Feb 2017 - Friday the 27th January saw the Minister visiting Plaisance
Secondary School. The aim was to familiarize himself with the school’s senior
management, get to know the school and learn about the challenges that the
school faces currently.
discussions emphasized the deteriorating state of the infrastructure as the
school stands to be 25 years this year. Renovations have started on
administration offices, S1 block and will continue in order to give the school
an improved façade. Another aspect discussed was the fact that the school has
suffered a number of break- in and has lost vital equipment or as has been the
case on a few occasions teachers’ personal items.
the school is quite well in terms of staffing, the head teacher claimed that
they should be doing better still in terms of results. This should come about, the
Minister Morgan stressed through more accountability of teachers and students
taking responsibility for their learning. Parents too are required to do their bit
vis a vis their children.
school had undertaken a values based project which with the assistance of
various partners, has helped them to reduce the number of students with severe
behavioural problems including those who were abusing substances.
concern raised was the issue of student drop-out versus compulsory education;
where the school felt the students who were compelled by law to come back to
school after they have dropped out, mostly come back and create more problems
as they do not want to be in school.