Alternative Pathway to Secondary Education (APSE) Exhibition
Published on April 16, 2019 by Admin
The Oracabessa High School hosted their very first Alternative Pathway to Secondary Education (APSE) Exhibition. The APSE Exhibition aimed to highlight job opportunities in the Jamaican tourism sector, where our pathway three students can be employed after leaving school.
The theme for the exhibition was “Using the STEAM Approach to Showcase Job Opportunities in the Jamaican Tourism Sector”. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, as access points for guiding students’ inquiry, discussion and critical thinking. Therefore, each core subject (Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Language & Communication Skills) allowed students to expound on their topic, which are 9three – Transport, 8three – Accommodation, 7four – Attractions and 7three – Ecotour. It also enabled students to complete tasks that informed them about their focus area and the different career paths in the Jamaican Tourism Sector.
The day’s activities entailed the viewing of the students’ skills and the knowledge they have learnt from engaging in this project. Students and teachers were asked questions about their display by parents/ guardians and Ministry personnel; Mrs. Bradshaw – Region two Education Officer for Special Education and Mrs. Blackwood-Grant – Senior Education Officer for Region 2.
This day would not have been a success without our hard working Student Support Coaches and teachers, who worked tirelessly to make this project a reality (Ms. M. Crosbie, Mrs. C. Edwards, Ms. A. Landell, Mrs. N. Ward-White, Ms. V. Green, Ms. P. Brown, Ms. S. Mesquita, Ms. C. Campbell, Mr. S. Morgan, Mrs. T. Palmer, Ms. N. Fisher, Ms. K. Fender, Ms. A. Riley, Mrs. S. Davis, Mrs. K. Morgan, Ms. J. Plummer, Mr. R. Henry, Ms. N. Donaldson & Mr. R. McKoy). A special thank you goes out to Mr. Martin, Mr. Slew and Ms. R. Johnson for assisting with the beautification of the APSE Exhibition. I would also like to say a big thank you to our supportive parents/ guardians and well wishers, who attended our APSE Exhibition, the day would not have been what it was without their attendance. Last but not least, give it up to our hard working students of the 7four, 7three, 8three and 9three classes, whose positive and exuberant attitude towards their projects motivated us as coaches and teachers, to make it our priority that their projects come to life.