We thank you all for the support and encouragement which you have shown to us since we launched pennacool.com in January 2010. It is your support which has seen us successfully through our "junior infants" year.
Our Teacher Consultants
We would like to thank our Educational Consultants. Teachers who have provided us with the core academic content for our pennacool.com website and SEA Revision Exercise Booklets.
Ms. Jackie Rose. CQSW, University of London. Cert Ed. University of the West Indies. Head SEA Math Teacher Holy Faith (St. Bernadette's) Preparatory, 30 years as a primary school teacher.
Ms. Natalie Pawirodihardjo. Teachers College, Suriname. BA University of the West Indies. Head SEA Language Arts Teacher, Holy Faith (St Bernadette's) Preparatory, 22 years as a primary school teacher.
Ms. Keshmani Seebaransingh. B Ed University of New Brunswick. Principal of Gandhi Memorial Vedic School. 25 years as a primary school teacher.
pennacool.com Revision Exercise Workbooks
Introduced in Sept' 2010, our workbooks have been used in over 100 primary schools. The decision by principals, teachers and parents to purchase and use these books is first of all based on the academic value of our booklets. At the same time this decision supports us financially and allows us to provide the online program free of charge for the benefit of all. We thank you for this.
The pennacool.com dream
Our dream is to create for you a teaching tool that adds value to your teaching skills and in a significant way assists the work that you do in classrooms throughout Trinidad & Tobago year after year. We value your comments, suggestions and corrections. Keep them coming.
Finally we thank you for your years of dedication to the children of our Nation.
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Ministry of Education approvals.
We would like to thank the Ministry of Education for its positive response to the pennacool.com project. In particular we are grateful for the Ministry's vote of confidence in its approval of the following:
- pennacoolLite Mathematics for Form one laptops Our downloadable program is approved for installation and use on Form one laptops for Sept' 2010 and Sept' 2011.
- pennacool.com SEA Revision Exercise Workbooks - These booklets have been used in schools throughout Trinidad & Tobago. Approval by the Ministry means that these booklets can be included by principals on SEA booklists if they think it appropriate. The decision by principals, teachers and parents to purchase and use these books is first of all based on the academic value of our booklets. At the same time this decision supports us financially and allows us to provide the online program free of charge for the benefit of all.
The fourth R
All are familiar with the three R's. Reading, wRiting, and aRithmitic. In today's world computeR literacy is now just as important. Often students, as well as parents, call us to be instructed as to how to register online, how to logon, what is a user name, etc. We are proud that pennacool.com is serving to make many children and their parents computeR literate. We pledge to continue working within the Ministry's guidelines to improve academic performance and computeR literacy in schools throughout Trinidad & Tobago.
The pennacool.com Vision
To develop online computer based education programs for primary and secondary school students in Trinidad & Tobago. Programs which respond to the academic needs of students while teaching them the intelligent use of computers as a life skill. Computer based programs that assist teachers in their work as educators.
Parents & Guardians
Dear Parents & Guardians
It is the experience of our own children doing the SEA exam that led to the creation of pennacool.com. Understanding the anxiety and concern for academic success we are attempting to create a computer based program that will improve the academic ability of your children and at the same time teach them the intelligent use of the computer as a life skill. We encourage you to send us ideas for improving what we are doing.
How we pay our bills
As you are aware the online program pennacool.com is available free of charge, and yet we too have bills to pay. At present our sources of income are:
Corporate Sponsors Sponsorship allows us to provide the online program free of charge for the benefit of all students in Trinidad & Tobago. We are grateful to our corporate sponsors for their financial support, while we provide them with a communication opportunity for their value brands. All are welcome to contact us for sponsorship details.
pennacool.com SEA Revision Exercise Workbooks The sale of our workbooks, approved by the Ministry of Education, is an important source of income for us. The decision by principals, teachers and parents to purchase and use these books is first of all based on the academic value of our booklets. At the same time this decision supports us financially and again allows us to provide the online program free of charge for the benefit of all.
If you wish to make a financial contribution to pennacool.com call 222 0096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It surprises us how often we are asked "why the name?". Who can't remember the joys of a pennacool? The comfort to a little child... cold and sweet on a hot school day. While we are attempting to make academic study enjoyable, the DOT COM addition to pennacool indicates our attempt to take the children of our Nation into the amazing world of the internet.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call 222-0096 or email email@example.com