Our school Bahamas Academy has consistently demonstrated that they believe and live by the dictates of our heavenly Father and the words penned by an inspired writer, Ellen G. White (Education, page 13):
“Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
Whilst nurturing and preparing our children physically and spiritually, Bahamas Academy is also ensuring its students are developed mentally and academically.
Thursday the 25th April, 2013 will forever be etched on the minds of proud parents, excited students and our school as we assembled in the jam-packed ballroom of the Governor General House to celebrate the hard work, academic, and athletic accomplishment of deserving Bahamian students.
Under the patronage of the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes three students from our school Gabrielle Montfort, Sydney Clarke and Allan Benjamin were honored by the Bahamas Outstanding Student Foundation under the theme “Keep your eyes on the prize.”
The guest speaker, the Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, reminded the students that hard work, persistence, continued love, and support of parents and teachers will result in success. The Minister encouraged the students to continue to strive for excellence, remain focused, listen to parents and teachers, and to never give up.
We are proud of our students, parents and school. Continue to “Keep your eyes on the prize.”
Thank you Bahamas Academy for ensuring that our students are prepared not only for this life, but more importantly for the life to come. Congratulations and a job well done to the students, parents, administration and our school. To God be the glory, great things He has done!