West End Infant Graduates First Batch of Students

first_img The school was built at a cost of $111 million through partnership involving the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Sandals Foundation; and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund. Story Highlights Ten months after its official opening, the West End Infant School in Westmoreland graduated its first batch of 27 students on Thursday (July 5).Addressing the ceremony, held on the grounds of the institution in West End Negril, Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, hailed the school administration for the “tremendous work” done in upholding the standards of the ECC.She noted that West End Infant has the honour of being the first early-childhood institution in Westmoreland to be certified after being in operation for just one term.“You are a certified institution; that’s optimum quality for our children. You feel the difference in an institution like this one compared to others, because [you] have attained the 12 legal operating standards. This institution is among only 15 that are certified in the parish of Westmoreland,” she said.Mrs. Williams-Singh is encouraging the other institutions within the parish to take the necessary steps to becoming certified.Of the 163 early-childhood institutions operating in Westmoreland, 134 have applied for certification.For her part, Principal of the institution, Sherida Malcolm, expressed her gratitude to the parents, staff and funders for their continuous contribution towards the development of the school.West End Infant opened its doors on September 4, 2017 with 46 students, with the numbers growing throughout the year to reach 80.The school was built at a cost of $111 million through partnership involving the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Sandals Foundation; and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.It can accommodate 160 students aged three to six years.CONTACT: Addressing the ceremony, held on the grounds of the institution in West End Negril, Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, hailed the school administration for the “tremendous work” done in upholding the standards of the ECC. Of the 163 early-childhood institutions operating in Westmoreland, 134 have applied for certification.last_img read more

Cameron Bailey Appointed CoHead of TIFF

first_imgImage courtesy of TIFF, Photo by Matt Barnes Advertisement Facebook “Piers has done a remarkable job during his tenure as Director & CEO and Artistic Director before that,” continued Tory.  “We are indebted to him for the vision and strategy – and the elegance he brought to the role.”“I have tremendous respect for Cameron and his longstanding contribution to TIFF’s success,” said Piers Handling. “His passion and vision for the future of the organization underlines his deep leadership skills. It gives me great comfort to know TIFF is in such good hands.”“I’ve been fortunate to work alongside Piers for so many years. We programmed Canadian films together, we made our first programming trip to Burkina Faso together and we’ve spent countless hours working out how best to engage audiences with the power of film,” said Cameron Bailey. “I am honoured to be entrusted with guiding the future of TIFF.”A search committee of the Board of Directors has been working with Caldwell Partners to identify candidates for the Managing Director & Co-Head role.  The search is international in scope and is expected to result in an announcement prior to this September’s Festival.Social Media:Twitter:  @TIFF_NETFacebook:  Facebook.com/TIFF Advertisement Twittercenter_img TORONTO — The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of Festival Co-Director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2018.Since CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival would be his last, the TIFF Board engaged in a process for CEO transition, including a review of the organization’s current structure. After their assessment, the Board decided on a two-headed structure for TIFF, with one position (Bailey’s) focused on the artistic direction of the organization, and the other, Managing Director & Co-Head, focused on the business and revenue optimization. These two positions will work closely together to set the tone and lead the organization, bringing the new strategic plan to life.  They will both report directly to the Board of Directors.“With a five year strategic plan for TIFF launched this year, and more changes on the horizon for our industry, we believe a two-headed structure is right for the future success of TIFF,” explained Jennifer Tory.  “Cameron is a film industry veteran who has earned a reputation for discerning, expansive curation since joining TIFF as a programmer in 1990. Combined with his accomplishments as TIFF’s Artistic Director,  we have full confidence in his vision for the direction of the organization.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more