Catholic Herald Correspondent JERSEY INANCIAL aid may soon be made available to Catholic schools in Jersey according to the President of the Island's Education Committee, Senator John Le Marquand,
At the opening ceremony of the senior school extension of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, Beaulieu, last week, he said that all private schools which attained a good standard helped in the great work of educating the young. He commended the Convent on its tremendous progress, and said that a school of the calibre of Beaulieu must play an important part in education in Jersey.
"The simple and fair solution is that you will be aided financially to continue with this terrific work", he said.
The new school blocks, including assembly hall. were blessed and opened by Bishop Holland, Coadjutor of Portsmouth.
At present the Education Committee of the Jersey States allows no aid whatever to denominational schools. The schools-none have been built since 1917 inchide one elementary school nonfeepaying but for which the parish pays the teachers: De La Salle College and two Convents, all feepaying. all in need of extensions as well as money to pay for them. •"We have great hope that Fiel will he forthcoming early next year", Canon Olney of Jersey told me this week.
11, The position in Guernsey is different: The Guernsey States have allowed aid to denominational schools for many years past: the method of allocating aid is different to that of the Department of Education and Science (formerly the Ministry of Education) in this country hut on balance the effect is similar.