. Good luck in the Finals.
    P.S. Go P.S.S

    • PSS massive
      February 29, 2012

      Correction: The competition is between P.S.S and D.G.S not PCSS. The students are wearing the correct uniform…

      We are winning that big time!!

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