Piaye Combined and Montessori Centre excels at Common Entrance

Piaye Combined and Montessori Centre excels at Common Entrance
Piaye Combined staff.
Piaye Combined staff.

Results for this year’s Common Entrance examination are out and while some schools did not perform so well, others have a lot to be proud of.

Topping the list is the Piaye Combined School which has been named the top public primary school in this year’s Common Entrance examinations.

Piaye Combined scored 77.7 percent mean average, making it the first time that the school has been declared the island’s top primary education institution.

While Piaye performed well at this year’s examinations, the Montessori Centre also delivered great performances and has been named the top private primary school.

Based on figures for the Montessori Centre all the students were above the mean, which is something that does not usually happen.

Senior Mistress of Piaye Combined Hyacintha Longville said that teachers are generally pleased that the school is ranked the top pubic primary educational institution based on this year’s exams.

She said while only one of the students made the top 50 list, the others did their best and the teachers were instrumental in making Piaye Combined the top school.

Meanwhile, one of the Montessori Centre grade six teachers, Fay Sherman, said she is extremely proud of the students.

She said that the school continues to work with students to ensure that they perform above the mean.

Sherman said while the school has been consistently ranked as one of the top primary schools in the country, the teachers always strive to do their best and encourage students to give of their best.

At least six students from the Montessori Centre made it in the top 50 list.

Some 2372 students wrote this year’s Common Entrance exams.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Is there a private and a public exam? For school sports awards and other ministry activities the schools are not differentiated when prizes are awarded. What I would have like to know in these articles is how many students wrote the Common Entrance for each school alongside with the schools' mean. Equip with this I could make a just assessment of the results. Despite all this I would like to give praise to all stake holders who played a role in our kids success, parents and teachers especially.

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  2. Observer, well said. I agree, hence the reason for listing the top means as I did above. The Media also has a role in responsible reporting. No one has mentioned Tapion who had the 2nd highest mean. The bias and prejudice promulgated by the Ministry of Education and the Media is ludicrous and totally unacceptable!!! People, please report it as it is....

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  3. Congratulations to all the students who wrote common entrance and the the parents and teachers who put so much effort into ensuring that the children were prepared. I am looking forward to the CXC results in 5 years time... Continue to make our country proud.. To our policy makers start making meaningful and permanent changes that will result in sustained economic growth and job creation thus reducing the high unemployment rate of our youth..

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  4. I think the ministry of education the provider of information needs to stop pushing this divisive nonsense of public and private school. All schools are local run by govt. or locals with st. lucian students and st. lucian teachers. Parenst are by and large st. lucians. They all sit the same st. luican authorized common entrance examination. All the children live in St. lucia whether as permanent or temporary residents, the majority permanent.

    The overall results should be best this and best that based on ALL schools that participated without refernce to public or private and leave it at that. This is pushing too much discrimination into tose young students. But this is all about the ego and so little domains are created

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  5. Nice feedback, Piana. However, one correction and some specifics: Montessori had the top mean on the island of 83.42; 2nd was Tapion, with 79.17; 3rd was Piaye Combined, with 77.72; 4th was Dame Pearlette, with 75.65; and 5th was Camille Henry, with 75.40.

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  6. Piana: there was a full article for Ariel the top student plus local tv. I am surprised that they even wrote an article about the Piaye school. (If u want to call this the article) smh
    Jeanne: i hear you. I concur.

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  7. I think that a fair article needs to be prepared: One that says that only 1 school got a mean in the 80s...the Montessori Centre, in which 31 out of 31 students scored above the national mean and 3 students placed in the top 10 and at least 6 in the top 50. The article needs to recognise Piaye Combined as the school with the next highest mean in the 70s, followed by Tapion, also in the 70s. The article needs to further recognise the top performer from Dame Pearlette and all the schools with large numbers with pass rates of 75% or higher. Why don't you write another fairer article?

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  8. Montessori centre had the highest mean, so not only is it the top private school, it is the top school nationally.

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  9. Well done teachers! You've provided a solid foundation amid all the problems they encountered throughout their time in your competent hands. Really proud of you all.
    Educate, educate , educate

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  10. hummm i wonder if the press will ran with that results i guess not because we all know what they are thinking country school smh its a school and they did good great job teachers and student shame on the tv stations they only care about the schools in the Castries area just to let you know i was born and raised in castries but i have a serious problem with the division between Castries and any where after Castries for Christ sake slu is only 238 sq miles pls give me a break and give credit where credit is due tv stations you suck.

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  11. I think we should consider the schools which send more than 13 students or 31 students to sit the Common Entrance exams. What about the public schools like Carmen Rene Memorial , Anglican, Ave Maria, RC, Dame Pearlette? Hats off to the teachers who have sometimes classes of 30 pupils and still manage to have a 75% pass rate or higher! Congratulations to all students who wrote exams this year .

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