Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 17:22:11
Dear Alumnae All,
I know that you are all concerned about us here in Jamaica. I am giving
you an update on your beloved alma mater.
We made a small attempt today at reopening. About 100 students and 60
teachers turned up. Our two guidance counsellors had a rap session with
the students while we as teachers met for our own time of sharing. The
students were dismissed at 10:00 o’ clock then the teachers met in
departments to discuss the adjustments that will have to be made since
exams are scheduled to begin in only two weeks. Tomorrow we will have a
full day of school gently returning to our routine.
In terms of our students who have been directly affected, here are some
details. I leave it to you to edit and share with the other alumnae as
you see fit.
* We have two students in Tivoli Gardens. On Monday evening I spoke
with Monique. You can imagine the level of fear. We have not been
able to locate the other student, Stafesha.
* Anika lives in Hannah Town. Her mom told me that she shares a
boundary wall with the police station that was set on fire
(neighbours). Anika has been having panic attacks. (Please note
Jennifer, that Anika is one of the students in the care of the
* A fair number of students live in other troubled areas and are at
greater risk than most. The rules of this state of emergency are
not at all clear. Residents of Hannah Town cannot leave their
homes. They will be shot on sight. This is what prevailed up to
* This morning we awoke to the fact that someone had been murdered
in the upscale area of Kirkland Heights. First reports were that
the police were actually in search of ‘Dudus’ Coke, entered the
wrong home and shot Keith Clarke. His daughter is a Grade 12
student in the middle of CXC exams.
* So far no student has missed a CXC exam because she was unable to
get here safely. About 10 students have sat exams from as far west
as Mt. Alvernia High in Montego Bay to as far east as Morant Bay
High in St. Thomas.
I do not want to end up depressing you too much, I just want you to be
aware that even though most students and their families are able to
begin having some semblance of normality in their lives, there is a
handful needing special support and prayer. I am well aware that we are
resuming school with a section of our school community still in despair
and unable to join us. Rest assured that we will do everything possible
to assist them once they return to us. Please do not stop praying!
“Sr. Angella Harris”
On Dexter Communications
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