Jul 11

Interviews: The New teachers!

Mr. Darrell Seignoret

I have been a teacher at Fatima College since November 2010 and I’ve been carded with the responsibility of teaching Art & Design for Forms 1 through 6. I am a past student of St. George’s College. Afterwards I attended the University of the West Indies where I pursued my degree in Visual Arts. As the new Arts teacher, I aided the Form 3’s with their Ole Mass costumes for the annual Carnival show. I have enjoyed my stay thus far and my only complaint about the students would be that many seem to have “short attention spans” and this keeps me on my toes. Art serves as a broad way for students to escape the realm of academics, as it is a fun, hands on form of expression and relevant to the students. While this is my first time that I am teaching art in a school setting, my art career spans long before having done exhibitions, commission portraits and even work at the Oval for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings! I look forward to my stay at the school educating the students to appreciate art the same way I do.

 

 

 

 

 Ms. Devika Bansraj

Teaching Mathematics since September 2010, for Forms 1-5 I am filling the shoes Mr. Indalsingh has left. My alma mater is St. Stephens College, Princess Town after which, I attended UWI where I pursued a double major in Mathematics and Biology. Perhaps the only critique of the Fatima students would be that there are quite a few that are very loquacious. Nevertheless, there always exist those student who share a great passion for the study of mathematics and these are the students who really give me joy when I teach. One secret that many persons would not have known about myself is that I was the other female teacher who ran Fatima’s 5k along with Miss Poon. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay teaching at the school and I have no plans of leaving the premiere boys’ institution in the country!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Arlene De Silva

Coming to Fatima College with 11 years experience of teaching Spanish and English , having taught at Corpus Christi and Success Laventille I replaced Miss Marin who has taught at the college for many years. I started teaching at Fatima in September 2010. My alma mater is St. Joseph Convent, St. Joseph, then I went on to UWI where I graduated with B.A. in Spanish and Literatures in English. I have also obtained my Diploma in Education from UWI. The first thing that caught my attention at this school was the range of activities offered to the students both academic and extra-curricular and that has kept me busy! I can boast that perhaps the only school activity that I have not attended has been the Old Boys Cookout. I was the assistant costume director for Gifts of Blue and Gold 2 and I have now succeeded to the position of Captain of the Scrabble club. I look forward to the many years that I will spend at the College.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Bekim Rauseo

Teaching, indeed it is a labour of love that requires some kind of parental instinct. Although I have no children, the Fatima Boys here have in some ways brought out that nurturing and caring side in me. In the past year teaching Form 1’s and 2’s Spanish and French tested my patience and I am all the more better because of it.
I studied at La Salle University in Philadelphia, majoring in French and Political Science. Some other things that students may not know is that I am a stage actor and improv comedian. Yes, apart from the stern and booming shouting, I can make people laugh – always willing to share a story, a joke or anything meaningful to people willing to hear.