Persons not connected to the college must apply to the Librarian for permission to use the Library or take a letter from the institution that they are attached to, requesting permission to use the library. Such persons may be admitted only at the discretion of the Librarian.
The Librarian (In consultation with the Principal) from time to time determines the Library opening hours. Whenever possible, information regarding changes will be posted in the library.
A warning is sounded at 30 minutes and again at 15 minutes before closing time. All loans must be completed during this time, because at the third and final signal for closing time all readers must leave the library.
Materials must be returned on or before the last date stamped on the label in the book. Failure to comply will result in fines being levied. Overnight books are due at 10:00 am on the following day. They become overdue after that time and a fine will be charged. (See page 12 for the fines).
Borrowers who are persistently late in returning books may be deprived of borrowing privileges.
Borrowers are responsible for materials on loan to them and must pay for any loss or damage. You should ensure for your own protection that All materials returned are recorded in the logbook. You will be held responsible for missing or hidden items if they are not logged out when returned.
G.C. Foster College is now accepting applications for the Free ICT Technical Support Programme for January 2020. This programme is offered jointly by the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) and NCTVET. Participants will be trained and certified to work in the growing BPO Sector.
Two students from the GC Foster College were certified as official Beach Volleyball Referees. Bradley Nelson and Chevanese Johnson, students in the Bachelor in Education programme at the College, successfully completed both theoretical and practical assessments established by the Jamaica Volleyball Referees Association (JaVRA). The certification course has qualified them to officiate at both local and International beach Volleyball games, as it has been sanctioned by the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) and the FIVB. The two will officiate at the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour and also in the 2020 Olympic qualifiers for female. G.C. Foster College lauds this accomplishment and encourages other students to capitalize on these opportunities.
Eleven athletes from the G.C. Foster College/Sprintec Track Club were selected to be members of the World Championship team that will represent Jamaica in Doha, Qatar from September 27 to October 6, 2019.
The members of the Jamaica contingent comprising of 55 athletes were revealed at the JAAA Press Conference held on Wednesday September 11 at the Courtyard Marriott in Kingston. This inclusion of G.C. Foster College / Sprintec Track Club is an improvement to the historic qualification to the World Championship in 2017 where 10 athletes from both entities were selected to represent Jamaica in London.
The list of athletes from GC Foster College / Sprintec Track Club include:
Jamaica’s Under-19 Boys and Under-18 Girls’ volleyball team coaches are positive about upcoming results despite the lack of adequate recent preparation. Jamaica will host the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Youth Tournament, which runs from today to Saturday at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in Angels, St Catherine. It will also feature Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, and Suriname.
Under-19 Boys coach Steve Davis, who guided Jamaica to the championship in 2015, is hoping they can defend their title despite lack of experience and preparation.
“Yes, we want to defend our title, however, based on the fact that we have no experience of what the opposing teams bring, we will have to wait and see,” he said. “You can rest assured that we will give it our best shot. The boys have come a long way based on their skill set from when they started, so we should get a good show from them.
“They (players) have no experience whatsoever. These are new kids from the high school programme. We have not had preparation time like the last set that we entered in the club league for the experience. However, we had some senior players come in on a daily basis for some practice games, so they got a bit of experience from it.”
Under-18 Girls coach, Shedeiky Hamilton-Barnes said that age restrictions prevented them from fielding a stronger team but believes that the youngsters will compete proudly.
“Compared to the boys, we are nowhere close,” she said. “This set of girls that I got were fairly new to volleyball because of the age limit by CAZOVA, so these girls are, basically, under 15. I pretty much had to teach them the game. I don’t think we had enough time to prepare.
“I am hoping for the best. I guess the other countries are faced with the same issues, so I believe we can do it (compete). They just have to go out there and play hard and as a team. This will be their first time representing their country, and I believe they will do so proudly.”