The Ministry of Education & Youth in hailing the decision by the Board and staff of Seaforth High as ‘Brilliant’; has given the thumbs up to the latest development to have taken place at the institution.
The occasion was the opening and dedication ceremony of the Music Complex and the Communications Lab at the school recently.
Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Paul Ashley of the Ministry’s region 2 office, representing Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson commended the Seaforth family for the vision and foresight in developing the idea and seeing to its realization. While his accolades were many he however cautioned members of the academic staff to be weary of taking on too much. He implored them to maintain focus while trying to satisfy all other needs.
He asserted that, ‘staying focus will allow you to do what you do best’.
Both facilities, which have been added to the Seaforth campus, received tremendous assistance from generous donors.
The Communications Lab, which was equipped and fitted with over a dozen new fully loaded computers, was named in honor of former Vice Principal Lorna Gibson who was the architect behind the project and funded by the World Bank via the Government’s SIP – Schools Improvement Programme to the tune of J$2.5 million.
The Music Complex which according to acting Principal Mr. William Cushnie was constructed in record time also boast a full air conditioning, an inside bathroom, a practice room which can be use d as a recording studio and the building is partially sound proof; all this was accomplished with the assistance of the CHASE Fund through a donation of J$1.3 million.
The school’s guidance counselor Rev’d Ms. Remia Gordon who chaired the function was very upbeat about the future prospect of both facilities and the immeasurable benefits that could be derived. She express confidence that given the power of music and the opportunity made available via information technology – “the sky is the limit”.