Basseterre, St. Kitts, Friday November 10, 2023: Embarking on a journey to enhance the professional skills and overall well-being of its educators, Tucker Clarke Primary School hosted its annual Professional Development Day on Friday, November 10. This year’s theme, “Self-Preservation for Teachers,” underscored the pivotal importance of maintaining mental, emotional, and physical well-being in the demanding field of education.

Mr. Devon Harris, Principal at Tucker Clarke Primary School, extended a warm welcome to the teachers and encouraged them to engage wholeheartedly in the day’s activities.

“I am delighted to welcome each one of you to Tucker Clarke Primary School’s Professional Development Day, where we gather to focus on a theme that is crucial to our well-being ‘Self- Preservation of teachers. As we delve into various sessions and discussions throughout the day, let’s remember that investing in ourselves is an investment in the quality of education we provide. I encourage each of you to actively participate, share insights and take away valuable strategies that will contribute to your overall well-being and effectiveness and effectiveness as educators.”

Mrs. Charmaine Blanchette, Education Officer, in the Ministry of Education, encouraged teachers to embrace their theme as it is crucial for educators.

“As the common saying goes, ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup.’, you’ve devoted your entire life to educating and empowering young people and you can’t fulfill your purpose if you’re not prioritizing your own well-being. To help and support others (students, colleagues, parents), teachers, you must become caretakers of yourselves. Caring for yourselves will keep you in shape mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.”

Tucker Clarke Primary School’s annual Professional Development Day has become a hallmark event, showcasing the school’s dedication to fostering a supportive and progressive educational community. As educators continue to face evolving challenges, initiatives like these play a crucial role in empowering them to navigate their roles successfully and contribute to the holistic development of the students they serve.

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