Stolen bikes and cash seized after import investigation

An investigation into stolen motorcycles being imported to St Helena has led to the seizure of a dozen machines. They are to be sold at auction. Police also found a large sum of money on the island. The courts in Jamestown have ordered that the cash be forfeited. Several other motorbikes were sold to people on the island who […]

Back to the land? School campaign promotes traditional jobs

A campaign is being launched to make traditional work such as fishing and farming more attractive to young people on St Helena. The Traditional Industries Campaign is to be tied in with teaching at Prince Andrew School. At the same time, a new policy to modernise apprenticeships is being developed by Enterprise St Helena (ESH). The campaign was prompted by […]

Maths expert Hema steps up to ease teacher shortage

A maths expert who has taught at university is being brought in to try to end severe problems with teaching the subject on St Helena. Ms Hema Soni was recruited after St Helena Government significantly improved the pay offer for the job, after the island was left without maths teachers because of illness and difficulties […]

Next Prince Andrew head brings his Saint family back home

The next head teacher at St Helena’s secondary school will be “coming home” after 20 years working away from the island. Paul Starkie is married to Lisa, who is St Helenian. They will also be bringing their son. He said: “Lisa, Zac and I are excited to be coming home, to see our family and […]

‘Our students make a difference in the world’ – new PAS head

Paul Starkie, the next head of Prince Andrew School on St Helena, gives a new twist to the old idea of teaching the 3 Rs. No longer do those much-used initials stand for reading, writing and arithmatic. On the website of his current school in Europe, he says they stand for: Respect for one another […]

We’ll help island teachers end years of failings, says director

St Helena’s own teachers must be properly trained and rewarded if severe problems in the island’s schools are to be resolved, according to its new director of education. Colin Moore spoke candidly at a public meeting about a litany of problems with the way the island’s education system had been run, stretching back many years. […]

Education failings ‘go back years’ – director promises action

Students on St Helena have been going into maths exams after months without qualified teaching. At a public meeting attended by 160 parents, staff and politicians, new director Colin Moore said failings in the island’s education system went back years – and promised strong action. Read a full transcript here. CATHERINE TURNER picks out the key points from the meeting. Colin […]

Meeting on maths teacher shortage – full transcript

Students in St Helena have been struggling without enough qualified maths teachers for most of the past academic year. Year 11 pupils have gone into GCSE exams in the subject with help from stand-in teachers. On 13 June 2012, the parents’ association at Prince Andrew School called a public meeting on the issue – which […]