Back to School!

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 36            September 7, 2006

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It's been a lot of fundraising, but the Calendar Girls and Pirate Jim are finally seeing their dreams become a reality, as a new building for the R.C. School is underway.

One new addition to the San Mateo subdivision is the Holy Cross Anglican School, which opened in time for the new school year.

The R.C. School received a face lift during the holidays as Island Club Resorts gave the school a new paint job in time for the new school year as well.


A new school year was in full swing for all educational institutions on Monday. But for some schools like the Holy Cross Anglican School it was a historic day as they held opening ceremonies that marked its first academic school year.

    The children and the new faculty and staff at the Holy Cross Anglican School gathered at the school grounds on Monday to hold the school’s first ever orientation day. Led by Bishop Wright, the ceremony included a blessing on the building, and several other formalities to jump start the school year. Following the ceremony, students and parents were given a tour of the institution and then received an introduction of their respective teachers. The Anglican School is now embarking on its journey in education, but still needs a little more help from the community for it to be fully functional. The school has three classrooms for Infant I, II and Standard 1 children.

    For the San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) it was also an extra special beginning for the school as construction of two new classrooms are already underway. With the continued support from the Calendar Girls, it will prove beneficial for the school as they were in dire need of classroom space for the students. On Tuesday, the famous Calendar Girls were on the school campus to pose for our cameras and to see the progress on the new class rooms being built. According to Dee Thomas, calendar girl, “The school is being erected by Mid West Lumber in San Ignacio under the direction of Allan Reimer. The 24 foot classroom will take approximately three to four weeks to be complete before we can utilize the building.”

    Funds for the building of the classrooms were provided by the hard work of the Calendar Girls, the San Pedro Social Club and other loyal supporters of the project. Soon enough both schools will be in excellent shape and children will have better school days and more class room space. Anyone willing to help this worthy cause and would like to support education please contact Francis Wilson at the Anglican School 610-3421 or e-mail her at franciswilsonbelize@yahoo.com, or Dee Thomas of the Calendar Girls at 226-3029.



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