G. C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport
“The Home of World Class Coaches”
On behalf of the Board of Management, I take great pleasure in welcoming all new and returning staff and students for the 2016/2017 academic year. Each new school year brings excitement, anxiety, joy and anticipation for the many great opportunities we will all be presented with as an institution, being the only one of its kind in the English Speaking Caribbean.
I am so proud, yet humbled, by the fact that I am be a part of such an amazing college community. It is an honour to return to my alma mater, to serve as head of this noble institution; one that is intent on producing creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who will make an impact on our island, region and the world.
The entire college staff is working assiduously to meet the needs and demands of our valuable clients - the students - because they are at the heart of what we do. There will be many opportunities for involvement, growth and learning across the academic year. My goal is that everyone who enters our doors will feel welcomed, loved, appreciated and safe. I want them to know that the college’s administration is here for them.
We are mindful of our responsibility to provide a truly world class education for our students; a responsibility we cannot carry out without help. So I am confident that all students, parents, and sponsors will appreciate the need to meet their financial obligations, as the smooth running of the institution is contingent upon fees being paid on time. We want our students to understand they have rights and obligations; obligations that include being responsible, independent learners, who demonstrate good sportsmanship and team spirit as we celebrate our successes. Our curricula, which speaks to academic excellence, are supported by a rich co-curricula programme and so I implore all students to make the best use of the opportunities available.
I especially want to welcome to our family the following programmes: The Career Advancement Programme (CAP), the Continuing Studies Programme, the Community Inclusion Programme and the Associated Degree in Fitness Instruction.
Finally, as we embark on the task of transforming the G.C. Foster College into one of the premier sporting institutions in the world, we are pushing for our most valuable asset, our human resources, to be fully equipped to embrace our new vision: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport attaining University status. Let us work together to achieve this goal!
I wish for you all, every success and every blessing.
Dr. Joyce Graham Royal