History making at Bethlehem Moravian College and on the Guild of Students
The JCDC Miss St. Elizabeth Festival Queen competition has been a competitive event which saw four beautiful and passionate Bethlehemites entering. The competitors did not rest as they travel to points of the parish in attempt to capture the crown. The race was intense as the Bethlehemites lit the Alpart Sports Club on Saturday Night (May 14, 2016) with the beacon. As the teeth beating moment pulled close, there was no breath left in the ladies lungs as positions were announced. Bethlehem captured the first place and third runner up positions. We, the Guild of Students would like to congratulate our fellow Guild member Ann-Marie Elliot (First Year Group Coordinator) and Shannette Daley for making a stunning achievement in capturing two of the top positions of the JCDC Festival Competition. In addition, we must commend Kadian Fletcher and Delacia Wiggan for demonstrating the confidence and zeal to enter the competition. Congratulations ladies…You have done us proud!!!
Ann-Marie is the first Bethlehem student and Guild of Students member to capture the Miss St. Elizabeth Festival Queen but is not the first to enter and achieve. N.B. the first “First Year Student to capture the top position”. Dono-Mar was the first Student Council member and Bethlehem student to capture Second Runner Up position in the Miss St. Elizabeth Festival Queen Competition 2015. In addition, Roxanne Reid was the first student of the Bachelors of Education Programme to enter the Miss St. Elizabeth Festival Queen Competition 2013.
Contributed by: Joshua Black, Guild President
Summer Employment for the Students’ Union
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General Scholarships and Grants Opportunities for Tertiary Students:
- MoEY Scholarships – http://www.moe.gov.jm/scholarships
- Youth Jamaica Scholarships – http://youthjamaica.com/content/scholarships
- Clara Lionel Foundation scholarship (2016-17) program https://scholarsapply.org/claralionelfdn/
- NCB Foundation Scholarships 2016-17 – http://www.ncbfoundation.org/scholarships-a-grants/scholarship-application-form
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Jamaica Teaching Council in Association with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture
Mentorship & Beginning Teachers’ Induction Programme-Induction of Beginning Teachers’ Workshop (Bethlehem Moravian College) Review
Investigative Approach to the use of Data to improve Teaching and Learning by Dr. Wayne Campbell
Dr. Campbell introduce a creative and dynamic way of using data collected by schools annually to make better and informed decisions in the teaching and learning process.
He went further to engage the 4th Year students in a hands-on activity (Cooperative Approach) in analyzing examination data of students when they were at the GSAT and CSEC level.
The Service Oriented Teacher by Mrs. Carole Rowe
“Weapons of mass construction in the classroom” (Rowe, 2016)
Mrs. Rowe gave a warm presentation and putting the 4th Year B. Ed in a vehicle and bringing them down ‘The Service Oriented Teacher Avenue’. She frequently stop at various places on the avenue which speaks to the teacher offering service to the students, community, colleagues and stakeholders. She closed her presentation with a video of Rita Pierson reminding the graduating B.Ed batch that “Every Kid needs a champion”.
The Emergent Master Teacher by Mrs. Joan Davis-Williams
Energetic, sizzling, vibrant, spirited were among some of the adjectives used to describe Mrs. Davis-Williams. With a captivated audience, Mrs. Davis-Williams carried out a dynamic campaign to equip student-teachers with adequate knowledge, skills and confidence in approaching the working world as a teacher. Some of the moments captured were…
“No matter what people say, think big”
In chases where you have put out your all and your attempt is not recognized. “Let the teacher keep her failing grade and keep your dream”.
“Forks have traits we all want to have-shiny, durable etc.”
“Stretching ourselves beyond our expectations”
“Ships are suppose to take you somewhere but if it is not taking you anywhere; jump ship”
“As teachers, your heart should be beating for the job”
Motivate your students and show them that you care by “Help me Brag, I did it”
President, Guild of Students 2015/2016
The Jamaica Values and Attitudes (JAMVAT) programme provides financial support to new and current tertiary students on the condition of students participation in the development of the nation’s social capital through their contribution of 200 hours of public service. In response, the government undertakes 30% of the student’s tuition cost. Application for this programme is open and will be closed on May 31(for Returning Students) & August 31 2016 (for new students).
Applications are now being invited for suitably qualified students to the Jamaica Values and Attitude Programme (JAMVAT) for the academic year 2016 -2017. JAMVAT is a programme sponsored by the Government of Jamaica which provides an education support equivalent to 30% of tuition for tertiary students who complete 200 or more voluntary hours.
National Youth Service Community Based Organizations Grant Funding
The National Youth Service has extended its application period for the submission of Community Based Organizations Grant Funding Proposal at JMD $500,000.00 to undertake community youth projects and or programmes addressing social issues affecting the community or the nation.
The Grant Proposals must include any of the following areas: Personal and Professional Development, Volunteerism, Serving Persons Living with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship etc.
Finally the General Application periods for the NYS Grant Funding are
- January – February
- April – June
- July – September
- October – November