Simone was awarded an Open Scholarship in the Science Category for her performance in Biology, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies. She obtained Grade I passes, all with distinctions (all A profiles), in all eight of the CAPE Unit I and Unit II courses.
Simone entered Bishop Anstey High School from La Pastora Government Primary School and every year thereafter achieved Academic Awards. She was a top achiever in the CSEC Examinations of 2010 with six Grade 1 Distinctions, one Grade 2 and a B in Additional Mathematics. She also received an award for the Best Performance in CSEC Biology in the school. Simone maintained her high performance pattern in Sixth Form obtaining the Best Performances in Communication Studies (CAPE), Chemistry (school examinations) at the end of her Lower Six year (2011) and the grand finale of the remaining CAPE Examinations at the end of Upper Six in 2012.
This high level performance was skilfully planned and executed by a very determined, goal-oriented young lady who prepared intensely in every single subject area and left nothing to chance. Simone has a passion for finding answers to scientific conundrums which underlies her proactive search to be not only ready for any intellectual challenge, but to be ahead of the game. She applied the same intensity to several extra-curricular interests which include table tennis, lawn tennis, chess, hiking and astronomy. She was a member and President of the school’s Astroclub and frequently participated in the Mathematics Olympiad. By her Sixth Form years, Simone had mastered wise time management – applying the appropriate measure of time to her intellectual and her extra-curricular pursuits. This contributed significantly to her stellar achievement.
Simone has given the entire school community a reason to be proud. She is applying to study Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Guelph in Canada. Congratulations and best wishes from all of us; we will certainly be following the career of this budding young scientist.
Kimberly was awarded an Additional Scholarship in the Science Category for her performance in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, together with Communication and Caribbean Studies. She obtained seven Grade Is, three with distinctions, and one Grade II in these CAPE Unit 1 and Unit 2 courses.
Kimberly entered Bishop Anstey High School from Holy Rosary Preparatory School. Her progression to this point of success was not an easy or predictable one as Kimberly spent many of her years in school battling a debilitating medical condition. At one point it was uncertain if she would be able to do the CXC CSEC Examinations. But Kimberly never gave up. She did quite well in the CSEC Examinations 2010, obtaining four Grade 1s and three Grade 2s. She also got three awards for Best Performances in Literature and English Language. These circumstances built a strength and perseverance into Kimberly’s character which in themselves deserve our highest accolades. She developed great skills in self-motivation and self-learning which eventually helped her to cope exceptionally well with the rigor of work in Sixth Form. As a result, her intellectual development grew exponentially during these two years. She learnt how to capitalize to the maximum her days in school and placed a high value on the teacher- student interaction. She epitomizes strength in the face of adversity, a characteristic worthy of emulation.
Kimberly’s pleasant demeanour and humility endeared her to her teachers. It has been an amazing journey to observe her progress and eventual success.
Kimberly, not surprisingly, has begun her study of Medicine at UWI, Mount Hope. She hopes to be able to help others like herself and we know that her commitment to this next stage of her journey will again, with her perseverance, be successful.
Ariane was awarded an Additional Scholarship in the Science Category for her performance in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, together with the Communication and Caribbean Studies. She obtained seven Grade Is with four distinctions and one Grade II in her CAPE Unit 1 and Unit 2 Examinations.
Ariane joined the Bishop Anstey High School family when she entered Lower Six in 2010 having previously attended Providence Girls Catholic School. She had done excellently at her CSEC Examinations gaining six Grade Is, one Grade II and a B in Additional Mathematics. Initially a little intimidated, she gradually adapted to the new vibrant environment and, as her comfort level grew, she found a niche which encouraged her to develop intellectually and socially.
Ariane proved to be a highly capable and dedicated student who probed deeply, was keenly interested in the whole spectrum of science learning and animatedly participated in class discussions. She developed skills in both maximizing learning from the class sessions and in independent study. Ariane blossomed in this environment, developing strong bonds with her classmates and becoming an intrinsic part of the dynamics of the of the year group.
Ariane has started her studies in Medicine at the UWI, Mona in Jamaica (with six others of the year group for company), on her way to achieving her dream of being a paediatrician.
Tonya Choya came to Bishop Anstey High School from the Montrose Vedic School. She possessed a humble and giving spirit together with a good sense of humour. She was solicitous of others, had a pleasant and helpful nature and was always willing to volunteer when assistance was needed. Thus, Tonya became involved in the Peer Helper Training Program and was especially committed to supporting charities such as the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society. Whether it was weighing out thousands of pins for cancer dollar month, volunteering weekly at Vitas House Cancer Hospice, or helping out at the Society’s annual family day, she could always be depended upon to follow through on her commitment to help.
She developed good relationships with her teachers and did not hesitate to ask for assistance when topics became challenging. As a student with a strong sense of community, Tonya surrounded herself with positive fun-loving friends who were of like mind and had a similar determination to be good citizens and succeed academically.
Tonya achieved academic excellence by exhibiting a strong work ethic and dedication in pursuance of her goals. She was self-motivated, well-organized and, above all, disciplined and never shirked responsibility. From the onset, Tonya established a very high standard for herself. In her form 4 and 5 terms she maintained her good academic standing and earned either Grade I or II in each term within all subject areas. Her purposeful approach enabled her to achieve five distinctions at CSEC which included Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math. At the Advanced level of study she decided to specialize in the area of sciences. Here she discovered her niche and consistently excelled achieving all Grade 1’s which required scores of 80% and above. It was clear to her teachers that Tonya enjoyed her work, was self-motivated, very well-organized and tried to go beyond expectations. Today, she holds a certificate with six distinctions in CAPE Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Communications Studies for which she has been awarded an Additional Science Scholarship.
Jannetta Richardson is the recipient of an Additional Scholarship in Science. As a Bishop Anstey Junior School graduate she showed herself to be a self-motivated, well-organised and, above all, disciplined student. She consistently did well in all of her subjects including the sciences. Throughout her Forms 4 and 5 years she maintained her good academic standing and consistently earned Grade I’s and II”s. This mature attitude to her studies ensured that she did well at the CXC CSEC level where she earned five distinctions two of which were in Chemistry and Physics. Her unrelenting approach towards learning earned her an outstanding seven distinctions in Chemistry, Physics, Pure Math, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies at the advanced level CAPE - an accomplishment for which she was awarded the national scholarship.
Throughout her time at Bishop’s she was involved in the school’s drama club, astronomy club, guitar club as well as the Dragon Boat team. Jannetta is described by many, staff and students alike, as quiet - she says very little and smiles a lot. One should not have been fooled however, because beneath her quiet demeanour is the steely determination to just do what is right and necessary to succeed. In everything that she did, she appeared to do it with a pride and a quiet confidence in her ability.
Jannetta intends to study Aeronautical Engineering and is currently applying to universities in the United States. We wish her all continued success in her chosen field.
Aquila Collymore entered Bishop Anstey High School in September 2005, she came from Cunupia Government Primary School. She found that the transition from primary to secondary was challenging. Her Form One teacher noted that she was a child with much potential on Michaelmas Term report; little did she know how true her words were. Aquila worked steadily throughout her time at BAHS.
In spite of the many distractions which beset many young teens, Aquila had her own personal desires for success. It was in Form Six that we saw Aquila make her greatest efforts. She settled in, worked hard, did extra work and put on her ‘game face’. She was awarded an Additional Scholarship in Business for her exceptional performance. Aquila is currently pursuing a Management Degree at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. We are confident that she will continue to excel in her chosen career.
Renee has had a history of success and academic achievement here at Bishop Anstey high School. She has been able to balance successfully her academic pursuit with that extra of extra curricula activity. It is noteworthy the variety of areas of interest she has had in her seven years. These included Peer Counsellors, Parang, Junior Achievement, Maths Olympiad, Netball and Volleyball. Despite participating in all these, she was still able to perform impressively.
Renee showed remarkable performance in the first term when she entered the Advanced Level class. At a time when most students find it difficult to transition to this level, Renee made the change effortlessly. In spite of a fastidious marking scheme, Renee achieved 98% in the Management of Business End of Term Examination. This level of performance did not wane. When the content became more challenging as well as demanding, she adjusted and increased her efforts. As a testimony to this, Renee was awarded a Certificate for the Best Performance in both Management of Business and Economics.
Renee is truly driven to excel at all her endeavours. It was no surprise when she recently captured a National Scholarship in the Business category, since this was ultimately her goal. Renee approach to her studies prepared her well for this accomplishment. We at Bishop Anstey High School salute Ms. Mc Kain’s achievements and look forward to her future success.
Kelsey Des Vignes entered Bishop Anstey high School in 2005, from Diamond Vale Government Primary School. From the word “GO”, Kelsey displayed dedication, humility and excellence in her academic performance. She received certificates for excellence in academic achievement at the school’s awards ceremonies each year and had the best performance in mathematics and additional mathematics in form 4. She excelled in the CSEC Examinations in 2010, attaining eight Grade I’s and a B in Additional Mathematics. She was awarded the certificate of excellence in O’Level physics and the Modell family Award for overall achievement at CXC.
As Kelsey progressed through Secondary school, she showed herself to be no ordinary student. Her teachers referred to her as a “mathematical genius”, her classmates saw her as an inspiration and the “go to girl”. Kelsey took her Secondary school years by storm. She had a drive, not only for academic excellence but served her school in various capacities. She participated in music, mathematics competitions and sport, just to name a few. It is these distinguishable qualities that led her to appointment as form captain, prefect and house captain.
Kelsey never lost sight of what she wanted to accomplish and the prize that she knew would lie ahead. She maintained that diligence and discipline throughout form 6. At the awards ceremony in Lower 6 she received awards for the top performance in Mathematics and Physics. In 2012, Kelsey sat the CAPE Examinations and excelled with Grade I’s in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Pure Mathematics and Caribbean studies. Her exceptional work ethic resulted in her attaining and Additional National Scholarship in Mathematics.
Kelsey is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science and Dance at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. The school congratulates her and wishes her continued success in her future chosen career.
Our Football Team continues to make us proud. They had an extremely successful season, and are the North Zone 2013 Football
Champions. Some of their victories include:
Secondary Schools Football League
BAHS - Holy Name Convent: 2-0, 2-0
BAHS - Providence Convent: 1-0, 1-1
BAHS - St. Francois Girls: 0-1, 1-0
BAHS - Tranquility Government Secondary: 2-1, 1-0
BAHS - St. Joseph Convent: 3-0 (by default), 2-4
Secondary's School's Intercol
BAHS - El Dorado: 2-0
BAHS - Toco: 0-1
We wish them the best for the upcoming season.
And a special thank you to Ms. Clement for training the students and being dedicated to the team!
The Under 17 team won their game against Mucurapo West Secondary 23-9. The also won their game against St Francois 25-12.
Our swim team received the trophy for the overall winners of the Caribbean Cross Training Novices Swim Meet. Kensie Pascall placed 1st in the competition and Leah Dos Santos placed 2nd. Congratulations to all our girls who participated and those who placed.
Our girls have yet again emerged victorious in volleyball. Their triumphs include:
Winning their match against Success Laventille Secondary on 23rd October, 2012,
Victory against St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain,
Defeating Belmont Secondary by default.
We fought valiantly in the Dragon Boat Competition and proved that we were a force to be reckoned with. Our girls were the
only all-female team in the competition. Nonetheless, this was not a deterrent as they participated in races against
teams that were mainly comprised of male members. Their victories included:
Gold in the Excellent Stores/High Sierra Inter-School Regatta 2013, as seen below.
1st - Bishop Anstey High School 0:54:4 (Inner Lane)
2nd - St. Joseph Convent POS 0:57:1 (Middle Lane)
3rd - Holy Name Convent 0:58:5 (Outer Lane)
We applaud our Dragon Boat team for their hard work and team spirit and look forward to the 2014 races. We are certain that they will have another impressive year!!!
The team of girls who represented the school at the RBC Young Leaders Debate were victorious against St. Mary’s College and Queen’s Royal College on the 17th & 29th of October, 2012 respectively.
Presentation College, Chaguanas was also defeated.
Our girls placed 2nd in the Great Debate and were rewarded a trophy and $6,500.00 in prizes.