St. Maarten, August 2023
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
As we welcome you to a new academic year, we hope that you are filled with energy, enthusiasm, and endless excitement to continue or begin this journey at the St. Dominic High School. It is with great pleasure that we, management, teachers. and staff, welcome you to experience the new and improved, rebranded and reimaged St. Dominic High School.
There are many changes happening within our school and we are ecstatic to have you on this journey with us. One such change is the new package choice available for form 2 students going to form 3. It is called the Humanities package, which includes Agricultural Science. By now, we all know the importance of growing your own food. Furthermore, for those students whose career choices do not compel them to follow any business or science subjects and have a love for languages or the arts, this package offers that opportunity for them to strengthen their Spanish and French while learning about the history of the Caribbean and the world.
Additionally, we are taking on the challenge of focusing on four new learning approaches in the classroom that will awaken the love for learning in our students, namely: Project-based learning, Problem-based learning, Inquiry-based learning, and Theme-based learning. These learning approaches will help students become independent learners and critical thinkers. As technology is quickly evolving and new careers are emerging, our teachers must be able to adapt to these changes and equip our students with the tools and skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.
We are counting on you, the parents and guardians, once more to be a part of this journey with us and our students. We hope that you will also be inspired by what we are doing at school and imitate the same love for learning at home with your child(ren). Be open to answer their questions and guide them into the right direction. As we all know the old African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” Let us come together and make this academic year one for the books!
Once more, I would like to wish you a very successful 2023-2024 school year! And remember our three values:
Knowledge: Seek out ways to know more! Respect: Be respectful of others and yourself! Creativity: Dare to think outside of the box!
Know our Staff
Ms. Esmeralda Sutton
Mrs. Maartje de Groot
Assistant Location Manager Coordinator
Ms. Marie Richardson
IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
Ms. Wigna Mentar
Mrs. Gianne Wilson-de Weever
Mr. Garfield Young
Ms. Shina Herbert
Mr. Rob Verschueren