SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – National Alliance (NA) Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Silveria Jacobs on Monday issued her New School Year message. “As the first day of the academic year 2019-2020 is upon us, Member of Parliament and leader of the National Alliance, Silveria Jacobs, wishes all students, teachers and parents, a Happy and Productive School year,” said a statement from the NA parliamentary faction.
MP Jacobs encourages students to do their best and strive for greatness. She stressed on the great responsibility that parents have in ensuring their children’s success by urging them to continue to be vigilant and involved in their children’s academic performance.
“Parents should ensure that their children do what they have to do and have all that they need during the school year. They should also maintain a healthy parent-teacher relationship in an effort to stay up to date with their children’s progress. This would allow parents to detect if their children are having difficulties early on, and they can seek timely and efficient assistance,” MP Jacobs explained.
“Teachers are encouraged to continue to do their best at this very significant and rewarding job, as the children look up to them as role models and depend on them to provide some essential tools that they will need in the future,” the statement continued.
MP Jacobs therefore wishes educators and support staff much success in motivating and encouraging youth to become lifelong learners.
MP Jacobs took note of the fact that unfortunately, the St. Maarten Academy is still not to ready be reopened. She also noted that some schoolteachers and students are returning to the same pitiful circumstances as for example, Public Schools have not been repaired in the summer as was promised. However, MP Jacobs ensured that she will follow up with the Minister of Education about these matters, the NA parliamentary faction statement concludes.