Thursday, October 30, 2014

ICC concert,, - A positive ending to October

Do come out and enjoy this event.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

AlphaMax Academy lights 108 Diyas for Diwali



On Wednesday 22 October, students and staff from the AlphaMax Academy lit 108 diyas on the school's campus. This ritual was part of the school's celebration of Diwali, one of Suriname's important holidays.

Students put the diyas around four important areas. Each area has 27 diyas. The first area  is the garden around the bust of Rabindronath Tagore. Alphamax Academy is proud to be one of the fourteen locations in the world with a bust of Tagore.

The second major area to be lit is the schools Cosmic Heart crystal fountain. This special sculpture was done by renowned Barbadian artist Charles Barrow who is the father of one of our teachers Isadora Barrow.

AlphaMax Academy has a special garden called the Rainbow Garden. This garden of flowers and plants is designed in the shape of the school's logo. When viewed from the air the school's logo is seen. This garden will be lined with diyas.

The final area to be lit by diyas is a special project of the school. Students in the practical physics class will be building Mr. Krak's unique preservation dehydrator. This device is the first one its type in the world. This preservation system allows tropical fruit, vegetables, herbs and meat to be reserved without chemical additives.


People believe that the number 108 is a spiritually successful number. AlphaMax students are inviting prosperity and abandons in all their activities.

-Nomi-Brittanni Vriesde

Alphamax Academy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Living Values Training at Alphamax Academy

Surinam’s AlphaMax Academy has scheduled a new LVE Training for their new teachers as well as for teachers from other institutions. This three-day workshop will be led by Belén Romero, the Focal Point for LVE in Venezuela.The workshops will be held at The Academy's Educational complex 18 Stanvastestraat from 5pm to 9pm on Monday 22, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th.
Belén Romero


In 2010 AlphaMax Academy initiated the first Living values Training Program in Suriname. All its staff including Administrative and ancillary staff were trained. The school then adopted Living Values are an important part of the curriculum.
Belén Romero who did the 2010 program is now back to train new teachers and to update the older teachers on new aspects of the program.

The Ministry of Education in Suriname has signalled an intent to add the Living Values program in all schools in Suriname. Teachers from the Basic Life Skills unit of the Ministry will attend the three day workshop.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The System by Shannon van Ommeren


The System
A teacher once said
To a small group of students:
“The system has failed us!”
“The system of society…humanity,
Life and love, has failed us!”

He’s wrong!
The system has not failed us,
You failed yourself in life
The system is us
It’s you, it’s me,
It’s him, her, it’s all of us
We are the system!!

By saying that the system
Has failed us
You are stating that
You failed yourself
In life

I?
I refuse to believe that!!
Why?
Because, I have not failed myself
I do make mistakes,
But, I move on
To a new day, a new dawn,
A new light
Because as long as there is life
There are hopes and dreams .

Shakespeare once said:
“life is a stage, everyone
Has their part to play”
So…
You don’t like your character?
Change!
We can’t change what happened…
But, we can change what will happen!

Shannon van Ommeren

Final Year ( Grade 12 ) AlphaMax Academy.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AlphaMax Graduation & Opening of Cosmic Heart Fountain

2014 Graduates
 with Milton Drepaul
Last weekend, the school year at the AlphaMax Academy came to a close in a sphere of festive activities.  On Saturday, nine students received their diplomas.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2014 was Reann Kersenhout.  Reann received the highest school awards for her super performance in the Global Assessment Certificate program, which she completed with 17 distinctions out of 18 subjects.  Her super performance gave the 16 year student of Suriname a perfect average score of 4.00.  This very rare achievement – perhaps the only one this year worldwide – was applauded with a special Certificate of Achievement and a Scholarship Award from examiners in Australia.

Among the highlights of this year’s Graduation and Awards ceremonies was the opening in the Academy’s courtyard of the Cosmic Heart fountain.  It is a unique gift from Caribbean sculptor, James Barrow, who lives in Barbados.

The AlphaMax Academy was established in Suriname in September 1998; the school attracts students from Suriname who are keen to receive their education in English, the world language.  The Academy offers classes to students from Kindergarten through the VWO level, the first-year of University study.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Reann Kersenhout achieves perfect GPA score for GAC 2014

The GAC team in Australia has congratulated Reann Kersenhout on achieving a perfect GPA of 4.0 from her GAC work this year.

To acknowledge her work Reaan will receive two awards.
Reann speaking at Mandela Memorial

One is a certificate of Achievement from Ros Washington , Head of GAC and her AES academic team. The second is a cash award from the General Manager , Gaye Pullyn.

The AlphaMax community is proud of Reann's achievements.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A smart horse m

http://blog.petflow.com/we-call-her-houdini-horse-after-catching-this-trickster-on-camera/#5BzpV5xCKkxpe7MQ.01

Light bedrooms may have role in weight gain.

Light bedrooms 'link to obesity' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27617615

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Google to build cars.

Google to build self-driving cars http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27587558

Guyana Research Trip for Carinlangs Students


Twelve first year students on the Caribbean Institute of Language Studies  (Carinlangs ) first year BA TESOL program  will be visiting New Amsterdam , Guyana as part of their Special Seminar primary research course. Four tutors  including Director Dr. Robby Morroy will accompany the students.
Carinlangs Dance Item

The group will be travelling overland and will spend three days. On Friday the students will meet and interview professionals in nine areas of life in New Amsterdam.

On their return the students will do a research paper and a PowerPoint presentation on a selected aspect of the life and culture of Guyana. a

The Ministry of Sports and Culture  in Guyana has arranged for Ms. Shaundrel  Phillips, the acting principal of the New Amsterdam Multilateral school to link up with the Carinlangs group.

The New Amsterdam Library has invited the students to visit the library on Friday at 11.00 am to meet and interact with children during their weekly story telling time.  Two of our students will read Surinamese stories in English for the group. Mr . France Olivera Carinlangs lecturer will assist these students

The Mayor of New Amsterdam, Mr. Henry will meet the Carinlangs students when they arrive on Thursday. They will then have a mini tour of the city.

On Saturday the group hopes to be able to visit the University of Guyana’s  Berbice campus at Tain. In the evening the group will hold a mini reception at Berbice Inn for all the people who assisted them on the tour.

The group returns to Suriname on the 1st June.

This research project completes the first trimester for the Carinlangs students who began their one year BA capstone program in March. The students have already demonstrated their presentation and event management skills in a brilliant joint production with Alphamax Academy and the Indian Cultural Center celebrating Tagore’s birthday on May 10.
Carinlangs MC with Ambassadors from India & Guyana and ICC performers.



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