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Principal

Ms. Patsy-Ann Rudder

 

Vice Principal

Mrs. Ingrid Govia

Heads of Departments

Ms. Jennifer Wood - English
Mrs. Deborah Simon - Business
Mrs. Ferial Khan - Science
Mrs. Camille Bradshaw-Pierre - Modern Studies
Ms. Dawn Francis - Foreign Languages
Ms. Bernadette Cunin - Visual and Performing Arts

Deans

Ms. Lisa Gomes - Form I
Ms. Granderson - Forms II and III
Ms. Cunin - Forms IV and V
Mrs. Winzy Adams-Fanfare, Form VI

Enrolment

Approximately 735 students

School Year

39 weeks from September to July

Our Mission

To provide quality education, building on the Anstey tradition of imparting knowledge,
skills and values.

 

Our Vision

The Bishop Anstey High School is a rigorous, yet stimulating and supportive learning environment for our students.

The Bishop Anstey High School empowers every student to achieve harmony through the full development of her intellectual, spiritual and physical potential.

The Bishop Anstey High School produces women capable of managing and leading change, dedicated to community service, and representing the model of good citizenship.

Core Values For Students

Spirituality
Loyalty to school and country
Integrity
Commitment
Respect for all

 

 

Core Values For Staff Members

Commitment
Integrity
Professionalism

We, the students of The Bishop Anstey High School, want to grow into the best persons that we can be, by the full development of our academic, personal, emotional, spiritual, social, interpersonal and physical skills.

When we leave BAHS,
we hope to be:

confident - assertive - disciplined - well rounded - articulate - well qualified - caring - resourceful - sincere - friendly - mature - adaptable - motivated - sensitive - reliable - organized - creative - academically successful - service oriented.

When we leave BAHS,
we hope to have:

Initiative - integrity - a good sense of values - a good sense of humour - a strong spiritual base - community spirit - left the School in some way better than we found it.

We look forward, with confidence, to becoming young women who:

- are prepared for leadership in a rapidly changing world;
- have a contribution to make to the betterment of our world;
- accept responsibility for our own welfare and wellness;
- are ready to make a successful transition into the next phase of our education or into the world of work;
- understanding fully our motto "Non Sine Pulvere Palmam" and our debt of gratitude to our School.

Average Student Tenure

Ordinary Level: 5 years, Forms I - V
CSEC Examinations (Form V)

Advanced Level: 7 years, Forms I - VI
CAPE Examinations (Form VI)

 

Admission into The Bishop Anstey High School

Students enter Form I on the basis of their grades from the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, which is organized and adjudicated by the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination is used to facilitate the placement of students in Secondary Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago. The SEA comprises three papers in the subjects of Creative Writing, Mathematics, and Language Arts. It covers the national curriculum for Primary-level education with a focus on Standards 3-5.
(Source: Ministry of Education of Trinidad & Tobago)

Incoming students are divided into three (3) classes according to the alphabetical order of their surnames. We do not stream our students by ability at any stage of their attendance at our School.
In adherence to the Ministry of Education's Requirements, The Bishop Anstey High School follows the Secondary Education Modernisation Programme (SEMP) Curriculum from Forms 1 to 3.

During their fourth and fifth years, students follow the CSEC syllabus in preparation for the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and University of Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level exams in various subjects, along with a compulsory core of English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.

Constraints of space and staffing limit our intake of students into the Sixth Form (Lower VI and Upper VI) to two (2) classes totaling approximately 60-70 students. As a result, entry into the Sixth form is highly competitive, and is based in part on academic qualifications (students' CXC results and teachers' assessments of their intellectual promise), attendance records, overall conduct, and involvement in school activities.

Our Sixth form students follow an intense and rigorous syllabus in preparation for the Advanced Level CAPE and University of Cambridge GCE exams.

A Typical Day at The Bishop Anstey High School

 

7:45am: First Bell rings: students go to their classes and proceed to Hall for Assembly
7:55am: Late Bell rings: Assembly in the Hall
8:10am: Registration by Form Teacher in class
8:25am: Period 1 [each period lasts 55-60 minutes]
9.20am: Period 2

10:20am: BREAK

10:35am: Period 3

11:35am: LUNCH

12:30pm: Warning Bell for end of Lunch
12:35pm: Afternoon Registration
12:45pm: Period 4
1:40pm: Period 5
2:35pm: Notices, Prayers, Dismissal

Our School Houses

Cerro Aripo [Green]
Chancellor [Red]
Cumberland [Orange]
El Tucuche [Purple]
Tamana [Black]
Trinity [Blue]

The Bishop Anstey High School Houses

The Bishop Anstey High School student body is divided into six groups or houses (see our highlight on the left).

They are named after the main mountains in Trinidad and Tobago, and they represent the peaks of achievement to which our students aspire.

 

Each House has a Captain and Prefects, and is assisted by a teacher. We encourage our students to join various House activities; these include competitive sports, our Annual Bazaar, and Carnival activities.

 

The House system provides worthwhile opportunities for our students to interact across different year groups, to be involved in various extra-curricular activities, and to gain invaluable leadership training. We ask students to become active House members and to wear their House badge [available at the school office] with pride.

Music

 

The Bishop Anstey High School is well known for its musical achievements. Over the years, we have had several very successful choirs and individuals, at both junior and senior levels, who sing folk, traditional and religious songs and calypsoes.

 

In 2001, we enjoyed many outstanding successes at the National Music Festival, winning the T.M.A. Shield for Champion School Choir, the Marionettes' Cup for Best Choir and the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy for the best School Choir, together with many winners in individual and duet classes, both singing and instrumental.

 

Whenever possible, we actively encourage our more experienced musicians to assist those who are starting to sing or to play an instrument. In addition, music appreciation and the teaching of musical skills are included in the formal music lessons.

Senior Prefect Body 2013 - 2014

Head Girl - Khalea Robertson, U6
Deputy Head Girl - Celine Singh, U6
Senior Prefect - Daniella Townsend, L6C
Sports Captain - Shari Parsons, L6B

Prefect Body 2013-2014

Ria Bally, 1A
Sierra Caraballo Young, 1B
Chantal Hamilton, 1C
Shynyce John, 2A
Chelsea Khadoo, 2B
Kemega Smith, 2C
Aniya Clement, 3A
Desiree Edwards, 3B
Danielle Gordon, 3C
Kafrica Timothy, 4A
Khadijah Eversley, 4B
Rizanne Roach-Lucas, 4C
Amanda Skeene, 5A
Chelsea Walker, 5B
Maya Wheeler, 5C
Kadjimah Whittaker, L6A

Other Activities

Space does not permit us to give detailed information on all the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities available. Our students participate in group activities like the President's Award Scheme and the Royal Bank Young Leaders Competition. They also frequently enter art and essay competitions, debating and public speaking contests, the Mathematics Olympiad and quizzes and games organized by the Business community; in all of these, our students have distinguished themselves.

We need your help to further broaden the range of pursuits in which our students may engage themselves. We would warmly welcome any assistance you are willing to offer with any of the current activities or in starting something new in the fields of arts and crafts, Chess, Monopoly and outdoor activities such as hiking.

Church Services

Bishop Anstey High School is an Anglican institution and, as such, we expect our students to play as full a part as possible in the religious life of the School.

Our School Chapel forms the focus of our spiritual life, and is available to individual members of staff, students, and groups for prayer, meditation and quiet reflection.

The Right Revd Claude Berkley, Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago and our School Chaplain, is also a member of our teaching staff. Communion Service, led by The Right Revd Berkley, is held once per term for each year group. He also conducts Confirmation classes and regular Morning Assemblies.

Sports

We give our students the opportunity to participate in such sports as

hockey,
netball,
cricket,
volleyball,
football,
swimming,
karate

Of course, we always welcome assistance from any parents, guardians, alumni or private citizens with regard to student instruction and training in these and other sports.

If you have any experience and/or training in any sports, and you're interested in volunteering a little of your time and/or expertise to help train and empower our students, please contact us at 623-6591.