Girls outperform boys in national exams; St. Martin School dominates

Top performer Selena Pacquette of Mahaut

Three St Martin School students have emerged among the top five performers in the 2012 Grade 6 National Assessment exams.

The five identified by the Ministry of Education are Selena Pacquette of St Martin’s, Kerene Williams also of St Martin’s, Omondi  McIntyre of Pioneer Prep, Kelma Rolle of St Martin’s, and Ke-Sean Peter of St John’s.

The government says it is awarding 95 scholarships this year and 126 bursaries.

Education Minister Peter St Jean told reporters at a news conference that the performance of the students who wrote the exams this year “has been to a very great extent satisfactory, given that in most subject areas students were able to score just about 60 per cent”.

Education officials say the official assessment has shown that in most of the subject areas the girls are outperforming the boys.

“The girls did better – too many boys are at the bottom end,” Senior Education Officer Nicholas Goldberg explained.

He cited a number of examples to back the findings, including that in the areas of Maths 11 per cent of the girls got A’s while only 4 per cent of the boys did.

It was a matter also addressed by the Education Minister.

“The biggest concern for me is the fact that we continue to see a low level of performance among a small segment of the boys – just about 10 per cent of our boys still obtain grades that are below average,” Minister St Jean said, describing it as a serious concern for his ministry.

He said the situation in which the females are outclassing their male counterparts appears to have something to do with their performance in reading.

The perception is that the girls seem to be making reading much more of a priority than the boys.

“Parents must encourage students to read from the earliest levels – work with the children if they are to achieve success,” the minister advised.

He also made reference to what he labeled a small group of teachers and other education officials who are not giving of their best, warning them that necessary action would be taken.

St Jean called on “the few teachers we have in the system, the few education officers who we have in the system who are not bothered about ensuring that they produce, that they give of their best” to buck up or face the consequences.

“That in this coming year we will put measures in place to ensure that we rid the system of people who are just relaxed and believe that at the end of the day you get a pay, not having done the work,” the education minister warned.

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221 Comments

  1. mahaut
    July 1, 2012

    Congrats pamo for a job well done

  2. mahaut
    July 1, 2012

    Ken and Bobo must be smiling down at their princesses, and Catyea congrats

  3. Anonymous
    June 27, 2012

    Congratulations to Omondi for putting Pioneer on the map!

  4. sheme
    June 26, 2012

    them children smart

  5. poe-ki-toe
    June 26, 2012

    Stupes @ this Vanessa person! You’re insultive and downright rude! How dare you question the intelligence of Portsmouth children? Don’t you know that it had to take us Portsmouth people to run all your high offices in Roseau for you Roseau idiots? There was legitimate reason to believe the children did that well because RDPS has a history of bringing out top scholars, so Miss Vanessa shut your big, hungry trap!

    • anonymous
      June 27, 2012

      you have the wrong vanessa. think before you write

  6. Adviser
    June 26, 2012

    Ananymous!!!!!!!!!!!! Jump down from your high horse, roll over,sober up and relax. We are not at war with teachers. We love them and we understand their role quite clearly. Look for the key words in the comment and re-evaluate your response. Have a blessed day.

  7. Peace
    June 26, 2012

    Congratulations to all students who reap the rewards of their hard work. Speacial Shout out to MAHAUT, you go girl! Next, special shout out goes to Omondi McIntyre, representing all the young boys…

  8. Convent Prep Parent
    June 26, 2012

    I wish to congratulate all the kids and to encourage them on their journey to secondary school. This exam is behind you now, but you have many more ahead of you and this is what you need now to prepare for. I love all of them as my own. I will be looking out for them all in the future. I am proud of of Convent Prep and all the teachers who worked so hard to prepare the children. Although I will not have another child in the school I pledge my continuous support.

  9. Bafondpoint Dev Comm
    June 26, 2012

    Bagatelle School, good job, two scholarship out of seven. Looking forward to bigger things! Congrats to you guys!, afterall you too deserve to be highlighted! dont worry little communities like us, do have potential too!!

  10. Adviser
    June 26, 2012

    Teachers ought to be trained so that they act as the parent during school hours. Their behaviour must gain them the respect they earn. They must understand that the kids are looking at them for hours and they are smart. That’s why they are teaching them. Therefore teachers, STOP COMPARTMENTALISING your students. ENCOURAGE AND MOTIVATE ALL OF THEM THE SAME. Remember they are studing you too. I was motivated by THE RESULTS OF THE National Exams to post this note. I will looking to see if I see that change in the classroom next school year.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2012

      How can a teacher act as a parent when they cannot punish the kids? You be the parent and let the teacher be the teacher. The teacher is not a babysitter. We as parents need to do our job and not burden the teacher with our responsibilities, and then still turn around and want to abuse those very same teachers.

    • Sukie...Sukie
      June 26, 2012

      Adviser, when you tell the teachers to act like parents in school I hope you will behind them when and if they punished your child for not taking part or doing what they say… all you always saying teachers this and teachers that but you all have to realize they are not the parents you are the parents.. and teacher your kids at home, let them do their homework when given to them by the teachers and when they go to school they will be better off, Teachers do not need to be parents, they are there to teach your kids not be their parents..

  11. Spirit's Voice
    June 26, 2012

    Hooray Elleen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hats off to you. You make all of us at Morne Pros proud. Keep looking to the light my child and you cannot go wrong.

  12. Steve Obinju
    June 26, 2012

    Congrats Omondi,

    you are proving that it runs in the genes. way to go.

    Unc Steve

  13. Csi
    June 26, 2012

    Eh ben if dno have to take out all our comments is best we dont come here to comment when it so much easier to comment freely

  14. Anonymous
    June 26, 2012

    DNO, you mean you went to St Martin School and only took a pic of the child who placed first? Since the top five students were mentioned, wouldn’t it be nice to post pics of all five. In this the age of technology, it is very easy to call the school and get a pic emailed to you if you cannot go visit the school in person.

    This is unfair to the other four kids who performed so well.

    • Sukie...Sukie
      June 26, 2012

      Maybe she was the only one present to take her photo… or the others did not want their photo on the web, didn’t you consider that…come one people this is petty

      • bone
        June 26, 2012

        Or it sound more like you’re making the PETTY excuses!

  15. PARENT
    June 26, 2012

    AUNTY congratulate your niece and nephew they did well that jealous person eating his or her heart out

  16. All Mine
    June 26, 2012

    Thank God..Congrats to the St. Martin Primary School. The Principal, Mrs. Moreau and especially the 6-1 Teacher, Mrs. Bonnie, who made these girls her very own during that school year. Job well done…Giving God all the praise and glory. Thumbs up to the school, and the supportive parents.

  17. to sho
    June 26, 2012

    WHEN i WENT TO SCHOOL i GOT A PAST. THE STUDENT WHO GOT THE SCHOLARSHIP HARLY GOT 3 SUBJECT i GOT FIVE ONES. SOMETIMES FULLING THESE KIDS HEAD WITH SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSRIES STORY MAKES THEM COMPLACENT BE CAREFUL, CXC is way more important and normally the boys get the 10 ones. dont get to high in the sky. But to Selena mother Job well done iLL BE TAKING A PAGE FROM YOUR BOOK. Selena princess its just the bigining. You have achieved congrats BUT keep up the good work dont stop here may God bless your brain.

  18. THE TRUTH
    June 26, 2012

    Oh My God!!! What is happening to Convent Prep and SMP?

  19. HMMM
    June 26, 2012

    Let’s get real now. Think carefully. While I don’t mean to sound the least bit ‘elitist’ what a windfall it would have been for the TOP FIVE students to come from Portsmouth this year …as in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    That would have been phenomenal yes. A good thing but a bit unusual, don’t you think?

    I must say that rumour was very specific papa although some are saying top 3, some are saying top5, some say is the minister who called, others say is the chief. it all boils down to one thing…somebody or bodies took you all for a ride. Go blame those persons.

  20. Original Eagle-Eye
    June 26, 2012

    Congratulations to Selena Pacquette and all the other students who were successful in the examination

  21. nina
    June 26, 2012

    congrats to faith jaide and kassinda the sky is the limit dont stop there the journey has just began with Christ in u all lives all things are possible dont stray from him let u all light shine where ever u go follow good company and u will surley make it

  22. June 26, 2012

    Government should award at least 150-200 scholarships.Spend money on our children rather than unimportant things.

    • mahaut
      July 1, 2012

      They should also work harder to get money spent on them, or better yet help them do a better job next time.

  23. June 26, 2012

    Congrats to the 2 Wyllis’ on their perfect 4 A’s

    Keep up the good works. I’m very proud of you all,DeDe and Delmond

    • HELLO
      June 26, 2012

      who is that hater? well well well go find something more important to do with those fingers or go read a book.

      • HELLO
        June 26, 2012

        so the aunt should not say congrats to her niece and nephew you putting thumbs down, you are such an idiot

      • HELLO
        June 26, 2012

        congrats children well done

    • HAPPY
      June 26, 2012

      congrats to Dede and Dely dont worry with the hater putting thumbs down

    • EXCITED
      June 26, 2012

      Hello you are so right that idle person putting thumbs down you cannot change those grades congrats children and God Bless,

    • LADY
      June 26, 2012

      The children did very well so hater thumbs down cannot change the grades eat your heart out, CONGRATS CHILDREN

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2012

      well the all the top 5 students got perfect As, so congrats to all of them. how they define who got island scholar completely baffles me..

  24. GEMM
    June 26, 2012

    Congratulation Selene, You dod it. I am so proud of you and I know dad woulod have been too. The sky is the limit, keep reaching for the sky.

    • yo yo
      June 26, 2012

      just told someone that this morning her dad would be proud of her. hey mum do not get jealous, i know you deserve to be very proud of your gemm. you have been doing a good job raising her. selena that is just the begining of your education. keep up the good works.

  25. MERL
    June 26, 2012

    Congrats to the principal cynthia joseph class teacher josian ferrol and all the other teachers of the paix-bouche primary. your hard work has paid off and will definitely not be forgotten.

    hooray to kiel, kheron, brianna, shaida and anjanie for excelling and making us all proud. we’re not stopping here, we’ve only just reignited our flame.

  26. snicker
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Omondi and to all the other students who were successful in the exam!!! Hard work pays off!!!

  27. June 25, 2012

    congrats to the students at convent prep for a job well done. people boys excell as well so stop lookin down on them. the boys need to be highlighted and motivated.

  28. Yvette
    June 25, 2012

    Pamela and Family, from one Pascal to the other….. I am mighty proud!!!!!!!!!

  29. Family
    June 25, 2012

    Selena we your family in Antigua are all proud of you. we got goose bumps whe we read the news and want to tell you keep it up…. And to your mom Pamo we wanna tell you job well done… Congrats

  30. humble
    June 25, 2012

    congrats ms moises of st martin primary thanks for your hard work and dedication with our daughters

  31. humble
    June 25, 2012

    strength while some of your comments are positive some are ridiculous i see nothing wrong with a parent visiting a teachers class as a caring parent its your duty to keep a good relationship with your childs teacher for your information some teachers do look at these things to see who really take interest in their children

    • strength
      June 27, 2012

      Excuse me, I am not talking about concerned parents I am referring to those miserable parents who are bent on harassing teachers. Of course u must speak to a teacher in a civilised society, it is your duty as a parent. But some of those parents are miserable.

  32. Lover
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations to the top five!! Hats off to Pioneer Prep. Omondi McImtyre representing.

  33. St.Johns supporter
    June 25, 2012

    congratulations to the pupils of St. Johns school who did very well at this years exams. Kish kish i always knew that you could do it. Jellie ,Jamie , Tartiana and all the others hard work do pay off. Cyron you also did very well and you should also be proud. I am very proud of you all. To the teachers who worked with the students from grade k to grade six, you did well. Keep up the good work throughout high school.
    To the students of the Paix-Bouche Government School Congratulations.

  34. WHAT?
    June 25, 2012

    How is it that this year Convent Prep and SMP did not place?!?!?! I wonder how they did :?:

    • Replier
      June 26, 2012

      SMP got 9 scholars and 8 busaries. Convent got 8 scholars and 20 somthing bursaires they did well they jus not in de top

      • false
        June 28, 2012

        thanks for the support everyone. but actually convent prep got 8 scholars &12 bursaries.k!!!??? :-D :lol: :) :wink: 8) :-P :mrgreen:

      • false
        June 28, 2012

        20 top students from convent but,12 bursaries.
        :roll: people like 2 say wat dey want we boi
        :roll:

  35. on the run
    June 25, 2012

    am happy for the young lady who got four A”s so what about Sent Marys Primary who got four A’s as while.Is he not part of the top exams to.

  36. may
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to you Miss Carbon on your first year as principal of St.Johns Primary. However we still miss you at St.Martins Primary.

    • eh heh!
      June 28, 2012

      lol well we keeping her possie! so lol deal with it!

  37. Happy Mum
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats to all. My hearts goes out to the students. Listen to the positive tones from you hear. Specail congratulations to Paix Bouche Scholars and in particularto Sheida and keron two grate community kids involved in every thing positive, To all at St johns School. kish and Christel I remember the last Calypso and princess show you have what it takes youre. so involved well rounded and your faith superb. To our friends and associates at the St. martin School especially Sandrine who also got 4A’s you carry so much we knew all along you would make it.

    To all mys boys take it personal and make a differnce Change the style You can make it and you must with the grace of God.
    Did you all pay attention Paix Bouche small as we are we got 4 scholarships more than that 2boys two girls Hello? Teachers keep your head high. Mrs. Hypolite i see as a mother to all the kids bravo take you bow. Mrs. This is yours too; wear your crown. Children when you move to the next school remember the morals of your old schools and parents look at yourselves what have you been doing or not doing.Make a promise that you can keep

  38. Teacher
    June 25, 2012

    Okay, let’s understand this. If the Minister, as it is said, called and gave the top 3 places FROM THE NORTH, how can this be misconstrued that the results were tampered with thereafter? You mean we are so daft in our understanding or is that we are just working the rumour mill overtime? Stop it please.

  39. jade
    June 25, 2012

    Coming from NY, CONGRATULATIONS dear Selena!! Excellent, excellent, excellent! I know your entire family and I want to say well done to all especially your mom Pamela. You have great potentials to be anything you want to be young lady and the sky is your limit. Go and conquer.

    • Observer
      June 25, 2012

      Congratulations to the first and foremost Island Scholar coming from possie will always be the 2012 Island Scholar

  40. miss jolly
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to Elleen the young law professor with 4a’s. go my girl the sky is the limit.

    • anonymous
      June 25, 2012

      Wait a while…..is Selena Pacquette Iona’s daughter? Congratulations Princess!!!!

      • yo yo
        June 26, 2012

        no she is not that is pamela pacquette. pacquette and baby grand child.

    • moi
      June 28, 2012

      :-D Thanks much!!! :-D

    • merci
      June 28, 2012

      THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!REPRESENTING MORNE PROS MASSIVE!!! :-D :) :lol: :-P :-o

  41. Missy
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations are in order to the top five for this years exam! While there is no problem is celebrating the results, keep focus because the journey has just began, keep up the hard work, wish you guys all the best in you endeavors!

    • Observer
      June 25, 2012

      THESE ARE NOT THE REAL 5 TOP STUDENTS IT IS JUST A FABRICATED LIST

  42. Ellen Evaline Paul
    June 25, 2012

    reading these negative comments made me very sad. I can only imagine how broken the children who did not perform according to everybody’s expectations must feel. My dear children let me say to you that getting a scholarship, bursary or pass should not and i repeat should NOT set the path for your future. Hats off to all the great results,to those of you who did not do as well, this is just the beginning of a successful you. It does not mean this is your end but you are reminded to study hard and improve on your weaker subjects. Boys YOU ARE just as successful as the girls, you just need to apply yourselves. Just two years ago a boy proved the naysayers wrong when he obtaine 10 ones and 1 two. Parents please do not tear down your children and add salt to their wombs by calling them aweful names or treating them differently. They know they have disappointed you. My son is not the best but everyday i say to him, you are no different than that kid in your class who tops it every term. Death and life lies in the power of the tongue, speak LIFE over your children it will take them a long way

    • Blessings
      June 25, 2012

      lol I thought the phrase was “add salt to a WOUND” and not “WOMB”. Just saying …….get ur ideas together well before u post.

      • GO away
        June 25, 2012

        Don’t be a hater. Your statement is meant to critise not correct. You can see is an error. Don’t hide behind the girl’s name of her vehicle. Get a life. She has one. Stop the jealousy

      • Blessings
        June 28, 2012

        @ Go Away
        Jealous of what? A person whom I don’t even know? Didn’t even knw the lady has a vehicle with the caption BLESSINGS. See how ppl like u give out too much info and create problems for others? U are just what is termed a “femme debah” nothing more. And why should God favor her more than me that I’m jealous? The Lord loves ALL his children equally. Are u serious? I pity u. You have no idea! It’s ppl like u who go to church and put on facades. It’s a mere correction my dear so don’t get all stupid and defensive. U need to humble and stop that follishness u are preaching. Get it together my dear.

    • sakway gas
      June 25, 2012

      Boy that must be painful. Salt in womb. How original. yes I :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Teetee Weisel
      June 25, 2012

      I say “Amen” to your great words of encouragement to ALL the young people. I cringe when I hear some parents call their children names. There are early bloomers and late bloomers. Some of the boys may just be late bloomers.

    • miz com
      July 14, 2012

      Thanks mrs.p!!!from e*****!!!lol :wink:

  43. student of st martin
    June 25, 2012

    brarvo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!selena i am very happy for you :)

  44. student of st martin
    June 25, 2012

    brarvo selena i am happy for you god bless :)

  45. June 25, 2012

    Venessa,
    I must tell you that Portsmouth People always shine. May I remind you that the Present Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth is from Portsmouth. As the saying goes smoke does not go without fire. If they were informed that the students of the schools in Portsmouth topped the list who are you to say that since when Portsmouth children doing good like that. This isbnnot a awakening for the people of Portsmouth. We will always be who are and and no one can take that away from us. To the children of the Portsmouth St. John’s School and the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School who was successful in any way I say congratulations to you all and all the best in you all future endeavours. The rough road is ahead. Look up and all the best.

  46. SisB
    June 25, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS SELENE!! I got goose bumps when i got the good news- the sky is the limit you go girl!!!. Congratulations also to you Pamo you had a great part to play in achieving this outstanding result. Josette, Desire, Avonelle and Christine Selene Made you all proud- take a bow.
    All the best, Love you all

  47. Well
    June 25, 2012

    St. Martin School representing for decades. I left in 1984 and that year with 50 students in my class we got 40 scholarships and 8 buseries. That recipe is solid. Other schhols need to get it. Congrats Mrs. Moreau. Keep up the good work.

    • Observer
      June 25, 2012

      I WONDER WHAT THE SCHOLARSHIPS amounted to in your lives the forty of you all. It will allways be like that Roseau getting what they did not work for. go on go on the sky is everybody limit but you all limit is just ministry :?:

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2012

      Yeah the “RECIPE” working indeed….hmmmm..must be the colonel’s secret recipe.

    • !
      June 28, 2012

      STRUPES!!!OH PLZ

  48. megatron
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats to all these children! Convent Prep where you?!

  49. kalinago parent
    June 25, 2012

    congrats brandon on your scholarship and allysha,felicia and curwin on you all bursaries

  50. kalinago parent
    June 25, 2012

    :-D congrats to the atkinson primary school on doing there best congrats to brandon, allysha joseph,felicia hypolite and curwin laronde on doing a great job all the best and continuing working hard

  51. Daniel
    June 25, 2012

    COngratulations to my Dr. Irving McIntyre on your son’s achievement.

    • Teetee Weisel
      June 25, 2012

      Omondi’s mom needs to be congratulated too!

      • to sho
        June 26, 2012

        hey my doctor son that did that ner . That doctor is a Gods sent blessed man this is why God has blessed him for his good and humble ways especially to the poor people a very humble man I LOVE YOU DOCTOR Mac. long life and more more more freaking LIFE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  52. Anoymous
    June 25, 2012

    :-D congratulation to mrs.bonnie and her class in receiving 28 scholarships, 4 bursaries and 1 pass. :-D

    • Observer
      June 25, 2012

      They did not have to give bursaries or pass to that class they should just award her everything.
      When they are done they should save thee rest for next year. But one of them good days whatever St.Martin school monte the Government and Ministry on it will come to light.
      This time of life is too clear for people to believe those nonsense their about one clas being awarded all these scholarships and tightening their hands to other deserving schools. BRAVO bravo Miss.

  53. Roz
    June 25, 2012

    “The biggest concern for me is the fact that we continue to see a low level of performance among a small segment of the boys – just about 10 per cent of our boys still obtain grades that are below average,” Minister St Jean said, describing it as a serious concern for his ministry.

    Should we understand 90% of our boys obtain grades average and above average? Why,then, is that a big concern?

  54. Candice
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats to Pioneer…First time in the top!! Way to go Omondi McIntyre.. Congrats also on being the only boy in the top!

    • June 25, 2012

      For all that money the parents are paying they should top it every year!

      • Water
        June 26, 2012

        I have no affiliations with this school however, let’s not focus too much on academics. As important as it is, we are to factor in creativity, language development, development of certain skills such as music etc and it’s importance in the integral well being of our children. Many who know better, who read more etc are now ensuring that their children get on board with the more balanced programmes. Let us observe the world around us: No longer will a long list of subjects get us through the interview. Think about
        the creative spin. I applaud all these children who did well. Congratualtions. Now, let’s see how we can encourage them to live well balanced lives. Hats off to you all!

  55. Cuz
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Selena!!!! we are proud of your achievement! God takes care of his children. Happy for mom and brother and we know that dad is taking care from Heaven.Good luck in years ahead. congrats to all other students..remember hard work just begin.

  56. observant
    June 25, 2012

    Only 95 scholarships and 126 bursaries making it look like the students did bad when is what government can afford that counts. The exams will only make sense when the scores are set.

    • educator
      June 25, 2012

      I certainly agree with obsservant. the students fall short in most cases by 2 or even 1 points and miss a scholarship and then the system makes it look like they did poorly.

  57. im bored
    June 25, 2012

    yes i omondi

  58. L
    June 25, 2012

    At the end of the day where does all of these negative comments stands. People the children try their best the verdit has been read their is nothing that we can do or tell the children to change what they did. So now is the time to encourage them, let them know that they are stepping into a different stage of education or should i say climb a higher step in life so pull up their socks, dust theirself up and lets start over. MY DEAR CHILDREN YOU HAVE TRYED YOUR BEST BUT THERE STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT SO TAKE ALL THE ADVISE AND MAKE THE BETTER OUT OF IT. ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

  59. Tutunee
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to st matin schoolyayyyye miss bonie. thats wat u call a teacher that push children. i hope by the time my girl reach grad six u still there. great job to the top girl. and kelma rolle, team work parents and teachers,job well done. hard work paid off.

    • Observer
      June 25, 2012

      No no no darling that is what you call a teacher that has people in HIGH HIGH HIGH places. I need her to give me that ladder let me climb my way to them

  60. get a lyfe
    June 25, 2012

    hey guys, forgetting one thing childern from the north did very well and its been awhile now we havent recieve this kind of results so congrats to my old school rdps.

  61. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    nice job!!!!!

  62. sigh
    June 25, 2012

    i want to know how u all know possie was on the top we need proof. show us the facts please

  63. strength
    June 25, 2012

    I meant to say earlier some of these parents try to buy teachers. I would also like to congratulate Mrs. Moreau as well. Despite the negative criticisms from some parents do not let this deter u. You are doing a wonderful job. My daughter is going to grade 6 this year. One thing I love about u Mrs. Moreau is your stickness. If it was not for u I dont know how those teachers would have handled those parents. Mrs. Moreau why dont St. Martin’s school parents leave your school yard on mornings. Mrs. Moreau u need to put down yr feet. I am a private sector employee and I have been noticing this for a while. This is ridiculous. The bell rings and they are still lingering in the school yard, I understood it is even worst in the small section. Why do these parents want to linger in the classrooms. If u want to see a teacher wait but dont go in the classrooms. U need to do something about this urgently. I understood this rarely happens in oher schools but in St, Martin schools these parents have a disease for just entering in teachers classes and going in childrens desk. if this is the case u need to speak to your teachers as a matter of urgency. I am hearing to much stories about some of those parents and it is shocking. Mrs. Moreau u are a great teacher and a great principal. Please keep your ears and eyes open for those dangerous parents outt there. Love u. If any one reads this email please bring it to the attention of Mrs. Moreau as a matter of urgency. Parents are afraid to talk but it is on the street. Love u.

    • Anonymous
      June 25, 2012

      Is true. There’s a set in small school whose kids will be going to big school in september, look out for them. They there from 7:15 am until about 9am and then from 12 to 1pm they there again.

      Me self say they unemployed because I cannot understand it.

      When they started locking the gates when the bell rang at 7:50. they would move to the wall and still stand there “watching over”. Before class done, they inside the class with 101 questions for the teacher and reading the board, and checking..

      whooosh…competition tight…smh

      • Robin
        June 25, 2012

        so long that going on. That’s a long SMS tradition for them bammsie mothers that like debah to stay infront of the school or in it like they have stock. I guess in a way they do as their girls go to sms and are investments if you think about it. This has been going on since I went to SMS which is 1986.

      • Gods child
        June 25, 2012

        Have no fear. Ma Moreau will handle that.

        Mrs. Moreau is waiting for them she already knows.

        These people are sick. Are they the only ones with children? lazy women go and find a job and give the teachers a chance to do what they are being paid to do!

      • Lawyer
        June 25, 2012

        What is wrong with the teachers? Dont they have control of their classes?

        Mrs. Moreau dont make them bring u down. Investigate this urgently?

      • ........love Da
        June 26, 2012

        @ Anonymous..how u know that and u are “supposedly” employed. sound like u were once like them that’s how u would know.

      • blessed
        June 28, 2012

        @ Robin. You are so right. It’sworst now. Just pass in the morning to see the carnival out there? U mean DA have so many unemployed people? Why dont they home-school there children. I thought something was wrong in Virin Lane by small school, they tell me parents that gather there like that. Ma Moreau tie yr waist for September!

      • sindy
        July 19, 2012

        is so St. Martimn School come. I have never heard of this. What is really going on? What i have to watch my child she is going to grade 2 this year. What thanks for the info. I dont really go to the school my husband does but I have to be on guard, parents in desk what !

    • Gods child
      June 25, 2012

      is true these parents make me sick. Mrs. Moreau please look out for a small group who are entering big school in September. U might have to get SSU to place at the gates. These lazy women just stay and hang out in the streets outside the small school for hours. This is ridiculous. Miss Anita Williams is trying her best but trust me it is not easy on her. Miss Moreau I know u are a woman of standards have a great summer and tie for waist for those to come in September because those parasites are not easy. They harass teachers all day, they want to enter the classroom as they see fit, please teachers of the big section of St. Martin school look out for them in September, they are coming. One teacher in small school told me all her years in small school she has never experienced that. trust me tie all u waist. they are coming. Mrs. Moreau be prepared for enemies. Love u guys keeo up the good works. Dont let them come in the classrooms some of them have dirty hands and u dont know what they are up to!!!!!

      • St. Martin School
        June 25, 2012

        Dont worry Mrs. Moreau will fix them up. Do not underestimate Ms. Moreau. This woman is a woman of class and she will deal with them. There was a set from grade 2 last year who are now in a particular grade 3 who was trying the same . These women would actually just walk in the classroom. Mrs. Moreau put a stop to that. Now they can die. Some of these people cannot be trusted! Why would a parent always want to enter a particular classroom everyday? Dont they have work to do at their homes. These people make me sick. Have no fear parent Ma. Moreau will fix them up in September. Just pray for your child and leave everything up to God. I dont go to the school except for school meetings but I keep hearing that same story. Ma Moreau please fix that up and get those lazy women out of the school yard. Love u.

      • Suprised
        June 25, 2012

        I heard this but I could not believe it. I am a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital. I dont have the time to come and stand up in St. Martin School like a statue when I have patients to take care of. I hope for the sake of God this is not true. If any mother goes in my childs desk and the teacher sits in the classroom and does nothing somebody will be in trouble with me. What nonesense is this? Where are the teachers? Ms. Moreau I love u as a Principal for the great job u are doing. I am not happy with what I am hearing. U have to speak to those teachers urgently and stop that nonsense if this is true. This is not the first time I am hearing that children book are missing. Some of these parents are pretending to be going to the classrooms under false pretense and taking children books. Plese teachers of St. Martin Schhol I love u guys plese be careful with those parents in the classrooms. This is frightening.

      • concerned parent
        June 26, 2012

        spend some time reading a book and stop those negative comments on dno. {Persons all over the world are reading your shit. Instead of bringing this to dno why not speak to the princpal or teachers. Teachers at Saint Martin’s School are very nice just speak to them they will listen and stop that nonsense on DNO.

    • L
      June 26, 2012

      you want someone else to take it to her but at the same time you could do the same, why dont you address her yourself it is something to be concern about so do not be afraid sit and talk to her the one who carries the message might not relate it the way you would like it too

    • parent
      June 26, 2012

      this is a lie. i am in the school everyday. the bell rings at 7:50 a.m., parents leave and the both gates are locked. When u come at 1pm u have to wait for the gates to be opened.

      All u jealous because we get all the scholarships.

      Stop the hatred and lies

    • image
      June 28, 2012

      come better than that my lady. there are no parents in any classroom at the big section of the school. if u see a few parents in the yard watchin over their children what is worng with this. you know nothin that is happen at the school and why these parents are there so mind ure business or get your facts straight. if u have an issue with someone personaly do not bring the school in it. right know is the children time to shine and you bringin up old story. there might have been an issue in small school but as u can see that problem was solved. i do infact help my daughter’s teacher to clean because the children are to small but is that a problem . no. i dont think so and i have no problem in takin half an hour to help someone clean no matter what grade level. some dominican are never positive all u must put negative to good. known your facts befor comentin.

      • time to shine
        June 29, 2012

        happy for u, i hope is clean u cleaning!!!

      • Love me
        July 4, 2012

        I dont understand u woman. so people cannot express themselves. all u bold. some of u have nothing to do except stay by the school, some of us are bankers, clerks, government emplohyees who dont have as much time as u free-up people. Cant we express ourselves. I have no fear. Mrs. Moreau is Principal of St. Martin School. The greatest principal of time so I have no fear. All u fraid in all u tail. All u wait outside the classroom. Give the teachers a break to do their work.

  64. oh my
    June 25, 2012

    The results were released on Monday. Whatever was heard in Portsmouth last week were simply rumours.

    Deal with it!

    • ha!
      June 28, 2012

      why you doh go and hide somewhere! i hope u handling your issues! -.-

  65. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    I must take this time to congratulate you Selena…..Pamo I knew you used to push her to her limits and it did pay off. Hats off to you my girl…….I am proud of the both of you especially you Selen. Job well done. Keep reaching for the skies.

  66. strength
    June 25, 2012

    My child is in grade 4 to more years to go please leave Miss Bonnie where she is and please dont think of changing here. This woman is a gem she is just good. One thing I love about this woman is the fact that she has no preference for no mother and child she treats every child as the same. I am a parent who has been observing this lady for a while. One other thing I love about this teacher no parents enters her classrom. Miss Bonnie I love this about u. Let them wait outside, some of these parents try their best to buy parents so they can get favour. Miss Bonnie u are the best keep up the Good work. Hearts of to Mrs. Moreau as well.

  67. Time
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats……to the staff of the St.Martin Primary School for their hard especially The Principal Mrs, Muroe for maintaining the high levels of consistences in the running of the school. Most primary school children are failing because of ineffective principals compounded by ineffective education officers especially those officers who have obtined their positions because they are supporters of the labour party

  68. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Dr. Mac n family!

    • Daniel
      June 25, 2012

      Who is the fool who put a thumbs down? Congrats to the McIntyre family…Hoooray!!

  69. possie long time
    June 25, 2012

    Catholic Schools doing it big… :-D

  70. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    KeSean I always know you would make your family proud. Continue striving for the best. I am very very proud of you.

  71. For Sure
    June 25, 2012

    hey K-Sean CONGRATULATIONS. You have been added to the list of achievers from Possy. Thanks.

  72. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations to Shaida Francois, Brianna Paul, Kerron Wallace, Kiel George of the Paix Bouche Primary school for attaining scholarships and Adjani Joseph for a bursary…well done.

    We are pround of all of you expecially you Shaida. You showed them that participating in Ti Madador, Princess Show,sports and other things does not prevent you from excelling in academics.

    Congrats to Ke-Sean and the rest of the St John’s Primary. I know your mom is proud.

    Keep up the good work on your journey to secondary school.

    • ha!
      June 28, 2012

      awww i love this comment! big ups to them for real!!!

  73. dublanc
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to the st.john,s school they always come on top to rest of the schools congrats

  74. hmmmm
    June 25, 2012

    what happen to my alma mater convent? what happen this year! and our bro school smp? what happen congrats to st.john and pioneer

  75. to sho
    June 25, 2012

    Big up to my old school, even if my daughter goes to another school big up to my old school.

    • L
      June 25, 2012

      WHICH SCHOOL PAIX BOUCHE, ST JOHN OR ?

      • to sho
        June 26, 2012

        ME YOU ASKNG QUESTION MAN. A TOWN SCHOOL MY CHILDREN GOING YOU MAD IN YOUR HEAD OR SOMETHING i NOT IN THAT DRAMA THAT ON DNO DER DONT ASK ME QUESTION

  76. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations to you Selen….Pamo take a bow.

  77. Microy
    June 25, 2012

    Please take time and rely on hard facts not hearsay

  78. Yes
    June 25, 2012

    way to go….congrats to all the students who wrote the exams and were successful, your educational journey has just began, don’t ever become complacent. always strive for the best

  79. I support you
    June 25, 2012

    lets go selena and sierra

  80. anony
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to everybody that did well. however people working at the ministry of education are too byass. this was injustice to the students of portsmouth as the top 5 students were originally from portsmouth before the results were tampered with. what a damn shame on people in high positions

    • June 25, 2012

      BUT ANONY HOW YOU KNOW THAT? YOU CORRECT THE PAPERS MAN ALLU COUNTRY PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE A TORY

      • ha!
        June 28, 2012

        who you calling country people?! hmmph bodia my grl i hope i dont know you! go and bave in twn dirty drain yer grl!

    • bone
      June 25, 2012

      Can someone please explain to me why is it that people from the north are alleging the results were in their favour earlier this morning? Where did they receive this news? Was it the radio, Ministry of Education?, word of mouth? or where??? thanks.

      • Observer
        June 25, 2012

        People from Portsmouth know what they are talking about and keep all you island scholar we already have ours. You all tooooo byasss the result was tampered with and you all know that. Hyacinth knows it, Guiste knows it Ministry workers know it and so does the Government.
        But we are not suprise Roseau referees, Roseau parl rep and Roseau workers in charge of competitions know that
        Stop being byass darling

  81. hmm
    June 25, 2012

    lets go selena and sierra

  82. Jae
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Selene………..we are proud of you in Mahaut!!!!! Keep reaching for the stars….

  83. K.Peter
    June 25, 2012

    I’d Like to congrat all my friends at St.John’s School.

    • possie long time
      June 25, 2012

      conrgats kishawn..knew u could do it..keep striving!

  84. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats everyone especially ke kee was expected..

  85. MY GIRLS!!!
    June 25, 2012

    SELENA AND SIERRA!!! ST.MARTIN GO GIRLS GO… CONRATULATIONS I KNOW YOU GUYS WERE GONNA SHINE… CONTRATS TO ALL THE REST AS WELL. HARD WORK PAYS OFF… AN I MUST SAY GOOD FAMILY/PERENTAL SUPPORT PLAYS A VITAL ROLL IN THE SUCCESS OF A CHILD..

  86. me
    June 25, 2012

    at G…boys are not disgusting……my boy got a scholarship…u can’t expect the students to learn only when they go to school. parents need to play their part. Instead of bringing them down….teach them how to rise!!!

  87. Muslim_Always
    June 25, 2012

    The boys have no one to blame but themselves and their parents in our society.

    Can you imagine I’m a student of U.W.I and for all my law classes I did so far, not ONE MALE in my class. I’m forever surrounded by women.

    The recipe that works for me is simple. I just LOVE TO READ. I’m always reading as if it’s a hobby.

    If our young men are going to be on equal footing with our women at least, they have to apply themselves and read more. They need to stop wasting time on block with this mentality that reading is for nerds or men can only do skills and reading is for girls. All this is mythical nonsense.

    It is not slavery because our boys used to outdo women in Mathematics for e.g. In my days for common entrance we dominated the scholarship list. In my time going to school, months before exams a group of young men used to stay at school night time, bring hot bread and crest cheese and push some serious work in our Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

  88. seasoning pepper
    June 25, 2012

    what is the difference between Portsmouth and Roseau is not still Dominica na!!!! allu doing like is another country we fighting with.

  89. justice
    June 25, 2012

    i pray to d lord dat by d time u all graduate,some good govt will b dere to provide jobs 4 allu bcuz tons of others are dere watchin their mummy n daddy in eyes.

    • lol
      June 25, 2012

      this is abit funny lol..”others dere watching there mommy and daddy in eyes” lol..but on a serious note i get your point

  90. Smh
    June 25, 2012

    CONGRATS ! CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ARE THE BEST !

  91. WOSHHH!!!
    June 25, 2012

    CONGRATS SELENA. I KNOW YOUR MOTHER MAYBE HIT THE CYLIN AT HER WORK… KEEP UP THE HARD WORK!!
    CONGRATS TO ALL THE GIRLS AND BOYS WHO DID WELL… ST.MARTIN PRIMARY YOU DID IT VERY WELL!!! PROPS TO YOU GUYS.. MY LIL CUZ GOT A SCHOLAR AN SHE IS FROM THAT SCHOOL…

  92. possie
    June 25, 2012

    Top three performers went to Portsmouth.
    1st. Roosevelt Primary
    2nd. St. Johns Primary
    3rd. Roosevelt Primary

    • June 25, 2012

      WHERE YOU GET THAT? THE NORTH ALREADY GOVERNING THE COUNTRY ALLU WANT TO INFLUENCE THAT LITTLE SCHOOL EXAM RESULTS TOO?

      • people voice
        June 25, 2012

        BECAUSE WE’RE THE BEST

      • jah guide
        June 25, 2012

        That’ because the brain is in the head and the head of the country is in the north. (Like it or not we run things)

    • Microy
      June 25, 2012

      Well south always have a ting against North . They know the potentials. You can’t keep a good man down . Let’s see 5 years down the line eh.

    • ha!
      June 28, 2012

      oooh now look the real results!!!! and thats why they vexxxx!!!!

  93. ST.MARTIN SCHOOL
    June 25, 2012

    congratsssssssssssssssssssss. my old school really continued.. and i know people are vex because they say we have more vary , but instead of checkin us , ceck all u self because we know our work!!

    • ha!
      June 27, 2012

      lmao! know what work?! not because results were fixed all kno allu work! TRY AGAiN!

  94. kalinago
    June 25, 2012

    what a few teachers have to do with the poor performance of the boys and the education officers. When things go bad they always looking for a scapegoat. Tell the minister of education he need to pull up his sock more than the teachers and the officers, those lazy and unqualified minister they have in cabinet is that they have to look after. What is the salary of a teacher who works so hard, and you still want to put blame on teachers.People must look for politician who are well educated to run the country than they coming and talk crape in people head.

    • Microy
      June 25, 2012

      Amen to that.. They hardly give de teachers ne additional material. You have to buy rewards,Manila paper etc yet they want teachers to work magic. :?:

  95. Albert R
    June 25, 2012

    I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF THIS YOUNG LADY!!!! GOOD GOING SELENA!!! Your entire family is in praise right now! THAT’s A SPLENDID JOB WELL DONE!!!!!! CONGRATS COMING FROM EVERYONE

  96. Keena
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Sisi. We are all so proud of you. Keep on exceeding expectations and excelling in all your endeavors. The sky’s the limit!!!

  97. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    congrats to all

  98. possie long time
    June 25, 2012

    Suprised? no i’m not…allu take a week to fix allu results. All last week the school got informed their child come out first..but is because is Possie. SMH God don’t like ugly!

    • interesting
      June 25, 2012

      well first of all, you shouldn’t have had any result since last week. So already you starting from a flawed basis.

      All you people too gullible believing everything that is poured down your throats from whatever source.

      • hhmmm
        June 27, 2012

        shut up! results alwaysz leak ! because is possie dat take the top spots allu vex! dat y u maddd?

    • still
      June 25, 2012

      You all insist on destroying your children with this nonsense. The ministry has listed the top 5 not First to fifth but you all insist on making it into something it’s not. Please don’t spoil the children with this just congratulate them and move on

      • people voice
        June 25, 2012

        ON FRIDAY, IT WAS OUT THAT THE TOP THREE CAME FROM POSSIE, SO HYM, BUT BY MONDAY STORY CHANGE, EH EH PEOPLE SEE IT

      • hhmmm
        June 27, 2012

        we will congratulate who deserves it and worked for it!!!! and we will say congratulations to THE CHILDREN FROM THE NORTH!!!!!!!!! we all know the results were fixed!!!!!! so zip ittt! :roll:

    • Microy
      June 25, 2012

      Something leaked out. There is no smoke without fire. A is 120+ so how far does the range go? What is the difference in the scores? Four *A*s well God is in control.

  99. the word
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations to Mrs. Bonnie, I knew u had it in you. Amongst all the challenges and dislike you went u the still prove ur haterz wrong. Remember wat i told u wen you taught my daughter last year and she got a bursery. I told u that just the begining. Good Luck again and to all the student well done. St. Martin School congratulations.

  100. COOLINGS
    June 25, 2012

    CONGRATS

  101. Friend
    June 25, 2012

    The Education officials need to get the recipe from St. Martin School. They are certainly doing everything right.
    One Class got 28 Scholarships,3 Bursaries and 1 Pass.
    Well done teacher and girls.

    • oh?
      June 25, 2012

      ????what is your point?

      • June 25, 2012

        THE POINT IS ST MARTIN SCHOOL HAS BEEN TOPPING THE EXAMS FOR DECADES!!!!!

      • Bro Doks
        June 25, 2012

        The point speaks for itself. The statistics tell a lot! Stop hating!

      • hhmmm
        June 27, 2012

        ikr wats the pointtt!!!!!!!!! let fixed results make them happy! hahaha smhh

    • HELLO
      June 25, 2012

      I agree they got 28 scholarships but dont try to let the other schools look bad, check the statistics the number of students the number of scholarships and bursaries compare to the other schools and work the percentages

  102. CURIOUS
    June 25, 2012

    DNO can you let us know the names in the order that the children placed?

    ADMIN: Read the story. The names are in order they were placed.

  103. willy
    June 25, 2012

    I want a teaching job

  104. G
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats girls. Boys are too disgusting and disobedient. They give the teachers more hard time than the girls. Parents buck up with your boys please.

    • Anonymous
      June 25, 2012

      that is not true u must stop say what u want

    • Anonymous
      June 25, 2012

      This statement is out of place. When you are making your statement you must not generalize.

  105. way papa
    June 25, 2012

    well de minister take a leaf from skerro’s book; but what he saying is true wii!

  106. Dangerous mind
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations and good luck to them all!!

  107. strength
    June 25, 2012

    yes St. Martin School my old almer matar i love my school

  108. parent
    June 25, 2012

    good job selena your mum will be so proud

  109. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Ke-Sean Peter keep on aiming for the Sky

  110. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    contratulations to all the parents who worked hard with their children to achieve success. I am proud of us. To our children, you have been rewarded

  111. proud aunty
    June 25, 2012

    Congrats Omondi!! So very proud..

  112. Robin
    June 25, 2012

    Off course SMS dominate that’s we do. I love the blue and white!

    • hhmmm
      June 27, 2012

      hahaha! where???!!!! *looks around* ahahaha

  113. Trueman
    June 25, 2012

    **Looking into it**

    Yes Mr. Minister,

    There are many things to look into! Girls/women are often UNDERESTIMATED!

    By the way…..

    How is your little “gay students” investigation coming on nuh?

    I think we’re soon due for an update….. are we not? ;-)

    [Sorry but that was just too funny!! I just had to bring that up!] ;-)

    • hmm
      June 25, 2012

      sadly, you are the only one laughing..J A!

    • Trueman
      June 25, 2012

      You all are just missing the point. Do you really think I’m asking the minister to “look into it”?
      This was just being sacarsm.

      But I would really like an update on ridiculous investigation the Mr. requested on gay students.

  114. j
    June 25, 2012

    After they did all their bobol they coming out with their own results. Portsmouth got the 3 top positions now is another story. Matt Show tomorrow bright and early.

    • hmm
      June 25, 2012

      Go on Matt show and make yourself look stupid!

    • Guadeloupe
      June 25, 2012

      Matt show bright and early hahaha…. GO ST. MARTIN PRIMARY!!!!!!!

  115. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Congratulations Selena! I am very proud of you. Great news for your mum too!

  116. Me
    June 25, 2012

    Yes sah Ministry of Education, all you will stop playing with the results one of those days. SMDH

  117. people voice
    June 25, 2012

    you see how alu bias, say is the portsmouth chile that comout first, alu putting it as though she comout fifth… is topped the list!!

    • hmm
      June 25, 2012

      Portsmouth people always getting some reason to think they’ve been wronged! get over yourselves! jeez!

      • j
        June 25, 2012

        Shut up. The education minister called the portsmouth government school to give them the 3 top positions which came from the north, all of a sudden results change.

      • June 25, 2012

        J I think it may have been a misunderstanding, the minister called with the top results for the north! when we all know they have a problem with the English , he should have spoken in creole or whatever is the lingo.TELL ME SINCE WHEN PORTSMOUTH CHILDREN DOING GOOD LIKE THAT?

        SORRY THE PUT DE BREAKS ON ALLU AND ALLU ATTITUDE ….WHAT A RUDE AWAKENING!!!

      • wow
        June 25, 2012

        J…someone said on FB it was the CEO who called. Get the story straight. Rumours Rumours Jesus Christ!

      • Replier
        June 27, 2012

        to vanessa hold ur brakes and let de child get his praise

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