The Catholic College of Mandeville welcomes you to our exciting newsletter about what is happening in and around our campus.
We trust that with COVID-19 impacting the world and our country, the sunshine of hope will give a healthy mind to find solace in the fact that each day brings the promise of hope to rise, become intuitive, and proactive to care for self and others who need our help. The sun still shines.
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic none of us wants to be contagious; however, as President of Catholic College of Mandeville I strongly urge us all to be contagious…as we spread a positive attitude. Welcome to our first newsletter for this term and special welcome to our newest population of students and recent members of staff. Let me encourage us all to be strong, to talk about health and happiness as we seek academic advancement. Let us be too strong to fear and continue daily to ‘fulfill dreams and aspiration through education’ too strong for fear…
Dr. Dianna Davis-Smith
Welcome Message To The Most Reverend Father John Persaud, Bishop Of The Diocese Of Mandeville
The President and Staff of the Catholic College of Mandeville would like to extend congratulations to the Most Reverend Father John Derek Persaud on his appointment to the position of Bishop of the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica since June 2020.
Bishop Persaud has served in various capacities in his home Diocese of Georgetown, Guyana as Assistant Priest, Parish Priest, Administrator of the Cathedral, Judicial Vicar, Vicar General, Vicar for the Clergy, Director of Religious Education and Director of Vocations. In 2012 he was called to serve the wider Church of the Antilles as Judicial Vicar of the Easter Antilles Inter-diocesan Tribunal whose seat is in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain and as General Secretary of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.
Currently Bishop Persaud has been called to serve in Jamaica and in the Mandeville region. The motto he has chosen for his Coat of Arms: IUSTITIA IN CARITATE (Justice in Love) expresses his entire life and ministry. We would like to extend our heartfelt welcome to our new Bishop. We are delighted to have him in our region. We look forward to his leadership and support of the College and we pray that his ministry will be fruitful and blessed as his motto continues to characterize his life.
CCM’s 2020 Virtual Early Childhood Education Conference in Collaboration with JDTAN
The Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) in collaboration with the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) hosted virtually on November 4 and 5, 2020, the 3rd annual Early Childhood Conference, under the Theme; Technology: A Bridge to Successful Early Childhood Learning. Inclusive of Jamaica, participants from the following countries, USA, UK, Kuwait, St. Vincent, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Japan, and Nigeria, enjoyed rich, diverse, inspired and researched based sessions presented by excited, inspirational and researched informed Presenters from the USA, Jamaica and Jamaicans living in the Diaspora.
DATE for Conference 2021 (Wednesday, November 3, and Thursday, November 4).
Click on the link below to access recorded sessions of the 2020 conference.
Meet the 2020 Early Childhood Conference Keynote Speaker and Presenters
Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Julia Barnes, Founder of Barnes Teacher and Technology Services
2020 Early Childhood Conference Presenters
Dr Megel Baker
Mr. Jason Brown
Mr. Marvin Hall
Dr. Rebecca Finlason-Harper
Mrs. Taneisha Pascoe-Matthews
Mr. Shaquille Johnson