Tobago celebrates its teachers

All schools in Tobago will be closed tomorrow, as the island hosts events to celebrate the nation’s teachers.

This was confirmed by Secretary of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sport Huey Cadette. October is Teachers Month, and Cadette said the Division will be hosting activities throughout the month to celebrate Tobago’s teachers who provide an undeniable service to its citizenry. He was speaking at yesterday’s (October 12) Post Executive Council media briefing at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) will also host its annual teachers’ convention, themed in 2016 ‘The Role of the Teacher in Professional Development’, in Tobago on Friday (October 14, 2016).

“As a result of the teacher’s professional day and workshop, all schools will be closed (on) Friday, 14th October,” the Secretary said.

The Division will also provide training for the island’s school administrators and senior teachers on Monday (October 17). Cadette said the training will focus on disciplinary matters, crisis management, and school-based management. A separate conference will be held for school principals in November.

On Saturday (October 15), ten teachers from six schools will compete in the Tobago Teachers Talent Contest, where over $40,000 in prizes will be up for grabs.

The winning teacher will collect $7,000 and a round trip airfare ticket to Grenada. The runner-up will collect $5,500 and accommodation for two at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort for two nights with breakfast and dinner.

Third prize is $5,000, while there will be a monetary prize for each contestant. The event, now in its ninth year, will be held at the Signal Hill Secondary School Auditorium from 8:30 p.m.

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