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School Representatives Receive Training

The Dominica Association of Teachers held a special Training Programme for School Representatives from July 11 – 15, 2022 at Goodwill Primary School Auditorium.

Some of the topics covered were:

* Effective Shop Stewards by Mr. Donald Rolle – President of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union

* Relevance and Importance of a Trade Union by Mrs. Celia Nicholas – Immediate Past President, Dominica Association of Teachers

* Effective Communication Skills by Mr. Raymond Lawrence – Former Chief Cultural Officer

* Developing Negotiating Skills/Industrial Relations by Miss Isabella Prentice – Principal, Convent High School and Former General Secretary of the Dominica Association of Teachers

* Stress Management by Mr. Thomas Holmes – Former Guidance Counsellor with the Ministry of Education in Dominica and Social Activist.


The Workshop which was funded by the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF), replaced the annual Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is expected to return in 2023.


Nine of Dominica’s top spellers at the Primary and Secondary level will go “head to head” on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in search of the coveted  titles of Spelling Bee Champion – Primary and Spelling Bee Champion – Secondary.  The occasion is the finals of the revived Dominica Association of Teachers Spelling Bee Competition.

The six primary school students are: Adharie Samuel from the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School and Elkan Edwards from the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School who will represent the Northern District, Neveya Richards of the St. Luke’s Primary School will represent the Southern District, Arrianna Mathurin of the Delices Primary School, the Eastern District while Thierry Lature from St. Mary’s Primary and Jeanmik La Pinard of the Goodwill Primary School will represent the Western District.  These students emerged district winners in the preliminary rounds which were held last week.

Meanwhile three schools will compete in the Secondary Schools Finals.  They are the Convent High School, the Dominica Community High School and the Dominica Grammar School.

The competition is sponsored by McMillan Education Caribbean with local support coming from the St. Mary’s Cooperative Credit Union, the Grand Bay Cooperative Credit Union and the Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank of Dominica.

The finals will be held at the auditorium of the Dominica Community High School from 11:00 a.m.

Who will emerge champion?  Your guess is as good as mine!



President’s 2021 World Teachers’ Day Message

Click on the link to listen to the message.

Mr. Mervin Alexander President  Dominica Association of Teachers


DAT Online Survey


Greetings Teachers!
The Dominica Association of Teacher(DAT) is in the process of ascertaining the needs of teachers in regards to meeting our students’ educational goals via Online Learning.
Please complete the following short survey to enable DAT to assist you become better prepared for Online Teaching.


Your sincerely
Mervin Alexander
DAT President.

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