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Spanish Town Primary teacher expects good results

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Jermein Reynolds, of Spanish Town Primary School in St Catherine, speaks with students in his class about their Grade Six Achievement Test expectations.

Grade six teacher at Spanish Town Primary School, Jermein Reynolds, is looking forward to good results from his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students, but is stressing that they should not worry too much about how well they do.

"Different children shine at different stages of their lives, so they should not be discouraged by which school at which they are placed," Reynolds told The Gleaner yesterday during a visit to the school to see how students are preparing to hear how they did in the tests.

The teacher said he prepared his students for the test by covering the curriculum, sharing practice papers, and conducting exams. He said he teaches his students to think critically and have self-confidence.

"We have breathing exercises and I teach them to pray and put out their best," he said, while boasting that for last year's results, the top boy and girl for the school came from his class.

Reynolds also said that he did not believe GSAT was an accurate measure of intelligence, as it was a written exam, to which not all children respond well.

- Chenelle Paharsingh, Gleaner Intern