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Hillel Academy: Simply the Best

July 19, 2006

Congratulations to our Principals and our dynamic, inspirational teachers and coaches who truly fulfil our Mission of achieving the fullest development of each student's potential and talents.
This has been an outstanding year in the life of an excellent School, as was recognized by the Quality Assurance Review team of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools who recommended our continued accreditation, "unanimously and without reservation".

Some of our proudest moments are:

Outstanding Academic Achievement

  • Two Government Scholarships awarded to GSAT students, Mina Robertson and Adam Henriques, who also won the Prep School Principal's Awards.

  • Four internal scholarships on transfer to the High School
    awarded to Peter Cargill, Adam Henriques, Daniel Harris, Brooke Harrison and Marianna Samuda.

  • Higher than ever GSAT results with an overall average of 87.3%
  •   2003 2004 2005 2006
    85.6% 86.5% 86.7% 87.3%

  • Five international college scholarships worth over US$300,000 awarded to High School students, Donald Fung, Naim Habib, Darryl Johnson, David Marston and Michka Sharpe.
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Impressive Sports performances
  • Prep School Water Polo champions

  • Prep School swimming champions in the in the ASAJ, Crimson Dawn, Mayberry and Berger meets

  • Cable and Wireless Tennis Tournament Under 19 Finalists

  • Most Effective Tennis Coach Award to Carlos Phillpotts

  • Jamaican representatives in:
    Water Polo: Jonathan Hernould;
    Swimming: David Bromfield and Megan DeLeon;
    Equestrian: Joseph Adam, Shannon Boorman, Stephen McConnell, Gabriella Rawlston, Kelly Wates, and Jason Wates (Polo)
    Squash: Bruce Burrowes
Spectacular Performing Arts and Debating successes
  • Jamaican Cultural Development Corporation Awards:
  • Gold Awards in Art, Band, Dance, Drumming, Singing Duet
  • Silver Awards in Art and Drumming Solo
  • Bronze Awards in Recorder and Speech
  • Top Art Teacher Award to Mrs. Z. Hayles.
  • Winners of the Jamaican Model United Nations Debating Competition
  • Caribbean representative Speaker at the United Nations Assembly Debate in New York
  • Royal Academy of Dance - 32 Distinction and Merit Awards
  • Royal Academy of Dance Grade 5 - Highest and Second Highest in Jamaica
  • Royal Academy of Dance Grade 3 - Highest in Jamaica.

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