Registrar for the Independent Schools Unit in the Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Sharon Hunt, gave a “thumbs up” to the Kingsway Prep. & High School, during the school’s annual Founder’s Day Celebration on January 16, 2019.
The special service, held at the Kencot SDA Church, marked the seventy-sixth anniversary of the institution and was focused on the theme “Excellence… Our Hallmark”.
The educator spoke highly of the work being done at the Kingsway High School regarding government students sent by the ministry and noted that she had seen outstanding improvements with the students who attend the school.
“We have seen outstanding results from students who come to this school,” said Hunt. “We have students who come here sometimes with not much to offer and when the school is finished with them, they leave with much to give.”
“I am delighted with the progress and empowered by the seventy-six years of dedication to education in this nation,” Hunt said in an
interview after the Founders’ Day celebration service.
The Ministry of Education representative commended the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica for its effort in making Jamaicans literate and numerate and congratulated the Kingsway Prep. & High School for its good service to education in Jamaica.
Just over seven hundred students along with their teachers, school administrators and pastors gathered to give God thanks for leading the school for the past seventy-six years.
Pastor Noel Frazer, former president of the West Indies Union and who attended the school almost seven decades ago, was guest speaker at the service. The octogenarian recalled clearly the years he attended the school and the name of the principal at the time.
“When I attended the school, the principal was Mr. Percy in years 1951 – 1952. Now I am sitting in a newly refurbished classroom that looks so nice, it makes it so easy for students to learn now because a good environment contributes greatly to learning,” Frazer said.
The former leader of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica was proud of the impact the school and church had made over the years and commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the role it played in support of Christian education.