2023 - 2024

Our students never cease to amaze! A big congratulations to Amara Urquhart who was honoured in the top 10 Junior Athletes in Trinidad and Tobago at the FCB Sportswoman of the Year ceremony. Amara is a champion badminton player who has represented, and won gold for Trinidad and Tobago at regional tournaments. Continue to do well Amara and we wish you every success! 

 SJC Form 5 Natural Sciences class and CIC Form 5 Spanish class with Ms. Roxanne Ali and Mrs. Candice Roach-Hanooman.

Valuable Exam Prep!

For over 5 years, the Form 5 Spanish classes from CIC and SJC PoS have gotten together to converse in Spanish before their CSEC oral exams.

This activity serves to allow the students to practice asking or answering questions in Spanish and helps to alleviate the anxiety of the oral exam. 

Not only is this an educational opportunity for these neighbouring schools,  it is also a lot of fun!

Special thanks to Mrs. Candice Roach-Hanooman and Ms. Roxanne Ali who organise these session.

Relay Fest 2024

Our school was well represented at the 2024 Relay Fest. The girls did us proud and tied for 6th  overall in the female category.  Well done to our athletes! Full list of results below.

Students who participated in the Relay Fest being recognized at school during our bi-weekly school assemblies. At podium are Ms. Derry-Harry and Imani Bishop who are both instrumental in organising attendance in numerous track meets.

Girl's Under 15: 4x400m : 1st /5 teams  4:59.21  Eden Chee-Wah, Isabella Camacho, Hailey Ann Josa and Leah de Freitas

Girl's Under 17 4x400m: 5th /16 teams in prelims  4:59.81 and 5th in finals time of 4:50.20 Arya Siewrattan, Alexia Pouthier, Aimee Gray and Jordan Fitzpatrick

Girl's Under 15 4x100m 11th /18 teams  1:06.25 Lucy Felix, London Marie-Millien, Zahra Thomas and Xara-Marie Campbell

Girl's Under 17 4x100m 15th/31 teams  58.93 Adanna Edwards, Kaiya Mollenthiel, Aimee Gray and Jordan Fitzpatrick

Girl's 17+ 4x100m 29th/32 teams  1:06.24 Leeann Wallace, Alysa Romain-Timothy, Sian Rigaud and Destiny Allen

Girl's Under 15 4x200m 3rd/10 teams  2:05.78 Eden Chee-Wah, Isabella Camacho, Hailey Ann Josa and Leah de Freitas

Girl's Under 17 4X200M 14th/16 teams  2:14.05 Adanna Edwards, Raenisha Roberts, Nenriki Lai Leung and Krista Charles

Girl's 17+  4X200M 9th/ 11 teams 2:05.32 Julianne Solomon, Imani Bishop, Khiara Benjamin-Roach and Chelsea Fuller


Congratulations to Holy Trinity House as the overall winners of our annual sports day!

Holy Trinity House  also placed first in the Cheerleading Competition while St. Xavier's House came first in the march-past. A job well done to all captains as all houses did spectacular jobs. 

Following these competitions, students showed up to represent their houses in various track events and other novelty races. It was a day of great fun and camaraderie amongst students and teachers alike. 

For a look at all the day's activities, click to see our Sports Day 2024 slideshow.

Awards Ceremony 2024

On January 5, we gathered in our school chapel to celebrate our students who excelled during the last academic year. Awards were presented to students for their success in academic fields, service to the school, outstanding performance in sport, for achievement in the arts and for their fine personal qualities. 

2 Upper Six students received an Award of Achievement, Nicollette Shallow and Zia Romany, for achieving 5 ones at the CAPE II level. Alexandria Bailey and Julia Lee King each received Awards of Merit with Honours while Annalisse Silva received an Award of Merit with Distinction. Kristina Barcant received an Award of Merit with Honours while Sonia Babani and Kayleigh Forde received an Award of Merit with Distinction based on their performance at the CSEC exam. 

Special awards were presented to Julia Lee King, the top CAPE Unit I student and Sonia Banani as the top CSEC student. Our former head girl, Isabelle d'Abadie was the top CAPE Unit II student, and the Top CAPE Humanities Student in the Caribbean for 2023. Isabelle also received the Past Pupils Association Trophy.

Cultural awards were presented to Nicolette Shallow, Catherine Alexander, and Rochelle Cooper who excelled in Choir, Music and Art respectively.

Long service awards were presented to our dedicated ancillary staff who have served the school for several years.

It was a joy to have our chapel filled with specially invited guests, past and present members of staff, parents and students to celebrate our hardworking and talented students and a fantastic way to begin the school term!

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SJC POS Triple Threat Triumphs

Competitive 16 +

2nd - Charlotte Bayne 

3rd - Arya Siewrattan

Competitive 13 and under

1st - Isabella Camacho

2nd - Leah De Freitas

Non-competative 16+

2nd - Sophia Samaroo

3rd - Peta Elena Brown

Congratulations go out to all our SJC POS Triathletes on their performance at the recent TTTF Duathlon on Sunday 29 October, 2023 at the eTecK Park, Tamana InTech Park, Wallerfield. 

Before the 2023 School Series Duathlon began, the team was awarded a plaque by the TTTF for the 2022 to 2023 Top Performing All Girls' Secondary School.    The girls were commended by many for their dedication, team spirit, club culture, and championing the movement for girls in sport.  

Non-competative 14 - 15

3rd - Ella-Marie Young

Non-competative 13 and Under

1st - Hailey Josa

2nd - Zahra Thomas

3rd - Baile Zhang

All Girls Relay Duathlon 

1st - Leah De Freitas & Alexia Pouthier

2nd - Zara Nicholls & Jhazara Williams

3rd - Cayleigh Bharath & Sophia Samaroo

Amazing Amara!

Amara Urquhart, right, retuns the shuttle as girls U-17 doubles teammate T'Shelle Barnes looks on during the Carebaco junior tournament, at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua.Photo & caption taken from Trinidad & Tobago Newsday

Amara has been in participating in badminton since the age of 6 and has represented Trinidad and Tobago in several PANAM and Caribbean  tournaments hosted in many countries form Canada, Aruba, Suriname, Jamaica, Barbados and Peru to name a few and  with huge success.

This year, 2023, she was elected to participate in a workshop in July in Peru.

On return she represented Trinidad and Tobago in the Annual CAREBACO badminton tournament where she grabbed the gold in her individual game for under 17, a feat that has not been done in the girls category for that age group in a long while (in fact they are having difficulty to confirm if it ever did.). She also procured a gold and silver in her doubles and mixed categories respectively.

Amara is currently ranked number 1 in her age group and no. 2 in the women's seniors in Trinidad and Tobago. As such she has been remanded to take part in a play off by the National Olympic Committee  of T and T to represent the nation in the PANAM games in Chile.

She was asked to represent the country in Washington next month in the World Juniors Championship, Suriname Opens and Canada Opens all later this year. Having achieved these, she will then hold an international world rank in the senior category.

We congratulate the following students who were successful in attaining National Bursary for 2021-2022

National Bursaries 2021 – 2022

1.      Letisha Carimbocas

2.      Daniella De Souza

3.      Netayna Dick

4.      Mia Douglas

5.      Jayda-Marie Garrawy

6.      Brianna Gosine

7.      Jade Lalla

8.      Quashelle Mayers

9.      Chelsea Mc Comie

10.   Faith Williams

11.   Lael Williams

12.   Maya Williamson

13.   Sydney Wilson

We would also like to congratulate Nicolette Shallow who was the recipient of the Lord Northfield Scholarship from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. This scholarship is given to Caribbean students particularly from territories comprising the former British West Indies. It covers full tuition fees for overseas students and a personal allowance, including travel expenses.

We also congratulate Isabelle D’Abadie who was awarded a Big Think Scholarship from the University of Bristol.

Fantastic Footballers!

Our footballers have started off the season really well.  Our U-15 team triumphed over Holy Name Convent, 7 - 0 on Friday 15th September. The U-19 team also displayed tremendous skill in defeating Tranquility on Thursday 21st September with a score of 15 - 1.  Well done girls!

Photos by Kevin Huggins

Giving of our Time

Our Form 5s were presented with an award of appreciation from the Prison Fellowship Trinidad and Tobago. This outreach activity is led by our Form 5 dean, Mrs. Khan-Lee Wen. This group has been faithfully giving their time for over 10 years. Their service is greatly appreciated. 

This is a reminder to us all to continue giving our time to help all those in need.

Our school principal, Mrs. A. Pounder presenting the award to Mrs. Y. Khan-Lee Wen, our dean of Form 5. 

Back to School

Mrs. Riley-Richardson in the midst of conducting the workshop with two actors.

In the first week of school, past students, Dr. Joni Lee Pow and Mrs. Akilah Riley-Richardson gave of their time to give back to the students of St. Joseph's Convent Port of Spain.

Dr. Lee Pow, UWI Lecturer and Psychologist gave a talk to the Form 5 and Lower 6 students on how to study effectively and how the brain encodes information. 

Mrs. Akilah Riley-Richardson, USC Lecturer and Therapist carried out an interactive Leadership workshop with the Upper 6 Student Body.

Dr. Joni Lee Pow presenting to the upper school on effective study habits. 

Art by Allysia

Over the vacation, our Form 5 student, Allysia Whitehall, won the TATT Road Safety competition in her category.

She also won the CTS College We Are the World Art and Craft Competition in two categories.

Fantastic work Allysia!


Well done to all our athletes who participated in the 2023 CARIFTA TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Congrats to:

Going the distance!

Congrats to our student Aimee who recently took part in two events: Venture Credit Union 5K and the Chinatown 7k! In the 5K, Aimee finished 12th in her age group (52 out of 374 overall), clocking a time of 34.03 seconds. She finished 5th in age group (428th out of 1390 participants) at the 7K event. 

Well done Aimee!