July 12, 2019
Secondary School Principals to gather in St Vincent for 27th Biennial Conference

Secondary School Principals from throughout the English Speaking Caribbean will converge on St Vincent and the Grenadines for the 27th Biennial Conference and General Meeting of their umbrella organization, the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (CAPSS) from July 21 to 28, 2019.

The Conference will be held under the theme, ‘Technology Infused Education in the 21st Century Caribbean’. The keynote address will be delivered by this country’s Prime Minister, Dr Ralph E Gonsalves,on the first day of the Conference.

Other keynote addresses will come from outgoing Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Registrar, Glenroy Cumberbatch; Vincentian and University of the West Indies Linguistics Professor, Dr S Joel Warrican; Dr Didacus Jules, Head of the OECS Secretariat; and Minister of Finance and Economic Development of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Camillo Gonsalves. Several break-out sessions, covering a range of topics related to the application of ICT tools at varying levels of the education system will also form part of the conference. The Biennial General Meeting of the CAPPS will be held on the last day of the Conference.

The local Association of Secondary School Principals headed by Curtis Greaves is hosting the Conference. Greaves is also the President of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools. The business sessions of the Conference will be held at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College’s campus at Villa.
St Vincent and the Grenadines last hosted the CAPSS Conference in July 1990.