Meet the management team

Principal's greeting

We the Gwendoline van Putten School aim to meet the challenge of educational outcome, goals for students as well as developing creative, resilient, independent, flexible and socially adept young people. It is therefore my task to see to it that high quality education for all students is provided.The goal that I want to achieve together with The School’s Board is to have a staff that value and support the social, emotional and academic development of every one of their students above all else. We aim to provide a staff that builds healthy relationships with students, have high expectations for all and motivates them to be their best and give of their best. I wish my students, parents, staff and the community a blessed and productive school year. – Mrs. Rosalie Edelstein-Lopes

Vice principal's greeting

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of the GVP School. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another exciting school year filled with the possibility of great success for all. With a motivated, innovative and caring staff on hand we are well equipped with the skills to deliver an education which challenges our students and develops in them all the skills of the 21st century learner. As we embark on this new school year, it is my hope that we continue to work hand in hand for the benefit and success of our children. – Ms. Vanessa Bennett

CVQ department head greeting

To the Parents, Guardians and Students of the CVQ program, it is my pleasure to be working with you this year. Together with my Department members, we endeavor to deliver a program which is relevant, practical and forward thinking. Unlike traditional education which is often ineffective as it gives young people precut flowers, the CVQ departs from this by teaching young people how to grow their own flowers. Be reminded true education is not an accumulation of Knowledge; It is an awakening of consciousness which goes through successive stages. I wish all stakeholders involved a productive school year. – Mr. Brian Carty

CCSLC department head greeting

Dear parents, guardians, and students. It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I welcome you to what will be an awesome school year. Our caring and innovative staff are committed to the holistic development of each of our charges. We will challenge our students to use their mind and body to access every opportunity for learning and skill development. This is made possible with the expanded offering of extracurricular activities through the house system and the variety of activities it offers. My hope is that each student will find something of interest to participate in over the school year that will add to their enjoyment of school and ultimately share and showcase their talents with the GvP family. – Mr. Elroy Agard

PRO department head greeting

The Gwendoline van Putten School Practical Education Stream would like to take his opportunity to welcome our new and returning students and parents. We are happy you are here, and we are looking forwards to a bright and productive academic school year 2021/2022. It is our sincerest desire that all students will feel safe at school, but more importantly it is our expectation that parents, students and the Gwendoline van Putten school practical stream will work together to create a strong relationship that fosters student excellence. I am super excited, aren’t’ you? – Ms. Rijziena Hooker

CSEC department head greeting

I am grateful for the opportunity to welcome our students back to another scholastic year. These are exciting times educationally for our students as advances in our use of technology have afforded us the opportunity to better meet the scholastics needs of our students. I encourage both students and parents to embrace and make full use the many opportunities offered by the CXC system as our students now have the chance to further their tertiary education in Europe and North America as well as in the Caribbean. I wish all our stakeholders success as we work together to foster the holistic development of all our students as they strive for educational excellence. – Mr. Julian Hinckson

Care coordinator greeting

On behalf of the Care team I welcome both you to another inspiring school year. Our main task is to provide students with the needed support to enable them to be successful. I would like to remind us all of the pivotal role that we both play as partners in ensuring that our kids with special needs are empowered, encouraged and provided with the tools to be resilient through life challenging moments. At the GVP school we create a supportive environment, so students with special needs are able to learn at their own pace and have the chance to build healthy relationships with their peers and other caring adults. As parents I want to remind you that until you have a child with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness. I wish you all a school year filled with joy, delightful surprises and wonderful adventures. – Mrs. Jacintha Lopes-Albertoe