By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 2, 2019 (ZIZ News): Thousands of students returned to school on Monday morning marking the start of a new school year.
Students from as early as day care to the local high schools were seen sporting new bag packs, haircuts, hair styles and uniforms for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Anxious parents and guardians were seen lining up at the school gates, on the corridors and were also seen waiting in the parking lots.
The first day session also saw the introduction of new teachers and students during the first general assembly for many schools.
Pastor Hilton Joseph of the Zion Moravian Church and Pastor Jeremy Thomas of Kingdom Advance were special guests who participated in morning devotion at the Beach Allen Primary while the Washington Archibald High School decorated their walls with bright orange balloons and posters to welcome newcomers and returning students alike.
It was all smiles and bright faces from the students at the Cayon Primary school who were indulging in treats and goodies during snack time.
Education official, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Debbie Isaac visited the schools to deliver a presentation on the academic year’s theme, “Be the Best You, That You Can Be”.
As the month of September progresses, schools will be diving into preparations for the 36th celebration of St. Kitts and Nevis’ independence.