Queen's College is a school of 'serious business'
Outstanding student Khaleel Kothdiwala receiving his numerous prizes
- by Keisha Thompson
Queen’s College continues to be “a place of serious business”.
This is a phrase frequently reiterated by the institution’s present principal Dr David Browne, and seemingly it has been adopted by the students of the educational facility as a mantra. Dr Browne highlighted such as he spoke of the exceptional academic success that the school continues to reap.
In addressing the 2019 Speech Day and Prize-Giving ceremony audience, the institution’s head reported that they realized 100 percent passes in all twenty-one subjects sat during the academic year 2018-2019. He reported that for the first time last year, students in the fourth year were allowed to sit English A at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) level and they gained 100 percent passes in that subject, as well as 100 percent passes in Mathematics. The school also performed well at the CAPE level, gaining a 98.4 percent pass rate with 100 percent passes in 16 out of the 20 subjects taken. Of the remaining 4 subjects, students achieved an overall pass rate of over 90 percent.
Queen's College Speech Day 2019
Earlier this year the school celebrated the awarding of 16 Barbados scholarships and 17 exhibitions, the largest number of awardees from any one school on the island.
In the head girl’s report on the institution’s clubs and societies, it was clear that value was also placed on extracurricular activities. She spoke on the multiplicity of sports and social groups offered at the school and gave a comprehensive report on the performances of such for the year.
The ceremony also featured a sampling of the school’s talent with musical selections from the school’s band and even a dance piece that was choreographed by the students themselves.
A member of the school’s Parent-Teachers’ Association Mrs Mishka Donawa-Vickers was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the organization.
During the award service, the featured speaker, Barbados Prime Minister the Hon Mia Amor Mottley was also presented with a beautiful bouquet on behalf of the school, a gift she, in turn, conferred to Dame Billie Miller for being an inspirational influence in her life.