MAC-CSE going ‘back to basics’ in new school year | THE DAILY HERALD


EBENEZER–Methodist Agogic Centre – Comprehensive Secondary Education (MAC-CSE) will be going “back to basics” in this new school year as it encourages its students to learn fundamental skills.

The school also has a new management team, as it is in transition for a new principal. The new management team members are Lavonne Cort, Everton Nelson, Vernon Richards and Joshua Schwiers.

Elaborating on the focus of the new school year, Cort said as part of the back-to-basics theme, important fundamental life skills such as being patient, kind, courteous, prayerful and to persevere to achieve their goals will be impressed on students.


MAC-CSE started the new school year with some 200 students, including 50 new ones entering the school at the first form level.

MAC-CSE is still using the pavilion tent provided to St. Maarten by the Dutch government following Hurricane Irma last year. The new classrooms that are being constructed at the school are expected to be completed within a week and students will be using the school premises and no longer using the tent.

Cort said the school has its full complement of teachers for all subject areas. Three teachers for the subjects math, science and English were hired from abroad and they are expected in the country soon.

The school also has introduced a new educational package for students, bringing to three the number of packages from which students can chose. MAC-CSE is the only high school in the country to offer three packages. The packages are science, business and the new package “cultural/artistic.” For the latter, students can choose several subjects (theatre arts, English/literature, office administration and electronic document preparation management) in addition to the regular subjects written.

According to Cort, the addition of the new package means that no child will be left behind and it is in keeping with MAC’s motto “from the cradle to the grave.”

The new management team looks forward to a successful and productive school year.

Source: The Daily Herald