Barbados Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School is celebrating great results received in this year’s Common Entrance Exam, for which the Dalkeith Road, St Michael-based learning institution entered 34 students.
Tori Davis and Adam Leon were at the top of the group. Tori, who scored 96 in English and 89 in mathematics, with an A in composition, earned her spot at Harrison College, while Adam, who scored 95 in English and 97 in mathematics, with an A in composition, is excited about The St Michael School –– both entering in September.
When asked about the exam, both students agreed it was difficult.
Adam, who is head boy of the Seventh-Day Adventist school, said he was elated to be able to resume using his electronics, which he had given up to better prepare for the exam. Tori had simply invested more time studying, leading up to the exam.
Class teacher of the top students, Andrew Brewster, described them both as focused.
“Tori and Adam were very competitive with each other and helped to push each other, in terms of behaviour: exemplary, exemplary behaviour. I believe they used good behaviour with a positive attitude and hard work to reap the success they did,” the proud teacher said.
Principal Angela Bushell Skeete credits the school’s and students’ success firstly to a strong belief in God.
“We always put God first in everything we do,” Skeete declared.
She added that the support of all parents had made a difference.
“The parents don’t only support the students, but they support the school and what we believe in here at Barbados Seventh-Day Adventist Primary,” Skeete said.
The principal also acknowledged the teachers’ commitment to the students from the very beginning, and the part the students also played.
“Tori and Adam are both well-behaved children, and I am in no way surprised by their performance. They are consistent students; and I am very happy, not only with these two, but all the students.
“I want to congratulate the students. I wish them great success as they embark on their secondary school journey, and pray that everything instilled in them whilst here [at Barbados Seventh-Day Adventist Primary] will stay with them, so that they may be examples at their various new schools,” Skeete said.