Teachers to get special holiday

| 19/05/2010

(CNS): All teachers in the public education system will receive an extra day off – with pay – government has said. The special holiday, which has been dubbed Teacher Appreciation Day will take place on 15 June Education Minister, Rolston Anglin announced during a reception to honour Cayman Brac teachers last week. According to a GIS release the local teachers attending the event appeared stunned at the announcement before applauding the decision. Government education officials will also be holding a thank you for teachers on Grand Cayman next week who are included in the teacher’s holiday.  

“We thought long and hard about what we could do to really say thanks to our educators,” Anglin said. “We came up with many wonderful ideas, but we finally decided on the day off after considering feedback we had received during our recent school visits. If we are to value education, we must start by valuing our educators.”
A GIS press release said that after hearing the announcement, the teachers seemed at first stunned by the sentiment. But they applauded heartily as the Minister assured them that the holiday would be granted prior to the end of the school year.
GIS reported that government officials attending the event included the Deputy Premier and Second Elected MLA for the Sister Islands, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, the First Elected MLA for the Sister Islands, Moses Kirkconnell; the Education Ministry’s Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues; and Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler.
The reception, held at The Alexander Hotel, was part of the Ministry’s month-long celebration of Cayman Islands’ educators. A similar reception has been scheduled for Thursday, 27 May, to honour Grand Cayman’s educators.
For more information on the celebration and scheduled events, visit www.education.gov.ky.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes teachers need more days off. Good one Rolston. Who will teach the children while the teachers take this well deserved day off?

  2. Seriously says:

    Um … (1) I thought Government was broke; and (2) don’t teachers get enough "paid" holidays throughout the year without getting another one?

    Just my two cents

    *Note to self … change career*

  3. Naughty Nelly says:

    Yeay!!!     Now we know whose turn it was to use the brain cell this week. 

    Rock on Rolston!