Desk of The President

Photo - Wesley Boynes President JISA


Dear Colleagues, my journey as your president ends today. It has been a very, very interesting and developmental period of my life and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to serve you and the private school sector of Jamaica over the last five years. One year as President-Elect and another four years as President. I was the first JISA President to serve two-year terms…(Read More)


Teachers’ Day 2016 Message From the Desk of the President

In acknowledging and endorsing the current celebration of Education Week 2016 and in particular, Teachers’ Day 2016, I would like to first point out that every Jamaican child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

In an overwhelming number of instances around the nation of Jamaica, the nation’s teachers have stood up and have indeed become the champions of many a Jamaican student… (Read more)


GSAT Message From the Desk of the President.

Dear School Leaders, Teachers, Parents and Students, The two days that you have been waiting for are finally here. The sitting of the GSAT. Unfortunately, the GSAT has turned out to be more than a mere assessment of the progress of our students, which was the original intent. It has turned out to be a high-stakes test that has the potential to severely stress out teachers, parents and students. However, it is what it is and we just have to deal with it. I want to congratulate all of the school leaders and teachers who have worked so hard to educate the children at our schools and…(Read more…)


New Year (2016) Message From the President – Happy New Year

We have come to the end of another year in our lives and for this we must all be thankful. If it weren’t for the Lord on our side, then surely, we would have been swallowed up by all of the challenges which came our way during 2015. We were not and for this, we must all be thankful.

On behalf of the Executives of JISA, I would like to express thanks and profound appreciation for the continuation of the excellent work and contribution of our private independent school leaders and their various teams to the nation-building process…..(Read more…)


Message from the President on National JISA Week 2015

This week – November 8th – 14th, marks the inaugural national recognition of the significant contribution made by the private education sector to the nation-building process.

On behalf of the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) and all of the associated stake-holders, I would like to express heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Education, and the good office of the Governor General for endorsing the proposal to make the National Proclamation of JISA Week. It is indeed a historic and meaningful time for all who have been involved in private education in Jamaica.

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Communications from the Desk of the President – November 3, 2015

Dear Colleagues, I hope that this letter finds you in good health in light of the widespread infliction of the Chikunguyana Virus (Chik-V) across Jamaica. This virus is really taking a toll on the level of productivity in our nation and because of this, my prayers are with all of our stakeholders who have been negatively impacted including teachers, parents and students; may you recover quickly. Now is the time for everyone to rally around our schools and ensure that our children continue to receive the highest level of education that they deserve. This current school year September 2014 – 2015 is very special to us  as JISA will be celebrating forty-five years as an umbrella body for private schools in Jamaica. This is no small achievement and for this we must be grateful……(Read more…)


Greetings from the President 2014 – 2015   

August 20, 2014, Dear Members of JISA,, Greetings to all of you and I hope that you are all having a very restful and productive summer., We are about to enter into the 2014-2015 school year. In fact, some of you will be starting the new school term next week Monday – 25th of August, some have already started with their Grade 6 classes; and I want to encourage you to expect a very productive and fruitful year…..(Read more…)



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