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San Pedro junior College

First Tour Guide graduation ceremony held for 2024

A group of 36 residents from San Pedro have received their certification from the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) after completing a four-month-long national tour guide training. A brief ceremony to commemorate the accomplishment was held on Friday, March 1st, at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium, with the presence of their family and friends.

San Pedro Junior College places 4th at ATLIB softball nationals

The San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) softball team represented the Central region and placed fourth at the Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB) national softball championships hosted by Independence Junior College (IJC) at the 3D Softball Stadium in Independence on Saturday, February 24th.

San Pedro Junior College to implement state-of-the-art online school management system

A new and improved online management system is under development for the San Pedro Junior College (SPJC). The Kreative Online School Management System (KOMS) program aims to enhance educational delivery, improve data security, and ensure secure digital transactions and financial reports. The new technology will enable the school to simplify information, reduce the use of additional resources, and become more efficient in their academic and administrative management.

Where to vote in San Pedro during the 2024 Municipal Elections

On March 6th, San Pedranos will exercise their constitutional right and vote in the 2024 Municipal Elections. The voting areas known as polling stations in San Pedro Town remain unchanged. The 8,704 registered electors will vote at polling stations located at the San Pedro High School and San Pedro Junior College Campus on Seagull Street in the Boca del Rio area and San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School on Barrier Reef Drive. Electors will receive guidance at the polling stations regarding where to vote based on the alphabetical breakdown at the voting area.

Caye Bank and island community contribute to SPHS telethon, raising over $200K toward needed repairs

The San Pedro community and other generous donors came together on Friday, October 27th, to support a fundraiser for the reconstruction of parts of the main building of the San Pedro High School (SPHS). The school administration stated they need $350,000 to complete all necessary repairs in their main building. A telethon held throughout Friday saw donations toward this worthy cause from individuals and stakeholders. One of those stakeholders was Caye International Bank (CIB), who not only made a monetary donation but has created a GoFundMe page to raise funds on behalf of SPHS at https://gofund.me/bbc1c852. At the end of the day, a total of $210,346 was raised in the telethon, a satisfactory amount that will aid in the ongoing works at the school.

SPHS looking to raise 350k for much-needed repairs

The island's only secondary education institution, the San Pedro High School (SPHS), is seeking to raise $350,000 to fund the repairs of three sections of their main building. These include an area of the floor in their computer laboratory, the entire ceiling of the staff room, and the science laboratory. As a result, some classrooms in the main facility are not in use until there are repairs. To accommodate the shortage of classrooms, students are currently on a shift system whereby first and second formers attend classes in the morning and senior students in the afternoon.

SPHS main building deemed unsafe after staff room ceiling collapses; double shift system to be applied

The new school year is about to start, and some parents in San Pedro Town are concerned about the safety of the San Pedro High School’s (SPHS) infrastructure. Some days ago, it was reported that the staff room’s ceiling on the main building’s third floor collapsed. According to some parents, there have been no updates on the situation or the building conditions, even though classes are commencing on Monday, August 21st. On Friday, August 18th, Principal Emil Vasquez explained that they would not be using the main building and instead host students in another building on campus called Hon. Manuel Heredia Hall and implement a shift system.

San Pedro welcomes 52 new tour guides

On Tuesday, August 1st, 52 islanders received their Belize Tourism Board (BTB) certification after completing the national tour guide training. A short ceremony was held at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium to acknowledge the recipients. The San Pedro Junior College’s collaboration with instructors Philip ‘Billy’ Leslie and Josue Sosa made the course possible.