Eco-Warriors announce Mural Competition
Our awesome Primary school students have collected over 10,000 plastic tops keeping them out of our oceans and landfill!! Now we're asking students to design a picture or poster which will be used for our Bottle Cap Mural. Here is a short video from our Eco-warriors to explain the competition #GoPrep #Ecowarriors
Year 9 Molly and Year 10 Victor win the Cayman Flow Soccer Skills
Sunday Jaunary 28th Molly Kehoe and Victor Thompson won the 2018 Flow Skills Ultimate Football Experience here in Cayman. Both will now travel to Trinidad to represent Cayman in the finals where they will meet up with 28 other footballers from 14 other countries to take part in a talent development camp taught by coaches from the Manchester United Soccer School.
Year 5 & 6 Christmas Concert
On Monday, December 4th @ 6pm, the students from Years 5 & 6 combined to perform "The Magical Christmas Jigsaw" in front of a packed house at the CPHS primary school hall. The entire cast performed magnificently delivering an extremely assured and entertaining modern rendition of the Christmas Story. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who collaborated to create this wonderful production, with special recognition going to Ms. Tessa Jones for her direction.
Inter-Primary Tag Rugby Tournament - Tuesday 5th December 2017
Cayman Prep & High School had six teams take part in the Inter-Primary Tag Rugby Tournament at the Cayman Rugby Club on Tuesday 5th December. With girls and boys teams entered in all 3 age groups we were delighted with teh following results: Year 4 Girls 2nd Place, Year 4 Boys 1st Place, Year 5 Girls 1st Place, Year 5 Boys 1st Place, Year 6 Girls 4th Place, Year 6 Boys 1st Place. Well done to everyone. Pictured below: Top: Year 4 girls and boys; Middle: Year 5 boys and girls; Bottom: Year 6 boys and grils
U13 Boys win the Dart Football
The U13 boys played the last game of their DART league at St. Ignatius and were victorious 4-1, remaining the only unbeaten team in the league, and scoring an impressive 32 goals over the 7 games (conceding only 5!) on their way to win the title! Brandon Jackson in particular gave a Man of the Match display in defence! The team consisted of: Malcom Hill, Alex Bodden, Jahmar Campbell, James Rees, Tom Byrne, Jonathan Scott, Justin Byles, Jacob McMillan-Collette, Cameron Smith, Gilbert Rodrigues, Jack Lomax, Brandon Jackson, Lucas Carter, Luke Smith, Lewis Winspear, Xavier Marshall, Caleb Winspear, Pierce Terry, Matthew Lloyd-Hickey, Adam Purvis, James Bould & Gabrielle Dell-Ogllio.
U14 Girls are Runner ups in Dart Football League
Our girls lost to CIS Blue 2-1 in the U14 Dart League Final meaning they finished runners ups. They played so well all season and we are very proud of their efforts in the very close final. Well done girls!
LeaguePrimary Raises $2,400 for those affected by Hurrican Irma
Friday, 3rd November, the Primary site held a School Disco in order to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Irma. We raised a little over $2,400 CI as a part of these efforts. The students had a fantastic time listening to the musical stylings of DJ/Mr. Janes and getting to have fun alongside their classmates and teachers. We are thankful for opportunities like this where get to help those in need in our community, both locally and globally.
Year 11 Work Experience Week, 20-24th November 2017
Our Year 11 students are busy preparing for their forthcoming work experience week later this month. Cayman Prep & High School really appreciate the support local employers give our students and we recognise it involves a significant investment of time and energy and we are so grateful to all our partners. The insight gained from these opportunities are invaluable to our students as they begin to narrow down their career choices and choose subjects to major in at university.Check out some of last year's students and thanks again to all our partners - Daniel and his work buddy Martin at KPMG in the Cayman Islands, Megan at Cathy Church's Photo Centre, Mellany & Alisalee at Maples, Jona at Captain Marvin's Watersports, Alex at Cayman National Bank, Esme at Cayman Prep & High School and Sunday Cayman Animal Hospital. If you want to get involved please email us at email@example.com
Prep Wins the KPMG Brain Bowl
A massive congratulations to the Brain Bowl team for coming first place in the KPMG Brain Bowl competition. They trained incredibly hard and worked amazingly well as a team. There were a few tense rounds but they won every single round. It was a joy watching them compete and absolutely wonderful bringing the trophy back to CPHS! Well done Samiran Saha, Aiswarya Binoy, Brennen Milley and Aiden Watler.
The 2017-18 Eco-Warriors are voted in!
The new 2017-2018 Eco-Warrior group has been formed! Elections were held after an unprecedented amount of students applied for the job and 25 children were voted in. Under Miss Lindsay and Miss Sian's guidance Eco-Warriors will be continuing to work hard to make Cayman Prep more environmentally friendly. Please look out for Top Tips on our school Facebook page as well as with your child's class newsletter.
Year 3 Bake Sale raised over $1,100 for Hannah's Heroes
Inspired by the success of the Year 5 Lemonade Sale our lovely Year 3 had a Bake Sale on Friday 6th October to raise money for St Baldrick's - Hannah's Heroes. We would like to say an enormous thank you to all the Year 3 parents for your help we raised just over $1,100 for Hannah’s Heroes which is phenomenal! We couldn’t have raised such a fantastic amount without your generous donations and tasty baked treats. Thank you so much. Here are some pictures of the Bake Sale for those that missed it!!! The whole school turned out to support our wonderful Year 3 and Hannah's Heroes!! #GoPrep #Dietstartstomorrow #HannahsHeroes #CaymanKind
New Extended Primary Opening Hours
The students at Cayman Prep Primary are very happy to be back at school and reading from our wonderful selection in the Library again! Please remember that our library is now offering additional times for book exchanges and reading.
Infants: Wednesdays at LUNCH between 12:10-12:45 & Fridays AFTER SCHOOL 2:00-2:45 (PARENTS WELCOME).
Juniors: Fridays at LUNCH between 1:00-1:30 & Tuesdays AFTER SCHOOL from 2:30-3:15 (PARENTS WELCOME).
Twenty Five Students sign up to the Shave for the Brave
Our students and their families are amazing and continue to overwhelm us with their generosity and enthusiasm to help others. We have 25 students and the Principal Mr Burgess signed up to get their heads shaved or partially shaved on Thursday 21st September to raise money for St Baldrick's - Hannah's Heroes and the fight against childhood cancer. We are so proud of all their fundraising efforts and would ask if you can you donate online at https://www.stbaldricks.org/…/CaymanPrepShaveForTheBrave2017 any amount would be much appreciated for this amazing cause #GoPrep! #HannahsHeros#ShavefortheBrave
High School has launched a Jogging Club for non-runners
Jogging club for NON runners!
Beginners jogging club every Thursday at 5:00-5:45pm
Homework can be done in Room 73 from 3.15pm followed by a beginners jog.
Come speak to Ms Willighan or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Cayman Prep Under 11 Girls win the Opening Rally of the PFL
Cayman Prep Under 11 girls were undefeated on Saturday 16th September in the opening rally of the Girls Primary Football League. The team got off to a great start beating Sir John A Cumber with a 1:0 win and went on to be undefeated all day. Six schools entered the tournament which prepares the players for the upcoming season.
Prep 1 - 0 Sir John A Cumber
Prep 1 - 1 Prospect Primary
Prep 1 - 0 CIS
Prep 2 -0 George Town
Prep 1 - 0 St Ignatius
Semi final Prep 1 - 0 St Ignatius
Final Prep 1 - 0 CIS
Caden Coles was awarded Most Valuable Player in the final!
Well done to all our young players.
PTA AGM - Thursday 28th September, 6pm, Primary School Hall
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We welcome you to attend the PTA's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 6.00pm.
Please note the new venue this year at the Primary School Hall.
The event will be less formal this year and there will be a welcome reception with drinks and snacks prior to the commencement of the formal matters, which will be:
The PTA are inviting new members to join the Executive Committee and we would encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved to complete the nominee form and return it via email to email@example.com by Monday 25th September.
PTA Nomination Form.pdf
For your information, you will also find attached a brief outline of the roles and responsibilities associated with being on the PTA Executive.
PTA Roles and Responsibilities.pdf
With best regards,
PTA Vice President
Go MAD: 2nd Annual Shave for the Brave - Thursday 21st September, 12.55pm - 2.00pm
Donations may be made online through the Team CPHS link on the St. Baldricks
High School Photos 11-15th September
Creations Unlimited will be taking the children's photographs at the High School from Monday 11th September to Friday 15th September. Photographs have been arranged so that children do not have PE that day and will be in school uniform.
For parents who are new to the school these photos are used on the school website/database and the school yearbook. Photo packages will also be available for purchase directly from Creations Unlimited in plenty of time for Christmas.
Normal school rules with regard to uniform and general appearance apply. All students should ensure their hair and uniform is neat and tidy and adheres to school rules which can be found in the High School Handbook. Girls' hair must be tied back properly, boys must be wearing a belt and girls are allowed only one pair of plain silver/gold stud earrings worn in the lower lobe. Please ensure your child is wearing proper school socks (ankle length preferred) and has clean polished school shoes. We do check uniform daily but on this occasion having to correct uniform slows the whole process down.
If you wish to have a siblings photograph of your children together please request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The following timetable has been set for individual and class photos:
SCHOOL PHOTO SCHEDULE 2017
|Day (7.50am start)||Year Group|
|Monday 11th September|
|Tuesday 12th September|
|Wednesday 13th September |
Year 12 & 13
|Thursday 14th September|
|Friday 15th September|
European Day of Languages - Tuesday 26th September 2017
This year the MFL
Department would like everyone to join with us and celebrate the European Day
of Languages on Tuesday 26th September. We have lots of
different and exciting activities planned to take place throughout the day and
we hope everyone will improve their language skills whilst having a bit of fun.
The Whole School will enjoy:
- Languages in Lessons - all classes will be incorporating some language themed elements into lessons
- European Day of Languages Quiz - Quiz sheets will be distributed to Form Classes on Monday 20th September. All entries should be placed in the box outside Miss Roberts' room, room 12, no later than 3pm on Tuesday 26th September. A winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries and will win a cinema ticket for the Cinema at Cayman Bay
- DodgeBULL - There will be a DodgeBULL competition which will take place in the sports hall at lunchtime and teams wishing to enter should get an entry form and more information from Miss Beattie. This will culminate with a Bulls v Bullfighters competition, ie staff against year 13!
Junior School Years 7-9
"European Expo Competition" - Across the course of the next three weeks each Form Class is invited to enter the school's "European Expo Competition". All Form Classes have been allocated a country at random, and each Form Class should create a poster / wall display / display board / exhibition showcasing their country. Mrs Taylor, Mr Taylor and Mr Mann will come round at lunch time on the EDL and judge each country's showcase in terms of how informative and creative they are. Lots of House points to be won!
Year 12 Student Ciarra Jeffries receives Oxford Royale Academy Scholarship
After completing an essay on the importance of education and competing with a field of strong applicants from throughout the Cayman Islands, Year 12 student, Ciarra Jeffries has been awarded a place to study at the prestigious Oxford Royale Academy on a full scholarship for two weeks this summer. While there, she will be participating in the Global Leadership Programme where attending lectures and workshops will help her to become more aware of the key issues that global leaders face in todays' society. Ciarra is very excited to be selected and is thrilled to have this opportunity to represent Cayman Prep and the Cayman Islands.
This is the first year that Oxford Royale has offered a scholarship to a Caymanian student.
Students take part in the FCCA Poster Competition
Year 7 to 9 students were invited to participate in this year's FCCA Poster Competition entitled 'Our world is precious…save our land and seas'. The competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among students and effectively educate younger generations on the importance of environmental protection. Here are a few of our very talented students and their beautiful entries that focus on various issues including the importance of mangroves, preserving biodiversity and coral reefs, and methods of conservation. All have received cinema vouchers in recognition of their hard work.
Boys Teams triumphant at the Inter-schools Tag Rugby Tournament
Cayman Prep & High School students participated in an inter-schools tag rugby tournament at The Cayman Islands Rugby Club on Friday 19th May. We entered girls teams and boys teams for Year 7, 8 and 9. The Prep boys dominated and came first in each year group (please see photos) and the girls missed winning every year group by one try in each final! They came second in each year group. Throughout the highly enjoyable tournament I would like to promote how incredible the students were in representing the school. They were responsible, motivated, organised, mature, respectful, fun and of course, successful! A big thank you to each team captain for their leadership. A massive congratulations to all involved.
Year 7 Girls 1: Holly McLean ©, Tracey Campbell, Willow Wilkinson, Lauren Needham, Raya Embury-Brown, Sophie Ellison, Lily McGrath
Year 7 Girls 2: Sophie Superfine ©, Sasha Davies, Vanessa Brookes, Kathryn Corkish, Shanti Singh, Ellen Halsey, Poppy Reid
Year 8 Girls: Molly Kehoe ©, Nadia Simmonds, Livvy Plunkett, Tijana Parker, Skye Buckely, Anais Small, Sophia Nightingale, Lauren Chiazza, Kayla Parsons, Ciara Galway
Year 9 Girls: Jenna Edwards ©, Quincy Bunton, Artemis DH, Lauren Fullerton, Hannah Scott, Jenny Purton, Marleigh Smith, Chrissie McLean, Lilli-Anne Groves, Kia Davies, Georgina Kerford
WINNERS: Year 7 Boys: Freddie Robson ©, Zach Jackson, Gilbert Rodrigues, Josh Taylor, Jack Lomax, Justin Byles, Todd Purton, Matthew P, Lewis Winspear, Neil McComb, Caleb Winspear
WINNERS: Year 8 Boys: Alex Claybourn ©, Louis Vagniez, Cameron Smith, Cameron Sinclair, Liam Sinclair, David Madison, Graeme Madison, Finn Bishop, Matthew Chong-Ping, Charlie Thomas
WINNERS: Year 9 Boys: Jake Bailey, Cameron Brown, Victor Thompson, Igor Magalhaes, Max Palmer ©, Aaron Jarvis, Oscar Akiwumi, Bobby Lomax
Key Club Book Drive 5-9th June 2017
The annual Cayman Prep & High School Key Club Book Drive is taking place at the High School on the 5-9th June. All classes are asked to donate books which will be gifted to LIFE Cayman. The Form Class that donates the most books will be rewarded with a pizza party hosted by the members of the Key Club.
Last year we collected a whopping 2,000 books for local Public Schools - lets beat that this year!
The Primary School Enters the Rotary Science Fair 2017
On Saturday, the 29th April, was the big day for this Year's Rotary Science Fair. The children of the Primary school showed great interest and determination in carrying out their chosen investigations and in presenting their projects. Our entrants impressed the judges with their understanding and ability to explain and discuss their projects which ranged from investigating the effect of yeast in bread-making to a study of ocean acidification and its effect on corals. This year we had more than 20 children enter with over 12 different projects. We were delighted when we heard that several of our children had won prizes for their efforts, namely:
- Charlie Charlton-Jones won $1000 CI for second place in the Earth Science category
- Enzo Subiotto won $1000 CI for Best Project in the under 8 category
- Scarlett Nadeau, Amelia Thomas and Anna Owen shared a third place prize of $500 in the Food and health category
Well done, to all who participated!
Kim Calverley, Primary Science Leader
Photos: 1 Charlie, 2 Enzo, 3 Anna, Amelia and Scarlett
Pi-Day - Tuesday 14th March
Pi-Day is Tuesday, 14th March, 2017. On this day, the high school celebrates this never-ending number (3.14159…), a year 12 student's birthday and Einstein's birthday as well. The Maths faculty will be hosting several pi-related activities and students and staff will enjoy a piece of pie on Pi-Day.
The activities include the following:
- Pi Rings competition
- Pi Bee competition
- Pie-eating contest
- Year 7 display boards
- Singing pi-songs
- Pi photos
- Pi puzzles
- Assembly on pi
Cayman Prep & High School Art Exhibition 2017 - Friday 10th March
We are delighted to have over 50 students in years 10,11,12 and 13 exhibiting their best art work on Friday the 10th March in the High School drama room between 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
There will also be a music ensemble and refreshments. All parents are welcome and we hope you can attend the show.
Julliard Conservatoire for Music hold an Jazz Workshop for students
The Julliard Conservatoire for Music had a group of their Jazz Musicians on Island and we were extremely lucky to have them hold a Jazz Workshop on Friday here at Cayman Prep & High School for some of our students. It was an amazing experience for all our young musicians that took part.
PSA Football Tournament
Friday 10th February 2017 saw the annual PSA schools 6 a side tournament held at CIS. CPHS took 44 students and entered two boys and two girls teams. As usual competition was closely contested and CPHS got off to a good start with both the boys and girls winning their opening games. After all the group games had been played 3 out of the 4 CPHS sides had advanced to the semifinals. CPHS 1 (boys) unfortunately lost in extra time and CPHS 2 (boys) were beaten in a see-saw game 4-3 in their semi final.
This left only CPHS 1 Girls, who continued their form from group matches and won both their semifinal and the final match maintaining an incredible unbeaten 6 year and 9 tournament run! Jade Pitcairn was also voted MVP for the whole of the girls tournament.
Top Goal scorers and MVP's for each team below:
| ||Top goal scorer||MVP|
|CPHS 1 Boys||Matthew Haynes||Lucas Burke|
|CPHS 2 Boys||David Pitcairn||Jackson Kirkconnell|
|CPHS 1 Girls||Molly Kehoe||Jade Pitcairn|
|CPHS 2 Girls||Mya Heiss||Sami Galvin|
KPMG donate $10,000 to the Primary School
A big thank you to KPMG in the Cayman Islands who have generously donated US$10,000 to assist with the refurbishment costs of the upgraded Primary School Computing & Media Suite. The refurb includes the latest equipment using powerful, wireless technologies along with modern specialised furniture which allows children of all ages and abilities to learn Computing skills in a comfortable environment. The before & after pics speak for themselves. Thanks KPMG in the Cayman Islands from all our staff, parents and students at Cayman Prep & High School.
Middle School Prize Giving 2017
We are having a celebration assembly on Thursday 12th January to celebrate the fantastic results our students achieved in their Christmas Exams.
Please see attached the students that are being recognised for their achievements.
CPHS Celebration Assembly Jan 2017.pdf
Robotics Trip to Tampa - 7 Jan 2017
CPHS entered 2 robotics teams in First LEGO League Qualifying Tournament on Jan 7, 2017 in Tampa, FL. The senior team, Cyber Rays won a place in the top four teams for the Core Value award and the junior team 'Techno Turtles' won the Team Spirit award. Although we didn't make it to the next round of qualifying the experience and exposure gained by the teams was invaluable and we look forward to next year’s competition.
Team: Aiswarya Binoy, Cade Chiazza, Crystal Corkish, Thomas McLean & Aiden Watler
Problem: Dogs are not getting enough food when their owners are on vacation.
Solution: Dog Food Delivery Drones. Plan is to use a drone dock to land the drone and let the owner choose the location of a dog’s food. A website will allow people to enter their details, preferred food and if they want treats or medication to be delivered as well. In future we plan to make the drones completely autonomous using GPS.
Team: Aidan Connolly, Keniine Bush, Josh Small, Noah Hill, Thomas Penner & Xaria Deosaran
Problem: Reduce Road kills in Cayman Islands’ specifically Rock Iguanas.
Solution: Use pressure sensors, signs and flashing lights. The pressure sensors would detect things from 1-20lb once they step on the road. Which would then set off flashing lights.
Staff Coaches: Allison Smith, Michael Harrington & Mark Leary
Year 3 & 4 Christmas Concert
The Year 3 & 4 Christmas concert 'took place on Thursday 8th December at the Primary site on Smith Road. The theme was 'Tinsel and Tea-Towels' which was full of festive songs and cheer. The students performed confidently and professionally, producing an outstanding and enjoyable show. Well done to all involved.
Check out CPHS Facebook page for more photos.
CPHS Junior Sailors come 3rd in RBC Inter Primary Sailing Championships
On Thursday 8th December seven local Primary schools took place in the RBC Inter Primary Sailing Championships. It was a close competition throughout the day with Cayman International School winning, Montessori by the Sea came second place and CPHS came thrid overall. It was a fantastic day and we are extremely proud of our young sailors.
Staff & Students excel at CI Marathon
Well done to all the CPHS staff and students who took part in the Cayman Islands Marathon last. Year 13 student Dominic Dyer won the half marathon in 1hr 21mins. This was his first time running this distance which make the achievement even more impressive. For more information the Compass has an article https://www.caymancompass.com/2016/12/09/cayman-prep-student-wins-half-marathon/
We also had great success in the relay - Team 345 AC Cayman Prep won the marathon relay with CPHS students Dominic Dyer, Will Edwards, Victor Magalhaes and Alex Logvinov. Team 345 AC MDR Runners won the CUC High School Challenge with three CPHS students Molly Kehow, Tommy Kehoe & Levi Superfine.
It wasn't just the students who shone the teachers put on a good show too, Claire Hughes & Toby Bowles both won their categories and Rebecca Wall was the 3rd female in the overall Marathon. An amazing achievement we are all very proud of everyone that took part.
Year 5 & 6 Christmas Concert Extravaganza
We had our first Christmas Concert extravaganza at Primary School with our Year 5 and Year 6 students. The theme was "Countdown to Christmas" which followed the story of a family preparing for Christmas, and all the joy, fun and tribulations that can bring! The students performed confidently and professionally, producing an outstanding and enjoyable show.
Check out CPHS Facebook page for more photos.
Private Schools Association Track and Field Meet - Friday 25th November
Over 100 students from Cayman Prep and High school attended the 6th PSA track and field meet on Friday 25th November. The day saw some outstanding individual performances Molly Kehoe winning the 300, 800 and 1500m breaking two records in the process, Oscar Akiwumi winning the 100, 200 and long jump, Jaden Francis winning the 100 and 200m again in record time and Victor Magalhaes also breaking records in the 4, 8 and 1500m. Other record breakers were Levi Superville, Corey Westerborg and Matthew Haynes in the 1500m, shot put and 100m respectively.
Although we celebrate these individual successes the day is a team event and I am pleased to say Cayman Prep for the third successive year retained the Big Schools trophy. Unsurprisingly and due to the growth of the competition we were unable to retain the overall championship trophy as we were competing against seven other schools!
Outstanding boy and girl athletes will be announced in assembly this Thursday.
|5th||Cayman International School||306|
|6th||Wesleyan Christian Academy ||169.5|
|8th||Montessori by the Sea ||83|
|9th ||Grace Academy||60|
|10th ||Hope Academy||33|
6th Form girls win the Cayman Islands Inter Schools Tournament 17th Nov 2016
Our 6th form girls had a fantastic afternoon on Thursday 17 November winning all their matches bar one at the Cayman Islands Inter Scools Tournament,. this allowded them to claim 1st place in their tournament.
The following girls were involved and each earned 5 house points. Well done to Lauren Scott (captain), Maya Smith, Caitlin Westerborg, Leana Smith, Teresa Anderson, Kacie Ramos, Charlotte Hodkin, Emma Turnbull, Aryana Grant, Derricka Neysmith, Halle Miller and Toerrean Sheilds.
A Lesson in Conservation - 10th November 2016
In advance of a new Guy Harvey documentary, hundreds of students this week are seeing some of the past work of the local ocean conservationist, and learn about the efforts to protect marine life.
More than five-hundred students which included CPHS Year 4 & 6 students went to the Camana Bay cinema to view his previous film about white tip sharks. Mr. Harvey’s invitation was designed to give the students an understanding of what is happening in our waters locally and around the world, especially when it comes to the oceanic white tip. The students learnt that their population is in rapid decline due to industrial fishing.
“The millennials and the next generation that we just saw are the people who are going to be in a better position to become more educated and share their education with their family and friends and then to take action and that’s what it’s going to take, a lot of action going forward,” said Ocean Activist & Director, Guy Harvey.
Guy Harvey’s newest documentary will be screened at Regal cinemas and features five local students who joined Mr. Harvey and his team of scientists and researchers.
CPHS team come 3rd in KPMG Brain Bowl 7th November 2016
KPMG hosted its fifth annual KPMG Brain Bowl Academic Tournament on Monday November 7th at the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort. This year an impressive eleven high schools took part, with Hope Academy joining for the 2nd year in a row and Layman E. Scott Sr. High School flying in from Cayman Brac.
Undefeated throughout the whole tournament, Cayman International School placed first and won Amazon Echos to take back home. Triple C School and Cayman Prep placed second and third, respectively claiming Fitbits and Beats headsets for the whole teams.
The Brain Bowl Academic Tournament is an internationally recognized competition, similar to Jeopardy, but with the questions geared towards high school academic subjects. Teams of four students were tested on various subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Science, Caribbean History and current events. The aim of the competition is to unite local schools and encourage pupils to stretch their academic abilities, work as a team and develop critical thinking skills.
KPMG employees participated during the day of the competition as moderators, judges, and scorekeepers, while Kevin Lloyd, managing Partner of KPMG in the Cayman Islands acted as Tournament moderator during the whole day. With the assistance of their teachers, principals and coaches, students organized practice during their free time to get ready for the tournament.
The KPMG Brain Bowl competition is another educational yet fun way to promote education throughout the Cayman Islands. Sheenah Hislop, Partner at KPMG in the Cayman Islands said, "Cultivating local Caymanian talent such as these high school students, is an initiative that is near and dear to my heart and in line with KPMG’s values. Over the years, we have been actively involved in sponsoring local High School programs, providing career guidance and donating a wide range of literature. The support we receive from our high schools, their principals, teachers, students and the government is of utmost importance in developing our youth. We feel that this partnership has grown over the past four years and is extremely rewarding for all”.
KPMG and the participants were delighted to be joined by Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick, who congratulated the winning teams during the award ceremony; Honorable Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was a guest speaker and addressed all students to provide encouragement and wish them best of luck. Additionally, government officials from the Ministry of Education, including Education Minister Tara Rivers, and LIFE (Literacy Is for Everyone) board members attended.
We would like to congragulate the CPHS for their hard work, preparation, and dedication. Well done Samiran Saha, Aiden Watler, Cyan Francis, Brennen Milley and Aiswarya Binoy.
Cayman Prep conquers in Nassau - 3-6th November 2016
For the third year in a row Cayman Prep and High School headed to Lyford Cay International School for their 6th Annual Football Fest. We arrived a day later than on the previous trips so after meeting host families it was straight to bed on Thursday night ready for an action packed Friday.
This year we had two boy’s teams and one girls team which meant two very busy days for the staff. The opening game was a tense affair with the CPHS 1 boys struggling to find their rhythm however they managed to scrape a 2-1 win against Lyford Cay’s second string side. Up next were the girls playing a new team to the competition this year in the Turks and Caicos National team! The girls played well and continued where they had left off last year wrapping up a convincing 4-1 win. CPHS 2 boys team followed in their footsteps and beat Lucaya International School by a similarly impressive 4-1.
In the next round of games, the CPHS Boys 1 team found their form and beat The American International School of Kingston (AISK) 5-0. Unfortunately, the CPHS Boys 2 team found the Lyford Cay A team too strong and lost 5-1. The girls continued to dominate and scored an incredible eight goals against the AISK girls team. As fatigue set in the last round of games proved to be tough for all the teams. CPHS Boys 1 narrowly losing 2-1 to the Turks and Caicos National team and CPHS 2 losing 6-2 to Cedars from the BVI. In the same way as last year the girls had drew 2-2 against the home favorites, Lyford Cay Girls A team despite this result the girls still topped the group.
The second day saw another great start for Prep with the CPHS Boys 2 side beating AISK 3-2 to advance to the Shield final and the girls running out easy winners 5-0 against Cedars school meaning they were in the Championship final for the second successive year. In a really close game that could have gone either way and despite a final 10-minute onslaught from CPHS Boys 1, Cedar somehow held on for a 1-0 victory. This meant that that CPHS Boys 1 side would have to play in the trophy final and also ended their defence of the championship trophy.
In the finals it could be argued that all three teams produced their best performances. CPHS Boys 2 beating Lyford Cay B team 5-2 to win the shield, CPHS Boys 1 beating Lyford Cay A team 5-1 to win the trophy and the girls beating Cayman International School 2-0 to win and retain the overall championship. The girls have now won an amazing nine out of nine tournaments they have played in!!!
MVP’s were Kiran Connolly-Basedo for CPHS 1, Jamie Piper for CPHS 2 and Molly Kehoe for the girl’s team. Top goal scorers were Joshua Small for CPHS 1, Alex Claybourn for CPHS 2 and Molly Kehoe for the girls who all scored 8 goals each.
To celebrate we all headed off to Atlantis on the Sunday before heading back to Cayman for some much needed rest!
Well done to all students that were involved!
Shave for the Brave event at the High School raises $16,000 for Hannah's Heroes
September was childhood cancer awareness month and to mark this students and staff at the High School hosted a “Shave for the Brave” event to raise money for Hannah’s Heroes and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Friday 1st October.
Hair was also donated to make wigs for children living with cancer. This was one of the largest charitable events that CPHS has undertaken and it was heart lifting to see the children and staff commit to making money and giving back to such a worthy cause.
Through all the activities we raised $16,000 for Hannahs Heroes and St. Baldricks.
Shakepeare Day raises $900 for LIFE (Literacy for Everyone) October 21st 2016
The High School celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in October with students and teachers in full garb and lots of Shakespearean themed activities. The event raised $900 for LIFE and saw our 6th form going off site to promote literacy in a number of local pre-schools by reading to the little ones. The day was a great success.
Cayman Prep wins fourth straight Opening Rally title
Cayman Prep’s boys won an unprecedented fourth consecutive Opening Rally title with a 2-1 penalty shootout victory over Cayman International School in the final of the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League Opening Rally on Oct. 1 at the Annex field.
Cayman Prep’s defenders and goalkeeper were the heroes, but striker Tom Byrne received the Ronnie Roach Most Valuable Player award for netting his school’s winning penalty.
The final was a largely defensive affair with both schools defending strongly, not giving their opponents any ground or opportunities in the box.
“To keep a team without shots on goals is virtually impossible even in 20 minute games, and both sets of strikers learned midway through the game that shooting from long range just may be the answer,” organizers said in a press release. “However, both goal keepers were in fine form and pulled off some key saves throughout the game.”
The game went into two five-minute extra time periods. Once again, neither school could find the one goal that would clinch the title, so the game was decided on penalties.
After two of the three designated penalties, both schools were even with each missing one penalty. The final penalty-taker for Cayman Prep was Tom Byrne. Unfortunately for CIS, their third and final penalty was saved by Prep’s goalkeeper Jonathan Scott, who rushed to celebrate with his teammates.
Prospect Primary claimed third place after defeating NorthEast Schools 1-0 thanks to a solitary strike from Joshua Campbell.
Cayman Prep’s road to the final was impressive, organizers said, as they scored five goals and did not concede any in capturing first place in Zone B with a 2-0 victory over Savannah Primary and NorthEast Schools and a 1-0 win over Triple C School.
Cayman International School clinched Zone A with a 2-0 victory over George Town Primary 11, a 1-0 win over St. Ignatius Prep and an 8-0 rout of George Town Primary 9.
In Zone A, St. Ignatius Prep joined CIS in the quarterfinals after finishing second in the group with a 5-0 win over George Town Primary 9 and a 1-0 victory over George Town Primary 11. George Town Primary 11 secured one of the third-place finishes and a place in the quarters after defeating George Town Primary 3-0.
In Zone B, North East Schools advanced to the quarterfinals, with Cayman Prep following their 2-0 victory over Triple C and 1-0 win over Savannah Primary. Triple C grabbed third place in the group and the final quarter final spot with a 1-0 victory over the boys from Savannah Primary.
In Zone C, Prospect Primary clinched the group with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Red Bay Primary and a last minute 3-2 victory over Sir John A. Cumber Primary. Sir John A. Cumber Primary secured second spot in the group and a place in the quarterfinals after defeating Red Bay Primary 1-0.
In the quarterfinals, CIS defeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary 4-0 thanks to three goals from Liam Heffernan and a fourth from Jackson MacKay. Prospect Primary beat George Town Primary 11 2-1 with Joshua Campbell and Johan Lindo grabbing the goals for Prospect and Emile Powell scoring a consolation goal for the boys from the capital. In the third quarterfinal, Cayman Prep squeezed past St. Ignatius Prep 2-1 with Tom Byrne opening the scoring and last year’s Opening Rally MVP Malcolm Hill scoring a late winner after Kyan Okoli had equalized for St. Ignatius Prep. The final quarter final saw NorthEast Schools defeat Triple C 1-0 thanks to a strike from Derek Russell.
In the semifinals, Cayman Prep secured their place in the final after defeating Prospect Primary 3-0 thanks to goals from Jakub Neveril, Tom Byrne and Xavier Marshall, and CIS overcame NorthEast Schools 1-0 with Jackson MacKay blasting in a penalty during regulation time.
Organizers thanked youth officials Francisco Murillo-Johnson, Matthew Bodden, Albertini Holness, Oladapo Bailey, Matthew Rich, Nicholas Chung and Alexia Bromfield, “who did a superb job controlling the games throughout the day” and to Dwayne Ebanks and Chastine Rankine, “who kept a watchful eye over the young officials.”
The 2016/2017 PFL and GPFL regular seasons begin Saturday, Oct. 8, at primary schools and fields across the island.
Cayman Prep students donate nearly 2,000 books to public schools
Nearly 2,000 books were collected during a book drive by the Key Club at Cayman Prep and High School and the Student Council members of Cayman Prep Primary School are being distributed at government schools.
The book drive was held at the end of the last school year. Two carloads, containing 1,913 high-quality books, were collected by volunteers and donated to the charity Literacy is For Everyone, known as LIFE.
Organizers said in a press release that the books will help with LIFE’s numerous initiatives, including a partnership with the Ministry of Education to establish “high interest leveled libraries” for every government school classroom.
Brad Wilson, the literacy specialist for the Ministry of Education, said in the release, “It’s wonderful that the Cayman Prep Key Club and the primary school student council took the time to organise, advertise and sort through all the high-quality books they were able to collect from the community. The resources are going to go a long way to help support the joint literacy initiatives that LIFE and the Ministry are currently running.”
Marilyn Conolly, executive director of LIFE, said the donated books would form the “foundation for much needed classroom libraries and reflect the charitable spirit of young people making a difference locally.”
She added, “It is wonderful to see students supporting other students, and lifting each other up as a community.”
The books are being distributed to government schools, starting with those most in need, LIFE reported.
For more information or to donate books, contact LIFE at email@example.com
Usain Bolt meets students
17th May 2016
On 13th May 18 lucky students from Prep were invited to go meet the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt! Our students were part of our track team who competed at the Inter Primary Track Meet earlier in March this year.
Prep got front row seats at the assembly at Cayman International School which was attended by all the Primary Schools on island.
Bolt is a humble guy who trains hard and credits his ability to hard work and his creator. He took the time to answer the children's questions and take a photo with each school.He was in Cayman for the Cayman Invitational Track meet on Saturday 14th May, winning the 100m men's race with a time of 10.05 seconds.
Celebrating Earth Day 5th April 2016
Cayman Prep school came together to celebrate Earth Day, which fell this year on Friday April 22nd. Every child brought in two dollars and was asked to wear green or anything to do with the environment. As the school wanted to raise funds for a charity that works to protect the local environment choosing the National Trust for The Cayman Islands. The children were encouraged to get as creative as possible with impressive results.
The morning started with a special assembly and the hall was transformed into a sea of green with some very creative costumes. Jessica Drysdale put in a monumental effort and came in as a tree and others went as far as to make jellyfish using umbrellas or paint their faces with peacocks, the world and flowers. Others put flowers in their hair.
The school’s Eco-warrior group played a big part in the day by designing posters to put around the school, visiting each classroom to explain what was happening on the day, motivating students to get creative as well as help the National Trust sell special Earth Day t-shirts. In an effort to be proactive about their environmental actions the Eco-warriors decided to make it a no Styrofoam and no plastic day (unless it could be reduced, reused and recycled.) Moving forward, Cayman Prep will be working hard towards making the primary site a green place to be and the Eco-warriors led by teacher Siân Hawkes will be coming up with ideas and projects to do this.