Hagley Park Prep School Education Impact Day
Written by: Wendy-Ann Masters | Wednesday, May 9, 2018
“Educate for now and eternity” is the motto for the Hagley Park Preparatory school. A group from the 64 year old educational institution visited three churches within the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC), on Saturday May 5, 2018, to share the importance of a Christian education. The School Impact Day was the initiative of the school’s principal, Dr. Paulene Gayle - Betten, in response to the numerous invitations for the school’s participation in the Education Day programme at the churches.
The team consisted of teachers, support staff, several parents and approximately 50 energetic students, ages ranged from 4 to 12 years old.
The prep school group started their journey at the Sydenham Seventh-day Adventist church for Sabbath School. Simultaneously they shared in the Sabbath school program of the Waterford Seventh-day Adventist church, through songs, scripture reading and a charge from Dr. Gayle - Betten.
Their journey culminated at the Hellshire Seventh-day Adventist Church, for Divine Service at which the students took part in the preliminaries, and the school choir blessed the congregation with two lovely renditions. The Seventh-day Adventist school has excelled academically over the years and Dr. Gayle - Betten shared some of its recent achievements with the brethren. She highlighted the government scholarship award for outstanding performance in the 2017 GSAT examination, as well as the school’s participation in the TVJ’s Junior School Challenge Quiz, copping 8th place in the Spelling Bee Competition, in the St. Andrew parish finals, as well as gold medal in the music category of JCDC St. Andrew parish finals. She was also elated that the students will be in the national finals. She showed recognition to students who had done exceptional in the arts and academia. She elaborated on the achievability of giving your child a Christian education, “it may seem difficult at first but little by little and before you realize your child will be ready for graduation, with God all things are
possible “, she said.
Also, in attendance were Mrs. Juliet Scott, the former principal, Dr. Dennis Brown the chairman and Mrs. Rachael Morgan, a member of the school board.
The sermon was delivered by Pastor Michael Henry who enthusiastically charged everyone to be committed to giving our children the true education which will prepare them for service in this life and all eternity.
The Hagley Park Prep school is currently registering for the upcoming academic school year.