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1 1 Agenda for Today Welcome…. Amber Stewart Prayer…. Margaret Adam Opening Remarks…. Peggy Bleyberg Board Forum….Joseph Matalon Academic Report….Lloyd Holmes PTA Report….Amber Stewart Presentation of New PTA Executive ….Alfredo Bennett Q&A Closing Remarks… Amber Stewart Hillel Academy Board Forum & PTA AGM20 th September 2011

2 Hillel Academy Board Forum2 HILLEL ACADEMY BOARD FORUM September 20 th 2011 20 th September 2011

3 Hillel Academy Board Forum3 Agenda for Today Welcome How is the School Governed? What has the Board achieved and what are our goals for the coming year? ­ How did the Board perform during the year? ­ What are the Boards main goals for 2011-2012? Academic, Extracurricular & Community Service Highlights What is the Schools current and budgeted financial position? Hillel Academy Foundation Update ­ Donor Recognition ­ Goals for the Year 20 th September 2011

4 Hillel Academy Board Forum4 Welcome This Board Forum is now a regular feature of the schools annual calendar Provides a forum for communication with all of our stakeholders as we continue to………. Engender a Partnership in the school community based on mutual confidence and respect 20 th September 2011

5 Hillel Academy Board Forum5 What is the Schools Constitutional Form? Founded by Trust Deed by the United Congregation of Israelites in Jamaica (UCIJ) as a contribution by the community to national development Established as a non-denominational school and managed based upon ethical principles and religious tolerance Governed by a Board of Governors appointed by four Trustees (who are in turn appointed by the UCIJ) Run as a Not for Profit organisation – any and all operating surpluses are reinvested for the benefit of the school community 20 th September 2011

6 Hillel Academy Board Forum6 Who are the members of the Board? Joseph Matalon (Chairman) David Henriques (Immediate past Chairman) Marvin Goodman Wallace Campbell Trustees of the UCIJ Philip Henriques (Deputy Chairman) Paul Henriques Peter McConnell Cristina Matalon Jeffrey Meeks Paige Todd Tracy Melhado-Matalon Afeef Lazarus Karen Hilliard Other Directors Margaret Bleyberg (Director) Carolyn Lee (Principal Prep School) Alfredo Bennett (Principal High School) Cecile Webster (Financial Controller) Amber Vicens (President, PTA) Invitees 20 th September 2011

7 Hillel Academy Board Forum7 How does the Board do its work? Academic Improvement Facilities Plans Long term funding Mission/Vision/Values Funding Resources Fees Staff Remuneration Capital & Operating Expenditure Regular academic performance review Annual Director & Teachers performance review Annual administrative performance review Institutional Governance Personnel Discipline Internal Communication Monthly Meetings Annual Planning Calendar Board Goals Self Evaluation Board Policy Manual External Communication Stakeholder Communication Community Building SACS/IB/IGCSE Accreditation Board Of Governors Policy Formulation Policy Formulation Performance Monitoring & Review Financial Oversight Financial Oversight Strategic Planning Strategic Planning 20 th September 2011

8 Hillel Academy Board Forum 8 How did the Board perform during the year? 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 The Board ensured compliance with all the SACS, IB and IGCSE standards during the year Goals for 10-11Progress Inclusive process for review of AdvancED standards implemented with wide participation from the School Community All preparations in place for accreditation visit April 2011 and accreditation granted with commendations Master Facilities Plan was revised to incorporate and prioritise School needs in the context of updated School Improvement Plan Delayed due late delivery of development project New Head of Sports appointed. Manifest improvement in participation, school spirit, and performance in inter-school competitions. Significant new offerings implemented Oversee preparations for and participate in the April, 2011 accreditation process. Update and reissue the Master Facilities Plan, given the completion of assigned tasks; Reprioritisation of remaining items Maximize revenues from expanded and upgraded physical facilities. Support continued improvement in the management, quality and dimensions of the Schools sporting programmes. 20 th September 2011

9 Hillel Academy Board Forum9 What are the Boards goals for 2011-12? Complete at least the first ranked priority item in the revised Master Facilities Plan (Canteen expansion/upgrade) Implement a School Management Information System and related databases Maximize revenues from expanded and upgraded physical facilities Examine and define the Schools future development direction; define the role of the Hillel Foundation within the Schools development plans and staff/structure accordingly 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 Continue to ensure compliance with the AdvancED, IGCSE & IB standards in addition to the following main goals for the year 20 th September 2011

10 Hillel Academy Board Forum10 What were the Schools Achievements this year? Accreditation Quality Assurance Team inspection, April, 2011 Hillel received a glowing endorsement and was re-accredited by the AdvancEd / Southern Association of Colleges and Schools GSAT Overall Averages: 2011 – 90% 2010 - 91.1%, 2009 – 87.3%; 2008 – 87.1%; 2007 – 86%; 2006 – 87.3%; 2005 – 86.7%; 2004 – 86.5% University Scholarships 2009: received scholarships worth US$213K 2010: 53 universities have offered places in the USA, UK, Canada, India and Korea; 2010: US$700K in scholarships offered 2011: 80 universities have offered places in the US,UK, Brazil and Canada 2011: US$1.3M (first year value) in scholarships to date Congratulations to: Prep School Staff and Students on excellent GSAT Results IGCSE student & faculty for excellent pass rate of 99.68% (from A* - E as established by CIE) and 92.18% (from A* - C) IB students and teachers for excellent results, including 2 students with 39 points Academic 20 th September 2011

11 Hillel Academy Board Forum11 What were the Schools Achievements this year? 2011 JCDC Awards Visual Arts – Summit Prize for Top School, second consecutive year! Music - Garnet Gordon Summer – quarter finalist for recorder Photography Silver Medal – Ali Matalon Merit Awards – Alessandra Dabdoub, Kimberly Clarke, Lauren Tomlinson, Samantha Clarke Certificate of Participation – Joshua Azan Art Silver & Bronze Medals – Alysia Francis Merit Awards – Danielle Todd, Tally Matosevich Certificates of Participation – Jonathan Arava, Adisa Williams, Rachel Russell &Danielle Todd CULTURAL DAYS, 2010-11 Heritage Week – Oct., Greek Day – Nov., Carol and Channukah Hour – Dec., World Math Day and Modern Languages Day – Feb., Business Day – March, IB Art Show – April, Greaves Field Dedication Ceremony, April, Science Fair Day, June 1. Cultural & Social 20 th September 2011

12 School Drama Productions 2009 Small Family Business a dramatic/musical hit 2009 Concert Homage to Andrew Lloyd Webber 2010 The Crucible by Arthur Miller 2011 A Dolls House by Ibsen 2010 - Prep School Debating Team in National Finals, and won Second Place 2011 - Prep School Debaters won a place in quarter finals. What were the Schools Achievements this year? Cultural & Social Contd 12Hillel Academy Board Forum 20 th September 2011

13 Hillel Academy Board Forum 13 What were the Schools Achievements this year? Sport Prep School Gymnastics competition - medal winners, 2010 Taekwondo Championship Tournament - third place, 2010 High School placed fourth in ISAJ Water Polo Competition Hillel Academy students represented Jamaica in: Go-Karting – Justin Sirgany, Matthew X.Williams, 2010 and 2011 Equestrian Sports - 2010 Gabrielle Ralston, Tiffany Ralston, Adam Lake, Justin Vaz, Jonathan Vaz, and Kelly Nunes; Golf - Jayda Thompson and Tyler Fitt, 2011 National Skeet Shooting competition, 2010, recognition: Adam Zaidie, Chad Zaidie, Nicholas Chen Womens Volleyball National Team candidate, 2010-11: Karina Max Brown 20 th September 2011

14 Table Tennis 2010 - 2011: High School Under -16 Boys reached the ISSA semi-finals in Table Tennis. Prep School Team reached finals of the national tournament PratikHarjani national under-10 and under-12 champion! Football – Prep School reached the quarter finals of the Alberga Cup Competition Swimming 2010- 11: ASAJ Prep Schools Competition – All island champion 2010 Mayberry Investments Schools Swim Meet 2011- 2 nd place Burger King/YMCA Prep Schools Swim Meet - 2 nd place Nestle Ice Cream Swimming Championships - 2 nd place Yonatan Goren and Barak Goren,Yonatan Goren, Bronze Medal at Carifta, 2010 ; Brandon Reid and Yonatan Goren represented Jamaica, 2011 Lawn Tennis: Lime High School Championship – 2010-11 Under-14 Champions Under-19 Semi-Finalists, girls and boys teams Jacob Bicknell and Simon Levy won multiple awards The Staff Football Team won the AAMM League National Championship, 2010 What were the Schools Achievements this year? Sport Contd 14Hillel Academy Board Forum 20 th September 2011

15 Hillel Academy Board Forum15 What were the Schools Achievements this year? Hillel Academy Community Service Projects International Coastal Clean-up Day (HS) Heart Fund Run 2011(PS & HS) – Raised $744,494, highest of any school in Jamaica again this year Cancer Relay For Life (HS) Visits and activities for Schools, Orphanages and Rehab Centres (HS & PS) Basic School/Childrens and Elderly Homes Treats & Donations (HS &PS) Special Outreach activities Christmas & Easter Bun & cheese Treats (PS & HS) New Day Basic School Through a combination of many activities, Hillel Students have raised and donated a total of nearly $2 million to deserving causes and charities Graduating classes, Grade 6, donated landscaping for the School, as well as their community service projects. Grade 6 supports New Day Basic School library. Grades 11 and 13 contributed money towards the cafeteria renewal. Community Service and Outreach 20 th September 2011

16 Hillel Academy Board Forum 16 What is the Schools current financial position? – Estimate for year ending 31 August 2011 Sources of Funds (J$M) Uses of Funds (J$M) 400 14 294 22 19 12 13 23 13 Staff Costs = 74% of Total Inc. (09-10:75%) 414 Key Changes from 09-10 Tuition Fee Income Staff Costs Curriculum Repairs Utilities Security 19% 15% 34% 36% 25% 41% 17 Net Available for Reinvestment 20 th September 2011

17 Hillel Academy Board Forum17 What is the Schools current financial position? – Budget for the year ending 31 August 2012 Tuition Fee Income Staff Costs Curriculum Exps Repairs Utilities Security 9% 11% (4)% (9)% 13% (18)% Sources of Funds (J$M) Uses of Funds (J$M) Key Changes from 10-11 Net Available for Reinvestment 435 6 441 21 17 13 11 22 7 Staff Costs = 75% of Total Inc. (10-11:74%) 328 22 20 th September 2011

18 Hillel Academy Board Forum18 Key Items of Capital Exp (J$M) What are the recent and proposed Capital expenditures? 2009-10 2010-112011-12 Sources of Funds for Capital Exp (J$M) 2009-10 2010-112011-12 Internal Resources Donations 24.30 132.83 Buildings, Fencing & Roadways - 88.00 3.50 Computers, Whiteboards & Other Electronic Equip. 7.00 1.50 5.00 Sports Facilities Upgrade 1.00 35.10 - Laboratories Upgrades 0.70 - - Music Equipment 0.5 0.13 0.80 Books etc 1.10 1.20 21.00 69.10 2.30 132.83 14.65 5.38 24.30 20.00 - 21.20 180,967 32,972 28,264 Capex per Student($) ActualForecastBudgetedActualForecastBudgeted Library Fund 1.20 1.101.20 FF&E 5.00 6.40 5.50 Canteen & Other Equip. 2.00 0.50 5.00 US Gov Grant PTA Private -2.88 - - 0.230.30- Website/ School Mgmt System 7.00 - - Loan Funds 60.00- - 20 th September 2011

19 The Hillel Story is truly special as it is through the generosity of our Hillel families and friends that we are the incredible School you know today. Hillel Academy receives no government assistance, and so we are eternally grateful for the kindness of our families. We hope to continue to grow this world-class School and to provide a Hillel education to deserving students throughout Jamaica. 19Hillel Academy Board Forum The Hillel Academy Foundation 20 th September 2011

20 DONOR RECOGNITION – CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT Major Donors Marvin Goodman Byron Lee Foundation Brian Goldson Jamaica Drip Irrigation David Goldson Kingston Industrial Agencies John Greaves Livingston Alexander & Levy Joseph and Tracy Matalon PanCaribbeanBank John Ralston Stewarts Auto Sales Limited Stephan Rampair TankWeldGroup Paige Todd Department of State of the United States of America United Congregation of Israelites West Indies Home Contractors 20 Sponsors Kenneth S. Benjamin ADeB Consultants Limited Sheila Benjamin McNeill Asphalting Specialists Ltd Norman Campbell Delroy Laing Engineering Clive and Hope Fagan Green Concepts International Andrew Hill Jamaica Bags Ltd Johnny Matalon Jamaica Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Ltd Peter Matalon Jamaica Forestry Department Stewart McConnell Patterson Mair Hamilton Andrew Phillipps ThwaitesFinson Sharp Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd Hillel Academy Board Forum 20 th September 2011

21 DONOR RECOGNITION – FOUNDATION Endowment Gifts Sheila Lee Barbara McGaw Carmen Pacheco Mondero Andrew & Colleen Phillipps Rachael Henriques Parent Donations Via Vouchers ($600K) 21 Capital Gifts Byron Lee Foundation Stewarts Auto Sales Limited United Congregation of Israelites Hillel Academy Board Forum 20 th September 2011

22 Hillel Academy Board Forum 22 Questions ? 20 th September 2011

23 Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting 23 WORKING TOGETHER... towards EXCELLENCE Lets all work at … T rying our best O rganizing our thoughts G etting work done on time E xpressing our ideas respectfully T hinking in new ways H elping each other learn E nriching our minds & hearts R egarding one another as learning partners 20 th September 2011

24 24 Report on Activities: Funds Raised Fundraising Goal:$4m Funds Raised: $4.74m Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting20 th September 2011

25 25 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

26 26 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

27 27 Report on Activities: Overall Income Statement Income Statement: 2010-11Breakdown of Key Items Other PTA Support Cafeteria Refurbishment1,200,000 2 Whiteboards 884,855 PS Bathrooms 700,000 Gr 6 Area Landscaping 842,170 ShielaPurdom scholarship 100,000 EBSCO 155,336 Hillel Academy 134,664 Turn It In 95,340 Questia 94,500 Brain Pop 149,520 Staff Christmas Treat 200,000 Stage Curtain 130,180 Cameras & Camcorder 89,021 Principals' Christmas Treat 50,000 HS English Play 70,000 PE Staff kit & shoes 105,990 Other expenses 85,285 Opening Bank Balance Funds Raised Net Funds Available 1,563,670 4,746,302 6,309,972 Use of Funds Teachers Day Expenses Bake Sale Classroom Expenses 307,004 Special Area Enhancement 198,238 PTA Expenses Carol / Chanukkah Hour56,414 Total Funds Utilised Funds Carried Forward 5,986,634 323,338 225,000 113,118 Other PTA Support 5,086,860 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

28 28 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

29 29 Presentation of Tokens of Appreciation DAngel Catherine Craig Beenie Man Estelle Naude Michelle Lee Dawn Woodstock 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

30 Presentation of New PTA Executive PresidentDr. Nigel Clarke Vice President (Prep)Mrs. Meredith Walker Vice President (High)Mrs. ToyinMartschenko TreasurerMrs. Tara Clivio Co - Fundraising Chair Mrs. Jacqueline Brooks Co - Fundraising ChairMrs. Christina Brewster Sports Chair (Prep)Mrs. SherieRanston Sports Chair (High)Mr. Glen Stodart SecretaryMrs. Donna Parnell Past PresidentMrs. Amber Stewart School Representatives Mrs. MBleyberg; Mrs. T Matalon; Mr. A Bennett; Mrs. C Lee; Mrs. F Duncan; Ms. C Webster; Prep and High School Teacher representatives 30 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

31 Grade K1-1Michelle Marzouca Jennifer Azan Janet Hanna Grade K1-2Paula Pairman Ayesha Panton Simone Khouri Grade K2-1Jacqueline Brooks Kelly Lue Grade K2-2Clare Blackburn - Grade 1- 1Annakay Shirley Peta Gay Wilson Grade 1-2Bianca Levy Janet Hanna Grade 2-1Sonia Trehan Martha White Lori Ralson AngelieSpencer Grade 2-2Estelle Naude Pat Sarju Rupika Clarke Grade 3-1Nora May Desnoes Carina Melville Grade 3-2Samantha Gayle Renee Barnett Grade 4-1Rosemarie Moore Carmela Azan Marie Chin Grade 4-2Shawn Mottley Mandy Melville Corah Ann Sylvester 31 * as at September 20, 2011 PTA Class Representatives * 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

32 Grade 5-1Corah Ann Sylvester Marie Chin Anne Marie Asher Anne Marie Phang Sang Grade 5-2Nicola Bicknell CharmaineWiggon Grade 6-1Aditi Dhiman Jackie Lechler Grade 6-2Amber Stewart Sophia Rizza Grade 7-1Amber Stewart Grade 7-2Shelley Chang Grade 8-1 Edward Wong Chew Onn Grade 8-2Michelle Chin Grade 8-3 Edward Wong Chew Onn Grade 9-1LezanneAzan Grade 9-2ToyinMartschenko Grade 10-1Shelley Sykes Grade 10-2Anne Marie Vaz Grade 11-1Wendy Wong Seanne Williams Grade 11-2Marie Josephs Grade 12-1Tara Nunes Grade 12-2Grace Royes Grade 13-1Tracy Matalon Grade 13-2KarishmaKhemlani 32 * as at September 20, 2011 PTA Class Representatives * 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

33 33 AOB Approval of additional signing officers for PTA Bank Accounts: Subscription account: Amber Stewart Vikram Dhiman Operating Account: Amber Stewart 20 th September 2011Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting

34 34 Q&A Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting 20 th September 2011

35 35 Closing Remarks Hillel Academy PTA Annual General Meeting 20 th September 2011


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