Deighton Griffith students to maintain excellence in computer-based subjects with addition of new computers
Students at the Deighton Griffith School are poised to continue their excellent results in computer-based subjects with the addition of three computers from a leading financial services provider.
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently presented the school with three desktop computers which have been deployed to a new computer lab. The school has embarked upon an ambitious plan to eventually replace the outdated computers in its two computer labs and to create third computer lab to facilitate 21st century teaching of Information Technology, Industrial Arts, Electronic Document Processing and Management (EDPM) as well as Mathematics and Geography.
During the presentation of the computers during a Technical Drawing class for 4th formers, Principal Cheryll Moseley said that the school recently achieved “record high marks” in its computer-based subjects. “We’re outstanding in IT and technical subjects and even with these subject areas having a more academic approach we continue to excel.”
Moseley added that, “The school is looking to be extremely interactive through the use of computer-based learning and wishes to have an IT component in all other subject areas. For our students the use of technology makes a big difference and allows them to work and excel at their own pace.”
Moseley along with Deputy Principal, Andrew Alleyne, and IT Coordinator, Andrew Edey expressed appreciation for the donation by the bank saying the computers were a good start to outfitting the third lab.
CIBC FirstCaribbean Managing Director, Barbados, Donna Wellington commended the school and students for the strides they were continuing to make and hinted that the bank would continue its support. “CIBC FirstCaribbean has a long and rich history of supporting young people in their all-round development particularly in and around the communities in which we serve. Investing in the technological pursuits of the students and the vision of Deighton Griffith School was, therefore, not a difficult decision to make.” She added that she was impressed by the excitement and attentiveness of the students working in the IT lab.
Located in Kingsland, Christ Church, Deighton Griffith School has received Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) pass rates of 92% in EDPM and Information Technology, and 95% in Technical Drawing.