Queen's College has always been a school that believes in catering to a wide cross-section of young people throughout the community. As a fully comprehensive school, operating under the auspices of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church, our interests lie not only in academic excellence but also in raising well-rounded, courteous, spiritually grounded global citizens.
News & Events:
It has come to our attention that calls made from BTC’s landline to our main numbers Tel: (242)393-1666, Tel: (242)393-2153 are not getting through.
Parents are kindly asked to please call our switch board number at Tel: (242)677-7600 when calling the school until notified the problem has been resolved.
Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Derek Whyms
Please be advised that the Homegoing Celebration for our beloved colleague, teacher, and friend, Mr. Derek Whyms will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11.00am at Salem Baptist Church on Taylor Street (off East Street).
After the burial at Woodlawn Gardens on Soldier Road, a Repast will follow at the Geoffrey Brown Sr. Auditorium at Queen’s College. Donations of food or non-alcoholic drinks, can be delivered to the auditorium from 10am on Saturday only.
As the main office will be closed, please email Mrs. Nekeva Moss (HS office at email@example.com) for further information and check the school website for updates on the arrangements.
OFFICE CLOSURE-SUMMER 2014
Please note that the main business office is now closed.
However, queries only can be received in the business office between the hours of 9am-2pm daily except for the period July 21 – August 4, 2014
All tuition accounts should be settled at First Caribbean Bank, Palmdale Branch or online via RBC Online Banking.
Please also note that the Early Learning Centre, Primary School, High School offices and The Galaxy, have separate notices posted in their section area. Should you need to conduct business in those areas, you can do so during the posted office hours.
Parents will be advised via email when external examination results are available.
Please check the school website for updates. www.qchenceforth.com
The main Business Office will reopen for regular business on August 18, 2014.
The Galaxy Summer Schedule
U.S. Coast Guard Demonstration at Queen's College
On Wednesday, June 18, the entire primary school student body, faculty and staff at Queen’s College Primary School received a special treat when representatives from the United States Coast Guard, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) made a special visit to the school’s campus located on Village Road. It was not a typical visit, as the students lined the perimeter of the school’s playing field eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Coast Guard crew. The excited students began to cheer when they heard the sounds of the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hovering overhead. As the helo made its descent, the Coast Guard helicopter crew delighted the students by circling the school a few times before making its landing onto the school’s compound.
After disembarking from the helicopter, the four member U.S. Coast Guard team, led by Lcdr. Richie Walsh received a warm welcome from Ms. Andrea Gibson, Principal at Queen’s College along with Ms. Sylvia Beneby, head of the primary school department and sixth graders Kyla Bethel, Jodie Ritchie and Joseph Lynch. U.S. Embassy officials, Lcdr. Tom Gill, U.S. Coast Guard Liaison Officer and Ms. Neda Brown, Public Affairs Officer also participated in the two-hour helicopter demonstration.
A special assembly was held in the school’s auditorium that gave the American and Bahamian law enforcement officers an opportunity to participate in a question and answer period with the students. They used the interactive session to highlight the efforts of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) in areas of search and rescue missions, illegal migrant interdiction and combating drug trafficking in Bahamian waters.
During the event, the guests were presented with Queen’s College Comets caps, to commemorate their visit at the school. Following the Q and A, the students accompanied the OPBAT officers onto the field for a chance to get a close-up view of the helicopter and greet the law enforcement team.
Courtesy by US Embassy.
The Queen's College Basketball Camp offer an opportunity for both boys and girls to improve their game. Whether you are a newcomer to the sport, or a top level player, this camp is designed to help young basketball players develop athletically and socially. Come Join the Championship Tradition!!!
Email Dwayne Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Reuben Mounts email@example.com to state your interest in registering your child. If you have any questions please call 677-7600 ext 236 for more information.
Jump Start Summer Courses
The Mathematics and The English Department have synergized to offer advanced placement Mathematics and English Literature courses for accelerated students.
Email Krystel Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org to state your interest in registering your child in the courses for Math Mania/English Extravaganza. If you have any questions about which courses are most suitable for your child, feel free to correspond with your child's Mathematics and
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PENN Relays Athletes
We congratulate our students who represented the school fantastically at the PENN Relays in Pennsylvania, over the Easter Break. Again, performing masterfully on the Girls 4X100m team which included; Andira Ferguson, Jenae Ambrose, Talia Thompson, Taryn Rolle and Mesha Newbold who competed and won their heat and placed 4th overall. The 4X400m team included: Mesha Newbold, Vanillian Walker, Talia Thompson, Jenae Ambrose and Lakeisha Taylor. Competeing in individual events were Talia Thompson that competed in the 400m Hurdles and D’Mitry Charlton who competed in the 400m.
Well done students!
BAISS Soccer Champions
Thanks for all those who came out and those who were there in mind and spirit at the R. Davis Soccer Complex last week to witness the finals of the BAISS High School Soccer Competition. All four teams were successful in making it to the playoffs this year but only three made it to the finals.
On Wednesday, April 9th the Junior Girls came second when the went down to a stronger St. Andrews team to lose 2-0 but it was yesterday that the Junior Boys and Senior Girls team synergized to win the Championship in fine style. Both matches went down to a 1-1 dead lock in regulation time but it was the Comets who were proactive and put first things first, tucking away the goals at the penalty shoot out to be crowned this year's BAISS Soccer Champions.
A big thank you to all the soccer moms and soccer dads who came out to most of the matches to support the teams. A sincere thank you to the committed coaching staff of Mr. Ferraz, Mr. Markham and yours truly who work tirelessly with the boys and girls to achieve there dreams. It was a win win situation ......Go Comets!
2014 BAISS SPELLING COMPETITION
We Congratulate Prachi Kondapuram our champion speller on her stellar performance in the BAISS National Spelling Competition on Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Prachi was declared the winner after completing 21 rounds of challenging words. Congratulations are extended to Prachi and her hard working, diligent coaches, Mrs. Joyelle McIntosh, and Mrs. Veronica Roberts. Prachi has been training for this competition for three years. We are proud of Prachi’ s accomplishments, she along with her coaches will represent The Bahamas in Washington at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition to be held later this year.
Track and Field Nationals
The Queen’s College Comets celebrated on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium. They had an impression showing, winning the Under 14 boys division (100 points), the Under 16 girls division (196.5 points), Under 16 boys (155 points) and Under 20 girls division (197 points)
CONGRATULATIONS to the athletes and coaches.
Northeastern District Pre-Liminary Mathematics Competition
Congratulations to Alan Cheong, Daniella Maire, Christoph McPhee, Jodie Ritchie, Riane Singh and Binari Wimalaratne on their 1st place finish in the Northeastern District Pre-liminary Mathematics Competition. Congratulations students, Go Comets!
Tamar Greene - Gatorade Athlete of the Week
New Record Holder in the Triple Jump and Long Jump - 2 gold medals and a bronze medal in the 100m and a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay race. Congratulations, Tamar! Let's go Comets!
Check out the QC Spirit at this years B.A.I.S.S.!
Lighthouse Team at Leadership Symposium
Members of the Lighthouse Team from Queen’s College recently attended a Leadership Symposium held at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. The group consisted of Mrs. Shawn Turnquest, Mrs. Sylvia Beneby, Mrs. Virginia Minnis, Miss Maria Tsavoussis, Mr. Clint Higgs and Mrs. Angela Nixon.
Each year, pioneering educators from across North America have the unique opportunity to gather at The Leader in Me Symposium Series to connect as a community of innovators, celebrate the advancements schools are making using The Leader in Me, and create new paths that will bring leadership and 21st-Century life skills to the classroom.
QC Senior Boys wins Championship
Congratulations goes out to the QC Senior Boys Basketball team who outscored the Saint Johns's Giants 13-7 in the first quarter, then extended it to 26-18 at halftime. On the final spurt the Comets went on to seal the deal with an 8 point lead. Comets 61-Giants 53. GO Comets!!
2014 B.A.I.S.S. Spelling Bee Competition
Congratulationsis extended to Prachi Kondapuram (Second Place) and Binari Wimalaratne (Third Place) for the outstanding performance at the 2014 B.A.I.S.S. Spelling Bee Competition. Go Comets!
EXTRA ACCESS CLASSES
These classes will begin on Monday, January 27, 2014. Applications are available at the High School Office. Classes will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Please note that the students on probation must register for at least two classes. These classes are strongly recommended for students sitting BJC and BGCSE examinations this Summer.
GRADE 7 SUPER SATURDAY CLASSES
Super Saturday Classes for Grade 7 began on Saturday,September 28, 2013. As a result of the proficiency tests in Mathematics and English, students were selected who are required to complete these classes. The primary purpose of these classes is to ensure that students possess basic skills in Mathematics and English necessary for success in High School. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. for most students and at 10:30 a.m. for a small group. Students who may have missed the first session last week are expected to attend this week and all remaining weeks.
HIGH SCHOOL'S HOMEWORK CENTRE
The Homework Centre is open each afternoon between 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the High School Library. Peer tutors will be on hand to assist students and, at least one staff member will be present.