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Old December 31st, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Calabar’s McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic set for January 23

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Calabar High Old Boys Lincoln Eatman (left) and Donovan Perkins take a look at the school’s newly installed synthetic track.

FOUR-TIME defending Boys’ Athletics champions Calabar High School have finally found a date on the cramped JAAA calendar to host the first staging of the McKenley/ Wint Track and Field Classic set for January 23, 2016.

Richard Parchment, a member of the organising committee, revealed that a couple of years ago, the school started with a Herb McKenley Classic but ran into several challenges.

“Our biggest challenge was to get a date, as you know the schedule of track meets is tight. Every weekend has a track meet. Plus another challenge was venue and now that we have our own venue, it’s easier,” Parchment, who is also a part of the successful coaching cadre at the school, told the Jamaica Observer.

Meanwhile, Calabar High, who have won the ISSA Boys’ Athletics Championships for the last four years, are now the owners of a new 400m synthetic track at the campus.
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Transfers like crazy going on. All track athletes now want to go to Cbar…except for Jago that just equipped their gym with a full out Nautilus implementation donated by and old boy that works there. Spartan put to shame!
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Transfers like crazy going on. All track athletes now want to go to Cbar…except for Jago that just equipped their gym with a full out Nautilus implementation donated by and old boy that works there. Spartan put to shame!
Not surprised. Looks like Cbar is going all in on track to try to ketch KC in Champs tikles. If I were to be an alum I'd want to see my school academic infrastructure upgraded first before sitten like dis doh

But all who hope to compete @ Champs will need to upgrade. Now that we've virtually completed our academic related campus upgrades over the past 9 years...it's a good time to look at sports

I can def forsee on our bottom field ...a mini-stadium with a Mondo type track, nice football surface, irrigation system....and stands for say 3K spectators
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JC start get pretty like Jawges fi real.

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The "IVY league" of Jam High schools getting better overall. KC looking at investing in their physical infrastructure too.
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JC start get pretty like Jawges fi real.

Noice.

The "IVY league" of Jam High schools getting better overall. KC looking at investing in their physical infrastructure too.
Well these upgrades are cool fi real...a great first step to making these schools more attractive to the better achieving boys...since we compete with higher performing co-ed schools (for such boys) where girls mainly run di place academically.

The more important reform is much harder...and most have no clue either about its importance or how to implement...

That reform is a decisive move away from the bankrupt "traditional English grammar school" model Jamaicans are still (foolishly) infatuated with....to a 21st century STEM-focused, applications driven and work certification prioritized education system..

When the schools start duh dat...then I might be impressed

The pretty grounds and fancy facilities don't dweet fi mi really
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First thing with KC ... Get rid of those GP looking walls. It makes it look more like a correctional facility than an elite school
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Agreed!

Maybe the High School*Infrastructure*Improvement Project will help in putting up a nice wrought iron fence?
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The "IVY league" of Jam High schools getting better overall. KC looking at investing in their physical infrastructure too.
Is the Chinese Language on the curriculum yet? The Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming to downtown real soon
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Not surprised. Looks like Cbar is going all in on track to try to ketch KC in Champs tikles. If I were to be an alum I'd want to see my school academic infrastructure upgraded first before sitten like dis doh

But all who hope to compete @ Champs will need to upgrade. Now that we've virtually completed our academic related campus upgrades over the past 9 years...it's a good time to look at sports

I can def forsee on our bottom field ...a mini-stadium with a Mondo type track, nice football surface, irrigation system....and stands for say 3K spectators
FYI there has been a serious push started a couple years ago by the Old Boys Association to upgrade and improve the academic standards at the school. The results will be unveiled in the near future. The physical structure is just part of the overall plans.

COBA Projects 2016

1. Complete COBA Centre of Excellence Project: Calabar Museum, Memorabilia Store and COBA Office project.
2. Continue the Saturday Mathematics Class program.
3. Create a Technology Lab within the Science Department.
4. Continue to facilitate the welfare of our students through our Mentorship and Scholarship programmes.
5. Sell Calabar branded apparel and memorabilia from the Store and online.
6. Host the 2016 Annual Reunion Dinner at which several Old Boys who have excelled in the field of Sports will be recognized.
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FYI there has been a serious push started a couple years ago by the Old Boys Association to upgrade and improve the academic standards at the school. The results will be unveiled in the near future. The physical structure is just part of the overall plans.

COBA Projects 2016

1. Complete COBA Centre of Excellence Project: Calabar Museum, Memorabilia Store and COBA Office project.
2. Continue the Saturday Mathematics Class program.
3. Create a Technology Lab within the Science Department.
4. Continue to facilitate the welfare of our students through our Mentorship and Scholarship programmes.
5. Sell Calabar branded apparel and memorabilia from the Store and online.
6. Host the 2016 Annual Reunion Dinner at which several Old Boys who have excelled in the field of Sports will be recognized.
Ok boss...noice
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FYI there has been a serious push started a couple years ago by the Old Boys Association to upgrade and improve the academic standards at the school. The results will be unveiled in the near future. The physical structure is just part of the overall plans.

COBA Projects 2016

1. Complete COBA Centre of Excellence Project: Calabar Museum, Memorabilia Store and COBA Office project.
2. Continue the Saturday Mathematics Class program.
3. Create a Technology Lab within the Science Department.
4. Continue to facilitate the welfare of our students through our Mentorship and Scholarship programmes.
5. Sell Calabar branded apparel and memorabilia from the Store and online.
6. Host the 2016 Annual Reunion Dinner at which several Old Boys who have excelled in the field of Sports will be recognized.
Well yuh dun kno mi deh yah fi sports...but on your number "6" why not recognition for other areas of discipline? So-suh "field of Sports"? Yuh dun kno hit his nat bout sports being important but all areas of discipline being equally important!
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Well yuh dun kno mi deh yah fi sports...but on your number "6" why not recognition for other areas of discipline? So-suh "field of Sports"? Yuh dun kno hit his nat bout sports being important but all areas of discipline being equally important!
Few (not me) would have a problem if all areas of discipline were indeed equally important. But, imo, that is not the case.

For me, our schools must be trying to make success stories of the majority of students. It's easy to produce medical doctors than world class athletes.
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Few (not me) would have a problem if all areas of discipline were indeed equally important. But, imo, that is not the case.

For me, our schools must be trying to make success stories of the majority of students. It's easy to produce medical doctors than world class athletes.
seeit deh Not just easier....But farrrrr more VALUABLE...

Add engineers, programmers, product designers & developers, technologists, agronomists etc etc etc
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seeit deh Not just easier....But farrrrr more VALUABLE...

Add engineers, programmers, product designers & developers, technologists, agronomists etc etc etc
....KMT and who a go entertain us???
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....KMT and who a go entertain us???
Aks Ben dis... who entertain Singaporeans??

When dem tech people deh mek wi rich wi cyan buy any entertainment wi want.
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Why not?

Yuh did know she a di baddest reggae artiste inna di werl?
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Calabar High Has Made The News Again- Find Out Why?




Clouded in recent bad press, one would be led to believe that things are dire at Calabar High School.

The Red Hills Road based school, despite its recent bad press is on the path of significant growth. Based on the 2018 CSEC results, 73.3% of students (7.33 out of every 10) are leaving the school having achieved 5 or more CSEC subject including Mathematics and/or English. The school’s academic growth performance has been phenomenal, suggesting that the school’s administration has been more focused on academics despite what may be portrayed by the recent press or social media.

2016 saw 53% of boys leaving with 5 or more subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and 2017 saw 64% of the boys leaving with 5 or more subjects (including Mathematics and/or English). Today they are at 73.3%.

The rate of annual improvement is in excess of 10% and if Calabar High was on the stock market, it would be the best performing stock. The 2019 sitting, is expected to break the 80% barrier (based on current trajectory) putting it ahead of Jamaica College, St George’s College and Kingston College.

The turn around the school is experiencing is no surprise to the school’s administration. The Chairman, Mr. Johnson and Principal Mr. Corcho, along with other members of the senior leadership team designed a comprehensive strategic development plan aimed at achieving what we are currently seeing.

The school is very disappointed at the recent events that marred its name, however, the school’s administration maintains its focus and declares the utmost for the highest.

http://educatejamaica.org/news-detai...ne+15+2019-542
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Really?

looking at latest 2018 "rankings" I see Wolmers at 10 with 94.8%
Munro at 20 with 89.7%, StGC at 85% (24), KC at 82.6% (27), JC at 69.7% (33) and CBar at 62.4% (39).

To make future forecasts with such precision as the article above tries to do is foolhardy.
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The article was posted to highlight the improvements in a follow up to the earlier posts in 2016 about Calabar's priorities. That said, I believe this school ranking list is a was of time and counter productive. Contrary to what Don1 may think, I agree with him about our need to change our educational system and curriculum and gear our children towards today's modern day technological demands.
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Contrary to what Don1 may think, I agree with him about our need to change our educational system and curriculum and gear our children towards today's modern day technological demands.
While it’s possible that you may see some value in a reorientation towards science and technology I doubt that we’re in agreement on that matter. One merely has to observe the overwhelming majority of your posts to realize that.

To say nothing of your bizarre proposal to devote an entire parish to a pu$$y bazaar. Nope we’re not on the same page mi yute
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As the Bible says - A bly followeth repentance not vice versa
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