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Judo clubs are first to meet new standard

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two judo clubs are the first sports organisations in the Island to qualify for Jersey Clubmark, a new scheme that promotes high quality and helps clubs improve what they do. The accreditation has been introduced as part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ sports strategy and will help sports clubs develop and work together. Jersey […]

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Junior JCG students to address two thought-provoking topics at fifth instalment of JCG Hawksford Debate Series

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students in Year 7 at Jersey College for Girls (JCG) are teaming up for the fifth instalment of the Hawksford JCG Debate Series, which takes place on Thursday 10th July. There are two topics for the next debate, including: ‘This house believes that holding the Island Games in Jersey will have a positive impact on […]

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More young ‘code crunchers’ in Jersey schools

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot project to bring computer coding to Jersey’s youngest students has been extended to eight more schools this term and will be rolled out to all States primary schools by the end of this year. During the pilot, which was launched in September last year, computing and IT teachers from Hautlieu have shared their […]

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Young cricketers step up to the crease

Young cricketers step up to the crease

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ana Leaf Foundation sponsored Jersey Cricket in Schools programme, now in its 18th year, kicks off this term benefiting some 2,000 boys and girls in the island’s Primary and Secondary schools. The scheme, run by Jersey Cricket Board has proved to be the ideal vehicle for grass roots cricket development and is the envy […]

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A unique chance for young music makers

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Any child who is curious about clarinets, keen on keyboards or fascinated by flutes will have a chance to play one next week at the first ever Open Evenings being staged by the Jersey Music Service. Students of primary or secondary school age will be able to try out musical instruments to help them decide […]

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Trackers launches new apprenticeship for hospitality managers of the future

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Young people who see themselves as Jersey’s future hotel and restaurant managers will be able to start training this September through a new Trackers apprentice programme being launched in partnership with the Jersey Hospitality Association (JHA) and Highlands College. The four-year programme leads to a recognised qualification in hospitality management. After the first year in […]

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New head teacher for St Mary’s School

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maria Stegenwalner, the deputy head of Grouville School, will be the next head teacher at St Mary’s primary. She takes over from Linda McKenzie who is retiring this summer after 40 years working for the education department and 15 leading the school. Ms Stegenwalner said: “I passionately believe that every child deserves to enjoy the […]

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New Highlands Principal appointed

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The current vice-principal of City College Brighton and Hove will be the next Principal of Highlands College. Steve Lewis will take up the post on 1st September this year. Mr Lewis (58) is a graduate of Middlesex University and a post graduate of Exeter University, who has extensive experience as a lecturer in performing arts, […]

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Islanders believe the decline of the printed word won’t lead to a decline in literacy standards

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

At a recent debate involving students from Jersey College for Girls, De La Salle, Beaulieu and Hautlieu schools, the audience concluded that the decline in the printed word will not affect literacy standards. The debate, which was sponsored by Hawksford and was moderated by Mark McQuillan of ITV, took place on Wednesday 12 March 2014. […]

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Barclays helps raise awareness of dyslexia in schools and the workplace

Barclays helps raise awareness of dyslexia in schools and the workplace

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

DYSLEXIA dictionaries and specially adapted reading books donated by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management have helped Trinity School on its way to becoming a centre of excellence for teaching children with dyslexia. £1000 from the bank allowed the school to purchase vital teaching equipment including workbooks specifically designed for children with dyslexia which help build their […]

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