The semester is off to an enthusiastic start. Orientation for new students has ended. Understandably there was lots to cover. Administration, faculty and members of the student executive committee were all on hand to support the new students as they settle in to a new environment.
Mrs. Valderine Major, Student Services Manager coordinated an extensive orientation programme over several days. New students are engaged in a multitude of presentations covering:
- Adjusting to a new culture
- Managing conflict
- Budgeting and life away from home
- Immigration and trailing courses
- Balancing time and studies
- Housing and residence life
- Safeguarding you and your environment
- Circle of friends
Mrs. Rollins, in Accounts, reviewed the procedures for payment of fees, collection of tickets and school supplies and other important information related to the services provided by the accounting office. Mrs. Carey, Ms. Glinton and Ms. Mackay also welcomed students and introduced their respective roles.
Practical matters are also being attended to as students registered for classes, got settled in to their apartments, completed banking, took ID photos, and met the faculty and staff. And of course, no orientation would be complete without social events to the mall, beach and that first (shocking) visit to the supermarket.
Ofcourse, the much anticipated Director’s Cocktail event was a smashing success. New students received their assigned ‘nickname’s’ and had the opportunity to relax and get to know each other as well as faculty and staff.
The CHTM extends a warm welcome to our new students who will call this home for the next two years. It is our hope that it will be a personal and academically rewarding experience for all.
To our returning students, may your final year here be a source of joy and pride as you solidify friendships and prepare for life beyond CHTM.
With best wishes for a successful semester,
The Faculty and Staff of CHTM