The Foundation Catholic Education Sint Maarten is proud to welcome you on its website. The website is a stepping portal towards quality Catholic education on Sint Maarten. With its 6 schools for Foundation Based Education and 1 secondary school, the Foundation provides education for more than 2000 students on Sint Maarten. On our website you will get to meet the persons behind this great organization. You will be informed about the Vision and Mission of the foundation. You will also be briefly introduced to our 7 schools with a link to their website to better get to know each one of them individually. In our welcome we express the wish that we will meet you more often at our site.
May the Good Lord bless you, our foundation and our schools with good health and prosperity.
On Friday, August 12 more than 200 educators and others working within the Foundation Catholic Education St. Maarten gathered at the St. Martin of Tours Parish church in Frontstreet to celebrate the openings mass for 2016. Under the theme: "We are called to share with others" the teachers had brought non-perishable food items which were donated to the Mgr. William Ellis Foundation to be distributed under the less privileged within our parish.
The program continued in the Parish hall with a word of welcome by Dr. Marlon Halley, president of the Board and Mrs. Lilia Aventurin-Hodge, executive director of the Foundation. All school managers then introduced their staff for the school year. Mrs. Dorothee Richardson provided the lighter note of the morning with a presentation about yester years' education.
The morning was closed off with a lunch which was much appreciated by the participants.
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On Tuesday August 9th sixteen teachers at the different SKOS Early Stimulations Locations met at the Early Stimulation school at the Risen Christ Community Center. Presenters Mrs. Carmen Bowers, Mrs. Vivian Roberts and Mrs. Althea Barry discussed a wide area of subjects. Mrs. Bowers specifically spoke about the Catholic Identity of our SKOS Early Stimulations. She shared a copy of the year program for Religious Education with the teachers together with a songbooklet and the "Catholic Prayers and Practices" edition.
By sharing the mangoes picked from Mrs. Bowers' garden she put to practice this year's theme for all Catholic School on the Dutch side of the island: "We are called to share with others"
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