St Andrew’s Hurricanes Provide Hurricane Relief

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October 06, 2011

Contributors: Rebecca Maycock, Year 13 Student and Nicole Knowles, Development Officer

The St Andrew’s School community came together recently and raised a total $5,000 which was donated to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help Family Island residents hardest hit by Hurricane Irene.

A Bake Sale held September 14th and 15th was organized by the school’s Year 13 IB students who also collected donations of canned goods, clothing, and blankets. The Year 13 students said, “once we heard of the devastation, there was not a single student who didn’t want to help. We were grateful for the response of the whole school, both in donations and in sales. We would like to thank the entire student body, parents, the administration, and the faculty for supporting our efforts!”

Although Hurricane Irene did not have a major impact on New Providence, several of the Family Islands received a direct hit, with homes being torn apart and resources being limited. St Andrew’s School is an International Baccalaureate World School whose core tenets include, “developing internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”

St Andrew’s School St. Andrew’s School, the International School of the Bahamas, was founded in 1948 and enrolment has grown to over 820 students from more than 30 different nations. Offering Pre-School through Year 13, St. Andrew’s has students aged 2.5 through 18 and teaches a modern, inquiry-based curriculum. Globally recognized for its outstanding educational programmes, the School also holds international accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is one of only 84 World Schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) as well as the IB Diploma Programme. St. Andrew’s currently has a 99% BJC pass rate and an 86% A-C BGCSE pass rate. For more information on St. Andrew’s School, please visit www.st-andrews.com.

For further detail, contact: Nicole Knowles Development Officer (242) 677-7813

St Andrew’s School students in Years 6, 12 & 13 hand over a donation of $5,000 to Director of NEMA, Captain Stephen Russell.

Students serve sweet treats and baked goods at the Hurricane Relief Bake Sale.

Primary and Secondary students support the Hurricane Relief Fund.

St Andrew’s students also participated in a uniform release day to raise funds for Hurricane Relief.

News date : 10/06/2011    Category : Community/Charity, Press Releases

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