Woodbrook Presbyterian Primary

Woodbrook Presbyterian Primary

Additional Info

  • Principal: MS. ANELA TRACEY BRIDGEMAHON
  • Address: 179 Tragarete Road, Port of Spain
  • Contact Information: Phone: 622-5832 / 628-8402
  • Population: Student Population: 100; Teaching Staff:
  • Date Established: 1895
  • Our Mission:
    To nurture and develop within each student a sense of value, purpose, adequate knowledge and skills through cooperative and collaborative efforts to enable them to function effectively in society.
  • Message From Principal:

     

    principalDear Visitor,
    I am truly honoured to be given the opportunity to work at Woodbrook Presbyterian School and serve the student, parent, teacher and community populations. Our dedicated cadre of educators possesses a solid reputation and are praised for their devotion and commitment to the social, emotional, and academic excellence of the students of Woodbrook Presbyterian School. As a staff, we are here to support all of you, by any means necessary, to ensure that all our students  reach their fullest potentials in creating all rounded individuals.  We look forward to working with you, our parents and the members of the community to provide a high-quality education that you all deserve. Presently, we are awaiting the rebuilding of our school and we are momentarily housed at the Woodbrook Presbyterian Church’s Hall. We hope to continue fulfilling the needs of all our charges at the new school soon so that they will be balanced, respectable and caring young individuals. I want to again welcome all of you and thank you for visiting our page. You are free to come and visit us at #4 Fancis Lau Street,Woodbrook or at our new school when it is reopened.

     

     

  • History of School:

     

    In 1895 Woodbrook Presbyterian School began in a very humble way in a rented building close to Laperouse Cemetery. Two years later in 1897, the present site at Pole Carew Road and Tragarete Road was acquired and a new structure was built. Early in 1927 the enrolment was 421.Out of this figure, 143 were East Indians. This building soon became overcrowded and uncomfortable and was replaced by the present structure in the latter part of 1927. Since then it has been renovated several times .Due to the population in Woodbrook at that time the attendance of the school was mostly Non-Indians although the school was originally called the Canadian Mission Indian School. A great percentage of the teachers on staff were Non-Indians, mostly Anglicans. During this period, the school building was used on Sunday for church services. Mr. John  Edward Nehall was the preacher and catechist at the time. Some years later, Rev.Clifford Grant, a Canadian Missionary, assisted by Mr. Patrick Akal, the Head Master , continue to influence the Non-Indians from other denominations to become teachers.
    These teachers had helped to a great extent in the development of the school. The school, which was afterwards known as the Canadian Mission School, excelled academically.
    The talents and abilities of the teachers allowed the school to achieve not only academically, but also in the field of sport, music, singing, public speaking and many others.

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