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Gayle Allick-Solomon shared her career journey and story of resilience with our Form 6s on March 1st 2022.


SJCPOS PPA CAREER DAYS

The SJC POS Past Pupils’ Association organized career sessions with enthusiastic support from our alumni. They were held on March 1st and April 29th with students from Forms 3 to 6.

Our future leaders were encouraged to be authentic in the paths they choose and challenged to remain curious. Our dynamic speakers shared stories of resilience through the challenges of making ends meet at university to failed business ventures. In addition, advice on how to navigate situations in the workplace that are unique to women was shared. Our students were also quite interactive and asked insightful questions to make for even more interesting dialogue.

We extend gratitude to our speakers who came from a variety of professions - all proud SJC past pupils willing to support our school community and strengthen our SJC legacy.

*Gayle Allick-Solomon - Attorney-at Law - Graduating Class 1996 A Levels

* Chelsae-Marie Lee Kong – Chef - Graduating Class 2011 O’ Levels

* Elizabeth Horton-Atherley – Process Engineer - Graduating Class 1998 A Levels

* Luanna Rahman – Actuary – Graduating Class 1997 A Levels

* Colin Mitchell – Entrepreneur – Graduating Class 1994 A Levels

* Akilah Riley-Richardson – Clinical Trauma Professional & Relational Life Therapist - Graduating Class 2002 A Levels

* Dr. Marissa Moses – Research Scientist - Graduating Class 1996 A Levels


Chelsae-Marie Lee Kong shared how she honed her passion into a successful career as a Chef.


Akilah Riley-Richardson received a token of gratitude after her talk highlighting the importance of Authenticity, Attunement, Alignment and Abundance in our lives.

Elizabeth Horton-Atherley is very passionate about females working in STEM. She said: “As females, supporting each other and creating a strong network through relationship building, helps us to have very fulfilling STEM related careers."

Luana Rahman shared how she made a career out of her love for Mathematics and problem solving by delving into the field of Actuarial Science.


Dr. Marissa Moses shared her wisdom gained as a Research Scientist in her field of focus - our world famous cocoa.

Colin Mitchell represented the SJC male alumni. He encouraged the students to "always look up when you fall."

SJCPOS Future Tech Stars

25 Form 3 Students have embarked on a 20-week virtual course curated by the Society of Women Coders. It is an initiative of the parent company of Cable & Wireless Communications / Flow Trinidad, Liberty Latin America. Mrs. Simone Martin-Šulgan, the Vice President/General Manager and past pupil of the school gave a motivational speech to the students about women in leadership. She also congratulated them on their participation.

Convent Girls Shine in Sports

Upper 6 student, Chloé Walcott, has represented Trinidad and Tobago in squash for the past 8 years. She is currently preparing for the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) in the Annual 8 nation tournament in Guyana in July 2022, as well as the Senior CASA in August 2022 in Jamaica.

Football

A number of our students have been selected to Under - 17 National Football Team to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming CONCACAF Championship in the Dominican Republic. This Championship is a qualifier for the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in October.

We congratulate you

Alexandra Ennals - 3L

Emily Nanton - 4 Earth Sci.

Hannah Vieira - 4 H&S

Photo taken from Facebook

Track and Field

Kayleigh Forde captured the silver medal at the 2022 Junior CARIFTA Games in the Under 17 1500m in Jamaica over the Easter weekend. Well done Kayleigh!

Tennis

14 year old Jordane Dookie (3L) has moved up into the 18 & under age bracket in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tournaments. She reached the quarterfinals in both the Singles and Doubles in the ITF Junior Tournament in Guadeloupe over the Easter vacation.

Photo taken from the Trinidad Express

https://trinidadexpress.com/sports/regional/dookie-back-on-court/article_f94606c6-b2d9-11ec-b040-73d3766afa1e.html

Gabriella Prince (2M) took part in the Central America and the Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC) Under 14 tournament in Barbados in April. She was successful in securing the Girls' Doubles Trophy with Brianna Harricharan. Gabriella was also voted the Most Promising Female Player of the tournament.

For more information, click on the following link:

https://trinidadexpress.com/sports/local/double-gold-for-kale/article_ea4244b0-c29b-11ec-8c6d-bfa558b704fb.html

St. Vincent de Paul Lenten Almsgiving

On Sunday 10th April 2022, the school’s St. Vincent de Paul club distributed 10 hampers as a Lenten almsgiving act. The donations were collected from students. They were given to two homes: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Rigsby Pius Charles Home for the Aged and the Belcon Elderly Home, both in Arima. They were happy to receive them.

Waste Wise Club's Garden Event

Photos taken by: Analisa Akan, Ashleigh John and
Ms. M. Huggins

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn

Sunny skies and passionate enthusiasm saturated Waste Wise’s Garden Event 2022. Members took pleasure in bordering SJC’s historic tree with lively succulents as well as planting angiosperms around the school compound.

It was a joyous and therapeutic occasion propelled by the deep-rooted goal of making our school and communities more environmentally conscious.


Child Right Ambassadors

Aimee Gray

Taiis Yearwood

Aimee Gray (1N) and Taiis Yearwood (5 Natural Sciences) received their prizes as Top Ten Finalists in the 2021 Child Rights Ambassador Program on Thursday 23rd March, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister Gender and Child Affairs Division. Great job Aimee and Taiis!

Photos taken from: Child Rights Ambassador TT Facebook page


Kayleigh for Carifta!

Form 4 student, Kayleigh Forde, qualified for the Carifta games in the Under 17 girls 800M race beating the required time by more than 2 seconds to win in 2:22.42. She also improved her qualifying time in the 1500M with a time of 5:01.84. She heads off to Jamaica with the national team on April 14th to compete at the Carifta games on Easter weekend. Good luck Kayleigh!

We also commend our Form 3 student, Zara Nicholls who placed second in the same race.

School Activities

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent, students and staff partake in reflecting on the Stations of the Cross in the Chapel.

Last week of the Term

Jumping for joy!

SJC Fitness Challenge - St. Joseph's Day Fun Day

Students enjoyed themselves tremendously at the Fun day Fitness fundraiser on Saturday 19th March. The exercise, the fun, the open space, all contributed to the enjoyment. Thanks to the Parent Support Group for organising.

Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners!

Justine Le Blanc Business Studies Open

Renée Blanc Creative and Performance Studies Open

Zoë Gonsalves Environmental Studies Open

Emma Hardy Creative and Performance Studies Additional

Arianne-Marie Rocke Environmental Studies Additional

Charlotte Camacho Natural Sciences Additional

We are proud of all our students who have done well in their external exams in these challenging times.


How to Sign Up 2022 (1).pdf
SJC Fun Day.mp4

SJC Fitness Fundraiser Challenge is on!

Step 1: Pay $185 online/at SJC Store/School Office and register on https://www.ticketbae.com/sjcpos2022

Step 2: Send payment confirmation and get code from class rep or for Form 6s/others sjcclassrepcoordinator@gmail.com

Step 3: Register on https://www.ticketbae.com/sjcpos2022

The SJC Fitness Fundraiser Challenge is on for the whole month of March!

Organize your small groups for a live/virtual hike/run/walk/bike/yoga/zumba...for all ages and fitness levels. Wear your house t-shirts and post your pics!

Saturday 19th March is St. Joseph’s Day House Fun at the SJC Grounds, Federation Park, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. SJC branded picnic baskets, caps and other SJC swag will be available for purchase.

We need contributions of food/snacks to be sold on the day, sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4DAFAB2FA0FF2-stjosephs

Covid-19 and social distancing protocols WILL be in effect.

Our goal: 600 participants to raise or exceed $111,000! That’s a BIG number so we need students to sign up with family & friends (local and foreign!) to achieve our fundraising goal! E.g. your entire fitness/gym crew or club can register! Opportunity to win prizes! Thank you for your support!


Congratulations to Jada-Marie Alleyne!

On Saturday 5th March, 2022, Jada-Marie Alleyne of Upper Six Natural Sciences attended the 2021 SANFEST Award Ceremony where she received three trophies, three medals and three certificates of excellence for her performance in the categories of Storytelling, Monologue and One Act Play and an additional medal for participation in the category of Creative Writing. We are proud of Jada-Marie.



Photo taken from LoopTT news from the Trinidad and Tobago Tennis Association.

Congratulations to our dynamic tennis duo!

We congratulate Jordane Dookie and Cameron Wong again for their spectacular representation of Trinidad and Tobago! They competed in the pre-qualifying tournament for the Junior Billie Jean King Cup in the Dominican Republic where they helped T&T finish 5th.


SJC Triathletes back at it!

Our Triathlon Team led by Captain, Amy Pounder, participated in a one lap around the savannah event hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Triathlon Federation. Their coach is Mr. Tian Watson.

Congratulations to all our students who placed on the CXC Regional Merit List for the

2021 CSEC and CAPE Examinations!

We congratulate Zoë Gonsalves, the Most Outstanding CAPE Candidate in Environmental Science for the 2021 CXC examinations!


Merit Lists 2022.pdf

Congratulations again to Jordane Dookie and Cameron Wong!

Jordane and Cameron were successful in the tennis trials for the Junior Billie Jean King Cup and will represent Trinidad and Tobago in the Dominican Republic in March. Good luck Jordane and Cameron! You have made our school proud.

Congratulations to all students who have been selected for the final trials of the Junior National Football Teams!

Best of luck to all our students who have been selected!

Under 17

Mikaela Yearwood (2N) - Goalkeeper

Alexandra Ennals (3N) - Goalkeeper

Emily Nanton (4 Earth Sci)

Hannah Vieira (4 H&S)


Under 20

Isabella Lopez (U6 Earth Sci)

Congratulations to all students who won prizes in the Wired 868 Competition!

We are proud of all our students who participated in the writing competion. We especially congratulate the following students who won prizes.

GROUP I: CATEGORY 16-18

2nd place: Ogechi UCHE NWEZE (5 H&S) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Click HERE to read

Shortlisted writers:

Kadar MOHAMMED (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Click HERE to read

Best plot twist: Kadar MOHAMMED (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain)

GROUP II: CATEGORY 11-15


2nd place: Kassidy GAULTEAU (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Earl Lovelace (Click HERE to read)


Best on national icon: Kassidy GAULTEAU (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Earl Lovelace

Best story on artist: Surayya CARRINGTON (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Shalini Seereeram - (Click HERE to read)


Shortlisted writers:

Jalisa CHARLES (1L) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Destra Garcia (Click HERE to read)

Surayya CARRINGTON (3N) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — Shalini Seereeram


Honourable mention:

Jael REYES (2M) (St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain) — My mom


Click here for the story on the winners: Wired868’s Write Start National Essay Contest Winners




Congratulations to Aimee Gray and Taiis Yearwood!

We are proud of our Form 1 student, Aimee Gray and Form 5 student, Taiis Yearwood who are finalists in the Child Rights Ambassador TT Programme. You can check the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/childrightsamb

You can vote and support them by following the instructions below and clicking on the following links.

To vote for your favourite Child Rights Ambassador, simply follow @ChildRightsAmb on Facebook and Instagram and like and share their video and graphic submission by Wednesday 17th November, 2021. The most shared and liked Ambassador will win the People’s Choice Award! You will need to sign into your Facebook or Instagram account.

Aimee Gray:
Graphic Submission:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CWHE4yYvnDH/ or https://www.facebook.com/childrightsamb/posts/259518422887408

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWHE1MkjUf1/ or

https://www.facebook.com/childrightsamb/posts/260688736103710


Taiis Yearwood:

Graphic Submission: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWG_KL1vYW5/ or https://www.facebook.com/childrightsamb/posts/259496146222969

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWG_DZaDmQq/ or https://www.facebook.com/childrightsamb/posts/259495659556351


Photo taken from The Trinidad Express.


Congratulations to Aalisha Alexis!

We are proud of our Lower 6 student, Aalisha Alexis who won the inaugural UTR Trinidad Open Tennis Tournament on Sunday 17th October 2021. Keep up the great work Aalisha!

For more information on her recent accomplishments, please see the link below:

https://trinidadexpress.com/sports/local/alexis-shamsi-are-utr-champs/article_c0f87b82-3070-11ec-9df6-efc018b4e81e.html

Photo taken from The Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago from a tournament earlier this year.

(L-R) Jordane and Cameron

Congratulations to

Jordane Dookie and Cameron Wong!

We are proud of our two Form 3 students, Jordane Dookie and Cameron Wong who have represented our country well over the last few months. A few months ago, Cameron ranked No. 1 in Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation (COTECC) and Jordan moved up to No.4 in the COTECC rankings. As a result of their excellent results in several tournaments in June-August, Jordane and Cameron were selected to participate in the COTECC Under-14 Masters Tournament. They are the first players from Trinidad and Tobago to compete in this prestigious tournament. Jordane and Cameron finished sixth and seventh respectively at the COTECC Masters which concluded in Acapulco, Mexico on Thursday 7th October. Great job girls!

For more information on their recent accomplishments, please see the links below:

https://newsday.co.tt/2021/10/08/jordane-dookie-fifth-in-itf-cotecc-tennis/

https://newsday.co.tt/2021/09/28/cameron-wong-wins-us-tennis-association-girls-u14-singles-title-2/

Prime Minister's Visit to St. Joseph's Convent Port-of Spain

The Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, the Minister of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadsby- Dolly, the Minister in the Ministry of Education, Lisa Morris-Julian and a team from the Ministry of Education visited our school on Monday 4th October 2021. It was the first day for the return of our Upper 6s to in-person school.

OUR SCHOOL

School Ring

We are a medium sized, Roman Catholic secondary school; the oldest in Trinidad and Tobago, but our learners’ exceptional academic results reflect our commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. In addition, our students are encouraged to take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities and have distinguished themselves, our school. our country and our region in the areas of community service, sport and the creative and performing arts.

Rooted in tradition and faith, we offer students a vibrant environment that enriches character and inspires a lifelong passion for learning and personal excellence, while providing them with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to become confident, passionate, strong young women (and men) prepared to play leading roles in their community and the world.

In 2011, our school proudly celebrated its 175th anniversary, but we are happy to be able to use new technologies to improve the psychological, social and academic outcomes for our learners and to communicate with our entire learning community. We particularly wish to encourage our parents and alumni to use the opportunities available to keep in touch with us.

As you browse this site, you will see our learners - engaged and enthusiastic, compassionate and caring, articulate and ambitious and you'll discover what it truly means to be a Convent girl!

EVENTS

We held our Annual Carnival celebrations on February 21st, 2020. Click image above for more details!

We held our annual Sports Day on February 07th, 2020. Click image above to view more details!

We held our annual Awards Ceremony for 2020 in the School's Chapel. Click above for more details!

Click image to view the list of full Scholarship results for 2019.

CALENDAR

The SJCPOS learning community is connected on Edmodo - our secure and private micro-blogging platform, built around closed group collaboration, so only our students can join groups using a secret code provided by their teacher. This makes it easy for teachers, students and parents to stay connected and share information even while away from the classroom. Each student will receive a log in code and then set their own personal password. Parents will also receive a unique log in code, so that you may communicate privately with our teachers and administrators. You can even use EdmodoMobile so we can stay connected on the go!