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Jamaica Independent Schools' Association | 2012-03-25 00:00:00

The Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA), partnering with the Ministry of Education will be hosting its annual 3-day Conference for Principals, Directors and School Leaders on April 25 – 27, 2012 at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios.

Given the harsh global economic climate of today’s world, JISA’s message to school leaders is clear and relevant under the theme “21st Century Schools: Change or Die – A CALL TO ACTION”, the Conference will address the emerging financial and social challenges faced by schools nationwide. JISA is committed to strengthening the leadership in our schools, and through the conference will assemble renowned and respected local and international educational practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences as well as collectively craft solutions to some of these common challenges. International leader in the field of education and Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer, Dr. Avis Glaze will be among the presenters.

The Conference will be opened by keynote speaker, the Minister of Education, the Hon. Reverend Ronald Thwaites, and will lead into a panel discussion to look at the critical role of both private and public partnerships to the sustainability of independent schools. Guest panelists include Dr. Douglas Orane and Mr. Milverton Reynolds.
These are “trying times” for many of our member schools, and consequently it calls for a vision and courage to do things differently in order to “stay alive”. It is important that collaboratively we work together to serve the thousands of children who have successfully passed through our doors. Through this conference, JISA aims to:


  •  Provide a forum for sharing best practices in developing effective leadership and a culture of accountability
  •  Assist leaders in developing a PR strategy for schools and create the pathway for viability
  •  Motivate staff and promote standards of excellence in the teaching and learning process
  •  Critically examine the factors pivotal to the success of boys in our schools

Details of the conference may be obtained by accessing our website at: or by contacting our office at 978-0705
Email: Mrs. Cathy Rattray Samuel, Executive Director, or Mrs. V. Patten Lewis, Secretary

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Posted By :Donna Lowe

Company Name : Jamaica Independent Schools' Association

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Company Address : 37 Windsor Avenue Kingston 5