Bittersweet moment for Vauxhall top boy

Principals and teachers continue to revel in the successes of their students in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination.

And at Vauxhall Primary School, principal Heather Parris is proud of her two valedictorians, Cherish Darbhunauth who secured a place at The St Michael School after scoring 99 in Mathematics, 85 in English Language and an A in Composition; and Kyle O’Neal who attained entry to Harrison College with a score of 85 in Mathematics, 87 in English Language and a B in Composition.

But it was a bittersweet moment for O’Neal, who said that while he was pleased with his allocation, he had actually been looking forward to wearing the uniform of a different educational institution when he makes the transition to secondary school.

Front row: Cherish Darbhunauth – top girl and Kyle O’Neal – top boy with Principal Heather Parris (back left) and teacher Kelicia Sobers.

“I really wanted to pass for The Christ Church Foundation School and when I saw that I passed for Harrison College…I was excited but…shocked,” he told Barbados TODAY.

O’Neal said that in preparation for the exam, he had to reduce outdoor playtime as well as the time he spent in front the television.

A shy Darbhunauth, meantime, said she was heading to the school she was hoping for.

Class 4 teacher Kelicia Sobers said the school had done well overall.

“We are very proud of the performance at Vauxhall Primary School as we have consistently grown over the years in our performance in the Common Entrance Examination. This year we have 19 students attaining 80 per cent or more in English Language and one of our star pupils, Cherish Darbhunauth, attained 99 per cent in Mathematics. I am very pleased with the performance of Vauxhall Primary School,” she said.

10 Responses to Bittersweet moment for Vauxhall top boy

  1. Cloverleaf Blackwood
    Cloverleaf Blackwood June 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Congrats kid. In time you will realize the school you were placed in doesn’t really matter but what does is the time and effort you put into your personal development and finding that balance between work and play. Keep up the good work. If you work hard you will be successful at any school.

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  2. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow June 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Good stuff..

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  3. just observing June 10, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I don’t understand it. If a child wants to go to a particular school you put that school FIRST on the list. If you put HC or QC first it is obvious that if he gets those marks that he will be assigned to that school.In most cases it is the parent and choice not the poor child. Let the child go where he or she feels they will be comfortable. If they are to excel they will excel there. I know of many examples of students doing this. They are at the top of the pile at their school and this does a lot to their quest for excellence. Wake up people.

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  4. Smith T Bria
    Smith T Bria June 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Marva Smith

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  5. Ingrid Bynoe
    Ingrid Bynoe June 10, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations. Well done Vauxhall Primary.

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  6. Concerned citizen June 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Just observing

    I don’t understand it. If a child wants to go to a particular school you put that school FIRST on the list. If you put HC or QC first it is obvious that if he gets those marks that he will be assigned to that school.In most cases it is the parent and choice not the poor child. Let the child go where he or she feels they will be comfortable. If they are to excel they will excel there. I know of many examples of students doing this. They are at the top of the pile at their school and this does a lot to their quest for excellence. Wake up people.

    You are so correct

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  7. Judy Roach June 11, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Congrats to Vauxhall primary for a job well done.

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  8. patricia June 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    you all have the top boy at vauxhall marks wrong his maths is 96 and english is 87 with a B

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  9. Natasha June 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Congrats to all the children and I wish you the very best and your respective schools.

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