THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

The "S.K.I. Rock Your Colors" Independence Concert

 

We love to honor the beautiful Federation that we live in.  However, this year with our newly adopted COVID protocols, many of our celebrations need to be reshaped.  One such celebration was our independence festivities.  It is so important to expose our students to the culture of St. Kitts & Nevis, but we need to find a way to do so while adhering to our distancing protocols.  To that end, we came up with the idea of having a concert on the Flats.  The layout of the flats is pretty much like an outdoor amphitheater.  We got a tent, obtained a massive sound system, and put together a pretty stellar line-up of entertainers to perform for the children.  With our recess zones already in place for lunchtime, we kept our ropes up and assigned grades levels various places to sit for the concert.  The event was hosted by Ms. Emileta, who dressed in a full clown costume, to model that aspect of our culture with the students!  The line-up included:

  • The St. Christopher Steel Band
  • A Masquerade Troupe
  • Mocko Jumbies
  • The Ministry of Culture's Mr. Phipps (a drummer) along with a dancer 
  • Nicha B - a local singer
  • King Konris, SKI dad & the only Calypsonian to win the National Calypso Show, 4 times in a row!

The line-up was fantastic.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the show, they were up and dancing and smiling the entire time.  We can't wait to be able to do this again in the future and invite the whole SKI Family!

 

Happy 37th Anniversary of Independence St. Kitts & Nevis!

1st Day of School

 

The 1st day of school for the 2020-2021 School year was full of fun.  We, of course, had to adapt to some new protocols due to COVID-19, but we did so with ease.  The students donned their masks, and worked on their distancing throughout the day. They also learned their new play area zones, as well as new arrival and dismissal procedures.  While many of these routines are not part of our typical 'norm', they are now part of our 'new norm.'  The school year promises to be a great one despite some of our restrictions.