Message from Former Head Girl

Dear GSAT Students,

A big Welcome to Grade 6!!! This is one of the most crucial years at the preparatory school level. A year that requires you to be focused, disciplined and organised as you prepare for GSAT. Your performance during your sitting of the exams in March will help determine your secondary level placement. Yes, this will be a major milestone for you but rest assured “you can do it”. No one said it would be easy but the performance of others before you is a testimony that it can be done.

A big Welcome to Grade 6!!! This is one of the most crucial years at the preparatory school level. A year that requires you to be focused, disciplined and organised as you prepare for GSAT. Your performance during your sitting of the exams in March will help determine your secondary level placement. Yes, this will be a major milestone for you but rest assured “you can do it”. No one said it would be easy but the performance of others before you is a testimony that it can be done.

Being the head girl was not just about wearing a badge; it brought with it many responsibilities, especially with everyone looking up to you. At first, I was shy but with the help of Mrs. Turnbull and the encouragement from my parents and other teachers, the transition became easier and natural.

It is very important to balance academic studies with extra-curriculum activities if you are able to do so. Throughout my eight years at Sts. Peter and Paul Preparatory, I represented and won several awards for the school in gymnastics, dance, swimming and choir. I was also a part of the cheerleading squad that represented the school in Trinidad when I was in Grade 5. During Grade 6, I represented the school in cricket as well as swimming. These extra curricula activity helped me to relax, manage my time and prioritise the various tasks and commitments. I also had to ensure that my grades were maintained so that I could continue to attain academic excellence.

It was fun ensuring that I kept most of the campaign promises and in the end it was rewarding to see my schoolmates enjoy the different activities that were held. During the year the students enjoyed Techno- Fridays when they were allowed to take their electronics to school. Another well received event was the Inter-class Football competition that saw Grades 4 – 6 participating in friendly football fun. Both boys and girls enjoyed the day.

One of my most memorable event was “Bring your favourite character to life day” where the entire school was allowed to dress like their favourite characters. The children absolutely loved it and the scene at the school was one of a fairy tale land. The day culminated with the much-anticipated “Sts. Peter and Paul Got Talent” Talent show. Several students performed and the excitement of the audience filled the air. It was a wonderful and well-supported family evening, all made possible by the Acting Principals, several teachers (especially Ms. Moyston), parents, students and Selah, the Deputy Head Girl.

It seems like only yesterday but time sure passed quickly and that is why I now encourage each of you to spend this time wisely so you will not look back with regrets. Study hard, work smart and enjoy these your Grade 6 days. After GSAT there will be endless time to frolic and have fun. I enjoyed being at Sts. Peter and Paul Preparatory School and I will cherish the life-long lessons learned and apply them while at my new school, Campion College. I pray that the Lord will continue to be with you all throughout this your Grade 6 year.
It was an honour to serve my school for 2016 – 2017 as head Girl.

Shanice Deslandes, Former Head Girl (2016-2017)