Chetwood Primary - we have done exceptionally well
Chetwood Primary School in Montego Bay has once again shown itself to be a major force in preparing students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) following the performance of its top two students this year, Danielle Williams and Moses Ward.
Danielle, the school's top performing girl, copped its highest GSAT score with a 98 per cent average, while Moses, the top boy, got a 94.5 average.
"I feel good about the result," said 12-year-old Danielle, who will attend Montego Bay High School and aspires to become a neurosurgeon. "I went to extra lessons, I did Saturday classes, I did a lot of studying at home, and I studied the Children's Own, The Observer, and the textbooks. I also studied with my friends in class. My mother gave me all the help she could, and I could not watch my movies."
Twelve-year-old Moses, who will be attending Herbert Morrison Technical High School, aspires to become a veterinarian or to join the Air Force Academy. He said: "I prepared by studying a lot. When I reached home after school, I looked over what I did, and did over what I got wrong. I got a lot of help from my parents; they helped me study mathematics."
Principal Velma Campbell congratulated both students and their grade-six classmates on their performance, and also praised the teachers and parents for their input.
"We are feeling very proud of our students' achievements this year, compared to other years. Although we did not get a top boy in the island this year, our students have done exceptionally well, as we have more than 20 students scoring over 90 per cent averages in the exam," said Campbell. "It is the work of the teachers, the work the students put in, and the parents' input. Children whose parents are involved in their school life and their educational achievements, these children do well."