Results consistent with Anthony’s performance – Principal
June 18, 2013

Results consistent with Anthony’s performance – Principal

The headteacher of the Mustique Government School says that the faculty of the school is not surprised with Anthony Overing’s accomplishments in the recent Common Entrance Examinations.{{more}}

Overing achieved a perfect score of 100 per cent in Mathematics, and placed fourth for boys and eighth overall in the exams, which were written on June 7.

He scored 89.39 per cent for English, and 86.67 per cent for General Paper, for an average of 91.94 per cent.

Henry Peters, headteacher of the school told SEARCHLIGHT yesterday, that the 11-year-old’s endeavours were consistent with his performance, since he arrived at the institution in 2011.

“In some respects, the results for Anthony were not really surprising, because he came to us two years ago from Tortola, and he has been a model student, very intelligent,” Peters noted.

“In fact, as recently as in March this year, he won the writing competition by the Ministry of Education for grade six primary schools, and he took the first position for the entire island.

“At times, when I go down into his classroom and look at him working out those maths problems, and sometimes I wonder what he’s doing, because he’s doing all kinds of workings, and he gets the results the same.”

Peters informed SEARCHLIGHT that, as was the case last year, the school received a 100 per cent pass rate, but unlike the previous year, three of the five students who sat the examinations, scored marks that could see them enter the St Vincent Grammar School or the Girls’ High School.

The headteacher said it is unfortunate however, that neither Overing, nor Emily Richards, who placed 13th for girls, would be furthering their education in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said that Overing has since moved back to Tortola, while Richards is expected to move to Barbados.

The third student, Randicia Bailey would hopefully attend secondary school in St Vincent.

The school, with a register of 18 boys and 10 girls, is preparing four students for the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) for the next academic year.

“I have already challenged my grade five… and whereas I’m not looking for them coming first, second or third, I expect them to do their very best for themselves, their parents and for the school,” Peters said. (JJ)