Grenada

AHS Basketballers go “two up” in 2017 Competition

Wednesday Jan 11th 2017, the Anglican High School basketball team continued their opening charge through the 2017 Interschool Basketball Competition.  The girls from tanteen faced off against the Wesley College, a team well known for its dominance in the Male Division. From the first toss up, Wesley College made it known that AHS was in for a fight and fight they did. After 40 grueling minutes, despite several bumps and a few spills  the AHS powered through to a 30 – 6 win over the Wesley College.

We won but it was a hard match! They were playing agressive. We were a little timid at first but Mr. McSween pumped us up and we got the job done! – Reba (Senior player)

Speaking to the team after the match, they credited their victory to teamwork and it was evident on the court as Kerissa Thomas contined her solid form. In a game where previous standout Nikita Bowen struggled, Thomas stepped up  leading the team into their second victory and claiming the Most Valuable Player award for the 2nd Match. Her efforts were matched with nigh impenetradle defensive work from the likes of Priness Abraham & Alisha Scott who continue to prove their value to the AHS team.

“Mr. McSween always says it. Teamwork! We have a job to do and we got out as a team and do it!” Alisha (Senior)

With two matches out of the way, the AHS Ballers look ahead to Monday’s showdown against the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George. This match up promises to be a heated contest as both teams have been producing strong performances thus far. Their match is scheduled for Monday Jan 16th at the Carenage Basketball Court.

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GARRAWAY Gone Clear!

“Can we do it?” “Yes we can!”

If those words sound familiar; it’s probably because they are. Borrowing a bit from Bob the Builder and President Barrack Obama, the AHS Blue Blasters (Garraway House) have staked their claim for back to back AHS Athletic Championships. What they lacked in originality, Garraway House made up for in consistent solid performances during the 2015 preseason to walk into the 50th Anniversary of The AHS Athletics Meet in 1st position on 333 points.

Having captured the AHS Athletic Championships in 2014, the Blue Blasters tasted victory for the first time in 33 years. Despite the lengthy championship drought, it is important to know that when Garraway House first took the reigns of victory, they did not let go for over half a decade and went on to establish the first multi-year reign. This reign lasted for 7 straight years and was only broken due to a cancellation of the athletics meet.

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Garraway’s 2015 season opened with a 2nd place position at the December 5th Cross Country Run, 8 points behind Bertrand (Red) House. Whether they saw flashbacks of their years at the bottom of the pack or not, something sparked within Garraway House.  From that point onwards as they topped the leaderboards in the Javelin, Discuss and Shot Put events pulling ahead of the pack by mid season on 227 points. With strong showings at the 2015 Track Heats and Road Relay, Garraway has set themselves in prime position to retain their championship and start another reign as The Anglican High School’s Athletic Champions but so has every other house including Walton (Green) who are only 2 points behind in 2nd place. A keen contest awaits all athletics fans on Feb 17th at the Roy St. John (Tanteen) Recreation Ground. The 50th Anniversary of AHS Athletics Meet is certain to be a thrill ride!

Midterm Mark Reading: Tears or Joy?

There’s a lot going on in the Grenada today. cleaning up and battling Chikungunya and preparing in case of Ebola seem high on the priority list but for AHS students, the one thing on their minds is the assembly on Monday  morning October 20th. The results coming from that assembly will also decide how they spend their midterm break coming up later this week; whether it’s celebrating with friends at 5s1’s Ms. Tanteen Fashion Show, the beach or stuck at home with no TV or internet. On Monday therefore, the assembly hall will be packed with students anxious to hear how they performed during the first half of the term; this is the Mark Reading Assembly.

Due to the fact that we use continuous assessment, students are usually constantly studying and practicing in order to accumulate passing grades in all subjects. Mark Reading is the time when students are given the chance evaluate their performances for the first part of the term so that they can find their weak subjects and improve themselves with the help of teachers before they enter the exam hall at the end of the term.DSCN0620

“Mark reading is a time where you find your average scores, know what you need help in and find the resources to better yourself. Its a time that makes you realize if all the time you spend either fooling around or studying really benefited you.”
A form 4 student”
For some students Mark reading is an important stop on the road towards the end of term exams especially since as our teacher remind us, it makes up 40% of our overall grade. Still though, there are some students who don’t seem bothered with it at all for one reason or the other.
“Hmm.. I always did well in my mark reading and don’t really pay much attention to it. Its the End of Term exams.. that’s when everyone is studying”
Anonymous Form 2 student.

Even with the mixed reactions, it is encouraged that students do not make “monkey jokes” around this time. Instead of studying, students are often found roaming around or sitting in class talking and disturbing other classes.

We as Anglican High School Young Ladies however must all keep our standards high and must always strive for the best of the best. Mark Reading may not be seen as important as End of Term exams however it still plays a big part in our grades. I, as a Creative Writing student encourage all students not to be absent minded and to keep the grade average above 60%. A school Master once told us: “Dont strive for just 60%. You will be striving for that 60% and that alone. Strive for 100% Leave space for mistakes, everyone is bound for mistakes.”

Happy studying!