The Mountain Chicken Project – Poems

The mountain chicken is one of the largest frogs in the world. It’s the top native predator on its island home of Montserrat and Dominica. But it is also critically endangered.

First threatened by habitat loss, introduced predators and over-exploitation, it has been brought to the brink of extinction by the introduction of the fungal disease Chytridiomycosis onto both islands.

The Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme is a collaboration between European conservation institutions and the governments of Montserrat and Dominica to save this species from extinction.

As part of the Mountain Chicken Project students were asked to write poems about this critically endangered frog. Several SAS pupils wrote winning poems – Josiah Persaud won first place in the grade 4-6 section and Zheju Riley and Vyan Bakshani were winners in the grade 1-3 section.

The MVO  Creative Writing Competition

The topic of this year’s MVO Creative Writing Competition was “One Volcano One Million Stories”. On Saturday, 15th November, winners of the competition were awarded certificates at the prize giving ceremony at the Alliouguana Festival of the Word.

St Augustine Primary School won several prizes.

In the Grade 2 & 3 category Laneisha Morton won 1st place with Shary Barzy, Akeem and Vyan receiving Honourable Mentions.

In the Grade 6 category Keanna, Aleysia, Renee, Codi and Ladessa all won Honourable Mentions.

Congratulations to all our winners.


Mental Health Mural Competition

SAS won the Mental Health Mural Competition. Below is the poem that accompanied the mural.

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Living with Schizophrenia is the theme for this year’s activities organized by the Mental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the Government of Montserrat.

Students at the local primary, secondary school and the community college displayed their murals at the Montserrat National Museum in Little Bay during the School Art Exhibition from October 31 to November 6 . The opening ceremony took place on 31st October and the exhibition then spent a week at the Montserrat National Trust from November 7 to the 13.


Spelling Bee Competition 2014

St. Augustine School once again captured the coveted first place in the 2014 Spelling Bee Competition. The competition took place on Sunday, 28th September at the Cultural Centre. Josiah Persaud from Grade Six emerged the winner.  Seen here with his family and Doran Cassell last year’s winner and former pupil of SAS.

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