Saturday, May 25, 2024

Ambergris Caye Elementary School

San Pedro Christmas Collection 2023 Fundraising Efforts and Results

After three years of growth and pandemic recovery, the San Pedro Christmas Collection changed its focus in 2023. It raised funds to provide sustainable resources to local children to enhance their education and livelihood. We aimed to raise $40,000 BZD by holding eight fundraisers at local venues from August to December. Funds were raised at these events through prize raffles, auctions, and participant entry fees.

An exciting night of sports action at San Pedro’s Indoor Volleyball Tournament

The San Pedro Volleyball Association has hosted an indoor volleyball tournament with the San Pedro Town Council Sport for the past few weeks. Held on weekends at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium, the fifth week of games was played on Sunday, March 3rd. The season includes games between male and female primary school teams and matches between senior teams.

Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School’s “Yadier Carillo” Wins Annual Spelling Bee Zone Eliminations

On Thursday, February 22nd, the annual Bowen and Bowen Spelling Bee Belize District Zone Eliminations occurred at the Sagebrush Church Auditorium. The event saw the participation of several schools, including The Island Academy, Ambergris Caye Elementary School, Caye Caulker Roman Catholic, Holy Cross Anglican Primary School, Isla Bonita Elementary School, New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist, and San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School. Out of all the participating students, three emerged as the top spellers. Valentina Caliz from Holy Cross Anglican School took the third position, followed by Ryan Sanchez from Isla Bonita Elementary School in the second place. Yadier Carillo secured the first position from the Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School.

A weekend full of graduations on the island!

June is known in San Pedro Town for being a month full of community activities, from the traditional island celebrations to those marking the end of a school year. The graduation season is always a time to celebrate the achievements of students from all levels, and over the weekend, several schools hosted this anticipated event for their senior students. Some of these graduations over the weekend saw pre-schoolers and primary schoolers marching the aisles to the tune Pomp and Circumstance.

San Pedro continues raising Autism awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month across the country. Every year in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, a campaign is held to help the community understand and appreciate those living with autism spectrum disorder, a life-long developmental disorder. On Friday, April 28th, to further touch on the important topic, the San Pedro Town Council, in partnership with Autism Belize, hosted an Autism Let's Talk forum at the San Pedro Lions Den.

ACES’ Wesley Padilla wins annual Spelling Bee Zone Eliminations

On Friday, February 3rd, the annual Bowen and Bowen Spelling Bee Belize District Zone Eliminations were held at the Sagebrush Church auditorium. Participating schools included Holy Cross Anglican School, Isla Bonita Elementary School, New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist (SDA), San Pedro Roman Catholic School, The Island Academy (TIA), and Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES). Three topped the spelling competition. In third place was TIA’s Mille Fuson, followed by New Horizon SDA’s Valarie Najarro, and in first place ACES’ Wesley Padilla.

ACES celebrates the Christmas season with their entertaining annual pageant

As the holiday season continues, schools across San Pedro Town have been delighting islanders with their annual Christmas shows. On Thursday, December 15th, it was the turn for the Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES). The Christmas pageant was held at the Sagebrush Church, featuring various presentations performed by talented students.

San Pedro celebrates Children’s Day with educational and cultural presentations

On Friday, November 18th, schools across the island celebrated Children’s Day with games and educational activities. Some of these schools took advantage of the occasion and, throughout the week, invited several island professionals to make inspirational presentations and raise awareness of the need to protect the fragile natural ecosystems supporting islands like San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.