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Ministry lends support to John Gray

Education 18 Sep, 2023 Follow News

Ministry lends support to John Gray

After the shocking incident circulated on social media of a violent assault by two John Gray High School students on another student, and their subsequent arrest, Ministry of Education and Department of Educational Services senior officials met at the school to support staff and reinforce the message that the incident did not define the government High School. 

The team was led by Lyneth Monteith, the Acting Chief Officer of the MOE, and included HR Director Kimari Fletcher-Barrett, DES Director Mark Ray and Senior School Improvement Officer, Dr. Richard Wildman.

The DES Director issued a video message to address concerns over recent such incidents at the school.

He said the school consisted of caring dedicated staff and wonderful students. During the briefing, the government officials reminded the John Gray High School staff of the resources available to them including the employee assistance support and they listened as the principal outlined the school’s action plan.

Mr Ray said that in the coming days, student leaders’ voices at John Gray High School would be heard.

“They will share essential messages on unity, responsibility and collaboration addressing regulating behaviours and bullying. These messages will be featured on the school’s social media pages and shared across education platforms,” he advised.

Mr Ray said they were also committed to increasing their collaboration with the RCIPS and other stakeholders to create a school environment where every staff member and student felt safe, supported and valued.

“With the unwavering dedication of staff, the support of parents other community stakeholders and the voices of our students we are fully committed to making that goal a reality,” he stated.

He went on to say that the calls for collaboration and support were not limited to John Gray High School but indeed every government and private school in the Cayman Islands.

“They are all our children and the country’s future,” he said.  

To view the video visit https://youtu.be/o3PWwsDtLls?si=MkCGL5DpLAjyEu60 .


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