Mr. Jerome Forbes
The South Central Bahamas District is birthed from a people whose life tells stories of perseverance and resilience. The schools which comprise this District are located on the islands of Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, South Andros and Mangrove Cay. Our District also includes the Virtual School which is located in New Providence but bridges the educational gap through online education.
The schools in the South Central Bahamas are located in communities considered hardship. The students of these islands constantly hear the stories from their great-grand parents who worked on the contract, carried water from wells, or obtained electricity from personal generators. These stories of hardship are what motivates the students to be resilient in the face of adversity and to overcome what seems like insurmountable obstacles.
The Teachers and Administrators who serve this district deserve highest praise and commendation. Their unwavering desire to serve faithfully despite being away from family or not having medical facilities available to tend to their specific health needs speak volumes. They place our country before self. This is even more commendable for our expatriate teachers who in some instances have to serve as Principal and Teacher in a number of our schools.
The South Central Bahamas District is committed to inspire and encourage our students to be great and to soar for the ‘Stars’. Residing in the South Central Bahamas District has its challenges. However, our students are ambitious. They have obtain high levels of passes in the GLAT, BJC, BGCSE, Advance Placement, SAT, City & Guilds, Pitman, Royal School of Music exams. Not only are they high seekers of academia but also in extracurricular activities such as sports, national debates, Spelling Bee, Choir, Band, Junkanoo and Community activities which assist in building the ideal graduate. The Church still serves as a place of refuge for our students and it also aids in building a more disciplined and productive citizenry.
The Covid-19 Pandemic did cause a few tremors in our communities but cased remain nearly non-existent. Bush Medicine remedies were readily available. Our schools remained opened. We continue to encourage parents, students and the community to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols as stipulated by the Competent Authority.
I am grateful for the staff, parents and the community for their support of our schools as we navigate through this new dispensation known as the “New Normal”.
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