Lucea Infant honours outstanding parents
Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator
WESTERN BUREAU:The Lucea Infant School honoured 16 outstanding members of its parent body last Wednesday, as a part of its Parent Month activities, during an appreciation ceremony held under the theme, 'Building Circles of Involvement; Home, School and Community'.
According to Guidance Counsellor at the Haughton Court-based institution, Kerriann Campbell-Matherson, the awardees were lauded for having provided unwavering support and contribution to the well-being of the institution over the last year.
"They have contributed their time, money, toys, books. They have painted classrooms, cut the schoolyard and contributed school supplies," she said. "Everyone was very appreciative - not only the awardees, but those in attendance overall. They expressed appreciation for the function.
"Throughout the month, we had a church service for parents and students, a drug-sensitisation programme, and we also had parents being involved in the devotional exercise, and others walking in throughout the month to visit their children's classes, to interact with teachers and so on. The turnout was good and, basically, I am quite happy because the support has been wonderful," she added.
Representatives from the Haughton Court community and surrounding areas and agencies, including the Jamaica Public Service Company; the Hanover Cooperative Credit Union; National Council on Drug Abuse as well as board chairman Tania Watson and Principal Yvette Irving also participated in the school's activities during the month.
Sponsors of the event included Tan-Tan Bakery, Family Care Pharmacy, Seaview Pharmacy, Grand Palladium, Tastee, Juici Patties, Hanover Cooperative Credit Union, National Commercial Bank, Hammonds Pastries, Vapacks Meats, Global Villas and Naing Supermarket.
The Lucea Infant School comprises a population of 281 students. It was constructed by the Urban Development Corporation under the Northwestern schools project and was officially opened in 2006.