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Williams calls for stronger PTA relationships

Local business magnate, Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams today stressed the importance of cohesive relationships between parents and teachers, noting that both sides need to do their best “to be on one team”.

Addressing the executive committee conference of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teachers Associations (BNCPTA) at the Divi Southwinds Resort, Williams highlighted the need for parents and teachers to work together to discipline students.

“Children are very smart, if they see a little crack between the unity of the teachers and the parents, they will use the opportunity to avoid discipline and get their own way,” he said.

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Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams

On the issue of addressing problems at the school, Williams advised parents to speak with the PTA instead of turning to social media when they are not satisfied with ongoing issues.

“My view is that the parents and the teachers, through the Parent Teachers Association, should have an excellent system of communication. Modern technology allows for it, there is no reason why we should not have it.

“I believe that this communication should be between parents and teachers. It should not be in front of children.  Children have no reason to be involved in discussions between parents and teachers,” Williams said.

He added that the correct procedure is to approach the school through the PTA and address the matter at hand.

“The wrong thing to do is to rush to a lawyer or go to Facebook and publicise the whole thing, for all the children in the school to have access to all of this information.”

Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, who shared similar sentiments, told meeting: “I don’t think a lot people understand that when you post things … even with Whatsapp, they are public. It’s like going on Broad Street next to Nelson statue and broadcasting it. It does not just remain between persons.”

Meanwhile Williams also cited a lack of ethnic diversity in the BNCPTA.

“I am the only white person in here which is very disturbing. Where are the white mothers and fathers? I don’t see any other ethnic groups in here either so something is wrong. Right here we don’t have a cohesive community,” he told the conference.

6 Responses to Williams calls for stronger PTA relationships

  1. BIG SKY November 6, 2016 at 12:26 am

    This a positive man who like his brother CO Williams is doing good things for Barbados.In him I see no bias and he speaks his mind even in the face of criticism.I would like to see him and his brother do a more personal form of philanthropy by repairing old/needy persons homes (even if it is just one for the entire year) and by helping the said with food baskets,uniforms for children or else wise.THIS WOULD BE REAL GRASS ROOT PHILANTHROPY.

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  2. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony November 6, 2016 at 6:54 am

    good point

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  3. Bobo November 6, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Couple years ago I spoke with many CO Williams employees, not one had a bad word for their employer, I am dishearten when a particular website condemned this Company.

    Family Williams please keep up the good works–I know you love your country Barbados– All ethnics group lets work together and elevate Barbados to a wonderful country to live and visit.

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  4. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole November 6, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I am wary of Jews who come bearing gifts. This man who has his hands in the taxpayers kitty is trying to make himself look like a saint of late. A donation to the hospital and now this. I am not so easily bought. I have a long memory.

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    • David Simpson
      David Simpson November 6, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Who placed his hand in the taxpayers kitty? Hold them responsible

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  5. Jennifer November 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Heather

    Not sure how you can say he is a Jew???? The so called Christ in Rev:1 had feet like burnt brass as if they burned in a furnace and woolly hair. He does not fit this description. Maybe he is a counterfeit???

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