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Monday, Nov. 12th: School Assembly to celebrate Student Success
Tuesday, Nov. 13th: PE Swim class for grades 1-2
House Team Handball tourney: Red vs Yellow
Wednesday, Nov. 14th: PE Swim class
Thursday, Nov. 15th: Spanish Extravaganza! 2:30 - 3:30pm
House Team Handball tourney: Blue vs. Green
Friday, Nov. 16th: SKI Teacher In-Service Day: No Classes for students
Under 12 Football matches are to be determined as we have little confirmation from sports department as of yet; parents will be informed as soon as we are!
Allondrae Fyfield-Browne, from the Grade 10 class, made himself, and his school, very proud during the awards ceremony for the 1st Annual St. Kitts and Nevis S.T.E.M. Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Every school in the nation participated and over 100 students registered projects for the event which showcased how they integrate STEM skills and knowledge not only in the classroom but in everyday life. Entries were rated by a panel of fifteen judges and projects were judged in a wide range of criteria from presentation of the display, to accuracy and innovation. The STEM Fair awards ceremony took place Tuesday, Nov. 13th and Alo took home three major prizes for his project on Aquaponics:
1st Place overall: Science Category
1st Place overall: Project Presentation
2nd place overall: Upper Secondary Project
Besides the public recognition of his outstanding science project, Alo received monetary awards of $200 US and $350 EC. As well, he received a schoolbag with external batter charging capabilities, a passage on the Scenic Railway, and a beautiful medal and certificate.
SKI Academy is very proud of Alo and his accomplishment - congratulations Allondrae!
Another member of our SKI family who was a big winner at STEM was our very own Ms. Warner-Paul! Ms. Warner-Paul was on the steering committee and played a very important role in engineering this event. She was given special recognition for her dedication by the Permanent Secretary during the awards ceremony. Well done Ms. Em!!
On Friday, November 9th, the Youth Sailing Team from the St. Kitts Yacht Club, departed for St. Martin to compete in the 13th Annual SOL Optimist Championships 2018 regatta. The excitement was palpable as the gear and luggage were stowed, for this competition marked the first time any SKYC Youth Sailing team had competed outside of the federation. Our five young sailors: Marielena, Marlin, Leilani, Isabella and Zak, were eager to test their mettle against twenty six of the best youth sailors from St. Martin, St. Bart’s, and Antigua, and they did not disappoint. The coaches have worked diligently over the past few months preparing our sailors and honing their techniques and skills. Much to the delight of the families and friends who came out in support, several sailors finished in the top ten in individual races. More importantly though, each of the SKYC youth sailors put forth a courageous effort in light of the fact that the race days were much longer than previously experienced and the competition, fierce. As an acknowledgement of the generosity of spirit and positivity exuded by all of our club’s youth sailors, they were, as a team, awarded the Sportsmanship trophy for their efforts! It just so happens that all 5 sailors are SKI Academy students and made us all proud with their dedicated efforts!
As a way of celebrating the Western tradition of Halloween, our students were invited to come to school in costume and partake in a parade where awards were given to each class for Scariest Costume, Best Homemade Costume, Play the Part Award and Funniest Costume. Afterwards, the students enjoyed travelling from class to class to partake in themed activities and games. A ton of fun was had by all!!
Friday, October 26th saw the schools of St. Kitts and Nevis dress in Pink Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness. SKI Academy participated and raised a grand total of 826 EC that is being sent to SKB Reach for Recovery, a cancer awareness and research initiative here on the island.
At the end of the photo session we all took a moment of silence to reflect and many students identified the fact that cancer has touched their lives in some way and that this debilitating disease needs to be eradicated. Thanks to all students for their donations! At the end of our photo session, we all had a giant game of freeze tag before heading home for the weekend.
SKI Academy is very excited to introduce new Math and ELA textbooks in our grade 1 -6 classrooms. The new Prime Math Books are based on standards from curricula in Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong, while the Active English texts are a wonderful compliment to our current resources. Both texts are being made available immediately and include workbooks for students to employ as well as coursebooks and other resources. These new books will prove invaluable as students aim to not just meet, but exceed, standards.
On Saturday, October 6th, many of our SKI Academy Families came together to help support and raise funds for the St. Christopher's Children's Home during the 8th annual Family Fun Walk and Run. This important local event was held at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course and everyone enjoyed a great get together at the conclusion of the fitness portion of the day. A big thanks goes out to all our families who came out to enjoy the day and to support the Children's Home!
All the students and teachers came out to the Tennis Court to be introduced to the Student Council and to have a little fun during the last period of the day. Mrs. A and the council organized a ton of fun games and activities so that the students could challenge each other in games such as speed chess, basketball toss, ball and spoon, cup stacking and many, many more. It was a lot of fun and we want to give a shout out to the council on a super successful first event!
As soon as the date for the SKI Spelling Bee was announced a few weeks ago, the students in Grades 1-6 became engrossed in their word lists, vying to become the school champs! After many exciting rounds of intense competition, we had our winners:
Grade 1-3 Grade 4-6
1st Place: Brody Warner (G3) 1st Place: Rahul Chinnaswamy (G6)
2nd Place: Krithik Wadhwani (G3) 2nd Place: Gabriella Schreiber (G5)
3rd Place: Joel Butler (G3) 3rd Place: Jeleyna Estrella (G4)
We invite all of our SKI families and friends to come out on Thursday, October 25th to help support Rahul as he represents SKI Academy at the Annual National Spelling Bee, held at the ECCB Auditorium. We have been very successful in the last few years and wish Rahul the best of luck!!
A great time was had by all this past Saturday, Sept 29th, when Nevis International Secondary School football team and their supporters came across the narrows to play a friendly against the SKI Academy team. After the game, the players from both sides got together for some additional games, a BBQ and to forge new friendships. The spirit of camaraderie was plainly evident and we look forward to returning the favour when we visit Nevis in a few weeks. SKI won the match, but all students and families were the real winners on this fun and friendly day!
Mr. Dore's Grade 8 students had an opportunity to make some sorrel juice with Mr. Judah last week and to actualize the concept of 'farm to table' sustainability. The sorrel was grown in the school's organic garden, harvested, and prepared in the school staff room. The students all had a job to do in order to prepare the juice before enjoying the fruits of their labour! Big thanks goes to Mr. Judah for teaching us all about the process and the benefits of this wonderful drink!
Currently, in Social Studies, the G5 students are learning about
the indigenous people in St. Kitts and Nevis and by extension, the Caribbean. St. Kitts is home to rock carvings otherwise known as petroglyphs, made by the Kalinago dating back to roughly 545 A.D. Seeing the petroglyphs enables the students to form a connection with the indigenous people who once inhabited St. Kitts. They viewed the two which are most well known and are found on a rock on the left hand side of the road leading to Wingfield Estate (once the home of Earl Romney, but now housing the beautiful Caribelle Batik factory).
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018!
All the students and staff concluded St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day festivities this past week with a cake an ice-cream treat as well as some fun outside. We all showed out patriotism by wearing flag colours and Kittitian and Nevisian shirts!
Congratulations to SKI Academy's 2018-19 Student Council Representatives. We are looking forward to another year of dedicated service in the interest of promoting student activities, academics and achievement!
President / Grade 8 Rep: Isabella Andrea
High School Rep: Jacob Beck
Grade 7 Rep: Chirag Gouda
Grade 6 Rep: Yasmin Hiranandani
Grade 5 Reps: Isabella Thompson & Zara Skerritt
Grade 4 Reps: Johan Perkins & Mariza Chevozerova
Lower Elementary Reps: Maielena DePedro & Jesse Jalan & Ersheen Duggal
It’s spring cleaning time and our Junior Student Council, along with all SKI students will be hosting a Used Goods Drive. For two weeks, running from June 11th- 22nd, students are asked to bring in any used goods they have and as a school, SKI Academy will be donating all items to our community members in need. There are a wide variety of items requested such as:
clothing (all sizes), linens, towels, footwear, toys and books. As always, we look forward to your support for such a wonderful event.
SKI Junior Student Council
We are delighted to provide an opportunity for our students to engage in the ultimately important community activity of recycling. We challenge all our students and their families to bring their plastic bottles, aluminum products and corrugated cardboard to SKI where it will be picked up by Admiral's for processing. Please, no glass bottles. To date we have collected over 1400 individual recyclables!!!! Go SKI, and keep making htis beautiful island even more so!!!
Our Leap into Reading Read-a-Thon was an AMAZING success! We are so incredibly proud of the students for their dedication to literacy! A big THANK YOU to all of the students, teachers and parents for all of your support in helping to make our read-a-thon so successful!
Total Money Raised: over $13,400US!!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SKI!
Class who raised the most money: Grade One!
Student who raised the most money: Brandon Brisbane!
Grade One: $3,397.08 US
Grade Two: $1,836.61 US
Grade Three: $3,193.61 US
Grade Four: $2,662.71 US
Grade Five: $466.37 US
Grade Six: $1,236.87 U
Grade Seven/Eight: $590.39 US
Total Minutes Read: 65,738 minutes!!
Class who read the most minutes: Grade Six!
Student who read the most minutes: Jay Mulkanoor!
Grade One: 5,299 minutes (Goal: 4,200)
Grade Two: 7,693 minutes (Goal: 5,440)
Grade Three: 8,752 minutes (Goal: 6,120)
Grade Four: 9,177 minutes (Goal: 6,160)
Grade Five: 7,813 minutes (Goal: 6,720)
Grade Six: 12,714 minutes (Goal: 7,200)
Grade Seven/Eight:7,438 minutes (Goal: 7,200)
Teachers: 6,852 minutes (Goal: 5,760)
!!GO SKI GO!!
The SKI Academy Track and Field Team is all set for CENPOS Private School Track Meet tomorrow at Kim Collins Pavilion. Best of luck to all competitors - you have already done yourselves proud by giving forth such a dedicated resolve to betting yourselves athletically! Go Team!!!
Grade 7/8 Field Trip to Shadwell Estates, home of the Skerrit Family
The students of Grade 7 & 8 enjoyed a visit to the family home of Dr. Lisa Skerritt, a 250+ year old heritage home that is currently being restored to a semblance of it's former glory. Students learned of the historic, cultural and architectural significance of this home, one of the oldest in St. Kitts and the region.
Nevis Field Trip a Great Success!!!
The students and staff of Grades 4-8 enjoyed a wonderful visit to our sister isle, Nevis, on the last day of Term 1 and visited some very important historical sites including the birthplace of our very own Alexander Hamilton as well as the Nevisian Heritage Village.
A fun and exciting boat ride took us all to the island and the ministry of education buses collected us at the boat terminal and escorted us all around this beautiful island.
CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Tahiyat Chy who represented SKI Academy with grace and poise as she finished tied for 2nd place overall in the national Spelling Bee last night at the ECCB! We are all very proud of Tahiyat and her efforts - she is truly a SKI champion!!
SKI Academy SPELLING BEE Results:
1st Place: Brody Warner
2nd Place: Joffrey Estrella
3rd Place: Brandon Brisbane
1st Place: Tahiyat Chy
2nd Place: Isabelle Esdaille-Hensley
3rd Place: Rahul Chinnaswamy
Please see the Pictures of SKI Academy Events page to see more!
All the students of SKI Academy were out to help clean the beach by "Snapper" this past Tuesday. We collected hundreds of pieces of plastic and trash that were either in the sea, or on their way to the sea. By taking actual steps to ensure our water ways and beaches are clean, we are all lending a hand to keep St. Kitts and Nevis beautiful! Thanks to the parents for giving support and to the students at SKI who are always willing to be responsible citizens of this, our one Earth!
The students and staff are getting ready for an evening of song, dance, comedy and more at the 2018 SKI Academy Talent Show to be held at Splash in the Royal St. Kitts Resort on Wednesday, March 28th. Auditions are taking place at SKI next week and they will determine performers and acts. Each class will also be performing, so each and every student will get a chance to be a star in the spotlights! See you there!
New Rock Climbing Wall at SKI Academy
The students are greatly enjoying the newly installed rock wall that was put in place by good friends to the school, Pastor Brandon Grayson an his friend Matt. We look forward to further developing the wall in the very near future!
2018 SKI Academy Science Fair
February 15th @SKI Academy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come check out the amazing projects and experiments created by our wonderful science students!
2018 SKI Academy Sports Day
February 2nd saw the students of SKI rise to the challenge in friendly, yet fierce, competition in a great number of track and field events. Congratulations goes out to all students for putting forth a great effort and also to the families and friends of our school who came out to support our student athletes! Special congrats goes out to the Red Sharks who took home the trophy as top House Team!! Results are as follows:
1 st Place --- Red Sharks
2nd Place ---Yellow Falcons
3rd Place ---Green Vipers
4th Place --- Blue Dolphins
Thank you to all our SKI families, students, teachers, and PTA for helping us help our community! Our recipients included a mother of seven who lost everything in a fire a few weeks ago -the children have only the clothes on their backs; A recent stroke victim with four young children including a toddler; a mother of three who suffer from cognitive disabilities; a desperately needy mother and her 11 children; and many more. All were extremely grateful for your donations and concern. Thank you SKI community!!!
SKI Academy's Season of Giving Toy and Food Charity Drive begins Monday, Nov. 13th and extends to Dec. 1st. New toys and non-perishable food items are being accepted at the school and will be delivered to some needy Kittitian families in time for the Holidays. What a wonderful opportunity for our children to INVEST THEIR LEARNING OF CHARITY IN A VERY TANGIBLE FORM!
8th Annual Children's Home Walk and Run takes place Saturday Nov. 18th. Registration begins at Royal St. Kitts golf course at 3:00 pm. The event begins at 4 pm. See you there!!!
Grade 2 enjoying a healthy break with Mrs. A!
Student vs. Family Friendly Football Match
Saturday, Jan. 27th saw the SKI Academy primary football team challenge their parents and families to a friendly match. The students pulled out a dramatic, one goal victory and handed defeat to the parents! Congratulations to the team! The event concluded with BBQ and lime for all attendees and the presentation of awards. A great time was had by one and all!!
With the damage being wrought throughout the Caribbean by the latest round of storms, SKI Academy Jr. Student Council initiated a campaign to help bring supplies to the peoples of Dominica. DRESS YOUR OWN WAY DAY, which took place on Sept 29th. was a rousing success with students collecting a whopping total of
$3247.87EC showing Dominica that we really care!!!
St. Kitts International (SKI) Academy
School Phone: (869) 466-1026
School Cell: (869) 662-9876
Location: Morgan Heights, Canada Estates, St. Kitts