2009: Naparima College tops TT boys' schools
"a fabulous year!"
"Naparima College and Naparima Girls' High School won 51 of the 270 scholarships offered by the TT government, including nine open scholarships each. San Fernando's Naparima College topped the boys' schools.
Presbyterian-heritage schools won 98 out of the 270 scholarships which have been awarded by the Government.
'This was our best performance ever. We have hovered around the 32 percent mark for years and we have finally broken that barrier. It is a landmark achievement for our principals, teachers, students and parents and a great cause for celebrations,' chairman of the Presbyterian Secondary Schools Board of Education, Hatim Gardner, said.
He credited the success to the holistic approach taken at the schools. 'We ensure participation in everything from drama and dance to sport, we don?t focus on the scholarships they are just by the way,' he said.
The Naparima family of schools: Hillview College, Iere High School, Naparima College, Naparima Girls High School, and St Augustine Girls High School earned 38 percent of all of the 2009 scholarships." -Newsday
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!!
a Letter from Fayad
~ Live from Naparima Hill ~
I didn't get much time to crow about the TT Island Scholarships. There are usually 8 open scholarships in each category (for study in any part of the World, all expenses paid).
Naparima, in the arena of Mathematics (Maths, Applied Maths and Physics) got 4 open and one additional. The class consisted of only 7 students. Wow!
In the Sciences, (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology), we won 5 open and 9 additional. One in Business and one in Environmental studies gave a total of 21, which calculates to about 10% of that offered by the government. T'was a fabulous year.
On Tuesday of this week it was announced that Naps won the President's Silver Medal for 1st place at O-levels, via Ryan Lalloo (a Rio Claro boy). Lalloo's older brother won an open Maths schol this year at Naps. Great year for the family. (This used to be called the Jerningham Silver). About five years ago, another Silver Medal was attained by Jonathan Baboolal who went on to obtain a Science open schol two years later.