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The Joomla Core Team and Working Group members are volunteer developers, designers, administrators and managers who have worked together to take Joomla! to new heights in its relatively short life. Joomla! has some wonderfully talented people taking Open Source concepts to the forefront of industry standards. Joomla! 1.5 is a major leap forward and represents the most exciting Joomla! release in the history of the project.

The Jamaica Teaching  Council in collaboration with G.C.Foster College of Physical Education and Sport welcomed over twenty four (24) teachers an In-service  Teacher Training Certification program geared towards primary school teachers from grades 1-3. This program was  structured around helping these teachers to further develop their skills in the teaching of Physical Education using an integrated approach.
The course which lasted for two weeks (60 hours),was well attended and covered areas such as Movement Education, Dance and Games. The responses during and after the course was quite overwhelming as participants were able to share and learn from each other, as well as discovering new and innovative ways of teaching physical education at the primary level.
At the end of the course certificates were awarded to each person who participated in the program. Presentations were done by: Mr. Edward Shakes and Ms. Thelma Samuels; Principal and Vice Principal respectively.

The Joomla! team has millions of good reasons to be smiling about the Joomla! 1.5. In its current incarnation, it's had millions of downloads, taking it to an unprecedented level of popularity. The new code base is almost an entire re-factor of the old code base. The user experience is still extremely slick but for developers the API is a dream. A proper framework for real PHP architects seeking the best of the best.

If you're a former Mambo User or a 1.0 series Joomla! User, 1.5 is the future of CMSs for a number of reasons. It's more powerful, more flexible, more secure, and intuitive. Our developers and interface designers have worked countless hours to make this the most exciting release in the content management system sphere.

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