Caribbean Catholic teachers meet in Jamaica - Aug 26

2012 - Caribbean Church News - from Catholic News
Saturday, 25 August 2012 22:06

From July 28 through August 5, the Caribbean
Association of Catholic Teachers (CACT) held its 22nd biennial Conference at the Mount Calvary Retreat House, Mandeville, Jamaica. There were delegates and observers from the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

It was indeed a great opportunity for the Catholic Teachers of the Caribbean to participate in workshops/activities focusing on the theme: Catholic Education: Vision of Hope for the Caribbean.

The following workshops were presented:

•What makes a Catholic School Catholic? – Dr Sandra Hamilton.

•The Teaching of Mathematics – Alexander Bourne.

•Character Counts- with elements of Conflict Resolution –Margaret Bolt.

•Money Management – Karlene Kelly Reid. p>

•Pastoral Letter on Education – Bishop Gabriel Malzaire.

• Preparing for the year of Faith – Noel Wilkins.

It was a pleasure to have Bishop Gabriel Malzaire (Bishop of Dominica and Spiritual Director-CACT), Fr Louis Grenier, (founding member of CACT) Msgr Herbert Panton, Frs Michael Clarke, Michael Row, Paulo Amato and Saimone Moala as participants at the conference.

At the closing Mass held at the St Paul of the Cross Cathedral, the New Executive was commissioned by Bishop Neil Tiedemann for the period 2012-2014: (left – right)

Joan Walker - President (Trinidad and Tobago)

Doreen Brown – Vice President (Jamaica)

Karen Collins – Secretary (Guyana)

Millicent Gray – Assistant Secretary (Jamaica)

Denise Bascombe – Treasurer (Antigua and Barbuda)

Finally participants will always remember the tours to St John Bosco Children’s Home, the Holy Spirit Complex (Church, clinic, sausage factory, farm and school) and the Brunch at Little Ochi. The 22 size="1">nd Biennial Conference – CACT 2012 – “one of a kind!”