The St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC family has a lot to celebrate. In recent times, the school hosted a successful ‘Sportathon’ fundraiser in May. Then, 52 Standard Two girls made their First Holy Communion. Fifty-five First Year Infants graduated from the Reading to the Community programme associated with the Jolly Phonics Programme. Ninety-three Standard Five girls also recently graduated from the school having completed their primary level education.
To add to the celebration was the news that Standard Four student, ten-year-old Mercedes David had placed fifth overall in the Ministry of Education’s Mental Mathematics Marathon 2019. This prize-giving ceremony took place on Thursday, June 13 at UTT, Point Lisas.
There were 47 finalists. Ten-year-old Mercedes also won the prize, along with another student, for being the only two to correctly answer item 25. She was also rewarded for using the most creative solution to answer a question.
David was prepared for this competition by her class teacher, Dixie-Ann Creese Lee, and her ever supportive parents. Her mother, Nicole Rampersad, is a well-established and dedicated teacher in the Standard 4 and 5 department of another school.
Mercedes herself is a diligent and exemplar student from whom many great achievements will be realised. She was greatly commended by the principal, Carlene Voisin, and the school population at large for her efforts. —Submitted by Tricia Matthews-De Bique, Teacher 1