BHS in stellar performance

Board congratulates students, teachers
THE Board of Governors of Bishops’ High School has lauded the outstanding academic and other achievements of the school during the year.

In what the Board has termed “yet another year of outstanding achievements”, the school gained high percentage passes of persons with five or more subjects with grades 1-3 at this year’s CXC examinations. The school’s overall percentage passes in this category is 95.9.

One hundred per cent passes were recorded in Agriculture Science, Caribbean History, Biology, Electronic Data Processing Management, Integrated Science, Home Management, Human and Social Biology, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Social Studies, Spanish and Technical Drawing. In Mathematics, the school recorded 92.5 per cent passes; English Language, 98.7 per cent; and Chemistry 95.7 per cent.

The school has also done well in the area of music. In the Festival of Choirs for Georgetown schools, Bishops’ High was first with the test piece ‘Lean on Me’. Its choir mistress, Ms. Shelley Harris, received a plaque after being judged the best choir mistress. Other schools which participated in the festival were St. Stanislaus College, Queen’s College and Queenstown Community High.

With regard to debating, Bishops’ team is now preparing for the finals of the J.O.F. Debating Series scheduled for next month, after defeating West Demerara Secondary. In the finals, BHS will oppose the moot ‘Globalisation is impacting negatively on the development of Third World countries’.

The school has also reached the finals in the Ex-Servicemen’s Quiz Competitions for Secondary Schools after beating Brickdam Secondary. The event to be held shortly is a quiz on the World Wars.