December 03, 2012

Dear Parents,

I wish to thank you and your daughters for the contributions received through the donation sheets. We have received $96,000 so far. I urge the students who have outstanding donation sheets to kindly submit these forms to their Form teachers before school closes. This money will be used to supplement the Ministry''s contribution to our school.

Co-curricular Activities

This term was full of activities. We participated in the Tidal Wave Swimming competition and the Emancipation Support Committee''s African History Quiz in which our team placed third. The school was represented at the Youth Parliament again this year. Our students, Michelle Roopnarine and Arifa Satnarine, were the Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment and Water Resources respectively. These two students, along with Onilaja Ogunsanwo and Bibitayo Fagbola, also participated in the inaugural debate of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago and won the second prize.

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Our students also participated in the Integrity Commission''s Competition (The Do Right Champions) and were awarded prizes for 2011-2012. Kaila Davis placed first in the short story competition, Rebecca Rampaul and Ivana Jarvis placed 3rd in the poetry category. Students of Form 2M placed 3rd in the Drama Division.

In addition, Kaila Davis placed 3rd in Arrive Alive''s Road Wise Competition. In the Foreign Affairs Essay Competition, De Lisa Paul placed 7th overall.

The Upper 6 Economics class participated in the University of the West Indies, Department of Economics Conference on the Economy (COTE) Essay Writing Competition 2012 and SJC made a clean sweep with Kadesha Meade, Kayla Pirali and Onilaja Ogunsanwo placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd , respectively.

We had our annual in-house Poetry competition, and Divali competition. Our main focus this term though was on the production, Once on this Island'' which was an exhilarating experience for the girls.


Your daughters will be receiving their reports based on continuous assessment throughout the term. Reports will be distributed on Friday, December 14, 2012. Parents, you are asked to sign the enclosed slip stating that you have seen the report. This slip must be returned to the Form Teacher during the first week of school in the new term.

Song and Dance

The Captains and Vice Captains are busy preparing for our annual Song and Dance competition which will be held in the school auditorium on Thursday, December 13, 2012. I wish to thank parents, supporters and members of the community for assisting the students with musical accompaniment, choreography and most importantly, their time and talent.

Last week activities

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Classes will be held during the morning period, that is, the first five periods. Rehearsals for the Song and Dance will take place after lunch,

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Song and Dance Competition

Friday 14, December 2012

  • Class Parties
  • Carol Service 11:00 a.m.
  • Dismissal at 1:45 p.m.

Please note that school will be dismissed at 11:35 am on Friday, December 07, 2012. This is to facilitate our Staff Christmas Lunch. Parents are asked to collect their children promptly.

We are in the season of Christmas and it is our custom to include you in a Novena of Masses offered at Mt. St. Benedict.

May I remind parents that it is so important to remind your children about the true meaning of Christmas. I take this opportunity, on behalf of the staff, to wish you and your family a happy and holy Christmas. May the Light of the world continue to shine in our lives.


Yours sincerely,


Dinna M. Bainey

Principal (Secondary)