Covenant/Globe Track Meet Crown Retained

It was Vaz Prep that went over the distance once again to take top honours in the Covenant/Globe Over Distance Track Meet held last Saturday at UWI's Mona Bowl. The win brings to eight, the number of championship titles that Vaz have copped in this traditional season opener of the prep school track and field calendar, with a combined points standing of 242.

Vaz were followed by Ardenne Prep, clocking a combined points standing of 158, while Mona Prep took third place with 85.5 points overall.

GSAT is finished!

GsatThe emotions on their faces suddenly transformed into brilliant smiles, as they breathed a sigh of relief, on leaving their classrooms at Vaz Preparatory School, Kingston, on the second day of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) last Friday. The Vaz students are among the almost 48,200 who can now rest easier after sitting the examinations.

"I feel relaxed because I know that it is finally over," Tasian Tuitt, told The Gleaner as he stepped out of the examination centre. Tuitt said in preparing for the GSAT he had put aside some of the activities he enjoyed.

"I am going have fun with my brother and I will be watching more TV," the 11-year-old said with a broad smile.

Tackling the Challenges of Running a School

bisnottEven as a little girl, Karlene Bisnott knew that she was meant for the classroom, and now she is living her dream as principal of Vaz Preparatory School, her former alma mater. This makes it even more fulfilling. To mark Teachers' Day, Flair sat with the principal for her reflections.

Growing up in Kingston, Bisnott was surrounded by family members who were educators so it was only fitting that she followed in their footsteps. After attending St Hugh's High School she studied chemistry at the University of the West Indies (UWI) so she could help mould the minds of future scientists. After university, she taught chemistry for seven years at her former high school. Then, in 1996, she moved on to Vaz Prep as a science teacher for grades four to six. Five years later, she became vice-principal and assumed the top job seven years later.

First outing for new dance troupe memorable

Vaz Prep Dance TroupeIt was a show of colours, vibrancy and, for the most part, clinical executions by the young talents, representing Vaz Preparatory School, situated on Dunoon Road, Kingston. However, to have shared in the 60th anniversary land mark event, the school's launch of its dance troupe, students, parents and well-wishers had to make their way to the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue. And they were not disappointed.

Embolden by its achievements in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival of the Performing Arts - Dance, the school, under the guidance of choreographer Charmaine Blake, launched its dance troupe with two shows, on Saturday and Sunday.