On June 16, 2022 all students that passed their Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) exams last school year 2020-2021, received their certificate in a special gathering at the Gwendoline van Putten School. Due to Covid-19 circumstances, awarding the certificates to the students was delayed until now. Vice-Principal Vanessa Bennett congratulated all students, saying that every step is a win. After singing Statia’s anthem, and a prayer, student Charisse Woodley recited a poem. A musical group consisted of D’Shnay Vlijtig, Iverson Powell and D’shaun performed a song. Mr. Elroy Agard the Department Head for CCSLC explained the value of the CCSLC certificate to the students and taught them about the Competency Based Education Training and Assessment (CBETA) approach that the Gwendoline van Putten School (GvP) uses. CBETA is built on the philosophy that “almost all learners can learn equally well if they receive the kind of instructions they need”, just like the GvP School’s vision.

Principal Rosalie Edelstein and Board-member Candy Woodley congratulated each individual student and as they were presented their CCSLC certificate and GvP token. Addressing the students together, Principal Rosalie Edelstein-Lopes commended the students for pushing through while facing difficult circumstances during the pandemic. The directorate of the GvP School is very proud of the students, with their passing rate of 100% per subject exempt Spanish 97%.

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