Tag: Education Sport and Culture

National Careers Week: Do something today that your future self will thank you for

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of National Careers Week (3–7 March 2014) Islanders of all ages are being invited to think about what they want to achieve and what career changes they can make. Islanders of all ages are invited to drop in to Careers Jersey’s La Motte Street offices for free one-to-one career advice and guidance sessions between 10am […]

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New Education, Sport and Culture Director appointed

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new director for the Education, Sport and Culture Department has been appointed. Justin Donovan will take up his new role in May prior to the retirement in August of the current director, Mario Lundy. Mr Donovan is currently Director of Education at Hertfordshire County Council and has also held senior local government roles in […]

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Chinese students to visit Hautlieu

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 101-strong delegation of pupils and staff from Bayi High School, Beijing, China is coming to Jersey in January specifically to visit Hautlieu School. The two schools were officially twinned in 2011 and the Bayi party, which includes the Head and Deputy Head teachers, asked for Jersey to be included in their forthcoming tour of […]

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Contingency funding allocated to support Education, Sport and Culture

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Treasury and Resources Minister approved three allocations from Central Contingency to support a range of activities that will benefit the community. The allocations are: £147,000 in the next two years to fund the expansion of the Prince’s Trust. £738,000, to support the restoration and purchase of the Island of the world’s largest Celtic coin […]

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2014 Budget proposes support for improvements to FB Fields

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Capital Spending provision in the 2014 Budget includes a £810,000 allocation to support the improvement of FB Fields’ athletics field and running track. The renovations will be designed to maximise the life of the facility and will focus on providing a new track surface, lighting and spectator seating, as well as new equipment, multi-sport […]

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2014 Budget proposes support for development of St James’ Centre and Youth Services

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Capital Spending provision in the proposed 2014 Budget includes £2.5 million to support the redevelopment of St James’ Church and Vicarage. If funding is approved, following the successful adaptation of St James School to accommodate the Prince’s Trust and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award activities, the Vicarage would be refurbished to accommodate the staff […]

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Anti-bullying flag in pole position

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Primary schools in Jersey are ‘flying the flag’ this week to show they want to make bullying unacceptable. A new project devised by children at St Clement’s School involving specially-designed flags is part of National Anti-Bullying Week. The flag idea came from a BeatBullying training session earlier this year at the school, when trainers from […]

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‘Thinking differently’: ESC launches its vision for IT in education

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teachers, students, parents and business people have been challenged to ‘Think Differently’ today in a new strategy from Education, Sport and Culture that sets out how Jersey students can excel in IT and computing in future. Officially launched today (11 October), the IT skills strategy has been developed to ensure the Island’s next generation have […]

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Higher education: the world comes to Jersey

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Students are being encouraged to register now for Careers Jersey’s new event, Study Horizons. The free evening event, which aims to help students find out about degree courses overseas, online and in the Island, will take place on 7 November 2013 at the Royal Yacht Hotel. However, spaces are limited so early registration is advised. […]

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Partnership approach seeks to delay alcohol consumption among young teenagers

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 500 Year 7 students in Jersey have taken part in a new programme aimed at discouraging alcohol consumption among young teenagers. The students and their parents have been encouraged to ‘Start Thinking About Alcohol Risks Today’ (STAART). The programme, run by the Public Health Department in conjunction with Education, Sport and Culture (ESC), […]

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