Principals and teachers continue to revel in the successes of their students in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination.
And at Vauxhall Primary School, principal Heather Parris is proud of her two valedictorians, Cherish Darbhunauth who secured a place at The St Michael School after scoring 99 in Mathematics, 85 in English Language and an A in Composition; and Kyle O’Neal who attained entry to Harrison College with a score of 85 in Mathematics, 87 in English Language and a B in Composition.
But it was a bittersweet moment for O’Neal, who said that while he was pleased with his allocation, he had actually been looking forward to wearing the uniform of a different educational institution when he makes the transition to secondary school.
“I really wanted to pass for The Christ Church Foundation School and when I saw that I passed for Harrison College…I was excited but…shocked,” he told Barbados TODAY.
O’Neal said that in preparation for the exam, he had to reduce outdoor playtime as well as the time he spent in front the television.
A shy Darbhunauth, meantime, said she was heading to the school she was hoping for.
Class 4 teacher Kelicia Sobers said the school had done well overall.
“We are very proud of the performance at Vauxhall Primary School as we have consistently grown over the years in our performance in the Common Entrance Examination. This year we have 19 students attaining 80 per cent or more in English Language and one of our star pupils, Cherish Darbhunauth, attained 99 per cent in Mathematics. I am very pleased with the performance of Vauxhall Primary School,” she said.