2nd Annual Fun Day at Port de Plaisance Country Club
Sister Basilia Center clients are annually treated to a day of fun and activities at Port de Plaisance where they are able to have full access to the pool and the tennis courts. The clients are of all ages – physically and mentally challenged children and adults.
This charity event is hosted by Jeff Boyd & his executive team to offer Sister Basilia Center clients a day of love. Along with the fun, laughter and games, they are also treated to a full and extravagant lunch at the restaurant next to the pool – a lovely shady place with a tasty menu.
One client is a particularly talented painter and will paint as often as he can. During the annual outing to Port de Plaisance, Albert showed his gratitude with great pride and handed over a painting to Jeff Boyd. This personal presentation brought such pleasure to the recipient who selflessly goes to Sister Basilia Center giving care and support throughout the year.
The non-profit centre was founded in 1984 and is located in St. John’s Estate on the White and Yellow Cross Foundation property that also houses St. Martin’s Home. The centre offers a day-care facility as well as guided living home for the clients. The goals of Sister Basilia Center include helping every individual with a disability to find his/her rightful place in society, while being treated with dignity and respect.
Fundraising and donations help towards getting materials for activities the clients really enjoy, such as art supplies and materials for craft projects. Contact Sister Basilia Center if interested in contributing, volunteering or finding out more: Educational facility: 548-3172/526-4520; Residence: 548-4866/520-5673; Guided Living: 5429913/5505672; email: email@example.com or facebook: White and Yellow Cross Foundation.
~ Shush – our little secret ~
St. Maarten has so many surprises; some of them are best kept a secret. Why? Well, if everyone knew about them, they would not be a secret of course.
I will let you into this wee secret, there is a wonderful Caribbean style restaurant called The Green Monkey in Cupecoy. Despite its intimate and fun location, it is open to the public. This wee place is not to be missed, ever. The food is totes amazing; the service quick and the staff welcoming, fun and friendly.
The atmosphere of this Caribbean style restaurant is exactly as you would expect – all wood veranda; bright colours; in the shade of trees with a pretty outlook over a pool through the shrubs. There is a well-stocked bar and a fairly concise menu that serves breakfast until 2:00pm. Some evenings, there is great entertainment. This little secret is not expensive and so well worth a visit.
You may be lucky getting a parking spot on the property, but if that is full, there is plenty of parking along the road towards Blue Mall. The restaurant is inside the Ocean Club Resort gates: Enter through the main gate, walk to the front of the cars, turn right and walk down a quaint path through a small banana grove to the end and you will find The Green Monkey Bar and Grill at the far end.
After being warmly welcomed, sit down and order – the food is really delicious. The restaurant is proud of the good food and rightly so. I was able to try out a wonderful fresh Caesar chicken salad; the chicken was moist, the dressing perfect and the lettuce fresh and crisp. I had an exceptionally tasty chicken quesadilla with a side of crisp fries sprinkled with herb salt and a wonderful spicy tomato based dip. I saw a buffalo chicken wrap come out from the kitchen, this smelled heavenly.
Daily dinner specials include all-you-can-eat ribs every Wednesday night – a tradition that has been going on for years. Saturday and Sunday feature their famous 20oz rib-eye steak.
The Green Monkey is a perfect stop for breakfast as you make your way to the Lowlands, whether from the French side or the Dutch side, for the day – a stop off at this great little dining spot is a must. If you think you are going to be a frequent visitor, The Green Monkey has a special deal with a “punch card” – you can get five entrees and the sixth one will be free!
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing place to meet with friends or just somewhere to sit and have a drink, The Green Monkey is waiting to fulfil your every need.
Open at 8:30am to 9:00pm every day except Monday, The Green Monkey is located at 17 Rhine Rd. Call 523-5170 for more information.
~ Lightin’ up the road! ~
Daughter to one of the island’s original Carnival troupe leaders, you can say that Brenda Wathey literally has fete running through her blood! A well-known businesswoman on Sint Maarten, Brenda runs a number of companies year-round, BUT when the Carnival season starts, her focus is on her Carnival foundation – Rio Productions.
Incorporated in 1996, Rio Productions has been a troupe leader for 18 years and has been organizing and hosting its own parade known as “Lightin’ Up de Road” since 2011. Brenda and her team are held in high regard for always delivering quality, organized, safe events that are a ton of fun. On April 1, the Lightin’ Up de Road parade sets off for the sixth time. Expected to join in are some 2,000 revellers, who will be illuminating the roads of Philipsburg, promising participants and onlookers alike a magnificent show!
Tell me about where you grew up?
I was born on Sint Maarten in 1967. I have a lot of fond childhood memories of growing up on Sint Maarten; specifically those that involve Carnival. My mom was very active in the Carnival scene back in those days; the organization at the time was called the “St. Maarten Angler’s Club” and thereafter the “Jolly Jumpers”. It made me fall in love with the music, dancing, food, costumes and culture around Carnival.
How did Rio Productions come about?
I had only been back on the island a few years, when my mom decided to “retire” from her carnival production. I said to her, “No! You can’t do that, I just moved back!” Selfishly, I wanted to enjoy Carnival to the fullest, which I had always done by my mother’s side. So one day, while my mom, my friend Jane and I were swimming off a beach in Anguilla, I said, “You can sit back and relax! Jane and I will start a new group.” She warned me that organizing events, troupes and anything Carnival costs a lot of money, work and stress, but I also knew that most importantly, it was also going to be A LOT of fun!
Why did you start the lighted parade on Sint Maarten?
I had gone to Aruba a few years back where I saw the lighted parade; it was (and still is) huge! It included thousands of people, costumes, road pieces and floats, all decked out with tiny lights that illuminated the roads. I had a blast and thought, “This is interesting; something that could work great on Sint Maarten.” When I got back, I discussed it with the team. We prepared for 300 persons our first year, and it was a huge success. This year, we are expecting over 2,000!
Why do you think the lighted parade is such a success?
I think one of the reasons is that it is at night and many feel more comfortable partying under the cloak of night-time. It is also less hot. Besides that, we are very proud of being known as a safe and mature event. We always have great police and sheriff attendance. This way, our participants can fully enjoy themselves without worrying about any possible negative incidents. The parade is roped off and you do not get in without a T-shirt, which doubles as your ticket. Lastly, our price is only $45 for a T- shirt, entrance, open bar and guaranteed fun. This price is a lot more doable for many comparing the costume prices to jam in the day parade. In short, the lighted parade is well-organized, safe, affordable and FUN. What’s not to love?
How do we participate?
Your ticket is a T-shirt, which costs $45. Remember, you have to wear your T-shirt as your ticket to participate in the lighted parade! Your “ticket” also includes lights and open bar with water, beer, sodas and a selection of premium brand liquors. You can get a T-shirt at the NC Wathey Office, Van Dorp (both locations), Soggy Dollar Bar, UTS and Caribbean Liquors. Check out www.rioproductions.sx for more information.
Do you have any creative advice on personalizing our “lighted parade” costume?
The only rule is that we need to be able to identify our shirt. I always tell people to save their old costume pieces, such as a headpiece from the day-parade. You can easily spruce and light up any piece by replacing feathers and using strings of light. Take out the paint, glue, glitter and lights, and get creative!
Who are you teaming up with this year?
I am excited that Kurt of Soggy Dollar Bar is joining us for the second time this year. Anyone who knows Kurt knows that he brings it every time; he goes overboard on lighting, screens, sound and every bell and whistle he can find. He never disappoints! We also have NBA (Nothing But Alcohol) joining us this year. After a chance meeting, we sat down and planned the broad strokes and now we have an extra truck and a guaranteed 25% increase in amazing revellers!
Who are the entertainers for this year?
Our trucks will feature Small Axe Band, Grand Masters Band, DJ Maestro and DJ Big Boss. It is safe to say that the music for the road will be top-notch!
When and where is the lighted parade?
The parade is on April 1. (No, it is not April Fool’s joke!) We will start on the ring-road across from LB Scott Sports Auditorium. From there, we will get onto the Pondfill and head straight into the heart of Philipsburg. We will come around the roundabout at Sundial and head back up the Pondfill and end where we started off. The parade starts at 8:00pm sharp so make sure you are there on time and IN YOUR SHIRT to find a good parking spot.
When you are not working, what do you enjoy?
Not working?!! It is very rare that I am not working. I would love to get more time off to travel. When I do get the rare week off, I enjoy going to places I have not seen before. I think people can learn a lot from immersing themselves in a new culture. But usually when I am not working, I am at home enjoying some quiet time. This probably won’t happen until after the Carnival season, though. Right now it is time to light up the road!
A heavenly voice set to perform at The Red Piano
Niquet Goldson was born to sing. Her voice, which first touched many in Jamaica, is now internationally known. After a couple of amazing shows in Sint Maarten, The Red Piano is happy to welcome Niquet and the Beat Lovers Unite (BLU) band back for their “BLU Live” show set for this evening, March 23.
Highlights of Niquet's career include singing on the internationally acclaimed stages with artists such as Judy Mowatt, Sherwin Gardner, Romain Virgo and Jah Cure. She is currently working on original music and performs both as a solo singer and harmony vocalist. You can be sure to expect a phenomenal show from this package of voice, beauty, intelligence and charm.
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Highgate, St. Mary, a rural town in the north-eastern section of Jamaica.
2. When and why did you start singing?
I started singing while in basic school. While singing our evening prayers, I noticed I was singing something different from what the other children were singing, but I had no idea what it was. Three years later, when I was seven years old, one of my teachers heard these evening prayers. She brought me to the music teacher and said, “I heard this child sing harmonies!” I had never heard about harmonies, but I learnt that day what I had been singing. Since that “harmony finding” experience, I found myself in singing groups in primary school, and high school in Kingston. I was in the school choir, ISCF choir and other singing groups everywhere!
3. What was an important turning point in your musical career?
The turning point came when I met a guy who was a musician. We started hanging out and he would take me to rehearsals with him. Eventually, some of the artists said, “Well since you’re here, you may as well sing!” So I sang on a couple shows with Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica. This introduced me to the “music fraternity” in Jamaica, which led to me doing background vocals for a lot of gospel acts like Judith Gayle, DJ Nicholas, Carlene Davis and Judy Mowatt. I went to Trinidad for college where I did some work with Sherwin Gardner, Umi Marcano, Kimba Sorzano, Orlando Octave and Flippo. When I returned to Jamaica, I started working with Romain Virgo and Jah Cure. I travelled the world with the latter. I think being on the road with that group fuelled my love for travel as well.
4. Where do you draw your musical inspiration from?
My inspiration is literally from the music, any music. It lifts, encourages and soothes me. Being surrounded by music on stage, in a rehearsal is my happy place – my holy place.
5. When did you first visit Sint Maarten?
I came to Sint marten for the first time in 2011. The first thing I saw was how beautiful it was! The blues were very blue, everything was painted in sunshine. I loved it! I returned three years later and I loved it even more.
6. What can we expect from your show at the Red Piano?
My shows are almost always made up of songs that I love to sing, and that I want to share with my audience. That is the only way I can stand on a stage singing as a solo act! It’s a diverse mix ranging from reggae and pop, to R&B, rock and maybe even a soca song! Who knows? You will just have to come to the show and hear for yourself.
7. When you’re not singing, what do you enjoy doing?
I love going to the beach (or better yet a beach bar), having a lime with friends at home, reading a good book and occasionally binge watching random TV series.
8. What are some of your future plans?
Short-term plans include singing more, becoming an integral part of the music scene in Sint Maarten and the region, working on some material for the air/ear waves and giving the people some good music!
9. If you could invite three people (dead or alive) for dinner, who would they be, what would be the one question you would ask and what would you serve them to eat?
I’ve seen this question very often but I’ve never really considered my answers until this interview. These are the choices that came first to mind: I would invite Shawn from Boyz II Men, Idris Elba and Walshy Fire from Major Lazer. I would ask them all the same question: “Are you now whatever it was that you wanted to be when you grow up? I would serve my world famous ackee and saltfish with some friend dumplings (Johnny cakes) and that delicious Lychee martini with Grey Goose Vodka that is served at The Red Piano!
By Laura Bijnsdorp
I have only done it thrice in my life so far but I’ve found white water rafting to be an absolutely thrilling experience every time! With the waves crashing around you and everyone on your team laughing and shouting, rafting is truly a one of a kind activity. You get a big adrenaline boost and get to see nature like you never have before! In addition to being a fun way to spend an afternoon with colleagues, friends or family, did you know that rafting also offers a number of health benefits?
In commemoration of World Kidney Day which was observed on March 9, we are highlighting some of the underlying causes of kidney disease and steps that can be taken to avoid or limit them. Obesity is a well-known risk factor of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. A less known and recognized, but equally important ramification of obesity is chronic kidney disease (CKD). For that reason, kidney health awareness focused this year on taking steps to reduce global obesity.
Make a Shamrock Decoration
(Use the shamrock template on the colouring page)
Bunting is a festive decoration for hanging up; here it’s a series of white flags with a green shamrock – the symbol of Ireland.
Green and white construction paper
Ruler and pencil
Tape or tacks
Measure out 6 rectangles to form the flags on your white construction paper using your ruler and pencil. The short side should be 10cm and the long side 20cm.
Cut out your rectangles.
Fold the white rectangles in half lengthwise and cut out on a diagonal from the bottom corner to the middle fold of each one.
Punch two holes at the top straight edge (opposite end).
Open and smooth out the flags – your flags will have pointy ends at the bottom and four holes at the top to thread your twine through.
Take the green construction paper and measure out six squares with your ruler and pencil (10cm on each side) and cut out the squares.
Trace the shamrock shape from the template onto your tracing paper, carefully cut it out and use it to pencil in the shamrock shape on the green squares.
Then cut the shamrock shape out of the green squares.
Glue the green shamrocks onto the middle of the white flags.
Cut a piece of twine about 1.5m long.
Thread the twine in and out of the holes you have made at the top of the flags.
Use tape or tacks at the ends of the twine to hang your bunting.
When Irish eyes are smiling
(Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.)
Here is a popular song that is often sung on St. Patrick’s Day. The lyrics were composed by Americans as a tribute to Ireland. The song reminds us to be happy and keep smiling. The linnet mentioned in the song is a small bird with a very pretty, fast trilling song.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
There's a tear in your eye and I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such power in your smile, sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall,
When your sweet lilting laughter's like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be.
You should laugh all the while and all other times smile,
And now smile a smile for me.
For your smile is a part of the love in your heart,
And it makes even sunshine more bright.
Like the linnet's sweet song, crooning all the day long,
Comes your laughter so tender and bright.
For the springtime of youth is the sweetest of all,
There is ne'er a real care or regret.
And while springtime is ours, throughout all of youth's hours,
Let us smile each chance we get.
~ MPC hosts Curaçao contingent ~
The students of Milton Peters College (MPC) and Radulphus College have this week taken part in the third annual student exchange program. Some 20 students along with three teachers of Milton Peters College travelled to Curaçao in January to participate in educational and social activities with 20 students and three teachers of Radulphus College.
Those same Radulphus College students and teachers are currently on the island doing the same. Their week started off with the students following classes at Milton Peters College. They also enjoyed steel pan classes, zumba, crossfit, beach swimming, a tour of the St. Maarten port, an island tour, a scavenger hunt in Philipsburg and lots of delicious local food.
The student exchange is a team building project that allows students to enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem while exposing them to a different culture and helping them gain experience in controlled independence, all while improving their social skills. The students also integrate into another family and establish life-long friendships as families of MPC students have hosted the travellers at their homes. The Curaçao contingent is set to depart for their home island today.
A couple of MPC students share their thoughts about the experience.
Xavier Doelmoengin (15)
The first day of the student exchange was really awkward. I didn't know what to say, how to act or what to do. My partner and I stayed on our phones the entire time. But as the days went by, we went from being strangers to close friends. This exchange program taught me a lot of things, like how to communicate better, and I even picked up on some Papiamentu. I learnt short sentences like “Bota papia hopi” and “lagi hari.” Since I’m an only child, having someone else in the house is very great. It’s like having a brother. The student exchange program has been a great experience no doubt.
Kimaeyu Mussington (15)
Traveling is always fun, but traveling with a specific purpose is always better. This cultural exchange with Curaçao has been an amazing experience for me, although I'm not the most social person. It taught me many different things such as opening up to new ideas. The goal of this trip was to be able to adapt and adjust to a different culture, and I think we can say that we definitely achieved this!
‘We are a force to be reckoned with’
Sundial School is celebrating its 50th year moulding some of St. Maarten’s brightest minds. But even as the institution is counting its blessings, it remains cognisant that much more needs to be done to enhance the level of education it offers to keep up to date with developing demands in the job market and society as a whole.
As the institution looks towards its future, it wants to not just continue on its path of shaping the future generations of St. Maarten, it also hopes to possibly relocate to a more appropriate venue, as the current facility is bursting at its seams, and examine the possibilities of adding more sectors that it believes are needed in the community.
Principal Mireille Regales said the school is “doing great” in the Hospitality, Care and Wellness sectors: “We believe this is not enough. Having another sector, (such as) Information Communications Technology (ICT) Repair, Home Nursing or Light Fixture Design, will give our students the opportunity to find jobs before and after their tertiary education. Most of our students remain on island to continue their tertiary education, so it is imperative that we keep up with what this island may need now and for the future.”
Sundial School’s history dates back to 1966, when the reverend Sister Borgia established a school (current Sr. Magda location) to cater to girls who had completed primary education and had no other options available to them. The intention was to teach the female students basic skills and trades such as sewing and cooking. The school did not have an official name when it was first established. It was sometimes referred to as “Huishoudschool” (Home Economics school) until years later when it was relocated and christened Sundial School.
While male students in those days could have pursued their secondary education in Curacao if their parents could afford it, there were no opportunities for female students. The year 1986 was the first time male students were admitted to the school. In 1968, the school moved into an empty space in an old printery belonging to the late Jose Lake Sr., also in Cul de Sac. In the early days, the school was staffed by the late Jan Slippens, Juffrouw Jane, Sister Marie Laurence, Sister Elfrida, Sister Damiana and Angela Drijvers-van Heyningen, who later became the school principal.
The school encountered numerous teething challenges. There were no stoves or pots and as a result, cooking classes were not possible. As time passed by, the institution acquired some appliances; however, another major issue was access to water. While a small water reservoir was located in an agricultural compound nearby, where St. Maarten Academy now stands, it was empty most of the time. Students therefore had to form a chain from the school to a nearby house close to the entrance of St. Peters to fill their water buckets, passing them on to each other to get water for the school.
For practical housekeeping classes, students were bussed to the then Little Bay Beach Hotel, where they received training. Sewing classes were given by Elfrida and later Drivers-van Heyningen (from 1995). Although the school did not have gym facilities, gym classes were administered on a field, where Prins Willem Alexander School now stands.
When a new location for the school was being constructed on Walter Nisbeth Road, a contest was held amongst students to come up with a name for the school. While none of the entries were found to be suitable enough, Elsje Bosch-Wilson and Juffrouw Jane came up with the name Sundial. The name was found to be appropriate because a sundial, a shell of tremendous beauty, points to the sun, which is the source of life on earth. The school saw its students as being a source of life.
The current Sundial School location was officially opened on November 11, 1973. Several persons have held the position of principal over the years including Marcella Hazel (from 1981); Drijvers-van Heyningen (1995) and current principal Mireille Regales.
Interesting to note is that the school had been a catholic school until 1976, when Pastoor Nieuwen Huis MAVO and John Phillips MAVO were merged. Over the years, the school went through several changes to its educational structure, until 2001 when VSBO was introduced and still remains an educational choice today. The changes over the years were accompanied by additions and changes to the school’s academic offerings, which were later expanded to include hotel/restaurant, fashion/apparel, commercial, needlecraft, office procedures and bookkeeping courses.
In April 1991, the school’s restaurant opened to the public as “Les Eleves Restaurant,” which was later changed to “The Source Restaurant.” On February 14, 1992, “Les Eleves Fashion Center” was officially opened at the entrance of the school. School uniforms were produced at the Center, which was financed by Cede Antiyas. This Center no longer exists. On August 1, 1993 a basic healthcare course began.
After overcoming many challenges over the past five decades, Sundial School is a fairly well-equipped institution today. It has a care team unit, language labs and modern practical rooms. It focuses primarily on two sectors: Care and Wellness and Hospitality. After completing Form 2, students can choose to do a Technical or Administrative Sector, which is administered at sister school Milton Peters College (MPC), which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. A digital student tracking system is also in place which allows students and parents to monitor the educational progress of their children. This also requires that parents and students have an email address in order to get updates.
“We are currently upgrading the technology and the manner in which we teach at the school. Active learning is our main focus. All the classrooms are equipped with beamers, digital boards, smart TVs, etc., whatever it takes to reach out and enhance the learning pathway and experience of our vocational students. We have come to the realisation that this is the way to go in order to create holistic students and in turn, make learning fun and enjoyable,” Regales said. “The generation we are dealing with is more technologically savvy and we need to get into their world in order to teach them the educational goals they need. As a school, we have learnt not to shy away from technology but to rather embrace it and incorporate it in such a manner that students learn the basics and more.”
Sundial and MPC fall under the supervision of the school board for secondary education SVOBE (in Dutch: Stichting tot de Bevordering van Voortgezet Onderwijs Bovenwindse Eilanden).
Regales told WEEKEnder that one of the major challenges Sundial experienced over the years was combating the stigma society had placed on the school because it catered to vocational education students, who have more affinity with practical lessons versus theoretical lessons. She said also that changing and applying the various educational systems government had introduced over the years; adapting and finding solutions to deal with the increasing gap between Foundation Based Education (FBE) at the primary school level and basic secondary education at the high school level as well as dealing with an increase in the behavioural and learning challenges amongst students and trying to maintain “a peaceful and safe environment” in the school were also challenging.
“There is also a great need for a new building. Our present facility is outdated and is not entirely functional for learning (optimally). Taking into account the size of the classrooms with the needs of the modern required VSBO educational system, I can safely say we have outgrown the building we are currently in. It has been challenging to do the basic necessary upgrades in technology because of the way the school was electrically wired so many years ago,” Regales explained. “We want to move more towards creative learning by way of technology, but it has to be done in phases because the school was not primarily built to hold that amount of electrical load. So we are at a crossroad where we either move the school to a new location, or we undergo major renovations.”
Asked what she sees as the biggest impacts of the school over the past 50 years, Regales said: “We are seeing the fruits of our labour each time we go to many places on the island. We see our students at the airport, government offices, the hospital, restaurants, we see them all over. So we are blessed to have inspired so many students over the past 50 years and we look forward to continue inspiring more.”
She said also that the 50th anniversary is significant for the school. “Our 50th anniversary means we have come a long way and we are really happy for the many blessings.” She said the school is what it is today due to the support received from the business community, government, parents, students and its school board. “In a nutshell, this says that as a school, we are a force to be reckoned with within this community and the world.”
Asked how vocational education can be improved in St. Maarten, she said, “We need to remove the stigma associated with vocational education. We as a people understand that this economy is not predominantly run by doctors and lawyers, but by the people who do the groundwork. The doctor cannot run his practice optimally without a nurse. The contractor of a building will not find work if he does not have masons. The factory cannot mass produce if it has no workers. We tend to look down at these jobs and forget how important these persons are to our society. We always tell our students that whatever vocation they choose to do, they should make sure that they are the best at it because society and communities will fall if they, the vocational worker, did not exist. Basically, we need to re-educate the masses on what vocational educational is really about.”
Regales said the institution is dealing with the gradual disappearance of respect, manners, values and norms.
Sundial School and MPC have many plans to mark their anniversaries. Plans include a gala fundraising dinner today Saturday, March 25, at The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. The dinner is in aid of promoting technology in classrooms. Entrance is US $100.
On May 26, a Talent Show and Art Exhibition by current and former students and staff will be held under the tent at Princess Port de Plaisance and Casino. Entrance is $10.
From July 27 to 30, a school reunion (1966 to 2015) will be held at Sundial School.
On August 10, an Educational Symposium will be held with guest speaker Alan November.
Regales said the institution is “just trying to reach out to thank everyone who has made the school thrive over the years… this will also be a period in which we can reflect and re-evaluate our mission and vision for the school. We are about offering quality education and with our partners in education (meaning everyone involved), we will make this work.”
Sundial’s current population stands at 296 students: 121 males and 175 females.